Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving...here are my Halloween pics.

Yeah...November hit and every type of sickness came with it. Stomach flu like you can't believe! So I'm a bit behind. Here is Halloween, as if any of you possibly care since Christmas decorations are on everyone's brains. Parker was Dr. Doofenshmirz, Emi was a BYU cheerleader (so, so proud), Quinn was Mike Wazowski, and Macy a bunny.

The bishopric went full make-up this year. 2 years ago, they were KISS. Last year, the 3 Amigos. This year.....Blue Man, complete with tubes that played music and launched candy.
Can you say blue make-up all over a white bunny? She finally warmed up to him.

Gardner's Village.

Anyway....now that's done. Onto Thanksgiving.
My "Grateful" list"
4 healthy kids
1 super husband
An amazing job I love
A week off of the amazing job I love
My home
Great parents and parent-in-laws
Super friends who will do anything I need
A new Crate &Barrel and H&M in my midst. Utah is becoming awesome!
My heating pad that I sleep with every night
No homework for 6 days
A healing toe after a trip to the podiatrist
Drive-thru anything

And because every Ying has it's Yang.......
Things I'm NOT GRATEFUL for:
Coughing children who cough for days
Those stupid State Farm jingles that get stuck in my head
Leafs to rake
Certain parents of certain students
People that are rude about doing a favor
My back....OOHHHHHH my stupid back
A mile long to-do list
Poopy diapers
Poopy children

Thanks for indulging me. It's been a rough week. Happy Thanksgiving to all you wonderful people.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Yet another Park City weekend

Well, I had so much fun the first weekend in Park City, why not take family and grandparents there the very next week? I actually had planned this awhile ago for UEA, and had a wonderful "fall-a-licious" 3 days with my family.

1st stop...the Olympic museum. It's weird to think that I only had one kid when we had the Olympics. It really seems like yesterday. We met up with our dear friends, the Hoppers (minus David) and toured around. Quinn like the old luge.

I really want to ride in one. It was hard to jump into this. I have new respect for the bobsled team. I also seriously want to try the ariel ski track into the pool. They have camps. It's on my bucket list.
I love the condo we stayed at. Right on a golf course and access to grass. We stayed in these a lot as a kid and I always loved it.

I could have put tons of the leaf pics. So fallish. I love it.
Monika invited us up to the perfect pool for my kids. A gigantic hot tub. Perfect.
Bringing grandparents is always a smart idea. They do projects!
Macy has such a special place in her heart for Grandpa. He nearly passed away when I was pregnant with her, and I'm convinced that he decided to stick around for his last granddaughter.
Emi took this pic at the Glenwood Cemetery. She submitted it for a school contest...what do you think? All by herself.

How cute are they? My mom is almost mended from her knee surgery/femur break. What a year she has had.
I hadn't pulled the plastic off my new iPhone for this pic. We biked along the scarecrow path, which was great. Emi biked 4 miles! Go girl.
We also hit Main Street, restaurants, and watched many movies. Park City is so beautiful in the fall. Spending time together was super. We are so crazy busy that it is nice to get away from our house, even if it is just for 3 days.