Sunday, December 10, 2006


Santa came to our ward Christmas party. Carson was thrilled and first in line to see the big guy. He is asking for a 'Doodle pop monster' and a dog robot with a 'memote control' (that is, remote control). He really wanted to find Santa's sleigh outside, but we didn't ever see it. Addy is two, thus completely scared of the scary man with a red coat and big white beard. This picture is as close as she got! Santa was even passing out candy and she still didn't budge!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Christmas Tree Hunt

We went to the 'Red Barn' (in Orting, WA) again this year to find the Pettingill family Christmas tree. It was beautiful sun shiny day, but a touch cold. The kids enjoyed riding the small train around until we got dropped off in the Noble Fir section---of course, the trees we like the best (Noble) are the most expensive...but, remember it is all about the experience, right?! We didn't take too long to find the perfect one, then cut it down and loaded it back on the train. They wrap the tree in netting to make it easier to transport home. The kids were a sticky, candy-cane mess from the free treats they were passing out. With the help of a friend, we brought the tree inside on Sunday evening. It is always so hard on the kids to wait a couple of hours for me to get all the lights on (1500 twinkling lights to be exact!), but they were pretty patient and loved hanging on the ornaments when it was ready. Of course we had on the movie 'Christmas Vacation' ---a family favorite! So, our house if feeling complete with the Christmas tree up and decorated and the house smelling like a fresh pine tree!

Sorry about this blurry picture (below) was the only one that shows off those lights that took forever!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Snow Day

Carson didn't have preschool for two days this week due to snow. It took about 30 minutes to get them bundled up in hats, gloves, socks, coats, etc....and they spent about 15 minutes in the back yard before they were ready to come in for some hot chocolate and watch Polar Express.

Pettingills have a blog!

Here is our little family. Carson is almost 5 and Addison just turned two. We had a great Thanksgiving with all of Trevor's family, and we are really enjoying getting ready for Christmas. The annual Christmas tree hunt is on for this weekend! The weather has been cold and snowy (but we'll take whatever little snow we can accumulate up here as it doesn't happen that often!). Anyway, we'll post more I can be a part of the blog crowd!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

{About Me}

Mother of three: Boy, Girl, Boy.  Wife to Trevor.

Daughter to Bob and Sharon.  Sister to 4 siblings.
Daughter-in-Law and Sister-in-Law.
Aunt to adorable nieces and nephews.

My Faith:

My favorite toy:
See my photography blog here.

Book Club Attender:
Soccer Mom (not my foot):

Date Nights Required with this guy:

Taxi Driver for my kids (school, dance, soccer, basketball, piano, church, etc......)

Serious DVR user:
Part-time Quarter-Time CPA working from home:

Prefers Dining Out to Eating in (cooking is not my favorite):

Classroom Helper:

Beach/Sun Lover:

 Camper (in our trailer w/ a bathroom, of course):


Disney Fun (next trip in May!):
My Addiction:

Monday, January 02, 2006

Sites I {heart}

Pioneer Valley Book Club
University of Utah Women's Soccer
Brigham Young University
Pioneer Woman
Maimie's Treasures
Reese's Pieces of Conservatism
Onjali Photography
Tip Junkie
NieNie Dialogues
The Bargain Jargon
Money Saving Mom
Tara Whitney
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Sunday, January 01, 2006

{Family} & Friend Bloggers

Family Bloggers:

Andee & Kelly
Anne & Dan
Auger Family
Bret & Lori
Bryce & Becca
Camille & Bryce
Carol & Kurt
Carpenter Family
Chris & Reese
Cody & Kim
Doug Snow
Erica & Joe
Finn Family
Kalie & Jesse
Lori's Life
Mindy & Darin
Todd & Onjali

Friend Bloggers:

Aaron & Katie
Adrienne &  Joe
Alyssa &  Mason
Amy & Brandon
Andrea & Jay
Barker Family
Bjorlin Family
Bliss Family
Brooke & Shawn
Chad & Amanda
Christy & Nate
Dorman Family
Durtschi Family
Emily & Patrick
Garrett & Kricket
Gillman Family
Hegsted Family
Isom Family
Jason & Kim
Jen &  Matt
Jen & Rod
Jennifer & Adam
Jenn & Gary
Jeremy & Rachel
John & Helen
Kaleena & Clinton
Karen & Jeremy
Keys Family
Laurie & Dane
Leeana & David
Lee Family
Leuck Family
Matt & Tiff
Matthew & Kim
Mendes Family
Megan & Jayson
Nan & Jason
O'brien Family
Phillip & Jessica
Poulson Family
Pulling Curls
Rider Family
Rigby Family
Tabatha & Jeremy
Talley Family
Taylor Family
Webb Family

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Why I {Blog}

My little blog is a family journal. I include things on here I want to remember years and years from now. So when I post a zillion is because I want to have it for my posterity. So please forgive the often posted-picture overload.

Currently I am trying to focus on my photography skills...reading, reading, reading, and taking pictures when I can. Then edit, read, read, read some more. I finally feel like I have a basic understanding of exposure...hooray! I updated my blog template so I can display larger photos because...aren't pictures better than anything I have to say anyway?

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  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
  • The Color of Water by James McBride
  • I Am a Mother by Jane Clayson Johnson
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond & The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Freakonomics by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
  • Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  • Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose
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