Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Here we are with Clay's Uncle Jay (known professionally as J. Patrick Murray).
Here is Melinda, best friend and cook extraordinaire.
Clay preparing his plate.
After dinner we got in a game of Settlers of Catan.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Emma's friend, Olivia, invited her to see the Nutcracker at the Kennedy Center. Emma was thrilled to go.
Since both the girls are Brownie Girl Scouts, there is a special patch they can earn for seeing the Nutcracker. We invited Olivia over for a play date so the girls could work on the requirements to earn the patch. For one of the things the girls chose to make up their own dance to the Nutcracker. This is it:
And her is Emma all dressed up for the Nutcracker.
Here my friend, Betsy Henry (who is the PTA VP of Fundraising) was explaining how the race would work. And there is Emma in her high waters (I've got to buy that girl some new pants!).
And they're off! It was really cute. The pigs would walk a few steps and then stop to oink. We also had to keep straightening them out.
And the winner is...
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
In the kitchen 2 blue pendant lights over the island and swapped out the light over the breakfast table.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Clay called up his friend, Jeremy, and made plans. They decided to drive up to Ann Arbor, MI and see a football game at Clay's Alma Mater. They left on Friday around noon and drove 8 hours to get there. They spent Friday night and Saturday night there, returning home after church on Sunday.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
It is hard to see, but I have blue spiky hair, fake ear & nose piercings, fake tattoos on my arms, dog tag, and Madonna type blue dots around my eyes. So out of character for me that I made many adults from church very nervous.
In this group picture from the singles ward you can see Clay laying in front with his bathrobe, Winnie the pooh doll, night cap, and moose slippers.
Clay and I had just started dating and had several different events to go to for Halloween that year. We volunteered at a family ward primary activity, so we decided to tone down our costumes. I went as Alice in Wonderland.
Then on Halloween, we went to a party together. I was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and Clay was a Soccer Goalie.
Later we scared our friends by walking around the street as neon stick people. That is really us (dressed in black with the neon tied onto us). Clay would be the taller purple one and I am the shorter green one.
2002-After we were married we took a break from dressing up. Then Emma came along. I found this cute pea pod costume for her. Clay colored his hair green and wore a green outfit. I colored my hair blue and wore a blue suit. Not our best creative year, but still fun.
2003-Wizard of Oz. I found a Toto costume at a yard sale. I already had the Dorothy costume but added hair extensions. So, I just made Clay's scarecrow costume.
2004 -Peter Pan. I had just chopped off my hair so we thought Peter Pan would work for me. I made my costume, but bought Clay's and Emma's.
2005-Hawaiian Tourists. Not the most creative, but we already had everything from our recent trip to Hawaii.
2006-Alice in Wonderland. My sister-in-law had sent this adorable Alice costume for Emma. I was 8 months pregnant at the time. We decided that making a Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum costume would be the only thing to fit my belly.
2007-Cinderella. Emma's grandma sent this great Cinderella costume to Emma, so we went with it. I bought Clay's Prince Charming costume. Then I made my Fairy Godmother costume and Rebekah's Gus Gus costume (he's the fat mouse from the movie, very appropriate for our very chunky baby).