Tuesday, November 25, 2008


We are preparing to leave tomorrow for Thanksgiving to visit my family in Perry, Utah. We all get together there ever other year so here goes another big family get together! It should be pretty fun. My brothers and sister are some of my best friends so it is good to get to see everyone. My parents moved there about 5 years ago from Wyoming to retire and be more centrally located to all of us so it makes trips to Grandma and Grandpa's house pretty easy at least on this side of the family.
I am grateful this year for happiness. There are frustrating and disappointing moments in my life but for the most part I feel happy being a mom to my two little cutie pies and a wife to a very resourceful and handy man. He is so handy, in fact, he recently did some computer upgrades and now it takes some maneuvering to upload pictures to my blog and I am too impatient right now to figure it out. Hopefully I can get some more up soon! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Here is a rundown of our Halloween Festivities...

We found out that even though Zander has no interest in rolling over he does have quite a talent for pumpkin carving! Zander and Dave both went as cows and I went as a cowgirl, but Haylie went outside our little theme. She had her heart set on being a butterfly.

We went to our ward Trunk or Treat and Chili feed. I was hard pressed to get Haylie to turn around for a picture...she was too busy getting the candy. She was really excited to go trick or treating. Haylie has been coming up with all kinds of Halloween related games ever since we got the Halloween stuff out at the beginning of October. From ghost hunting to riding on broomsticks, to trick or treating for pretend candy...we have done it all. I packed up the Halloween stuff today. I have to say I am not sorry to see it go. Now it will be on to imaginary Christmas games.

Here is Zander showing off his sitting skills. He is pretty steady at this point although he thinks it is funny to tip over as long as he lands on his back. He doesn't like to be on his stomach at all. That's part of the reason he won't roll over I guess. He also has a tooth on his bottom left. The time has just flown by since he has been born. It is hard to believe that he is almost 7 months old. He is a happy baby and has made our lives even better.