Sunday, November 28, 2010
I have so many things to be thankful for, and I count my blessings daily. I remember one day, back when I was a teenager, and my mom and I were having a fight about something. She yelled at me saying, "Sometimes you are the most ungrateful little brat!" At that moment I didn't know what to say, I just felt bad for making my mom feel like I wasn't grateful for all the millions of things she has done for me over the years. Since that day, I try to express gratitude towards my mom, my husband, my Heavenly Father, and others who I love and care about. I've made it a habit to list all the things I'm thankful for on my way from work everyday, and it's become one of my favorite parts of my day. I also took time this month to make a list of all the things I'm thankful for and hung it on my fridge. I'm so blessed to be surrounded by such great family and friends. Adam and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our families. We spent the weekend at my parent's house, so that I could help my mom cook dinner and decorate for Christmas. We got to my parents on Wednesday night, and my mom and I got started on making the pies for Thanksgiving dinner. It's kind of become a tradition that I help my mom with Thanksgiving dinner. She makes the crusts for the pies and I make the filling. We always make a big mess, but there is never a dull moment with us in the kitchen.
Half way done! I always put the lights on the Christmas tree for my mom because she hates doing it, and I'm not letting her buy a pre-light fake tree.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I was thrilled when Adam told me he wanted to help me make cookies. I should have known that what he meant by "help" was help get rid of the extra cookie dough. He mostly sat in the living room playing XBOX, but I really can't complain because when he did come in the kitchen he wanted to tell me how to do it.
This is my favorite face that Adam makes. He usually makes this face when he's doing something I told him not to, and then he tells me how much he loves me and somehow he's forgiven.
I am so proud of myself! I made a delicious cookie, and it was soft, chewy and perfect!
And of course, my husband loved them too.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Adam decided it would be a good idea to put the pumpkin guts into his mouth, it was really disgusting. I even think it's pretty gross just to hold the slimey, stringy, cold guts that come out of the pumpkin. I can't imagine what that tastses like.
We turned our pumpkin into DINNER!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
When we got to Las Vegas we picked up Devon and Vanessa and went to Smith's to pick up some groceries for the trip. Vanessa and I ran around the store trying to find the most unhealthy food possible.
We chased this duck almost all the way to the shore, but he swam into the swamp.
Big Bear lake is so beautiful
While all the guys were watching the Oregen vs. USC game the girls went shopping. The only stores open at 8 p.m. were Dollar Tree and Kmart. We found silly string in Dollar Tree and decided it would be hilarious to spray the guys. We went to Kmart just for fun then headed back to the condo. The game had just ended and Oregen won and we won ten dollars from Devon. We gave him a really hard time. When we walked into the condo the guys know we were up to something, but they didn't know what. We got the silly string out of our purses and started spraying. It was a such a mess, and Adam was able to get the can from me and spray my hair. The silly string was everywhere, and it was really smelly. After cleaning it off the fridge, dish washer, lamps, walls, couches and floor we watched a movie and went to bed. I wish I had gotten a better picture of the mess but Adam's face pretty much tells it all.
The next morning we got up early and started packing and getting ready to leave. While Adam was in the shower Devon and Vanessa decided to dump ice water on him. They asked if I would help so they wouldn't think anything when they opened the door. When I entered the bathroom I asked if Adam had clothes to change into when he got out of the shower. Before he could answer, Devon dumped the pitcher of water over the shower and Adam was yelling he was going to get us back. We were all laughing when Adam came out of the bathroom. Later Devon and Vanessa had to take a shower and Adam had already came up with a brillant plan to get them back. Since the bathroom door didn't lock, they put a chair up againest the bathroom door so he couldn't get in. He waited until they came out of the bathroom, while they were still wet, and dumps several cups of flower on them. When it combined with the water it became sticky and like glue. They had to take a shower all over again. I think we've just started a war between us. After an hour of clean up we watched football until it was time to check out.