Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We had a great night of grandparents (and an aunt), trick-or-treating and candy eating.  I love Halloween.  Its so much fun dressing up and/or dressing the kids up.  I had so much fun making their costumes.  I’m so happy with how they turned out.  It was a great day.

Ready to give out candy: (although the whole bucket actually got stolen… punks.)





And there goes the hat…IMG_6711  Peter Pan & Tinkerbell:

All dressed up and ready to go!!



 IMG_6743b McKay had such a blast!  He RAN from house to house… I couldn’t believe how much he got it!  He was adorable to watch.  He kept saying his new word, ‘nanny’ (candy) and didn’t understand the fact that he couldn’t eat every piece that was given to him.  He would get very frustrated when he had to put his ‘nanny’ in his bag.  We gave him smarties to ‘tide him over.’ 


We are so lucky to live close to so much family.  Nana, Ahma & Ampa, Granna & Pappa, Great Grandma Marlene and Auntie Janeal were all able to come over to see the kids.  It was so much fun sharing this holiday with them.

We also had fun going around with some friends.  Haylee especially loved this.  She just loves her friends.


And my favorite part… the dump.


Carefully deciding which one last candy to choose.


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Happy Halloween Everyone!  Hope you all had a great and safe evening.

Friday, October 30, 2009

At the farm

Okay, not really, but I loved how this shot came out... McKay just hangin out on the barn. Too cute. More of our Bishop's Pumpkin Patch trip coming up.
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I love this smile!! Isn't it the best? I love the real, true, beautiful smiles of my children. I got a couple of great ones of McKay today that I'll have to share later too. Doesn't this smile just fill you with joy and happiness? Like, how could anything be wrong in the world when you see a huge smile like this? Just precious.
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Wow... So easy to blog! Another cool program that I definately want to get to know better.... Picasa. If you haven't checked this out, try it out. As I was looking through my pictures (I have my computer set to preview pictures in Picasa previews), I just right clicked this picture, chose 'blog this' and up it popped in a window ready to blog. Very cool. I've made a cool colage in Picasa, and I know there's a TON more to do with it I haven't discovered yet. Too fun!
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

More Blogging, Here I Come!!!

Okay, so I am so totally excited right now!  If you haven’t discovered it, you need to check out Windows Live Writer.  If you’ve been using it, or anything similar, you’re probably laughing that I’m just now discovering this, but NO ONE TOLD ME ABOUT IT!!  So I’m telling you… Over a year I’ve been blogging the slow and frustrating way… I had no idea there was a better way!  This program is like a document editing program, where you can insert pictures a thousand times easier, move them around, resize them, edit them, whatever.  Plus there’s a million more things to do with it.  Pictures is (obviously) what I’m most excited about though.  It’s taken me HOURS to post pictures on my blog.  No more!!  Yippie!  I am a very happy person right now.

Reactions?  Have you used it?  Are you using something else?  Better?  Let me know!  Please!



We had lots of friends over yesterday... it was a busy and fun day!

I thought this was cute... the boys all gathered around the -pink- princess "laptop" toy.
They loved it.

The boys having a snack

Aren't friends awesome?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

HomeGoods StyleScope - Bohemian Eclectic

I've been having a lot of fun lately decorating my new house. I love to look through magazines and oogle and find great, cute, simple, inexpensive ideas. I found this fun quiz from my friend Rebecca, and it was fun to see what it came up with. I think it's pretty much on the money.

HomeGoods StyleScope - Bohemian Eclectic: "Bohemian Eclectic
You have wide-ranging interests and influences and so appreciate a mix of styles, cultures, periods, and objects. You would never use a matching suite of furniture or want a home that seemed cookie-cutter. You have an artist's eye that enables you to mix the old or the unusual with the new and modern. When traveling, you seek out unique objects that reflect what you love, and you use them in a sophisticated way. Your home is visually intriguing and comfortable, with a delightful mix of cozy chairs, ethnic fabrics, elegant pieces, hand-made items, even a little touch of quirk or humor, all of which gives your place a laid-back, Bohemian feel.
You value creativity. You are stylish and fun loving, and can be an inspiration to others. You have a natural sense of drama, and you know you have to be willing to take risks—whether with colors, finishes, furniture choices, or ideas—for your home to stand out. Your home can be happy and lively and the place all of your friends want to be."

I look forward to posting some of my decorations and style, some of my thrifted treasures and just generally some pics of my new home! Now that its finally starting to come together a little bit... (That is, once I take my computer BACK into the geek squad to fix AGAIN, since it's still not working properly. Ug!!)