Saturday, November 28, 2009

Our Saturday Hike!


Dad, Skyler, Makenzie, and Annie dog~

Skyler, our little hiker, he got to the top of the mountain first~

Miss MaKenzie~

Mom, and her munchkins

Skyler and Kenzie in the little cave~
So we loaded up in the car today and drove out to Welton, we hiked "Ali mountain," actually it was Antelope mountain, it has a big A painted on it, but we like the name "Ali Mountain" better.It was so much fun, we couldn't believe the kids made it to the top, it was a lot of fun!

Thanksgiving Pictures~!


Bridgette, Sarah, and Jack

Makenzie and Miss Brynn


Seth and Alex hugging their little mama!

Makenzie, Brynn, Reagan, and Jack playing in Timmy's truck~

More Thanksgiving Pictures!


The Grandma and grandaughters walk!

Seth, his soon-to-be-wife Heather, and Alex!

Reagan and Kenzie tree climbing~

My mom, Sharon Biddulph~

John and his delicious Ham!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Bridgette and her little Chloee!

Favorite past time for the boys= playing outside or game boys inside!


Favorite past time for the girls= playing dolls upstairs, running in the grassy retention area, bossing Jack around.


Poor grandpa Wayne and his painful ankle.


Aunt Melissa and sleeping baby Chloee.

I am still amazed that Thanksgiving has already come and gone, the holidays rush by so quickly, at least we still have Christmas around the corner. Well, this year, we went up and spent the night at Jeanie's house, she made some killer cherry pie and turkey soup. The kids stayed up the next night and watched "UP" and "Aliens in the Attic," and played the Wii. Thursday morning was Thanksgiving and my birthday, it was great! We woke up early and drove to Bridgette's house for the big day! My mom came and had Thanksgiving with us and the Devey family, we all ate way too much and had a lot of fun! I was so happy my mom came and joined us, she even brought a birthday cake so my b-day wouldn't be forgotten entirely. I couldn't even taste it though with all the pies, cheesecakes, etc, but it was so sweet of her. After letting the kids play all day, we loaded up, said our goodbyes, and headed back to Yuma, Jeremy had to work the following day. The kids drove us crazy with their bickering and fighting, so finally Jeremy decided to ride in the back and then the rest of the way we told stories that captivated the kids and kept them quiet the rest of the trip. All in all it was a fabulous day! We all have so many things to be Thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving!

New Moon



So I was able to go to see New Moon on opening night. I am not a die-hard, crazed fan, but I really enjoyed the books (back in the day where I could read for pleasure, now it is all text books). It was fun to get together with friends and go see it. Our friend Sabra was able to get permission from Harkins and Summit Entertainment to do a 9pm showing before the midnight showing, we had a big block party with lots of prizes and food. I won "lip venom." It was a fun night, we had to get a pict with Edward and Jacob, the movie was REALLY great! Oh and I had to laugh at the red eyes in the pict of me Brittany and Shannon, how fitting for a vampire movie! :)

A couple more picts from T.O.F.W





Time Out for Women...






A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to Time Out for Women up in St. George, Utah, it was such a wonderful weekend. My mom and dad-in-law picked me up on Thursday night and we started the drive to St. George. I ended up sleeping most of the way, it was much needed! I woke up when Wayne missed his turn off in Vegas, it was pretty comical! We got to Jeremy's sisters house a little after midnight and crashed. The next morning, we got Dru's kids off to school. Then Dru, John, Wayne, Priscilla, and myself went to the St. George temple and did sealings, it was amazing. I had never been in that temple before, it was so beautiful and as always the Spirit there is breathtaking. After the temple, we went to the church bookstore and a few other places before picking the kiddos back up from school. When we got back to Dru's I worked for a about 4 hours on a Language Analysis project for one of my classes. Then we got ready and went to Time Out for Women. The presenters on Friday included Hillary Weeks, um and some really great speakers, I really should have posted this sooner, my memory is just too overloaded with school work. I took some picts though and I am sure you will recognize the speakers. Oh and I was able to hurry in and get us front row seats!!!!!!! One super funny moment from Friday night was when Priscilla sat down in a seat that had been reserved for special needs but was empty and when she got up, the sign was stuck to her pants. Saturday as I jumped out of the car to hurry in to go get good seats, my shoe strap snapped and I probably looked like a crazy woman hobbling into the convention center, we got decent seats, but not like the front row on Friday night. Kenneth cope performed a lot on Saturday, it was wonderful. Jeremy flew up to Vegas on Friday night to meet his dad and brothers in Vegas, they had a work/car convention there and enjoyed it, but not nearly as much as they enjoyed the all-you-can-eat sea food buffet on Saturday night, they all ate their weight in sea food. Saturday the guys all drove back to St. George and we spent the evening just visiting and catching up on life. It was great, I have such a wonderful family, I am truly blessed, I know some many people that can't stand there in-laws, and I love every single one of mine and there are a lot of them. Sunday we drove back home, it was nice getting to ride next to Jeremy in the car for hours without the kids fighting in the back. I have to say I missed the kids terribly though, but they had a fun time in Yuma with Grandma Sharon. It was such a great weekend and it helped me re-fill my cup, I am so grateful for the knowledge I have of a Father in Heaven who loves us more than we can even begin to imagine. An older brother who came to earth and gave his life for us so we could return to that loving Father in Heaven. I know that not all people have this knowledge and I can't even begin to imagine how they are able to handle the curves balls life throws at them without this innate knowledge that they are not alone in their trials. I am so blessed that God entrusted my two little children to me. I pray that they will always know how much I love them, but more importantly how much God and Jesus Christ love them, with that sure knowledge, they will hopefully make the right choices in their lives.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Glasses

I got a couple comments about Skyler having glasses, that is my mistake, I didn't put the other Halloween picts on there. He had a Harry Potter costume and a little scar drawn on his forehead, if the picture of him with glasses on was closer up, you would see that there were no lenses in the glasses, he was using them for his Harry Potter costume! ;)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Few more Halloween Picts






Happy Halloween!





I can't believe it has come and gone already! We had a lot of stuff going on this year. Kenzie was involved in a spooky dance at school with all the other deaf and hard-of-hearing kiddos. They did a dance to Thriller, using zombie costumes and black lights. The high school DHH kids came out as well and helped put on quite a show. My kinder class did a little poem/skit for intermission. It was a lot of fun, we had to perform it on Friday 6 times, so all the grades could watch. The kids enjoyed their school character parade and Fall Festival on Friday night. We went to our ward Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, Kenzie was Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ, and Skyler was a pirate and then had a last minute costume change into Harry Potter. Kenzie and Skyler were racing to the car on the way to the Trunk-or-Treat and Skyler accidentally pushed her and she did a massive face plant onto the road, she was pretty upset for about 45 minutes, she skinned her knee and got a nice shiner, so we had a rough start to our Halloween festivities, but all in all, it ended up being a nice night. Once we got home and got the kids to bed, Jeremy and I snuggled up and watched scary movies, which was so fun, but I paid the price with nightmares all night. I am such a big chicken! Hope you all had a great Halloween!