Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

We had a great day yesterday with family and friends. We enjoyed a huge feast, great conversation, and of course, the time with each other.

Kevan and Kennedy enjoying pumkin pie.

Michelle with Morgan after dinner.

Tim and Jeniece getting ready to go.
Yummy twiced baked potatoes.

Trevor and Kyle

My handson husband cleaning up after dinner.

Isn't he great?

Our centerpiece created by Kevan

MaKayla, MaKenna, Wyatt, Trevor, Kevan, and Kennedy watching Kung Fu Panda.

Morgan after her nap with a chocolate smile.

Uncle Chad and Trevor taking a break from the football game.

Beverly and Mel
Thank for opening your home to us and our crazy kids.

Lynn and Tyler taking a quick break from pie and computer surfing.

Wyatt and his cheese ball smile.

Time for bed kids. Did you have a fun time playing with cousins and eating yummy food?

Kevan and Morgan. What a face, Morgan!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Milestone to Remember

Today I had Morgan's pictures taken to capture her 18 month birthday. In the past, I haven't been able to keep a bow or flower or even a pony tail in her hair. This time I was determined and I sat on her to put the pony tail in her hair really tight. Then I put to bow in to hide the rubber band. So today is milestone for Morgan and her hair.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

It really is a "happy" birthday. Here are 31 things that make me "happy"...

1. My husband
2. My 3 beautiful children
3. My yard with real "grass"
4. Free Samples
5. Scrapbooking
6. Surprise calls from my mom
7. Vacuuming (I know, I'm weird)
8. Snow
9. Christmas music
10. Being healthy
11. The whole family healthy
12. A clean house (not doing it, but the result)
13. Surprise calls from any of my brothers or their wives
14. When Wyatt says "I'm the best mom in the world"
15. Running a 5K
16. Presenting a good primary lesson
17. Being organized
18. Kevan's success at school
19. Having my girls leave Activity Days with a smile
20. Looking good in my jeans (Thanks Jeniece)
21. The Beach Boys (right, Dad?)
22. Morgan's love for music and dancing
23. Money in the bank - not to spend, but just knowing it's there
24. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
25. Good news about old friends (congrats Jon and Shaunae, your baby is beautiful)
26. When Shawn takes the kids for a few hours to give me "mommy time"
27. When Wyatt recognizes letters he learned in preschool
28. When Shawn calls from work to say "hi"
29. Morgan's tight hugs around my neck
30. When Kevan says "That was a great dinner, mom"
31. Hot chocolate made from steamed milk

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shawn Going Family

Welcome to our blog. I decided to give this a try because I am terrible at keeping in touch with everyone we love so much. I hope this will help everyone keep updated on the simple joys we enjoy in our everyday lives. And I hope we will add some simple joys to your everyday life as well.