Monday, November 9, 2009

Halloween- Picture Overload!!

Porter and Halle aka..Cinderella and Cowboy... aren't they darling??
The cousins had a great time and trick or treated together. Porter, Kate, Maryn, Chole, Sophie and Halle

Me and the Kids...

Porter and Halle's pumpkins...They drew the faces and then a grown-up carved them for them. Halle made her's a little difficult with eyelashes and all but Daniel did a great job. They turned out so cute!!

Another of the cousins with Maggie this time. Isn't she a darling kitty..

Porter drawing his face for carving

Grandma and Kate at the pumpkin patch

Porter trying to decide.. so many to choose from

Halle with the face she drew to be carved.. lucky Daniel was up for the challenge

Grandpa pushing Sophie and Halle in the wheelbarrow. They were the first to pick out there pumpkins.

Porter and Halle with one of the cute witches at Gardner Village. We had so much fun!

Me and the kids posing for a quick photo-- Josh was in Canada working for Halloween...

One of the witches that forgot how to fly her broom!!!

We had a great Halloween....We went to Salt Lake to spend time with Grandma and Grandpa Stephens and our cousins. We started the day at Gardner Village to see all the cute Witches, then off to the pumpkin patch for picking the best pumpkins for carving. We had some lunch then back to Grandpa's house to carve.
The kids loved getting there hands messy in the pumpkin guts, all but Halle she ran away and said she was not touching the guts!! So mom and Daniel did her dirty work.
The kids got dressed up and off we went Trick or Treating. My parents live in a great neighborhood and we were only gone for 1 hour and the buckets were full. Halle was true to charater the whole time with her wand and purse. She delicately walked from house to house, the she found out uncle Spencer would carry her so she would get her candy at the door, the yell "Spencer!" and he would pick her up and away they would go to the next house.
Porter ran from house to house, no stopping him. What a good trooper.
We had a great weekend and look forward to another great Halloween next year!!!

We had a free day and took the kids to the Living Planet Aquarium in Salt Lake. Boy did they have fun..

This was story time with Mrs. Starfish

Josh and Porter, Porter is trying to get brave and touch a sting ray... eventually he did it. They were really friendly and showing off the day we went. They were coming out of the water and up on the walls. They really seemed to like us touching them.

We spent the rest of the day shopping, and going to two movies. That is Josh's dream day is movies all day.. he got porter to go to the second one with him. Me and Halle just kept shopping and picked them up later. What a great day!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Shout out to my BEAUTIFUL mother!!

My beautiful mother serves on the General Relief Society Board, for the Church. She is an AMAZING woman full of grace and love. This weekend was the General Relief Society meeting, which was on TV, and held in the conference center. My mom had to give the closing prayer, yes thats right pray in front of 20 thousand women in the conference center, in front of the First Presidency and some of the quaram of the twelve, and on TV which who knows how many viewers watched. She was so nervous she was going to pass out in front of the Prophet! She did wonderful and her prayer was so good. Great Job mom! We are so proud!!!

Today Porter was out of school, so we took advantage of the nice weather and went up Holden canyon to collect fall leaves. We found some pretty cool ones, all different colors. The kids collected them in bags and we came home and made placemats out of them with wax paper. Now they can treasure them for the next few weeks!!

State Fair

A real Bear at the state fair!
Halle planting her garden at the IFA booth

They are almost big enough!

Future FFA members, some more future than others-

Porter and Lucy, our red cow.

Porter and Halle show off the Udder of Lucy per grandpa's request. Too bad cows are so much like women sometimes we are more interested in their "Udders" then there faces!!

Halle posing again to show off the Udder and the ribbon the cow just won at the cow show

What a HUGE pumpkin!!!

Porter and the cool chickens, we saw some awesome ones this year!!
This ends our travels to the State Fair. Glad it is over, loved seeing all the animals- hated the stupid rides. Seen one fair, seen them all!!

Def Lepard concert

Okay I am pretty sure I will regret letting anyone know I actually attended the Def Lepard concert, I am so not a fan!! But I drug Josh to Wicked last year and he said this was payback. (I even broke my foot 3 days before and could not get out of it) So the mullet isn't it great?? Our neighbor Tyler had it and said he would wear it if I agreed to go, I held him to it, it was wonderful. We all need a spare one in the Halloween box, just for occasions like this!! All in all, the concert was not that bad, the company was fantastic! Spencer even wore a cut off shirt to add to the occasion too bad he cant keep his eyes open for pictures (this was like the 5th try, and then I gave up!)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

First Day of SCHOOL!!!

Halle posing for her first ever "first day of school" photo. It's off to pre-school for her!

Handsome Porter on the first day of FIRST GRADE! that's right my oldest is headed to school all day, and I am not completely excited about it.

Halle wearing her new backpack, pink of course. She has been excited to go to school for a while now. She only goes 2 days a week for 2 1/2 hours. I can totally handle that.

Porter on the other hand, all day?? I have been his mom for 6 years, making sure he is nice to his sister, says "please" and "thank you", eats his lunch, ect.. all you mom's know. Now he is gone at 7 am and home at 3:30pm. Who is going to make sure he washes his hands after he goes to the bathroom? eats all of his lunch so he is not hungry the rest of the day? make sure he is kind to others? Make sure others are kind to him?

I know someday I will be glad to send them out of the house all day, but for now, I would rather we had summer all year long-or I could go sit by him all day at school, which ever is more practical.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Porter and Halle on the train at Disneyland, (Trey in the back). They look so much alike in this picture!

The Highlight of Halle's vacation was getting to meet most of the princess'. We stood in line longer to get pictures with them, then any other ride at disneyland, but well worth it, she now carries around all her pictures in her autograph book and shows everyone!

Halle and Ariel aka. Little Mermaid

Porter and Halle in front of the castle, Halle's only hope was that none of the witches lived in it.

Buzz Lightyear! The kids had so much fun meeting all the characters, getting them to sign their autograph books and getting photo's taken. (Brayden, Trey, Porter and Halle)

Josh and Kent could not miss out on a chance to get their picture taken with Mr. and Mrs. Incredible! I think they were trying to compare muscles!

Me and Halle on "King tritons carousel", Halle wasn't tall enough to ride the roller coaster, so this was our ride instead.

Halle and Cinderella, another magical moment...

Porter and Dad riding a rocket ship ride.

Porter waiting to go down "Grizzly river rapids"

Halle and Minnie Mouse, isn't minnie cute! I loved her.

Porter and Woody.

Our ride broke down half way through Monsters Inc. so as they were walking us out, we took the opportunity to take a few fun photos. Josh and Kent hangin with Sully and Boo.

Our Family... what a fun vacation.

The Kids n' Goofy. The first character we got to meet at California Adventure.
We had such a fun trip and made so many fun memories. We went with some good friends the Bowman's and enjoyed all the good company. The kids were told we all had to go on all the rides and we held them to it. Our second ride was "Tower of Terror" and even we adults were a little scared. The kids took it well and even went again the next day when given the choice. We had fun visiting the beach, Disneyland, Cali adventure, swimming at the Hotel pool, going to a movie, eating good food, Olive Garden yum! my favorite. Although Josh enjoyed the trip as we left he said he was good for another 10 years.