Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gobble, Gobble!

Thanksgiving day agenda:

8:45- Breakfast at Dennys with the Colgrove family.
10:15- Showed up at Good Samaritan to grab Thanksgiving day meals to deliver to the needy. Cranked up the Christmas music and drove around delivering meals. It felt great to do such a wonderful service.
12:00- Turkey in the oven! Start preparing for the rest of the meal and guest.
4:00- Taking a break, looked through Black Friday adds.
5:00- Our Families have arrived and the celebration is on.

On the menu:

One delicious Turnkey- brined and roasted to perfection!!! Way to go Justin
Home made stuffing- my first time making stuffing and I must say it turned out great!
Green beans with bacon.
Candy Yams.
Cranberry sauce.
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.- My mom makes the best gravy!
Strawberry cheesecake- My hubby the master of cheesecake.
Pecan pie.

By the time we were all done eating we were stuffed. We relaxed and enjoyed the rest of the evening with our wonderful family. Can I just say I am so Thankful for Thanksgiving. Gobble, gobble!

Monday, November 23, 2009

It's the simple things.

This month I love taking the time to reflect upon all the things that I am greatful for. It's the simple things in my life that I have found I am most greatful for. Karson has really started talking a lot more in the last month. I love the way he says Mama, and when asked a question he replies with the cutest Mhhhmmm. I love when his little hand grabs mine and leads me to things he wants to show me. I love Kamdens creative mind. He comes up with the funniest things. The other day he got in trouble and I told him to go to time out. He told me "Ma I don't want to go to time out, time out is not my buddy." I am so thankful for my two boys.

Earlier this month I was able to take a five day trip to seattle to visit my great friends Brandi, Jeff and their four week old baby Faye. It was so much fun and we had such a great time. I got a lot of much needed relaxing in, and had so much fun with their baby. You forget how small they are. I am so greatful for such great friends in my life. I have many great friends that I am so thankful for.

Also this month my sister and her boyfriend got engaged. Yay Congrats Page and Tessa. I am so greatful for my family and so happy that Page will now be a part of it.

Last week my brother Austin who has been away for the past five months with National Guard surprised us all and showed up at our door. It was so great to see him again and have him home. I am so greatful for him and his service to our Country. I am so greatful for all the many men and women who serve for our freedom and the sacrifices that they and their family make.

And last but not least my dear sweet husband showed up this morning with doughnuts for me. He knew exactly what kind I like. I love that he is not only my partner but also my best friend. I am so thankful for him.

I have so much to be thankful for and I am glad to take this month to reflect upon all the simple things in my life that truly make it wonderful!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween tricks and treats!

Halloween Madness 2009! I always love celebrating Halloween. This year the boys had a lot of fun and really got into the Holiday. They were very excited about wearing their costumes and wore them many times. We started off our Halloween celebration Wednesday. Kamden had a Halloween party at school and was able to wear his costume. He was pretty excited about it and had a lot of fun, they even got to make slime.

While Kam was at school I took Karson to a pumkin patch to try to get some good pictures. It was freezing cold and he wasn't very coapertive so these are the only ones I got.

The week before Halloween Justin had to go to Mississippi so he wasn't able this year to share in our Halloween traditions. The boys and I had a great time but we sure missed Justin. One night we had a lot of fun carving a pumkin, the boys thought that it was great fun digging out all the guts. Afterwards we all got cozy in bed and watched, It's the great pumkin Charlie Brown. It was fun to spend the time together.

The next night we made sugar cookies and had fun decorating them together. Another Halloween tradition. Karson I think enjoyed eating more then decorating. Kamden really loved using the cookie cutter and the sprinkles.

Friday we went trick-or-treating to the office and met up with pa, tu tu and Randy. We then went to a local business that puts on an indoor trick-or-treating for the kids. It is fun to see the different parts of the office decorated all different. The kids love it and it really is the perfect way to trick-or-treat. The boys got a ton of candy. They were all smiles when we left. Saturday, Halloween day, we picked up Justin from the airport. We were very happy to have him home for the big day. That night we all dressed up and went to our ward trunk-or-treat and dinner. Justin was helping out with the spook alley, and got way into it. I hear that it was the best spook alley ever. He took the little boys through it and Karson about had a panic attack and Kamden came out telling me all night "Ma that Gorilla scared me and made me mad!". It was another great Halloween!