Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Traditions

I've never been much of a fan of Thanksgiving traditions, but the annual Turkey Bowl that Mike's family has each year is very entertaining! The girls tried to play with all of the boys and their Dads. It was fun watching everyone try to play football and not wipe out a toddler!

The girls making up a play.
The boys showing off their best poses.

Eryn was busy with other things...

"Da Ball!"

This was probably my favorite picture of the day. (She's playing with a leaf that she ate just after I took this picture!)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Football Whining

Rivalry week at our house has been interesting this year. Mike and I played each other in fantasy football and I had the honor of beating him. The Michigan vs. Ohio State rivalry was a big fat joke this year. Yawn. So disappointing. Penn State beat the crap out of Michigan State. Again, not something that I was very happy about. I guess that I should start whining about football that matters to more of you... The Holy War.

Holy War, Holy Crap! It was not so good for the BYU fans this year. Our house was filled with a lot of, "What the... Oh MY... Seriously?... How could he... Again?... Really?" I think that more than sums up the game.

Before the game Eryn and her cousin Allie colored pictures together. They had a good time cheering during the game. Each of them spent most of the game dancing, cheering, and running around trying to make their Daddy's happy.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Soup & Bread

Fall means a number of different things that are great... Football, colder weather, sweaters, and my favorite soup! Tonight for dinner we had some broccoli and cheese soup with a loaf of fresh baked bread (courtesy of my bread maker). Very simple and easy, yet far and away one of my favorite meals to have. I love soup!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ever the Pessimist

I went to a get together with some of my neighbors tonight. All women (which, terrified me just a little bit) and treats. I figured that I'd make it through since there would be hot cocoa and dessert. When I got home Mike asked me how it went. I said something along the lines of, "It wasn't as bad as I had feared it would be." His response to me was simply that that's what my reaction ALWAYS is to things like this. I can never say that they were good, just that they weren't bad. He is right, I will ever be the pessimist!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Potty and NO

Today was a big milestone for our little Pooh Bear... She went potty in the potty for the first time! Not to get into too many details, but she went twice and that was 2 less diapers that we had to use today!!!!!

Eryn's just growing up so fast. Not only are we in the potty training process, but she is talking a lot more than before. Sometimes that's good and other times... Let's just say that hearing, "NOOOOOOOO!" It's Mommy's favorite response to questions. At any rate, we are both very proud parents and glad to see out little one growing up right before our eyes!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Twilight is Completed

After reading the Twilight Series (all 4 books) in a little over a month I have come to the realization that… I can control my ADD long enough to focus on reading for more than an hour at a time, even after drinking a full can of Coke I CAN hold it for just another page or two, and that, although I try my hardest to deny it, I AM a girl/woman who every now and then needs to fall hopelessly in love with a fantasy world.

Not that I am going to start reading Jane Austen, but I did enjoy reading these stories. Yes, I do have to admit that deep down, very deep down, there is a girlie side to me that few have ever seen!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Josh's Wedding Reception

Mike's friend Josh was married yesterday and we went to their reception. Josh and Mike served together on their missions in Switzerland. Their Mission President and his wife came to the reception too. There were also handful of mission companions and friends from back in Mike's single days. It was good to see everybody again.

The cake was absolutely gorgeous!
President & Sister Holbrook with Mike, Josh, Matt, and Jeff

Eryn had fun going up and down steps all night.

Jeff and his little boy (who did not want his picture taken)!

Eryn made strange faces at us.

When I blocked the staircase, she climbed up the outside of it.

Kyra and Josh the happy new couple!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Family Pictures

Yesterday, I took some family pictures for our friends the McKells. They turned out really well! Here is a sample and there will be more on my photography blog!

Our family pictures today didn't go so smoothly. It was really really cold, windy, and there was a playground far too close for Eryn to handle! There was a winner in the bunch, but a lot of them looked sort of like this one...

BYU vs San Diego State

It was the best of times it was the worst of times... Best because we were are another BYU football game, but the worst since it was the last home game of the year. : ( BYU did win!!!! Yet, it was sad to realize that this was the last football game for a long time.

Eryn was too busy cheering to have her picture taken much.

The end zomes and center logo were filled in with the blue so the field looked its best!

Max Hall on the keeper (that guy hit him HARD!)

Dennis Pitta

This guy was tackled right in front of me!

Nice hair!

Bronco giving the orders.

These guy were complaining about Powerade.

Senior Michael Reed's last homegame.

Cosmo was helping get all of the fans going!

Eryn was sad that I took her attention away from the game. (She is her father's daughter!)