Sunday, November 29, 2009

Week 48...

Our Thanksgiving Weekend...

We have had such a great weekend. We have had a few family parties and I just had to post some pictures. My Uncle John and Aunt Sally came into town from Kansas. We haven't seen them in over 5 years. It was so great to see them and their kids. We had a party on Wednesday night and had a family talent show. It was so fun! Here is a picture of my Grandpa Rhodes with his Christmas present. He got it a little early because he is so cute! I just love the look on Grandpas face. He was so happy!
Sophie blew me away that night. She has been in a performing group this year. I haven't heard her sing either one of her songs. At the talent show she volunteered to go first and just nailed it. She sang both songs so well. I was so proud of her! She asked the next day if she could perform again...she cracks me up!

Richie played a little ditty on the guitar.
Stockton danced for us and so did Laynie!

Maddie, Jaylee and Sophie eating turkey!

We had a large group this year.

This is the best we could do at getting a group picture of all the kids.
EJ, Bridger, Maddie, Jackson, Jaylee, Jett, Laynie and Sophie

Black Friday: Yes we are the crazy ones who hit up the Orem Toys R Us at midnight. It was nuts but so much fun!
Oh yeah....then there was the BYU vs Utah game. Go Cougars!!!

My Five:

1. Watching Sophie sing
2. Watching Laynie color
3. Service: giving and receiving
4. Getting to see John, Sally and the kids
5. Giving Thanks

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like...

I know that it isn't even Thanksgiving yet but I just couldn't wait anymore! I love setting up my Christmas stuff! Laynies tree

Sophie's tree

My very favorite decoration is our little people nativity set. My kids just love it and are playing with it every second.
This is my nativity set that my Dad gives me a new piece every year. It is so beautiful.
I just finished those cute wise men this year.
My nativity collection!

Can't wait for Christmas!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Week 47...

Better late than never!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

We are Thankful...

For FHE we made our thankful turkeys. I love some of the things that the girls were thankful for.

Sophie: Coloring, My home, Sleeping, Snow, Music and Family
Laynie: Passy, Blankie, Sadie, Sophie, Snacks and Bear

Here are a few things that I am thankful for:

My Savior and Testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
My Husband and Kids
My callings
My home
Being a Mom
...the list could go on and on!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Before and After...

and After...

Don't they look great! I just love them! It has changed our entire kitchen! Thanks are the best!!!

My Five:
1. Snow
2. An awesome husband who is so handy
3. My Ugg Boots
4. Hugs from Laynie
5. Baby puppies

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fall Leaves...

A few of the neighborhood ladies and I took our kids to an estate property to enjoy the fall leaves. We couldn't have been to a better place. There were leaves everywhere and the kids loved every minute of it. They would push the leaves into a huge pile and jump into it. I just loved playing with the kids in the leaves today!!!
Bodi showed up with his truck and all the kids had to play in the back. This is my favorite picture of the girls!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Week 45...


Here is my latest failed attempt at making rolls. No matter how many times I try and how close I follow the recipe I can't get my rolls to rise. Does anyone have any tips for me? ( As you can see they weren't that bad because we ate most of them!)

SYTUCD Concert...

Last night was the So You Think You Can Dance Concert! It was sooooo much fun! I was expecting it to be a good time but I wasn't expecting it to be as great as it was. My Mom, little sister Hannah and some of the ladies from my ward went to dinner and then the show. We were screaming like little girls for Brandon's muscles. Can't wait till the next tour!!!

My Five:
1. My Halloween decorations are down
2. 70 degree weather in November
3.Kids in bed at 8pm
4. Nothing beats a fun night out with the girls
5. Feeling the spirit in primary

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Holiday Boutique this Thursday

My Mom, Rachel and I are going to be at a boutique this Thursday. Come see my cards, Rachel's Trendy Tikes ties and my Mom's super cute Stuff It pillowcases and bags.
Thursday November 5th
11-2 pm and 5-9 pm
1632 W. 200 N
Kaysville, Utah 84037
See you there!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Week 44...

Hooray for Halloween...

Happy Halloween everyone! We had such a great time this year. Bodi and I even got into the spirit of the holiday by dressing up. My Mom made the girls these super cute BYU cheerleader uniforms. This is Sophie doing a cheer leading jump! Goooo Cougars!
Here is the whole cougar family!
Don't you just love Hannahs costume. My Mom made that one too!

I had to add a picture from Sophies school party this week. All the kids were so cute. We had a progressive party. They got to go trick or treating at every ones houses.

Look at all the cute crafts they did for their party. They had so much fun!

My Five:

1. Flowers again this week from the Hubby

2. Halloween Parties

3. Debbie's chili

4. Pumpkin bread bowls

5. Finally getting to be with my Sunbeams after 5 weeks.