Sunday, November 30, 2008

Haul Out the Holly!

The kids had a great time decorating for Christmas. Yes, Ron was out on the roof trying not to fall off the ladder while putting up our Christmas lights. He had a few close calls and unfortunately I missed those "kodak moments" so I can't post them. I'm sure you can picture the images in your mind and giggle a little like I did when he was explaining his near death experiences to me. Hahaha - we appreciated his sacrifices though cuz the house looked great all lit up. :)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving @ Niederhauser's

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Thanksgiving @ Omi's

OK, so I'm a dork...I love to bake! This is my favorite thing to make for Thanksgiving. I think I've made it every year for the past 8 years for both sides of the fam. I can never make just one pie though - that's too boring. I usually pair this with Ron's favorite Black Bottom Banana Cream and a great Chocolate Raspberry Cream. It wouldn't be Thanksgiving with out LOTS of pies.

My kids' favorite food is ham. Mom always has the best spiral honey baked ham. I swear they eat it like candy. They had lots of fun playing with their cousins and Omi's cute dog Boots.

Ron and I have lots to be thankful for this season. We really were SO blessed in everything that went along with our move: our home sold quickly last spring to a darling couple that all our old neighbors really like, our new ward and neighborhood feels like "home" already, I got back into teaching at a great time and at a great school, and our kids are adjusting well. Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Glimpse of Lauren

OK, how cute are they?! This is my darling niece and her boyfriend. She just sent me these pics. They have a friend who is a photographer and wanted to get a little practice so Lauren and Adam were his guinea pigs...are they darling! I just had to share.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cub Scout Space Derby

This was the first time we've participated in a Space Derby. Cole did almost all of the work and was very proud of his accomplishment. His Spaceship didn't exactly speed down the line, but it was a fun experience and great bonding time for him and Ron.
His spaceship is the one on the right.

What a cute kid! I'm the luckiest mom to have such a great son. Bud...I love you!

Veteran's Day Assembly

Cole's 3rd grade classes sang a beautiful song for Mtn. Green Elementary's Veteran's Day Assembly. He really did a good job...right there on the front row where Ron always remembers being. (hahaha) My class sang Proud to Be American and then the whole school sang Armed Forces Medley. It was a great assembly. I'll see if I can get the video of my class singing - they're so cute! I'm a little partial though. (FYI...that's not Cole's teacher in the photo.)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fall Soccer

Cole has played soccer since he was 4 and just loves it. These photos were taken by Jacob's mom. This was their last Fall game and they are a great team. Cole usually plays on the left side as a forward because he's got such a great left kick and is quick. He's now playing indoor soccer and also futsol. I'll get some photos of both games and post them...they're fast moving and WAY fun. I like the games a lot better because we don't have to worry about the weather! :)

All six of these boys grew up together in the same neighborhood, same ward, same school and same soccer team. How fortunate Cole is to have such good friends that all know how to have a great time and be good examples to one another!