Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

This year for Thanksgiving, I thought I would be fun to invite my family from Colorado and Boise to come to our apt for Thanksgiving. I didn't think they would go for it. I mean I wanted them to, but I didn't think they would. Anyway, they all thought it would be a fun idea, and then we could go see Temple Square and all the lights on Friday. So we started planning for just my family to come. That consisted of my mom and dad, my little sister Vanessa and my little brother Wesley all from Colorado, my older brother Russ and his wife Jade and their 3 kids from Boise. Then at the last min, my grandpa called and said they were going to come too from Colorado. So we were planning on 13 people in our two bedroom apt!!!!

Well...We had enough space....

Everyone had their own seat....

And we had way to much food!!!!

But we are so very thankful for all our family being willing to come to Utah!!!!

It looks crowded, but we had fun anyway.
My parents and Grand parents stayed in a hotel, and my brother and his wife and their kids stayed with us. I love having family over!! We did however, miss our other sister Elli and her husband Matt. But next year for sure we will all be together.

The day after Thanksgiving, we all decided to go down to Temple Square and look at the all the Christmas lights! There are over 100,000 strands of lights!!!! So beautiful!!!
It was a wonderful and very memorable Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for, and I am aware of it more and more everyday!
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Trying to be crafty

For the past couple of weeks, I have been trying to be more crafty. I found this wonderful store call "the Wood Connection Crafts" and it is an amazing store. Everything and anything that you could possibly want made out of wood and you make it how you want!!!!

This Snowman I thought was so adorable. So I tried to make one!!!!

This is another thing that I have seen made before and decided I wanted to make one of these too! I ended up giving it to my sister in law for christmas, but still. So much fun. I also made 4 vinyl boards for my family, but I forgot to get a picture of them. oh well. Next time.

Oh and I almost forgot, ever since Devin and I got married, I have been trying to get my bread maker to work, but it never would. So Grandma Henderson taught me a new way, and wow!!! look what happened?
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009


For those who are interested in FREE stuff, continue reading. my friend (thank you Jaclyn) found a website where you can get 50 free christmas cards. You just go pick out the design you want, upload a picture, and use a special coupon code. You don't have to pay for the cards or the shipping.( I actually had to pay for the shipping, Only $3 though. I got the 5 By 7 Cards) They are totally 100% free! How great it that?!?
Here's how to do it:
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(You don't even have to give them a cc #)
8.) Voila! In a week you will have 50 free christmas cards delivered to you doorstep! It doesn't get much better than this. AND, its so easy and fast. It took me 5 minutes!!! It was so awesome..Thanks again Jaclyn

Monday, November 16, 2009

Head First

Carter and I went to the Wet, snowy park today, and he decided to do the slide by himself.
The second time he went down, he flipped over and landed head first in the snow.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

We took Carter trick or treating around our neighborhood and he got a ton of candy for only going to about 7 houses...

Devin was Batman, I was batgirl, and Vanessa was a bumble bee...

I made her costume, thank you "make it and love it". Her wings are made of panty hose and wire hangers, and yellow pom poms and her tu-tu is made up of toule and elastic! And she bought her antennas and her earrings I made also. (I have never been crafty!!)

This Halloween was so much fun! I absolutely love holidays. We started out by carving pumpkins, and we thought Carter would have fun gutting it, but we had left it outside so the insides were freezing! He didn't really want to touch it.

Then we went to our ward Halloween party on Wednesday, and got to go trick or treating, and Carter got to march in a parade with Devin.

He was Peter Pan!