Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Halloween was pretty low key this year. Cynjyn and Tanner made their own costumes and Garry and I only helped Cynjyn a little because it was one of her YW projects.  Everyone but me went to Trunk or Treat because I was at the airport with the Thatchers taking pictures of Gavin's homecoming from his mission.  I did end up going to T or T late, ate and left because it was just getting over when I got there.  This was the game Garry made for it. 
Cynjyn had been planning to be the Queen of Hearts since last year as she always goes trick or treating with the Hopkins and they theme.  They were going to be Disney villians.  Cynjyn did an awesome job on her costume.  The only bad thing was she didn't go with the Hopkins this year because Becca opted to bring her boyfriend instead.  She ended up only wearing this to Trunk or Treat and going Trick or Treating with a group of friends who decided to dress up as soccer players.
Tanner was the Cheshire Cat.  Some of his friends at WM were dressing up as the queens of spades, diamonds, heart and clubs.  He doesn't have the shoes on yet.
Here they are on their way out

For FHE Sunday, we carved pumpkins.  I use that term loosly.  Mikel, Cynjyn and Garry carved.  I told Garry what to carve and Mikel and Cynjyn had their own ideas and did their own thing.  I was there cheering them on the whole time.  Tanner was in bed and Talon was watching football.

And another exciting thing happened on Halloween... Talon and Mikel had their 4D ultrasound and found out the sex of the baby, but they had the technician put the results in an envelope and I handed it over to Jen so she could make the reveal cake scheduled for Nov. 18, so only two people know the gender!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Staheli Farms

We had no school the last Friday in October, so Cynjyn and I decided to take a trip up to St. George and visit a place called Staheli Farms.  They have a corn maze and a Field of Screams haunted house/corn field and some other fun things to do. 

We got there fairly early because we planned on eating before going, but it's the first exit before you actually get into St. George and it is a farm, so there aren't any places to really eat.  So we had a lot of time to kill before it got dark enough for the Field of Screams.

Kate, Kaela and Lyric went with us. 
You rode a wagon pulled by a  truck back and forth between the corn fields and the main farm.
We went over to the maze the first thing. 

Cynjyn kept asking if we were going to split up and go our own way, she was the only one that wanted to. 
So after the pictures, she sprinted off on her own!  That is her in the distance running away!
I was by myself for awhile and wondering which way to go.  Apparently they have a revel of what the corn maze will be each year.  This year it was Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin. Click here to see what the maze looked like: Corn maze

Here I have to chose which path to take.  All the time I'm alone I can hear the girls calling out to each other "Where are you?"  Finally I hear Cynjyn calling "mom, where are you?"

I saw a bloody dead bird while I was trying to find the girls.
Finally we meet up, but we can see each other now we have to find out how to get to each other.  We were in the Maze for about 45 min until we finally made it out!  It was fun.
We saw some people from our ward there, the Osburns, so Cynjyn took a slide with Robby and Mei.
We enjoyed the events and activities while waiting. 
They had little piglet races which were super cute and the girls favorite piglet won apparently since they are so happy.

Finally it started to get dark and
We had VIP passes so we were at the front of the line for the Field of Screams.
The girls made me go first...bad mistake, but we made it through the experience and were home before 10pm.  It was a super fun day and I'm glad we went.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

October Little Things

Cynjyn and her squad had a lunch together at Olive Garde. They actually got Adrienne to join them and had a great time.  They went to Town Square afterwards.
Bagherra's gettting bigger, but still likes to cuddle.
We had our ottoman filled with goodies and a word associated with each snack.  Whenever that word was said during conference, we got to grab a goodie.  We had cheese and crackers, fruit, cookies and candy, chips and dip. 
Everyone enjoyed conference this year:)

I was excited as usual to put up my Halloween.

Talon had his usual fall sickness and couldn't breathe very well and ended up on the couch with the fan and cooler open area.  Notice his arsenal of toilet paper and kleenex on hand.
Taz, busy in the garage making Lyric's picture frame.

Tanner's birthday request dessert.
And turning 22!!!
He requested a few days off around his birthday and he and I are on a quest to find a good mexican restaurant, so we hit one up in Boulder City for his birthday lunch. 
Taz joined us and he LOVED his fajita's and Tanner and I enjoyed our meal.  That mini taco salad on my plate is a TOSTADA.  It was huge and yummy!

We also went to the Ren fair for his birthday.  I got ticket's for $1.00, plus a $4.95 service fee, but still better than $13.00.  We took Lyric with us.

There isn't much to do there now, it's become really commurcialized, there are mostly booths to spend money on...when we used to go years ago, there were little shows and stuff to watch, not so much this year, but there was yummy Dole Whips just like at Disneyland.

Cynjyn's make up done up for her marching band performance.

We got new lamps for our head board in our bedroom at IKEA after years of having some big old lamps. 
Taz's last Sunday meal guessed it...chicken rolls.  And we got Lyric and Taz to help out too!
We said goodbye to Talon's first car, the Ford Taurus.  Taz has been driving it for a couple of years now.  It has no air and the tires are terrible, but never the less, we gave it to Charlie, along with two tires we bought for him to keep on hand when they go.   Charlie doesn't yet have his license, but he almost does and happily drove away in his "new" car with his dad.
Norma often comes home with Cynjyn on Monday's.  For some reason this day they immediatly plopped down in the LR with Bentley.  I snapped a photo..
And then they said, "did you just take a picture?'  I said yes and so they wanted another one with them posing.

We stopped by our old houses when we dropped Taz off at the MTC.  Here is our married student housing apartment.

Third floor.
And our little house turned into six little apartments, with us in the basement.
Tanner's coworker, Beth came over to help him dye his hair.
Cynjyn performed at the Pink cancer awareness game.
And she is the walking girl in the white shirt among the band.
Garry and I helped out at the Silverado Showdown.  He did parking again
and I controlled people going in and out during performances.
It was super windy that night, so Cynjyn got hit in the cheek by one of the color guards flags and had a bruise.
Sister Gier and Sister Dyer with Lyric.
YW in Excellence.  Cynjyn spoke at it and helped write the skit.
Her last home football game.
Talon, Mikel and I voted at early voting on Halloween at the library.  It was NOT crowded and we walked right in. 

Tanner also voted for the FIRST time later that day when he got off work. 

And that's the little things inOctober.