"If you know someone who has lost a child or anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift" - Elizabeth Edwards

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Archive for October, 2013

My little pumpkins…

Nicolina

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Lionel

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Jordan

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Savannah

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Preschool

The boys had a fun Halloween party at preschool today. 🙂

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Carving our pumpkin

We carved our pumpkin on Tuesday night. The kids wanted an angry one 😉

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Halloween Party

Ww attended the Staley’s annual costume and Halloween party on Friday. We love that they have this party every year. We always get to eat so many yummy treats and it’s so fun to see everyone’s costumes every year. We played a fun game and had a nice time chatting. 🙂

Here are some pictures.

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Trick or Treat Street

On Friday night they had their annual Trick or Treat Street at Nicci’s school. The kids had been counting down the days for that night. They were so excited to finally be able to put on their costumes. Nicci was a unicorn, Lionel was superman, Jordan was a dragon and Savannah was a ladybug. The had decorated the whole school and the kids got to walk around and get candy and look at all the cool decorations. Nicci’s kindergarten teacher who now teaches at a different school was there and Nicci was so happy to see her. We saw a lot of friends and it wad such a fun night!

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Concert

A few weeks ago my friend Jaime surprised me and invited me to go and see the Ensign Symphony and Chorus and the famous violinist Jenny Oaks Baker. I have been so excited to go. The concert was last Monday in Benaroya hall i  Seattle. We almost missed the ferry and we were freaking out a little in the car but we made it!! Phew! It was an amazing concert. Jenny Oaks Baker is an incredibly talented violinist. The best one I have ever heard. It was so soothing for the soul to listen to her. I loved it. Thank you so much Jaime for taking me!!

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Pumpkin patches

We went to two pumpkin patches this year. The first one we went to was Sunrise Hill farm, the same one we went to last year. It was kind of cold and foggy but we had fun. The kids got to bounce on some balls, jump in the hay, look at pumpkins and pet some animals.

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I took the kids to the second one on Wednesday afternoon. It is called Suyematsu and Bainbridge Island Farms. They didn’t have hardly any pumpkins left but the kids had tons of fun playing in the hay maze, looking at and touching some pumpkins. It was a sunny and beautiful day.

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Playing hide and seek in the maze.

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Pumpkin Walk

On Friday night we went to a pumpkin walk on Bainbridge Island. The Lea’s joined us too! 🙂 We also heard later that some other friends had been there too, but we didn’t see them there. There were lots of people there. We walked on this trail and saw a lot of fun pumpkins. The kids got to play some games and play in a hay maze and we went into a little shop to look at different decorations for a short little while too. The kids loved that we had to take a shuttle bus back to where we had parked when it was time to go home. Afterward the Lea’s invited us to have some hot chocolate at their house. We tried a new dark chocolate and it was really yummy.  It was such a fun night!

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Engaged!

We are so happy and excited for my sister Virginia and her boyfriend Makram who got engaged on Saturday! 🙂

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Fun things

Here are some fun things we have done the last week or two.

We celebrated Charitie’s birthday at Olive garden. 🙂

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We had a game night with the Lea’s and the Staley’s. We played “Clue Harry Potter.” It was a fun night!

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We went to skate land to celebrate Noah’s 8th birthday.

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Love the view of the mountains at night. This was in Silverdale.

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I love to make this chocolate chip pumpkin bread every fall.

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They had a reading night at the library at Nicci’s school, and we went there to listen to some stories and have some snack. We saw a lot of friends and their kids there and lots of people had dressed up in costumes. It was nice to have a girls night just Nicci and me. 🙂

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We made some Halloween crafts with some friends on Friday. Jaime had brought a Halloween book that she read for the kids.

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The kids friend Noah got baptized on Saturday. 🙂

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