Tuesday, October 15, 2013
About a month ago (wow, I'm so behind!), we had our family Gator Party! The last time we were able to host a Gator party was back in 2009. We've tried every year since to make it happen, but Saturdays in the fall are always busy and this was the first year that we could party Gator-style again! The two most important elements to any Gator football party (besides the actual game), are the boiled peanuts-which I failed to take a picture of, but which were delish, and the real-life football field in our backyard.
Of course, we had to decorate with all of our Gator paraphernalia, and lots of orange and blue!
new frosting recipe. It's from my friend Melanie's cooking blog, and it is seriously life-changing! I've made lots of frosting in my life, and this one is better than any other recipe by far.
awesome Jell-o mold kit. It's kinda hard to tell in the photo, but these are little Gator head logos made out of Jell-o! I seriously put these on the table, turned around 45 seconds later and they were all gone! Apparently Gator Jell-o is a big hit with the kids!
At half-time, we held our own football game! The kids go crazy playing on the "real" football field!
Thursday, October 10, 2013
A few weeks ago, I ran another 5k! Seriously, what is up with that? I'm not a runner, remember? But, when I found out that Run or Dye was coming to our city, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get completely covered in colored powder, even if it meant I had to run a long way to do so!
Luckily, I had the best group of friends with me, and we had a blast! We are team Indi-Go! (Hence all the purple!)
|All pumped, and ready to go!|
|I call this one: Mamas carrying babies!|
With a few hours of daylight left on our trip, Bart and I decided to take a drive up the canyon. It strangely felt a lot like the canyons I grew up near, and strangely felt nothing like them at the same time. But, I loved every minute of the drive. It smelled so good, I loved being able to look out and see the town below us, I loved the winding road, and all of it made me miss home. A. Lot. (And by home I mean Utah, not Wisconsin where I live, because I still can't call it home. Although I did miss my two children who we left at home, but that's a different matter entirely!)
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Saturday morning, Bart had to finish his conference, but the rest of us had a blast! We started our day with a yummy, free, hotel breakfast, while Krew, Cooper, and Lynndon went crazy, playing together and entertaining the other hotel guests with their silliness! It was fun to watch Krew interact with these two. It took him about 4 minutes to warm up to them, and then he played with them like they were best friends, even though the last time he saw them he was much to young to remember them.
As soon as they came to our hotel room, Krew asked if he could hold the baby. I wasn't sure how he would handle it, since he's never held a baby before, and he's sorta still one himself. But he loved every second of it! Just look at these two cousins!