Saturday, October 25, 2008


It has been a while since I have posted about my photography stuff, but I was just so impressed with this guy that I had to share.

He was so EASY. He did what I wanted him to do before I asked him, and he did it better! Anyway.. here you go.

I loved his "smocks"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Those of you who are familiar with my family understand completely the complex relationship that my family has with, our friend, cereal. I thought I would share "traditions" that I am now currently carrying down. (Brandon, bless his heart, becomes more Tate every day). As of this morning this was our cereal collection:
Now, it's not the shear volume of the collection that makes it so Tate like. In case you're counting it's 11 total (I had to throw 2 away). Oh no.. I can never come close to comparing to dad's 32 boxes in one trip size. It is however because each box was purchased at 18 cents per ounce or less, because next week I will need to buy more cereal, and because we eat cereal once, twice and sometimes (in Brandon's case) three times a day.

Having them all out of the table reminded me of my childhood (weird?). We used to fight over who got to read the back of the box. They used to be interesting. We built little forts around our place mats so we didn't have to listen to or see each other. And we ALWAYS had three bowls of cereal in the morning. Because, when I was growing up before you could have a second bowl of "sweet" cereal, you had to have a "plain" (corn flakes, raisin bran, rice crispies.. something with less cereal). AND when you're hungry, you need two and if you eat the plain you might as well have the sweet... after all you earned it :-) If we helped mom bring in the groceries, we got to have a bowl of cereal. And once we started seminary, we would not eat in the morning and then come home and eat a bowl.. it made everyone very upset. EVEN on Christmas morning we had cerial. It just came in those little boxes (we often took on vacation) to make it more special.

But, in case this wasn't enough...If anyone had any question that we are related to Nadine Tate this should answer your question:
We had ants in our cereal.. I had to throw two boxes away, which is kind of sacrilegious around here. I had to do something to save my friends... In my defense, I'm not mixing the flavors yet.

And yes.. I did raise my price per ounce limit three cents sometime this past summer.. food prices, you know.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Guilty Pleasures

Today at walmart Chan-man and I both indulged a little in our own personal ways. since Brandon started school today (yay), we were in no hurry to get home, so we wandered down the toys isle and chandler picked out a ball with dogs on it. Usually he wouldn't be able to take it home, but today, like I said, we indulged a little.

As for me... well, I am a firm believer in letting every holiday have their glory, but I just couldn't help it.. the Christmas stuff is out (I even resisted last week when I was there). NO I didn't buy anything, but I couldn't resist walking down the isles and wondering what things I would eventually be able to talk brandon into getting for me. It's back in the garden section at walmart, so I was alone mostly. There was one other lady with a look on her face that said "I can't wait". I imagine it was similar to mine :-)

Then we came home and ate green beans and gold fish.

What's your guilty pleasure?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sand Lake

We went to sand lake with Brandon's parents and his brother's family. It was fun.

Chandler was so proud of himself for being able to put the hat on :-)

Maddie had this little AVT.. super cute. Chandler loved it! He drove it into the sand and then it would stop going and he would get mad.
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