Monday, December 24, 2012

Lily lost another tooth (Sept 16, 2012)

Lily likes to leave the toothfairy a little note whenever she looses a tooth.  Her note above says, "This is how I lost my tooth.  Well I put a string in my mouth.  My sister dident want it there so she pulled both ends.  And thats when it happened.  It flew out.  but i did not know it came out.  I just tasted blood.  It took a little while to find it but we found it."  The picture she drew is of herself witha bag from taco time draped over her shoulder and her hand holding the tooth up (her actual tooth was taped to the picture) and a speech bubble with her saying, "it's kindof yellow.".  Notice the smile- that's basically what her smile looked like at the time.  This was her 8th tooth lost.

The toothfairy took the tooth and left the money on the floor. 

Thanksgiving at Bev's

For Thanksgiving this year we traveled to Bev's house in Herriman, Utah and enjoyed a true feast with some of Steve's family and some of Beverli's friends.
Our pretty paper plates- so festive!

Ninja is growing up but still has plenty of puppy in her.

Eva beginning to set tables.

Making meal preparations

Tron peeling spuds

Steve sporting his fauxhawk.

James with his friend.

The girls playing with Ninja through the sliding glass door.

Talking history with Bev's neighbors.

Getting hungry.
 The feast was ready only an hour late and it was worth the wait.  Everyone prepared a little something to add to the massive spread of turkey, potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, yams, rolls, corn, peas, green salad, dixie fruit salad, christmas jello salad, fruit salad, veggie crossaint pizza, BBQ bacon-wrapped waterchestnuts, brussell sprouts, and pies of all kinds- pumpkin, sugarless pumpkin, cheesecakes, key lime yogurt, lemon meringue, apple, with maple whipped cream or traditional whipped cream.  I may be missing some items, but as you can tell, we were not short on food.

It was good times with our loving family.  I'm thankful for Thanksgiving!  God blessed us with so much bounty especially the opportunity to spend time with our loved ones.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Card and Family Newsletter

I know I still have a lot of  "catching up" to do on this blog, but it's fitting to post a Christmas Card during the Christmas season, so here that's what I'm doing.  I'll still work on getting more posted from the past few months, but until then, enjoy the smilebox I made.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

President Ron Paul... almost... sorta...

 Ron Paul, former presidential candidate, came to UVU and we made the trip to see him.  The election came and went, and no, he didn't win, and as I predicted from the get-go, Obama got reelected.  It is very rare in U.S. history that a president is not elected for a second term, especially a war-time president.  That's a tidbit of information that I retained from my honor's U.S. history class in high school.  Ron Paul may not be president of the U.S.of A., but he's still president in our hearts.  Okay, that sounds mega-cheesy, but who cares.  It was a fun rally and a nice change to be around other people who love his message of liberty.
 There was much clapping and support.

 We got to get pretty close as Ron Paul left the premises. 
 And yes, he waved directly at me.  No joke. See ya next election Dr. Paul~ what ya say~ third time's a charm?

My First Field Trip As A Mom (October 2012)

 Amara's teacher asked me to join them on a field trip to the corn maze back in October.  I love field trips so of course I said YES!  I've always wanted to go on a field trip with one of my daughters, but never could arrange it... and now that both my kids are in school I can join the fun!!!
 Amara liked the bus ride and luckily my car-sickness didn't come on the field trip with us.
 Amara's teacher assigned 5 kids to me and we all had matching nametags.

The corn maze was fun, especially since it only took about 15 minutes to get through and we didn't get lost (I hate being lost!).

 We also went on a tractor ride to a pumpkin patch and got to pick our own mini pumpkin.
 Here the class getting instructed by the corn-maze employees about all things made of corn- marshmallows, makeup, soft drinks, etc..  We learned some fun new things!