Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Boo!

A childhood memory that our kids have is "The Boo". Mike grew up in Taylorsville and just down from his parents house is a neighbor that every October puts up a Halloween display. We lived with Mike's parents for a year when Katy was 1 so almost every night in October we would take a walk down the street to see what we named "the boo". Our kids have grown up loving this Halloween display. Once when Katy was about 2 or 3 a family friend took her down to see it and they were talking about each of the different characters and when they got to the witch and her brew Katy informed her that she was stirring a cauldron. Our friend couldn't stop laughing. She was so shocked that Katy would know it was a cauldron. When Eric was little he loved the Count Dracula. On Sesame Street Eric's favorite character was the Count so it was a natural favorite for him.

Mike's parents have since moved from that home, but we still made the journey out to see the boo this past weekend. We reminisced about the joy this Halloween display has brought to our family for many years. What a great memory!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Girl Getaway!

This past Friday I met up with my Sisters and Mom for some girl time. My Sister Robyne had the great idea of us getting together to celebrate our birthdays together. My baby Sister Kari just turned 30, Robyne the middle Sister just turned 35, and me the older Sister will be turning 40 in a month or so. We figured they were milestone birthdays worth celebrating. It has been such a long time since we've gotten together and just had time to talk and play of course. We started our day by going to Ikea (Robyne had never been there) and Kari and I don't get there very often. After that we had lunch and got pedicures. Aw I love pedicures. We spent lots of time chatting and just enjoying each others company. We went to the Olive Garden for dinner and went back to our hotel to watch Bride Wars. Saturday morning we got up and went to the Draper Temple together. Beautiful temple and a great experience to be there together. I was on vacation when Kari went through the temple for the first time so this was my first time being in the temple all of us together. We finished up our time together by going to Costa Vida for lunch and then everyone headed home. It was so fun to be together. Thanks Mom for treating us to a great weekend and Robyne thanks for the idea. I am so blessed to have a fabulous Mother that always taught us the importance of family. I am also blessed to have great Sisters that I love and adore. They have grown into great Moms, Women, and are some of my dearest friends.