Friday, November 28, 2008

Train Park

We went to the train park in Scottsdale for Black Friday with Oma and Opa and rode the mini train. Kiefer loved it and we also ran into the Tomiches who also had the same idea.IMG_0667.JPG
We had lunch with the Jays so we had a great time catching up with DJ, his parents and Jon and his wife.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Today is Thanksgiving and here is what I am most thankful for:
I'm also pretty thankful for these two little boys:
We went to a big feast with about 30 people from my mom's side of the family and enjoyed a great meal. Cooper loved the fountain in the backyard and took a dive head first into the very small pool.
He loved it and kept trying to go back for more.
Here's Cooper and Jace, they are so cute together!
Mom did an activity with the kids making turkey looking cookies that turned out really cute.

Happy Hallowthanksmas

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I saw this at Walmart and liked how they could combine three holidays
so that the decoration could last half the year, that's efficiency. A
pilgrim turkey Christmas tree with witch broom legs = AWESOME!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Lep Kuchen Day

Today was Lep Kuchen day and we made two batches with the Davies who were visiting from Hume. New to this year, we let the batter sit for two weeks instead of one since we were traveling and Damon rolled the second batch out into one big area and cut it with a pizza cutter which went really fast. Here are some pics including the first bites and Cooper's first Lep Kuchen!
Elisa also made these fun snacks with the kids the next day that include a pretzel with a melted Rolo and a happy face cracker on top.
The kids also enjoyed some more fun taking the Thomas tent for a ride around the house.
And Connor tuckered out from all the fun:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I'm at Adobe MAX in San Francisco which is a developer conference (or special guest Maria Shriver described it as looking like a Star Trek conference) and I'm here with the Showit guys. We spent the last week in Fresno and then at Hume but I don't have pics with me so I'll post them later. Anyway, here are some of the pics:
There were over 5 thousand people and the general session is huge with these wrap around screens. Here is the CEO of Adobe talking to the group.
Here's Nate with his brand new purse.
And here is my awesome swag including 8 shirts, two boxers, a free book, water bottle, software and all kinds of little toys. I won the book drawing in one session and got a golden ticket in another place so I had a pretty lucky day :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hume Visit

I realized I posted these pictures on Facebook but forgot to put them on the blog, so here are some of the fun pictures from our visit to Fresno and Hume.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


We headed out on our trip to California on Sunday which started with a stop in Bakersfield with the Simpsons. Cooper did great on the drive and even took two good naps, here he is in la la land:
We got to see Eroc and his new church The Bridge which just opened their new building and was AMAZING! Here we are standing in the youth building in "Discovery Field" which is decorated like a baseball field and includes fake grass which I thought was so cool. It was very different and fun to see that grass used indoors and even more fun to see what Eric and his family are up to these days.
Here we are with the family at breakfast watching the final video from the Sees since they have been sending Kiefer a video every day for the last 14 days counting down the days to our visit.
We are now in Clovis with the Sees having a great time but we found out that we missed the FIRST SNOW in Flagstaff. JT was staying at our house on Sunday night and took this photo in the morning. I'm sure it'll all be melted before we get home but Elisa was a little disappointed to miss it.
We're here in Clovis now and here is my view from the lazy-boy in Nate's office of Nate working at his desk. I guess he likes having a really tall desk that he can stand at, but when he wants to sit he has this stool which isn't tall enough, so he stacked some books on the stool. It's a little interesting to me, I'll take the reclining lazy-boy any day of the week.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We Voted!!!

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We took the kids to the polls today and had no line at 10:30 AM which was great! Gotta love Flagstaff. I caught Kiefer here trying to copy Mom's answers but we told him he has to make his own decision.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Reformation Day

We had a great Halloween, I mean Reformation Day, including a visit to Thorpe park for the city event, our church Fall Festival and about 7 houses of Trick or Treating that still had candy left. Note to self, everyone starts running out of candy by 8 pm so it was literally a ghost town in our neighborhood with no lights on and nobody answering their door. Kiefer dressed up like Bumblebee from the Transformers, Cooper was Tigger, Elisa was "Little Miss Scary" and I was a bull rider.