Friday, November 27, 2009

Just an update!

So this week we finished up with wrestling. Noah really enjoyed it and wants to do it next year. He learned a lot and isn't too bad. He does well with the technique. He had his last practice on Tuesday night and they had some treats for the kids with a certificate and a medal. Noah was so excited. He now has over 10 trophies and about a dozen medals. He is so happy to add to the collection.

School was out on Wednesday and they go back on Monday so they have a nice little vacation from school. Noah and Mason have been playing nonstop since school let out on Tuesday. We did Thanksgiving dinner over at The Bank's house. It was so good. So much food too. Plenty of leftovers for lunches for the next couple of days. We had fun socializing and hearing mission stories from the guys. The kids just played until it was time to go home and relax. We all had a good time. It is so nice to have great friends that have become our family. I am so grateful for The Banks Family. They are a lot of fun and we just seem to click!!!

Black Friday, well I was just lazy. Chris and I woke up at about 9am. I think Noah was up about 8:30am. Chris went to work from 10-6 and Noah was outside playing most of the day. I played with my Cricut Machine that Chris got me for Christmas and let me have already!!! Then I ate leftovers for lunch and watched the Law and Order marathon on TV. Noah came in for a little so I could take a nap and then I realized it was 4pm and I needed to finish the dishes and take a shower before Chris got home from work so he wouldn't know how lazy I was today. It really did feel good to just hang out with no plans. I also did a lot of Christmas shopping online because I could still get the awesome deals with free shipping and stay in my pajamas all day. It was great. So that is what we have been up to lately. Not anything amazing but I have enjoyed it all!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Checking out Snow sites!

We went to find the best place to sled when it snows. Chris was telling Noah and I about this huge dome that he went to with the ROTC. So a couple of these pictures are from that. I just wanted to share them with you.

Happy Halloween!

So Halloween we made another haul!!! We went with The Banks Family to their ward trunk or treat and Chili cook-off. It was so much fun. I have never seen a ward decorate so much or have so much fun together before. They had all kinds of activities for the kids and even the adults. Then we went outside for the trunk or treat. That is always a huge success. Then we went to a couple of neighborhoods. Noah has so much candy that he will be eating it for the next year and until it is time to do it all over again. It was a lot of fun. Noah went as GI Joe this year. He was the cutest GI Joe I have ever seen. I will add a couple of pictures so you can see how adorable he is.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I am still getting pictures together so that I have enough for a disc. Halloween pictures are coming I promise. So this week has been hard. Chris was in the field for 3 days, which I know isn't long, but it is new to me. I will get use to it or maybe just be able to deal with it I am sure over time. Noah was a big help and so we just hung out and did some things just him and I. It was fun but I was so excited when Chris got home. I really do admire those women whose husbands who have been deployed because I thought those 3 days were the longest days of my life, I can't even imagine what they went through.

So I am working on a special project that I can't say right now, but I am loving it. It is so much fun and seeing the progress is amazing too. I also was at the craft store the other day and was just wondering around seeing what kind of project I wanted to work on and came across the Cross Stitching Section. I haven't cross stitched in forever. My mom taught me and Jared how when we were younger and I love to do it, (I am not as good as my mom) But I am trying. So I am cross stitching some ornaments for our Christmas Tree this year. With our move to Utah we didn't have room to bring our tree or any ornaments that we had. So this year we have to replace it all. Oh well. I always remember having ornaments on the tree that were cross stitched and so I want some on my tree this year. I am doing a cute little frog and then Lightning McQueen from the movie "CARS". I think they will turn out great.

Noah gets out of school at 1:30pm all this week due to SEP's. I have teacher conference tonight at 5pm. Noah is doing great in school. He is so smart and isn't getting into any trouble. He tells me all the time he is so glad that I stay at home now because he has more time to hang out with friends. His friend Mason and their family have been sick all week. H1N1, Strep, and Croup. I am glad that they are feeling better because Noah has been so worried about his best friends and has been kinda lonely. He has other friends that he plays with but Mason is by far his favorite. Well gonna get back to my projects. So much to do!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

So this week has been rather uneventful! Nothing out of the ordinary happened. Just the same old stuff different days. My mom is coming to visit us the end of January and I did find out that she is bringing two other visitors with her. My brother Adam and his wife Ashley are coming as well. I am so excited for that. Noah knows that my mom is coming but we are keeping Adam and Ashley a secret. Noah will be so excited. Him and Adam have always been very close. They are more like friends than Uncle and Nephew. Its really kinda cute. Noah is gonna be so happy to see them and will enjoy showing them all the neat things that he does.

Chris is going to the field for ROTC this Thursday thru Saturday so Noah and I will be by ourselves. Guess I better get use to that since he is in the ARMY now! Oh well that we give me time to get some scrapbooking done once Noah is in bed. I am looking forward to the Holiday Season coming up. We are having Thanksgiving with our good friends, The Banks. It is going to be so much fun. This will be our first Holiday, well for me and Noah, away from home so it will be different but The Banks are like family now so I am sure we will be fine. I am looking forward to doing something different and making our own holiday Traditions. Not sure what our Traditions are going to be but I will come up with something.