Saturday, December 31, 2011

It's a Wonderful Gift...

So this Christmas, Jon's Dad gave the family tickets to see "It's a Wonderful Life" at the Desert Star Theater. This particular theater is well known for it's twists on all the performances it puts on. We attended the December 31st matinee performance and as expected, it was very entertaining and kept all of us laughing throughout the show. From George Baily loosing his hearing in his right ear because of the shoulder use of a "Ghetto Blaster" to his guardian angel being "Jonny Angel" a 50's greaser with amazing hair, it kept us in stitches. We really enjoyed the show and would like to thank Tom and Shirley for the memorable after noon.











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Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas To All!!!!

Well Christmas has come and gone and we hope you had a joyful Christmas holiday. Just wanted to share with you some of our holiday fun...


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Very Electrifying Performance



Let us just say WOW!!! Kason's preschool had their Fall/Winter performance tonight and again WOW! There was a lot of energy in the room tonight, and Kason supplied half of it. Mrs. Vickie did a spectacular job coordinating this performance, as parents we can understand how difficult it can be to organize an event such as this with a couple of children let alone with Twelve of them. Thank you Mrs. Vickie for all your hard work and way to steel the show Kason. You definitely stood out and made yourself known. and I love the moves kiddo...


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Friday, December 16, 2011

Ali's Christmas Program!!!

So for the last two months, Alison has been participating in the Midvalley School Choir three mornings a week and on Thursday night she belted out the Christmas hits. Alison did very well she showed off her golden pipes and sang her heart out. After the awesome performance we celebrated with a late dinner at Arby's, just us and Grandparents Shafer. Hey it's "good mood food" and it was yummy, we were sure to ring the bell upon exiting the establishment at least 15 to 20 time you could say our experience was Grrrreat!! Way to go Alison you did awesome.






Here are some pictures of the night. Alison and the whole choir, Alison belting out the notes, and Alison and her best friend Ashley who we call her secret twin. Just in case, Alison is the one on the right. The video on the other hand was shot by Laurissa who is still trying to earn her Video legs... I'm currently having problems getting it to load so I'll keep trying... You keep looking...

Friday, December 9, 2011

Laurissa's Passion...

This school year Laurissa has enrolled herself in a theater class and she is loving every minute of it. On Thursday Laurissa had her first school performance, a small performance but a good one in dad's opinion. Dad can sometimes help a little too much by telling her how she can improve the things she is doing when his advise is not wanted. Dad was very impressed by the way she presented herself on the stage, she didn't rush her part and she was not a stiff statue on the stage. It never seems to amaze us how well she does on stage, she truly loves the stage and has a passion for acting. Sorry the video quality in this is not that great and she is on the right..
We Love you Lissa..Keep it up...

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Grams!!!

So Sunday we celebrated Cathy's birthday (Jon's mom), and enjoyed a delicious dinner and dessert. We thought the house was going to burn down with all the "old bags" candles on her cake. I won't tell you how many candles there were but Jon had to light the cake with a blowtorch. We are just fortunate didn't need to break out the fire extinguisher...
See for yourself...

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ode' To Mow-vember...

So as some of you may know November was also known as "Mow-vember", a nationwide effort to raise awareness for men's health by growing a mustache during the entire month of November. Jon thought he would partake in it even though it was against Sarah's wishes. After a month of Sarah putting up with Jon's cavalier look, and Jon putting up with Sarah's snide remarks, Jon went back to the "goat"... All in all I think Jon's was pretty impressive however the fact that there were no pictures taken of Jon during this time period really show how much Sarah hated it.



Besides, no one looked as good as Kason...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Good Luck Tom!!!

Well what better way to celebrate your last day in America than with your family. Sarah's brother Tommy headed off to the U.K. to star his new job. We were fortunate enough to spend a small thanksgiving at mom's where all the siblings were able to be together before he left for who knows how long (Sarah seems to think FOREVER). We had a nice night out on Friday the day before he left so we could sit around and tell stories and share our favorite memories together. I must say it was a very memorable night. Good luck Tommy, we miss you already keep in touch...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy November...

Well with Thanksgiving upon us we look back at the things that we are thankful for. We have been very blessed this past year and have had the joy of making memories that will last for a lifetime. Jon is so thankful that we have acquire a garage in our last move so he has a place to put all his Halloween stuff that he has failed to get put away yet, well at least the neighbors don't have to look at it all. Kason had the honor of dressing up as a pig although dad thought he was just an Indian... You decide...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

"Hello Snow!!!"

So here it is the first week of November and we finally had our first good Snow storm. Dad was still taking down the halloween stuff this weekend while the kids played in the snow. Kason and Alison built a snowman outside Laurissa's window for her because she was feeling under the weather. Then they proceeded to build a snow fort but stopped short to take a little sun tanning break...



Soak it up Kiddos!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

Yes, Yes, Yes, HAPPY HALLOWEEN KIDDIES! We had a great Halloween the kids got WAY too much candy, with Laurissa as a Fairy, Alison as a Witch Doll, and Kason as a Blue Power Ranger, they made out like bandits. Dad (The Joker) went crazy like he does every year with the decorations, spook alley, and scaring kiddies. Then there is poor mom, aka "the Ghostly Woman" who has been a single mother for the last 2 weeks. She is such a trooper and looks forward to dad putting in just as much effort into Christmas Lights.







So here's the video that shows the front yard the day after halloween. Sorry there was no video of Halloween night but I was pretty busy with all the guests I had that night and I totally spaced it. Maybe next year.

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And then the picture of the house sorry for not having any at night as you can tell by the previous post it looks sooooo much better at night, but due to the storm that moved in late on halloween night I needed to break down all the lighting and fog machines that night. Bummer I know, but we had a fun night and I raised 60lbs of food for the "Utah Food Bank".

So as you can tell you start in the front yard and enter at the front porch. Then you go through a gallery and on to the back yard (keep in mind there are alot of props that work off of motion sensors and air pressure, scares the crap out of everyone who walk around). The last part is the maze in the garage, some say it was the hit. It featured walls that changed so you had a hard time getting out.

WE LOVE HALLOWEEN!!!












Thursday, October 27, 2011

Whoa Kason...

Yep He had his hands full. We went to lunch yesterday, one of the things we do during the day with Kason and Kason choose to have the corndog. He had to tell dad about the fun time he had at the Pumkin patch, and show him his pumkin. We enjoyed our lunch and as you can guess Kason did not conquer the corndog that day, the corndog won...

Kason and the Pumkin Patch...





So Wednesday Kason Ventured to the Pumkin patch with his preschool class. The day was filled with running around the pumkin patch, story time, snacks, and of course picking out their own pumkin. They had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Thanks to Mrs. Vicki for the fun memories...








Saturday, October 22, 2011

OKAY... One Little Peek.

So with Halloween just around the corner I got out today and set up the front yard, (just the beginning of my Halloween display. With only a week left it is CRUNCH TIME! Be sure to keep checking in to see the rest of my crazy ideas.....

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Big Move!!!

So we decided to move...


Yep we found a nice little place kinda like our old place but much nicer with newer features such as 2 newly remodeled bathrooms, a recently remodeled kitchen with new flooring, cabinets, an actual dishwasher (Sarah is liking this feature), appliances, new carpets, and lighting fixtures. It also comes with a two car garage and storage space. The rent was a little more but it's worth it, we finally can park all our vehicles in the driveway and not in the street which means, Yes, no parking on the grass in the winter months. So goodby "7902 Olympus Street" we will miss you and esspecally the spooky tree in the front that Jon carved on his own...
And hello "7906 Olympus Street", Yep it's right next door. The neighborhood is really nice and the neighbors are very friendly. I think we've settled in fairly quick and it feels like home. So don't forget to make the needed changes to your address books and make a note of the new address, 7906 Olympus Street Midvale Utah 84047. Sorry the blog has been neglected for the last month, but now we are back on track...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Clearing out the Veggies!!!

Well it's that time of year when the weather starts to turn and the chill is starting to bite the leaves of my little sweeties in the garden. Looks like it is time to begin the clearing of the garden (boo hoo). Considering the garden had a slow start due to a late spring we were able to furnish ourselves with plenty of much needed and desired veggies all summer long. This is the last of the harvest that was collected on Sunday before the plants were pulled this week. So now that the garden is at it's end for the year, it looks like it is time for me to get started on Halloween... Oh boy, what will I do this year... Stay tuned...