Saturday, October 31, 2009

Omniture Halloween Party

We look forward to Omnitures annual Halloween bash. They go ALL OUT decorating and they usually have close to 4,000 people go through each year. This year Aimee, Jon, and our neice Mollee came through. Mollee LOVED meeting Tinkerbell.

Darins department did Peter Pan and Darin dressed up as a Pirate. He looks scary in this picture which is good because,

in this picture he thinks he looks like a woman that just went through chemotherapy.

This is Tree Beard from Lord of the Rings. He won best costume. Mollee wasn't too sure about him.

Flinstones, meet the Flinstones.

Mollee said Elmo isn't scary and she could stand by him.

Darin's dad is OBSESSED with the Simpsons, so we found it only appropriate to get a seat on the couch for him.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Treats

I've loved baking up sweet treats this Halloween. Both of these recipes I found at Our Best Bites. If you want a delicious treat this Fall, bake up a batch of these Ginger Cookies. SO YUMMY!

My candy corn cupcakes didn't turn out quite as cute as the ones on Our Best Bites. But still fun!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I love the first snowfall.

Diesel likes it too. My weeds almost look pretty in the backyard. Maybe they're not so bad after all. :)

If you haven't updated your blogger posting format yet, you REALLY need to. I don't know when they changed this but it makes blogging life SO MUCH EASIER. Click here to find directions on updating your format. Hope everyone is having a lovely snowy day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Baby Shower and Fall Fun

I can't believe I'm already having baby showers. I still can't even believe I'm pregnant. My mom came up from Vegas and we had a shower at my house. Now I know why people don't host their own baby showers. It's way too much work. But it was nice showing off the crib bedding I spent so much time on.

I didn't get all the pictures I wanted because I was running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. But there were a few good ones. (Thanks Heidi, I wouldn't have had any without your help!)

After the shower we left all the mess and presents behind and took my niece to Cornbellys Corn Maze.

It was nice being out in the Fall weather, eating some tasty treats, and walking around the corn maze.

My niece had to pee in the corn because we were so lost we couldn't find our way out. Eventually we ended up just giving up. We were all tired, and it was getting cold. We pretty much chickened out.

The next morning we woke up to this and all the dirty dishes in the kitchen.

We started moving all the stuff over to the babys room and I sat down in her rocker and just started crying. It's funny when I look back now. Obviously I'm so grateful for all the gifts we got at the shower, but it was kind of overwhelming. I mean, this is real now. My house is being invaded by baby stuff, and this is only the beginning. Playpens, and strollers and diapers and lotions. For some reason, it was just really overwhelming. We got things organized and I'm feeling much better now. We sure do appreciate our family and friends support.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

8 months

I have honestly doubled in size in the last week. It's ridiculous. Can I just complain for a few minutes?
  • I miss wearing normal clothes. I have piles and piles of clothes in the closet and all I wear is the same two pair of maternity jeans and sweats.
  • I miss when my back didn't hurt. Constantly.
  • I miss being able to see all my "parts". If you've been pregnant you know what I mean. I seriously have no idea what's going on below my belt.
  • I miss when I didn't have carpal tunnel in my wrists. This is a new fun part of my pregnancy. Shooting sharp pains that wake me up in the middle of the night and make me cry.
  • I miss when I didn't pass gas more than a high school football team.
  • I miss when I could flex my toes in the morning and not have the most INTENSE charlie horses rip through my calves like Satan on wheels.
  • I miss when the number on the scale was 20 pounds lighter.
I'm sorry for the rampage.
Actually, I'm not sorry. I don't come on my blog and talk about myself too often, so I think I'm entitled to a little gripe session for one minute. I know my pregnancy hasn't been the worst, in fact, it's been pretty smooth sailing. I'm just getting to that point where I'm miserable all the time. Sometimes all I want to do is cry. And sometimes I do just that.
And that's ok.
I'm sure she'll be worth it.

News Flash: Weed Breaks Mans Shovel

This is one weed from our backyard. Yes, you read that right. ONE WEED. There are about 300 more of them. It took us about an hour to remove 5 of them. It took the weed about 1 minute to break our shovel.
We had to do some Fall Cleanup outside. Our garden was overgrown, the weeds are out of control, and we had these little lovelies living in our garage.
I'm aware this is a black widow. We've killed 5 in our garage in the past few months and finally decided we should probably spray. So we took a few hours cleaning out the garage, looking under every hidden item, and spraying bug spray excessively. There were a dozen little sacs of spider eggs hiding. Ugh just thinking about it grosses me out again.
It was nice to get a few outside things taken care of before the winter hits. If only all the weeds were gone out of our backyard and not just a small corner. Maybe next year.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Post

Check out the beautiful family I just did a session for over at my photography blog!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Alright all you Bingham Miners out there. Does anybody remember the Navajo tacos from the cafeteria? It's just about the only thing I would eat from the cafeteria but I sure loved them. Honestly, I forgot all about them until I drove past Taco Time and saw their billboard for their Navajo tacos and I knew it was time to recreate the goodness.

I asked Darin what he thought of them and he said it was "good". I hate when a husband says your cooking is only "good", when clearly it is GREAT or WONDERFUL or DELICIOUS. This Navajo taco was even better than what I remember from Bingham. So you must make these for dinner. Tonight.
I only cook for me and Darin so you may want to double the recipe if you're feeding more.


1/2 lb ground beef
small yellow onion, diced
1/2 can black beans
1/2 cup frozen corn (canned would work too)
taco seasoning
1/2 cup salsa (I used my homemade salsa and it was so yummy!)
scone dough (I used a boxed mix from the grocery store, but feel free to use whatever scones you like)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
shredded lettuce
sour cream

Brown ground beef and onions and drain. Return to pan and add black beans, corn, salsa and taco seasoning to taste. Roll out scone dough and cut into large circles. Fry in oil until golden brown on both sides. Top scone with cheese and then a scoop of meat mixture. Add lettuce, sour cream and any other toppings of your choice!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall, you don't stay long enough.

We love Fall at our house. The anticipation of the Holidays, the smell in the air, the changing leaves. It's easily my favorite time of the year.

Darin has been collecting these village pieces over the years we've been together and loves setting up his little town come Halloween and Christmas. They definitely aren't cheap but we're always so excited when it's time to pull them out.

We walked around Wheeler Farm. Diesel loved all the animals. His favorite were the ducks and geese, mine were the pigs.

No manners.

Darin has had football on the brain.

We stopped at the pumpkin patch to pick a few for the porch. I made Darin take some pictures of me since I never post pictures of us on here. Since this is the Oberg Family Blog, it only seems right that we should be on here once in awhile.

Me and our lil pumpkin.

I fit in well with the tractor because I look like I'm straight off the farm. The cow farm, that is.

There were so many good pumpkins. Don't buy your pumpkins from the grocery store. Roadside stands are so much better.

Any normal person would have sat down on the spoke of the tractor. But not me, I have to test my flexibility by swinging my leg up on it and creating the most unflattering image of myself of all time. Seriously, I don't even know why I'm posting this.

I love you pumpkin, please come home with us. (In the process of getting this pumpkin home, I lifted it and pulled what I think to be my groin.) Pumpkin lifting while pregnant is not a good idea.

If you're looking for a tasty fall treat, try out the Pumpkin Pie Milkshake from Our Best Bites. Super tasty!

Friday, October 2, 2009

My 2 day quilt

I've had a lot of fun this year making a lot of my Christmas presents for others. I bought this fabric on a whim and decided to make a quilt for my Dad.

I had a few mishaps along the way. But what quilt would be complete without having to pick out a few seams?

Now I just need to figure out how to quilt the top and then I'll have one less Christmas present to worry about when I'm getting to know my little gal.

There's something satisfying about handcrafting a gift for someone you love rather than just buying another gift card. Are you making gifts for anyone? I'd love to hear the projects other people have going on.