Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving Fun

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!

Although we missed all of our family, we had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. Scott actually took Friday off of work, so that was really nice! We had the Hagmans over on Thursday for turkey (Scott's good friend from high school). Unfortunately, in all the fun, I completely forgot to take any pictures. :-(

But here are some pictures from Friday -- we relaxed a little and then went and cut down our Christmas tree. Although freezing cold, it was a beautiful sunny day! The kids all had fun, although Nathan was a little (or rather, a lot, disappointed we couldn't decorate the tree the same day -- he says that's the only fun part.

I actually knitted those scarves & hats when I was pregnant with Talia!
Grumpy faces and playing with the dogs (Talia LOVED the dogs!)
Everyone took turns helping to cut down the tree.

Here's a picture of our Thanksgiving decorations. I just had to buy the girl scarecrow with the pigtails, and then of course, we needed one to represent our boy. It was just decorations, but I really enjoyed coming home and being greeted by our scarecrows! As you can see, by the time I took a picture, we were already putting up our Christmas decorations -- that was one of Saturday's activities.

Here's the other one .... We finally took the plunge & got a new van. This one seats eight & turns off the passenger-seat airbag if you have a child sitting there, so now I can take 1-2 friends with us -- great for carpooling which I haven't been able to do since having Talia.

We hope all of you had a good Thanksgiving!! Sorry you had to go back to work on Friday, Tiff. We sure miss all you guys!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Today we had another doctor's appointment. They always unwrap his arms and change his dressings, and today they also took out some staples. But I came prepared with a camera...his scars are going to be a little bit scary. Warning: not for queasy stomachs!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Rod's home (for a few days) and Dad's here too. Here's a few pictures..

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Halloween in Oregon

We're so sorry to hear about Rod's accident & hope he's doing okay. I've been meaning to get our Halloween pictures posted...

Having fun at
the Pumpkin Patch

Carving Pumpkins -- Talia was interested in what everyone was doing, but she did NOT like sticking her hand inside the pumpkins!! The extra child in the pictures is Eve, our neighbor and practically-adopted daughter. (Did you notice those Scott's whiskers?)

Costumes -- Here's some pictures from our Halloween celebrations. We went to the ward party on Saturday night, and then trick-or-treating around the neighborhood on Halloween. The picture with me is the only time Talia kept her antennaes on for even 30 seconds, and, yes, the beard on Scott's costume is real. (He got asked quite a few times.)

Taking Talia trick-or-treating is
NOT on the list of most fun things to do -- she got quite upset that people were putting candy in her bag instead of her mouth. She very quickly had a lollipop in her mouth, one in her hand, and a piece of candy in the other hand. (At least then she couldn't scream at people when they took more than 5 seconds to give her a candy!)

Afterwards, I gave the kids one day to eat all the candy they wanted (yes, Kaylee got a sick tummy) and then we threw out the rest, so the house is finally candy-free. Next year I won't be so prepared by buying candy three weeks beforehand -- I'm sure I put on a few extra pounds as a result!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Rod's mishap...

I took this picture at the hospital today. They had to cut off his camelback but at least we found some use for it...

Also, a side note: I posted some pictures from Halloween on the Crowley blog, I usually post stuff to both, but I'm tired! So if you want to see them go to

Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy Birthday, Carrie!


I hope you are having a great day!