Tuesday, November 29, 2011


We had a great Thanksgiving this year.
Scott's family came over and we had dinner at our house!!!
Normally this would be something that would stress me out to the max, but Scott's mom did the turkey which is the most stressful part. I was really excited to get to try out a big crowd at our new house, and everything turned out really nice. I was also really excited about setting up a super fancy table for the occasion. I had to mix a few different place settings to make enough for 12, but I think that it turned out really cute.

Scott and I started the morning out running the Turkey Trot 5K in American Fork, and then drove to about 4 different places to find some where to eat breakfast.
Seriously, no where was open!!!
We spent the rest of the day cooking and working on Christmas lights.

After dinner we just hung out and waited for the Black Friday/ Thursday to begin!!!
I was not at all excited to stay up all night, but it ended up being a lot of fun. Me and my mom started at Walmart at 10 pm and didn't return home until about 3:30 am. We tried to stay up so we could leave again at 5, but ended up sleeping in until 7:30 and hit the stores again.
Did we get any real great deals and were worth the lack of sleep???
Probably not, but we had a lot of fun!

These were some cute activity/ treats that I saw on a blog.
Dakota loved making them!

Scott and Bridger resting after the big meal!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday Dakota...

6 years ago today a little boy entered our lives and things were never the same!!!
Dakota is getting old, just ask him :-)

This year Dakota had a "Trash Pack" themed birthday....
Trashies are little rubber guys that are each based on a piece of trash. Dakota's favorite is named "Broken Bottle". He saw them on TV and has been obsessed ever since.

Sunday we had everyone over to celebrate. We made Dakota's favorite dinner... Cafe Rio. Dakota was in heaven with all of the presents, he of course was crazy spoiled by everyone.

Today I took him to Toys R Us so he couls spend the money that Scott's mom gave him.
What did he get???? Of course more Trash Packs.
We then went to Cafe Rio and stood in a huge line with Bridger running every where just so Dakota could get a side of Ranch and a side of tortillas.
Dakota thought that it was a perfect day!!!

Happy Birthday Dakota, love you!!!

Dinosaur Birthday !!!

Last Thursday Me, Chantell and Autumn took Dakota and a few of his friends
to the dinosaur museum for his birthday.
Thanksgivng Point does an awesome job with their parties.
It was so nice to have them do everything and we just showed up!
The kids got to go on a tour of the museum,
make fossils and then have cake in their cute party room.
It seemed like everyone had a great time... especially Dakota :-)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dakota's Turkey...

For Dakota's Birthday he got an art easel (more birthday pictures to come).
He loves it and has been drawing non-stop. Today he insisted that I take a picture of his turkey, and "blog" it to his kindergarten teacher :-)
I am assuming that he wants me to email it to her... so cute!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

a lost tag...

Lately we have been having a routine visitor in our bed every morning...
very annoying!!!
The other morning I was making my bed to find a severed tag that must have been rubbed off earlier that morning. I showed it to Bridger and he was more that happy to carry the tag around and cuddle it up to his nose. Scott thinks that it is ridiculous... I think that it is pretty funny!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Park City

Last month we took the boys up to Park City to go on the Alpine Slide.
The slide was closed but we were able to ride on the Park City Coaster.
We had to lie and say that Bridger was 3,
but I figured that because he ways more than most 4 year olds....
he would be okay.
Of course both boys wanted to ride with Scott, but I finally convinced Dakota to ride with me.
The whole way up he kept telling me that he wanted to go so fast!!! After about one second of going full speed, he was screaming that he wanted to go home....
so we went so slow the rest of the way down.
The best part was how pretty all of the trees were. Fall is the best time to go to Park City!

Hunting and Camping

I am a little late in posting,
but like usual Scott spent a lot of time hunting this year,
particularly Elk Hunting.
Over Labor Day weekend, I took the boys and camped overnight with Scott!
The boys were so excited, especially Dakota who got to stay a little longer with dad.

On one of the last days of the hunt, Scott finally got his elk!
Even more exciting was the fact that Scott's dad was able to get an even bigger elk!
Health problems have made it so Jim can not be quite as aggressive with hunting as he used to be, so we were all so happy that he was able to get out this year and shoot such an awesome elk.
.... that was until I heard Scott telling him that it could hang on the wall at our house!!!