Sunday, November 22, 2009

3 things I never want to do...

Tyler and I had the chance to attend the Banff Mountain Film Festival as it stopped in Spokane, Washington. We enjoyed the time together and over 3 hours of films varying in length. They showed many aspects of nature, human propelled adventure, and amazing feats of strength, empowerment, courage, and empathy. But, amidst all the films I came to realize three things I know I will never do....

1: Row across the Atlantic Ocean solo.

2: Base Jump

3: Race in a Mongolian Horse race

I did, however, come to realize that there are a lot of things I would love to do sometime while on this planet, and a lot of places I want to see. I am grateful for this Earth and all of the adventure and beauty it has to offer us! I hope for more chances to explore it and take it all in!

That is all...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hallo- WEEK!!

PARTY... in Our Basement!
This year we hosted a party for our adult friends. We decked out the basement, had a ton of good food, games, and fun. We celebrated Cameron Morton's birthday (it is on Halloween) early, and had prizes for the costume contest. It was a lot of fun with about 25 people coming... we had invited over 80, but MANY were sick or could not find sitters. We missed you all that could not make it, but so fun for those who could. Thanks, Shawnte', for all of your effort in helping to make this a fun party for Cameron, and friends!

Tyler (Pele' : the best soccer player ever!) Casey Fowler (Hulk) Tami Fowler(Smurfette) Shawnte' Morton (princess)
Pretty Witches
Megan Pluid , Mikin, Shannon Pluid
This shows off Tyler's brown skin so nicely!
He was anxious to clean off his tan...
Cameron Morton (Knight) Alora Morton (bat)
Mikin kissing this year's Halloween party good-bye!
Justin Pluid (NIC Wrestler) Tyler (Pele')
PARTY... at the Church!
We had the CDA 1st Ward Halloween Dinner and then Trunk-or-Treat...
The kids got a full bucket of candy in a matter of minutes.
Kiah (witch) Kaylee Clovis (Pirate) Ella (Mrs. Hook) Noah & Quinn Clovis (Ninjas)
Ella.... wanted an anchor on her cheek.
Kiah & Kaylee : Dark Divas
Asa : One Crazy Spider!
Mikin's Job : Pass out as much candy as possible, as fast as possible, from our trunk.
PARTY... in the Streets!
Kiah - Noah - Ella - Asa
Ella had me put warts on her face exactly where she told me to. "That way I will look like a really scary pirate," she stated. I still think she looked as sweet as can be!
Had a lot of fun making Kiah's witch eyes... love them!
After about an hour, Asa joined Dad in the car and proceeded to say "HI!!" to everyone he saw.
PARTY... at the Roy's!
After a couple of hours, our kids were finally done and we went to our good friend's house for pizza, movies, and good company. They always throw a great bash!

Mikin (facebook) Jen Roy, The Art Teacher... cannot remember her name!
Shannon Pluid, Megan Pluid, Shantanu Roy
Besties : Jerzie & Kiah
Gigglies : Ella & Markynn
So Long Halloween... until next year!
May our sugar highs be high and our sugar crashes make us sleep soundly!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Not Diggin' the Gooey Stuff!

Every year in our family we
carve pumpkins for Family Night
the Monday before

This year: Pumpkin Guts.... not a big hit.
Kiah... diggin' in with a fake smile...
Noah... with a slimy arm...
Ella... eeewwww!!!
Asa... loves anything he can do with his clothes off!
Mom's job... fishin' out the seeds to bake... yummm!!!!
We all love pumpkin seeds.
The kids drew on the faces.
All three even cut them themselves, except Noah had mom carve the legs on his spider.
The finished products... SPOOK-tacular!!