Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween = Pumpkins + Baby Blessing

I have been so busy lately, I haven't even checked my email in something like 4 days, so I haven't blogged at all. But it was a big weekend for us and so there's lots to blog about.

Last Monday night we went to a Family Home Evening thing for our church. It was mainly just the kids that are in our little playgroup. It was too much fun. A few of the women had "glued" graham crackers together (with frosting) to make houses for us to decorate. It was so much fun to make our "Haunted Houses." They were too cute. Pictures were taken, but not by me... so I'm waiting to get the pictures from my lady friends. As soon as I get them, they will be posted.

I'm way getting into a holiday mood right now... not any particular holiday, just very festive. I HAD to have a pumpkin for halloween. It was going to happen. So Wednesday night last week, me and chris had to go to Walmart for a few things so we got a small little pumpkin while we were there. I figured carving a pumpkin was a little advanced for Taylor, there wouldn't be much she could do besides feel the goop inside, so I decided we'd let her paint the pumpkin. Here's her handy work!
She was concentrating So Hard! And it was cracking me up how she held the brush!

Maddie and Daddy watching...
She was pretty proud of her pumpkin!

It was going to be a nutsy weekend, but luckily my wonderful sister-in-law let us spend the night a couple nights, so I saved a tank of gas!!! Thanks Krystin. It was so much fun hanging out with her and watching Taylor and Isaac play together. And Isaac was OBSESSED with Maddie. It was funny. Isaac and Taylor got to go trick-or-treating together. Like a bad mom, I didn't take any pictures. Krystin got a couple and after trick-or-treating, Grandma and Grandpa came over and got a few. I'll post those as soon as I get them also.

Last week, I saw a bunch of my mom's seminary stuff on the counter and asked her about it... It said something about the wall of gratitude. She said she was having the kids in seminary bring in pictures of the people they were grateful for. Then they had to talk about them and tell why they were grateful for that person in their life. It got me thinking about being grateful... and especially with Thanksgiving being this month, I wanted to try and add a version of this to my life... or my blog. So, Every few days or so, i'm going to try and list things I'm thankful/grateful for. Maybe it'll help me during my crazy days to realize how truly blessed I am. Maybe I'll be blessed even more for giving thanks... who knows. I just thought it'd be nice. So I'll start that right now!!!

Madison Emmarie was blessed today. We were surrounded by the people we love and are grateful for (a few were missing... Candace, Carrie, Jamie, Kyle), But for the most part, our whole family was there. The blessing was perfect, as it should be. And I was the happiest I have ever been in my life. The words that were said were some of the sweetest words I've ever heard. I am so grateful for a husband who holds the priesthood, and honors that priesthood. He is a wonderful husband and an even better father. We have two gorgeous little angels, who, even though they can get rowdy during church (since it's right in the middle of nap time!!!!!) are perfect in every way, in our eyes, and in their Father's in Heaven. I am grateful for the quiet moments, when they are sleeping, and cuddling. It makes the crying and the screaming and the attitude and gas (poor maddie) worth every minute. I am grateful for a wonderful mom and dad who put up with me, let me use their house, listen to me freak as I'm trying to get things done, and never hold it against me. I am grateful to have married into such a wonderful family who accept me as one of their own. I am blessed way more than I deserve and I'm grateful to my Heavenly Father for it all.

Some of those who were there!!! (Chris's family had to eat and run afterwards, so I wasn't able to get pictures with them... It was a little nutsy)

NOTE:When i said it was nutsy, I didn't mean it was nutsy that they had to eat and run... I just mean the day was crazy for everyone... they had to leave because of some other things that were going on, and our house was nuts for a little while and I didn't get a real chance to drag everyone outside for a pic. So I'm sorry if that came out wrong... it wasn't intentional :)

Those are a few things I'm grateful for right now... there will be lots more to come the rest of this month. :P

I also learned that this month is NaBloPoMo - National Blog Post Month (thank you lee). So get to posting all you slackers. I wanna see cute puns, funny jokes, and lots of pictures. THIS MEANS YOU!

Happy Posting!


  1. The Blaisdell'sNovember 3, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Already doing it darlin, I'm 3 fer 3 so far lol check out today's post you might remember some of it.


  2. It's fun to see your pics...sorry the fam had to eat'n run, it would've been fun to see 'em. Maddie's dress is beautiful. I really wish we could've been there, too.


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