Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thing to be grateful for...

I guess I better get at least a few things posted before I get so behind I'll never want to do it again. We had a great Thanksgiving. We usually have two dinner's to go to but, this year the Davis' didn't have a get-together. Though I missed seeing the family and my mother-in-laws stuffing, It was nice not having to rush all day long.

We have had a very relaxing weekend and I'm grateful for my family. The Mora's got together at my Brother Lamoni's house. And had all the food we could eat and then some. We have most of the traditional Thanksgiving things like turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, but we also have Mexican food traditionally served at Christmas time like pierna (pork roast), black beans, jicama and peanut salad, and some years we even do chiles rellenos, but not this year.

The Day was so nice you could see the mountains so clearly I had to take a couple of pictures.

I'm grateful for the earth we live in and for the freedoms we have in this great country.
I'm grateful for my family, even though they hate taking pictures.Grateful for my brothers and sisters and that they open their home to all of us to celebrate these special days.

For a home to live in especially in these difficult times (but I'm especially grateful for the decorating part of it)

For talents and friends that make me remember them. I was asked to dance last week. It was lots of fun remembering the steps and choreography, but my knee didn't appreciate it so much.

I'm grateful that my mom taught me the love of crafting among many other things. I do it as much and as often as I can. I attempted to do a boutique this year and these are some of the things I did.
Christmas wreaths...

Joy and other type of signs... It was lots of fun making them.

Grateful for good schools that my children go to and that they still celebrate the Holidays.
This was Eric John's class and their thanksgiving feast.
Grateful for lazy days with the kids and simple things like making ice cream in a bag.
Especially grateful for little surprises like Dallin coming home the other day with a shaved head. After I got over the shock, he explained that the whole football team did it in Honor of a friend battling cancer, and they did it to lift up his spirits. He passed about a week later and the kids were all very strong and decided to dedicate their playoff football game to him.

Red was Loren Merkley's favorite color so they all wore red the whole day...Even for their game. The cheerleaders cheered for him and I'm sure that his family truly appreciated it. I proud of all the boys. Good job Bulldogs!!!
There are so many things to be grateful but more than anything I'm grateful to know my children walk in truth and righteousness.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Free Sonic Ice

I love that we finally have some sweater weather, now that it's November. That was a long hot summer. So today as we were eating dinner guess how surprised I was when we heard and saw this outside (don't look at our ugly, dead grass). It was so funny to hear the kids say it was Sonic Ice falling. So I took my cup and filled up! J/K... Though Eric thought it would be funny to go get a handful and throw it at the kids INSIDE MY HOUSE, and I wonder why my kids don't behave. We have such crazy weather in Arizona, I love it!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Happenings

A little late, but better late, than never... Halloween was great this year a little laid back.
We started the Monday before Halloween with some pumpkin carving at a friend's home. We had some delicious soups, bread bowls and lots of fun getting in the Halloween Spirit.

Good to know even the cool teenagers can still get into to the spirit of the Holidays...Halloween Day... we went to our annual block party. I think it gets bigger and bigger every year. The kids were ready first thing in the morning, I'm sure it was agonizing waiting until sun down to get started. Miss Angela dressed up as, what else, but a princess, Cinderella to be precise and loving all the cute things she got to wear. Ammon and Eric, I mean clone troopers invaded our home and were ready to demand candy as ransom. They trick or treated to their heart's content...

...The kids had a candy auction with all their loot. It was funny seeing all of them sitting in a circle with their pile of candy holding up candy to the highest bidder.

and then at about 9:00 pm we had some of my family and some friends over for some grown-up fun. I of course had way too much fun decorating...

...we played a game called Would you Rather? It was sooooooo much fun and so funny. It's just a serious of ridiculous questions that you have to choose from. For example:

Would you rather Be trapped in an elevator packed with wet dogs -OR-with 3 sweaty, fat men with bad breath?

Would you rather Have 5 bottles stuck on the fingers of one hand for a year -OR-a bucket stuck on your foot for a year?I Know... so silly but so much fun. The way you win the game is by doing challenges. Oh, lets say like... Lap water out of a bowl like a cat

...or dance only to the tune of your own humming

...or make up your own, like make all the guys do a Samoan dance... SOOO funny!!!

Needless to say, we had a blast. I love Halloween, Family and Friends, what more can you ask for.