Monday, October 31, 2011

halloween picture dump.

friday night we threw a dance party at my folks house.  the turnout was awesome, and seeing all the costumes were thee best part! I unfortunately didn’t get a lot of pictures of the party because well…I was too busy dancing. but I did get pictures of some of the first ones to arrive and their fantastic costumes.

we went to another party saturday night with kelley and candice that was also a riot. the company was great and we had a little too much fun with the halloween dance back-drop.

for our party I dressed up as an 80’s news anchor, but everyone thought I was a relief society president. and the second party I went as bert from sesame street. and brad went as a brazilian mail boy for both.  with both halloween parties and the farewell, it was literally one of the best weekends of my life. no joke. I’m so sad it’s over.





(the winners for the best costume all weekend!!! erin and jack as surf girl and the shark)

robbie’s farewell.


robbie did such an incredible job on his talk.

it was cute to see him so nervous, and sound so mature up there.

it was even better to see who all came to support him.  we had some relatives come in from canada just for his talk. 

it meant so much to the family to see everyone! we all adore him so much. I honestly wish a farewell took place monthly. it was a treasure being able to sit and catch up with so many people that we don’t get to see all the time.

especially my aunts, uncles and cousins. I love them so much. have I mentioned that yet? haha.



Thursday, October 27, 2011

halloween is almost here!


this is autumn.  she’s 14. she’s one of my young women.  sometimes when I’m with her I actually think I’m hanging out with an extremely mature 30 year old.  there was even a time I was dropping her off and before she got out of the car I yelled, “let’s hang out sometime!”. she yelled back by saying, “how about I come over right now and we can watch the nightmare before christmas!”.  that was music to my ears.  so we did just that. me, brad and autumn popped popcorn and watched a nightmare before christmas. that night I was thankful she wasn’t a 30 year old.  she didn’t have a husband to get back too, or kids she was feeling bad about for leaving them with her husband.  it was a spur of the moment hang out that I’ll treasure.

she’s one of the most creative and original humans I’ve ever met. before she goes famous, which I’m sure she will as a fashion designer or the ceo of a trendy magazine, I’m lucky enough to say I knew her at one point. while we were at a halloween church party, she was in the corner snapping these pictures of herself with my camera. it was a treat to find them later that night.

speaking of autumn, she thrives off of halloween.  something we both have in common! please if you’re not doing anything friday night, come straight over to my parents house for a halloween party! we’ll be there dancing and partying.

Monday, October 24, 2011

another cheney experience, but this time in the fall.


we were lucky enough to be invited up to the cheney’s cabin with some other ward members again.

man, and I thought immigration canyon was gorge.  immigration has nothing on heber. the colors were out of this world.  we couldn't be outside enough. later that night we had a little halloween party and stayed up till 2 just talking and laughing. one of the best activities in my opinion. the wee hours are the best no matter the people. that’s when the conversations get good. and they were good!

we had a big halloween breakfast (sausage-wolf fingers, green pancakes-Frankenstein's skin, red scramble eggs-brains…you get the picture: )) and made another trek up to the water towers to check out the view. that view gets me every time.

when we were riding on the 3-wheelers and looking at the fields of green and gold, my heart got so full.  I felt so blessed to be able to do things like this. I know that sounds cheesy, but I felt so lucky in that moment. I felt like I had zero excuse to complain about anything else on this earth. I felt alive, peaceful, and loved. what could anyone complain about when feeling like that? I couldn’t help but squeeze brad on that 3-wheeler and let the crisp, fall breeze take over.