Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trunk or Treat

Last night was our Branch's Trunk or treat. We started out the night by trunk or treating the cars and then we had a soup supper and ended with carving/decorating pumpkins. It turned out really well! There was a great turn out and I think everyone had a good time! Carson was a knight, and if you know Carson...this is no surprise! Travis was a 3-eyed monster. I was a witch and Christian said he was a stud!
Our family

My cute kiddos!

My knight in shining armor!

My little monster!

Christian and the guys

getting ready to eat with our friends the Bogardus family
The kids carving pumpkins

Monday, October 26, 2009

Caramel apples

I love fall! I love the smells, the colors, and the fun things that we get to do. One thing we did this year that we haven't done before is make caramel apples for the families that Christian home teaches. It was an interesting process, but fun. The caramel ended up falling off the caramel that night, but they still tasted good!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Snow day = fun play!

Yesturday, we woke up to a few inches of snow on the ground which made Carson super excited to go out and play! We had 2.5 inches of rain earlier the day before, so it was SUPER wet snow, making if perfect for building a snowman! We were even luckier because Christian got to stay home and play with us! We had fun building our snowman...that the dog later tackled, and throwing snowballs at eachother! Travis thought it was the coolest thing to eat the snow! He would stand in front of the snowman and eat the snow off of it. It must have tasted good because he kept saying "nummy"!

Assembling the snowman...


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Patch!

The only request my parents had while visiting us was to go to the pumpkin patch. Neither of them had been to one before, so it was fun to take them there. It's always fun to pick out your own pumpkin. We each picked out our own pumpkin and are looking forward to "fixing" our pumpkins, as Carson says!

Taking the pumpkins in to get weighed! We had like 141 pounds of pumpkin!

Our happy little family!
Travis protecting our load.
Carson had to take a break...lots of wondering involved in picking out a pumpkin!

LOTS of pumpkins!

Good buddies!
Carson's pick!

Travis with the gord he carried around the whole patch

Carson and Grandma looking for the perfect one.

Travis enjoying a ride on dad's shoulders.

My parents

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Visit from grampa & grama Foulger

This last week we were lucky to have my mom and dad come and stay with us. They came Sunday and left Friday and we were busy every day in between! It was kind of yucky weather the whole time they were here, but, on the bright side, it made for good painting weather. Ever since we moved into our house, I have wanted to take down the wallpaper boarder that's been downstairs and paint the light green bathroom. We attempted one weekend to remove the boarder, but stopped so the kids could nap...and well...we should have never stopped because we never finished! Once we got that down, we decided to paint the walls and ceiling. I've known that the ceilings weren't very white, but I had no idea my walls were so unwhite! It's amazing how much brighter and even how much bigger the basement feels with white walls and ceiling and no boarder! I love it! We just need to install new light fixtures and clean the carpet and we will be totally done! I've been holding offf decorating downstairs until we had it "fixed" so I'm excited to decorate!

Before pictures...(these were taken before we boght the house)
The green bathroom...
We did manage to take some time to play while we had grampa & grama Foulger here...
We raked leaves and the boys played in them...
And we flew an airplane in the backyard!
Travis hiding behind the bread machine

One request my parents had was that while they were here was to go to the pumpkin patch, so we did that too but that's another post!

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Stay at the Asay Bed and Breakfast

This weekend we made a trip up to Laramie for UW's homecoming game. We stayed two nights at Matthew and Charlene's apartment, the Asay Bed and Breakfast, and had lots of fun. Friday night we got to help Matthew feed the goats and then it was off to Corona Village for our favorite Mexican food. Saturday morning we woke up with good intentions of going to the homecoming parade, but woke up to 6+ inches of snow and a temperature of -9 with the windchill! Needless to say, we felt more like singing Walking in a Winter Wonderland than Ragtime Cowboy! We lounged around and had some yummy breakfast and then got up the courage to brave the game. We ended up only staying for part of the first quarter and the beginning of the second because Travis was extremely angry about being in his monsterous coat! We went back to Matthew and Charlene's and got a few things ready for their bbq that night while Christian, Matthew and Carson went to try and check out the geology museum. It ended up being closed, resulting in a very sad Carson. Christian had been telling him about the dinosaur bones for quite a while and he was pretty excited about seeing them. When Charlene and I got done with our few preparations, we decided to go have some fun of our own and do a little shopping. That night Matthew and Charlene put on a bbq with some friends. We are so thankful that Matthew and Charlene will put up with us and our boys. We stay with them quite often and the are always so much fun. They spoil our boys and us! Thanks again guys for the fun weekend!
Travis enjoying a movie in the car with his "earphones" as Carson calls them.
Carson and Christian outside of the Geology museum. At least he got to see one dino!
The gang at the bbq!
Travis, Charlene and her sister, Sam enjoying a book.
Braving the game!
Carson helping Matthew feed the sheep.
The snow we woke up to Saturday morning...brrr!
Picture with Cowboy Joe.
Travis riding the sheep. I think I see a future mutton buster!
Feeding the sheep.
This is what it was like when we left McCook, a beautiful fall day! We had NO idea what was in store for us when we got to Laramie!