Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

I was so dreading making the doughnuts this year. I couldn't quite figure out why until I remembered that I just made them in June for girls camp! They require so much time and effort that making them more than once a year really wears me out. Kurt suggested I just not make them. Well I know that we would have had many disappointed neighbors and trick-or-treaters if I wouldn't have made them. They turned out great and I was lucky to have Montana home most of the night to help me which made a HUGE difference. Thanks Tan! Last year we had a bunch of leftovers but not this year! By 9:30 pm there was not one doughnut left!! As it is I make 400+ of those tasty little things...

Nobody was interested in carving pumpkins but the girls.

This was as close to a costume as the three of us were going to get this year. Kurt ran in to Walmart last minute and got these cute Halloween shirts.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Getaway

Half of our family got to go to this beautiful place last week for a little getaway. Kurt had work deadlines and both Montana and Finn weren't able to miss school so Indy, Emerson and I drove to Dana Point for the week. I was really dreading that long drive after having driven it so many times this summer. But it ended up being not too bad at all.
Lindsey and Dave were there. It's always fun to drive around town in the Mini!
Mom, Dad and Elliot
This splint did not slow Ethan down one bit!
Elliot loved the hot tub.
We spent one afternoon at Emerald Bay beach. It was a perfect day----there was not a cloud in the sky.
Will, Ethan and Emerson had a great time digging and finding sand crabs.
We spent a day at Disneyland of course! It was such a bummer that it was so crowded. I know Arizona schools were on break but still!!! The weather was downright hot! I think it got into the 90's. But we had a great time anyway.
I had to get a picture of this for Indy.
I loved seeing all the Halloween decorations all over the park. So festive!
There is a great park just around the corner from the England house called Pines Park. It has a fun playground for the kids and the views of the beach are spectacular.
Not a great picture of the beach house but I had to get some documentation of it. It is such a great house.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oh, life.....

It's amazing how quickly time passes when you get busy. I don't like it when I don't have time to slow down and enjoy life. I am definitely trying to enjoy the beautiful fall weather we have been having here in Utah. There is nothing better than running on a trail covered in fall leaves. Love it!