Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
This kids makes me laugh! He tries so hard to make the silliest faces ever. I have to beg and almost yell at him to try and get him to make a nice smile for the camera. True personality right there.
Friday, December 9, 2011
I have been putting off writing a post because I haven't yet uploaded my pictures, and I don'r really like to post without cute pictures to help with the story, but oh well. We got to go to Orderville for Thanksgiving this year and that was alot of fun. My sister DeAnna had put together our 2 annual Turkey Top Shot. It was Awesome. She had all sorts of targets and gun, we got a babysitter and all the couples went out to the range to get our guns on. We had to shoot targets to see who was the captains to choose teams. DeAnna, Me, Taylor and Tate were on a team. We shot water balloons hanging from a string, and tiles, and exploding targets. I got out before i got to shoot the exploding stuff and the clay pigeons, but it was fun to watch. This year David was crowned the turkey top shot champion. The next day we woke up early for the turkey trot. And when I say we I mean the girls me, Tay, Bev and DeAnna. I went 4 miles, Tay went 6 and Deanna and bev went 3, well lets face it, Bev woosed out before 3 but we all got our wonderful homemade heart medals. We had a wonderful meal of turkey and potatoes and I even made a DELICIOUS pan of sweet potatoes with a pecan crust. It was so good. Scott made the BIGGEST bowl of mashed potatoes that I have ever seen. It fed 10 people for 3 days of leftovers, lots of potatoes. Last year we ran out and he didn't want that to happen again. The boys had their turkey tourney game at 3 so we ate and headed up to the gym. You would think I married a super star the way my family acts about Tate and being able to play basketball in the turkey tourney. My boy cousins ( who were on Tate's team) told me everytime I walked by Thanks for marrying him. They had a great first game, and won. Friday morning the girls got to play volleyball. I love playing, even though we didn't win any games, it is still fun to be able to get out and play. The boys won their 2nd game and were in the cha mpionship. It was a fun game because it was against George, our adopted brother and my little brother's best friend. Saturday morning was full of more volleyball and eating leftovers and hanging out with cousins and playing in the warm sunshine. The weather was absolutely BEAUTIFUL in Orderville. Kasen and I hiked to the V and jumped on the tramp as much as possible. The boys played that night in the Championship game agains the Hoyts. And if you know anything about Valley basketball is that the Hoyts are some sort of prodigy and they are always in the turkey tourney championships. So it was a fun game and we ended up taking home the trophy:) It was so fun to watch and glad to say we finally won a championship:) I still like basketball, and I especially love watching Tate play. He certainly has been blessed with athletic ability, and I hope our kids get some of that. We had fun nights of talking and laughing, spending time with family that we don't get to see very often. We headed back home Sunday for me to get to practice on Monday. What a fabulous weekend we had. If only I could figure it out that I got to go home for Thanksgiving every year:)