Tuesday, December 20, 2011


We went bowling while we were there for Thanksgiving. I didn't know what I was getting into. Apparently I have a few professional bowlers in my family that I didn't know about. Tyleen, Kendra, Devin, Trent and my dad were all bowling close to 200. Tyleen I think finally was the overall winner.

Roxie even got into the fun and tried bowling for the first time. She loved it!
We went to Idaho this year for Thanksgiving. The morning started with a fun turkey bowl in the backyard. We managed to play without anyone getting mad, hurt or changing the rules. Quite an accomplishment for our family :) The Fishers came over to eat with us. They live down the street from my parents and become really good family friends.

The boys were ready to dive into that yummy food. Everything was so delicious.

Jenica's birthday

Jenica tried to go back home a couple times but couldn't bring herself to drive away. So, we got to celebrate her birthday with her here. Zeke and Porter drew her some beautiful pictures and were so excited to give them to her.

It was fun hanging out with family and getting a bit more time with Jenica before she left for her mission. We loved having her here.

Funny Toby

We were hanging out one evening with Jenica and Trent when Trent decided to go pick a friend of his to come play games with us. While he was gone, he called and asked if he should tell her it was a pajama party. Toby said he would be wearing his 3 piece suit so dress accordingly. True to his word, this is what Trent found when he walked in. Toby is so funny!

Monday, December 19, 2011


Zeke was so excited for his favorite holiday this year. He dressed up as a pirate from his new costume box that he got for his birthday. Porter couldn't decide between being a monkey and being a turtle, so we let him be both.

We broke the record again this year with the number of adults it takes to take 2 children trick or treating. Janiece and Connor came as a walrus and a nerd.

Toby and I even dressed up a bit this year.

Trent was hot rod, Jenica was a pirate and Kendra was a zebra.

We did the traditional candy on the blanket when we got home again.

Just a funny story: We stopped at the Snow's house first to see if they wanted to trick or treat with us. When they gave Porter candy, he was so excited and kept saying, "candy, candy, candy" over and over. We had to keep an eye on him when they offered him the candy bowl because he would swipe as many as possible before moving on. Good thing he is so cute. We made it all the way around the neighborhood before heading for home. I didn't think they would ever stop, but eventually their legs got tired.

5th Annual Pumpkin Party

We enjoyed another fun pumpkin party this year. We cooked all our favorite pumpkin foods but somehow I forgot to take a picture of the table this year. Bummer. Toby really pulled off a fun game this year. We played pumpkin croquet. It was so much fun.

First and Second place were both the pumpkins that fell apart during the game. I was the first one to become poison, but couldn't pull out the win. Emily won by putting Janiece out of the game.

Then we came in to carve pumpkins. There were some pretty creative pumpkins this year.