Friday, December 5, 2014

November 2014

November 1-
^What?! Kai lost his first tooth! When Sarah told me his tooth was ready to fall out, I didn't believe her. How did it slide past me that it was even loose?! True dat! Ed helped pull it out the same day we found out about it. You're a champ Kai! Let the money makin' begin!
^We went on a triple date to Hu Hot with friends. I like to remember my food when it's good. Mongolian BBQ. Yum! Next time I'll get pictures of the friends too. :)

 November 4-
^Madison was acting off all morning. I'm not always good at realizing when she isn't feeling well. When she fell asleep during my exercise class I knew something wasn't right. By afternoon, she lost her breakfast. :( All over the tile during lunch. Gross, but easy clean up at least. :)  Then she took a long nap and was normal the rest of the day. Short lived bug. And a show with Kai later. Cuties.

November 5-
^Another food pic. :) Stuffed green peppers (from the garden) are yum.

November 7-
^It was time for more homemade granola. Best aroma.
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^I'm not always great at playing with the kids, but when I do, I never regret it. It feels good to succeed at your job sometimes. Such cuteness.
^Ed and I were put in charge of games after a neighborhood chili cook off. So fun to see adults play kid games. :) Balloon stop, and other various challenges including cup stacking, thumb wars, high jump, coin spinning, bubble blowing and of course...
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^...crab walk. :) I think we all laughed and had fun.

November 9-
^Chillin' after church. These two are pretty great friends. :)

 November 14-
^The Yeates joined us for Ed's b-day surprise. Couldn't pass up the fun! We went to Provo Beach to do the flow rider. There was definitely a learning curve. ;) Plenty of good wipe outs!
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^After surfing we went back to our Orem hotel (we know how to party!;)) and got ready and met back up with the Yeates for dinner.  Food was great, service was slow- thank goodness for great company! :) Then we got delicious fried ice cream at a hole in the wall. 

 November 15- Ed's 39th Bday! One away!!
^We ditched our hotel breakfast and tried out Waffle Love. Dessert for breakfast is totally acceptable on your birthday! It was delicious. I suggest sharing.
The rest of the day was pretty chill. Then we met up with the Ryans for dinner at our "special occasion" favorite, Flemmings. Steak is where it's at! Happy Birthday Ed! The old jokes begin in a year! I love you!

November 21-
^Love it when CA clients/friends visit UT. A hair appointment gives great time for catch up! :) Makes me happy!
^A night out with our neighborhood to dinner and Hunger Games. So fun! I always mean to get a picture of the group. Missed it this time so...A pic for friends that share their clothes with me... :) Best thing ever!

November 22-
 ^We were planning to go outdoor climbing on Ed's birthday, but weather and a sore knee from surfing crashes prevented it. :) So we went indoor a week later with the Spens'. I love doing active things with friends. We had a great time! We all had shaky arms by the end.
^Sarah is signed up for Jr. Jazz her first year! So we got tickets to a game and took her on a special date. She loved it of course, and we did too. One on one time with our kids is going to be more frequent...

November 25-
^Kai's preschool Thanksgiving feast. :)

November 26-
 ^My cute friend Courtney from CA also came into town and therefore we had a hair date. Lookin' good girl!

 November 27- Thanksgiving
 ^We ended up cooking one of the 2 birds for the family. Brined bird is delicious!
 ^I finally ventured away from Rhodes rolls and made my own! It was really fun and easy actually. I tried multiple ways to shape them, and they turned out delicious! Thanks for my friend Corinne for showing me the ropes! Cooking/baking with friends is always more fun!
 ^Dad hosted and everything looked (and tasted) great!
^Love my fam!
^Lish and I braved some shopping afterwards. Besides our 1.5 hr wait at H&M, it was great! Home by 2am. Nuts!

 November 28-
^These get-togethers don't happen often enough anymore. Both Kaylynn and Julia were in town for Thanksgiving and I was lucky to see them for a dinner date. Always a pleasure. :)

 November 29-
 ^My brother Landon had a baby last Christmas in an alarming, emergent way. They spent over a week at Primary Childrens with baby Chase, and wanted to give back. Debbie set up a service opportunity to make dinner at the Ronald McDonald house. It was a great experience. We brought all of our ingredients up and served the families chicken pot pie, salad, and triffle. We got good feedback and happy feelings. We think we'll make it a tradition. :)
^Love my family! And so happy little Chase is okay. Thank you modern medicine and staff! He's such a cutie!

 November 30-
^Ryan's, Yeates's and Davis's
^The weather has been pretty warm. We decided to hit up the lights early in the season. Small crowds and beautiful lights and friends.
^Great reminder of family. Beautiful way to display. Great way to end out November.