Thursday, November 18, 2010

Haden Turns 15!!

Novemeber 7th was Haden's birthday, he turned 15! His birthday was on a sunday which made him kind of sad and he kept pouting about it all week, we asked him what he wanted to do on his birthday, he said well first we can skip church and then call grandma and grandpa Fillmore and go out to dinner with them, then come home and have cake. So...that is just what we did! I know we probably should of made him go to church and not go out to dinner on sunday, but it was his day and that is what he wanted to do, besides we had a baptism to go to for cousin Izzy the day before so we all felt like we went to church that week;) Haden is a such a good kid, he keeps us laughing all the time! He is finally growing a little bit this year which is good, i tried to talk him into getting his learners permit and he told me he didnt want to take it cause he cant even reach the car pedals so there's no point! He has a goal of getting taller than me, which isnt too hard to do I am only 5'5", I hope he gets much taller than that! But who knows??? Happy Birthday to my favorite son, well at least that is what he is always telling me! I love all my boys the same...they are all so different that is what makes them so special, so... he is my favorite Haden!

Monday, November 8, 2010


This year was a cold and rainy year, we didnt get as many trick or treaters as years past, but we did manage to give out around 90 hot dogs and 5 gallons of hot chocolate, lot more than i thought we would get. This year Tyler wanted to carve pumpkins, the other two boys werent too interested so Doug and I carved pumpkins with him, I tried to talk him into painting them, but he wasnt having it, we bought one of those pumpkin carving kits and he wanted to try it. I picked out the skeleton one because it said easy on it and i liked how different it was...well easy is not how i would describe it, but i am pretty proud of myself for not giving up, at one point i was ready to throw in the towel, i just knew the nose would fall off, but i managed to keep it on! When its all done, i like carving pumpkins :) This year we finally talked Tyler into being an old man for halloween, we did it with Josh when he was little and couldnt talk Haden or Tyler to ever do it,this year he got brave and said he would. He looked awesome and he soaked up all the attention it brought to him, he is kind of a quiet boy, so it was fun to see him in the spot light. His hair has already grown since last week, it almost looks like a normal buzz cut already!

Halloween Bunko

Halloween Bunko, Christi had bunko this year for October and we dressed up, it is always super fun for some reason to play bunko when everyone is all dressed up! She of course did a great job, we had yummy soup in pumpkin bread bowls and a yummy pumpkin dessert( along with lots of other goodies, those are just the highlights:)! It is always so much fun to get together with these girls every month!

Huge Photo Dump!

Ok I am feeling so overwhelmed by how behind I am with this Blog, so I am just going to try to play catch up with a huge dump of photos from this summer to try to catch up somewhat so i can start blogging again! Sorry not in any particular order, just a quick over view of this summer, we kind of took it easy this summer, We didnt have any vacations we just stayed home , Josh got caught up on his school work, he had a rough 9th grade and had to retake some classes we kept putting it off so we took this summer to get caught up...he didnt have the best summer, but i dont think he will mess up ever again after taking summer school!

Family get togethers

sisters and sister in laws, we were just missing, Brents Nancy, Ashley, and Dawn, one day we will get all of us together again!

last party with Mom and Dad before they left for China

We finally got our backyard fixed up, we have been putting it off since we moved in, we tore apart the deck and made it smaller, took out our inground trampoline and filled the hole and sodded, put in a putting green and fire pit, took out our chain link fence, added bushes and put the dogs kennel in the backyard... it is finally looking better, but not perfect, cant wait til the bushes grow and we have some sort of privacy!!


My best friend since i was 4 years old came to visit me this summer, she lives in Pennsylvania so we dont get to see each other very often, it was a fun couple of days, i really enjoy being with Becky and miss her very much!

The old college roomies all got together when she was here it was a blast!
Haden and Mike have been taking golf lessons every summer, Thanks to Mikes grandpa for letting Haden play he loves it!

swimming at Doug's parents pool, we should of taken more advantage of it, we were the only ones there and Tyler loves to swim!

Josh Turns 17! I can not believe i have a 17 year old! Seems like time is going by so quickly i am kind of freaking out! Josh is my oldest so with him it is a huge learning experience, We love Josh and our house wouldnt be the same without him, he is always joking and keeping us laughing... as long as he isnt getting in trouble, then its a different story! LOL!!