Thursday, October 30, 2008


We went Trunk or Treating for the first time this year with a friends ward and it was really fun for the kids.
They got to go around and get a lot of candy in a short period of time and yes I am wearing a T-shirt at Halloween time at night in Utah! The weather has been so nice to us this year here.
This is Mallory's "cat" face. She is the cat from Aristocats.
This is Logan's tiger face.
This is Before we left to go to the Trunk or Treat. I made these costumes by myself by the way and without any pattern. Just fabric and a sewing machine. I am pretty impressed with myself because I really am not that great of a seamstress. Mallory has wanted to be a white cat for two years now and you can't find a costume like that, so that is why I decided to make them this year. Lyndie was a puppy again since she really didn't use it last year.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I'm Getting Excited for Christmas!!!!!

This is Christmas 3 years ago! I can't believe my babies have grown up so much! It makes me sad. But anyway, I was in Wal-Mart yesterday and saw all the Christmas stuff out and I have to admit I get sucked right into all of it. I love this time of year when everyone is so selfless and giving. I am always in a good mood around the holidays. Is anyone else getting excited?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Our exciting weekend!

This is Jeremy prior to his Gall Bladder surgery. I can blog about it now because life is almost back to normal now. I took pictures after, but they are not very flattering, so I won't post them. Jeremy had his Gall Bladder out at LDS hospital on Thursday. The night before that, Logan was throwing up all night. Logan went with me to the hospital since he was recovering from the night before. Thursday night Jeremy kept me up with his pain and stuff and then Friday night Mallory started throwing up clear until 4 am. This was really hard because Jeremy was totally unable to help me and I was exhausted after three nights of no sleep. Saturday morning I walked around just crying. I am pretty sure my ability to cope with everything went bye-bye after the third night without sleep. 

I called my Relief Society and they arranged to bring in dinner for three nights. It was a big relief and allowed to me to get my sanity back and now we are doing just fine. Definitely not a weekend I want to repeat, but it did humble me to realize that I can't be tough all the time and take it all on. There is help there, I just need to be humble enough to ask for it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Witches at Gardner Village

We go to Garder Village every year and walk around to see all of the witches with the kids. Although I never have gone on a Saturday before and do not recommend it to anyone. It was a zoo!
The kids had fun finding the witches all over and having their picture taken.
It was warm that day, so we ended up all taking our jackets off. It was a really nice day overall, I just will go on a weekday next year so we can walk around and maneuver more easily.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Star Wars and more Star Wars

Since going to Disneyland and seeing the "real" Darth Maul and Darth Vader, Logan has completely become obsessed with Star Wars. He has been watching episode 1 everyday for the last week and a half. We never let him watch it before thinking it would be too scary for him, but he loves it. I was worried about Darth Maul, but Logan has decided that he loves Darth Maul. The first time we watched it together and when Darth Maul gets killed, Logan actually started to cry with real tears and everything. I explained that he was the bad guy, but Logan said the "other guys" , Jedi, were the bad guys because they killed him. It was so cute. Who knew that Darth Maul would be his hero. He has some pretty good moves with a light saber now too. He watches the movie and copies whatever Darth Maul does. 

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Happiest Place on Earth! (4 days of Disneyland)

This is me and Mallory on the train. This was one of the kids favorite rides.
Lyndie refused to wear her ears we bought her as did her Dad. (Party Poopers!)
The Jungle Cruise. Another favorite of the kids.
This was the kids bunk beds. They are watching TV together in this picture. It was nice because they had their own TV and we had our own TV.
Getting ready for bed after a busy day at Disneyland.
Buzz Lightyear! The kids loved all the characters.
Captain Jack got a little fresh with me, but Logan was most excited to see him out of all the characters we saw.
Dad and Lyndie on the train.
Finding Nemo Submarine ride. The kids were glued to their windows until we got to a scary part, then they all leaned back at the same time.
Boo's door from Monsters Inc.
Minnie Mouse!

Mickey Mouse!
This is before the gates opened, so we took the chance to all get suncreen on here each day. It was in the 90's when we went.
Dad taking the kids for a walk while we waited for the shuttle to Disneyland.
They had a really cool story time in this room inside Innoventions. We went into this place anytime we were hot because it was about 60 degrees in here.
This is Woody's Halloween round up. They had a little petting zoo for the kids. 
A lollipop to keep Lyndie happy!
What's Disneyland without a caramel apple?
Jasmine and Aladdin. The parents at this one were pretty aggressive. We had to fight to get this picture!
I talked Mallory and Logan into going on the Matterhorn with me. We couldn't sit all on one seat, so one of the employees offered to go with Logan in the same car as me and  Mallory. Logan thought that he was pretty cool to get to do that.
The token picture in front of the Mickey Mouse flowers! Lyndie slept a lot in her stroller. We also got one for Logan and that was the best choice we could have made. 

I have to say that this was the funnest thing we have ever done as a family and I actually teared up as we walked out the gates for the last time. I love disneyland and we will definitely go back one day soon.