Friday, September 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Papa Dan!

Yesterday was my dad's birthday so the whole family got together for dinner at Gecko Grill. Yum. It was nice to have the whole family together to visit and spend some time together.

After dinner we went back to my parent's for pie and ice cream and gave dad his gifts. Each year Cory and I try to give him some kind of a gag gift. This year, Cory found an old pair of hoochie man shorts for him (just like the ones he wore back in the good ol' days). He also photo shopped a picture of Clint Eastwood and my dad and gave that to him. I'm sure it will end up in the man cave up in Hagler.

Happy Birthday Dad!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Family Temple Night

On Thursday Jake went through the temple for the first time. He got to go through with one of his best friends, Greggy Romney, who also went through for the first time. It was so neat to get to be there and share that special event with them. Afterward our family went out to dinner at Outback Steakhouse. It was nice to get to visit with everyone. Dano, Cami, Mom, Dad, Grandma, Jake, Cory, and I all went. Nicole Selk and her sister Danielle also came, and it was really good to visit with them.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Productive Morning

Today I decided that I needed to add some fall decor to my house. Yes, I understand it's only the beginning of September, but I'm dying for fall to arrive. So, I headed off to Michael's to attempt a cute wreath I saw on All Things Heart and Home. I opted not to put the lights on because the battery operated lights only come in sets of 10 lights, which would look lame. Instead, I'll add the lights when we get closer to Christmas (for me, putting up Christmas lights before Thanksgiving is perfectly acceptable). My wreath doesn't look quite as good as the one I saw online, but for me, a non-crafty girl, it turned out pretty good.

I also made some scrumptious chocolate chip cookies. I got the recipe from Vanilla Sugar. They were the most buttery, delicious chocolate chip cookies I've ever had. Before they even got in the oven I ate a couple scoops of dough. Mmm. Warm chocolate chip cookies and fall wreaths. If it weren't for the 103' temps outside, I would think it was November.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

This past week/weekend was nice. Cory and I were watching the kiddos because my parents went on an Alaskan cruise, so that was a little exhausting, but it was still good. Cami won Sophmore Class Vice President at Mountain View so she was pretty excited about that. Her slogan was "Don't be a Clam and vote for Cam". Yeah, I didn't really get it either, but it got her the votes she needed:)

Kenna and Kai got into all the glitter from Cami's posters and decided to write some letters and make some different crafts. Kai made a robot that he thought was, to quote him, "super cool"

And yesterday was Dano's birthday, so we all got together on Sunday for a family dinner

All in all, it was a nice, relaxing, long weekend.