November 30, 2010

Dirty Coils

This afternoon I was doing stuff around the house and noticed that I was a little cold,
but didn't think anything of it because I'm usually colder than most people. So, I went about cleaning, doing dishes, and switching the laundry. While I was in the laundry room (which is also where our furnace is), I could hear the furnace trying to kick on. It would light, but then would go out. It kept doing this over and over. I went down to check the thermostat and it was set at 68, but our house was only at 66 and working it's way down. I called the hubby and he said he would be home as soon as he could. When he got home he went right to work. About 5 hours later he was still trying to figure out what the heck was wrong. How can we have a broken furnace? It's 10 degrees outside we need heat. Luckily we were able to get a hold of a guy in our ward and he came over and helped us out at a much cheaper price.
Super nice of him. It's working for now and hopefully it stays that way.

Oh, I forgot to mention that in order to get to the coils to clean them we had to cut a hole in our wall. Now we have a huge hole in the wall to fix, but at least we have heat!


We've had a bunch of sickies here lately.
Seems like the sickness is making its rounds in our family.
Oh, the joy.

November 28, 2010

Christmas Decorations Are Up

I can't believe it's time to be putting up all the Christmas decorations.
But, that time is here. The kids were so excited to get everything out.
Now, our house is all decked out and we even have Josh Groban's Christmas CD playing.
'Tis the season!

My MIL got me this nativity this year. All the girls got one. We each had to paint it and then she took them all to get fired. I just wanted mine white and it turned out just the way I wanted. I've really been wanting a nice nativity for a long time, and now I have one!!

I made these cute Christmas trees this weekend with my in-laws. I love them. They are similar to the pumpkins we made during witches weekend. I love crafting with them, they always have such cute ideas. So, the pumpkins are put away and the trees are out!

November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

We've been enjoying our Thanksgiving holiday!!!
Here are all the kids enjoying their Thanksgiving feast! That's a lot of kids.

The boys woke up early Thanksgiving morning to go play in the turkey bowl. They had a blast, and S even scored a touchdown! I'm glad they had fun because it was so freezing.
The girls and I enjoyed the warm house.
The girls watched the parade and I started cooking.

Not sure why, but there was a lot of talk that I wanted to eat the turkey leg.
So, I had to pose for a picture. Doesn't it look yummy?

My ever so handsome hubby in a nice mullet wig. SCARY:}

M had a turn in the wig. I think she looks a lot like T with it on.

November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day


November 24, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

We took the kiddos to go see Harry Potter today. We all really enjoyed it. I wasn't sure if it would be too scary for J, but she was fine. She said she jumped at a few parts but that was all. Also, the whole hype about the Harry/Hermione nude scene was blown way out of proportion. It was really no biggie. I haven't read the books in years, and I usually like the books better than the movies. But, I thought they did a really good job. Can't wait for the next one to come out in July!! Now I want to read the books again. When will I find time?

I'm Thankful

Since I've slacked on these posts,
Today I'm thankful for:

~a warm home
~the sound of T playing with his Dad
~warm apple cider
~a clean house
~fresh laundry
~the scent of dinner
~no work today

November Birthday Party

We had a birthday party to celebrate Papa's, Yoho's, and JaNee's (Michael's girlfriend)
birthdays. Everyone had a blast! Gotta love parties!

November 23, 2010

Activity Days Recognition Night

The girls had a recognition night for activity days. They have great leaders who do a lot of fun things. M danced with her friend Shae and J did a little solo. All the girls did a really good job!

They each had to bring things that represented themselves and set it up on display.
It was interesting to see what the girls chose.
M had her picture, a favorite book, some dance stuff, nail polish,
earrings, something she made, a pillow,
her DARE medallion, and a few other things.

J chose to bring her picture, scriptures, a dance trophy,
her journal, a Fancy Nancy book (of course), a webkinz,
something she made at Color Me Mine, and a hair flower she made.

What a fun activity! The girls were so excited to share their talents.

November 22, 2010


We've been having a lot of fun times around here! J and Tal being silly.

T with Tate, she really likes him.

S loves, loves, loves shoes. I found about 20 pictures similar to this one on my camera. He's done this many times before with different pairs of shoes. Crazy boy.

M reading to Corbin. I thought this picture was way too cute not to post.

November 21, 2010

S and his Toolbox

Our ward combined with two other wards for scouts. S has been loving it. One day he came home with this toolbox. I was very impressed. They did such a great job making them. He even came home with tools in his toolbox. They have gone on a bike hike, played baseball, and all sorts of fun scout things. Yeah for scouts!

School Parade

Gotta love the annual school parade. It was weird not to have T there.

I loved J's witch get-up this year. She was so excited about her costume and I thought she looked super cute!

Thing 1, Thing 2, and Sally
Love it!

Trunk or Treat

Our ward trunk or treat was a lot of fun.
Ange, Reggie, Em, Tal, Dani, Greg, and Tal came too!

My pirate friend April and I!

Dani looked so cute and so did the little zebra!

Indie and my sexy 70s hubby!

Thing 2

Watch out for the witch!

T wanted to be something scary.
I think he is the "Scream" guy.

S has such an imagination.
He came up with his own costume and was so excited about it.
He called himself Mr. Gutman. I love it!!

Em and Tal

Ange and Reg

Next year we'll have to match our years.
I was from the 80s and R was from the 70s.
R's costume was actually named disco sleezeball. Hilarious!

A few of us.

Mom and Dad

Too cute for words!!!!!

Pumpkin Carving

We had fun carving pumpkins!

T was excited to have such a huge pumpkin this year!

J wanted a cute little one.

M is always content with whatever.

S went for a scary look.

A Fun Halloween Dinner

We had a lot of Halloween celebrations this year.
One of them included a Halloween themed dinner on Sunday. Super fun!!
"Graveyard Surprise"
(oreo cookie, cream cheese, jello dessert)

"Witches Brew"
(pineapple and orange sherbet with lemon lime soda)

"Mummy Pillows"

"Pumpkin Brains with Vampire Eyeballs"
(pumpkin stew with olives)

"Monster Eyes"
(deviled eggs)

"Graveyard Greens with a Spidey Surprise"
(green salad with spider rings and worms, served with "slime" aka ranch dressing)