Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon!

Thursday night Kristina and I and a couple of friends from work were lucky enough to go to an early screening of New Moon. Seeing the lines for the midnight showing as we got there I was extremely thankful that my friend was kind enough to let us buy some of her extra tickets. I would've taken pictures there but of course we got there with only minutes to buy drinks and popcorn. Besides big bad Harkins worker told us absolutely no cell phones, cameras, or recording devices of any kind or we would be escorted out and denied entry. I of course was not going to chance it. I have to tell you that I really LOVED New Moon. Twilight was okay but New Moon in my book ROCKED! It was also fun because we were in a theater with some very excited teenage girls that weren't ashamed to voice their opinions through the movie and it totally cracked us up. I should mention that my teen was definitely in that mix:) During the school year I let my kids have 1 ditch day to spend the day with Matt or I. Kristina chose today, Friday, to be hers. I'll give you one guess what she wanted to do? Yep we saw New Moon again today. (Hence the yucky picture at the bottom. Sorry not the best!) She loved it and so wants to go again. I think I will wait on that one. After the movie we did lunch and a little shopping. I'm having so much fun with her as she gets older and we can't wait for Riley to join the mix. So if you are looking for something fun to do--go check out New Moon!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chalk...What's it good for?

I'll tell you what it's good for...Making a huge mess out of my children and all the neighborhood children! At least they had fun decorating my driveway:)

Why oh why does she have to grow up?!

Last night they had the YW Evening in Excellence. They wanted the girls to feel like they were at the Oscars so they let them borrow formal gowns for the evening. I wasn't sure Kristina was going to do it and she came through and did it. I about fell over from shock when she came out in the dress. When did she get so grown up???? And on a side note...I never looked that good in a dress...little stinker:) I wish I would've taken the camera to get the rest of the girls because they were all so beautiful.

Monday, November 2, 2009


We started off our Halloween fun at the costume parade at Sam and Riley's school on Friday. (sorry the pics are totally out of order and I'm way too tired to fix them.) We had a ward trunk or treat on Friday which Kristina attended but Matt and I had to do some other errands we just didn't have time to get to the rest of the week. Then on Sat. we let the festivities began. We carved pumpkins and played outside. It was an amazing beautiful day! The kiddos got dressed up and off they went trick or treating! We LOVE Halloween at our house. Hope you all had a grand day!

Kristina before the trunk or treat
Hermoine Riley. I know it is lame at school but did get better for the actual trick or treating.
Karate Kid Sam
The Pumpkin and her studly AquaBat!
What a crew!
Good looking group!
I love these kids
Kristina's creative picture taking skills
Matt and his HOT DOG pumpkin
Sam and his pumpkin
Riley and her pumpkin
Kristina and her pumpkin
Me, my chins, and Mickey!
another cheese
Aren't we hot?!
Craving the pumpkins

Book Signing

Last week the kids and I and also my awesome cousin Jenny went to a book signing for Shadow Dragons. We just happen to know the author since we grew up with him. The kids love the Here There Be Dragons books and anytime we can do anything book related they are all over that! Good books for the teenish crowds by the way.

Awesome Dad

Just showing how Matt spends most of his Saturdays and time off. He is always willing to play with the kids. Isn't he such a great dad?!

Fall Carnival

Each year the kiddos' school has a Fall Carnival. Since we have moved here it has gotten better with each passing year. I decided to take the last shift to volunteer because whenever I choose earlier I am always stuck much longer than I'm suppose to be there. The kids had fun but unfortunately we didn't get a single shot of Matt. Bummer! They had bouncies, games, food, and fun. Kristina and I were able to serve in the snack department this year. Awwww...good times:)

Fire truck
Kristina with the popcorn job
I'm serving up some delicious sno cones

Honor Roll

I totally forgot to mention before fall break that these two smarties got honor roll yet again! Kristina had amazing grades as well. Great job kiddos!