Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas time is here!

Yea! Christmas is almost here! I love this time of year!! From decorations to shopping to yummy treats to family, but most of all I love the reason for this time of year! I think there is a reason we celebrate the birth of christ at the end of the year! This month brings everyone whether they realize it or not closer to our savior. People in general are nicer and more willing to serve. Its a time when everyone thinks of others instead of themselves. What better way is there to end our year then thinking about and celebrating our savior! Every year ends on such an uplifting note and makes me want to be better throughout the next year! I cant help but feel so much love for christ and what he has done for me and all of us! I am so thankful to know I am a daughter of God, that chirst has atoned for my sins and through him and because of him I can be made perfect! I am thankful I can feel of his love everyday and for his example! Let us all remember the true reason for the season! This past week our family has been putting up our chirstmas decorations. It has been so fun! Here are some pictures from the last couple days.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Look how cute!!

My friend and her mom started making these DARLING scrabble tile charms. Check out there blog at: The charms posted on there are not your only option either, they can also do custom pictures and beads which would make these the perfect gift!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

Halloween this year was so fun! I started off the day by going to the temple at 6am to do baptisms with the ym & yw of our ward. Even though it was so early, it was a great way to start the day!! That afternoon nate and I went to skylers football game. It was senior day because it was their last home game of the season. Skyler's parents, Nate and I escorted him and it was hard for me to keep myself from crying! I am sad that it is all coming to an end so fast! Normally at this time I am ready for football season to be done for him, but knowing this is his last one makes me want it not to end. Ever since I have known Skyler he has been playing football. It is weird that from now on he wont be playing football at a college level. City Leauge here we come :) He played a great game and I am so proud of him! After the game we came home and I started getting Nates halloween costume ready. He was bamm-bamm/caveman. He was so cute and made the perfect bamm bamm/caveman! I made him a little bat thing to carry around and surprisingly he carried it the whole hour and a half we went trick or treating! He looked so adorable holding his bat in one hand and his trick or treating bag around his shoulder. We went with Nate's two cousin, Josie and Dallin who als looked so cute! Josie was a pink tinkerbell and Dallin was peter pan! I was worried nate wouldnt do well and wouldnt get the concept, so it was nice that Josie was there to help him! They were so cute and by the third door nate knew exactly what to do! It was so funny! They would run up to the door and Nate would either knock or bang his little bat on the door or sometimes both :) the people would answer and he would reach in the bowl and grab his candy. We would stick it in his trick or treating bag and every time without fail he would say thank you! At one of the last houses, he ran up to the door and knocked and said "trick or treat" before they even opened the door! It was the cutest thing ever! I couldnt believe how fast he caught on! He didnt always say trick or treat, but it was so cute to see them go to each door and get there candy and then run back to the street were everyone else was waiting and then move right along to the next house. We would see people along the way we knew and would stop and talk for a minute, but Nate wouldnt have it! There was candy to be getting mom! He would pull my finger any time I tried to stop! They pretty much ran from house to house! I was suprised how long they lasted! I thought we would go to about 10 houses and they would get tired and cranky and want to stop, but we went to most of the houses in the neighborhood! They were such good sports and made halloween so fun for me! I love being a mom! I am so thankful I have Skyler and Nate in my life! They mean everything to me and I love them death! They make life fun and I look forward to waking up each day and sharing it with them! I love this time of year, it is my absolute favorite! Everything about it is great from the decorations, to the festivities, to being with family, to the food and everything else...I just LOVE it!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin Carving!

Tonight we had our friends Liz and Judd come over for a super fun night! They came and ate dinner and then we carved pumpkins! It is Judd's birthday tomorrow so Liz and I (mostly Liz) made Judd a yummy cheesecake! He opened the second half of his present from Liz which was a good lookin pair of nike shoes! The first half of his present was her driving up and suprising him this past weekend in California at his football game! Liz and I went up together and watched our boys play! I am so proud of both our boys! They are so amazing! We made so many fun memories and as she said in her blog post we laughed A LOT! You are awesome Liz! We are so lucky to have such good friends! She also made him a cute slideshow of the 2 of them over the past two years! It was so cute! I am so excited for them to get married in december! Skyler and Judd cut open the pumpkins and cleaned them all out and Liz and I carved them. Nate helped clean out the pumpkins too! He loved sticking the spoon in the pumpkin and cleaning it out! I carved (at least I attempted to) a ghost. It looks okay with a candle in it with the lights off, but I couldnt get a very good picture of it like that. Liz carved a cute jack o latern face with a big smile and teeth! It turned out awesome! I actually bought 2 pumpkins so Skyler and I carved that one out in a normal jack o later face. Thanks again to Judd and Liz for coming over! We always have a blast hanging out with yall!