Monday, November 30, 2009


In November it got considerably colder. One week was nothing but temperatures below 0. The cold weather has not stopped us from having some fun. Here are some things we did in the month of November. The front of our house. We had several huge potted plants on our driveway but as you can see they are buried in the snow.
Rock climbing. Sydney loves to rock climb. We still want to make a rock climbing wall in our basement but haven't gotten around to it yet.
Swimming and waterslides that Sydney and Jordyn loved. Sydney went down the waterslide by herself over and over and over.
This is one of our traditions at Thanksgiving. We put it on the wall and throughout the month we write the things were thankful for about eachother. We also have a blessing basket to write what our blessings are and do some giving to a family.
Here's are family photo on Thanksgiving day, right before we went to a friend's house for dinner. It was a great dinner with great friends. On Friday we went to another home in our neighborhood for another Thanksgiving dinner. I'm so thankful for good friends we have made up here. They make being far from family not as difficult.
Sydney and I went to our first ballet--The Nutcracker. We both enjoyed it and had a good time going with other moms from my ward and their daughters. Sydney said she wanted to go on stage and dance with the ballerinas.
Of course we had to go sledding with all this new snow that came in November. I'd love to go, but will have to wait next year. The girls loved sledding so much in fact that they threw a fit when we left. That's how we gauge how much they enjoy something even if we are laughing at them for whining and crying in the car.


Alice said...

you guys are so much fun. I miss sledding!

trimarie said...

What fun! Miss you all so much. Keep warm!!

Anonymous said...

What great fun you have! I like the traditions you are starting with your family. I can hardly wait to see all of you at Christmas!! the girls are getting so big. We sure love you guys!

trimarie said...

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Tricia Harper said...

It looks like you are keeping busy and having lots of fun! I thought you weren't coming at Christmas but just found out you are...YIPPEE!! I'm so excited to see you. Love you guys and miss you!

Melissa said...

I love how much fun you are. You have to be one of the world's best mothers.

Staci said...

Looks like you guys are having a blast. I love it-