~My Reason For Our Blog~
"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences." — Gordon B. Hinckley

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat

We don't remember days......We remember moments
As Halloween grew near the girls asked if we could
do something different this year. For the past 10 years
we have gone to the trunk or treat they have at our church.
It has always been fun; games, food, friends and of course candy!!
But this year they wanted to do some different.
At first I was against it, but then as I was thinking about it I thought
Halloween is for the kids, if they want to do something different why not?
We ended up going to GJ for the day. They wore their costumes they whole time,
we had a few errands to do, each store gave them candy. Then we went to the
mall to trick or treat. It was great. We were inside out of the cold, they didn't have to wear jackets, and they enjoyed showing off their costumes. And every girl that was handing out candy loved the masks they were each wearing!! EVERY store in the mall handed out candy.
There was the longest line all the way around the inside of the mall, lots of people
dressed from the young to the old! Afterward we went their favorite restaurant
Texas Road House, they love the food and who wouldn't love throwing peanut
shells on the floor!!
We had a great family day!!!


Both the girls made their own masks
Our Masquerade Princess

Our beautiful little bat

Jolene was going in for a "bite"

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tooth Fairy

Jolene decided her tooth need to come out!
After school all she did was wiggle it,
then she would ask if it was ready yet.
We would try, but nothing, so she would go back to
wiggling it more. Then she would ask again for me
to try, just as she was getting ready for me to stop
out it came!!
Oct. 26, 2009
After the first one came out and the tooth fairy
made a visit to our home, it was time for the other
tooth to come out. She wiggled it non-stop for a few days,
then asked me to try just once, once was all it took
out it came!!
Oct. 28, 2009

Snow Already

Our First Snow Fall
What do you do when you receive 8 inches
of snow in 24 hours??
Build snowmen of course!

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Weekend At The Cabin

We have waited for this weekend all
summer, for an open weekend
to escape from our busy lives, so when a
weekend presented itself, we took it.
Time to enjoy ourselves in our favorite place,
The Cabin!!

The girls played games while they waited for
Raychel all ready to go fishing!!
The beautiful lake.
How can you sit by the
still water, breath the cool fresh air
and not feel renewed?
I needed this more then I knew. To
just sit back and listen.

The girls walked the shoreline finding "treasures"

Waiting for the "big one"
The girls love fishing Both girls caught fish, but Raychel caught the first one
of the day.
The girls love to push each other around
the camp in the carts
Raychel got a lesson on how to build a fire
Not bad!
Sitting in the rain waiting to roast marshmallows!
Roasting marshmallows
Jolene doesn't like hers black just brown!
Ward likes his......burnt!
More fishing anyone???
Our little camping beauties
Off exploring

Saying good bye until next time is never easy.
It is such a perfect way to get away! We enjoy the
quiet peaceful feeling of being in the cabin as a family
taking time to get to know each other again without,
phones, TV, or other daily interruptions! We are able
to leave the cabin and feel renewed and ready to jump
back into our lives until we are able to escape to the cabin again.
This time it wont be so long before we're back.

The view on the way home....
Cow crossing!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Day In Aspen

October's Party
The leaves by hundreds came-
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band."
George Cooper, October's Party