Sunday, December 7, 2008

Kim's wedding

It was so fun to be home so I could be around to see my best friend from high school get married.  Kim and Kyle were married on the 5th, it was a fun day.  She is so happy and it makes me so happy to see her happy!  Congrats Kim and Kyle!


Hallie got a little shiner, I love the picture below of her making sure grandma could  see it in the camera.  

Jack and grammie out collecting sticks for the christmas tree.  Grandma put gum drops on the ends of them.  The kids have done good staying out of them but Scott has had a hard time.  


 We went to G&G Thornton's for thanksgiving dinner.  Ericka and Ben were there also with Braxton.  He is so cute, so so chubby! I cant get over how big he is, he's such a doll!
Grandma Mona and Braxton.  
Grandma T and Braxton.  
What cute kids!! I think Braxton is bigger than Ky!! 

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Jackson's Turkey Hat

Jackson made this hat last week in nursery.  He loved it and I thought he looked so cute in it. Sorry there are two of the same pictures, I cant delete the one.  I'm trying to get used to mom's computer.  We had a fun thanksgiving first going out to G&G Thornton's for dinner and then to the Mecham's for desert and leftovers.  We missed you Pete so much and will hopefully never have to be apart for a holiday again!  
I'm thankful for Pete, Jackson, and the opportunity to be in Cleveland going to school. I'm thankful for such great family and friends.  I'm greatful for the gospel and my testimony.  Jackson is thankful for Jesus and Heavenly Father, mom and dad, grandma's and grandpa's, snacks and toys.  

Love you Pete, keep studying hard! We love you and miss you most!!

Dad's 50th birthday party

Sorry Pete, I switched these pictures up.  The bottom is of Dad coming down the stairs for his surprise 50th birthday party.  I think he was pretty surprised!  The top is of Camille bringing his cake.  They got a sparkler candle, it was just like a real sparkler on the 4th of July.  The kids liked it. They were all trying to blow it and the others out.  It was a fun night getting to know dad better.  Camille did a good job on organizing the party and Tiff put together the cutest book ever for him with all the memories we wrote for him.  We had a good dinner and a fun night with everyone there.  Charlie and Marilyn were there as well.  We wish you could have been there too! Miss you, Love you, see you soon!!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Okay one day I will re-figure out how to get these pictures in order, or a better order anyway.  Halloween was so fun this year.  Jackson was a dragon.  He loved his costume.  Pete taught him that dragons blow fire so he would blow fire and throw fire balls at anyone if asked to.  It was pretty cute.  Here he is with Jack Heaton's lion head on.  
We're thinking this is what our girl (if we get one someday) might look like if she inherits my hair. :)
Jack with my pig nose on. 
Alright here are the pictures of his costume, this one he is throwing fire balls.  
Scary teeth :)

A cute mask he and dad made at a halloween carnival we went to, what a cutie!
Trick-or-treating. We only went to a few houses but he LOVED it.  We also went to our wards trunk-or-treat.  So mom and dad have plenty of candy!

Pete and I are pretty lame when it comes to dressing up!!!  We were pigs in a blanket, ha ha yeah pretty lame!
Matt and Taylor Hall.
Adam and Hollie Hurst (Napolean and Kip).
Jacob, Kat and Lily Gowans.  
Justin, Stacey and Jack Heaton.  

Yummy Apple Pies!

Pete and I wanted an apple pie so I called my mom and got this receipe.  Below is before it went in the oven and on top is after it came out.  Thanks mom for the FANTASTIC receipe, lets just say "YUMMY!!!"

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Some random pictures

I'm not taking the blame for these pictures being out of order, my "blogger" hasn't been working very good these last few posts and I'm not sure why. I guess they are really random. We made sugar cookies and I let Jack help, this kid only knows how to make a mess of everything. I'll probably be making them by myself next time! Hey at least we had fun.

We took a walk the other day and Jack wanted to pick all the "beautiful flowers" and bring them home to put in a vase. They didn't make it home but I though it was a cute picture of him sneezing.

This house is on my street and I remember last year being in LOVE with it when it started changing colors. It is the most beautiful orange red color!! I asked the lady who lives here and I think she told me it was a silver maple tree. I think I could live here (not in a suburb of Cleveland, but anywhere else towards the country) if family were closer. It really is SO SO beautiful here!

Notice where Jackson's fork is! What a messy kid!

Jack loves everything pirate right now. He was pretty happy to look like one with his patch, and hook walking around saying "argh my mateys".

More of the sugar cookie pictures, you can see the mess a little better here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fantastic Week (part 3)

This picture is supposed to be down with the Sacred Grove ones, but I missed getting it down there. On the last two days of my family being here we went to Niagara Falls and Palmyra New York. It was SO beautiful there with the leaves changing. Niagara Fall was FREEZING cold the day we went so we didn't end up doing much but seeing the Falls and then heading to Palmyra. The next day was beautiful and warmed up quite a bit, it was perfect for seeing the sites.
Mom bought the kids matching shirts and wanted to get some pictures of them together.

Mom, Kyden and I stayed up on top and tried to keep warm while Derrick, Lisa, Hallie, and Jackson went on the Maid of the Mist. They came back pretty wet and very cold! I love that Hallie looks like a chemo patient in her hat, so cute!

Lisa got this great picture on the boat!
At the Smith home in Palmyra.
Walking around the Temple.
Oh sweet picture of Jack.

Ky had the most beautiful blue eyes ever, well so does Hallie.

Hallie walked around the Sacred Grove with her hands on her heart. Lisa told her if she was reverent she might feel the spirit, so she walked around with her hand on her heart feeling the spirit. She's such a sweetheart!

Okay so at Niagara Falls Derrick buys the kids these huge suckers, you know the really long twisted ones, and the kids are eating them in the car. This is the NEVER messy Hallie, not even sticky!!
Here's Ky somewhat sticky, you can only expect this from an 18 month old. Look though, its only really around his mouth.
Then we look back at Jack who can make a mess of well EVERYTHING!!! His fingers are even stuck together. Its in his hair and eyebrows, all over the place. I sure hope our next little boy doesn't like to be a mess and stays clean, or at least more clean then Jack. We were laughing pretty hard at Jack and really this picture does no justice to really how messy he was!