Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving, and have so much to be Thankful for! We had dinner up at Gunnerson's, and the food was DELICIOUS!! I feel to thankful to have such wonderful in-laws! I really could not have asked for better ones! It was fun to have everyone there, minus Geoff, Jadi, Kaden, and Kaylee (we missed you). Darin's mom is an excellent cook and everything tasted wonderful! Baby Matthew liked it too! Here is a picture of Darin's dinner plate:

After dinner, Darin led the grandkids in a game of Thanksgiving BINGO! The kids had a great time! Then the kids made ornaments for the Christmas tree, which turned out really cute! I just wish I would have taken more pictures! After decorating cookies we went out and played football. The teams were Darin and the grandkids vs. Thom and Chris. Here is a picture of "the huddle"

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Rise and Shout!

Darg! Too bad cougars! Oh well, good job to the Utes! We had a fun Ute/Coug night with Darin's parents, Rick, and Noah. I had mixed feelings the whole game. Normally I would really want BYU to win all the way, but this year I was happy for the U because of the great season they have had so far! We had lots of yummy food including nacho caserol, vegie tray, crackers, cheese, dip, and cookies! I had a fun night with Noah too! He even helped me do the dishes! What a great night!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Luck be a lady!

I have been on a luck streak lately! On Monday I won a radio contest, and got 4 tickets to go see the early showing of Twilight! On Tuesday I won a drawing from a teacher's night at Costco and won some balsamic vinegar and bread! Tuesday night I took my mom and my sister to go see the movie, but unfortunately they gave out more tickets than they had seats so we didn't get to see it! Bummer. But, they did take pictures of us (hence the picture above) and gave us Twilight bracelets and stickers.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Baby...and bedroom update

I couldn't wait any longer to post this picture! Over UEA weekend my mom and I did pretty much the whole baby room! Can I just say that I have the most wonderful mother in the universe? I really wanted the "Chase bedding" from Pottery Barn, but I wasn't willing to spend $300 on the bedding alone. So, my mom and I looked around for similar fabric, and this is what we came up with! I like it even better than PB's! My mom did all the sewing including the changing pad, the fitted sheet, the bumper pad, the dustruffle, the valance, matching bow ties for two stuffed bears, and even did matching liners for the baskets that are going on the changing table! It will be so cute! She has also painted wood letters to hang his name on the wall! I would put all the pictures on, but I don't get everything until Christmas! I am so excited! So far it looks REALLY cute! Thanks mom for everything!! You are the best! (And thank you to Darin for letting me take over the "office/weight room" 3 months early).

Well, I haven't updated a lot on the baby lately, but he is doing great! He is such an active little guy and we are getting really excited to see him! He is always kicking my belly and "it looks like there is an alien inside trying to get out" because my belly moves so much--as quoted by my doctor at my last appointment. I have been feeling great and I can't believe that we are already into the last trimester! Last week I had my glucose test, and I don't know why but I am nervous about it. I will probably find out the result next week, so I will have to let you know!

Oh, and this little guy will probably be named Matthew--hopefully he comes out looking like a Matthew since mom already did those letters for the wall!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Gunnerson Get Together

We had a wonderful time with the Gunnerson clan on Nov. 1st. Mom and Dad Gunnerson made a delicious breakfast and we a had a really fun time spending time with the family! It was fun to see the brothers together playing basketball, but we all missed Geoff, Jadi, and their family a bunch! Here are a few pictures from the day:

Happy Halloween! (a little late)

We had a great Halloween! My wonderful mother came to my school and helped my students make these cute cookies:

Also my wonderful husband, Darin came to school and took lots of cute pictures! The kids had a great time, we made toilet paper mummies, halloween bingo, cookies, and decorated halloween bags. Here is one of our "TP mummies":

Here is a picture of me and my friend Jana:

Here is a picture of our third grade team: