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A letter to Questar


Dear Gas Company,

Thank you for decorating my flower beds with neon red, orange, and yellow spray paint.  I guess you didn’t think there was enough color there already.  Oh, and also thank you for digging up some of my tulips without even asking.  Do I owe you any extra on my bill this month for all the extra service?  Keep up the good work.


Melissa Spurlock



Lady killer


Rushton in the tub

Our hansome little dude has some VERY blue eyes, especially for being so young (often babies have gray eyes for a while).  Strange, since both Jake and I have green eyes.  But I guess it’s not a total mystery since we both have blue eyes in our families.  Anyways, I took Rush with me to my doctor appointment (long story in and of itself.  Note to self:  Now that you have a baby, don’t schedule to be ANYWHERE before 3 p.m.  YOU WON’T MAKE IT ON TIME.) and the doctor ooh-ed and ahh-ed at his bright blue eyes.  And I quote: “Those are some real lady killers!”  I’m flattered, but it also got me worrying and hoping that Rushton doesn’t become too much of a ladies man.  Visions of a BYU co-ed in a thrift store t-shirt and brown Rainbow flip flops, serenading countless googly-eyed girls in the Cannon Center on his guitar with cheesey love songs he wrote himself with the specific purpose of wooing said googly-eyed girls.  You know the type.  Ay ay ay…



I was going to take/post a picture of Rushton in my favorite outfit of his (which he finally fits!!), but that’ll have to wait.  Before I got a chance, he had a MAJOR blow out while Jake was holding him – it soaked through Rushton’s diaper, onsie, pants, blanket, and all the way through to Jake’s shorts.  Good one, little buddy.  I guess that’s what my life is all about these days.

In the meantime, you can check out more Rushton pictures in the new album on Jake’s Flikr site.  (Don’t worry, I did NOT take any pictures of today’s mishap.)

Never before has the world seen such a huge blow out from such a little baby.

Cool cool cats


Here we have The Bain Girls in all their 80’s coolness.  I must have been about 7 years old.  (In case you can’t tell, I’m the one on the left.)  I’d like to point out my purple “earings” – since I didn’t have my ears pierced until later in life, I would press my hair barettes onto my ears as hard as I could and stand really still so they’d stay on at least for the picture.  Creativity at its finest, eh?  And compliments to Carl’s Jr. for the free sunglasses.  Anyone else remember when those were all the rage?  Good times…

Bain Girls in thir Carl's Jr. Sunglasses

I stole this picture off of my sister’s blog (Thanks, Laura).  And since I’m stealing pictures, I might as well post this one, too.

Bain Girls Halloween

I’ll see if I can find that pumpkin cape to use again this year.  It’s probably one of the few costumes that will fit a pregnant belly…  And who doesn’t love plastic vampire teeth?!



Way back in May, we went to Temple Square for my birthday and took a TON of pictures of the beautiful flower gardens.  I promised to post some of my favorite pics, but now it’s September and I’m just barely getting to it.  Here are some of my favorites.  The pictures don’t nearly do the gardens justice, but they have inspired me to work on our flower beds a little more (hard to believe if you’ve seen my dying bushes… but next year is my year!!).  And by the way, I’m 99.9% positive that this is what Heaven looks like.

And speaking of Heaven, thank you everyone for your sweet comments and sympathy about Millie.  It’s been week now and we’re doing much better!  We miss her but feel peace about everything.  Love you all!