Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkins and other stuff...

Carson and I headed over to Megan and Andrew's to carve pumpkins the other day. We had to distract Alex a bit, but we had so much fun. I really like carving pumpkins, too bad you have to do the messy cleaning them out part first.

My witch and Carson's spooky tree
Our birthday party!! Carson and Andrew planned this little get together all on their own, and Andrew made us a sweet brownie cake.
Happy Birthday to us!!!
And the rest of the pics are of my Halloween village. I started collecting last year with a large total of 1 house. This year Megan got me another, so I decided that I would try to get a whole village, unfortunately some of the houses and buildings, and even the accessories are very expensive. So I decided I would try to make my own accessories, and even though they don't look as good at the ones at the store, I think it is way cool. I couldn't get a very good picture of it all lit up, but it looks pretty spooky and realistic in the dark.
We even made little hay bales :-)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Birthday Fun!!

Last week Carson and I headed up North for my friend Chelsey's wedding. The day started off rocky when things started going wrong for me at work, resulting in me getting off later than I was planning. Then I get home thinking Carson would be packed and ready to go, but instead he calls me to tell me he is stranded about 20 miles out of town. Seriously!!! He had gone out with his construction class, but hours later everyone was still working and he couldn't get a ride back. So I hurry and unload all my heavy work stuff out of my car and up the flight of stairs into our apt (it was about 4-5 trips), then pack some clothes for the weekend as fast as I can to so I can go pick up my stranded husband from the freeway exit. We were finally on our way, and estimated to arrive before the line at the reception was scheduled to end, but of course we got a little lost on our way to the place, and we barely missed them cutting the cake. We were there for the awesome dance solo that the bride and groom performed. Chelsey was such a beautiful bride, and it was so cool to get to attend the sealing the next day in the Draper Temple

Since our trip was close to my birthday, we decided to splurge and go to a haunted forest on our way home. It was way cool, longer than we expected, and with some new things that I had never seen before like this creepy clown that chased us around with a lawn mower. The scariest part was at the end when you have to get on this slide and go down, it was dark so the slide didn't look very long, but it turned out to be much longer than it looked, and then out of no where sparks start flying at you, and yeah I will admit I screamed.

We also made a trip to Gardner Village to see the witches!!! Carson is such a good sport to go with me even though it was pretty crowded. We had such a fun trip, now some other friends need to get married (Keara... Becca...) so we can do it again real soon.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


These 2 sure are cute together!!!
The other night Carson and I got together with Megan and Andrew and our friends Courtney and Zach to make Halloween cookies. We had lots of fun, and there was lots of creativity going. Andrew even sang us a little song about one of his cookies.

These are the 2 cookies that Carson decorated (halfway through decorating the bottom one I asked him what it was, he didn't really appreciate that).

Saturday, October 15, 2011

You see this little guy...
He came over to play with me the other day.
And even though I spent the next day...
sweeping and mopping crackers off the floor,
putting all the books back in the bookcase,
putting the cans back in the cupboard,
vacuuming up the spilled crumbs from the entire pan of peanut butter fingers that ended up on the floor (although let's be honest that was really more his mom's fault),
and putting all my Halloween decorations back up...
I just want to say one thing...

ALEX come back and play anytime!!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Fun!!

I LOVE fall!!! It is my favorite time of year, I love the colors, the weather, the leaves.. everything. Plus my birthday is in the fall, as well as the start-up to the best holidays of the year. I have been a little slow getting my Halloween decorations up this year though, because even though our lives sound really boring when I try to write about them in a blog, or a letter to Dallen, we are really actually very busy. But Carson and I did find time to go to Yankee Meadows the other day for a hot dog roast, and to see all the fall leaves. We also got to have our first snowball fight of the year. It is hard to say who won though, because while I hit Carson with more snowballs than he hit me with, he takes the award for the best hit with a well placed snowball right to my chest that knocked the wind out of me. He takes his snowball fighting very seriously.
Anyway here is a picture of the beautiful lake. The picture below is Nathan's refrigerator art from our family reunion. Crystal was riding home from church with my parents, and this message is for them. Even though the flash make the 2 hard to see, I think it is really funny.

Isn't he creative!!! I wonder how long it took him to make???