Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bella's First Dance Recital

Bella has been in dance this fall and yesterday was her first recital. I was so proud of her. She did really good. They did two dances. One, to Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and the second, to Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid. Bella, especially loved the second because she loves all things Disney Princess. My favorite part was her costume. How cute is the miniature coconut bra?

My TV Debut...


Doctors and Dentists are not kidding when they say,
We, unfortunately, had to learn this lesson the hard way. So sorry, Bella.

Bella's First Primary Program

Two weeks ago, Bella was in her first Primary Program. She was so happy that Grammie Karen got to be there. She did so good. She didn't have to be promoted or anything and she repeated her part, "I am thankful for my daddy because he plays with me." We are so proud of you, Bells!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! -Love, Chicken and Jas

On Halloween, our friends, the Allreds and the Foulgers, came over for dinner. And then we went tricker treating. Chicken and Jas (what I affectionately called Chase and Bells on Halloween) loved having their friends, Hayden, Tate, Addison, Lucas, Reese and Avery over.

Chase and I went to about five houses tricker treating, while John and Bella went to a lot more! In fact, Bella had to come home, dump her bucket, and went back out. She refused to let John help her. So, most of the time she was dragging it behind her. John said that in between every house Bella would turn to him and say, "Dad, I love you! Dad, I love HALLOWEEN!"

FHE- Pumpkin Style

The Monday before Halloween we carved our pumpkins for Family Home Evening. Bella wanted a "real scary" one. So, she and daddy had spooky pumpkins and Chase and I had happy pumpkins. Bella dictated the emotion of everyone's pumpkins. We had a lot of fun and we especially enjoyed munching on the pumpkin seeds we roasted from our pumpkins.

Pumpkin Patch

A few weeks ago, I had to drive to Idaho and work for the weekend. The kids had a blast at Aunt Erin's on Friday, going to a Halloween party. Then on Saturday, daddy took them to the pumpkin patch. John said that Bella just kept bringing more and more pumpkins over. Our little family of four, ended up coming home with about 10 pumpkins. Way to go little girl!

Witches Night Out

Every year my sister, Erin, and I got to Gardner Village for Witches Night Out. It is food, shopping, and lots o' witches. We always have the best time. This year we went, with lots of friends, to Buca Di Beppo for dinner and then headed over and went shopping. It is one of my favorite nights of the year.

So Cal, Don't Call it That

The first weekend of October, we headed down to John's parent's house to be with Karen on her birthday. Julie and I drove down with all 5 kids by ourselves, and John flew in the next day. On Friday, we went to Oak Glen, this fun apple-picking community. It was a perfect fall day. Then, on Saturday, we went to the beach. Perfect. Fall and Summer all in one. It is always nice to skip town and head down and be with family.

The Killers

When it comes to music, John and I could not have more different taste. I am country. My feelings for Kenny Chesney are clear. I love Taylor Swift and would do almost anything to see George Strait at the Grand Ole Opry. John, on the other hand, loves British (insert whiny) rock. Radiohead. Muse. You get the picture. The ONLY band we can agree on is The Killers. So, they came to SLC in September and we went together. Brandon Flowers is a great performer and definitely has some flare towards the dramatic. It was a fun night. I am thankful for fun date nights with my hudband.