A "Mawwage"

Well my little sis Emily got married a few weeks ago and we flew down for the wedding! We had such a blast and the sealing in the temple was so nice. I didn't get too many pics because, well I'm lazy but Jenna took a few family pics of us.

Well this is sort of incomplete because I don't have any pics of Jeff and Jenna or the bride and groom together...or my parents. But here is a little snap shot of the wedding thanks to Jenna. :)

A "hay" ride around Grandma's house

Brian and I went over to Grandma and Grandpa Child's house to help them hang Christmas lights and to mow their lawn. Of course the boys were being OH so helpful...so Grandpa pulled them around the lawn on this little trailer thingy for at least a half hour. Bless his heart. The boys had a blast riding it and I didn't hear one little complaint.

Crafts and Happenings

Here are a few crafts I did in the months of October and November:

I used one of those holiday cookie tins, spray painted it and used a sharpie to label it. Now I have a cute holder for all the boy's crayons!

Ok, I know its nearly Christmas and I am just NOW posting this, but I had to show what we did with our pumpkins this year. Brian carved "Childs" into the large pumpkin and I did chevron stripes on our little one. Tip: after taping your pumpkin, be careful where you paint...it bleeds through the tape. :) Better luck next year Ali.

I attempted to make a ribbon-chain bracelet...turns out it only lasted a few minutes until the ribbon slipped off the chains. Oh well! It was cute while it lasted.

This was my biggest project (and the reason I haven't done too many crafts this month). I made this family tree cross stitch for my parents for Christmas. (Don't worry, they already got their present). Turns out cross stitching takes a LOT of time. :) 

Everett Turns Two-A Buzz Lightyear Party

I can't believe my little baby is all grown up. :) I always swore that when I had kids I would never let them have or wear or do anything to do with characters...like disney characters. I don't know I just think its kinda cheesy. But I couldn't resist when Everett's face lights up when he sees a Buzz Lightyear, so I thought it would be extra fun to do a Buzz themed birthday for him. Here are a few shots we got of the party:

Everett's uncle Scott and I made this cake for him. Rett kept saying, "Buzz Buzz Buzz!" the whole time we were singing happy birthday. Oh...and he blew out the candles several times because he is really good at blowing them out and wanted more than one turn.

Ok...so I got a little creative on the name of these pretzel wands...

These "planet pops" were a big hit. I even made them red velvet inside so they would resemble a real planet...oh yeah.

I kinda got teased for going to all this work with the pom poms and food since Everett is only two, but I didn't get to do a real party for his first birthday so I had some making up to do. :) And Aunt Katie and Uncle Steve were nice enough to host all the guests at their house so we could all actually fit.

The birthday boy eating his birthday meal: dino nuggets and planet pops.

Everett got so spoiled and received so many gifts. We are so grateful to everyone who came and who loves him. Thanks everybody!

First time in the snow

Although Everett was born during a blizzard, the boys have never really had a chance to go out and "play" in the snow. So when the first storm came through we were so excited to get out.