Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

As always, we had a big feast at my Grandmothers house here in Colorado Springs.  This year was a little bitter sweet for us all in my family.  My grandmother has lived here in Colorado Springs for as long as I can remember.  She moved here a year before we did, 25 years ago.  My grandpa passed away a few years ago, and my uncle, who lives with her has a lot of health problems.  After going to St. George for our family reunion this year, she decided to move down there.  We have more family down in that area and my uncle Mike does much better in the warmer weather.  My grandma's house is a beautiful home that has SO many memories in it for all of her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids.  This was our last hoorah at her home.  I am so sad to see her go, but know that things change and life moves on.  She is a great example to me and I will miss having her so close to us.  I hope someday to be as amazing as she is.  Go figure, I didn't take ANY pictures at Thanksgiving dinner.  We had at least 50 people there again, which is always so fun.  This year I couldn't be more grateful for my family.  I have a HUGE, wonderful, loving family and feel so lucky.  AND, I have two wonderful children and a loving husband that I couldn't be happier to get to spend eternity with.  Boy am I lucky!  So sorry for the lack of pictures in the post, but I am very grateful for the blessings in my life and no picture could ever show that anyway.  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!  

The grandma in me...

Since I started working the graveyard shift at work, my life has been pretty crazy!  I am not loving it, but hey, it pays the bills, right?  Work can get pretty slow in the middle of the night, so I decided I needed to find a new hobby.  I went to the library, found a book, and taught myself how to crochet.  Then, thanks to Pinterest (which I am officially obsessed with), I found some awesome patterns and discovered the Grandma inside of me. Here are my latest creations...

I made another monster hat for my co-workers little boy- isn't he the cutest!)

I have never felt very crafty so I was a bit skeptical that I could learn.  Knowing how amazing MY grandmother is I knew it had to be in me somewhere.  At least it keeps me busy! :)

October snow!

This year we had snow on October 7th.  A LITTLE early if you ask me.  Maybe that just means winter will get over sooner next year.  Doubt it though!  I think I need a trip to Hawaii!

 Looks like someone else isn't happy about the snow!

Just kidding!  She is ALWAYS happy! :)

Uh oh....

Move over dad!

This girl knows who is in charge.... 

Halloween 2011

For Halloween this year we took Sawyer to the Trunk-or-Treat at our church and then took him out for about two streets in our neighborhood.  He had a great time.  Although he didn't really understand why he was wearing a costume, he LOVED that people would give him candy.  (I swear this kid takes after me, he is OBSESSED with candy.) He also LOVED helping me pass the candy out when the kids came to our door.  We had a ton of kids again just like last year.  I think last year we went through 11 bags of candy, so this year I was prepared.  I think I got something like 3000 pieces, and we used it all! It was a lot of fun for all of us.  We didn't get a lot of pictures, but at least here are our two cute kids in costume!

It is impossible to get two kids smiling in the same picture!