Friday, November 30, 2007


I know some of you are going to think I'm a total freak, but I love Black Friday!! My sister in law Jaime and I start counting down the days til Black Friday the day after Black Friday! (For those of you who are non bargain shoppers, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving when you get all the great deals!) Our husbands know that is our day out to do all the shopping we want=). I hate Walmart every other day of the year, but on this day Walmart is the BEST! You can't believe the deals I got!!! Now, this is why you will think I am a freak... we went to Walmart at 9pm Thanksgiving Day, pitched our tent and spent the night on the sidewalk! It is sooo much fun, this is our 4th year doing it but this year was the best. Last year we froze our butts off so this year we brought the tent and the heaters. We were so cozy and warm. We always divide and conquer but this year we were a little short on help so my nephew Todd came and hooked us up! We were 5th in line and when the doors opened at 5 am I ran to electronics, Jaime ran to toys and Todd ran to our big stuff (Jaime's jeep, my trampoline)! Thanks Todd, you're the bomb, and when you have a bunch of crazy kiddo's runnin' around and mine are all grown I will so hook you up!!!! My mom, Kim and Erin Thompson met up with us after the doors were open and we were running around like a bunch of crazies...but we all got great deals! I told my husband that with all the money we saved I earned about $150.00 an hour! It was funny because I was the first person at electronics and I got everything we all wanted and as I was leaving people were giving me the dirtiest looks. They had an x box advertised for $199.00 normally $399.00 and I was the only person that got one (they only had one per store - lame huh)! Laptops, cameras, digital frames and playstations - we all got what we wanted! Then their is Jaime! That girl is ruthless!! She got all the toys and clothes we wanted. If you ever see Jaime at Walmart the day after Thanksgiving, you better just move out of her way and that is all I'm gonna say about that! Ha Ha!
I buy birthday presents and Wedding gifts for the whole year on this day! Seriously, you might think I'm crazy but it is such a money saver. You should try it next year, you'll be surprised at how much fun it is! We hit all the stores and were done by about 9am. We went to IHOP afterwards and shared all of our great bargains as we enjoyed a delicious breakfast together!

Here we are camping out at Walmart!

Walmart at midnight.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Perfect Date

Mike and I always go on a date Friday night and Brigham and Joseph are always telling me they want to go on a date too, so Saturday night I took them on a date!! We had soooo much fun! I got them all dressed up and told them they were going to take mommy on a date. They were so excited! We decided to go to Victoria Gardens to have some dinner and to see The Bee movie. When we got to the food court I told them that since we were on a date they needed to do everything by themselves... order their food, carry their tray etc. They were so dang cute. Brigham said "I'm a man huh mom". They were perfect gentlemen during dinner and I was very proud. After dinner we went to see the Bee movie and on the way to the movie Joseph said "we have to hold hands" then Brigham said " yeah, cause that's what you do on a date"(he said he heard that on one of his favorite TV shows Drake and Josh). When we got to the movie I bought them their OWN kids packs with the small popcorn drink and candy (this was a big deal because we always share everything). They walked very proudly into our movie and I was laughing as I saw people pointing and and making comments about how cute they were. They LOVED the movie! It was funny because after the lights came on Brigham said "mom this movie really made me think, and I don't think I'm gonna hurt bees anymore".
After the movie we took some pictures in front of the Christmas tree and it started to snow!! I guess every night at 8:00 the snow machines blow out fake snow. The boys had a blast running and playing. Then we decided it was time for dessert so we headed to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory where we got chocolate covered apples...YUM! On our way out we stopped by a Game Shop and I let them play video games for a while. The whole way home all they could talk about was when we were going on our next date! I had so much fun I think I'm going to make this a monthly event.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

From One Pumpkin to Another!

My cousin sent me this email a couple of days ago and I thought it was a great analogy, so I decided to post it for all of you to read. I hope it puts a smile on your face like it did on mine!

A woman was asked by a coworker, 'What is it like to be a Christian?'
The coworker replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin.' God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Halloween Happenings

I was going to post a slideshow of all our fun Halloween festivities but I haven't been able to get my hands on a few of the pictures I was waiting for, so I'll have to post what I've got. My camera went dead so my sister an mom took some pictures for me and when I get those I will put them up. I feel bad cause I don't have one picture of Paul on Halloween, but he was being such a stinker it was hard to corner him. I do have pictures of him at the pumpkin patch though, and as soon as I get my hands on those I will post them.

Brigham...or should I say Captain Jack Sparrow
Brig's Kindergarden class
The Halloween Parade at school. The kids
loved being the center of attention!

Is Joseph the cutest cowboy you
have ever seen or what!!

This is Joseph with his preschool teacher.
He just loves her!! He gives her a big wet
kiss on her cheek every day and talks about
her all the time!

Here is Joseph's class singing for the parents
after the little trunk or treat in the parking lot.
The Dorothy standing next to Joseph is
his "girlfriend".
He won the award for "most original
costume" at the ward Halloween Party!

A Fun Slideshow