Monday, November 30, 2009

Turkey Day

I didn't do a very good job of taking pictures on Thanksgiving so this is what you get! I could not keep Ryker away from the table favors. He went around to every chair eating all the runts and drinking everyone's left over drinks. No wonder why he's sick this week.

Here is our lovely turkey!! I absolutely love getting together with everyone for Thanksgiving and eating Turkey. This was my first Thanksgiving with my family in about 6 years and it was so fun to finally be able to eat with them. We had the best sweet potatoes ever and lots of other yummy food to go with them. The pies were great....that is the ones that weren't burnt. I'll have to tell that story another day. Amy, I hope your living area doesn't still smell of smoke!

Here is some of the crew...not everyone made it in the shot. At least the important ones are pictured. J/K!!

This is us stuffed of food that we wanted to puke!!!! But it was well worth it!
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Is it just me?

This time of year always seems to be busy with the holidays, but for some reason I feel like there just isn't enough hours in the day to get everything done. Is it just me or is time just flying by so fast? Ryker has started saying a few words, well actually he only says one, SOCKS! It is so cute to hear him say socks, over and over and over. He loves to go outside and so when I tell him it's time to get our shoes and socks on he gets so excited and just starts saying "socks, socks, socks". Usually the only time we go outside now that it's cold is to take Rayden to pre-school. Ryker gets so sad when Rayden gets out of the car and runs into school. That kid deffineately has some separation issues.

Rayden has really been loving pre-school. I'm really glad I held him back a year. I kept thinking I would regret it and that it would be such a hard a year with him home but so far it has been a really good thing for him. I went to help out at his school the other day and it was good for me to see the other kids look up to him. They would all ask Rayden to help them open the playdoh and he was so cute with the younger kids. I think it has really helped him learn how to be a leader and not a follower all the time. He knows how to make his own decisions now and not to just do what other people do. He's also doing so much better with his speech. I really feel comfortable about our decision and I know that it was the right one. I just can't believe he is getting so big! Some days I look at him and think - "I'm too young to have a kid as big as him!" Then I realize that there are people my age who have one or even two or more kids than I do and I'm grateful that I just have two precious boys!!!

Life is good. I love being a mom and I love watching my kids do their funny little things each day. I don't love when they tear apart the house every other second but I guess that goes along with the whole mother thing. You would not believe how quickly that Ryker can destroy things...I better watch out because everyday he grows older, he learns more and more things he can get into to!!

Monday, November 9, 2009


My sisters and I have a little family tradition where we go to Deseret Book's Time Out for Women. If you haven't ever been need to go!! We've been to Las Vegas, Kansas City, and St. George. Basically you go and get together with thousands of women and listen to some amazing speakers and musical artists!!! Here are some pictures of us being cute and silly!!

The most important thing I learned from the TOFW weekend was how much I rely on my family and my sisters to get me through each day!! They truly are my best friends and I love them all so much. I also realized how much I rely on my Heavenly Father. He truly loves me and knows my strengths and weaknesses. He lifts me up when I am down, comforts me when I'm sad, and answers my prayers and guides me when I'm lost. I am so grateful to have the knowledge of eternal families and the eternal plan of salvation. Without that knowledge, I would be lost.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Scary Halloween!!

We started off our Halloween by decorating sugar cookies with friends and cousins!!! We had cookies, cookies, and more cookies!

We got together with all the cousins to go trick or treating! It was so fun to see all of thier costumes! They ran around the neighborhood so quick and got so much candy! I don't think I ever had as much energy as all of these little boys had on Halloween night!
Here are the two pirates!! They were having some pretty cool sword fights together.
Yes, I decided to dress up this year. As I went around my old neighborhood where I grew up everyone just thought I was one of the kids! I guess I'm glad I still look's annoying getting called a teenager but I'll be grateful when I'm older and hopefully I'll still look young!
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