Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Okay, so one thing that will NOT be a tradition with us in Black Friday shopping, although it was fun to try it out this morning. Grandma Melin had the kids sleepover at her house after TG dinner last night, so Rich and I came home, planned out our routes and lists (we had subscribed to bfads.net a few weeks ago), snuggled up and watched a movie, slept a little, then headed out at 2:20am to our first stop (Old Navy at 3am...Rich took a picture and I'll post it here when I upload it). We finished there by 3:25am and stopped at IHOP for crepes (and watched an episode of Arrested Development on Rich's phone) before the 5am openings of Walmart and Target. We got to Walmart at about 4:15 am, rocked it by 5:20, then stopped by Target (which was INSANE, so we didn't buy), and made it to Michael's for the door opening at 6am (where we met up with Aunt Debbie and her girls). We finished at Michael's at 6:40, grabbed some envelopes at the Staples next door, and were hiding the loot in our room by 7:26am! So I have now been awake for 33 hours with only 21/2 hours of sleep. Yay, me. But, like the kids on the DisneyWorld commercial, "I'm too excited to sleep!" And WHY, you ask? Because I'm in the middle of THIS:
[Heidi's self-portrait with her Christmas bear]
I found this box of ShinyBrite "unbreakable"ornaments in my Grandma Layton's closet the evening after her funeral in Thatcher (Feb 2007)...I love the packaging even more than the bulbs, so I just set them out in their cute vintage box and think of my cutie "unbreakable"Gram.
I love this vintage Christmas card. Three years ago, I visit-taught a much older sister in my ward (she's great-grandma to my local nieces & nephews) who lives out on a ranch. She always gave me preserves in vintage jars, and she gave me this super cool card for Christmas 2006. I hang it up every year.
This was taken Sunday morning 11/22 as Papa Jim and Gramm Becky Layton were heading back to Idaho, and Addie was heading for church. I love it; so glad they were here for her special day!
I'm gonna go try for a nap B4 the kids get home...hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Turkeys and Eagles singing about Pumpkin Pie
(the premise of the play is turkeys and eagles vying to be the National Bird--eagles win, but they console the turkeys with the fact that they are all over the newspapers and decorations every November, and they sing a couple of songs about it).Heidi flappin' her turkey wings
My three turkeys
(the other two are incognito)
I also uploaded a few pix MIL had of my nieces' birthday party on November 14th. Last week, Hannah turned 2 and Rosalie turned 4, so their fun mama (Rich's sis, Angie) had a fun party for them.
The fabulous Candyland Cake Angie made
Hannah & Rosalie get ready to make wishes
Hannah likes cake!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Marshall, Abby, Belle, Addie, and Ally
(with Rich, Jill and me working in the kitchen)
Jill making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for the post-baptism bday gathering
After breakfast, Addie opened some birthday gifts. This one was from Aunt Amie & Uncle Matt--a beautiful bracelet and pocket mirror from Pier One.
Uncle Matt was waiting around to rough up bad guys.
Addie got a beautiful letter and cute pictures from Uncle Mark, Aunt Elena, Liana, Sariah, and Jared down in Texas. It was wonderful to start off her special day by reading the testimonies in that letter--thanks, MarLena!
Proud parents of a sweet girl
Daddy & Addie
The senior Primary Girls sang, "I Will Follow God's Plan for Me" after we returned to the chapel, then Uncle Matt talked about the Holy Ghost for a few minutes.
[Jenny, Cayden, Michaela, Cassidy, Hailey, Kelli, Gracie, Ally, Addie, Isabelle, and Abby]
(Jill, you looked so pretty this weekend! Love your haircut!)
Gabriel & Laura
Back at home, we watched some DVR'ed Glee (oh-how-I-love-that-show!) episodes, and this is what the girls were doing while they were "getting ready for bed"...they are so dang funny! I am so glad they have each other because there is nothing better than cousin pals!!!
Dear Loved Ones ...