Tuesday, October 30, 2007

iPod costume

You've heard about costumes for yourself, costumes for your kids, and even costumes for your dog. But have you heard about iPod costumes?

Since Jayson, Mae, and I are all being iPods this year for halloween, I was doing a little bit of research on iPod costumes. When I googled iPod costumes, this is what came up:

A furry monster iPod costume

This iPod is a ghost.

But this iPod is my favorite. R2D2. So sweet.

What will people think of next?

Monday, October 29, 2007

happy birthday Mae!

We've had such great fun these last few days. Until I get the time to post pictures, please check out Grandpa and Grandma Edwards' blog: http://scottyanddeb.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

mini mini

What is my obsession with tiny things? I'm not sure. My current "little" obsession are vintage minis. I really feel like I need one. But, of course, I've never seen one up close and I have no use for one. But Jayson indulges me and lets me dream. So here's my plea. Does anyone know anyone who has one that I can at least see in person? Maybe sit in? Perhaps even drive?

So teeny and adorable!

Mae loves her cousin Ian

We got to spend some time with our family while we were in St. George for the funeral. Mae particularly enjoyed spending time with Ian.

This pretty much sums up their relationship: Mae loves him, Ian isn't so sure.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

It's a family affair.

Part of the beauty of owning your own business is that everyone gets to work together. Mae is very used to participating in J Dawg affairs. She has accompanied us on almost all of our catering jobs and frequently gets to sit on the bun rack for a bit while we work. I'm not exaggerating at all when I say that she is the best behaved baby ever.

Here she is in her hot dog costume. We found this at Old Navy for 50% off. Of course, anyone who owns a hot dog shop should have a hot dog costume for their baby. I don't think she'll wear it on Halloween, but we couldn't pass it up.

We also found an apron just her size. Now when she comes to work, at least she'll be up to health code! And have I mentioned how much Mae loves her dad?

Aren't we the luckiest people ever?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mmmmmm, food.....

I'm trying to put all my recipes in one place, because I lose them all too often. Heidi loves to cook is linked on my side bar, or you can check it out at http://heidilovestocook.blogspot.com

Welcome to the family, Mr. Titan

Our 1997 Ford Explorer was awesome. It really pulled us out of a crunch when the sentra just wasn't enough for our family. But since we've been catering so much, we decided that pulling the grill in and out of it just wasn't a long term solution. We needed something else. We got our enclosed trailer a month or so ago, and last Saturday we got this:

Hello beautiful! This is a 2004 Nissan Titan SE. It has 33,000 miles on it and is ready to serve as J Dawgs primary vehicle. We get a sweet tax write-off, which will be really helpful this year.


And a shot of the interior. It is super clean and has no funny smells. We got the bench seat, so we can bring 3 of you along whenever you want. Just let us know.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

In loving memory of Patricia Ann Frei Thompson

On Friday, October 12th, funeral services were held for my Aunt Pat. It was a fabulous celebration of her life and I am so grateful I could attend. I have posted some pictures of the event so that those who couldn't be there can feel some of the Spirit we felt.

Here is Aunt Pat and Uncle Doyle at my wedding 2 years ago. Pat has been struggling with Multiple Sclerosis for over 52 years. She was a warrior against the deterioration the disease brought. Pat never never ever had a bad attitude. She was always cheerful and a joy to be around.

Here is the funeral program. The five speakers were Pat and Doyle's five daughters. They each told wonderful stories about Pat. Since Pat has been sick for so long, the girls felt it appropriate to tell stories of her life that would illustrate the person she was.

The grandchildren all shared a thought--a brief testimony about the gospel of Jesus Christ and the resurrection. They all ended with "my grandma knew it too." The songs were all very emotional. The man who sang "How Great Thou Art" was accompanied by the congregation because he couldn't finish.

Aunt Pat was laid to rest next to my grandpa and grandma. The headstone shown is the back of Gpa & Gma's headstone and has the poem, Together. Together was written by Grandpa for Grandma, and is very special to all of us.

The men bring Pat to her final resting place.

The bishop spoke a minute before Uncle Gordon dedicated the grave.

A very emotional moment....

Here is Gpa & Gma's headstone again, with a part of "Together."

Drew took a second to clean it off.

Here is Kim (daughter #2) and her family.

The girls and Doyle road in the limo together to the cemetary. Tricia, Doyle, Emily (?), and Kim.

Tamie, Shauna, and Stephanie on the other side of the limo.

We are grateful for our knowledge of Jesus Christ and the resurrection. We know families can be together forever. We will miss Aunt Pat, but we know we will see her again.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007