Saturday, November 30, 2013


 I only have one picture from Thanksgiving weekend in St. George. And it's not a good picture but it's a pretty funny one.

I'm sure my sister Kaci would not be happy that I'm posting this picture. But I love Will's face. Here we are at Thanksgiving dinner at Players. Will and Ethan don't really want to have anything to do with any of the food. But Aaron is insisting that Will eat so many bites of sweet potato before he can have any pumpkin pie. So here Will is, crying his eyes out, while he gags down a few bites. I should have gotten the after pic when he was happily eating his pumpkin pie-----tears still in his eyes. 

Holidays sometimes bring out the very worst in kids….and parents. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Zion Weekend

We had our annual Heaton Zion trip last weekend. It was really fun but way too short! The Masons decided to make the long trek from Mesa to hang out with us this year. It was really fun to have them along as you can attest by the top photo! Brian is never afraid to have a little fun….

Fun, food and friends. Oh and some hiking! Can't wait for next year. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

A little procedure

So I have had this ugly varicose vein since I was pregnant with Emerson. I have gone in to the doctor probably 2 or 3 times to see about having it removed. However, I have never actually followed through with it for one reason or another (timing, recovery, out-of-pocket cost). This year I finally did it. After Indy's major surgery, we had met all our deductible AND our out-of-pocket limits. So basically it was free.

They made about 14 tiny incisions and actually pulled the vein out. Laser therapy wouldn't have been as effective in my case. Luckily it was a surface vein which made for a pretty easy procedure. They just numbed my leg all along the vein, pulled it out and I was done in about an hour. 

Goodbye ugly vein!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rainbow tree

How is that for some fall color? Lance Heaton found this and took the pic. I can't remember if it's actually in his yard or just in his neighborhood. Either way it's cool!