Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Giant Pumpkin

Look at this GIANT pumpkin! My dad worked hard all spring and summer to grow huge pumpkins. We were lucky to be the recipients of his biggest one. He and my step mom had to roll the thing out of their car, across our sidewalk, and then it took the 3 of us to roll it up the front steps. My dad thinks that the pumpkin weighs about 150 pounds! I don't think that we will get around to carving it. Instead, I think it will sit on our front porch through Thanksgiving as a fall decoration. Then what? I'm not sure. It will have to be destroyed somehow to get it into the garbage can!

Homemade Applesauce

My kids have a new favorite food, Homemade Applesauce. It is so easy and it is delicious!

4 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a saucepan combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are soft. Allow to cool then mash with a fork or potato masher.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


This is a picture of my friend Aubrey and her family at the beach in California. Isn't it a great picture? Aubrey made the decision to go through the temple this past weekend and so I wanted to make a special "congratulations" post for her. I am a horrible, awful friend who let the date catch up much too fast and forgot to make the arrangements to be there. I am sorry for that Aubrey. I hope your day was wonderful! Congrats.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Disneyland 2008

We made it home from an amazing trip to Disneyland! The car ride was nice, the weather was great, the boys were so brave, the rides were fun, the food was good and our hotel bed was comfortable (I'm dying to get a new mattress). It was crowded there this year, but that is our only complaint. The boys went on every ride that they were tall enough for--which included Space Mountain for Nixin and the Tower of Terror for Jack--and loved them all. It was a much needed vacation and we had a wonderful time.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Balboa Pier Slide Show

I finally put together a slide show of our amazing day at the beach!

Monday, October 13, 2008

For Luke

This past week my brother Luke lost a dear friend and brother of his own. Cody Cooper passed away on Saturday, October 4th. All of us who have been blessed to know him will truely miss him.

I love you Luke, hang in there!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Balboa Pier

Hello from Balboa Pier! We had such a wonderful time today at the beach. The weather was perfect, the ocean was beautiful, we enjoyed shakes at Ruby's Diner and, to top it all off, we saw dolphins--real live dolphins--swimming in the ocean! It was amazing.