I picked up some acorn squash recently and planned on making my usual maple and brown sugar roasted acorn squash. However, when I was looking for some reci...
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
We hope that everyone had a Wonderful Christmas! Our Christmas was very nice. We started by having Christmas Eve dinner over at my parents house and had the family there for a Christmas Eve dinner as well as Grandma and Grandpa Lloyd, Aunt Mary, Grandma Maisey and Uncle Wade. After dinner and visting we came home and each of us opened one gift, which was PJ's. I was thinking that the kids would be sound asleep before we got home but nope they were wide awake and ready to open that one gift.They were so excited! Christmas morning we woke and I started a fire in the fire place, baked cinnamon rolls and then the kids woke up and the unwrapping began. Kimmi got dolls from Santa and Levi got a remote control car from Santa. Glen and Levi made Kimberly a bed for her dollies. After we were done opening presents we got ready and then went over to grandma and grandpa's for presents, a delicious brunch with coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, bacon, meat pie, oranges and hot cocoa. We also got to talk to Stephen for a little bit and we got a suprise phone call from Glen's dad with Adam on the other line. We only got to pretty much say hi, Merry Christmas, we love you and bye, but it was so nice to talk to him as well. After visiting at my parents for a little while we came home. Glen went to go feed the horses, Kimmi and Levi played with their new toys and started to fix Christmas dinner while listening to the families new Christmas CD. We had Mom, Dad, Ann and Alex over for dinner and ate by a soft candle light. All I can say is that it felt like Christmas, I love that feeling! After dinner we all relaxed and watched a few movies. That is our christmas there are a LOT of Pictures so enjoy! Everyone in there new PJ's This is the bed the Glen and Levi madee for Kimberly. After they brought it Kimmi gave Levi a huge hug. My parents for all of the guys had them close their eyes while my mom brought out Boise State Hats for each one of them. The funny thing about these hats was that Boise State Logo lights up. So after the guys got their hats they all turn on the lights and pout them on. When you looked around the room you would see all of the guys with the Boise State logo flashing. It was hilarious, so Awesome! The salad bowls that we got for Donny and Ashley.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Kimmi and Levi visiting with Santa at our church's Ward Christmas party. This year we went with our friends Kara and Jason their kids, some of their friends and both of Kara and Jason's families came along as well, to the navitiy that the Eagle Idaho Stake puts on. The night that we went it was cold and foggy, but the fog gave it a special feel that night as we stopped to listen to the angles sing, and then walked to see Baby Jesus laying in a manger. After seeing the baby Jesus we had hot cocoa and then took a tractor pulled hay ride back up to the parking area. The next night I went again with my Mom , Ann, Abby, Alex and my kids. The kids loved it and keep asking me if we can go back and do it again and again. Kimi and I on a tractor pulled hay wagon ride . Glen and Levi Walking thru the city on Bethlehem to see baby Jesus. It was neat to go with our friends and family this year to the nativity.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
While we were over at my Grandma's house,we took some four generation photo's with my Grandma Maisey, My Mom, My Self, and My Kids. It's funny because on the way driving over I thought that we should take a 4 generation photo and then my Uncle Wade mentioned, "Hey, why don't you guys sit close together and get a 4 generation photo." Two great minds think alike! Thanks Wade for taking our photo! I absolutely LOVE these Ladies, my Little Lady and my Buck!!! They are all very special to me.
Last night I ended up taking the kids trick or treating around our neighborhood. When we went around to the houses with their lights on I introduced myself to my neighbors. It seems like with how busy life gets that we don't really get to know those individuals and families that are right next door. After living in our house from almost five years it's about time to let them know that we are their neighbors. After hitting our neighborhood we went up to my mom's neighborhood, hit a couple of houses and then went over to my Grandma Maisey's house to visit with her and my Uncle Wade. Wade had gone to RcWilley to get a couple of Halloween decorations and one of them was a skeleton mummy character that Levi wouldn't go near because when you would clap or make a loud noise it would move and make scary noises. However by the end of the night Wade had convinced him that the skeleton was his buddy. Kimmi and Levi ended up taking turns clapping to make it go on and would laugh every time. ;) So fun! It was a fun night and has definitely been a festive month. Enjoy the photo's! Spiderman!!! Snow White and Spiderman right before trick or treating.... Grandma and Grandpa Lloyd's house (My Parents) Alex getting the door.....he wasn't able to go trick or treating this year because he was feeling the greatest, we ended up leaving him some candy since he wasn't able to go. Grandma Maisey's house. Wade, Grandma Maisey, Mom, Kimmi, Levi and I OOooooooow!! Wade being goofy as a Ghost..... Levi not wanting to go near the skeleton..... Grandma Maisey showing him that it's just fake, that it's okay and not to be scared. Ummmm ....... I don't think so! He didn't know what to think. Maybe it's not so bad after all..... Kimmi loved the skeleton, she thought it was funny when he went off! He's my buddy now!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Happy Halloween Everyone!!! So last night was our annual Halloween party!!! It was so much fun!!! Glen was out getting the horses ready to take them hunting today with my brother Allan and my brothers boss and ended up getting there a little bit late for the party. (By the way YOU OWE ME FOR THAT BABE!!) But he was able to come by and bring the horses to show the kids. We did a pinyta for all of the kiddo's, had the kids put together "Dirt and Worms", petting the horses, played a mini game of "Fear Factor" , ate lots of Yummy Food, took some fun pictures, and had a really nice time visting with everyone. Thank you to everyone who was able to come, it definately makes it a great party when you all are there, also thanks to everyone who brought something and help out with prep and clean up. We appreciate it very much and LOVE you ALL! :) Those of you who weren't able to come last night were missed, but there will be next years ;) There are a TON of pics, so I won't comment on everyone, but enjoy,and ............................. Have a fun and safe Halloween! The group photo of everyone. Petting the Horses... Pinyta Time! It was a Blast to watch the kids with the Pinyta :) CANDY......!!!!!!! PRIZES.....!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!! Hahaha... Love it Donny! Mr. Mafia and Mrs. Gorilla and going to brawl.... Nice Guys! Allan, Emily, and Abby as a Baker, Pinocchio, and Cindy Lu from the Who's in WhoVille. Emily really was a baker that night in helping me with everything!!! THANKS SO MUCH EMILY.....LOVE YA!!! Loved the outfit Allan... my brother wears that sometimes when he plays with his band in shows a propt. Abby as cute as ever. Katie, Dennis and their kids dressed as Cowgirl, Cowboys and their Little Monster!! I'm so glad you guys came, it was a lot of fun!! Corinne and Jarom as the "Swine Flu" She thought of the idea and made the customes! Love it Very Creative!! Shem and Reilly as the "Newly Weds" (You probably noticed them making out in the group photo......eh, eh..... you guys ;) Tom as the Muffia, loved it I almost got that same custome for Glen and I. You looked pretty tight man!Mom as A Halloween Butterfly, she did a great job painting her face.Ann as a Pink Gorilla...hillarious...loved it girl! Alex as the Dark Force.....Dun Dun dun... pretty spooky....So fun you guys looked Great! Glen and I were our own versions of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann for Pirates and the Carribean. Donny Ashley from China Town (They actually got their outfits from China, when they when up to visit her parents for a couple weeks this summer, loved the customes you guys!!! ;) Nice Allan.... Fear Factor Time! (Mini Fear Factor) What we did was divide up into two teams and two players from each team had to get the gummie worms and gummie rings out of the tin pan filled with whipped topping, the team that got the most in their cups in 40 seconds, won. Which was Team 2! Alex and Corinne won the prizes in their team, good job guys! I have to say that was fun to watch!