Monday, November 27, 2006

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Don't even worry, it is snowing in Seattle. Yesterday (Sunday) I took Andrew and Lindsay to the airport, said goodbye then drove up to my parents house to celebrate Monica's 22nd Birthday. Lynnwood was a winter wonderland! I don't even remember the last time I saw snow in Seattle. I was excited to not be in Utah for snow this year, so not very excited about this little white surprise. I like to look at snow, but hate to drive in it. Crossing my fingers I don't fall in any ditches or slide down any hills.

P.S. Happy Birthday Monicorn (one day late)

giving thanks

"bubble gum bubble gum in a dish..." the little ones deciding who was going to be IT for tag

Goodbye Linds, thanks for coming to my house

I got a spend a lot of time with Claire Bear this weekend- she is a darling!

The women washing dishes at our service project

Karli holding Leah at Jacob's house where we had appetizers

Alek helped Bruce with dinner

Shoes galore because there were people galore

Andrew Dale finshing off some pre-thanksgiving mashed potatoes I made for Sunday dinner after Stephanie and Andrew put my new table together

Friday, November 24, 2006

thanksgiving palooza

We spent Thanksgiving Day together traveling all over town for a progressive dinner (pictures might come later). This pictures was taken after out little service project. We had a lot of fun together. It was great having the Farmers, Lindsay and Andrew in town. Next year it's back to Fruitland!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

ezra, my new crush

I don't really get crushes, well not real ones at least. But this weekend I met Ezra Benjamin Clifford for the first time and let me tell you, he is darling. How could one not help but fall in love? So what that I had to lure the little guy to love me back by letting him play with my cell phone and camera (things that are usually off limit to him), taking him on walks outside and trading M&M's for kisses. Sometimes drastic times call for drastic measures! P.S. He loves the Farrar whistle and anytime I would do it he would look around for me...can't wait until next time we get to play. Check out Ezra's family blog that his mom updates by using the link on the side titled "cliffords".

more pictures from the weekend

just hanging out at the Cliffords

Leah and her GG

Leah in the car, on the way home

Leah on the way to Spokane, look how much hair she is getting

Amy came in from Arizona, it has been a couple of years since we last saw each other

papa's funeral

all of the boy cousins

all of the girl cousins

Grandma Jackie with all of her grandchildren and most their spouses and children. Missing are Jake, Sam and Lizzy Briscoe (Amy's family) and little Ezra wasn't at the funeral, but there will be a lot more pictures of him on the blog.

Papa's funeral was of course very sad for all of us. We love him dearly. But we had a great reunion and I think we even grew tighter as a family. I am so grateful that families can be forever.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

meet the abstons

This is my Papa and Grandma, my mom's parents. I love them so much. Papa's life on earth ended today. Grandma is now alone. Goodbye Papa, I miss you.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

halloween 2006

The Wrights had a big party at their house with a band and everything, we all dressed up even though some of us might not have been too excited about that part. I, of course, was an Angel! The Baby was a Care Bear and went to her first Ward Trunk-or-Treat. The Garden Gnome and the Ipod Shadow went to a big dance party...another year, another Halloween.