Thursday, November 13, 2008

Family pictures

Now that Reese is getting older, I wanted to get a new family picture. About the only one we had before was when Reese was a month old. I was going to get some taken of Reese, and some taken of our family, but instead I bought a tripod and we went over to McKay Dee hospital and we took these pictures ourselves! I was pretty happy with how they turned out. Of course it's hard to get a baby to look at the camera and smile, but she did well. I also wanted to send out Christmas cards for the first time this year and they were having a sale on the photo cards at Smiths that day, so you will be seeing this picture again!

The Zoo!

While I'm talking about things that have already happened a long time ago, I'm going to post some pictures of when we went to the zoo in September. For some reason I really wanted to go to the zoo before summer was completely gone and it got too cold. I hadn't been to the zoo since I was really little and didn't even remember it. Barrett and I were watching the Alder kids (Dr Alder is the Radiologist I work with) while they were on a cruise for 10 days. So we decided to take them to the zoo. It was perfect weather the day we went, not too cold and not too hot. We got this carrier for Reese to ride around in with Dad and she loved it! She loved to be able to sit up and look around at everything. She was perfectly content the whole time. What a fun little zoo we have.

Hollyn, Jeni, and Lauren on the merry-go-round.

I heard on the news the next week that one of the elephants at the zoo had died. How sad!

Our Halloween

I realize that it's too late to be talking about Halloween, but that's the story of my life, I'm always a little behind! I'm terrible at posting things on the blog, it's always at the end of my list, and never ends up getting done. Anyway, I still wanted to post some pictures, I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on seeing mine and Barrett's halloween costumes. We never dress up, so it's a rare occasion that we did this year. We actually did more for Halloween this year than we ever do. First, Barrett got us tickets to go see Thriller! It's a halloween dance theater show. I've wanted to go to it for a few years, but we never have. One day out of the blue, Barrett decided that he wanted to take me to it, so he bought the tickets and took me on a date! What a fun show! I love to watch dancing, so I thought it was great. And it was so good for Barrett and I to go out and do something together. We don't do that often enough. Thanks Bear!

Then came the Sims Family Halloween Party! We had so much fun celebrating with the Sims. EVERYONE dressed up, we ate pizza, decorated cookies, and played games. This is Stan and Connie playing the secret prize game. They had three boxes on the counter and they would show a prize (such as this lovely Happy Halloween banner) and each person could either choose the prize they show, or choose one from behind one of the three boxes. It was so fun! The kids thought it was the best thing, and the adults probably had just as much fun. The prizes were probably the funniest part. Most of them were hand-me-down halloween decorations and Connie announced before the game that everyone HAD to take their prize out of the house with them when they left. Thanks Sims family!

Reese and Aunt Brittny

All of the Sims kids at the party.
Of course I had to show off our little bumble bee! I made the tutu, which was so fun and easy to make!

Then we had the Ward Halloween party. Barrett is the activities supervisor, so he was in charge of the party. I am not even on the committee, but I am involved by default I guess, and boy are we glad it's over! It went really well though. Everyone dressed up, including the adults, we had a trunk-or-treat in the parking lot first, then everyone came in and ate taco soup for dinner, we had a fish pond, cake walk, and pumpkin decorating. We don't have any pictures of it because I was too involved in taco soup. All I remember is taco soup, I didn't hardly look up from the taco soup. We had such a good turnout, we love our ward! Now we have the Christmas party to "look forward to".
And now, ta-da! the Mexican wrestlers! (Barrett and Lauren) When we were in Mexico a couple years ago, Barrett wanted these masks for his souvineer. So we decided to make them our Halloween costumes this year. I made the capes and little underwear things the night before we wore them. Barrett made our belts and his boots. Embarrassing. But it was actually pretty fun!

We put them on again on Halloween and went to Shopko to show Wade. He didn't want to be seen with us. Weird.