Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Nov. 15: Jaxon's "PuPu" Birthday Party. Lots of food, friends, family, and fun.Nov 16 - 25: We embark on our first road trip of our kids lives. We drove up to Utah for my old roomie's wedding. It was so good to see so many old friends! But oh how I loathed that drive. I think the kids were pretty tired of the car by the end of it too. And poor Ashlyn was so confused about where "home" is.
Nov. 26: Thanksgiving. We went over to David and Mary Ellen's (My aunt and uncle) house for a fantastic dinner and a night of games and hayrides. And Nancy came too! Nov. 28: We took Nancy down to Huntington just for fun. And on the way home we stopped by The Gingerbread Shop at the Mission Inn for the world's best hot chocolate.
Nov. 30: We spent the day in LA. It was such a beautiful day. We first went to Hollywood so Nancy could see the "Stars", and then we headed over to the temple. The sky could not have been any bluer. After that we went to Santa Monica and took Nancy on her first Ferris wheel ride! When we were done, it was time to take Nancy to the airport. Talk about an action-packed day!
And there you have it. November in a nutshell.
Monday, December 07, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Then we went back to the house and carved our over-priced pumpkins. (At least ours was...)Tang style. Ashlyn colored on it and then Jason carved what he wanted. I believe this is the Chinese character for the Tang name, but I think it looks like a crazy cool face.Our little teddy bear. Jax didn't have a costume until right before trick-or-treat time. Thanks Amber for coming to the rescue!The whole gangTami, Amber, and me. The "rat pack". That is some extra-large hair. After we had gone down and half way back up the street, Jaxon was still like this...
While Ashlyn was like this. We had a cute little cheerleader costume for her, but in true Ashlyn fashion she refused to wear it. So, Amber saved the day again by providing this cute little Monkey with a costume she would allow us to put on her.
Since we finished with the trick-or-treating so early, we decided to decorate some ghoulish cupcakes. Idea courtesy of M&M McIntosh.
Here are Ashlyn and my finished products. The computer was being ridiculous so I gave up trying to upload the rest of the cupcake pictures. Either that or I just didn't want to be put to shame by everyone else's awesomeness. You be the judge...
Jax loved Finding Nemo with Grandma on the sub rideCaitlyn and Ash were best buds for the day. They went on all the rides together, except when I bribed Ashlyn with candy if she would ride one with me! It was so nice to have Caitlyn there to help out though!It was Mike's birthday, so he and Amber and kids came down to join us for a few hours. Amber even brought us a yummy dinner, complete with caramel apples and cupcakes!Sweet little babies. Jaxon and Brooklyn
For your viewing pleasure: The tea cups.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Jaeden and Ashlyn saying bye. See, she acts like to her friends, too!
This picture is just too funny to leave out! Kai is such a stud!
The next day we hopped on a plane back to good ol' California. The last 2 years went by way too fast. We loved our time in the islands, and can't wait to go back! (But only for a vacation. That move was beastly!)