Fun Things

22 11 2011

I shouldn’t be blogging right now. I should be packing. But since my mind has retreated into its normal pre-trip-unable-to-do-important-stuff mode (which I generally hit twelve hours before lift-off), I figured Why not?

Here are some November highlights:

Part time glasses (I just can’t get enough.)


A retreat for writers (fabulous, as usual!)


A rock concert (this is before they went on–my picture with the band in it was much farther away and pretty crummy. This experienced proved I am kind of old to go to a rock concert [my feet were killing me by the end of the night] and that abnormally tall people always, always, always stand right in front of the short girls.)


A birthday (Rainbow is eight–where does the time go?)


Another rock concert (check out my girls dancing front and center!)


A birthday party (eight really is great at our house, since that’s when you finally get a friend party)


A preschool Thanksgiving feast (please tell me you love the smile drawn on the turkey as much as I do)


A potty-trained boy playing the Wii (That’s right. I said potty-trained.)

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all.


13 11 2011

Life has been busy. The November page on the calendar mocks my white-space-lovin’ brain, even as I try to convince it that “These are all FUN things!” But, to quote my sister-in-law Dina, “Making memories takes a lot of work.” So even though there are a lot of fun things in November, it’s taking a lot of work to make them happen.

Pictured above is Eden in her Veterans’ Day assembly. I listened to those kids sing, “God Bless Our Troops” and just cried. Today, my kids sang about the scriptures and temples during the Primary program, and I sat there and cried. There’s just something about kids singing, I guess.

Anyway, here’s wishing all your busy days are connected to making a good memories.

Halloween 2011

3 11 2011

I did next to nothing for Halloween this year. It was good.

Eden, slated to be a cheerleader, changed her mind at the last minute. Luckily we had this raccoon (?) costume (?). And even more luckily, Eden’s mom is practically a professional make-up artist (?).

Rainbow saw this fuzzy ladybug costume at Goodwill and fell in love. There was no turning back.

Zack decided to be Will Treaty, hero of The Ranger’s Apprentice book series. He seems to favor the more obscure references in his Halloween costumes.

He’s working on his Halt impression.

The irony doesn’t escape me about a kid with OI dressing up as a skeleton . . . Colby didn’t trick-or-treat too much. He’s already learned that staying home and dipping freely into the candy bowl is the way to go.

Hope you and yours had a fun Halloween. Now, to quote a friend, we can get going on the real holidays.