Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Town

When Witches go riding,
and black cats are seen
the moon laughs and whispers
tis near Halloween...

It is officially the holiday season and I could NOT be happier. Last year my due date was mid December, so I spent Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas completely preoccupied with baby baby baby. So this year it's go big or go home. 

To start off our Halloween festivities we got a surprise visit from one of my BEST friends, Amanda. We met while I was living in Provo and have stayed in contact ever since. Amanda is a flight attendant (is that the PC way to say it, Amanda?) and had a week of vacation last week and spent her first day of vacation with us! It was so nice to see her. 

Amanda was here on a Monday so she was able to join us for FHE. Baby Nathan went to bed early and we were able to carve pumpkins and catch up. 

Amanda creates her masterpiece

Cameron is such a perfectionist-but it is worth it cause his pumpkins end up amazing

Finished product-A vampire minion! 

Finished products! Amanda with her Toy Story Alien and me with the Princess and the Frog

Next came our ward Halloween Carnival!

I have dreamed for YEARS about dressing up with my husband and children. This year was our first year with a child, so I have spent months checking out Pinterest looking for the perfect family costume idea. When I saw a dad dressed up as a surfer with his baby shark I knew I could easily talk Cameron into such a simple costume. A couple of amazon orders later and.....


Monday, October 6, 2014


LA Galaxy Game

If you know anything about soccer you remember this moment in US soccer history:

2010 World Cup-Landon Donovan scores a late goal against Algeria, making it 1-0 and helps the US advance to the group of 16. EPIC MOMENT. My first moment...ever....being excited about sports. So I hold this moment very dear to my heart, therefore making Landon Donovan my favorite sports star ever.
(don't ask me to name any other sports guys, k?)

This is Donovan's last season playing soccer, so we knew we needed to go see an LA Galaxy (Donovan's team) game this season.

My parents, my sister, Tara, Cameron, Baby Nathan and I enjoyed lazy hours in the hotel watching General Conference and a pretty amazing game as well! Weekend WIN!  

First of all, I have to apologize for the mediocre cell phone pictures. Nathan hadn't taken an afternoon nap yet so we took a little nap right before leaving for the game. I woke up a little disoriented and couldn't get it together enough to find my camera so we just took pictures on my mom's phone. 

Baby Nathan did SUPER well at the game! Yay, buddy! He was happy as long as someone was cuddling him.

Free LA Galaxy scarves with our tickets!!

Michael Bradly-of the USMNT
(I didn't get any great pics of Donovan)
It was such a fun game and so fun to go with some of my very favorite people in the world.

Dear Donovan,
Even though you are retiring I would still pick your name if I ever bought a jersey.
Just know that is a really big honor.