So, Dani has taken over the editing of the blog and hasn't shown me how to upload pics. I hope this works. Dani, I love you. You have been the best thing that has ever happened to me. I can honestly say that life gets better and better each year because of you. You are a great friend, spouse, mom and LOVAAAA. (I'm probably going to pay for that last one.) I hope you have a wonderful day and that this year is filled with excitement, happiness, accomplishments and adventure. Have a wonderful Day!
Mom, I said most of it yesterday. How I love you and look up to you. You are one of my best friends. You are an amazing person that everyone wants to be around. You make life fun. Thanks for always being there for me and my family. My girls love you more then me sometimes. I love you mom.
Madie, I can not believe that you are 8 years old. I remeber the day that you were born. You have become an amazing girl. You are a very smart person. When looking for pictures of you, all I had were ones with AJ. Thanks for being a great example for her and letting her play with you. You are her very best friend in the whole world. I hope that this birthday brings you happiness. I am so proud of your choice to be baptized. I am so proud to be your aunt. WE love you so much Madie. Happy birthday!!!
As many of you know, Dave is a HUGE Halloween person. Every year our family has a theme that we try to stick with. This year the chose was between pirates and the BYU/Utah theme. The pirates were a little to costly and I really wanted to get my girls cheerleading outfits (I wanted them both to be in blue, but decided that I had to be fair). This just fit us and so we decided to go with the BYU/Utah theme. It was amazing how many people comented on the divided house. If you can see, AJ's hands are perfect cheerleading hands.
They both looked so cute and had a lot of fun on trunk-or-treating and then going door to door at my mom's neighborhood. Mom also had a pin the nose on the Jack-o-lantern that we all played, even Darla.
It was such a nice day outside that we decided to carve them out there. AJ had Dave help her carve some wolves hawling at the moon. Dave used his Dremel tool set while I used the old fahion knives for carving Emma's spider web. They both turned out pretty cool, if I do say so myself.
Every year we also go to Gardner Village where they have fun witches out. AJ loves it and Emma wasn't to sure of it. AJ's favorite part is the animals. Thanks Grandma and Stacy for going with us.
Austyn wanted to do soccer this fall. The first game held some high hopes as she scored three out of the teams 5 goals. She played great, but it all went down hill from there. She was cold and was a little more interested in playing with the girls on her team and watching the boys then playing. The last game of the season was also very good as she scored two goals and saved seven as the goalie. She loved being in the goal much to mom's urgning to be out playing. Anyways she had a lot of fun. She is also taking piano at this time. She has been taking piano since June and her teacher Phil Olsen, who is the husband of Dave's cousin Marianne and who I went to school with both of them, said that he has never seen a student advance so fast. She is almost done with her first book. She gets a little frusterated when she can't play it the first time without mistakes, but she get's it the second time and then has it memorized. AJ I love to watch you grow and discover new talents. You are an amazing pianist and I love to listen to you play. You are very good at it. Thanks for being such a wonderful daughter. Her cousin Kyla is also in piano with the same teacher so the recital was very fun.