Monday, December 29, 2008

November... fall, family, and Thanksgiving!

November came and went a little faster than October.  (It is a whole day shorter than October!) Lots of leaf raking... as seen below.   

I was trying to re-create a picture from last year, one that is on the desk top of my laptop. The kids couldn't open their eyes because the sun was actually shining. It was too cute!
Look out!  She's armed and dangerous!  Amos and I let them destroy our leaf piles ONE of the many times we had to rake our yard. They sure had fun!  Mia is actually quite helpful! 
My brother, Mike, took this picture after we sat for a while taking family pictures with my family. It was getting dark and the kids were not exactly the most willing of subjects!  But, a family picture is never easily acquired, so it is treasured that much more!
This is my ADORABLE little nephew, Jack!  He is my BUDDY!  I just love his adorable smile and sweet personality!  This picture was taken after we hiked the "Y" on the day after Thanksgiving.  
Gabriel!  What a sweetie! This was taken on Thanksgiving Day at my parent's house. 
This is my nephew, Jack, with my mom at my parent's house after hiking the "Y."
The day after Thanksgiving-- Mike, Tiffany (Mike's girlie-friend) and Mia, enjoying some leftovers!
Look at that wicked grin!  You just know that girl is up to no good, right?!? 

October...Pumpkins, Parties, Family and Friends

October was full of fun, family, friends, pumpkins, and parties!  We were blessed to have family from Maine out to visit-- Uncle Gerald and Aunt Carol. We really enjoyed their visit!  Mia had a Halloween party at school, one at church, and of course, Halloween night!  The kids had so much fun visiting the corn maze and pumpkin patch in Orem and Gardner's Village. 

Mia and Daddy carving her pumpkin 
Mia and Gabriel, before the ward's Halloween Party. 
Mia opted for the petting zoo at Gardner's Village
Gabriel, riding a pony at Gardner's Village
Mia and Gabriel trying on witch hats in Gardner's Village
Uncle Gerald, my dad's brother, visiting from Maine

Gabriel and his cute, sweet cousin, Jade, having a blast at Gardner's Village.
Gabriel, coming down a slide at the Vineyard Pumpkin Patch in Orem.
Mia coming down the same slide... what a pose!
Mia, Jade, and Gabriel peeking through the pumpkins at Vineyard Gardens in Orem.