Friday, January 24, 2014

Nutty November

Thankful Turkey

 Here is Mark and James showing off our Thankful Turkey.  We tried to put on a feather each night and the rule was we could't repeat anything anyone else had said.  It made us think a little more about all the little and big things we were thankful for and it added a lot to our November.  About a week to a week and a half before Thanksgiving we kind of stopped doing it, but it was fun while it lasted.

 Mark showing off his totally adorable hat that he made at school.  It is so much fun to see all the fun things he is learning and doing in school.


 Andrew and Brett getting ready to eat.  We ate Thanksgiving dinner this year at our friends, the McArthur's, house with the missionaries and the Avery's. (Each of us were new move ins this summer).  We had a ton of food between appetizers, the main meal and pies, I don't think we made much of a dent.

Thanksgiving pies.  In all we had 11-12 different pies/deserts, it was wonderful!!!

No Shave November

Brett's friend Jason McArthur challenged  Brett to join him in "No Shave November."  Brett went along because he thought it would be fun for his students.  He stopped shaving November 1st and didn't shave until December 2nd.  People have asked if he was going to grow it back again and so far he has told everyone no.  He hates facial hair, and that is just fine with me.
 The full beard.

 The goatee.

The mustache.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

October fun

Snow Day!
On October 4th we woke up to an early snow and it was awesome!  Brett stayed inside with Andrew and I went outside to play with Mark and James.  We started by making snowmen and then we had a fun snow war.  We have since tried to make a snowman however we haven't had snow as good as this was.
 Mark's snowman, Barkley.

 James snowman, Mop.

Leslie's Birthday
 My birthday was October 6th and as you can see I had scouts that night.  I normally refuse to make my own cake however pumpkin cheese cake sounded too good to pass up.

The A-maz-ing Corn Maze
Some friends in our branch do a corn maze in Billings and the youth went and haunted the maze shortly before Halloween.  We stayed in a hotel that night and the next our friends let us into the maze free.  Here we are riding the cow train. (We are all in the back, I think at this point James wanted out.)

Andrew and I 

James and Mark playing in the corn box.

 Our most recent (and possibly best) family picture.

Andrew was our awesome frog this year. (As you can see we love to reuse costumes.)

James was "Tigger." (When Mark wore this costume Brett was working at IFHS and they were the tigers so Mark was a tiger, now that we are in Wyoming James said he wanted to be "Tigger.")

Mark was the "Amazing Spiderman" (This was the first costume that I have ever had to buy, I am afraid it won't be my last.)

 And I was Lucile Ball.  I studied pictures and tried to do my hair and makeup like her, my hair looked pretty good comparatively speaking.  However I just don't have her face.  Oh well all in fun.  During school hours Brett was the caterpillar from "Alice in Wonderland."  It was an awesome costume he found in the costume department at the high school but unfortunately we didn't get any pics.