Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ski Trip

Every year the local elementary school will take their 6th graders up to Pomerelle Ski Resort for a ski trip. Last year, the school districted moved 9th graders up into the high school and moved 6th graders up into the middle school. Therefore, there were no longer 6th graders to take on a ski trip, SO, they decided to allow the 5th graders to go this year. How cool was that, Savanna, being a 5th grader, was able to go up to Pomerelle for the new 5th graders ski day. Savanna was so excited.

This was Savanna's very first time skiing. She really wasn't sure what to expect. Before we went, I made it clear that this was not going to be easy and it may even be a little scary. I told her that she needed to be brave and that she couldn't give up.

I took a vacation day off of work to go up with her and help her learn the do's and don't's of skiing.

As you can tell from the video, Savanna picked up the skills of skiing very quickly. Quicker than I thought she would. She was also very brave. She was very apprehensive about going on the big ski lift and down the big hill but she gathered the courage and did it.

The following video shows our time at Pomerelle. The sun was shining, there was no wind and the snow was just right. We had a great day.

Here is the link for my facebook friends.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Brother's Announcement

All of us at the Carter household are very excited to announce that earlier this week, my Brother Blake Carter asked Estee Blatter to marry him!!!! The amazing part is that she actually said yes!!!

Upon hearing the awesome news, all of the Carter girls jumped up and down and screamed at the top of their lungs. (which is quite loud and high) I think I lost 50 percent of the hearing in my left ear when then finally ran out of air.

Here is a photo of the newly engaged couple.

We are so excited for this event and we will be thrilled to welcome Estee into our family.

Congratulations to them both!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010


We have been watching the Olympics in our spare time. I found this nifty little app on Google to keep track of Olympic Metals.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bathroom Remodel

Some of you may know that we have been trying to remodel our upstairs bathroom. You may also know that I do not have a construction bone in my body. I can build a website faster than I can build a box. So, we are in the final stages of having the bathroom completely finished so I thought I would show everyone how it looks.

Originally, we just wanted to tear up the linoleum and put in tile. That process required us to rip out the toilet and the sink. Since the sink was out, we might as well replace the cabinet. With a new cabinet, we had to get a new sink. With the new sink and cabinet, we would have to paint around the spots that were different from the old cabinet. So, we decided just to paint the whole bathroom. We also found out that the water pipes did not match up with the new cabinet so we had to re-pipe the cold water faucet so that it would not run into the drawers in the new cabinet. Once the new cabinet and sink are in place, the mirror no longer fits above the sink so we need a new vanity mirror. After looking at vanity mirrors, we noticed that it would not match up with the overhead lighting so we will need to install new lights above the mirror vanity. When we put in the new mirror vanity, the current side mirror will no longer open so we will need to take it out, which is embedded in the wall so I will have to put sheet rock over the whole from the old side vanity mirror. Then, after all of that is done, we want to put in a fan which could, in itself, start a whole new batch of issues.

Now I remember why I hate construction projects. The only bonus out of this whole project, (other than having a nice new bathroom) is that I have finally started my own bucket of pipe fittings. My Dad will be proud!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Baptism Video

Melinda complained that in my post about Kate's Baptism, that I didn't include a video. Melinda was nice enough to shoot the video so I had better post it so that her efforts were not in vein.

Here is the link for my Facebook friends.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Katie's Baptism

Last weekend we had the happy event of baptizing Katie. Many of our friends and family were able to travel to Twin Falls that day to support Kate in her decision to be baptized, receive the Holy Ghost and become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Here she is in her new White Dress.

We are all so proud of her. She is making correct choices and truly does want to follow Heavenly Fathers plan and keep His commandments. We have had several Family Home Evenings over the past months to prepare her for this point in her life and she has really worked hard to learn everything she needed to know to get Baptized. Several times she has come up to me to tell me how the church is organized and also what covenants are made at baptism. She has excitement in her eyes and was a very good example to her younger cousins.

We are so blessed to have such wonderful children. We hope and pray that we can keep them on the straight and narrow path as it leads to missions, endowments and temple marriage.