Friday, December 5, 2008


So the Monday before Thanksgiving, our house was broken into and all of our electronics were stolen. Our computer with all of our pictures on it, our camera, Bryan's laptop, my jewelry box and most of my jewelry, my ipod and docking station and the list goes on and on... We keep finding things gone and remembering where things were, that were taken. They also took our Tahoe keys so we had to get the car rekeyed. The police came and fingerprinted the doors and windows that the 'bad guys' got into the house with, and now the fingerprint dust has stained the carpet. Yuck. The next day my Dad came and installed an alarm system and it is now being monitored. Seriously this has been such a pain. The worst part is that Bryan and I are still a little jumpy and all of my baby, baby pictures of Kade are gone. And I have to get a camera before Christmas because it is Kade's first Christmas. I cried about the pictures but other than that, we feel incredibly blessed that neither of us were home during the day when it happened and that I didn't come home with the kids while we were being robbed. Nobody was hurt and we are very grateful that no damage was done to the house. Although this has been a scary experience, we feel very blessed to have what we do! We hope you are all doing well during this holiday season!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!

This was Halloween night! Kaylie and Sabrina were so cute as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty!

Pumpkin Carving!

Kade was not a happy camper Thursday night, but Kaylie had a blast!

A Jet-filled Halloween!

We've had a lot of Halloween this last week! On Wednesday night we had our Neighborhood Halloween party at a retention basin in our neighborhood. Unfortunately we got there late because Bryan didn't get home from work until a little after 6pm (which is when it started). I dressed up as a witch, Bryan as Dick Cheney, Kaylie as Sleeping Beauty and Kade as a glow-in-the-dark skeleton. But, even though it was the end of October, it was hot. We walked to the party and by the time we got there I was dying of the heat with my witch's hat, hair and stalkings. And Bryan had his full suit on. Plus when we got there, no one else was dressed up besides the kids. So, I took the hat, wig and socks off and Bryan left his mask and suit coat in the stroller. So much for dressing up! But Kaylie did get a kick out of it! She was just a little scared of Bryan in his mask- so it worked out that we had to take everything off! Kaylie was gorgeous with her ringlets! I sat her in front of Monsters Inc. to curl her hair and we only had a few minor altercations! But she was really tired and hungry and by the time we got to the party, all she wanted to do was play on the playground. She didn't want to be bothered by eating but Bryan and I were starving! So Bryan and I took turns watching her on the playground (Bryan's turns were actually a lot longer than mine). Finally we ended up leaving pretty soon after we got there because Kaylie was throwing huge tantrums.
Thursday Bryan and Kaylie carved our pumpkin. She enjoyed getting her hands in the gooey mess of pumpkin seeds and string!
Friday we started trick-or-treating with the McLains, who live one house over, and met up with a large group from our ward. Then we dashed over to my parents' ward trunk-or-treat where Kaylie went from car to car with her Grandpa Burt and Aunt Rachel while Bryan and I ate some amazingly hot chili! It was so hot my nose started to run. Then we bolted on over to Bryan's parents and went down the street to the Phelps' house where the talking pumpkin scared Kaylie. She started to walk towards the talking pumpkin, but when he called her by name and kept talking to her, she turned around and said, "I can't." She was just a little scared. It was pretty funny. But she did end up with a magical princess wand, so she was happy. We went back to Grandma and Grandpa Hancock's house and she loved handing out candy to the other kids. Then from there we flew to see Aunt Tessa at work so she could see their costumes. It wasn't until 9pm that we got home and our Sleeping Beauty wasn't so much a beauty anymore! But she was able to last that long from the blast of sugar she got from the chocolate bar and 2 dum-dums she ate! She was literally skipping to the car at G & G Hancock's house! It was an eventful evening. We enjoyed it, but we are not doing it the same way next year!

Kade's Blessing

I am catching up! These pictures are from Kade's Blessing on October 12, 2008.
And the two of Kaylie and Kade were taken October 16. I just wish that, for once, they would both smile and look at the camera at the same time!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


My skinny man gone plump!

Resting on the Sabbath is not what it seems...

Today was our primary program. Bryan and I are sunbeam teachers and we really love our kids! Because there was only room enough for one teacher, Bryan was going to sit with our class up front. But then we were asked to give the prayers in Sacrament meeting and Bryan had to give the opening prayer, so instead of having to trade places at the end so I could give the benediction, Bryan got to stay with the kids instead! Boy am I glad I got to sit with our sunbeam class instead of our two kids!! :) Kaylie screamed for the last 1/2 hr. of sacrament meeting with Kade joining her a good share of the time. So, Bryan got to stand out in the hall with 2 screaming kids, while I got to enjoy the primary program! After Sacrament meeting I was gathering our things up when Bryan brought Kaylie in and her eyes were all red and puffy. She looked like she had an allergic reaction to something because her eyes were so red and swollen! Anyway, we finally got her off to nursery and rushed to singing/sharing time! Today was our day for being in charge of Sharing time. It actually went pretty well, considering the fact that all of the kids were done being reverent! It got a little crazy and I felt like I was yelling (which I'm sure I was) and I had to cut it down and do our whole sharing time in 10 minutes, but at least it is over now!!! Then, we got to go to our class and taught a lesson to wild 3 year olds. Believe me, I am completely exhausted after church today!!
Oh man- I love Sundays!