Sunday, December 14, 2008

Our little Elf

The other night Dan was playing with Drake and put the hood from Drake's outfit on his head but made is ears stick out. Drake started smiling and we decided that he looked like an elf. So we placed him in front of the tree and took this super cute picture.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Toys for Tots

My Dad, Sami, and Drake
Uncle Jeff, Me, Miah, Dan, Eric, Angie, Heidi, Midge, Sarah, Brock, and Alyssa

This past weekend we put together the family softball team and played in the Toys for Tots tourney in St George. It was so much fun and we played pretty well even. We went 4 and 2. The team consisted of Dan & I, Sarah & Miah, Eric & Heidi, Angie, My Dad, my friend Emily(midge), my dad's brother Jeff, and a couple of fill-ins along the way. My mom had all the kids and I think she had a good time. During the night games my parents sat in the trunk with their nine grandkids. It looked and sounded like a party. I look forward to next year when we get to do it again.


Here are a few pictures of our family gathering for thanksgiving. This year we once again met up at my Grandma Beatty's house in Woodland Hills. My parents were there along with Angie & Nate and their 4 kids, Eric & Heidi, My uncle Mark & Shannan and their 3 kids, and Dan & Drake and myself. Naturally, Thanksgiving morning Dan played football and then we headed to off for the weekend. We got to Grandma's in time to help set the table and eat. Just like always it was great food and even better company. For the traditional family movie we went and saw Madagascar 2, very very funny!!!

I have never really been a black friday doorbuster person but this year my sister-in-law and I decided to go to Walmart at 6am an hour after the doors opened. It was amazing! The lines were all the way back to the back of the store. I couldn't believe it. We got what we needed and checked out at the electronics which was much faster for our 5 items. After seeing this I am sure I will never be a doorbuster.