Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Lights

Last night Chris decided we needed to put our Christmas decorations. We put the tree up and then he went outside and put up the lights outside. Ryan loved it, he got to go outside and help. We still need to decorate our christmas tree with ornaments, but we at least have the lights on it. What a fun time of year we are at. I love this time of season and can't wait to teach Ryan more about christmas now that he is understanding more and more. The other day he was looking at a toys r us ad and decided he wanted a fire engine. He kept asking for one and I told him he had to wait until Santa brought it. It is fun because we went and saw Santa and he is understanding who he is.

Happy Thanksgiving

This year Chris and I hosted Thanksgiving at our house for his family. His sister came into town and his parents came over for a nice meal. I got to cook my very first turkey, made gravy for the first time and made rolls from scratch. It was really fun to cook it and it was really easy. After dinner we played games with his sister and her husband the rest of the night. The next morning I got up and went shopping with Chris' sister. We didn't get up to early but we got what we wanted and had lots of fun just girls shopping. What a wonderful season to be with family and lots to be thankful for.

Monday, November 24, 2008

To Boise we go

So since gas prices have been going down, Chris said we needed to take advantage of it before they went up again and go on a road trip. We decided to go to Boise to visit our friends and family there. Chris' parents said they would like to come with us, so Friday we got in the car and went to Boise. Chris and I decided we wanted to stay with our friends Brian and Wendy since we don't get to spend much time with them. It was fun to see them and hang out. Also there little girl Kenzie and Ryan got a long well and loved having each other to play with. We just went to the mall and a couple of stores, but not much for the weekend. We have been looking at a comforter for Ryan's room that is Boise State, so we searched for that while we were there. We found one and put it on his bed when we got home. Ryan was so excited he kept jumping on his bed. He also found a Boise State bike that fit him perfectly while we were at the store. He was starting to get the hang of it, but we had to go. He was so upset about it, so he may be getting a bike for his birthday. Anyways we also hung out with Chris' sister and Brother in law at there new house. On Sat. we did get to hang out with some other friends of ours Sherm and Juliette. We went to dinner with them and Brian, Wendy. It is fun to have friends that we can catch up with and see how they are doing. We had lots of fun, but are very glad we are home and now are thinking about the holiday coming up.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I was tagged again!

I was tagged.
The rules of the tag are simple....I have to post 7 random little known facts about me and then task 7 more people to do the same.
so here we go

1. My parents went to Israel before I was born and that is how they came up with my name Bethany. I was named after the town

2. My second toe is freakishly longer than my first toe.

3. I can play the Clarinet, even though I haven't played since my freshman year in High School.

4. I love candy and sometimes it gets really bad. I am not the only one in my family that has a sweet tooth.

5. I met Jerry Springer at the Plaza hotel in New York City. He bumped into me as I was coming out of the bathroom. ( I have a picture, just not digital)

6. I hate being called Beth. My name is Bethany not Beth

7. I love to wear PJ's. If I could that is all I would ever wear. I am in them by 6:00 every night. I get it from my mother.

The people I want to tag are:
Jessi Morgan

Crazy Week

This past week and weekend have been lots of fun and crazy. Monday the 4th my parents came home from their mission. Ryan and I met them at their house this a sign and balloons. It was fun to see them and actually know they are close. We helped clean out their car and put some stuff away. Then this past weekend my brother and Sister's came in to town for their homecoming talks and luncheon. It was fun to see everyone and visit. Ryan loves to play with his cousins and everyday since we came home he asks to play with them. Chris took Ryan home on Sat. night while I stayed at my parents with my sister's and had a sleepover. It was nice to have a break by myself and let the boys have a night together. The next morning we went and listened to my parents give their talks. It was really fun to hear their experiences of what they did and how they helped so many people. I know they will miss their mission, but I am so glad to have them home, especially since I am having a baby soon. I just need my mom in times like this.

We had a fun time on Sat. and Sun, but came home and Sun. night Chris got the flu and was up all night. Chris stayed home from school sick and I wasn't feeling very well, so we sent Ryan to Chris' parents so he wouldn't get sick. Well as Chris was feeling better, I got really sick and we found out the Ryan did get sick after all. We all just stayed home and inside on Tues. to feel better. I hate when we are all sick, but I hope that this is over for the season. So sorry no pictures this time, nothing really exciting for pictures anyways.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun!

We had a really fun Halloween with Ryan this year. He is starting to understand the concept more each year. It is crazy that is understands so much. He really didn't know what he wanted to be so daddy decided that he should be superman. We found a costume at the store. The first time we tried it on he wasn't so sure, but after a while he kept saying, "I'm superman." He loves it and wants to wear all the time. We dyed his hair black, which was not a fun experience. He loved being able to walk and get the candy. He didn't want to say trick or treat, so he just grabbed the candy and left. We have got to keep working on that for next year. So hope you enjoy the photos.

Pumpkin Carving

Chris likes to wait until the day of Halloween or the day before to carve pumpkins. This year we did it before we took Ryan out. Chris' parents came over to celebrate with us. This year someone made Boise State templates to carve pumpkins so of course that is what he did. We just carved a simple smiley face on Ryan's and I was tired of carving, so just took a sharpie marker and wrote our name on it. I know really lazy, but it still worked. After Ryan's was done, he had to be like dad, so he carved his pumpkin.

Trunk or Trick

On thursday we went to our ward's trunk or treat. He had lots of fun and ran around with all his little friends from nursery. We just had table's up in the Cultural hall and walked to each table. It was fun to see all the fun costumes. Ryan thought this was great because he got candy and what more could you want as a little kid.
This is Ryan's friend Kenzie, they love to play together

His friend Ryder

Flag Football

Chris decided that he wanted to play football this year. The ward started a flag football team, so Chris played on the team. Chris really wanted to play for the school in the intramural teams, where they have the full pads but he didn't go to the meeting on time and missed it. He is going to try next year to play on that team. Anyways he played with the ward and loved it. He was the quarterback and played a little defense. They did really good, but got beat in the first round of the tournament. He loved it and hopes to be playing basketball in the winter time on a intramural team so stayed tuned on that one.