Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Blessings

Here are five of my greatest blessings:

Aren't they so stinking cute? They keep me extremely busy and drive me crazy sometimes but I wouldn't trade them for anything!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Our family has been so blessed this year. Our biggest blessing being baby Alex. For FHE we made our list of things that we are thankful for and hung it up in our kitchen for us to see all the time. We also challenged our kids to thank Heavenly Father in their prayers for at least 3 things from that list. It has been a good way to remind the kids that everything we have comes from Him.

(Do you see the number 2? That is Owen's contribution. I asked him for one and he would say "one". So I'd say, "What are you thankful for?" And he would say "two". So we are thankful for the number 2. Hehe.)

Excited and Not Excited!

I am really excited for Christmas this year! We have a new child in our family! It's always fun to add one more stocking to the mix. I am listening to music and watching movies, but I am not excited to put up my decorations this year. Usually I want to put up the tree as soon as Halloween is over. I think it is because I am terrified of what Owen will do to it this year. I can see him pulling the tree right over on top of him. I guess we'll see.

The kids are way excited. They couldn't wait until next week to make their Christmas chains.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Faucet Troubles

As those of you who live in Fieldstone know, EVERYTHING is an upgrade in our homes. So we opted out of many things we would have liked for the most important things like AC and gutters. :) Anyway, we had a cheapo, crappy kitchen sink faucet that just served its purpose. Nothing pretty about it. Well, it was leaking from every spot possible! So, we replaced it with a nice Kohler. No leaking, serves its purpose, and it is pretty! Dave worked at it for a couple days (5 kids make it difficult to get anything finished in a timely manner.)

and here is the finished beauty:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fall Craft

So a couple Saturdays ago it was supposed to snow. It didn't. At least here in Spanish Fork. But I had a fun craft planned for us anyway so we did it! We painted pinecones, tied ribbons on them, and hung them together. I think it turned out pretty good. And anytime the kids can paint, it's a hit of a craft. Thanks for your help kids.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Halloween 2011 - Pirates - ARRRR!

This year for Halloween we decided to all be Pirates because Owen loves them so much! He really is our pirate boy. He watches Pirates of the Caribbean 1 at least once a week. He also loves Jake and the Never Land Pirates. (He can even tell you the Pirate Password!) So we all jumped on the Pirate bandwagon! We had lots of fun at Spooky Movie Night, Adobe's Halloween party (where Owen lost his hat :( Seriously my heart was broken.), the Burrahm family party, the Grant family party, the school parties, and finally Trick or Treating! We had a great time! Here is the proof!

Dress Up Days

I always loved these days when I was in school. It was like Halloween for a week! My favorite day was pajama day so I could be comfy all day. My kids are the same way. They would wear pj's all day every day if they could. Here is crazy hair day and Mis matched day.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My new FAVORITE TV show!

Have you seen this show yet? It is awesome! It is unlike anything else on tv! It combines plot lines for adults and the fairy tales from when we were kids! It's great. I just can't wait until the next episode. I highly recommend it.