Friday, November 23, 2007

Gobble Gobble Gobble

Last weekend we went to visit some friends and family. First we traveled to Edwards Airforce Base to spend a little time with Brian & Myrna Mace and their two cute girls; Kristy and Katy. While we were there Myrna took some professional pictures of us. They turned out so cute. One of them in particular will be used for our Christmas card. Prepared to be dazzled come Christmas! It was so good to see them again.

After visiting Brian and Myrna, we drove on to Apple Valley to visit Joey, Sabrina, and their three kids; Kayla, Danny, and Jenna. We had a very nice visit with them. It was fun to get together!

For Thanksgiving this year we spent a quiet day at home. Just the four of us. It was nice. We miss all the family, but we'll see everyone at and around Christmas time. So this was like the calm before the storm. lol I got food poisoning the day before Thanksgiving, from some baklava I made. :( I was in bed all day, when I wasn't in the bathroom anyway. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to enjoy any of the Thanksgiving goodies. But thankfully my tummy was OK yesterday. Enought to eat a little bit of the yummy-ness.

We made ham, and pineapple chutney, candied yams, corn, peas, rolls, and had sparkling cider to drink. We didn't want to overdo it with too much food, since it was only the 4 of us. What we had was perfect.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Fun Family Time

Here are just some fun shots of various times. First is a couple of Danny playing pirates with the kids. The bed is their ship, and Dada is the scurvy pirate trying to shanghai it!

Next are some shots of the kids with Grandpa and Grandma Cranston. We visited them in their new home in Salinas. We were also able to visit my brother Ian, his girlfriend Sharla, and their new baby Chloe. But while we were there I completely forgot to take pictures. It wasn't until after the fact that I remembered. Darn it! Anyway these pics of Dallin and Sierra, with Ganma and Ganpa are cute. Enjoy.

Our Special Pumpkins

Dallin had to make a pumpkin into a favorite character from a book that he reads. So he chose Thomas the Tank Engine. He and I had a good time painting his pumpkin to look like Thomas. He then took it to school to share with his class, and all the other 1st graders in his school. The paint is already starting to peel off, by the time I took pictures, unfortunately.

We also, as a family, did the normal jack o lantern for one of our other pumpkins. By the time I took these pictures, he was in a state of decay. Scary isn't he?! ;p

Pumpkin Patch Pics

These are pictures from when Sierra and I went to the pumpkin patch in October, for a Mommy & Me activity. Here are some pictures. October was actually full of pumpkin patch trips. Field trips from schools, mommy groups, and family times. I guess pumpkin patches are popular places for us. lol

Sierra found her pumpkin.

Pulling the wagon, with some friends of ours.

A HUGE sunflower.

In the corn maze.

Playing in the corn boxes.


I have been sorely neglecting the blog. But it has been so busy around here. Especially with our Mona Vie business, that we are now a part of. Here are some pictures from Halloween.

Dallin was a Luke Skywalker. The coolest Jedi Knight in a galaxy far far away.

Sierra was Cinderella. The prettiest and sweetest princess there ever was.