Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

What a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving.  Lots of good food and fun.  Jon has to work every year on Thanksgiving so we don't eat until later in the day, so we get the morning to look at all of the ads and figure out where we are going on BLACK FRIDAY!!
Colton and Connor

 After dinner we always decorate gingerbread house.  I don't know if more candy makes it in the mouths or on the houses but we all have a great time.  Here we are decorating.
As you can tell we have a great time!

So our Friday starts really early in the morning to shop.  My mom and I found GREAT deals this year, and I can say I am almost done shopping.  Now I just have to wrap it all.  Something easy to do after surgery this next week.  After the shopping is done it is time for our annual Black Friday movie.  This year we went and saw Tangled.  What a great movie.  You would thing that it would be a "girly" movie since it is a princess movie, but my boys enjoyed it and laughed a lot. 
Last night we also went and found our Christmas tree.  Last year we started the tradition of getting a real Christmas tree.  It saved our lives last year.  Long story short...we had a natural gas leak and I don't understand the logistics but the tree sucked up the natural gas so the air in our house was not as toxic.  So needless to say I think we will be doing real trees for a while.  Plus the smell is terrific!
Now onto the BYU-UTAH game.  In our house we are a house divided.  So since I'm blogging...GO BYU!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


It has been a totally crazy 10 weeks.  So this is going to be a short but sweet recap. 
When school started Colby was 3 weeks into Football.  What a great season.  We lost the first 5 games and thought is there any reason why we spent this much money to lose.  Well we had some coaching changes and the boys learned it was a lot more fun to win then to lose.  We ended the season being 5 and 1.  So our team got the opportunity to go to the playoffs.  We won our first game against Viewmont in overtime which sent us to the Championship game.  Jon likes to call it the Super Bowl.  In this game we went up against Alta which pretty much killed us at our last meeting.  I must say our boys did a fantatic job in this game.  We only lost by 6 points.  The score 19 to 13.  Well I can at least say they had a great year.

What a great halloween this year.  It was cold and rainy but the kids had a great time.  We had the Denos join us this year.  We had mummy pizza's and worms for dinner and ended Halloween with my favorite wassle.  So Ashlee decided that she wanted to be a vampire this year.  When the boys found out Colton and Connor followed suit.  So we had a family of vampires and a football player.  I must say this was the year of easy costumes.

Here are a few pictures of our carved pumpkins.  I must say, it is a lot of fun to carve our own pumpkins from our garden.  They are hugh and we can do fun stuff on them.

Colton's Pumpkin

Colby's Pumpkin

Connor's Pumpkin

Ashlee's pumpkin

Ashlee with Mr. V

Ashlee received Principal pride also this last month.  Mr. Leeper gave her the award for being conscientious about keeping up on her assignments and also for volunteering for safety patrol.  What an amazing accomplishment for her this year.  She is staying up on things and having a great time in 6th grade.  She also has an amazing teacher.

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away and Christmas is a little over a month away.  So between football, school, principal pride, my birthday, catering a wedding, Parent Teacher conferences, and I'm sure many more that I can't think of you are caught up on what is happening in the Atherley house.