November 30, 2009


Friday after Thanksgiving we headed up to Pine with some friends to stay in their cabin. It was supposed to be just an overnight trip but turned into a couple of nights. We had a wedding Saturday night that we needed to be home for but the kids (and the men) didn't want to leave so LeAnn and I drove back down to the valley, went to the wedding and then drove back to Pine that night. It was a fun, crazy adventure. We love hanging out with the Haslams and our kids love playing together. We always have so much fun when we're together.

This was the view from the deck. It was beautiful.

Haley driving the Rhino.

I love these girls!

We celebrated Noah's birthday while we were there.

These two are best buds and big dorks!

Sunday morning we woke up to snow and fog.

We had a great time and hopefully we can do it again some day!

November 20, 2009

New Moon

Yes, I saw the midnight showing. Thank goodness I have a teenage daughter to use as my excuse. I loved it! It was so much better than Twilight and actually followed the book pretty well. They did change a few parts but it only made the movie better.

My crazy sisters showed up at the theater around 4:00 to save our seats. Then we all met at Chili's for dinner and then back to the theater for a double feature, Twilight then New Moon. I've never been in a movie where the audience it totally insane, crazy, screaming, going nuts... I can't even describe it. It was fun & hilarious. I'm glad my friends (LeAnn) bought me a ticket and then told me I was going, cause I probably wouldn't have otherwise.

LeAnn had these cupcakes made and brought them over before the movie (she's a little obsessed). They're too cute to eat!

I didn't have any cool Jacob or Edward garb so I stole one of LeAnn's buttons, it's OK, she still had two left -- did I say obsessed?

Hanging out waiting for the movie to start.

Now the real question. Team Edward or Team Jacob? After last night I might have to switch teams.

First time we saw this on the screen there was no screaming like I was anticipating, just one big collective SIGH!

November 7, 2009

Nate's 10th Birthday Party

Nate wanted to have a campout for his birthday so he invited some friends over and we roasted hotdogs and marshmallows around the fire pit in the back yard.

We had cake and opened some fun gifts.

Then we rolled out our sleeping bags in the basement.

It was a super fun birthday!

November 6, 2009

Haley's Science Project

Haley had to make a model of an animal cell for her biology class. She's so creative and loves doing things like this. She's always on the ball, getting it done early and doing more than is required to make it as good as she can.

The finished project. This better earn her an A+ after the time she put into it and the $ I put into it

November 5, 2009



Haley made a trip to the Oral Surgeon today to have a few teeth pulled. They were baby teeth that hadn't fallen out yet. They had to cut up into her gums and expose the adult teeth that were real high up in there and all crooked. That's why they hadn't come in yet and probably wouldn't have on their own. The Dr. attached little brackets with tiny wires and chains on them that the Orthodontist is going to hook into her braces and gradually pull them down.

She did great for the surgery. It was funny and sad watching her come out of the anesthesia. Hopefully this will be the only time we'll see the drunk Haley. Once we got her home and into bed (which wasn't easy considering she could hardly walk) she got real emotional. It broke our hearts watching her cry and not being able to do anything for her. We kept asking her if anything hurt, or if she was uncomfortable and all she would say is "I don't know".

Fortunately once she fully woke up she was fine. She's had hardly any pain, just a little soreness and she doesn't remember much about the whole experience. She even went to school the next day to take a couple of tests that she didn't want to miss. What a good kid!

Someday soon this will all be worth it and she will have beautiful teeth.

She got the teeth as a souvenier.

Some of Haley's friends left her a get well surprise. I think the hearts were meant for the lawn but we just seeded and had it taped off. So the front porch got heart-attacked.