Wednesday, November 2, 2016

October 2016

When I think of October, I think of hunting- we didn’t hunt not one hunt this year- hopefully we will make up for it next year.

We stayed home the first weekend in October- first time in months.  If you know us though, we didn’t really stay home, just slept at the house ha

We went to Stetson's football game in Mesquite, then the family all had dinner at Chuck A Rama and then to Staheli Farm in St George.  It was so fun with so much to do- I wish we would have more  time to play.  Our neighbor, Calvin, came  with us because their family was packing (sad to see them move).

The next weekend was my birthday weekend :) I have awesome friends and family that spoiled me.  We went to dinner as couples on Thursday with a bunch of friends at the Pizza Factory.  We headed to Sand Hallow to camp for the weekend on Friday after work.  It ended up being just the Waters and us camping, but The Orton's and Hilleger's came for dinner Saturday night.  It was a fun filled weekend.  Ang made me my very favorite chocolate sheet cake- Candice made me the most beautiful birthday cake and it was delicious too.  It was awesome to celebrate with friends.  My favorite part of the weekend was running the All Terrain 5K with Ang and Channer.  Channer did so good- I was so proud.  It was a tough run mostly through the sand and he rocked it.

The weekend of the 15th/16th
We stayed home again- what?  It was amazing.  I cleaned ALL day Saturday while Chantry went to a Search and Rescue training.  Then, we had a fun dinner date with the Orton's and Hilleger's :) Then we went to a haunted house and played pool.  Fun night!

Sunday- we headed up the mountain with Ladd and his bunch and went for a fun jeep ride.

 I was able to go on Randilyn's field trip to the Pumpkin Patch.  So fun :)

The weekend of the 21st through 23rd, we stayed home again- I know- crazy right??

Branda and my mom came to stay with us a few days.  Loved every minute.  Foreign Figures played in Cedar (the lead singer is Branda's husband, Eric).  My kids just love their music and really looked forward to it.  After the concert we stayed up late helping grandma create a Facebook- good times. 

My mom stayed the rest of the weekend and I enjoyed it so much.  It is so fun to have her retired and visiting more.  She truly seems like she enjoys herself when she is here too.  She asked us to take her on the mountain and show her some of our favorite places, so we packed a lunch and headed to Woods Ranch for a picnic and then of course had to take her to my favorite place- Duck Creek.  We rode on over through Mammoth and Brian Head.  Fun day!  We stayed up late that night and my mom showed me all the pics from her vacations.  Memories that will last forever! 

Celina got her mission papers in and we are patiently waiting for the call to come in the mail.  I have enjoyed having her here so much! Joint

The last weekend in October was filled with lots and lots of crazy fun!  Chantry and I went to the Johnny Rodriquez concert on Thursday, 27th.  Marcia came and stayed at our house and stayed through until after Halloween Tuesday morning.  It was so fun to have her.  It has been nice staying home a few weekends and having family here.

Saturday was the Heritage Livestock Festival- one of my favorites.  We went to the sheep parade and all the fun events after.  The boys participated in the tractor pulls and we enjoyed the live music and food.  Celina stayed in town and was able to hang out with us ALL weekend- loved it. We carved pumpkins and grandma brought the kids to the arcade. 

We had a fun Halloween party at our house Sunday.  We decorated caramel apples, cookies and had a donut eating contest.  We gave out awards and had yummy food! So fun!


Halloween was fun.  I was able to help in Chestyn's classroom and grandma went too.  They had a cute costume parade.  That night we went to the hospital trail and treat and then back to our neighborhood to trick or treat.  Grandma passed out donuts and hot chocolate.  I love Halloween. :)

On to November (already).....