Wednesday, October 31, 2012


We were in Provo one evening and decided to head up to Squaw Peak to watch the sunset.

I was checking my emails one day when Shawn came running in with a sock that he has cut in half and said he needed a bucket of water and some nails for the machine he is making. So I ask what this machine is all about. His response, "Well it is a really cool machine mom that all you have to do is close the windows, push a button and then a magic potion comes out and makes your house look all Halloweenish. We should probably wait outside while it is working. Oh, and mom, what do you think about a few changes to our T.V."
He worked on this project for a couple days. I took pictures of the completed "machine" but can't find them for some reason. This is a picture of the "magic potion" that makes the machine work. It has peanut butter, honey, glue and smashed tomatoes in it.

 We bought season passes to Cornbellys at Thanksgiving Point this year. We have been there many times and it never gets old. I have only brought my camera a couple times for a few pictures.

The older the boys get the better they play togeher. It is really nice.
 I went to Witches Night Out again with some of my neighbors. It rained the whole night which made it cold and not as fun. But I still loved spending the evening with a fun group of girls. I am lucky to have such great friends!

We took white balloons to my mom's grave on her birthday. We each made a wish for her and then sent the wishes up to heaven by releasing the balloons.

Jon and Shawn went on a father/son date to a pirate cruise on the Provo River. Shawn really wanted to dress up and insisted that his daddy participate also. Jon was such a good sport to be willing to go dressed like this when everyone else was in normal clothes. :) Evan and I dropped them off and went on our own little date, which he thought was a total rip off. All I heard was, "Evan go on boat! Evan go on boat!" 
Well, that was our October in a nutshell. Stay tuned for Halloween pictures.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Multiplying and Replenishing the Earth

We are expecting another baby! I know this is old news to most of you, but I realized I never announced it on our blog. Better late than never right? I was the typical sick during my first trimester. I have had a couple neighbors mention that they didn't see me as much this summer. Well, that is because I spent the first part of the summer lying on the couch while I sent the boys out to play in the backyard or sat them in front of the T.V. One has to survive any way they can. I am doing well now even though I do feel like it is harder to be pregnant now that I am a little bit older. Everything aches just a bit more. It makes me wonder how people do it in their 40's (or even later, yikes!).  I am due in January which means I should have just enough time to put away Christmas and get things back to normal before this little baby shakes things up a bit.
And it is a BOY! I think it is fun to have little boys and it will be great for these little guys to all have each other to play with. Of course, I would like to have a girl. Every time I am shopping for baby things I can't help but check out the girl stuff and how cute it is. But I really am excited for another son. 
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I love this picture, but most people can't see it. It is of the baby folding his legs and sitting on them. I think it is super cute. 

Shawn was less than excited about the news of another boy. Surprisingly he was really hoping for a little sister and had been praying for months that it would be a girl. I am sure he will be glad in the long run.