Wednesday, December 3, 2014


For Thanksgiving this year Peg & Pat invited us to Reno, and most of Tim's family from Utah met us there. It was super nice for us because we didn't have to drive all the way to Utah! So Karen and Gene came, as well as the Hardings. Cristy & Jim, and Daniel too. So did Marianne and Jeff. It was really nice to see some of the family we hadn't seen in awhile. While the women went black friday shopping, most of the boys went to an Automotive Museum.  They had fun, apparently it was super cool.

Fishing Trip

DJ's dad took him and Tim out on the river one weekend in November. They don't get to do that often so they had fun. They caught tons of fish.

this and that

Before I left for Portland for the weekend, Karen came to spend a week with us! She was recovering from her second hip surgery, but was able to walk and decided to drive down and spend some time with us. We loved having her. She also started to teach Kardyn how to crochet, she loved that. 
 This is what my drawer looks like after Everleigh helps Kardyn unload the dishwasher, I love it.

Time Out For Women

 Tim bought me a ticket to Time out For Women up in Portland in November, I've never been able to go so I was excited! I envied a few friends and we stayed the night up there. The conference started on Friday evening and then we went out to the famous Salt & Straw for ice cream afterwards.  They have really fun flavors, I got the pear and blue cheese one. SO GOOD.

 The conference started again the next morning. The speakers were fantastic and the music was great, there was a pianist there who was amazing. He was my fave overall. It was such a great time to just be uplifted and be around friends. For lunch on Saturday we found this little noodle house. It was super yummy! Then we went shopping after the conference was over in this super cool mall. It was like 4 stories high and like 2 blocks or something like that. Then we had dinner at a fun little pub and then headed home. It's about a 4-5 hour drive so we didn't get home until like 1am or something like that, but we had a blast. Thanks for going with me Carrie and Hollie!

It Happened

 Well the first week of November, it happened. My bestest friend and her adorable family moved far far away to Texas! It was hard letting them go, but we know it was for a good reason. Steve found a wonderful job and will be able to take care of their family and live in a great place. We're happy for them, but sad for us.

No more braces!

Chase got his braces off!! he only had to wear them a short amount of time, his teeth needed to slide over to make room for another tooth to come in on the top.  Now we wears a retainer at night! He was such a trooper through the whole thing, way to go Chase!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Halloween Costumes 2014

 Once again we have fantastic costumes from Karen! Of course with all the hype about the new Disney movie that came out this summer, both of the girls wanted to be Elsa and Anna. They loved them!!

 Chase had a harder time deciding this year what he wanted to be, but eventually came up with Indianna Jones and yes we let him watch the movie, only on Clear Play...but I can't remember which one he watched.

 We went Trick-or-Treating with the Wood's one last time! So sad that it was our last year together! The Blanks came too and all the kids had a blast! Such fun costumes this year!