Monday, November 30, 2009


I am so excited to finally share this with everyone! A few of my family members and I are starting a matching tie business... The Matching Tie Guy... "Matching Ties in Every Size!"
Just think- Great fabrics in ties, ranging from newborn size all the way to adult. We currently have 22 fabrics, with 40 more on the way (they should arrive mid december). We also have headband/ties/ribbons for girls (women) to match... SO CUTE!
Our website should be going live in about a month, but we have out FIRST boutique WEDNESDAY! It is from 11-2 at a house in Val Vista Lakes (not my parent's home), and lunch is free. How can you pass that up? Kids are invited and there will be toys there to play with. Here are the boutique details:
4th annual Holiday Luncheon and Boutique
Wesnesday, Dec. 2, 11am - 2pm
1149 N Pepper Tree Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85234
Gate code: #2000

Come take a look if you want some cute matching ties for fathers and sons for the holidays. Brandt, Oakley, and Brennen have worn some to church, and they have been super popular. When the website is up and running- I will probably post again!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Birthday at the Arizona Science Center!

Brandt and I took Oakley and Kalle to the Arizona Science Center (thanks Mom P. for watching Brennen!!!) today for Oakley's 3rd birthday (which is tomorrow). We had SO MUCH FUN!!! SO here it is in picture: (note that I forgot to take pictures most of the time, so you will miss most of the fun-ness... sorry)

This thing was a blast. You drop the ball and try and postition 5 rings so the ball will go through them all after bouncing. No I never did get it to happen... but that might have had something to do with Oakley's help!
Figuring out electricity
Laying on a bed of NAILS!!!

Making smoke signals

Playing with waterways and erosion... or pretending to eat the sand for the picture...

BEST exhibit... that Kalle and Oakley were a bit afraid of. The weather station that simulated an earthquake, tonado, valcano, fire, monsoon, hurricane, etc. SO. COOL.

The winds effect on waves

Flying an airplane in windy conditions

Oakley LOVED these magnetic blocks. He played with them the whole 15 minutes during the combustion presentation that did not interest him like it did the rest of us.
and here is why it was so interesting... things were blowing up and on fire
playing outside was fun, too

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween pictures... finally!

We had so much fun this Halloween. It was much more fun and less stressful than last year since I 1) didn't make any of the costumes, and 2) didn't have to come up with a costume for Brandt and me. We borrowed for Oakley (thanks Mom!), threw something together for Brennen (thanks for the hat Emily!), and Kalle wore the same thing as last year... and everyone was HAPPY!
Kalle on her way to preschool
The ward trunk-r-treat. We've got a good witch, a cowboy, and an indian.
On our way to trick-r-treat
Our little indian. My Mom made this costume for my oldest brother like 35 years ago. Wow is it CUTE!
Then Oakley tried on Kalle's costume and thought it was the funniest thing he had ever done!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

3rd Annual Ferrell Family Halloween Party!

Because I don't want to spend 10 minutes moving these pictures to the bottom, the pumpkins first (sadly, in the Arizona heat, they did not make it to Halloween night):

It is so fun to get together with my family and be silly. This has become one of my favorite things to do every year. The kids love it and so do I. We play some Halloween games (pictures to come), eat a "gross" dinner, and then carve pumpkins. AnnaMarie- maybe next year you and the girls and fly out for it!! On the menu:
Witch's Blood (red powerade)
Bat's Blood (blue powerade)
Ghost's Blood (green powerade)
Giant's Blood (orange powerade)
Putrid Punch (tasty sherbet punch)
Nose-blow Burritos (burritos with beans, sour cream, guacamole, and tomatoes)
Toxic Waste (whipped cream fruit salad)
Rotting Pumpkin (pumpkin with funeral potatoes inside)
Hairy Giant's Fingers (bread sticks with cheese)
Goliath Tarantula Eggs (green peas)
Edible Eyeballs (vanilla pudding with candy)
Monster Brownies

Ashley took some great pictures of all of us having fun, but I have not picked them up yet- So more pictures to come...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Calling all Readers!

Dear Friends,
Please join Goodreads. It is just wonderful, I know you will LOVE it. Then we can become goodreads "friends". It might sound lame, but it is actually my new favorite thing.
Once you join goodreads, you can rate all of the books you have read, see what others are rating books before you read them, and you can save books to your "to-read" list. Ever itching to read a good book, but you have forgotten those twenty books that sounded so good last week? That won't happen again once you join. Plus, goodreads will look through your email list and tell you all of your email friends who are already members of goodreads (like me!). Once you become "friends" with someone, you can see all of the books they have read and what they rated them. I love to see new books that my goodreads friends have liked. So join, and become my friend. Even if you don't read very often- You will once you join!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Sweet Girl

As I have said before, Kalle is a girly girl through and through. She loves everything girl from dresses to makeup, polish to cute hair (although she does NOT love to sit while I DO her hair). Here are some recent pictures she wanted me to take of her to show off some cute things Grandma Ferrell has made for her:
A tutu for ballet class:
And a dress for Halloween:Of course the boys could NOT be left out of the action...

My kids just have the BEST 2 Grandma's there could ever be (and not just because they give my kids presents!) We are so loved and blessed!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Guess what we have???

Yes, ANTS!!! And these are not your everyday little black ants. These things are vicious, huge black ants that love to bite and put your skin on fire. Luckily they are only outside, and I think they are about gone (I've worked on it), but it was not before Brennen stood in a pile of them without moving. Poor guy.

Some other happenings around the Palmer home:

Sunday NapsBuilding temples for family home evening out of graham crackers and cool whip:

And some cute ones:
That's it. We're having fun!