Sunday, October 31, 2010


The weather could have been a disaster for our wards Trunk or Treat....
But some how it all worked out, and the rain cleared for the perfect window of time.
The boys had so much fun... especially Bridger who looked so cute going from car to car.
He was also a dream in regards to his costume....
when Dakota was his age, I would have to sit on him to get his costume on
and then he would cry the whole time.
Bridger was constantly bringing his to me and wanting it on!!!
After the day was over, Dakota emptied all of Bridger's candy into his bag, and all of our left over candy.... so needless to say he has been chowing down constantly on candy ever since.
Happy Halloween 2010!!!

the Halloween Half Marathon!!!

Saturday morning my dad, Autumn, McKenzie, Maggie, Crystal and I all ran the Provo Halloween Half Marathon!!!!
This was my fourth and final one for the year.
It started up above Sundance and ended at the Riverwoods. It was perfect weather and so, so much fun.
For some reason all the down hill must have been really hard on my body because I am super sore today, but I still can't wait to do the next one.

halloween activities...

Dakota has been busy with Halloween activities this past week.
His big 2 priorities were carving pumpkins & making his candy Haunted House.
If you are wondering why Bridger is not any of these pics,
it is because these activities are a lot easier after his bed time!!!!

Dakota's school party
we actually grew this pumpkin in our garden!!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Costume Party!!!!

Noah and I are 18 years and 1 day apart.
For the past 8 years I have had all sorts of different birthday themes....
I think that last year was BYU. This year he was all set on a "mighty bean" birthday and I decided it was time to put a stop to it. I brought up the idea of the most awesome Halloween Birthday ever!!! I told him that we could make everyone wear costumes and play all kinds of games. With very little convincing... he was on board.

Last night we had our party and it was so much fun. I didn't think that my family would get very into it, but me and Scott ended up having the most boring costumes there. Even my mom and dad dressed up!!!! Noah and I are now certain that no ones birthday party will ever beat ours. It goes to show that if you have to share a birthday with someone....
the baby in the family is the best!!!!

Happy Birthday NOAH!!!!

Noah (aka Micheal Jackson) actually designed this cake!

my 2 little dinosaurs.... Bridger trying to bust out of his!

Monday, October 25, 2010

My Birthday at Work!!!

My Birthday morning started like any great day should....
a wake up phone call at 6:15am wondering where I was (work starts at 6)!!!!
I accidentally set the alarm for pm.... oops.
Luckily, the cute nurses that I work with forgave me and even went and got a cake and balloons.

I don't really think that 26 is that old,
but during the first delivery of the day, the doctor was telling me that his wife was having twins and that was pretty common with "older moms". I was surprised, because I had never heard that. He then followed it up with.... "it could happen to you". I thought, I am not old.... why would that happen to me???? He said that he meant someday...... but it still stung a little on my birthday.
Right at the end of the day a lady came in 10 cm dilated and ready to have a baby. With no doctor in sight, I was ready to deliver. How cool to deliver a baby on my birthday??? Sadly for me, the ER Doctor came in just in time to take over and deliver the baby. A lot of the times the ER docs will just stand in the room and let the nurses do everything, but this Dr. seemed excited to get in on the action. Oh well, it was good that all went well.
As far as working on your birthday goes..... It couldn't have been better!
But I missed Scott and the boys and was excited to get home and see them. Scott was the best, he had a clean house and Dear Lizzie cup cakes waiting for me!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy 26

This was Summer's B-Day breakfast yesterday morning - pumpkin waffles and apple cider syrup. Today (Oct. 24th) is her real birthday and she's at work, which is a major bummer for all of us, because I had to take the boys to church alone and they were really bad.

The boys and I are thinking of you on your birthday. We love you, miss you and can't wait for you to get home tonight. We've got cupcakes, presents, and a clean house.

Love always,

Scott, Dakota, Bridger

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I just love this season.....

not so much the black widows,

The pumpkins, the colors, the weather... pretty much all of it!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Recipe Blog

A few months ago my friend Lyndsy and I started a recipe blog. I have wanted to start one for a long time, but knew that there was no way that I could ever have enough recipes on my own. So we decided to start one that had many contributors, so anyone can add a recipe if they want. It has been so much fun trying new recipes that others have been successful with. There is a honey glazed chicken recipe that is so good and so easy!!!!!!

We had a hard time deciding on a name.... we thought about something to do with labor and delivery nurses, but then decided that contracting moms, dilating cervix's and food don't really mix. So we came up with "The Skillet Sisters". Scott was very amused with the name and makes fun all the time. He justifies the teasing with the fact that if he started a blog called "The Shotgun Brothers" he would never hear the end of it. Point made!!!

The blog is Try some recipes out and let me know if you have any recipes to share. I will list you as a contributor so you can add recipes to the blog.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Camping in the COLD!!!

Friday night we took the boys camping up Fair view Canyon
and boy was it COLD!!!
When we pulled up to our camping spot the truck read 38 degrees.
This was Bridger's first camping adventure and he did pretty good. The boys both went to sleep in the tent without a problem.
We also did a little bit of four wheeling,
which was cut short because it was so cold.
It is obvious that Bridger is going to love camping and 4-wheeling just as much as Dakota does. He was right behind Dakota the whole time
collecting sticks and exploring.
Despite the freezing weather, it was a fun family outing.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cup Cake Fun

Last night Dakota and I decided to make cupcakes.
I wanted to make Halloween ones, but Dakota decided that he wanted to make red and blue.
Scott wanted plain vanilla ones because
he claims that he does not like food coloring.
Dakota put blue sprinkles on Scott's.....
so basically it was the 4th of July in our kitchen.

Dakota has just recently learned that it is fun to make faces
when mom is trying to take pictures.

Me taking the decorating business very serious.
Bridger was already asleep when we made the cupcakes,
but that didn't stop him from enjoying them for breakfast this morning.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dakota's version of Cafe Rio....

Cafe Rio is one of Dakota's favorite places to eat,
and when we go there he only wants 2 things...
a side of Ranch & a side of Tortillas.

Sadly... some times this meal of choice gives him diarrhea...
which he refers to as "Cafe Rio Poop"!