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Monday, January 24, 2011

Thanksgiving in George











The kids had a whole week off for Thanksgiving and so we decided to take a trip to St. George. The weather was cold but I guess warmer than Sandy, at least the sky was blue. We played games, watched movies, played mini golf, got in the hot tub, went to see Tangled, and Steve took the kids to Snow Canyon. We also planned to go to Chuck-o-rama for Thanksgiving dinner but when we drove by the line was all the way out into the parking lot. So we went back to the condo and had hoggies and chips, it was great. The kids were disappointed they didn't get to go to Chuck-o-rama so we went there the next day. They had heard from friends how great the place was haha. Anyway it was a fun trip, nice to spend time together, and nice to fill such a long break with something fun.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A day at the Lake










Sounds lovely right? If I told you it was The Great Salt Lake would you change your mind. I had never been out to that lake in my life, and with nice weather coming to a close and the kids out of school for some lame reason we went on a field trip. We drove up to Antelope Island, checked out the visitors center and the old ranch they have. While at the ranch a woman told us that on the other side of the island they had rounded up the buffalo, so we went to check it out. Apparently every fall they round up the buffalo and check them out. See who's prego and if all is well. They are huge crazy animals! It was cool to see the worker get the buffalo into a tight cage where only their head stuck out. Then they would attach a rope the lovely nose ring and pull their head to the side while they did their "checking on stuff". The buffalos were going nuts and banging around, it was crazy and loud! Anyway made a trip to the lake cool and exciting for us. On the way home we stopped at the Dibble Farm to see the house and pick up some potatoes.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dude, you've got a disease



Ella went over to her friend Ashley's house to play one day. When I called to let her know I was coming to pick her up Ashley's mom Carol said "you are going to kill me". Apparently Ashley and Ella colored all over their bodies with a pink (non-washable) marker. It was all over her clothes and her. She had colored all the way up to her knees, all over her hands, arms, and face. I tried not to laugh at her so I could let her know that it was soooo not okay with me for her to color all over herself. Before she jumped into the bath to scrub and scrub and scrub I took a few pics.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Halloween 2010

the pictures are backwards, but whatever...











Boo! did I scare ya? Now that its January I think I'm ready to talk about October, jeepers! Halloween is always fun with the parade and parties at the school, family over for dinner, and trick or treating. So this year Andrew was an army guy and was outfitted by a neighbor is some cool duds. Thanks to Amy! Ella was Ariel and also was outfitted by a neighbor, with the red wig and all. Thanks Kari! That wig was a major hit for all and was passed around the house for picture taking. I think I might need to get my own just for parties. And then sweet Ivy Lu was Minnie Mouse and was outfitted by her aunt "Cake" (Kate). She was so dang cute! Did you catch the fact that I had one of the easiest Halloweens ever? I didn't have to come up with one costume haha.