Wednesday, November 30, 2011


We had a nice and relaxing Thanksgiving. Earlier in the month, Josh's preschool had a Thanksgiving feast that Lucy and I got to attend. It was fun to eat our little feast with Josh and his class.

We had lots of different ideas of what we wanted to do for Thanksgiving, but ended up finding ourselves on our own for the holiday. Adam and I enjoy cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner, but we didn't want to do it just for ourselves (because let's face it, the kids weren't going to eat much), so we decided to just make a few pies and go out for dinner. We went to Rudy's and it was EXCELLENT! Their smoked turkey was amazing, and they have the BEST creamed corn I have ever tasted. It was even nice enough that we could eat outside.

It was great to have yummy food that we didn't have to cook or clean up after. After dinner, we went home and had mini pumpkin pies and lime meringue pie that Adam made. So yummy!! Later, we were able to Skype with our families and share a bit of the holiday with them. All in all, it was a very nice, relaxing day and I'm so glad we were able to spend it together. I am so grateful for my little family and all the blessings we enjoy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


We took the kids bowling the day before Thanksgiving. I think it was the first time we've gone as a family, and the kids were really excited when we got there. Lucy lasted for about 4 or 5 frames before losing interest, but Josh had a blast the whole time. I'm glad we were able to go and have fun. It is definitely something we should do more of in the future.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Grandma's Visit

My mom came to visit us last week and she brought along my nephew, Ryan. Josh and Ryan are very close in age, and I'm so glad they were able to spend some time together and have a fun week of playing. That's one thing I miss most about being away from our family. I wish my kids were able to play with their cousins more. And now for the pictures!

We had a great week. Grandma had so much fun playing with the grandkids, and they loved all the attention. I'm so glad they were able to come and visit us!

Sometimes...'s so hard to wait to get in the tub.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Halloween is always a struggle because Josh never likes to wear costumes. He even picked out his Thomas costume this year, and when we got home and went to try it on, he didn't want anything to do with it. We wrestled it on him, and it took a little while for him to get used to it before he would stop messing with it. Even after he was used to it, he didn't want to put it back on for Trunk or Treat or to go to school on Halloween day. The boy was just not made for Halloween, I guess. We did have fun at the ward Trunk or Treat. Adam had to work, so I left our candy bowl in the back of our Jeep and took the kids around the parking lot.

Josh actually had a lot of fun. In years past he hasn't really gotten the whole concept of trick or treating, but this year, everything clicked and he loved going from car to car, holding out his pumpkin and saying "Trick or treat!" Lucy had fun walking around, too. I don't think she knew what was going on, but she got to wear a pretty dress that she loved and everyone we passed kept commenting on what a cute little witch she was.

Josh had school on Halloween day. Lucy and I stayed for the Halloween parade the school did. It was cute to see all the kids in their costumes. Unfortunately, the video I took was lost when I was having issues updating my phone later. Boo. But I did get some pictures of his class and teacher.

We didn't go trick or treating that night because Adam had to work and I didn't want to take the kids out by myself. I wish I had, though. I think Josh would have really enjoyed it (finally). Definitely next year!