Friday, November 19, 2010


October was full of visits with uncles, fabulous weather, and Halloween in the air! I spent a lot of the month working on Halloween costumes in my spare time. We started October with a visit from Tommy and his lovely fiance, Carly! It was great getting to know her a little better and getting to see Tommy again so soon after his mission! It was over Conference Weekend, and Tommy and Carly had already had plans for watching it, so we kept up our family tradition and listened to conference on the radio while we drove through a scenic mountain pass. There were beautiful fall colors, a surprising number of people out, and some great views. We stopped at one spot overlooking the Kinnecott Copper Mine. There was even a small hike that the boys took by themselves while Mom and Dad showed Jory around the vista point. Ryan even fit in a geocache, go figure! We finished off the weekend with celebrating my niece, Haylee's, seventeenth birthday!
Kennecott Copper Mine

Fall Colors

Renton and Eli at the top of their hike.
Happy Birthday Haylee


I put up a birthday bulletin board at the school, and this one was enough fun, I thought I'd post it! The kids loved that it was Harry Potter.

The following weekend I ran in the Wasatch Women's 6K race. I know a 6K isn't much, but it was a huge accomplishment for me, and I'm excited that I was able to do it!

Merry and Dori after the race.

We had some great visits with Uncle Jake as well. Most memorable was when we went shooting with him. Freezing cold fun. Ryan and Jake were great, I actually hit the clay pigeon once! But we had a great time with him.
Showing off costumes early.

Shooting with Jake.

Halloween! Jory's newest discovery! Who would imagine that people just give you candy, and then Mom actually lets you eat as much as you want? Jory was in heaven. Jory went as a ghost, Eli as Peter Pan, and Renton as Obi Wan Kenobi. There was a party at church with a soup dinner and trick or treating class room to class room. Then, a costume parade at the school, and finally trick or treating around the neighborhood. The kids had a great time!
Trick or Treat!

Peter Pan

Little Ghost

Obi Wan Kenobi

Carving Jack-o-lanterns.


Happy Halloween!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I just LOVE the Peter Pan outfit!! I might have to borrow that for Carson to wear at Isabella's FAIRY Birthday PARTY!! Love your little ghost cupcakes also...and of course your Harry Potter bulletin board is A M A Z I N G!! You are so creative Merry!!