Friday, November 28, 2008

Bowling in UT

While in UT we went bowling with Ryan's sister, Ronalee, and her family. We ran into our friends, the Owens, from Boise. The crazy thing though was that the Owens had just left Boise a few days before on their move to Arkansas. We were totally surprised to run into them at Fat Cats. We were even more surprised when we ran into the next night at Brick Oven...what are the odds?

I just this was so cute of his little hands in his pockets... Helping Avery roll her ball down the stand...not sure that is really necessary in bumper bowling?
Avery a little upset she can't have her own Rootbeer...oh to have the problems of a 2 year old :)

Sleepy Heads

We went to Ryan's mom's for Thanksgiving and I think the boys got a little worn out.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Caden's Thanksgiving Feast

Caden had a Thanksgiving Feast at school. I was so impressed at what they did. Each child made costumes out of paper...they had pilgrims and Indians and all the costumes were so cute. The kids were asked to bring different things for the feast. WE brought cheese slices and we had rolls, turkey, popcorn, apple juice. It was a fun thing for the families to participate in with the kids.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Luke's Blessing Day

Luke was blessed November 23, 2008. It was so nice to have as many as could be here. Andrew and Kelli came up from UT and were able to bring Ryan's mom with them. It was so nice to have them all here.

I struggled for a while what to do about the big day. You see, we were told that we could only have 5 in the circle for the blessing. How is that possible when I have 5 brothers alone, 2 brother in laws, a father and 3 more brother in laws on Ryan's side? How do you pick and choose. We were told if we couldn't choose then it should be the father and two grandpas. Well, Ryan's father passed away a couple of years ago, and it seemed weired to just have Ryan and my dad in the 2 even a circle? So we toyed with the idea of doing it in our home. The bishop agreed to that, but then I felt I was going against the council of our Stake President who receive this council from higher up....has anyone else heard of this?

Well, Ryan's side of the family was not able to travel. So we still had 8 total that we had to narrow do you do that? The bishop said he could do 6, but no more. Well, I have amazing brothers of whom each volunteered to not be in the circle. That was nice of them, but when they all volunteer, we're back to where we started. I really struggled with this, right up to the blessing time. We were able to make a decision and I appreciate those who were not able to participate for understanding.

All that aside, it was a wonderful day. The blessing was beautiful and Luke was perfect all throughout the meeting...slept the entire time. Quite different from Avery, whom was screaming as I handed her to Ryan to walk up to the circle :( Anyway, the family all came over after for dinner and spent quite a bit of the day with us. Andrew and Kelli left and took Paula with them back to was so nice having them here even for such a short time.

Ryan's mom, Paula, with Luke
Ryan, Luke and my dad

The only decent pic we could get of us...Avery was blurry in all them because she wouldn't stop moving!

Luke and my dad, both sound asleep
The grand kids and Matt spent most of the day in the bonus room playing games...thank goodness for bonus rooms!!!
Rachel, Caden and Nathan

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Did you get this deal too?

So, did anyone see this deal today? This awesome Britax car seat was sold on Target for $43!!! It's regularly $290 so it was a savings of 85%. I love a good deal, but this was over the top. I bought one, and found out later there was a glitch in the system and they weren't supposed to be sold for that. I'm still waiting to see if I get it. Some say yes, some say no.

My Big Baby

Isn't he just cute and chunky? I don't know when or how this happened, but he has turned into a little buddah. He eats so much and is so happy! We are so grateful for that!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Quick Sale

So, we finally had to sale the reliable, fuel efficient, Accord I've had for so long. I got this car the month before I met Ryan, so it basically felt like part of the family. Once Luke was born, and we are now a 3 car seat family, it was just too small and we either had to get a bigger car or always drive separately. That wasn't really an option, so we deliberated on a price and listed it on craigslist. Amazingly, after it was listed for 1 hour we got a call. A guy and his girlfriend were interested. After looking a few times, taking it to their mechanic, bringing their friends to see it, etc., it sold to him. When does something ever happen that fast? I guess it was a good time to sell a car like this. It was right before gas prices came down, so I guess it was a wanted vehicle. We felt lucky to sell it so fast. I guess the girl that bought it lives in the neighborhood next to us, so we often see it driving around :)