Sunday, November 30, 2008


Well another Thanksgiving is over and with it came some fun times and yummy food of course. Mom made her great turkeys, yes 2 of them, and all the fixins. Sister Sara made really delicious pies and I contributed 10lbs of mashed potatoes. We like it all. There's lots of left overs for those casseroles and sandwiches too. Me and my sisters all went to see "Twilight" . I really liked it and actually saw it 2ce with Sara. That was fun. That's what Thanksgiving is about to me, going to the show and shopping and eating large amounts so to that end it was a very successful holiday.
The moms took all the kids to Thanksgiving Point's Dinosaur Museum which was lots of fun for everyone. It's a very cool and kid friendly place with lots of hands on activities.

Here's Allison with her new birthday bike. It's her first big girl bike and she can really ride! She was so excited when she saw it. We just think she's the cutest girl ever!
Here's the birthday girl. Can't believe she's 5. I made the pink cake and we put the no blow out candles on it. She got a kick out of that. We had a party with the family and cousins. She really wanted everyone to go swimming at the rec center but that wasn't gonna happen so we compromised and took one of her little friends. She's a water baby just like me.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Well, we went up to take the kids sledding on Timp after repeated begging bouts and there was hardly any snow down low enough for a good spin. We did manage to find a couple hills to satisfy their craving. They are so funny! It was actually a nice time though our fire didn't quite take off as we had hoped so no roasted marshmallows but that didn't stop them from gobbling them up. We just put them in the hot chocolate instead.

If we could have taken a road up higher we could have found some better snow to sled down but we made due.

Here's the kids playing on the bridge over the river.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween 2008

Well we had a great Halloween this year. We were very busy but we made it through, yae!! Jorma decided he wanted to to as Darth Vader this year which was easy enough but not as creative as I wanted to be but it was his turn to choose. Allison is Ariel the little mermaid. They had so much fun with all of the activities - school and church parties where they marched around in their costumes in various parades. We also had a get together at our house with family for some of Grandma's yummy homemade pizza before we sent them off to get candy.
Here I am at the church party playing Halloween bingo with all the kids. I'm a scary witch if you can't tell with warts and all. One of my many costumes this year. Did I say I love Halloween..
Jorma at a Utah Lake adventure with a silly expression on a nice October eve.

Darth and Obi-wan face off! Cousin Ethan and Jojo had a fun night together going trick or treating in my brother's neighborhood. They got so much loot that I about died. They were all hopped up on sugar for the night.Jorma's school party where we played good ol' bingo again. Allison got to play too. Very good kids in his 3rd grade class.
Our 2 pumpkins in the middle - skeletor and kitty.
Here are the gypsies dancing around the fire (behind them). Grandma, Alli and Mary having fun at our house.
Cool jack-o-lantern! Daddy did this one.

Here we are getting ready to go out trick-or-treating. I'm Ursula the sea witch from The Little Mermaid to go with Allison's costume and the other mermaids in the family. I was also a butterfly fairy for another party the next night. Everything was fun this year. Jay and I love it when the kids are so thrilled and full of excitement. We took them around to some fun places and got to go to some spooky houses for some fun and scary skits by our creative friends. Sad it's be over but glad all went well.