Thursday, October 30, 2008

Catch up

I realized that I haven't update for awhile. So before I take all the cute pictures for Halloween I decided I need to post some cute pictures since the last post.

We went to Gardner village a couple of weeks ago with my visiting teaching partner and one of the woman we visit teach. We all have small children and they have the place decorated with witches it was so much fun! At one of the first little shops we stepped into they were giving away balloons with a cute spider(made from tootise rolls and pipe cleaner) attached to the bottom. Drake would not let go even when he fell asleep he was not going to let go of that balloon, and of course when I was taking pictures I didn't get the balloon in there but you can see the string.

Drake(eating the spider)

Will Evershed, Eliza Harden, John Evershed, and Drake(eating the string)

The next fun thing we did was carving pumpkins with friends Ben and Vanessa Mangum. Every year since we have been married we get together with Ben and Vanessa and have dinner and fun. Drake even got in on the carving.

Dan allowing Drake to touch the knife

Ben and Vanessa deciding on what to Carve

Dan's sisters boys have birthdays in Oct so they have a big party for both. They rent out gymnastic gyms and everybody has fun. Here are some fun pictures of the family finding out how difficult gymnastics can be.

Dan's brother Jon and his girlfriend Somilia with Drake
Drake with Grandma Neville
Dan's brother Jim, Dan, a friend, twin Dave, and brother-in-law Mario

Dan and Dave have a contest to see who has the better balance
Dan Trying to Vault

And finally pumpkin carving for FHE at Sarah's house.

Sami and Drake Hangin out
Mason Stickering his pumpkin
Heidi and Eric
Sarah and Jake
Kade, Mason, Miah and Grandma BeattyDrake and his baby Jack-O-Lantern

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Leaves are falling all around

Mom and Dad
Drake and I
Mom and Dad
Drake and Grandpa Drake

I love the fall, when the leaves start changing color, the air cools, and the holidays truly begin. My true love of fall I believe comes from my mom. Growing up almost every fall we would load up the horses and head to Pine Valley. We would head up the mountain and check out the fall colors. It was so wonderful and I have really started to miss those horseback rides. Hopefully someday I can do the same thing with my kids. Anyway my dad had meetings in Midway awhile back and my mom came with him. Drake and I drove out to hang out and take in the sights of Heber. Before my dad's first meeting we went to Cascade Springs and took in the fall colors and also took some pictures. It was fun and beautiful too bad the pictures don't do it justice. After my dad headed to meetings mom, Drake and I headed out to try to locate all the old family homes in Heber. My mom struggled a bit finding the homes because they don't quite look the same as they once did. But we had a great time walking around and just enjoying the time. Thanks for inviting us mom.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Weird and interesting....

1. For those of you that don't know Dan loves to shop more than I do. He has a really hard time passing up a sale even if he would never wear the ugly shirt. I have a hard time spending money. Dan likes to beg friends that I go shopping with to make me spend money on me, not on anyone else.

2. Drake is now 6 months old and I must confess I have never felt a contraction. Yes it's true. I have never had braxton hicks, I never had even a slight pain that I would think could have been a contraction. The day I went to be induced, Drake's heart beat was out of control so we had a c-section.

3. Most people do not know that I was a rodeo star. Okay, so maybe not a star but I did participate in a rodeo once. My events were goose chase and bull riding. They called it calf riding but as a 12 year old those were no calves. They had horns with tennis balls on the end to make us feel better cuz now looking back they would not have done any good had the "calf" felt like ruffing someone up.

4. When I was in kindergarten a kid in my class got sick and threw up in class. I'm one of those people that when I hear and/or smell the barf I can't hold it, so I threw up all over the toys. Mrs Liddle tried to send me home but I explained to her that I was not sick. She let me sit in the quiet chair for the rest of the day.

5. I have always been a big kid but in fourth grade I realized just how huge I really was. Mr Lytle has us all weighed and measured our height. I'm not sure why but we had to write it on the board. I was 5'1" 108 lbs, the biggest kid in the class. Good thing my two best friends were 5'0" 101 lbs or I may have developed a complex. And get this my teacher was my Dad's uncle.

6. In college my softball coach tried to nickname me double D. He thought it was funny until he really thought about what he would be yelling onto a softball field full of women. Needless to say he never used it.

7. I come from a family of hunters. Dan is now getting in to the spirit of it, so we decided to take hunters safety together. The weird part about this was we took the shooting portion of the test when I was 7 months pregnant. Talk about awkard.

I guess I now have to tag 7 people.








Monday, October 6, 2008

St. George

Drake waiting for the start

Everyone waiting for the start

Eric, McKenna, and Drake watching the Parade

Mom and Hailey in the parade

After the race

These past couple of weekends we have been down in St George. Swiss days was Sept 27 and of course everyone participated in the 5k. Well everyone that is except Dan. He had to stay in Salt Lake, he had planned a UPS golf tournament and felt like he needed to stay since he put it together. So everyone minus Dan. We had a great time.

Dan two miles from the end

At the end of race, family photo

Dan wants Drake to get a taste for running so he can have a running partner cuz heaven knows I'm no partner

Dan finishing the race

For conference weekend we were in St George for the Marathon. This was Dan's third time running the marathon. He spent Friday night at my Grandparents home which is a few hundred feet from the starting line. That way he doesn't have to get up super early to catch a bus. The last couple of marathons I have stayed there with him, but with Drake this time I decided to just stay with my parents and see him at the 24 mile mark and then the finish. About the time Dan got to the starting line it started to rain, and that rain continued through out the length of the race. He said that the rain probably helped him from cramping and such. He does enjoy Running it for some reason so I believe he will continue to do it. We love to go to St George and wished we could live closer so we could make it there to visit more often.