Giving Thanks!

November 23, 2009
Well it's that time of year again, to stop and take a moment to think about what we're all Thankful for.
Tonight we had a Family Home Evening lesson about being Thankful and a fun little activity involving a whole lot of leaves!

Our list includes. . .
*Jesus Christ *Family *Friends *Books and School *Love *Talents *Home *Earth *Medicine and Doctors *Jobs *Food *Prophets *Freedom *Furniture and Toys *Church *Tiara

I feel it's an important message to teach your kids about being Thankful, and showing Gratitude for what they have, especially lately.
Our little family certainly has so much to be Thankful for, especially in lieu of the recent trials that have come our way. I'm Thankful for all of the love and support we've been shown by you-our family and friends, I think I could make my own Thankful Tree with all of your names on beautiful autumn leaves. For those of you who know how much I love fall, that's a BIG compliment!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Today was Natalie's First Piano Recital. It was very exciting and she's been practicing a lot for it. The first piece she played was called The Detective, and then she did a duet of The Chicken Dance with her teacher. She didn't seem nervous at all, maybe because she was wearing her Music Note shirt which she REALLY wanted to wear.
I hope this is the first of MANY recitals we will attend, I know that Natalie will be a beautiful pianist if she continues to love it and stick with it.

Well, the wait is finally over.

Last night (or early this morning-depending on how you look at it) I went and saw New Moon!
I went with my Twilight Sisters (TwiTards, as we'll be known from now on), Lisa, Jodee and Marlene. We saw the 12:40 a.m. showing down at The Gateway. There of course were loads of Twilight fans everywhere and a whole lot of screaming and much love between Team Edward fans and Team Jacob fans (No cat fights er-wolf fights).
The movie was awesome! The actors seemed to react much more realistically with each other in this one, and I didn't want to gag as much, since the CHEESE was really toned down compared to Twilight! Oh and did I mention the shirtless Taylor Lautner (Jacob), well he made for some nice eye candy. GRRRR.
All in all it was just a fun night to hang out with the girls and act like a total TwiTard (in the most positive sense of the word)!
I can't wait for Eclipse to come out . . . JUNE 30, 2010 baby-only 7 months away!!!

I guess Natalie votes Team Jacob!

Natalie and I were at Target looking for a Birthday present for Natalie's friend when I happened to see an Edward Cullen doll in one of the isles.
I picked it up and said "Hey Natalie, how about this?"
She looked at it and replied "EWE, that's weird. Get it away from my eyes!"

Happy Halloween!

What a fun Halloween we had this year. Natalie dressed up as Hermione Granger from Harry Potter-a costume that she'd been planning on for almost a year. She looked so smart and wizardish in her Hogwarts robe and her magic wand.
Sam was still under quarantine (since being in the hospital) and wasn't able to go Trick-or-Treating, but we had a costume for him non-the-less. He was Sir Samuel, Golfer Extraordinaire. He was stinkin' adorable with his plaid knickers, argyle sweater and little hat.
Natalie and I went out Trick-or-Treating in the neighborhood, and I must say, she made out with quite a good haul this year.
I SO love Halloween and I was bummed I didn't get costumes for Brandon and I, but at least I got to dress up for my roaring 20's Birthday and for Josh's Pirate Birthday, so I guess I can't complain too much about not having a costume.