Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin carving

I love Halloween, and I especially love dressing up and pumpkins. Layton and I made a goal this week to watch less TV so we have been filling our time by doing projects etc. Last year we weren't very festive. We only really celebrated at Tiahna's awesome Halloween party. Here are some photos from her super cool blog. Click here to be directed to more of her cool pics.
Ms. Frizzle & Bille Nye
Spookie Treats

Rosie the Riveter & Soldier  

So to get in the holiday spirit, and to begin being more festive, we began by decorating the house and carving pumpkins.

The aftermath

This weekend we got to go over to make pizza and carve more pumpkins with our friends!! Pumpkin carving the best. Unfortunately the photos I have a really low quality (from my cell phone), so I didn't post any here.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Utah Trip

This last weekend we drove down to Utah to visit with friends and family. It was packed full of visiting, walking, talking, eating, and laughing. We spent the first part of the weekend with all of Layton's wonderful sisters, and finally got to meet our beautiful new niece Lyla :)

We had tons of fun exploring Wheeler farm, the weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed every minute.

Tiahna took all of these lovely photos, to see more click here.

A big family dinner at Goodwood BBQ, during our Our first night in UT.

My little cousin's hadn't met Layton yet. I told them he is my prince charming so he graciously demonstrated his princely talents by carrying us all out to the cars.

Towards the end of our stay we had the opportunity to visit Grammie. We had a lovely time looking at old photos, and keepsakes from her incredible life. She even gave me a few yards of fabric that she wove herself while at school.

On our last day we visited Grampie's farmers market stand, lots of yummy fresh produce!

To finish off our visit we had the opportunity to attend the LDS Temple in Provo with my uncle Randy for the first time. It was a wonderful and special experience and we were to glad to be a part of it.

Other highlights from the trip: staying at Dad's house and hot tubbing! Visiting our dear friends Becca and Ian and meeting their baby Leo. Hanging out with Max. Eating Lunch with Kevin. Finally. sunday dinner with the Conrad's. It was a very full trip and we were so grateful to spend so much time with family and friends!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall is here folks!

I'm so happy that fall is here! The leaves are changing but the days are still warm, and I can still ride my bike to work, and go for walks with Layton on Sundays. Here are some of the decorations we've put up, they just make the whole house seem more cheerful. 

I've also been baking up a storm, I have a great bread recipe that I make a couple of times a week. And oh the apples!!!! The orchards here at BYUI are awesome and it is so fun to go and pick you your own.

Sonnet 73
by William Shakespeare (1609)
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That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see’st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the deathbed whereon it must expire,
Consumed with that which it was nourished by.
This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.