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Monday, October 8, 2007

Weekend

Thursday we acquired a piano. Big old and in need of tuning and refinishing. We got it for free, yeah I love free. It was made by Price & Teeple I have no idea how old it is, but I'm guessing early 1900s. This summer we acquired an organ. Organ is a Gulbranson Pacemaker. Also for free. Now the kids have NO excuse for not practicing. Friday I went to The Attic (a great second hand store run by the hospital axillary) and picked up some costumes. Scott and EmmaLece spent the rest of the day dressing up and trying to deciding what to be for Halloween. We even went to the grocery store as Spidey and the Spider Witch!Saturday was the Girl Scout cookie rally (here, at least) at 10 am. The same time as conference. The fight before going was that the twins could not wear dress up to church. EmmaLece quickly changed, but Scott threw a royal fit ... laying on the ground and screaming that he HAD to wear spiderman to church! Finally, he put on regular clothes and we headed off. SO the boys went to conference with Grandma & Grandpa and the twins and I went with the girls to Dairy Queen for the kick off of sales, permission slips signed and tasting of new cookies in a blizzard. That took a 1/2 hour then we hurried up to the church to watch the rest of the 1st session of conference. After that fun, we decided to stay home at least the twins and I would and watch the 2nd session on the computer. The boys went again with G & G the rest stayed home. Cody is the audio visual specialist for the ward and had to be there for recording and running of the equipment. It was really nice to sit in the comfort of my home and watch. I'm so glad that BYU has a web page that I can watch conference on. Cody went to priesthood with Grandpa. Troy was working and didn't get off until 7 pm. We had dinner with our friends, Mike & Vicki, at their home. They are WAY into Halloween -- ya know all the decor outside huge blow-up: spider, haunted house, and grim reaper and inside they have a skeleton in a coffin that comes up and welcomes you to their haunted house. It's kinda creepy, so we thought that the twins would just freak. We were sorely disappointed :( Scott was only scared if someone grabbed the skeleton hand and reached it out towards him. But when we went to leave (at after midnight), Scott took one look out the door and covered his face! I'm not sure how he missed those lawn ornaments on the way in but he sure saw them now. He refused to leave the doorway! Mike & Vicki were watching him walk covering his eyes and holding my hand. It was SO funny! After we passed under the grim reaper I turned him around and told him to uncover his eyes... and there was dad. He was fine and we went home.
Sunday the twins and I stayed home and Troy took the rest of the kids to watch conference at the church. Afterwards, Shantel called to say we were going to Grandma's for lunch and could I bring her some clothes so we could go to the Ladies Day Out Breast Cancer awareness conference at the theater. I had forgotten all about it. My mother-in-law had reminded me last week, but it escaped me. It is put on by the hospital and the axillary. They have a few speakers that talk on women's health and wellness (women Doctors and PAs), give away things like free mamograms and other stuff like that and show a movie. The movie was No Reservations, we liked it, it's a good chick flick.
Since all the big girls were going to Ladies Day Out, the guys had to worry about the rest of the kids and the last session of conference. I thought that Grandpa would just stay home and listen or watch on the computer, so I didn't worry about what Scott and EmmaLece were wearing. Well, they went to the church all of them and .... well, Em was wearing the witch costume (pictured above). I read someone's blog confessing have let her child go to the store in dress-up but not to church I was thinking the same thing, not to church... now, I've done it! Hey, at least it is a dress, right?!

9 comments:

Dancin Queen said...

I remember when we lived in KY and went to all sessions of conference at the church. It was so hard with our kids! They didn't broadcast online I don't think. Well, maybe they did. Our computer was just probably too ancient to work. I can't remember. And we didn't have cable or dish or anything. I remember being so jealous of the people who could watch it at home!

4 years later when we were back in Utah, I did not take conference on TV for granted.

carrie & troy keiser said...

It is such a great thing to watch at home. Growing up we had to go to the stake center, so we only went to Sunday morning session .... for a long time I didn't even know there were 4 general sessions!

Melissa said...

Sounds like a busy weekend. To funny about that costumes...

carrie & troy keiser said...

Busy but good. It always seems that way round here.

crystal said...

This was a great post! Lots of news at the Keiser house. I'm jealous of your piano!

Thanks for your encouragement on my blog today :) I need some friends right about now.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Crystal- well we had a busy weekend. I really do hope you can get the house problem fixed I'd be livid!

Andrea said...

Wow! What a busy weekend! Scott's reaction to the decorations is hilarious!

By the way, what is conference?

carrie & troy keiser said...

Andrea- Twice a year in April and Oct our church has a world-wide conference. Where the church leaders speak to the members and the world. There are 4 2 hour sessions on Sat and Sunday. It is broadcast all over the world and available on the internet. More information is available at http://lds.org or http://www.mormon.org

Keeley said...

Free piano! How can it possibly get any better than that? =)