Monday, October 26, 2009


Me and a few of the fun girlies in my ward went to the witches night at Gardner Village. It was a blast. We danced for quite a while which I miss doing terribly. We were highly entertained by the crazy people there in their amazing costumes and we ate all kinds of delicious treats. In a two hour span I ate 1/2 of a caramel apple (Shared with Sarah B), a whole sack of those yummy cinnamon sugar coated almonds, and 1/2 of a GINORMOUS scone (shared with Shellie V.) covered in butter and some more cinnamon and sugar. It was really quite enjoyable.
My favorite person there was the lady with the pumpkin boobs! Isn't she great?

These are the girls I went with. Krista, the scary one in front, was highly entertaining. She scared so many people by jumping out from hiding spots. We laughed all night.

Sorry so blurry, but it's all I got! This is me and Shellie. She has become a close friend to me.
She is one of thee most selfless, and genuinely caring people I know.

This is Tara. She is my amazing friend who never slows down, always has a smile on her face and a good piece of advice.

This was my 2nd fave . She looked way cooler in person walking around.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lake Powell (A couple of months ago)

Owen's hair got whiter and whiter every day

Madelin playing with baby Rylee

Owen distraught that someone has dumped out his rock collection

Madelin doing some night rock climing

Owen entertaining Grandma

Owen fishing with daddy

Madelin snuggling up to Nate and Katie

At the end of August we went to Lake Powell with Brett's parents and siblings and a couple of aunts. It was a blast. We brought the boat and waverunners and had so much fun learning to wake surf . We had a great camping spot and yummy food. We each took a meal to be in charge of and it worked out great. The kids were filthy but happy. And the adults were just glad to have a break from real life. What better place is there to escape to, than Lake Powell. It's paradise.
So, ya know that girl that always has dead batteries in her camera and asks "will you please email me all the good pics you get of this?" That's me at every ocassion, vacation, etc. So thanks go to Jen who so kindly shared her jump drive of pics for me to blog with.
Nate and Katie. (Brett's bro and wifey)

Steph and Brock (Brett's sis and hubby)

Owen throwing his normal fits even tough there was nothing but dirt to throw himself down on.

Cute squishy Rylee with Jackie and Kyle's pup

Rylee taking over Oakley's bed

A spot to be crazy and daring. Look at that blue, blue sky. It is so beautiful there.

Me and Brett wave runnin'

Me wake surfin'

Brett wake surfing. He's pretty dang good at it.

So gorgeous

What a great pic Jen!

Brett's two fun aunts came along for the trip, and his cousin Kayla. It was fun to have them with us.

Jackie, Kyle, and Molly in her teensy tiny life jacket.

More of Owen's birthday in CO

Owen's birthday landed over a weekend when we went out to visit Steph and Brock (Brett's sister and hubby) in Colorado. Stephanie was nice enough to make Owen a cake. He was so happy about it. Love his smile.

Me and Steph got to go get a pedicure while the boys watched the tykes.

We visited Brocks sister where Madelin and Owen got to collect the eggs out of her hen house.

They were a bit scared, but then they got in there and got em.

Little Rylee got stuck in the 3rd row of the Pilot. She was a good sport.

We went up to their cabin for a night and Brett took the kids for a long ride on the four wheeler. So long that I went looking for them.

Cheese ball kids

The weeds outside were too dry and hazardous to have a campfire, so we improvised and Madelin and Steph roasted marshmallows on the stove.

They were dirty kids and we threw em all in together to get fresh and clean.

We always have fun in CO. We hope to go again soon.

The Pony Party (Back in August)

Madelin and Owen's birthdays are only two weeks apart, so Brett had the idea to combine the two for one big, good party. We found this sweet teenaged girl on ksl who does pony rides for parties as her little job. The kids had a blast and we just invited the whole neighborhood to enjoy.

Grandpa Quayle was the first guest to arrive. (I requested his help entertaining the kiddos while I finished the last few details) He is always 15 minutes early anyway. Love him.
Brett's cute twinner sisters were our face painters. I guess Madelin wanted her foot painted.

Pony Paradise

Love this boy. He was so happy.

The cakes. So cute, such a great price.

Owen beating on Blue

Our cousin Jamison

Our cousin Braelyn

Happy Sugar-aholic

Madelin got all embarrassed when everyone sang Happy Birthday.
She needed some motherly comfort.

Madelin and her cute friends, Andie & Nya

Owen with his cute grandma Proctor and his ginormous cake.

Emptying the pinata