October 28, 2011


My friend April and I bought tickets to go see the SYTYCD 2011 Tour!
It was a blast! The girls were so excited to be there. We watched the season together, so we were all familiar with the dancers and the dances. The show was great! I really enjoyed it, and I think everyone else did as well. I wouldn't mind if we made a tradition out of the night!

Junie B., Boo and I Mean It

For J's book report we had to create a shield to represent different parts of the book she read. Then on the back she had to write a summary. She had fun doing the front, but when it came to the summary she was seriously stressing out. However once she got started, she got the hang of it and ended up doing a really good job. She was excited to take it to school!

Pumpkin Carving

We carved pumpkins the other night for FHE.
I thought they all turned out pretty cute!

Wait a second, what happened to my cute kiddos from the picture above?

Colorful Pasta

The other day M and S wanted to cook some pasta. They started cooking and then a few minutes later S came to ask me if they could die the noodles with food coloring. I said yes and they ended up with purple noodles. Then of course the alfredo sauce needed to be colored too. So, the sauce ended up a pinkish color. They were pretty excited about it. Cute kids!

October 25, 2011

Cross Country

T ran cross country this year. I'm not sure how he does it. I hate running, but good for him!
I don't know who took these pictures, but I'm glad I have them.

Check out that studly boy of mine!

T is in a weight training class and is apparently pretty proud of his muscles:0

October 24, 2011

Candy Corn Cookies

M and I made these yummy cookies the other night.
I thought they were super cute and festive! They tasted good too!

October Family Birthday

In October we celebrate my MIL's birthday and my BIL Brad's birthday.

Since there are only adult birthdays in October we always go out to eat and leave the kiddos at home. A lovely tradition if you ask me! This year we went to the Mayan.

The guys were making cheesy grins because we wanted to take their picture. I'm pretty sure they were making fun of us. RUDE!

They added some new acts to the show, which was pretty fun to see.

It was a fun night for all!

Springville Pumpkin Patch

On Saturday we met up with Ange, Yoho, Reggie, Mom, Dad,
and Yoho's family at a fun pumpkin patch in Springville.

DH and Papa with the pumpkin for we will use for dinner.

Me and cute little Reggie.
I can't believe how big he is getting.

I realized that I don't have very many pix of DH and I. So, even though I HATE being in pictures I thought I better post one of us.

The kids all loved this corn box.
I think it's way better than a sand box.

The kiddos on top of the hay maze.

After we left the pumpkin patch we went to the park for a picnic.
The weather was great, the food was good, and the company was wonderful!

October 23, 2011

The Red Barn & Other Stuff

Friday, early evening we went to The Red Barn. They have a fun hay ride that drops you off in a pumpkin patch where you can pick out your "perfect" pumpkin!

The boys getting all loaded up for the ride.

Out in the pumpkin patch there is also a maze made out of giant crates and a few fun places to stop and take pictures.

Grandma and the grandkids minus S and Wyatt who went MIA.

Right before we went to the Red Barn, I dropped T off at the church to go to a Scout overnighter. He has a really fun scout troop that goes on a lot of campouts and does a lot of fun things. Saturday morning they woke up and went on a 20 mile hike as part of their hiking merit badge. Everyone was exhausted, but they all made it and I'm sure feel very proud of their accomplishment.

When we left the pumpkin patch the kids and I met up with some friends and grabbed a bite to eat. Then, we all came back to our house with some more friends and we let the kids play while we sat around and talked. At 10:00 the kids and I loaded up in the car and went to the airport to pick DH up. He was in Ohio all week at a training for work. I was SO glad to have him home. Our home just feels incomplete when he is not there. We were so happy to have him back!

October 21, 2011

Sierra's Science Project

My cute niece Sierra needed some help with a science project, so we all went over to my SIL's house to help out. She made macaroni and cheese using 4 different kinds of milk and then had all the cousins be the taste testers. She used skim milk, canned milk, goat's milk, and powdered milk. The favorite was the skim milk and the rest of the results were kind of mixed. S loved all of them. I thought it was a great idea, and she did such a good job!


We went on our annual Grotto Trail hike this summer. The kids always enjoy this one because it's easy and they get to play in the waterfall at the end. We love going!

On Labor Day we hiked up to the Timpanogos Caves. This one was much harder (at least for me it was). But, we all made it to the top. It was a beautiful hike.

We went on a tour of the caves. It was quite a bit cooler inside the caves, about 40 degrees.

There were a lot of cool formations to see and everyone really enjoyed it.

A view from the top of the mountain. That small line going across the bottom of the picture is the road. I'm not sure how high up we were, but it was pretty high. We had a great time!

October 20, 2011

Pueblo Indians

S had to do a project on the Pueblo Indians. He had to do some research and then create a pyramid that told about and displayed some of the things he learned. In one section he talked about hunting and made a little hunting scene. Then next section was about food that the Pueblo Indians ate. He made squash out of clay and put them in a clay pot, and glued some corn to show what the Indians ate. In the other two sections he talked about the clothing they wore and the type of homes they lived in. He did a great job on it, and was very proud of his work!

Harvest Moon Hurrah 2011

Once again we had fun at this years' Harvest Moon Hurrah! There were lots of activities for kids to do. M & Morgan, and J had fun taking Tal around to all the different booths.

Dani, Tate, and Sierra met up with us also. The kids played, we took some pictures, ate some yummy food, watched the performers, and got balloon animals. Fun times were had by all!

August/September Family Party (and some July)

We had our family party in September and celebrated birthdays from August, September, and a few from July. There were a lot of birthdays and we had a lot of fun celebrating! I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family. We love getting together and spending time together!

October 10, 2011

Nightly Reading

This is J's new favorite spot to read to me. What a crazy girl! It actually works well because she is away from all other distractions and she can read to me while I am cooking or cleaning the kitchen or what have you. Whatever works to get her to read:)

October 9, 2011

Monopoly Deal

Our friends introduced us to this game and it is a blast!
We've had a lot of fun playing it with them.

October 8, 2011

Fashionista Parade

Last night we were playing games with some friends, when these 3 cuties announced that they were going to give us a "fashionista parade"!

Then, of course they had to pose for pictures.

Lots of poses, giggles, smiles, and good times!

October 3, 2011

Halloween Candy Jars

I made these cute Halloween candy jars with two of my cute SIL's.

We always have so much fun together and make the cutest things! I love it!