Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

There are SO many things that I have to be grateful for, I am an extraordinarily blessed woman! 
I have the most amazing husband in the world, who loves me for me, and who I will have for eternity. 
I have a exceptionally cute, calm, sweet, smart little boy who smiles often, sleeps lots, is ridiculously happy all the time, and makes my day better.
I have amazing friends, many of whom don't live close in distance but are always close to my heart.
Not only do we have a place to live but we live in a place where there are 50 people who are willing to help literally 50 yards from my front door. 
We have an amazing car that works great.
We have a beautiful world that we can enjoy.
We have amazing extended family who loves us. 
We live in a free country, where we can practice religion as we choose. 
I have faith that lord will provide, no matter the trial.
I know that no matter how much I mess up, I can be forgiven for my mistakes.
I know my savior lives and loves me.
I have an amazing faith in God and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
I could go on and on but I won't.

P.S. This weekend my family came up to share thanksgiving with us. I'll post about that latter but here's a teaser, it involved some guns :).

Boston and Connecticut Fun

A few weekends ago we took a quick trip up to Boston so Stephen could go to an awesome career fair tailored just for him! Will and I had fun tramping around Boston while daddy worked and we even got to visit with my brother and his wife in Connecticut. It was so fun, oh so beautiful, and a great break from regular life! 
Faneuil Hall, to call it a food court would be SO inadequate! The food there was SO yummy! We went back everyday we were in Boston.
 Yummy Food

 Will got really upset because we weren't feeding him faster. He LOVED the food too!
 Stephen eating a lobster roll, he said it was tasty. I couldn't try it as I am allergic to lobster :(
 Stephen trying to navagate the streets of Boston, we were so obviously tourists!
 Will loved looking at everything. He kept pointing at things, getting excited, and babbling about everything he saw.
 Beautiful Boston
 We met a great lady on the plane to Boston who told us that no matter what else we did in Boston we NEEDED to visit Mike's Pastry. There was quite a line outside when we got there but the wait was SO worth it!
 Lots of people crammed into a tiny place.
 We all enjoyed our "Lobster Tail". It looked like the tail of a lobster filled with cream, way better than lobster!
 My brother, Ammon, and his wife, Monica, drove down from Connecticut to spend a day in Boston with us. We walked the Freedom Trail.
 Stephen and Will in the Old North Church
The Old North Church

 Will is SO close to walking all by himself!

We were able to drive to Connecticut on Saturday night, to see my brother, Ammon's new house.
Will had such a fun time with Ammon!
 The back of Ammon's house.
Will LOVED Monica! They had such a great time together.
On Monday we had a LONG flight back to Utah, we didn't get home until 2 am. Will did well on the trip back and we all had a lot of fun!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Fun and Halloween Trick-or-Treating!

We have been having SO much fun this October that it's just flown by! We did some pumpkin patching with my sister. Will LOVED the pumpkin patch, he loved the corn maze and kept pointing at everything and going "ooooooooooh". It was AWESOME! He wasn't as keen on the animals, he was a little nervous around them but I think it's because we don't see goats everyday and if you think about it a huge thing with horns would be scary to me too.

Will and Cousin Ella
Will was digging the totem pole at middle of the corn maze.
Dad and Will navigating the Corn Maze.
Will didn't understand crawling through the tunnel at the Pumpkin Patch Playground, so we bribed him with one of his toys :)
Dad and Will "oooooooo"-ing

"Fish Face"
On Halloween night we went trick-or-treating with my sister's family and some of their friends. I was really excited because last year Will was way too young to go trick-or-treating but this year he was old enough to go, even though he won't actually eat any of his candy ;). He had fun looking all the other kids out trick-or-treating and saying "please" for treats and putting them in his pumpkin bucket.

The Monkey Family
The Baby Monkey
The Trick-or-Treaters!
And just so you know how much Will has changed since last year, here's a comparison...
Halloween 2010
Halloween 2011