November 21, 2011


I went to Old Navy today to do some exchanges and to get a few things for Christmas. They were having a sale and I had a coupon for $30 off of at least a $60 purchase. So, I went in search of some good deals. I ended up with:

pajama bottoms for DH
3 t-shirts for DH
3 shirts for me
3 pairs of socks

After all the discounts, my grand total was $16.91!!
That was a savings of about $109, I think I did pretty good;)

Witches Weekend Craft

We made these cute "Give Thanks" blocks during our Witches Weekend.
I love them!!

Its a good reminder of everything we have, and all the things we need to be grateful for!

November 19, 2011

YW in Excellence, Pack Night, & Recognition Night

We've been busy with the kids events lately.

M had her first YW in Excellence night. Their theme this year has been the 13th Article of Faith, and they've really focused on being "seekers". M gave a little talk on her Virtue project. When she went to MD, she had the opportunity to finish her Virtue project, which is to read the Book of Mormon cover to cover. They did this in 2 days. She told about her experience doing it and how much she really enjoyed it. She is excited about YW and really wants to start working on some more of her Personal Progress goals. It will be fun watching her learn and grow.

M and her friend Shae.

S received his Traveler pin and a couple belt loops at his Pack Night. He really has some great leaders who help the boys set and accomplish goals. He's close to getting his Webelos badge!

J had recognition night for activity days. They each got to display some things that they like. J put her table together all by herself. I think it turned out super cute!

Each girl got to display a talent that they have. J did a dance with her friend Morgan. They did a really good job. The dance was super cute.

I love being able to go to these nights with my kids and to celebrate the wonderful things they are learning and doing!

November 13, 2011

I Have My Ticket!

I got my ticket for Thursday at 8:45 p.m., I can't wait!!

Such Nice Girls

I spent the weekend being sick, YUCK! I hate that. I felt really bad because we weren't able to do anything on Saturday. DH was working and then went to the BYU football game and I was sick all day, so the kids just had to keep themselves busy. They were pretty good for the most part. M and J were super cute little helpers. They brought me Pero to drink and warmed up my heating bags. They sure made being sick a lot easier. They even cleaned the living room and did the dishes while I was taking a nap. Such nice girls!

November 4, 2011

A Surprise 40th Birthday

My BIL turned 40 this year. We threw a Mexican themed surprise birthday party. It was a blast. We had it set up like a restaurant, made menus, and served the guests. The food was delicious of course and we all had a great time.

Some of the kids playing around.

We even had a pinata for him.
I think he really had a great time and I know the rest of us did too!

Halloween Night

Tanner was Jimmer this year.

My beautiful fairy.

The nerd.

Dead Bride

M and T went with their friends' for a little bit and then we stopped by Grandmas. The kids got enough candy to last for months. I'm already tired of having little wrappers all over the house, but oh well. The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time.

Family Halloween Dinner

Sunday night we went to Mom and Dad's for a yummy Halloween themed dinner.
J and Sierra decorated this super yummy Graveyard dessert!

Grandma told all the little kiddos a very cute Chocolate Chip Ghost story.

Cute little cuddly kids.

Getting ready to eat.

November 3, 2011

Power Outage

Yesterday the power went out while I was at work for about 2 hours. As we were trying to figure out what happened we found out that it was very widespread and the power was out for the entire city and many surrounding cities. No one knew when it would be restored and there was a lot of talk about food being ruined or homes being too cold. As time went on I got to thinking about how lucky we are, and it made me very grateful for modern day conveniences that we enjoy daily. Things that we often take for granted. We are pretty lucky to live in the homes we have and to stay warm there, to have food to feed our children, to have t.v.'s, microwaves, blow dryers, washing machines, and the list goes on. We sure were glad when the lights came back on. Who knew that a power outage would make me think about all that?

November 2, 2011

Halloween Family Fun Run

Andrea and Yoho invited us to go do a 5k with them. It was a pretty cold morning. J, Reggie and I only lasted a mile before J's foot was hurting SOO bad she couldn't finish. So, we walked back to Mom and Dad's and started making breakfast. When all the rest of the runners came home we enjoyed delicious pumpkin pancakes with apple cider syrup!

Trunk or Treat 2011

Our ward Trunk-or-Treat was last Saturday.
We had soup, rolls, and cookies and then went outside for some trunk-or-treating!

DH was a pretty good sport. He doesn't love Halloween and doesn't love dressing up,
but he did it for me. He looked great too. I thought we were a super cute 50's couple!

Ange the Ladybug and Reggie the little ducky!

My "nerdy" son and his buddy.

My "Pink Lady" sister Em!

Jose with Jakob.
Jakob was a little dragon, he was super cute!

3 cute girls!

Sierra and her "Dead Bride" cousin.

I sure love these girls.

DH and I hung out in the back of the car handing out candy.
It was a successful night and I think everyone really enjoyed themselves!

New Decos This Year

I love Halloween decorations. They are so cute. I saw some cute Halloween trees on various blogs and websites and decided that I needed to have one too. My friend and I got together and made some. I thought they turned out super cute! I love it! Now, how do I store it?

Made these cute "Witchy" blocks with my cute SIL's.

Another fun project with the fam!