Jeff, Marissa, Jocelyn, Ellie, Caden and James

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Thanksgiving came and went. We had a great weekend. I did not have my camera so hopefully other family members can forward me some pictures. It was our first year back in Utah so we went to both families and ate lots of yummy food and enjoyed the good company. We are so grateful for so many things this year we will just mention a few:
a home to live in, family near, Jeff and his hard work and his good job, Four healthy children, the Gospel, Good Friends all over the country.
Here are a few of the kids and their "Feast" and some of the things they made at school!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Caden's 4th Birthday

Caden's Birthday was last Monday 11/7/07. He turned 4!!!! He had a few friend over for a little play date/ partyplayed games
played with toys (i think he wants to be a doctor like his dad?!?)
breaking the pinata
Transformer cake (i know what a creative and wonderful baker i am- stick a toy in a cake-but it works)
then later that night we went out for Burgers and Fries with some of the family

Then on to Riding the rides at Jungle Jim's

playing arcades with uncle Blake

and more Cake
and Caden's favorite... Money!!
It sure was an awesome fun filled day for our little Caden boy! Thanks all who made it great! We sure do love you Caden!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

First snow and last of Halloween

Last Saturday morning we had our first snow storm. The kids looked outside and thought it was Christmas. They put their snow stuff over their PJ's and played in it. I guess they missed it not seeing any in California last year.
James' first snow fall
Back to Halloween.. our neighbor has a cool tradition of serving hot doughnuts and root beer to the trick or treaters. So yummy.

Jocelyn sorting the candy at the end of the night.
my sister Bryndy and her friend Kylee stopped by to see the kids in costume. Thanks girls your so nice.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Trick or Treating, Parties and Parades

This is our group we went trick or treating with this Year in our New neighborhood.
Thanks Nielson's and Beynon's for the fun night
My Dad or "Captain America" dropped by to show us his costume. He loves Halloween and gets decked out every year and wears it all day to work! What a fun guy!
Jocelyn as the Chef
Caden the Pirate
Ellie the Pretty Princess fairy
James as the Tiger
riding in the wagon with Nash
We had amazing weather this year in Utah. No coats required. It totally felt like California definitely not like Minnesota. he he We do miss both those places and the people who live there.
running to each house
Our Halloween feast; Mummies, eye balls, brains, and fingers
Jocelyn's School party

Ellie's school party

Parade time

Caden with Maga waiting to see the girls

We also went to Witches with some of the Jackson crew...

Grandmama Burningham
hanging out with the withes and cousins

Ellie's program at Discovery K
Ash and Ellie
Joshua and Ellie singing away
Caden at Discovery preschool

performing and then drinking the " Witches Brew"
Jocelyn had a school project to make a miniature model of a hair salon. Her class displayed all the projects and called it Tiny Town. It turned out way cute.

the inside with the top off