Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Christmas 2011

Christmas Eve Dinner at Sundance


*Grandpa looking quite a bit like Jolly Old Saint Nick*

 Christmas morning 



Look at ME!!


And Cas's first Christmas is a Jolly one:)

I love Christmas and the holiday season. So glad to have all these lovelies in my life to enjoy each and everyday.
I love them.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner 2011
Since this was Allan's first Thanksgiving home he wanted to have a big dinner at home. 
We invited both Grandparents and Richard and his family and a couple from Chile
 that weirdly enough
 were here in Utah for Thanksgiving.  
Everyone came. 
Everyone ate. 
Everyone smiled.
I really truly do love Thanksgiving. It makes me mad when people play Christmas music to early
... just skipping...
 right on by this great holiday of 

We tried our hand at some family photos for Christmas Cards
NOT to successful on any account.

How many tries does it take to get a decent picture?... and these are not even half of them.
HAHAHA!!!!! the kids did better.
It is easy to see why it took us about  100 shots and 2 days to try and get a decent picture.


Day TWO....
these were taken on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, when Allan gave his homecoming talk...Seriously!

Finally we came up with these....


And two of my personal favorites. 
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

November Snow

Literally, the ONLY snow we had all winter.
It was enough to build a great fort. But was melted and gone within a week.  
The weather was weirdly warm this winter.  
November 19th 2011
They built a great snow fort with their fiends the Balsers, and then BAM gone---no more snow... 

It was fun while it lasted!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Back again--Nov 2011

The Return of
Elder Allan Measom
November 12, 2011

We were all super excited to see Allan. It was great to be able to meet him at the airport.
 His high school friends even made the drive up to meet him. 

The 2 years he was gone seemed to fly by so fast--as has the year since he has been home. 
It is amazing to me looking back now how much happened while he was in Chile.
How much changed, yet how much of it stayed the same. 
He looked good.  
The same old Allan. Coming down the escalator in his red hoodie, with Dad close behind.  
A missionary...I couldn't tell, except for his name tag hanging from the pocket of his pants. 
He looked good. 
He looked happy.
I had a Mom of a recently returned missionary say that the day her son came home she felt pure joy.  
It was the happiest day of her life.  
Happier than her wedding, and the birth of her kids, because this was just a mom seeing her son and taking him in her arms, and not feeling the stress of anything to come. 

It was a great day!
 I know that Mom was up in heaven smiling down on us all
wrapping her arms and her heart around her son  
Proud and honored to be the Mom of a missionary.
He came home with hopes and dreams and goals for his future.
Plans to "take over the world" 
I know he can do anything he sets his mind to.
Glad to have him home.
Can not believe it has almost been 
 whole year! 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

One Fall Day

One Fall Day

So, I drove by my Dad's house on this November afternoon and saw my sister out raking the leaves--Hum, I thought what a beautiful fall bad all the kids are in school.  So I decided to go and check them out of school, something very out of character for me...when I checked them out they were upset, 

 "Where are we going?" 

"What are we doing?"

  "Do we have to go?" 

 Aren't kids supposed to like this sort of thing?
 Anyway, we checked out and went to help rake the leaves.  I do not know if  they had as much fun playing as I did watching but it was worth it.

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Yep, it is that time of year again

I think that the photos speak for themselves in this post.  
Happy Haunting

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Some more October


 What else happened....
--Crazy hair day.  Cal's hair was a little to crazy for him, he looked at it after I had made it crazy and turned around with that look on his face.   That face cracked me up!
--Cas smiles for the first time and learns to lift his big head.
--We head up the canyon for a hike to the Grotto--as you can see the weather is unusually warm for our Utah October.  We had a great time.