November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

THE Turkey. It was deep fried and delicious! I must say it was one of the best Turkey's we have ever had. It was perfectly cooked and so moist and tender. A big thanks to the Taylor's for helping us and letting us use their fryer.
Lucas and John were SO hungry. Here they are with our fantatic feast in front of them. It was just us this year but we had a great time.

Another angle of the food....see that side of the yams that is white...John says that the sweet potatoes are like dessert at dinner and piled LOADS of brown sugar and marshmellows on top of "his" half. I like mine just plain with a little butter and salt and pepper!

One more picture just for fun.
The whole family. Lucas is making the funniest face. Crazy kid!
This year we have so much to be thankful for:
*our jobs
*our family
*our home
*the Gospel
*the Savior
*our wonderful friends
*each other
*the fact that we can put food on the table and clothes on our backs
*our health
*health insurance
*hospitals and doctors
This list could go on and on! We are so grateful for all of the wonderful things that we have been blessed with. We are so grateful for the Gospel and the joy it brings into our lives every day. This year we have an added something to be grateful for in that we will soon be adding to our little family. It has been a long 8 months but we are so grateful to the doctors and nurses who have been monitoring our little girl to make sure she is growing how she is supposed to.
To all our friends and family--- we love you all and are so grateful to have you in our lives!

November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

Halloween this year was so much fun for us. We had several activities to attend during this whole week. All the activites were different but fun in their own way. It started out with us carving pumkins on Wednesday night after John got home from work. Lucas would not touch the goopy stuff inside the pumkin. He kept saying, " gross". He also wanted to be held the entire time..."carry you momma carry you" that he wouldn't have to be by the guts.

This picture took some serious talking into. He really didn't like the idea of putting your hand inside something that was slimy and gross. Once they were all carved he thought it was fun but not until we were done.

Here are our finished pumkins. A big thanks to Dad who grew these wonderful pumkins in his garden and was kind enough to let us share. Everyone kept asking if they were real because they looked so fresh. I think they turned out kinda fun...classic pumkins.

The next activity took place on Thursday when we went to the ward Trunk or Treat at the church. It was a little different this year because they didn't do the traditional Chili Cook off like they have for the past several years. This year they chose to just do Hot Coco and cookies and cupcakes. It still was really fun but not the same as it usually is. There were several people we didn't know there and it was really fun. Lucas got to dress up in his Halloween costume and go trick or treating. This year was really fun because he really got into it. He had his little bag and would say "trick or treat" at every trunk and then when they'd put candy in his bag he'd say with a HUGE grin..."tank you" He kept calling his treats, "trick or treats". He was telling John all about how he got lots of "trick or treats" from the cars. He looked so cute in his little Red Sox outfit. We got a ton of comments from the Yankee's fans we know but we know a real team when we see one!

The only thing Lucas didn't really like was the black under his eyes. He couldn't figure out why Mommy was drawing on his face. He smudged a lot of it away. Thank goodness for eye liner...that is what John chose to use when he went to the store to find something.
The next activity for the week was an Adult Halloween party that one of John's co-worker's invited us to. It turned out to be so much fun. It was a dress up in costumes party and then there was a Murder Mystery game that took most of the night. We each had a part to play in the mystery. There were 3 rounds and during each round the host would give you a little piece of paper with clues that you were to reveal in coversation with people. John's part was a super nerdy computer programmer who when he talked always went into too much detail. His costume fit that perfectly as he went as Napoleon Dynamite. My character was in internal auditor with a company called Widgets, Inc and no one liked me becasue I was rude and would send my friends at the IRS auditing deptartment after anyone who crossed me. At the end when everyone was trying to figure out who killed the victim...people all thought it was me because I really didn't like the guy who ended up getting "killed".

All in all it was a really fun night. We had a really good time with a lot of our friends and a lot of friends of John's co-workers. I am so glad we went becasue it turned out to be a really fun night.

The last of the week's actvities was a birthday party of one of our softball friends little daughter Devin who was turning 5. It was so much fun. They had rented a bouncy house for their back yard and had so much fun. Lucas and the other kids had so much fun jumping in the bouncy house and all the parents were able to just kind of watch and visit. Then we came home, ordered pizza and waited for trick or treaters to come by. We didn't get nearly as many as we usually get but it was fun to see all of the neighborhood kids dressed up. All in all we had a really great week and I can honestly say that this year was one of my favorites!