Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Friends and Family! We hope your turkey day was as wonderful as ours! Yet again, I cooked way too much food (we could have fed several families, but no, it was all just for us)! I prepared eight side dishes as Damian and I could not decide what would be on the menu. So I cooked them all! As we ate, we each shared what we are thankful for. As a recap:

Olivia and Jack- No comment at this time, but we could speculate.
Nick-"My brothers and sister and bacon"
Jared-" My family and Jesus Christ"
Damian-" Family and Book of Mormon"
Jennifer-" So many things! Other than the obvious (family, church, home), I am thankful that Jack has joined our family. I am thankful that I have a great job despite the fact I really want to be home. I am thankful that after two of our vehicles have taken a dump, that we have one up and running (also thankful for extended warranties).Nick blessed the food and also thanked Heavenly Father for Vitamin A,C, and D. As we ate, Nick also recited a poem that he had learned at school and that his teacher had asked him to share. He excused himself to get this poem titled "Thanksgiving". We were pleasantly surprised to be provided with entertainment with our dinner!

Thanksgiving is a special time
When we should stop and think
About the good things in our lives
Besides the food and drink.
We're thankful for our homes and friends
And loving families.
There's much more to Thanksgiving Day
Than "Pass the turkey, please."

Nick couldn't have said how we feel any better. We are indeed thankful for all the good things in life and for this special day to turn our thoughts towards all of our blessings! I'm off for seconds as should you! Love, The Wolff Pack

Friday, November 16, 2007

Digi Challenge

As you all know, I have just finished an awesome photoshop class. Many who took the class were totally bummed out it was over so we decided to keep each other challenged by continuing to share and learn new tricks together. Thanks to Deb for the challenge given! I love how this layout turned out! It only took me ten minutes to create!

School Valet

So the boneheads (developers) that built the school I work at failed to realize the importance of building a school on a corner. So, because of the lack of forethought, traffic is a nightmare! The police dept. and the administrators came up with a very nice solution which is our valet program. It allows for older students to help younger students get out of their vehicles quickly and safely. Jared took a training course and a test and qualified to be a valet worker for the year. He is having so much fun with his BFF's (they all work the same days). Jared asked me to blog this for him so you all can see his important job at school.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

My Latest Creations

I am a little sad that my digital scrapbooking class has come to an end! I've learned so much and am eager to print these pages off and add them to my scrapbook! I asked for an external hard drive for Christmas because of all of the goodies I've been downloading!! I recommend this course to any of my scrapper friends!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Nick's Baptism

Today was a special day for Nick. Not only was he baptized today, he was confirmed a member of the church and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. I was truly touched to see my son reach this special milestone in his life! He was so excited and had the biggest smiles on his face. I started to get teary eyed and of course Nick started to giggle and point at me from the stand as I wiped my tears. Today was Olivia's first experience at a baptism. She laughed really loud as the children were immersed. As the doors were closed to the baptismal font, she freaked. Apparently she was not happy that it was over. It was a bit of a joy kill as she was a stinker the rest of the time. Grammy Linda made a special trip to be here today. Our friends the Williams, Taylor, and Nelson Families joined us and helped take part in Nick's confirmation. Our new Bishop attended as well. We'll be an easy family for him to remember as Jack was his first baby blessing and Nick was his first baptism as Bishop. After the baptism, everyone was invited to join the Taylor's at their home for food and good company. When we got home, Nick was surprised with his own set of scriptures. He told us today was the best day ever! We couldn't agree more!

Digital Scrapbooking

So, I've been dying to give digital scrapbooking a try. I signed up for an online course at .She was recommended by Creating Keepsakes magazine. I've had a lot of fun learning to do this and have learned tons more about Photoshop. I don't think I'll give up tactile scrapping, I see myself maybe as a hybrid scrapper (you know, a little of both). The only problem is I have started to hoard digital materials (lots of free ones online). It really bogs down my hard drive. I may have to consider an external hard drive if I get serious. We'll see!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


What a CRAZY day Halloween was for us this year! Of course I had my Kindergartners bouncing off the walls yesterday! Today at school was even more fun because, as you know, they all had candy for breakfast. I should have fed them candy at the end of the day for paybacks (just kidding)! After school yesterday, we went to Steph's studio to have the kids pictures taken in their costumes. We ran home and picked up the decorations for our trunk and took the kids to trunk or treat at church. Our friends from Silver Creek Ward, the Lawson's, met up with us for candy and light saber dueling!

Pumpkin Patch

We spent family night at the "punky" patch (Olivia's words) last week before Damian left for a very long business trip(it's amazing how much you need and miss your spouse when they are away). Anyways, the kids had a blast. Olivia and Daddy rode Cinderella's Carriage together. The boys played on the inflatables. Each kid (including Jack) left with a "punky".