Friday, September 26, 2008

Too flippin cute

Arranged Marriage

I teach the Laurels, and of course they are in love with Leify (duh!) They have his entire life planned out for him. Amanda and Alexis have decided that since him and Camilla are the two cutest babies in the ward that they have to get married. Haha.
Here she is.

Maybe I am a weird

Something about the tree just amazes me.


We have been seeing a lot of Noah and Seirra latley. Leif's brother Eric now has them full time, so whenever he comes around so do the kiddos! Leify is loving it. He will make one of his monster noises and then Noah will make it too... and that is just SOOOO cool in Leify's book.

He is such a social little guy. Today we were at the Fabric store and he was freaking out about these twins that were in front of us in line. He would have gone home with them if I would have let him.

These pictures are from a couple weekends ago. Leif and Eric went and worked up at our house while I watched Noah and Seirra. We had a fun day together. We watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret of the Ooze. Which by the way brought back some, suprisingly fond memories of Patrick (my brother) and I. Then we had lunch at Taco Bell. By the time we were done with all that the guys were done and met us at the Park. My favorite of all favorite parks, Lewisville. It isn't too far from where we live and is just gorgeous.

Wrestling with Daddy

If you are on the ground, that MUST mean that you want to by Leify's jungle gym. He will crawl all over you and he just thinks he is the cleverest guy around. You'll have to excuse my poorly focused pictures. I am still trying to figure out my Mom's overly complicated camera.

Newest Additions

As some of you know we have been living with my parents while our house (that never seems like it is going to be done) is under construction. We don't live in the house with them though, we have seperate living quaters which are very nice...however the outside is a bit deceiving. Half of the pole barn building is our apartment, roughly 1000 sg. ft. The other half is just a normal old barn that is packed to the gills with furniture my mom can't fit into her house. (That is why she is putting on an addition) She just wasn't REALLY ready to downsize ;)

My nephew Cody brought to my attention one morning after he had spent the night that there had been a mouse running around! EWWWW A MOUSE?!? But then again we DO live in a pole barn. So I got on craigslist and found some free kittens. Leify is in love with them. They are so fun to watch.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Scam Scare

Leif and I traded one of our weeks to Breckenridge Colorado for a trip in November. The idea was that we would go and spend sometime by ourselves and then Malo, Yvonne, and the kiddos would meet us out there a little later in the week. However, fate had different plans! Malo and Yvonne are moving to our little vacation to Colorado didn't seem like it would be that practical anymore.

I posted our week on craigslist in the Denver area, I recieved a couple of emails from people that were interested, and then I received this one

Thanks for your prompt response.I have discussed this with my Wife about this and we have agreed to use your place starting from 16th of Nov to 23rd Nov 2008 and as for the cost, we are alright with it. You can send me the lease application , to enable me to review it ahead of time. I would eventually have it signed physically when i arrive. In my opinion, appending signataries should be done properly and at best physically.

You can prepare the lease in my my name Dave Breaken, My wife work with a company in the state because she is in Gary,Indiana and Also about the payment My Wife's employers will be the one responsible for all our our vacation expenses as a wedding gift and they have promised to send you a certified check as soon as you have penned these dates down for us. Kindly email me your full name,physical address, home and cell phone number so that the payment can be mailed out to you soon.And we are just two coming over .
Here is my information bellow please use this information to book me for
those date.

First Name Dave Breaken
Address:2345 Ralston st
Gary Indiana

Waiting to read from you.Have a great week ahead.

Dave Breaken
Coldwell Banker Schmitt RE Co. Lower Keys Office
Office: 206-666-3918
Fax: 305-872-4220
2345 Ralston st,Gary Indiana

My first reaction was, that this guy had very poor grammar. But the emails went back and forth and then he said his wifes company was going to send us a check for the room and that it was going to be for more than the room so could we please wire the remaining back to his travel agent. Ahhh?? Okay??? That was when the warning bells started ringing. We received a check (which even to my eye looked fake) in the mail (overnight delivery from FLORIDA..this guy says he is in Indiana) for 3,055.63. Whoa. We were asking $750 for the week. I immedialtey got on craigslist and checked out their "Avoiding Scams" tab here is what they had to say:

2. distant person offers a genuine-looking (but fake) cashier's check

you receive an email (examples below) offering to buy your item, or rent your apartment, sight unseen.
cashier's check is offered for your sale item, as a deposit for an apartment, or for just about anything else of value.
value of cashier's check often far exceeds your item - scammer offers to "trust" you, and asks you to wire the balance via money transfer service
banks will often cash these fake checks AND THEN HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE WHEN THE CHECK FAILS TO CLEAR, including criminal prosecution in some cases!
scam often involves a 3rd party (shipping agent, business associate owing buyer money, etc)

4. distant person offers to send you a money order and then have you wire money:

this is ALWAYS a scam, in our experience - the cashier's check is FAKE
sometimes accompanies an offer of merchandise, sometimes not
scammer often asks for your name, address, etc for printing on the fake check
deal often seems too good to be true

I have a good excuse

My camera is busted. We really have no extra money to be throwing around...that all goes to the MONEY PIT aka our house. So I am sharing my mom's camera and hopefully I'll have some new pictures up soon. So much has happened (which is understandable as it has been a month) But new posts are in the future ;)