Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I love Halloween!!!

This is what we did for Family Home Evening tonight! Pretty cute I think LOL!I am so excited for Halloween! I love Halloween. I can't wait for the 31st!! LOL!! I know I am a kid!! Any way, we've been so busy lately. I was so excited when Friday came! I was able to finish my crafts that I made for my the awesome ladies I visit teach, my visiting teaching partner (I seriously have the best partner just so you know!!), and my amazing in-laws. Taya and I also were able to make some Halloween cookies thanks to my sister, Lori's amazing recipe and adorable cookie cutters. WE didn't make near as many cookies as I thought we would thanks to two tiny hands! Taya ate like 1/3 of the dough!! Any way here are some pictures of the finished product.........

Also, Taya and I went to my sister's ward's TRUNK OR TREAT on Saturday while Nic and some friends went to the ASU Football Game! Taya was Snow White again. She really wanted to be a Froggie this year (random I know) but I couldn't find a frog costume for cheaper than 35.00 and that is before shipping so we decided that there is no point spending money on a costume when she fits perfectly into what she wore last year. Plus I kept asking her what she wanted to be and she said, " A froggie, a ribbet!" Then Lori came to the rescue. She said, "Taya don't you want to be Snow White and get candy?!" Taya's response was, "Sure... Okay I will be Snow White so I can get candy!" LOL if only she would stay this easy!!! Any how, I bought some black hair spray and sprayed her hair black. When I showed her in the mirror she started to cry... LOL! I asked her what was wrong and she said, "I don't want black hair!" After I showed her it washed out she was fine! Poor thing! Here are some pictures from the TRUNK OR TREAT! My nephew Tre' is the whoopee cushion (hilarious he even had a fart machine), Tucker is the scary pirate skeleton, and I didn't get a picture of Tatum. She was Giselle from Enchanted, she looked the part too! LOL!

Also Taya fell asleep at the dinner table Sunday Night! It kinda sad but really cute her are some pictures of how I found her...

And last but not least! I tried to get Nic to take a good picture with me. And after about five I got an okay one, That is okay!!! He kept saying I already took a good one!! Grr if he would just like pictures!!! I will get a good one!! SOMEDAY!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Nic's Garden

Nic has been working really hard on our garden. In fact, he came in today and said, "you haven't put one picture of our garden on our blog!" LOL So here are some pictures of the garden. It looks awesome. And so far everything is growing great!!

And of course, I just wanted to post a few pictures of Taya. She is growning up so fast and I seriously wonder every day where all the time has gone! We went to the fair with Nic's parents Friday night and we had a blast. Taya got to see all the animals and pet some even. She loved the baby goats and the baby calf! I only had my phone so I have a few pictures of her on that but no pictures to post. Here are a few pictures I took of Tay this morning though!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October 13th

As many of you know Monday was one year since my sister, Azure Dea Starkes passed away. It's so crazy it has been a year! It still seems like she is just going to walk in the door! Any how, Kati, Lori and I were able to drive up to Heber together to visit with my mom and dad. Ben joined the reunion on Sunday. All we were missing was Deni, and of course Azure. We really did miss you, Deni. We wish you were able to be there. We had alot of fun enjoying one another. We had a lot of girl time. It was fun to enjoy one another. On Monday, we went out to Azure's grave and laid some brick down and we went out to lunch afterwards. I was really glad that my mom wanted to do that. It was good for all of us I think to be able to spend sometime together and do some service.

My daddy and me

Kati and Lori

Kati and Dad

Mom and Me


The finish product: My mom and dad have already done alot of work on Azure's gravesite, but this what it looked like when we were all done.

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has kept our family in their thoughts and prayers. Thank you Lonna for letting Taya come play with Ali so we could work on the block. We miss Azure. I don't think anything will ever change that. Little Eric is getting big and is learning more and more everyday. We sure to love the little bit of Azure we have left here. I am very humbled by everyone's love for my family and for Azure. I am so thankful for the comfort in that I will one day get to see my sister again. Smiling and laughing! I really can't wait to be able to just hug her and talk with her again. There is so many things I miss about her. I just hope.... I really hope that Taya will be able to know what a great person her Aunt Azure is and how much she loves her...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cousins by chance, Friends by Choice!

As many of you know I have a cousin that I have known since birth. Lonna Porter Connolly and I have been friends/cousins since she entered this crazy world. We've had our differences but when it came down to it if there was every anything I needed I knew she would be there for me, NO MATTER what. I have grown to greatly appreciate the bond we have and even though we don't see eachother often or talk every day... She's still one of my best friends! She's been a great example to me in many ways and I have learned so much from her over the 23 years of our lives. The great thing is Lonna and I both have little ones about two months apart. They really are kindred spirits! They adore one another and play so well together! Lonna and Cam stayed with us the other night and the girls played and laughed for hours. They slept in the same room and they probably would have slept in the same bed but I didn't think they would be that comfortable on Taya's toddler bed. LOL! Taya even went up to Alli's to stay the night. Her first sleep over! Lonna said they slept great and woke up and just played and played! It's funny cause they don't see eachother often but when they do they remember even at the age of two and they just pick up right where they left off. Well here are a few pictures of our cute little ladies...

No more monkey's jumping on the bed!!

A cute pic Lonna took of the girls while I was at work!

I hope the continue to be such good friends and examples!

Oh and Aunt Toni, Lonna and I finally understood why you always told us, "One girls a girl, Two girls half a girl, Three girls is no girl at all!"