Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall Decorations and M&Ms

The kids didn't have school this week and I didn't have work on Friday so we decided it would be a good time to decorate for Halloween. We built "Uncle George", and set him on the front porch. He consists of an old sweatshirt and an old pair of my jeans stuffed with newspapers and pillows, with a pumpkin basket for a head. He freaks us out every time we leave the house. The last time we built him was in Michigan so the kids were quite excited to resurrect him this year. My incredible wife, Sarah, decided that she wanted some classier fall decorations than Uncle George. So out came the grapevine pumpkins, fall wreath, gourds, and indian corn. As usual, she did a great job and it looks incredible. For a finishing touch she found some fall colored M&Ms that she placed in clear containers around the other decorations. I didn't even know they made M&Ms in fall colors. They come in peanut, plain, and dark chocolate varieties. They looked really good with the rest of the decorations. They were the perfect touch. I think Sarah's intention was to have these fall colored M&Ms last throughout the fall season. There is only one problem... did you know that fall colored M&Ms taste just like regular M&Ms!? It's true! Needless to say they didn't last for very long. As a matter of fact the peanut M&Ms were gone within a few hours. Sorry Sarah, maybe next time we should decorate with fall colored brussels sprouts... dipped in chocolate of course.


Mitchell has picked up a new nickname... Crash! As you can see from the photo the name fits perfectly. While trying to outrun his sister the other night, he tripped and ended up eating some pavement. Luckily his school pictures were the previous week, and his two front teeth had already fallen out. I think he likes his new look and the new name to go along with it.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

31 Years Ago Today...

Most of you may not realize but October 12th is a very significant day... and no, I am not talking about Columbus Day. I am talking about another monumental day in the history of the world. On October 12th 1977 a incredible event took place. In the early morning hours, at a hospital in Salt Lake City Utah, Regina Redd Mitchell gave birth to my future love and the future mother of our wonderful children. Over the next 31 years she developed into the incredibly talented woman that I now have the privilege of waking up to every morning and falling asleep with every night. I am constantly amazed at the talent, intelligence, drive, love, humility, caring, energy, wit, intuition, insight, patience, kindness, faith, understanding, and beauty of the woman I am lucky enough to call my wife. Everyday I thank my Heavenly Father that I crossed paths with this most incredible woman. The last ten years have been the most fulfilling of my life because of Sarah Mitchell Bisel... born 31 years ago today. Happy Birthday Sweetheart, and thanks for being you. I love you.