Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011.

You know someone is outgrowing Halloween when this is what they come up with for a costume. He's a leaf blower. Get it?

Michaela is River Song from Dr. Who...I'm not real clear on who she is but I am assured that Michaela looks pretty authentic.

Hannah's daytime costume...
Hannah's night time costume...can you tell Hannah was impatient with my picture taking?

My attempt at getting something inside of their bodies that didn't contain sugar...(bread sticks)

Michaela, I mean River Song, was the only one who truly appreciated them...

Santa and Spock...

These two crashed our neighborhood in hopes of better loot.

Will and his posse heading out to do some damage...

Hope your Halloween was as warm 
and balmy as ours. 
Tomorrow is calling for snow.
Go figure.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Must Everything Hawaiian Leave Us?

Wednesday, November 2nd, Cameron leaves Utah. He is returning to his Hawaiian motherland. We have LOVED having him in Utah this past year. It was always so comforting to have part of our Hawaii cousins around. 
I know it's bittersweet for him. 
Good friends are hard to leave.
But I think he is getting out just in time...November is just around the corner and this weather won't last forever.
Whenever you get homesick for Utah, Cameron, just remember last November: bitter, bitter, bitter cold!

Here are some photos of our last Sunday dinner together...

Let's get a closeup of that cake....

 Aloha 'Oe Cam...we'll miss you.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Slate Eight Volleyball Season is Over.

By their smiles, you wouldn't guess they just got CREAMED. We still love them....

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sneak Peek...

Look who's coming a little early this year...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Someone Like You.

Love this more than the original...
Sorry, Adele.

Scenes from A Fall Break...

Here in Utah, we have Fall Break every year. This year, it felt more like Spring Break. The temperatures have been close to 80-it really is incredible. Here is a little smidge of what we have been up to...

Elijah and Dad headed to Topaz Mountain with the scouts...(doesn't that look like Riley with Elijah???)
They discovered a new species...uhg.

We attempted to go to the temple with Hannah for her first time...there was a three hour wait. We will try again this week.  
We helped Hannah do a service project for school...

Beth got a haircut...

We carved pumpkins...

...and made caramel apples. 

I believe we are officially ready. 
Bring on Halloween.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hannah Had a Birthday Party.

Hannah is 12!!!
We celebrated!!!
Auntie Laura assisted in filling 100 balloons with Helium (her idea!)- she curled the ribbon with her fingernails!!!

And then 13 girls showed up!!!

They made their own pizza's...
...which cooked while these lovelies led the group in a major neighborhood scavenger hunt (in the rain, boo-yah!).
Pizza was followed by cookie dough cupcakes...
...and major amounts of fun!

And, wow, even more fun!
Happy Birthday only turn twelve once. 
Thank goodness.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Michaela and Her Big Hair Went to Homecoming.

Aunt Laura was here for Michaela's Homecoming date and Michaela jumped at the chance to have her hair done by a pro.
When she was finished, all Michaela could say was, "It's so big!"

In the end, it calmed down nicely- she looked beautiful!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sometimes, Less is More.

It's been a long, crazy fun weekend and I have the pictures to prove it! However, my camera is dead and the charger is missing, so for now I will just say:
Happy Birthday Hannah!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Words to Live By.

"I've looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, if today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been no too many days in a row I know I need to change something."

Steve Jobs

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Grandma Tomi Has Left the Building.

Grandma Tomi left us bright and early this morning (okay, it wasn't bright but it was definitely early) and we feel it to our core. We had a wonderful week chock full of things meaningful. But with all of the sacred and sad, we had lot's of fun.

We visited Bridal Veil Falls...
and this temple...
...and this temple.
We ate lot's of these...
...and these.

We watched 8 hours of General Conference, (well most of us did), and shopped and visited and shopped and visited. It was the perfect visit, truly. We love and miss you already Tomi.  Hope to see you soon!

Much love and Aloha.

Monday, October 3, 2011

In Memorium: Juanita Henrietta Singer

A sweet service for a sweet woman. 
We will miss her.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Six Conference Portraits:







Well, Grandma Tomi and I enjoyed it....

P.S. Elijah is faking, he just felt left out.