Saturday, November 28

Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope your day was as full of love and laughter as ours was!
(Warning! Picture overload!!)

Tuesday, November 24


I think this may be the longest I've ever gone without updating my blog. I wouldn't even call this an update- just kind of a fly by post. I've got at least a week until life settles down. Just wanted to say hi!

Tuesday, November 10

Sunday, November 8

Good Times!

Last night we had a big meeting for our New Moon Event. Since Vicki & Summer came all the way from New Mexico for the meeting we had to go to dinner afterwards. We went to JCW for burgers and shakes.

The burger was really yummy.... and really messy! Christy caught me with sauce all over my face. (I can't believe I'm posting this picture)

Their fries were good too- just ask Kim....

Christy's little one was the only boy invited to this party-

He got lots of attention-

I posted these pictures mainly to prove that I did let someone else hold him :)

A couple of random shots of the evening-

After dinner Rae and I went over to Meg's to visit and to snuggle with T.

Isn't he beautiful?!?!? *sigh*


Miranda was in town from Idaho last weekend so we got together for dinner. We went to Mazza which is an incredible Mediterranean cafe. It was so yummy!!!!

After dinner we wandered over to King's English bookstore and things got a little silly (shocking, isn't it?)

Love you girls!!!

Friday, November 6

Food for Thought Friday

What is the last thing you watched on TV?

Do you speak more than one language?
Not really. I used to speak German but I’ve let it go so I don’t remember most of it.

What are your favorite websites to visit?
Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Blue October, Etsy and TwilightMOMS

Midnight Snack
You have won a prize. The prize has two options, and you can choose either (but not both). The first option is a year in Europe with a monthly stipend of $2,000. The second option is ten minutes on the moon. Which do you choose and why?
I would choose to go to the moon. I’ve lived in Europe already and as much as I love it I think if I had to choose between the two space travel would win out.

Thursday, November 5


My heart goes out to the family and friends of the victims of todays shooting in Ft. Hood.

These two songs kind of fit my mood tonight. They are so very different but seem so appropriate for the day.

God Be With You Till We Meet Again by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Star Spangled Banner by Ryan Delahoussaye

Wednesday, November 4

Whatcha Reading?

I just realized I haven't mentioned what I've been reading recently. I don't get to read as much as I would like during the semester but I have managed to sneak a few good reads in.
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
LOVED this book! Great characters (Patch *swoon*) and a very intriguing plot. My only complaint was that the ending felt a little rushed. It's the first in a series. The second book comes out next Fall. I'm not sure how many books will be in the series.

Fire by Kristin Cashore
Fire is a companion book to Graceling. It has one overlapping character and it takes place about 30 years before Graceling. I was so excited to get this book into my hot little hands. Graceling is one of my favorite books so I had really high expectations for Fire. I think maybe my sights were set a little too high. I really enjoyed the book and definitely recommend it but it didn't sweep me away like Graceling did. It is a great story, strong characters and has an important message so it was worth the read.

Forest Born by Shannon Hale
Forest Born is the fourth book in the Bayern Series by Shannon Hale. If you haven't read her books I highly recommend them! She is a great writer! I really enjoyed Forest Born. I loved getting reacquainted with the characters from the other books and meeting new ones. Shannon can do no wrong in my eyes so of course I loved this book.

Next up on my list: Gone by Lisa McMann and Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

Sunday, November 1

All Hallow's Eve

Last night our house was invaded by all kinds of crazy and cute things-

A Kitty


Some kind of creepy thing (I'm not exactly sure what to call it)

A Dementor
A UPS mechanic

A Dead Soccer Player

A Lineman for Utah Power

A Fireman
We went to the annual Trunk-or-Treat in Mark and Kathy's Church parking lot and then came home for dinner & donuts.

The best costume of the night was Riley's. None of us recognized her when we first saw her. She's the silhouette off the I-Tunes gift cards.

Isn't it a fantastic costume?
I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!!!!