November 30, 2008

Black Friday Shopping

So, I've never done the Black Friday thing before, but decided to give it a try this year. My SIL
Brenda is a die hard. I thought it'd be fun to tag along. She had me up early. Here we are at 3:30 a.m., yes a.m standing in line at Toys 'R Us. Crazy I know. But I got the main things I wanted, and they were a great price. I actually got almost all of my shopping done!! My other SIL Amanda and her hubby Kevin, and Brenda's hubby Travis were also there for the fun. We got some great deals, but boy was I tired when I got home.

November 29, 2008


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Unfortunately this was the only picture that turned out. We went to hubby's sisters' house. We had a blast. We always have such a good time together. The kids all got along great, and of course the food was delicious!

We did have one little crazy event that happened that will make this a Thanksgiving none of us will ever forget. My cute little neice Hannah, who is only one locked herself in the bathroom. She went in the bathroom and then opened one of the drawers, which made it so that the door wouldn't open. We tried several different ways to try to open the door, but had no success. After about 30 minutes, we ended up having to punch a hole in the door. Poor little Hannah was so scared, I felt so bad for her. It was quite the event.

November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Morning

It's Thanksgiving morning and the activities have already begun.
The girls climbed into my bed to watch the Thanksgiving Parade.

The boys have headed out to play some football at the Turkey Bowl!

Should be a great day:)

November 26, 2008


I finally saw Twilight today. I went with a group of friends and my mom. I was nervous to see the movie because I LOVED the book so much. It turned out being better than I thought, but I still like the book much better. I still love Edward, of course!

November 24, 2008

Sleeping Kiddos

This morning I went into the girls room to wake them up. I turned the light on and found two empty beds. Sometimes one of the kids will wake up in the middle of the night and end up in our room, so I went back to check. No one.
I went into the boys room, and this is what I found:

...four cute sleeping kiddos all in a row on the floor.

Vegas Baby!!

My 3 best friends from high school and I all met up in Vegas for a girls weekend. We have been wanting to do something like this for a long time and I have been talking about it forever. But, the actual doing took a long time. Finally we made the plans and did it!
Meeting at the airport! It was so good to see all these girls. I love them so much.
It was so wonderful that even though some of us hadn't seen each other for years, we were able to just pick up where we left off. There were no awkward moments, just good old fun like we always had when we were together. I am so glad I had the opportunity to do this!

This is a living statue at the Venetian. He was amazing. I really wanted to have our picture taken with him, and he even held out his hand for me to hold! (I actually hate this picture because my arm looks huge, but oh well. I had to show you all how cool he was.)
We also ate some fabulous Gelato (sp?) there.
Water Show at the Bellagio.
The four of us sporting some sexy glasses at the M&M's store.
It was fun to let loose and run around.
Judy and I enjoying our yummy dinner at P.F. Changs.
Afterwards we went to see the show "Stomp Out Loud". It was amazing. If anyone is ever in Vegas I would totally recommend this show. Good, clean entertainment.
Tara and I at the outlet mall. They were already decorated for Christmas. We did a lot of shopping this day. I got a few fun things. We also ate some yummy stuffed crepes!
Sheila and I doing some midnight shopping. I had not seen her for 7 years. Way too long.
We had such a wonderful time. There is NO way I will wait 7 years before doing this again!

November 22, 2008

4th Grade Opera

M and her friend Kiley.
Every year at our school the 4th graders put on an opera. They make up the words to their songs, come up with costumes, paint scenery and props, and make up actions. M was an Indian, and a very cute one at that. She got up there and sang her little heart out. It turned out really nice and I think all the kids had a great time performing for their families.

November 20, 2008


I know I've been totally slacking on my blogging lately. Life here has been a bit hectic. With work and all the activities the kids are in, plus going on trips I don't feel like I even have a spare minute. Hopefully things will slow down here soon. Don't give up on me, I'll definitly still be around!

November 11, 2008

"Do You Want To Play Dinosaurs?"

S loves his Papa. He always has. He's been attached to him since he was a little baby. For a while now he loves to play dinosaurs when Papa is around. Papa is always willing and is such a good sport about it. He usually gets the slower and weaker dinosaurs, while S gets the fast and strong ones. Can you guess who usually wins the battles? He sure is going to miss his Papa.

November 8, 2008

Mom & Dad

My parents got a call to serve in the Brussels, Belgium/Netherlands mission. They recieved their call back in June and had to wait until November 3rd before they could enter the MTC. They were thrilled to go. Mom was nervous, but willing. This is a picture of them the day they were set apart. It was an awesome experience to be there with them when they were set apart as full-time missionaries.
So, Monday we said our good-byes and off they went. They were only supposed to be in the MTC for one week and they were scheduled to fly out on Nov. 10th. I got to talk to my mom a few times for a couple minutes and she told me how they were doing and learning and what a wonderful experience the whole thing was for them. Then, on Friday evening I got a call from her saying that Belgium would not give them a Visa, so they were not able to go on Monday, and could they come back to stay with us again. Of course I said yes.
Now they are here with us and kind of in limbo. They don't know if it'll be a day, a week, or a month before they will be able to go out into the mission field. I can tell they are disappointed. This has been a dream for my Dad for a very long time. For as long as I can remember he has always wanted to serve a mission, and finally his chance was here.
I hope that things will get sorted out quickly and that they will be able to leave and fulfill the Lord's work. What an amazing experience they will have. I don't know why this is happening now, and I feel so bad for them. I almost don't even know what to say. But, I know the Lord has a plan for them and things will work out when they are supposed to. Now we just have to wait and be patient.

November 4, 2008

Our Costumes

We had perfect weather for Halloween!! Here's my little ones. Aren't they the cutest ever?!

Go-Go Dancer
She totally did this pose all by herself, it was SO cute!

Indiana Jones
I took another picture first where he was smiling, but then he said oh, wait Indiana doesn't smile, you need to take another one. So, here it is!

Punk Rocker
She was so excited to be dress up like a punk.

Old man
T has wanted to do this for at least a year. It was hilarious.