Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas is Coming!

We saw the lights, had a pre-school program, and two family parties. We love this time of year!
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Friday, December 5, 2008

Festival of the Trees

We had the pleasure of attending the Festival of the Trees today. We saw a lot of cool things but by far my favorite (and the reason we went) was the tree dedicated in memory of my Uncle Dale.

As many of you know he used to entertain as Santa all season long and he loved everything Santa. I miss him dearly and this time of year I think of him even more.

I'm glad the Johnson girls (and helpers) did the tree, it's a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man.
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We took no photos for Thanksgiving but I still wanted to write about my favorite holiday. It was a great day filled with wonderful smells and delicious treats. We watched some football and a movie in HD (guess what Corb bought me for my birthday?!?!)

It was our turn to go to the Fox dinner this year and it was fantastic! I am grateful to have married into a family that I love and that loves me. My children receive the greatest benefit, as they are loved beyond measure by so many people.

We also were able to have pie with Corbin's grandparents and swing by my Aunt Lisa's open house and visit with family members we don't see often enough.

It was a lovely day all around. The best part was that when I got home, the dishes were done and there was still a half a pan of West Virginia dressing in the fridge- yum!

The big game.

Here we are for those of you that have known me for a long time-I've been a "recovered Cougar fan" now for 13 or 14 years. (thanks James) GO UTES!

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Trip to the Centerville Fire Station

Spencer needed this for scouts, the last thing so he could earn his Wolf.

The fire fighters were so cute and patient, they let the kids crawl all over everything. We had a super time!
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Halloween Part 5

The crew headed out- we were the first on the street!

And yes, Ruby is wearing a different costume.
She had to wear the mouse to town because I couldn't find the wings.

When I got home there they were!

Is this our last year for Jack to dress up?

This is Penelope and one of four boys she is considering for marriage. Not to worry, she told me that she would wait until she's 34!

The kids ate candy until Monday when it got loaded up and donated to the Food Bank.
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Halloween Part 4

Trick-or-treating at Nana's work. Please do not mention to her that her photo has been blogged!

Yes, we left with bags at capacity and they hadn't even knocked on one door!

It was really fun to see everyone and their cute kids and Linda (coworker of Nana's) had a prize for cutest costume and Penelope won! She was completely embarrassed...I was grateful, I half expected her to parade around or run a victory lap!

Cousin Eli arrived to late for the contest and I guess was not too happy about it!!

Are you tired? I was!
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Halloween Part 3

Trick-or-treating at Daddy's work.

Lots of funny guy's and gals with loads of candy!

Shown are our two favorite costumes...

Bags are over half full already.
This holiday is totally sponsered by some dental association, I know it!

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Halloween Part 2

Visited Grandma T. We love her!

Ate gross looking, but delicious tasting cookie finger made by Aunt Colleen.
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Halloween Part 1

Catching up is hard to do, but I'm going to do my best.

This is Halloween morning, no school, good weather, and pumpkin carving. We had a great time. We turned on Nana's stereo that she has in the garage and cranked the oldies. I'm not sure what station, it's Papa's!

Penelope wanted nothing to do with the slimey pumpkin so she colored some decorations from pre-school.

Ruby watched from the sidelines, desperate to get her hands ( and mouth, no doubt) on those orange things!

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