Sunday, November 22, 2009


One of the things I love about Idaho is that we experience all four seasons. This fall has been especially beautiful. We have had some really freezing days, but also some mild ones. A few Sundays ago we decided to take a drive up to the mountains. We didn't have a plan, or even know where we were going, but we ended up on a little road above Garden Valley. It was beautiful! After we parked the car, the kids and Billy hiked up this huge rock. Landon and I stayed down below where it was safe. Then Brooklyn, Landon and I headed down the road, while Billy and Brayden climbed up the big rock. The picture above is from their viewpoint. Those little dots are us! The sun was actually setting, so by the time we got back to the car it was getting dusk. We came home with a bag of pinecones and "beautiful, special rocks." We might have fit a few more Sunday drives into our weekends from now on....

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Better late than never!

Happy Halloween!

Although this picture totally didn't turn out, I still had to post it because it really shows, however blurrily, how much these two cousins love each other. Brooklyn the Ladybug and Maren aka Princess Aurora had lots and lots of fun trick or treating together. They were hand in hand most of the time walking down the sidewalk. Brooklyn also got to have her friend Becca the beautiful butterfly trick or treat with her too! They were all so darling.
And here is the Black Ninja and his super sidekick Batman. They ran from house to house!
My darling little ladybug and all her loot- in her "ghosty"
Brooklyn with her preschool buddies!

I'm not sure who loves halloween more- oh, wait, it's me!


Usually we get together with our friends and all carve pumpkins together, but this year Brayden got a fever so we had to cancel. By Friday night he still was a little hot, so we stayed home from the church party and carved pumpkins instead. My little pumpkin...I tried to get him to fit inside, but his little diaper bum just wouldn't fit!

Brooklyn told me what she wanted on her pumpkin- Triangle eyes, a circle nose and a sad face. I'm not sure how she was able to mimic her pumpkin so well, but it was pretty funny.
Billy just loves to pose for pictures! Actually, he was trying to look "mad" like his pumpkin!
Brayden also designed his pumpkin. It was a little tricky trying to cut out all the little things he drew, but it did end up looking pretty spooky!