Monday, November 1, 2010


This year for Halloween, the kids and I went up to the fairgrounds and did some trunk-or-treating. I met my friend Christina up there and we let the kids play around for a while. I also took the kids around to a few neighborhoods to do some real trick-or-treating. Grant puked in the car because he tried eating a candy bar with the wrapper on. Lewis and Shane stayed home and missed all the fun!I didn't have time to make any costumes this year because of the move, so the kids had to use stuff we already had (or in Grant's case, we borrowed it). Evan found some soldier stuff, Denver dressed up as a nerd, Grant looks cute as Woody and Alisha is a mermaid.On Sunday, we drove into town to hang out at my brother's house. We ate some soups and rolls (and goodies) and let the kids carve pumpkins.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Alisha's Lesson

Alisha had the Family Home Evening lesson this week. I found this paper with her lesson written out and I had to get a copy of it.

2010 Soccer

Denver, Evan and Alisha all played soccer this year. It was a pretty short season, from Sept 18 - Oct 23, with just the first and last games on Saturday and the rest were during the week. At first I was upset that the games were on school nights, but after sitting through one day of games in the blazing sun, I started to enjoy the evening games more. I was grateful for the short season, because with 3 kids playing games and practicing each week, plus trying to move, it got pretty crazy.

It was a lot of fun to watch Denver this year. It's amazing how much better the Junior High kids are at playing! The games were actually exciting to watch! Alisha's games, on the other hand, not so much (I think she just signed up for the social aspect). All in all, the kids had fun, we enjoyed watching some soccer and now it's over, yahoo!

Denver's team
I didn't get a picture of Evan and Alisha's teams, but here are some individuals I took at home.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Barn Dance

Since our ward didn't want to do a trunk-or-treat this year, they decided to do a barn dance at the Ag Farm. We ate a lot of food: chili, scones, homemade rootbeer and pie. Then we visited and danced.My friend Christina came with her kids, Morgan and Tysen. Here is Morgan gettin' down! Evan and Alisha decided to decorate a cake for the cake decorating contest. They tried to win it back during the cake walk, but they were unsuccessful. I thought their pumpkin turned out pretty cute!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Half Birthday

Last week, Lewis had his half birthday. To celebrate I took him to the doctor for a well check and shots. Dr. Santos said he is doing well and was pretty impressed that he is almost crawling (he said he was advanced). Lewis already gets around pretty good. He gets up on his hands and knees and then lunges, then keeps doing that until he gets where he wants to be. He also tries to go from laying down to sitting up, but isn't quite there yet. Happy Half Birthday!!!
Weight - 16 lb. 12 oz.n (25th percentile)
Length - 25 inches (10th percentile)
Head circ. - 17 inches

Almost sitting up!Strong boy!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Arrow of Light

Last week at Pack Meeting, Denver received his Arrow of Light award. Shane got to participate in the ceremony by playing the part of Akela. We are so proud of Denver and his accomplishments in cub scouts, he even earned all twenty activity badges!! Stylin' in our uniforms!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Christensen Reunion

Over Labor Day weekend, we headed up to my Grandma's house for the Christensen reunion. Shane and I drove up the night before and stayed at my cousin's house. The next morning, we enjoyed a HUGE breakfast at my Uncle Steve's house. After visiting for a while, we headed up to the church for more activities. We played some games outside and then later went inside to watch some slideshows of the family, tell stories and listen to my brother play the bagpipes. After the activities, we enjoyed a yummy dinner. The best part was that my sister made it down from Montana and we got to play around with her all weekend! I love my brothers and sisters!!!