Tuesday, November 15, 2011

sunday best

Thursday, November 10, 2011

birthday girl

today is this lady's birthday.  lennon calls her nana.  i call her mom.

my mom is the best.  she has the biggest heart and has a lot to give.  i hope to care for my kids as much as she did hers.

we are so lucky to have her.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


i don't know what it is, but this halloween was one of my favorites.  maybe it's because we have a kid.  maybe it's because i'm not working.  either way, it was awesome.

the festivities started on friday with a parade at tannon's school.  it was so much fun!  i love all of the fellow dental students and their wives/families.

we don't really know what lennon's costume is supposed to be.  i found it at a consignment sale for a few bucks.  we went with stink bug.  whatever it is, he sure looked cute in it.

that night we went to our ward trunk-or-treat at our church, where there was a chili cook-off.  i made this.

there were some really awesome costumes there, but the following two were my absolute favorites:

captain jack sparrow and a gorgeous asian.  isn't she the prettiest thing you've ever seen?  if you know her dad, this costume is much funnier.

remember how i thought lennon was a stink bug?  that was until we ran into mario and princess peach.  he is clearly a yoshi egg.

halloween night, we had chili, cornbread, and home-made root beer.  we chased it all down with pumpkin donuts.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

caramel apples

autumn would be one big waste without caramel apples.  we had some friends over and made some, which turned out delicious.  i used this recipe, which is actually for caramel syrup, but makes excellent caramel apples.