Sunday, October 31, 2010

My FaVoRiTe things about fall

I just love the fall season . . .

One of my fav. things about living in Idaho is watching the leaves turn. Its so pretty. I never get sick of it.
Who doesn't love jumping into a big pile of leaves . . . that someone else has spent time raking up? :)

How about taking pictures in the leaves? We just had our Messick Family Pics taken and I think they turned out pretty good. This is a pic. of Krew and his closest cousin Elsie. They are 3 months apart and they are so cute together. (I'm a theif I stole this off your blog sorry Camille.)

Pumpkin pie shakes

Apple cider

The boys of fall :) We all love watching football. Ok maybe Doug and Krew like it a little more than me. I don't mind tho, it gives me time to get some things done. Whenever we turn it on Krew stops what he's doing and yells FOOTBALL and starts clapping. Its pretty cute. He also has a mini football that he likes to practice throwing. He actually has a pretty good arm that little lefty, although I don't know how excited I am about that because he likes to throw his ball at breakable objects and we have had a few casualties :) We've also been able to go watch Doug's brother Allen play this year for the Shelley Russets who just moved up to 4A division and their doing great. His team is in the state playoffs right now- more pics to come of that! Connor, one of the boys in my primary class invited us to watch one of his games which was also lots of fun. I just love this football season!

Last but certainly not least: THANKSGIVING!!

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, but as it has been approaching I can tell that it is going to hold even greater meaning to me this year. This past month there have been a couple tradegies that have come upon a couple of our friends. They have hit close enough to home to really make me have much more of an eternal perspective. Its sad that it takes a tragedy for people to sometimes stand back and really look at whats important in life but that is definatly what I have been doing. I feel so blessed to have Doug and Krew. They mean the world to me. I'm never again going to complain about having a hard day with Krew because there is people out there who would give anything to have one day with their child. I want to start focusing more on being a better wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I want to focus more on making sure that all my family and friends know how much I love and appreciate them. I want to make more time for reading my scriptures, and going to the temple. Those are the things that I should really add to my "to do" list and stress when they don't get done. I'm going to try not to get offended again because being offended is nothing but a waste of time. "Those who take offense when none is intended is a fool. Those who take offense when it is intended is also a fool" -President Monson. To all my friends and family: I LOVE YOU! and as of this past month have a greater resolve to let you know that, and I hope the feeling is mutual! When I look at my life with more of an eternal perspective these are the things that are most important to me.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Boys

Doug is such a great dad. He can't stand to listen to Krew cry himself to sleep. The other night he said that he was going to go into him room and read him one more story so he would stop crying and he was gone for a really long time. I went in to check on them and this is what I found:

Sweet huh?

Where we've been. . .

Paradise . . .

This is the temple in Phoenix, Az. Doug got an interview here so we all flew down and spend a few days.

Does anyone know why this plant is growing leaves and feathers?

My Grandma was so nice to let us stay with her while we were in Pheonix. Krew had such a great time playing in her pool and playing with her dogs. He also had his first encounter with a prickly pear at her house. He only touched it once, and then walked far away from any cactus the rest of the trip. I was also able to visit One of my best friends Missy and her boy Jacoby. We had fun taking our kids swimming and then shopping. Ok maybe just swimming. :) Going shopping with Missy just isn't as much fun as it was in high school. One reasons for this: Krew FYI: I learned a fun little fact during my stay in Phoenix. . . did you know the plural word for cactus is cacti? pronounced (cact- eye). . . interesting.

Krew had such a fun time hanging out with grandma great!

Beauiful Missy. I wish we could have gotten a picture together :(

Jacoby is half fish. . . he wasn't even scared to jump in where he couldn't even touch! I was totally amazed!

Hello Mr. Handsome :) Your daddy must be a looker!

Krew and Coby . . . chillin on the beach rockin the water wings!

Labor Day

This summer we decided that Krewzer is old enough to come ridin with us. We've taken him on a few rides and he LOVES it! He sits so perfectly in front of Doug, pointing at things and saying WOW! Sometimes when I ride up on the side of him I can hear him say Hi Mommy! Its especially funny when he tried to immitate us and tried to stand up! So we went riding on labor day and I finally remembered to take some pics! It was pretty cold So he was all bundled up but that didn't put a damper on his spirit!

Krew could have sat here forever I think just throwing rocks into the stream.