Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

This year I had Noah for Thanksgiving and I had the whole weekend off. We went to my parents for Thanksgiving dinner. It was just us and the Amasio's, Uncle Mark and Ida and Aunt Gayle and Harry. It was a smaller crowd than normal but still very nice. My other siblings were at their in laws. It's kinda messed up because on the years that I have Noah for Thanksgiving, then all my siblings (except Kristi) go the their in laws. Oh well. Of course, we ate ourselves into oblivion and continued to eat as the day progressed. We played some games and laid around and relaxed. I got a couple pictures of the dinner table. I'm getting pretty lazy about bringing my camera places. I end up using my cell phone camera which isn't as good as my real camera but its much easier to bring places.
I also went and saw Breaking Dawn with my sister. I had been dying to see it and it didn't fail. I really liked it but hate that I have to wait a year for the next one. Can't they make movies faster than that???
Saturday, Marci and her family were in town and invited us to go to dinner with them and go to temple square to see the lights. It was SO crowded and freezing cold. It was nice to see the beautiful lights around the temple and feel the spirit that you feel when you are near the temple. It was fun to see Marci and her family too.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


This year, Noah went with Kent trick or treating. They went with Adam and Sarah and their kids and he had fun. He dressed up like a baseball playerthis year which was super easy. He just wore his baseball uniform and hat and cleats. We did a few other Halloween things during October. We went to Hee Haw farms in Pleasant Grove and went on a haunted hayride, picked pumpkins in the pumpkin patch and went through a corn maze. The weather was perfect so it was nice. We also went to Gardner Village to see the witches and went on a ride there too. We almost didn't carve pumpkins this year. The month just flew by. Noah opted to just use these little press on eyes, nose, etc on his pumpkin and I attempted to carve a bat in my pumpkin but it didn't quite work out. It was still fun though. I also went and helped in Noah's class room for the Halloween party. I was in charge of Bingo. The kids seemed to have. Of course, Noah didn't want me taking any pictures. He is at the age now where he gets embarrassed about pictures. It's pretty hard to get him to smile, much less pose for photos. Here are a few of the photos I got of the season. Is it really November 1st? Time is flying!

I like this one. I made Noah put the witches hand on his shoulder so it looked like he had his arm around him. This was probably my favorite witch.

This witch was pulling a handcart.

Noah in his costume. He looks SO much like Kent in this photo.

Noah's finished pumpkin

Mine looks like a bat right? I don't get how people can carve those patterns...its super hard and this one was listed as easy...

Noah and his friend, Cody

Trip to Vegas

We just got back from a trip to Vegas to visit Tara and Raleigh. My parents went too and they drove. It was kind of a quick trip but was a lot of fun. We left early Friday afternoon and got to Tara's about 8 p.m. We went garage saling on Saturday and did some awesome shopping at H & M, Old Navy and Kohls. I probably spent a little too much money but there were some pretty good deals going on that were hard to pass up. Plus I got a jump start on my Christmas shopping. Saturday night, we went to Red Robin for dinner which is always yummy. Sunday, we went to Tara's sacrament meeting and just relaxed the rest of the day and had a yummy dinner and dessert that Tara made. I still need to get those recipes from her. She is a really good cook. Her boys were so much fun to be around. They didn't shy away from us at all and they both talk like crazy. I couldn't believe how well Luke talks at 2 years old. I wanted to kidnap them and bring them home with me. Noah loved playing with them too. He really loves his little cousins. Monday morning we got up early and headed home. Once again, I didn't take many pictures. I just get too lazy with my camera but I did get a few good ones of Drew, Luke and Noah together. The day we left to come home was Halloween and Tara had her boys in their costumes so I had to get a couple of shots of them...too cute.

Luke wearing Noah's viking hat. The picture is a bit blurry for some reason.

How cute are these two little boys in their costumes?

Noah sure loves all of his little cousins.

Playing at the park