Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

This year was a super fun Halloween, it started out with a fun party for the little one's. We played some fun games and decorated cookies. Then Logan had a party at school where they sang some Halloween songs, did a parade and had a trunk-or-treat. Then we had a Halloween party for the adults, it was a blast! Then topped the week off by trick-or-treating with some good friends. Make sure you check out all the pictures and enjoy our fun week. What a great Holiday!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A New Approach

Typically I have only done new posts when we have done something fun, or if I have cute pictures to post, but one of my BEST FRIENDS has started to do a daily blog post to act as a family journal, I thought this is not a bad idea. I'm not sure if I'll make it everyday, but maybe just more often. Like so many of us I used to write in my journal every Sunday, however LIFE has gotten a lot busier so now it's only every few months :( So I'll start with today:

Today was exhausting...we were to the gym by 10:30 to meet a client that didn't end up showing up, bummer, so I ran anyway. Got Logan to school by 12:00 came home did laundry, visiting teacher come over, folded and put away the laundry, picked up Logan, watched Austin, eat lunch, did a workout plan, back to the gym by 4:45 and got back home at 7:30, ate dinner, cleaned up the house and finally sat down to veg at 9:00. Most days are not this crazy, but after being out of town for a week I feel like my head is barely above water.

Through all this craziness I was reminded by a colleague that things can definitely be worse, today was exhausting with all good things. Running, love it! It's my time to get away and to push myself and feel accomplished afterward. Taking Logan to school, great! So thankful that we can afford to send him to preschool, and see him interact with other children. Laundry, well thankful to have close to wash I suppose. Visiting Teaching, I love my v.t. she has helped and inspired me in so many ways. Tending my nephew, a good opportunity for service. Lastly, back to the gym, immensely grateful to have a fantastic job that I love, and that gives me the flexibility to still be at home with my wonderful kids.

I know life has it's highs and lows and I'm going to enjoy this high as long as it last, and when it gets low I will call on my Father in Heaven to help me make it through. I hope you all have a wonderful day. :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

California Fun

I had the chance to go on a last minute trip to California last week, my friend Elizabeth was going and asked if I wanted to go with her. Since I hadn't been in just over a year I thought it would be a lot of fun. When I was there I had a chance to go to see some great friends that I haven't seen in a long time, see my old high school coach, as well as see my mom, grandma, and sister. Although the 12 hour drive with four kids is not the most fun, it turned out to be a pretty good trip. Dave was experiencing bachelorhood again, thanks to everybody that fed him while I was gone ;)

Logan, Eli, and Makay
This is my childhood neighbor's little boy

My neighbor that I lived two houses down from growing up, and her son.
Cassie and Eli.

Mack daddy Makay getting some action, although Ashlyn doesn't look so sure if she about it.

Here are some pictures of the kiddos at the beach club.

The older kids on the slide, I like Maddie's Cleopatra pose :)

The whole group at the end of a long, fun day.
Ashlyn, Angela, Irelyn, Madelyn, Brooklyn, Makay, Shawna, and Logan. BTW that's 6 kids 5 and under, good times.

BFF Makay and Ashlyn they are only 1 week apart and had the best time following each other around all day. How cute are they?!

Here's G-ma dee feeding Logan his ridiculous sized portion, they did have a kids menu...oh well I think they both enjoyed this.

Makay, Shawna, G-ma Dee, Mom, Logan
Can you believe my G-ma's 91, she looks great!