Wednesday, December 31, 2008


In all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I have been neglectful in keeping up on the doings at our house. A quick recap is in order.

Because of the nasty weather we have had, not much has been done since this picture was taken on December 12. We are hopeful, in the next few days, a lot of work will be done. If the roof gets on and shingled, the weather won't be as much of a factor. (fingers crossed)

Kenna and Tom signed up to run the Cable Bridge run for the second year. It was very cold! Kenna's feet got cold and Tom ran most of the 3.2 miles with her on his shoulders. When she saw the finish line, she asked her dad to let her run. He put her down, and she ran the last leg of the race, very cold and miserable. It took a long soak in a nice warm bath to defrost her frozen toes.

The kids patiently (not) waiting to open their Christmas Eve P.J.'s.

Santa came!

One of Courtney's favorite presents was her boyfriend. Her friend gave her a tiny man. When you put it in water it grows. The package says he is the perfect boyfriend because he will listen to you talk for hours, never complains, is loyal and always there. Her dad and I approve and hope she doesn't break up with him for a very long time.
Though I am at an age when I would rather not acknowledge getting older, I celebrated my 41st birthday last Saturday. I have great friends. We went to a movie, (Benjamin Buttons) and Applebee's for lunch. I had to rush home to get ready for the ward temple night. After the temple we were invited to join some friends for dinner and had a wonderful time. It was late when we got home, but the kids were excited for cake and presents.
This year has been scary, rewarding, exciting and many other things. I am looking forward to the new year and have put things in motion to make it a year to remember.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


    CHAPTER 20

By popular demand, an accounting of the 20th year of the Moon family.

AND It came to pass, that Tom and Terri did begin to wax old. Yea, many lines and white hairs did appear upon them, for they sought to have an understanding of their children. Yet they learned not.

2 And the parents, said unto their children. "You will go and do the things which we have commanded, for we know that we give no commandments unto you, our children, save you shall accomplish the commandments that your days may be long in the land."

3 And it came to pass, that the Moons' did leave the house that was built on the sand. They did take with them their possessions and the dumb dog and began to build a house upon the rocks.

4 Now, behold, Cameron, being the firstborn, did do most of what was required of him and accomplished the task of High School and became an Eagle Scout. He did travel east that he might increase in wisdom, for he had none. Yea, he did live upon the land at the University of Idaho. He did not partake of the Wii or the Xbox and his afflictions were sore.

5 Now Courtney did not hide her talents under a bush. For she did learn to walk and chew gum; notwithstanding the color of her hair. Yea, she did twirl her flag and dance upon the fields and was merry. And her father did fear and tremble, for she did desire to drive his chariot. And the people did cry throughout the land, "Wo be unto us!"

6 And it came to pass, that Maddy did continue in her love for the animals of the Earth and bacon. In her twelfth year she did grow in spirit but remained small in stature. Notwithstanding she did serve valiantly in the McLoughlin Middle School Volleyball court. And she did multiply her talents in music. She was given the talent of French Horn and Piano, and increased her talents by learning how to play the iPod.

7 Mckenna, being eight years old, went into the waters of baptism and was baptized. Her brightness did exceed the brightness of the sun at noonday. She did increase in knowledge and "cuteness" which she used to her advantage, knowing beforehand how to influence her father.

8 And Behold, we lift up our heads and be of good cheer; for behold, we have been blessed. Our faith in Jesus Christ increases and we rejoice in it.

9 And, again, we, the Moon family, make an end of writing concerning these things for a time.


This was our Christmas card this year. We have had a wonderful day and hope all is well with you.


Merry Christmas and Love,


Tom, Terri, Cameron, Courtney, Maddy and Mckenna



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

After the headache of having my computer out of commission, it is nice to have it up and running again. Hopefully, it won't happen again.

I should do a post about our wonderful Thanksgiving, and the great time we had with Cameron. We got our tree and decorated it while he was here. I noticed this time, when he is home, there is always someone laughing. (Either at him or with him). We miss him and look forward to him coming home next week for good. He has decided to either finish the year at our local university or prepare for his mission. (He turns nineteen in March.)

Our house is progressing very quickly.

This picture was taken eight days ago. They partially framed the basement to support the upper floor.
The floor was put on a week ago.
This was taken today. All the rooms are framed.
The laundry room.
The master bedroom;)
The kitchen
The dining area.
The office/library.
The family room

This is the bathroom. This room looks so tiny, I can't imagine a bathtub fitting in here.


Maddy checking out her room.
Now for the basement...

Ooops! Better wait.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I love my laptop. After Christmas last year, Tom was sweet and let me order the laptop I'd been drooling over for months with some unexpected funds. My laptop and I have had great times together.

I feel like an idiot. I clicked on a facebook friend email, and like so many others, my beloved computer is very sick. It is at the computer doctor for a few days. When I called, they informed me that they are pretty backed up because of a huge number of sick computers. It seems I am not the only naive computer user.

Since so many of you have asked about my foot, I will only admit; me and handicapped ramps at elementary schools on a crowded bingo night do not mix! Oh, and it is healing up nicely.