Sunday, December 28, 2008

Soccer Season

A reminder that Spring Soccer regestration starts 1st January, 09
Go to www.nwhidbeysoccer.org to register and for more details. If you register in the first 15 days you get a little discout.

Have fun

Friday, December 26, 2008

Anyone in need of Batteries?

Radioshack has a great deal on batteries. A 40 pack for $9.99. Both AAA and AA are available but I would not wait to long, they were pretty limited at 8.30 this morning.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Brekky!


Tradition in the Edwards household is that we normally have something easy and quite yummy for Breakfast on Christmas morning. If anyone has ever had Butterbraids you would proberly agree with me that they are REALLY GOOD!

Gingerbread Houses!



Last Wednesday a few of us braved the snowy/ice roads to go to a friends house to make Gingerbread houses. The kids had a great time creating their own!!

Thanks to all for organized and hosted the event

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"White Christmas"


Well the locals here know that we will be celebrating Christmas with a lot of white around us. For you that are far away, accross the Pacific I am so excited to be having this Christmas season in the snow.... I have found a new love with the snow, from the time it is falling to playing in inches and this time a foot of snow. So to all you those In Australia, I hope that you had a beautiful hot summer Christmas today and for the Locals I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas for tomorrow...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Computers are great sometimes


Tonight I received a call from a very good friend of mine back in Australia that I have not talked too for about 8 years. He found me on Facebook about a month ago. After all these years he remembered my parents home phone number, so he called them to get my phone number here. What a great surprise. Just shows that computers can be good for something!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Families are Forever!


This is the cake Harry surprised the family with after we were sealed.

Snowing in Oak Harbor

We woke up this morning to quite a few inches of snow. Of course the kids had no school so we enjoyed the snow quite early today. As I am typing this message, I look up the hill from my house and it's getting hard to see the houses up there.

Enjoy the Winter Wonderland It's great!!!!




Looking down the street from our house



Taylor rolling for a snowman


Bryson's turn


The final product

Kids playing and having a GREAT TIME

Monday, December 15, 2008

Taylor being Silly

Taylor likes to write little messages quite often.
This is the one I found under her cereal bowl the other day.

It's the bananna againt the strawberry, and they are off! The bananna is well in front of the strawberry. No the strawberry made a remarkable recovery. The strawberry wins 1st prize, a trip to my mouth. Yummy in my tummy especially "Oat Boats" It would make me feel better if I was sick.

Crazy girl, but I did think it was cute

Saturday, December 13, 2008

"The Dark Knight"

I watched "The Dark Knight" this afternoon. Very good movie. Has anyone else seen it and if so what did you think?

Where did the last month and a half go!

I was out doing my visiting teaching last week and my companion reminded me that I have not blogged in a while...... so here goes!

This November will ever be a blessed memory for us. After having family in from Nampa for Thanksgiving, they and some wonderful friends joined us at Seattle Temple to witness Harry and I been sealed to our children for all time and enternity. It was a such a wonderful experience. 5 days later Harry's family left and our house somewhat got back to normal(if that is possible at all) It has been busy with Christmas parties, work, and trying to get ready for Christmas. I have had a hard time this year getting ready. I am usually pretty organised with most of the shopping been done the 1st part of December, not this year.

Maybe next year, I will be better ORGANISED!!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Time Out For Women 2009

Many of you should of received the email that Roxanne had forwarded on.

It looks like a lot of fun. Is anyone thinking of going? Wouldn't it be fun to get a group together and go! We could do Friday night and Saturday or we could just do Saturday.


Refer to your email for further details and let me know what you think

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Open House

This Saturday 29th November from 10.00-11.30 my sister in law will be holding an Open House for all the beautiful wood signs, coasters and tiles they she does. They all are worded with some beautiful phrases. She also can do custom design.

Great for Christmas presents.

Hope to see you all on Saturday. Leave a message if you need my address

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

ABC Tag

A-Attached or Single: Attached.

B--Best Friend(s): I have been blessed with many.

C--Cake or Pie: Cake

D--Day of Choice: Saturday

E--Essential Item: toilet paper

G--Greatest Accomplishment: having my amazing hubby and beuatiful kids

H--Hometown: Brisbane, Australia, but now live in Oak Harbor

I--Indulgences: Milk chocolate

J--January or July: July

K--Kids: 2 boys, 2 girls

L--Life is Incomplete Without: My Family

M--Marriage Date: 17th May, 1998

N--Number of Siblings: 1 brother deceased

O--Oranges or Apples: Both

P-Phobias: bats

Q--Quotes: There is a light at every tunnel just pray that it's not a train

R--Reason to Smile: My house is clean and all the laundry is DONE

S--Season: I really like all the seasons. Spring for the new flowers, summer for the sun and its a little warmer, fall for the leaves changing color and the crip air and winter for the snow

T--Tag 5 Friends: Phame, Ros, Aspen, Kellyanne & Ceirra

U--Unknown Facts About Me: That I had open heart surgury when I was just 16 months old

V--Very Favorite Store(s):Kohls, Ross and Old Navy

W--Worst Habit: There are too many

X--X-ray or Ultra Sound: I've had both

Y--Your Favorite Food: Chocolate and Chicken

Z--Zodiac Sign: Pieces

Thursday, November 20, 2008

One more day

I am waiting patiently for Twilight tomorrow night

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

FYI

Tonight at 7pm channel 5 they will be talking about Twilight. Tune in. I am way excited for Friday night......

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Brad

Is anyone interested in going to see Brad Paisley on 28th February(Saturday)@ Tacoma.

Let me know, tickets go on sale this Saturday

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

B105 FM

So lately I have been listening to my hometown radio station back in Australia. All I want to say is I definatly have lost my accent. It's sad to say that I can now hear the aussie accent when they talk.... and they sound awesome.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Our love story

We met February 7th 1997 at an Airforce base quite close to my home in Australia. What was I doing at an airforce base you may ask. Well my best friend convinced me that we should go out to the "Nuk" which is the airforce dance club/bar. Her husband had just been deployed. I was not really excited about going as I just got my wrist out of plaster(cast) earlier that day. So we gathered a few friends and off to the "Nuk" we went. My best friend had told me before we headed out that a bunch of Americans just landed today. Why was she telling me this I thought. I was in a relationship that I really needed to get out off as it was not going well. So after a couple of hours of dancing and carrying on, that's when this guy had approached me and asked if I wanted to dance. I about fell to feet as he spoke to me. I remember replying "you are american" His reply looking a little confused was yes. So anyways the night went on and we talked and danced none stop for a few hours. Towards the end of the night(1.00am) we decided to leave for another dance club. He had asked for my phone number and I happily gave it to him. As I was leaving he had told me that he will call me. My thinking was yeah right. Well at 8.30 Saturday morning he called. I was shocked but thrilled. We had gotten home at 6.00am Saturday morning from having a fun night out, I was beat. So Saturday we met up and spent a great day together. So long story short we spent everynight and everyweekend together for the next two months. I knew that he was heading back to Japan after the two months so I was trying not to get too attached. Well that was very hard to do and we both fell for each other. I remember a week before he left Australia he had asked me if I would ever considering moving to U.S so we could be together. WOW that was huge. Anyways I told him I would consider thinking about that. Before he left Australia to continue with his work in Japan he gave me 6 letters to open one each week that I was gone. I was flying out with two friends to travel Europe for six weeks. No contact for 6 weeks. However he did call my parents to see if they have heard from me. I thought that was sweet. On the way home from Europe we had a 9 hour layover in Japan. We were sitting at the airport with hardly any money for 9 hours and I could not even see my love. The base was too far away from the airport for him to travel. I think that was one of the hardest times of our dating. Moving on I called him when I arrived home and told him that I was going to Japan to spend two weeks with him. It was great. At this time we knew we were meant to be together forever. 1 1/2 years later I joined him in the States and have been happily married for 10 years. He is my best friend,a wonderful husband and great father to our children. I couldn't imagine life any other way

Monday, November 3, 2008

Need Purple

Bryson has to wear purple to preschool on Wednesday. I was wondering if anyone has anything purple that he may wear(scarf,shirt,ect)

Let me know if you can help us out. Thanks!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Twilight Tickets

I am planning on buying tickets tomorrow for Twilght that will be viewed in Burlington. If you would like to go let me know and I can buy the tickets at the same time. I know a few of us has talked about possibly going out to eat first and then seeing the movie. I am way excited. I think it would be way fun to go with a group.

The times of the opening day are 10.00am, 1.00pm, 4.15pm, 7.15pm and 10.00pm

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween and Pumpkins

The end of October was a busy one. Bryson had an Open house at Preschool which he was very excited to show us the work he has done. The kids done a great job painting pumpkins and making bats.


We also carved pumpkins which is always one of the kids favorite things to do

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Last Saturday we had our wards Trunk or Treat, so much fun had with dancing, eating and going to trunk to trunk getting candy. Both the kids came home with A LOT OF CANDY!



Then last night we headed downtown to Trick or Treat Pioneer Street. In the ten years that we have lived here this was only the 2nd time that we have done this. The 1st time was right after we moved here. I must say this time was much more succesful than last.





We finished the night out at the Jensen's home where we enjoyed each others company, ate and played games. The kids had a blast by having a PJ party with watching movies, playing and making forts.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Honey Crisp Apples

Oh my! If you love apples you have to try these. There are sooooooo good. They are quite expensive but well worth it. I believe they are still on sale at Albertsons..

Friday, October 24, 2008

Corn Maze

I believe tommorrow night is the last night for "Corn Maze by Flashlight" from 7-10pm at Dugualla Bay Farms. We are excited to go after trunk or treat. I drove by there about 8pm tonight and looked like lots of folks were enjoying the Maze.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Medication

Last Friday Bryson was diagnosed with Asthma. He was pretty crook for a few days also with a virus. Dr Mayes put him on Albuterol with nebulizer three times a day. Oh my that stuff made him wild. She did warn us that it usually makes kids hyperactive and boy she was not short of a fib.

The last few days have been quite rough here at the Edwards home... He now is off the nebulizer for a few days so hopefully things should pan out!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

2 Oak Harbor Schools in LOCKDOWN

Lockdown Over For Two Oak Harbor Schools

POSTED: 12:06 pm PDT October 22, 2008
UPDATED: 12:47 pm PDT October 22, 2008


OAK HARBOR, Wash. -- Two schools in Oak Harbor were in lockdown due to police activity in the area, said Oak Harbor School District spokesman Joe Hunt.

Oak Harbor High School and Hillcrest Elementary were locked down late Wednesday morning as a safety precaution, but were not involved in the police activity in any way, Hunt said.

The lockdown ended around 12:15 p.m.

KIRO 7 is waiting to hear from the Oak Harbor Police Department to track down what the police activity is.
Copyright 2008 by KIROTV.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

FYI

All Lines and Things are closing their doors. Everything 30%off with no returns.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Brush




This is all of Shasta's fur after using the new brush we got for her.

Bryson's Dog

So last night at the dinner table Bryson had asked me how old Shasta(our dog)is. I said that she is two and half and will be turning three in March. He asked me how Shasta was going to blow out her birthday candles on her cake, I simply said dogs don't have a cake they will get sick. Mmmmmm well we could invite some of Shasta's friends for her Birthday party. They would like that!!! Bryson is now planning a birthday party for his dog. Life is pretty amusing here in the Edwards household....

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pumpkin Patch






Today the kids and I went out to Dugualla Bay Farms to get some pumpkins. It was overcast,a little chilly but no mud. YEAH! The Bride scarecrow was the scarecrow that Taylor's Girl Scout troop created

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Twilight Movie

The Twilight movie comes out November 21st! I thought it would be neat for all of the twilight series lovers and for anyone else also to come together and watch the movie. Anyone interested?

Friday, October 3, 2008

Kids say the funniest things



We were sitting in the Doctor's exam room yesterday waiting for the doctor. A similar picture to this was hanging on the wall and Bryson had asked what that picture was. We had told him thats what your inside of your stomach and intestines look like. He replied "Mmmmm there is sure a lot of hot dogs in there"

Monday, September 29, 2008

Number THREE Tag

3 Names you go by:


Nerell
Nell
Mommy
(not necessarily in that order, and I don't prefer one over the
other!)

3 Restaurants I love:
-Olive Garden-
-Frasers
-Outback Steakhouse

3 Trips to plan on this year:
-We just got back from Utah/Yellowstone
-A trip to the Seattle Temple to be sealed
-Would love to go home to Australia for Christmas(not sure that will happen)

3 Things you want badly:

I'm obviously very blessed. I have most everything I could ever want! But if I HAD to answer...
-For my bedroom to be finished
-Housemaide
-to have my front yard complete(landscaping)

3 People who will do this:

-Surprise me!

3 Pets you have/had:
- Our golden retriever Shasta
- Bryson's fish-(that keep dying)
- Taylor use to have to black guniea pigs

3 Things you did yesterday:
- Went to church
- Had friends over for dinner
- Read

3 Things you ate today:
Well seems it's only 7.36am I just had a bowl of cereal
But last night we had a really yummy taco salad
Candy

3 Fears:
- Bats
- My children dying before I do
- Haunted houses

3 Things you plan on doing today:
- Volunteer at Taylor school for a couple of hours
- Work
- Family home evening

3 Things you plan on doing tomorrow:
- Staff meeting at work
- Soccer with the kids
- possible clean the house

3 Favorite Holidays:

-Christmas Season (not just the day)
-Easter
-4th July

3 Favorite drinks:
-Coke Zero
-Orange juice
-Water

Now I tag Becky,Phame & Ros

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Roman Shades

Ok, so I can not sew to save my life. I was wondering if anyone would know of a good seamstress to make Roman Shades. Any information or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Why does this happen?

I do laundry usaully every other day. After gathering the clothes up that sit right beside the clothes basket in both of my kids rooms and sometimes at Harry's clothes basket(by the way,another gripe that I have) I proceed downstairs to the laundry room to do the laundry. Typically in my household I am usually the one that does the laundry( all though I do have a wonderful husband that helps in other cleaning/domestic duties of the home). My gripe is how can so many socks disappear? I have dozens of socks that no longer have a mate. I complety cleaned both of the kids rooms a couple of weeks ago in hope that I would find them, nope there not there either! Does the washing machine eat them? I guess it's just a mystery. I really love buying socks all the time

Monday, September 15, 2008

Bunko

Was wondering if any ladies would be interested in playing Bunko on a regular basis. Maybe once a month. If you have not played this game, it's very fun and we have always had a good time playing it with a group of women. Of course our spouses are invited to play too. Let me know what you think.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Too Funny

Bryson's stomach is a little upset this afternoon. So as he is playing in the playhouse outside about every 5-10 minutes he comes inside to use the bathroom. "Mum I need you" he yells out. After a few times of this routine he finally says "Why does my bottom keep burping"

Too Adorable!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Home Sick

I have not felt this way in a very long time. The last few days have been tough!!! Emotionally! I just really want to see my family and friends again. I have a wonderful life here and have been blessed with many good friends and I have a wonderful family. It's hard when so much of me wants to move with my family to Australia but knowing the chances of that are very slim but at the same time some part of me wants to be here... Confusing HA....

Kinda feel better just getting my feelings out. I guess that's what Blogs are for!!

How could this be?

I love to sleep!! I don't know a mother that dosen't like to sleep. Usually I will sleep on average of 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Anyways for the past three weeks I have slept about 3-4 hours a night. The first thing people or a Dr would ask is there something you are worried about or on your mind! My answer to that is no to is there something worrying me, but I belive we always have something on our mind. Nothing to the extreame that would keep me awake for many hours a night.

The very weird thing about this story is that I feel great, I am not tired, infact I feel better than I would if I have slept for 8 hours. Maybe it will catch up with me real soon.....

How could this be???

Sunday, September 7, 2008

1st Day of Soccer



Brsyon kickstarted his soccer career today! The "Blackhawks" played their very first game on Saturday and had a blast. They were so very cute. A bunch of 4 and 5 year olds running around kicking the ball. Lots of fun was had by all

Father's Day

So yesterday was Father's day in Australia. Every year I buy Father's day cards for my dad so I and the kids can send to him in late August for them to arrive in time. (very hard to find father's day cards in August here)

I was talking with my mum on Friday( Sat there) and she gently remindeded me that it was Father's Day tomorrow. I told her I knew and that I would call. So about 10.30 last night after completely forgetting to call my dad all day, jumped on the teley and called Father. Mum answered and said did you forget to call. Yes my response was as she noticed that I had just woken up. Netherless she was not pleased with me and the conversation went on. I felt bad, but was that because my mum made me feel bad or came to realization that my memory does not serve me as well as it use too..

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Ironing Lifesaver

So for many years I have slaved for many long hours over piles of clothes to be ironed. I came across the Rowenta Pressure Iron and Steamer. It has cut my ironing time down by more than half. I can iron a button shirt without any creases in about a minute and half to two minutes. It has made my " Ironing Life" so much easier

Saturday, August 16, 2008

2nd Opionion

So we needed to have our brakes checked on our car. I was pretty sure that we were going to need to replace them. I took the car into a well know tire place here in town that proceeded to do a free brake check. After 45 minutes he comes out to tell me that we need new brakes, 4 new tires as the front of the inside tires were totally wore down to a bad wheel alignment problem and the back tires were wearing down thin.

I was quite surprised at his finding as the tires were only about 8 months old. Total damage to get everything fixed about $1100.00. Went home to discuss this with Harry and said that we should proceed to get the brakes fixed but he suggested on getting another quote from another well known firm here in town.

New brakes was really the only thing needed. Tires were in excellent shape with no sign of any alignment problem and had even tread across the tires.

We just saved ourselves $760.00. My advise is always get a 2nd Opionion when dealing with work on cars....

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bryson's Tag

Favorite Activities:
Play with my friends
Favorite Movie/TV Show:
Curious George
Favorite Places to Go:
Wal-Mart to buy a new toy!!!!
Favorite Vacations:
Camping at Yellowatone
Favorite Things to Eat:
Cinnamon Toast Crunch for Breakfast
What he Wants to be When he Grows Up:
Baseball Player
Favorite Preschool Activities:
Go on field trips and a bus
Bryson Tags: All the kids that have not been tagged yet

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

twilight

Ok....... After reading several of friends blogs, hearing how good the story is and my older daughter telling me for months that I should read the books, I just returned from Wal-Mart with twilight in my possession.

Raspberries


We went out this afternoon for our pickin of Raspberries. We ended up with almost 9 Lbs.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Summertime Fun







We just returned from our almost 3 week vacation to Utah for a family reunion and camping at Yellowstone. Of Course along the way we had to stop at the open house for the new Twin falls Temple. This was my first time going through a temple. I could not believe how beautiful the Lord's house truly is.

In Logan, UT where my husband was born and his grandparents still live was our resting stop for about a week. While here we got to see 2 sisters that will always have a special place in our heart. For those reading from church you may remember Sister Manchan and Sister Anderson. Well Sister Anderson lives in Logan and Sister Manchan was visting her. It was great to spend some time with them. Also while in Utah we spent a couple of days down at Temple square. Logan was the location of the family reunion on the Edwards side. Lots of them.....


Yellowstone here we come. Harry's grandparents on his mums side came with us. We camped in the park for 6 days. This was my first time to Yellowstone and I can happily say it will not be my last. We have already started talking about returning in a couple of years. It was truly amazing. The wildlife we saw was incredible. We covered most of the park except Fishing Bridge which the roads to there were closed to an incredible forest fire that pretty much started minutes before arriving at the point of the fire.

For the long ride home, we travelled up through Montanta where we stayed in Missoula for the night. Overall we drove just over three thousand miles and memories that we will have for a life time

Monday, August 4, 2008

Bryson's 4th Birthday





Well my little man turned 4 on the 22nd July. We had a Birthday party for him before leaving on vacation. He invited some friends from Church, Preschool and Family friends. Then while visiting my sister in law we again had a small birthday party for him.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Getting the hang of it




Ok with much thanks to Becky, she got me up and started. I am hooked already. One questions for all those pros out there. How do you invite people that do not have an account with Blogspot? I am really excited to be able to keep in touch with you all and also to keep my family and friends in Australia up to date with whats going on in our busy lives here in the U.S

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

First Time

I am very new at Blogging. I thought this would be a perfect way for my family and friends back in Australia to keep up to date with what is going on in our daily lives. All is welcome to join and write a blog too. Looking forward to hearing from you.