Monday, November 28, 2011


Before this month is officially over, here are a few things for which I am thankful:

  • Dr. Pepper
  • A healthy little guy in my tummy, even if he doesn't seem to want to be born (yet)
  • A husband who shows genuine enthusiasm at Christmastime
  • Two children who are very excited to welcome a new sibling to the family
  • Parents and Parents-in-Law who bend over backwards to show love to our little family
  • The fact that I will soon NOT have to wear maternity clothes
  • Good friends that genuinely want to help me with my new baby
  • A great ward family that cares about us
  • The best calling in the church (Yay for Sunbeams!)
  • The new Michael Buble Christmas album

Thanksgiving 2011

We had a very fun Turkey Day, as you can plainly see :)


 Ben and his inside-out jammies

 Nate putting up the tree 

 Sylvia's cute gap tooth smile

 Having fun at the November piano recital

Sylvia, the concert pianist

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November Piano Recital

Sylvia is awesome!  Love this kid :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


My last Halloween post for sure!  Sylvia and Ben had a really fun holiday weekend.  We carved pumpkins on Friday and Saturday, so Nate had enough time to get the designs just right ;)  Trunk or Treat and the Orme family Halloween party were great this year.  On Monday, Ben and I went over to Sylvia's school to watch her in the Halloween parade outside on the field.  The fifth and sixth graders did the "Thriller" dance for the younger kids and the parents.  It was so cute!  Later that evening, we had a nice family dinner with Grandpa Bill and Grandma Susan.  And Aunt Melissa made things easy on us--she took Ben and Sylvia trick or treating!  I didn't have to cook or even take the kids out this year.  So nice!  The kids really enjoyed themselves, and scored a TON of candy.  Nate and I are attempting to ration it out and make it last as long as possible.  Three pieces a day per kid is enough, right?