Nov 21, 2011

Life Lately

November has been a busy month for us!  Richard has been busy with grad school projects and wrapping up his semester and Emily has been busy at work!  At school we have been doing all kinds of Thanksgiving projects and after the break we will be busy with Holidays Around the World projects!  All the fun projects and activities are part of what make teaching kindergarten fun though!  

We are looking forward to the little break we will have this week.  Happy Thanksgiving!  We are actually hosting Thanksgiving for the first time and we are so excited.  On Saturday we bought all our Thanksgiving groceries and now we're set to start cooking on Thursday!  Emily's parents and a few friends are coming on Thursday and we're looking forward to being hosts and to having a good time!  We then plan to spend the rest of the weekend relaxing, playing with Carly, and maybe doing a little work.  We can't wait!  We'll probably set up the Christmas tree too and start getting ready for December!  Yay!  

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! 

Nov 12, 2011

Today I will be thankful for today.  
For kind people. 
For healthy family members. 
For loving family members. 
For friends and neighbors.  
For Heavenly Father.  
For Carly.  
For hot chocolate and chocolate oranges.  
For pumpkin spice bagel dates with Richard.  
For love.  
For faith.  
For prayer.  
For a life that is not necessarily what I planned but good nevertheless. 

Nov 10, 2011

Happy Halloween 2011!

He was ketchup, I was mustard, and our little dachshund was a real hot dog.  
We were a big hit at our Church Trunk or Treat! 

birthday adventure.

This year for my birthday my (wonderful!) parents took Richard and I on a very fun adventure!  We drove through beautiful scenery to get to this fun train ride adventure.  It was a scenic fall train ride and we rode through a beautiful canyon where we got to see eagles!  It was very cool and very fun.  We had a very relaxing time and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the time with my parents.  We had some yummy snacks, saw a few eagles and even an eagle's nest!  We finished the day by going back to our house where my mom helped me plant some new pansies in my garden and we all had pizza for dinner. 
It was quite the perfect Saturday! 

Go Cougars!

Carly in her true blue gear.  All ready for the big game!

We are HUGE BYU Cougar fans.  How could we not be!?  We both went to school there, Richard's parents went to school there, and my brother goes to school there!  We love the Cougars!  We enjoyed watching the big football game (Utah vs. BYU) this year outside by our warm, toasty fire pit!  We had fun roasting marshmallows and being outside in the fall weather.  It was a fun night even though the Cougars lost the game! 

Sunday afternoon walk.

Richard and I love taking Carly on walks.  She is one lucky little dog!  She usually gets to go on three walks a day.  We had fun snapping some pictures on this walk one beautiful Sunday afternoon!