Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Well its bound to happen to any baby boy with big sisters: Jameson was dressed up as a girl.Bailey did it.I think he looks pretty dang cute. lol He probably won't be too happy about this when he's 16!! lol

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Our 20th Anniversary

I can't believe we have been married for 20 years! November 11 was our twentieth anniversary. We went and stayed in a hotel in Salt Lake for a few days and just relaxed. We ate out a lot and watched "24" which we LOVE!!! On the 11th, we went to the Salt Lake Temple and that was very neat to be in the temple on our anniversary.
We were able to take naps and just RELAX....something we don't get to do much of at home with seven children. :) My Mom came and watched the kids, with Jess helping. It was so much fun. I was sad when it was over.

I am so thankful to be married to Brian. He is such a wonderful person. He is so kind, patient, sweet, soft-spoken and gentle.He has a strong testimony and is committed to the gospel and his sacred covenants. He is such a loving husband and father. I could not ask for anything more.I remember when I was a teenager,I didn't believe people when they said they loved their spouse MORE the longer they were together. I COULD NOT fathom. that. I thought for sure you would love each other more in the beginning--when the love is "new and exciting". I thought those people were just lying so teenagers would want to get married someday. :) But now I know what they meant: Our love is so much deeper, and we are so close and so in love and such best friends. It really does get better! All of life's experiences just bind you together in such a deep way.He is my life. I love him so much.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Halloween was fun this year. We had cheesy ham and veggie soup, garlic bread, donuts and cider for dinner.Then we got all ready to go trick-or-treating.It was WARM weather for October, even though it sprinkled a little bit most of the night.We all went together for a while because everyone wanted to be with Jameson, then the older ones went longer on their own. I LOVE Halloween!

Carving pumpkins

We carved our pumpkins a couple days before Halloween. We grow all our pumpkins in our garden, so Jameson has liked seeing them outside all summer, and he would touch them and climb on the big ones. So today, before we carved them when they were all sitting on the kitchen floor, he would come in and point at them and laugh! It was so cute! It was like he was thinking, "Uh, WHY are all those big orange things in our HOUSE now??" Then when we were carving them, he walked around the kids and kept slipping in all the goo. He would look down inside the big pumpkins and it was so funny and cute.
We had fun carving and everyone always does something different. Brigham made one that was "throwing up" Typical boy, huh? lol
Jess made on that says "I LOVE CHRIS". It is fun to see the different ones they do. And everyone looks forward to having the roasted seasoned pumpkin seeds I make every year.They are REALLY good!:)
I love autumn. It is ABSOLUTELY my FAVORITE time of year. From September 1, I just feel happier and enjoy life more immensely. I love the state fair, the cooler weather, the whole Halloween/autumn feeling and fun things to do in October.Then our anniversary in November. Its just the best time of year!!!


We went on our Octber Jericho trip last week and had fun as usual. Jericho is one of our favorite things. The kids LOVE it. Even Jameson loved it this time. He liked to just wander around on the little hills, exploring and picking up a rock or stick.He LOVES to be outside so this was great for him.He liked riding the 3 wheelers and even fell asleep on a ride with Aunt Sarah.It's just so fun to be with family and friends and do all the "Jericho" things.We also got some cute pictures of the 3 baby boys on a 3 wheeler--my brother Dan's baby who is 3 months older than Jameson, and my cousin Chris' baby who is only 6 weeks older than Jameson.They are all going to best buds when they get a little older.