Dec 16, 2007

General Update

We need to get some pics of our Santa adventures for the season. Laine had a breakfast with Santa for her preschool and then we also saw him / were fondled by him at the Annual Riley Family Christmas party. Santa officially gives Gabe the Heebes.


Laine was an Angel in the Pageant, it was adorable and we are just kicking ourselves for forgetting a camera! She was quite distracting, every few minutes during the program she would say {very loudly}, "I'm not a pirate, I'm an Angel." Then she would point to Jackson, who was a shepherd, and say "He's a pirate!" It was hilarious and everyone got a kick out of it. It reminded me of something that was on my friend Ashleigh's blog a few weeks ago,


"Last week Addison's primary lesson was about the 4 books we have: The Book of Mormon, The Bible, The Great Price and The Black Pearl."


I think it's possible we've been watching a bit too much Pirates of the Caribbean lately.


In other news, we have decided to rent the house out and are really feeling much better about it. Toward the end there we were practically giving the house away. We have decided to take advantage this time that we won't have a house payment or another house to worry about. It is a great rental market and we have had a ton of interest so far.


Today someone came to see the house. There was a woman and she came with her sister and brother-in-law. I had specifically said on the ad NO SMOKING and NO PETS, so I was very surprised when I answered the door and their dog ran right on into the house. I politely showed them the house, thinking, "NEXT!" and then Laine came and said, "The doggy went pee pee!" They didn't hear it since they were downstairs by that time, where I went to join them. We were making small-talk about our plans and their plans when she asked me what our dog's name was. I was totally confused, what the heck was she talking about? I told her it was not our dog and she it wasn't her dog either. We had a good laugh about the misunderstanding and we are obviously feeling much better about her renting the house!

11 comments:

Ashleigh said...

Funny, funny about the dog! And in my defense . . . Addison has never watched Pirates, but thanks to the incredible commercials and advertising everywhere it's obviously more important than the scriptures in her mind. We'll have to work on that . . . Good news about your house. I bet it's a relief to know what you're doing since you have so little time left.

Nick & Nicole said...

I love the pirate story, hilarious!! The dog story was pretty funny too. So who's dog peed in your house?? EWWW! Reminds me of the first day we lived in the North Orem house and Cade Taylor's DUCK pooped in our brand new house. It really made us feel welcomed to the neighborhood!

Melodie Starr* said...

i have been smiling so much as I have read your last 3 posts that my face hurts!! you are the cutest family! I about died nat as i am picturing you pushing the car into the garage!!! hope you guys have a good holiday! when are you offically going to be in australia?

James and Heather English said...

Nat your posts always make me laugh!! I love that Laine made sure everyone knew she wasn't a pirate!! haha Kids!! Good luck with the renting!

JLR said...

So who's dog was it? That is so funny! I love Laine's pirate antics too, things like that is why I love kids! Good luck with renting your house!

Stacey Lau said...

That is so cute about Laine wanting to clarify that she was not the pirate. I love the chicken costume in bed!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Natalie,
I get such a kick out of reading this stuff! We have many of the same antics at our house. I don't think I ever pushed my car into the garage though! I hope all goes well with your move and I hope you keep blogging so we can keep up with you.
take care,Andrea

Rileys said...

Nat- Our flight doesnt get in until 11:15p.m. so we will definately not be in for dinner! But I am hoping to see you Friday.

Jill said...

Did I understand that right???? Did you say you were fondled by Santa??? What???? Please clarify:)!

Justin, Tammy, Caden said...

Wow, Santa sounds like a real sicko! I hope he was a little more behaved in Austrailia. You seriously have some refreshingly humorous stories. Can't wait to hear more.

Paul, Courtney & Logan said...

That dog story has to be the funniest miscommunication ever-good thing its not her dog. By the way does your renter have gold finger nails:) lets hope not.

 
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