Friday, November 21, 2008


*Jamie and I both left the theater a little embarrassed to be there, I'm just glad the tickets were free. *

This was taken from Rebecca Westovers blog, and it is pretty much how I felt about the movie:

-NO, the movie was NOT good.

-Yes, the movie was hysterically funny (but it's not SUPPOSED to be funny).

-Yes, it was purely ridiculous.

-No, I can't stop laughing about it.

-Yes, it had lots of slow motion, silly special effects, and hilariously pathetic acting.

-Yes, I was the gal in the theater who kept laughing at all the wrong times, and at all the wrong scenes.

-No, you should not go see this movie.

-Yes, your 10-year-old daughter would love it.

-And YES, the vampires dancing around the fire was quite possibly the most hilarious thing I've seen in a long time.

I can't stop laughing about it.

At any rate, the movie made a great "girls night out."

Thursday, November 20, 2008


My friend Jamie just called me and asked me if I wanted to go to a preview screening of Twilight tonight before the general screening. So I'm going tonight at 8. I'm really excited. I wasn't the biggest fan of the book, I think it has been hyped up too much before I read it. The movie looks pretty good to me though.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


How can that be comfortable?!?!?! This kid can fall asleep anywhere at anytime in any position. I'm going to make a book of the odd places Mason has fallen asleep.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I miss my Mimi

We have year round school here in our area, and since we do, the kids take turns having a few weeks off periodically throughout the school year, called going 'off track'. Maya went off track for the first time, and we decided to utilize the time off from school and see what it would be like to homeschool her as well as Reece. I loved that we could have a morning routine that was calm and we could be together as a family. At 7:30, the kids would jump into bed for family snuggle. After some snuggling, giggling, and sometimes whining about lack of space, we would read scriptures. Then the kids would clean their rooms, make their beds and get dressed before we had breakfast together. Chores came next, and everyone had at least 2. School started at 9:00 for everyone. Maya called her school 'Mimi School' since Mimi is her nickname. Maya worked on counting, letter names and sounds, beginning reading, the names of coins, and basic addition.

Mason enrolled in Bubba School, since about 75% of the time he will only respond to the name Bubba. He will yell at us, "Don't call me Mason, call me Bubba." It is Michael's worst nightmare that he is going to be an overweight middle aged man going by the name Bubba.
Mason has continued to go to Bubba School even though Maya has gone back on track.

He loves it and asks each morning when he can start Bubba School.

He has passed off his colors and we are now working on shapes and patterns.

I was so sad to send Maya back to school on Monday, I wanted to hold her in my arms and convince her that she liked being at home with us more than going off to school. But, I want it to be her decision to homeschool, not mine.

So little Miss Mimi, we will miss you until you go off track again.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Snow Day!

We had our first big snow of the year yesterday, and boy it was a good one. This stuff really stuck! We dug out all our snow gear, unfortunately, Maya's snow pants don't fit anymore. Her sweat pants were drenched by the time they were done.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Art Class

Reece is studying architecture in art class, today we studied Brunelleschi and the Dome of Duomo. Reece had to make blueprints for the dome he would make if he were asked to design one. I thought he did a great job, it includes the key elements of a dome, the collar, ribs and a lantern. He even added air holes in the dome to let air pass through, this is not a common practice in modern domes, but was used back in Brunelleschi's day.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rockin' The Vote

Uh...that is if you can rock the vote in Utah.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


A few nights ago we got together with some of our friends to carve pumpkins, Mason was to little to carve one, so he painted his instead.

Maya in her cute new hat.

Reece had two pumpkins this year. One of his pumpkins was grown by Grandma, the other one he bought at the Scarecrow Festival from Shawn Bradley. Michael made a complete fool of himself when he noticed who it was.

All the finished pumpkins.

Halloween started with Reece reading scary stories to the kids.
The kids loved, The Ghost of Sifty Sifty Sam, The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything, and The Bones of Fred McFee.

Halloween Night.

The best part, sorting through the candy the next day.

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