Wednesday, October 31, 2012


 For the second year in a row, Emma went Trick-or-Treating with Pirate Cousin and Army Man.  They had a great time together.
Emma didn't want to wear her ears, but Daddy did!

Monday, October 8, 2012


 Sharen is turning 71 on the day we are leaving for our trip, so we celebrated tonight.  We have been trying to do a monthly FHE with her, so we combined it with a birthday celebration.  She asked us to bring her gift back from Disney, so that is what we will do.
Sharen and Glenn

Sunday, October 7, 2012


 Since our both Glenn and Joe will have birthday's during our trip (by the way, their trip is seperate, just at the same time, and to the same places! :)) we got together to celebrate before leaving.  Mom, Dad and Chris were not going, but all the rest of us could think and talk about was going. After all, we are leaving in less then a week.
 Pirate Cousin pulled out some of the hats from when we all went to Disney World in 2008.  Emma thought Uncle Joe's ears were great!
Yumm!  Hot Dogs for Dinner

Aunt Meredith always had great fun for the kids to do.

Mama getting some love!

Aunt Meredith gave Emma all these Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals.

Pirate Cousin wanted to wear Emma's Hat

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Me, Emma and Grandma Kim.  Also Lupen and Daisy
 We were invited by Emma's Birth Family to join them for conference at their home in Otis.  We went down to spend Saturday with them.  Their home in Otis is lovely, surrounded by acres of forest.  Emma got the chance to visit with her Birth Mother Kristen, Grandma Kim, Aunt Kelsey and Uncle KJ
Kelsey, KJ and Kristen

Emma coloring and drawing with Kelsey and Kristen

Emma playing with Kelsey's dog

She adores picking dandelions

Aunt Kelsey made Emma a crown of the Dandelions

Our beautiful flower child

Her beautiful bouquet.

Friday, October 5, 2012


Meredith's Pumpkin
We are getting close to our big trip that we have planned for the last few years.  We leave next Thursday!  Yeah.

As part of the prep, I needed to finish our Halloween Costumes for Disneyland's Halloween Party.  We are attending with my brothers family.  As part of the planning, my Sister-in-law said that we should all go as pumpkins, because lets face it, we are all big and round.  We took that and went running.
Joe's shirt
 So today I finished the shirts, and took photos of these two to send to Meredith.
Back of my shirt
 I think they came out great!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I received a call from my friend Carolyn about Mandy's Birthday.  She had a great idea about getting a bunch of us together for lunch to celebrate, and wanted to know if I would host it at our house.  So, everyone got together for lunch and a play group.  The kids were adorable as they all sat at the tables to eat their lunch.  The party was a success, and I think everyone had fun.