We are Oregon!

Last Saturday Tom and I and his bros Sam and Grant headed to the Oregon vs ASU game in Tempe. It was an AWESOME game!! Ducks won it 54-20!! The Ducks haven't had a great year, so it was a good win! Even though we were in AZ, we were in good company with all the Oregon fans there. Since it was a night game and we didn't get home until 1 am, Braden stayed the whole night with Tom's cousin Troy and Brooke!! Thanks again so much you guys!! I was pretty nervous to leave him for that long, but when we went to pick him up Sunday morning he acted like he didn't even know us and did not want to leave at all! I was a little offended, but I am glad he had so much fun! Until next year my Duckies!!


Fun Stuff

Okay, I am done!! This weekend was pretty uneventful so I had tons of time to finish scrapping all the pictures I had neglected. A couple weeks ago my friend Jessica and I went to this Art Museum in Mesa, they had this really fun kids center called ArtVille. It was super cute, and the kids LOVED it!!

Last weekend Grandpa Rick (Tom's Dad) came for a visit. On Saturday we went to Schnepf Farms, this time of year it is so stinkin fun!! They have carnival rides, a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, a hay ride, all kinds of animal shows, pony rides, a huge playground, a train ride, mini golf, and tons of yummy food!! We went at like 5 pm so it was too dark to take pics of everything, but here are a few pages of the fun...

Then Sunday was Braden's 2nd Birthday!! It was such a great day!! Church bright and early at 8 am, then we had yummy enchiladas for lunch. It was such a nice day we were able to go on a walk without sweating to death. I just wanted to have a fun time without stressing a ton, so instead of a huge party, we just had the Garlock fam over for cake and ice cream!! I made Better than 'you know what' cake. It was nice and messy for the 2 year old! Thanks to you who could make it and for all the fun stuff!! Braden got a b-ball hoop from gramps, a fun tow truck from grandma Debbie, and a Target giftcard from Kasey & Shawna. Grandma Stacie got him TONS of winter clothes, since he has none! Uncle Sam got him some sweet Air Jordans- The kid LOVES shoes!! Grandma Larry-Anne got him cowboy boots and a shirt and his friends Austin and Carter got him 2 remote control cars. Then we got him a hawaiian elmo that does the hokie-pokie, books, 3 cars, a big bouncy ball, a baby Einstein movie, and another HUGE elmo- it is almost as big as him! Not bad for a two year old:)

Other big news--he is no longer in a crib! He was able to climb out of his crib at like 9 months, but he didn't really start doing it until a month ago. I figured it was time to move to a toddler bed... I haven't found one yet, so I just pulled out his crib mattress and put it on the floor. It is kind of ghetto, I know, but he absolutely loves it! Here is a shot of him with giant elmo-his bedtime friend. I will have to get some cuter pictures when I get around to buying him the real thing...

On Monday we went in for his 2yr old check-up. He weighed in at a whopping 26 lbs and is 34 inches tall! My little boy is growing up, sigh.


Yay!!! It's Fixed...

Thanks for everyone's help with the dishwasher dilemma! After two long weeks and many towels later, its finally fixed!! We learned three very important things....

1. Always clear out the disposal before running the dishwasher
2. Don't ever put Drano in a clogged dishwasher
3. Make sure the water is turned off before you unhook the hose to the dishwasher
So yeah, we are all good now...
Things have been crazy around here and I have been a total blog slacker... It was Braden's Birthday last Sunday and I didn't even get a chance to give him a shoutout!

This is just one of the pics from our AWESOME weekend! Now that things have calmed down I am going to get to work on scrapping all of them. So stayed tuned.....


Money Down The Drain

Okay- I am in major need of some ideas to help me with this:

This is one thing that I can NOT live without for very long. A couple days ago when I went to unload the dishwasher I noticed it hadn't drained all the way out, so I decided to run it one more time to see if it would go down. No luck, it just made it worse!! I took off all the pieces and used a cup to get most the water out so I could get a better look, but I couldn't find anything that would have clogged it. I always rinse off the dishes before I put them in, so I don't understand what could have happened. Yesterday we poured a whole bottle of this stuff

over the drain, but it didn't do anything!! Has this ever happened to anyone else?? Please help!! I will try anything....I really don't want to have to to pay a plumber unless I absolutely have to. THANKS:)

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