Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving

Well, Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays because we spend it up north where it's cold. We watch the Macy's P-raid, play football at the High School, Eat and then later we go to Jack & Jill's Bowling alley where we have a fun game of who's the best. We have done this every year that I can remember. But this year we stayed here in Sunny St. George. I don't get channel 5 on TV so we went to Jan's to watch the P-raid then went to JoEllen's where the kids did crafts and we ate. Kyle made a TURDUCKIN. (That doesn't look very good written out but it was tasty!) There was no playing football in the snow, instead we had a home-run contest at the elementary school just down from their house. It was so much fun and the kids who didn't want to play ball played on the play ground with aunt Jan who's hand was cut so she couldn't swing a bat. Then we ate dessert and went bowling. Dixie Bowl is the oldest bowling alley in the state but it was fun. Sophie won. She bowled a 140! (She takes after me) Then we went home and looked at the newspaper ads to see where we were going to hit the next morning at 4am. When I got on the scale this morning it said that I had a great Thanksgiving. Now time to go workout!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween!

We had a great Halloween. Sophie was a Vampire. Josh was a Rubix Cube. Ben was a Mummy. David was a Tiger and Shayne was on her first date! It was the scariest Halloween ever! She was gone to Sadie's with a group of 10 people and they had a great time. But, am I really that old?









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The kids got a ton of candy and a lot of the dentists here have a candy buy back where they will give you $1 for ever pound of candy you bring in. So we decided to do that and we found a dentist that ships all of the candy to those serving over seas in the military. Well, Josh LOVES the military. Truly LOVES it. Ever since he was 7 years old and I couldn't be happier. He is just like his Father and always wants to help everyone and I think he sees it as a way to help everyone everywhere all at the same time. So, when he heard that the candy is being sent to them he took every piece except one and put it in bag and said, "here is my bag that I want to go to the military because they never get anything and I don't need it." I wanted to cry. What an incredible kid! He's right of course. He doesn't need it. None of us do. Especially us adults who no longer have the metabolism of a 10 year old.

What a great way to start of the Thanksgiving holiday. Being grateful for all we have and looking out for those less fortunate.