Monday, November 19, 2018

Haircuts & Swig Cookies

 The boys REALLY needed haircuts.

 Mason's kind of got that Justin Bieber long hair look going on

 Much better!

 Frank took the boys to Six Flags to ride some of the rides and get as much out of their yearly passes as they can before the year is over.

We went & picked up Papa & Mimi from the airport. They were so awesome and hand carried Swig cookies home for us!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Decorating The Christmas Tree

 The boys are so silly and put this creepy mask that they had for Halloween on the baby! LOL

 I just can't stand how stinkin' cute she is!

 The boys were mad last year that Autumn got to decorate the tree, so they didn't help. This year it was the opposite. Autumn was too tired to come and help, so the boys did it.

 Even Bitters got in on the decorating action.

 Does she look more like me or more like Frank, or a good mix of both?

 The tree is all done! Lookin' good, guys.

 Frank took this Indian outfit off of one of Autumn's dolls and put it on Alisa. We were shocked that it kind of fit!

For scripture reading time, it's fun to see the boys helping Mason (he struggles with reading). It makes me happy to see them laughing together.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Lion's Cheer Last Hoorah

 Today was the Lion's Cheer Team last hoorah together. Coach Gayle outdid herself and spoiled them rotten. To start off the day, they all went to get mani's & pedi's.

 This nail place had so many seats! I've never seen that many at once.

 Our INCREDIBLE coaches!
Marci, Gayle, & Liz

 While Autumn was busy doing that, I went and picked up the cheer books I have made for the 3 coaches ever since Autumn was on the team. It's our small way of saying thank you to the coaches for all they've done. Then we met up at a local game/bowling place to PARTAY!

 Gayle got a bunch of different food for all the girls & parents to eat on.

 She also had this AWESOME Lion cake made. It was so sad to realize this is our last time all together as a team. It's really become like a family thanks to Gayle.

 I got to go to a Stake training tonight. It was good.

Mom sent me this picture of her & Josh at his hair salon. That's Grandpa Jay's barber chair that he's sitting in. I'm jealous they got to be together, b/c I know they had a lot of fun without me!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Random Stuff

 Another reason that Papa & Mimi are in Utah is that some of their friends from their mission own a dental practice. So they are getting dental work done. We Facetimed Mimi to say hi & didn't realize she was in the dental chair! She's getting veneers put on. NICE!

 Tonight Autumn & I went to Sonic to try their new mushroom burger deal that was like $2.50 with tots. Well, we went to order and the girl had no idea what we were talking about. She got the order wrong, and luckily we pulled over after we left to check it. She forgot both of our tater tots, so we went back to get those. Then we checked the burgers and they were TINY! I don't know why, but I was so annoyed and so DONE with the whole thing. Autumn & I just kept laughing and rolling our eyes at how funny the whole thing was.

Alisa was all over Liz's floor so she put these long socks on her to save Alisa's knees. Such a good idea! So cute.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cute Grannymom & Grampsy

 Little Miss Stinker Bug worked her way over to the carbon monoxide detector plugged into the wall.

 This is the "stink" face she gave me when I told her "no!" LOL!

 GrannyMom posted this picture of her & Grampsy on Facebook today & I had to steal it b/c they're so cute!

Since I got highlights yesterday I was thinking of something like this for a haircut. But I don't know if it's too short for my liking. I would have to style the front different because I do NOT like hair in my face. That would drive me crazy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Highlights At A Beauty School

 A lady at church is going to Paul Mitchell beauty school & she was saying that she needed some people to come & get haircuts or highlights at a super discounted price for her to practice. So, I signed up. Here's me with my hair all pinned up and ready to be highlighted.

 In foils waiting for it to process.

 In the shampoo chair. That's my favorite part b/c it's like a scalp massage.

 Here's the finished product. I feel so bad for Katie b/c I guess I have really thick hair. All the other students had already left 20 minutes before we finished. We didn't even get to the haircut, so I told her not to worry about it. I was kind of surprised that the highlights cost so much at a beauty school, but I'm still glad I did it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Annual Relief Society Gratitude Dinner

 So my teeth have been hurting lately & I finally went to the dentist today. I knew before I went that I was going to need a root canal! UGH! I swear I've paid for the grand piano in my dentist's lobby all by myself w/ all the dental work I've had done over the years.

 Tonight we had our annual Relief Society Gratitude dinner. This year we opted for some delicious catered Mexican food. YUM!

 Rachel made the desserts. Aren't they GORGEOUS!?!?!

 I love the simplicity but cuteness of the decorations.

 Everyone gathering around for a few announcements & a prayer before we eat.

 We also invited the Laurels. Who doesn't like to come to an activity with free food?

 Overhead shot. It's a lot of work to set it up before hand & take it down after. But it's SO WORTH IT b/c this is the only activity that some of our sisters attend. Plus, it's so great for everyone to get away and have a nice dinner and not need to bring anything.

Mom & Dad are in Utah visiting family and I wish I could be there. I LOVE this picture of the 4 sisters. 
Jeri, Jill, Lisa, Jana.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Spur Of The Moment Hockey Game

 Talk about multi-tasking talent! Bitters fell asleep on my shoulder while I was sitting on the couch. But my boss texted that he needed something, so I got up carefully and went to my desk without waking her up. I'm thankful to have this picture so that my kids will know that I worked hard to provide for them and take care of them at the same time. They will know that we can do hard things.

 We splurged and had McDonald's for lunch. Frank let Alisa lick the salt off a fry and she LOVED it. It cracked me up how she was eyeing his food and looking like she wanted more. I don't blame her.

 Cute sisters!

 Mary texted me and asked if we wanted tickets to the hockey game tonight! It was a super spur of the moment thing, but we said SURE! So we hurried and loaded in the car and headed to the game.

Curt LOVES babies and we were reminiscing about how Autumn used to be this little.

We felt so fancy to be in a box suite to watch the game. What a fun night!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Bishop A & His "Autumn" Tie

 I decided to put together this collage of Bishop A w/ his "Autumn" tie. He was released and a new Bishop was called. I wanted him to know how much we love and appreciate all he did as the Bishop.

 Poor little bug was ZONKED out after church. I LOVE all these baby snuggles and will take as many as I can get.

Look at her! She is so stinkin' close to crawling!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Last Cheer Game Ever

 Autumn is such a good helper & fed Bitters breakfast for me while I got some stuff done.

 This was the LAST game & last time our girls will take the field for a half time show. So bitter sweet!

 Since it was our last game ever, everyone hung out after to get pictures. I walked up to the top of the bleachers to get this cool shot.

 We are beyond thankful that we got to be a part of this Lions team/family.

 Coach Gayle is beyond amazing & has made the past few seasons so special for these girls.

Frank was so excited to get some garland to put up on the banister. In my mind I was picturing that it was going to be green, so I was pleasantly surprised that it was this white sparkly garland. He & Autumn had fun decorating while I took care of Bitters.