Friday, November 27, 2009


Here are some very random pictures from our Thanksgiving. Deacon loved having big boys to play with. Austin and Jackson were very sweet to play with him Me and my mom.
Deacon was tickling everyone and calling them "spider bites" but it sounded more like "bider bite" it was very cute and I think all 30 people there got one at a point, here is Clarence getting his bider bite.
I mostly just thought it was funny that this was the only picture I got of Curtis all day.
This really is the hostess with the mostess, no really. My Grandma is one of the best cooks I have ever tasted and her attention to detail is amazing. She has the most welcoming and comfortable home. She is who I get all my part planning enthusiasm (and my mom of course who also gets it from her) from. I love her very much and I am so thankful I have been able to spend so many holidays in her house.
And one last thing before we leave Thanksgiving behind and move on to all my Christmas posts I wanted to share this cute song I learned from my Grandpa Bickmore:
How beautiful is the green earth, the stars and heavens above, but what would the whole world be worth if we didn't have (fill in the blank with who you are singing about) to love, to love if we didn't have YOU to love!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to all

Near and Far! To all my far away family: I love you and am so grateful for who you are, no matter how far away you may be. Hope your turkey tasted just as good wherever you are. Deacon and my dad on his first Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The ABC's of Being grateful

Do not even act like you do not want to read this, I know that you do. And I think you should copy me and make your very own ABC list. Try it, I think you may like it.

A- All my faithful blog readers, very grateful to you.
B- Brothers
C- Curtis, really thanful for this one.
D- Deacon and my Dad
E- Energy to do the things I love, like running
F- Flying, the ability to get on an airplane and go far places.
G- Grandparents, mine and Deacons.
H- House, I love my house so much and all its quirks.
I- Internet, it helps me feel close to my far away family.
J- Jobs, Curt and I both have good jobs.
K- Kitchen, I love cooking and am glad to have a space to do it
L- Love, to be in love after 6 years of marriage.
M- Moms, that I have one and get to be one.
N- Nice Neighbors
O- Oprah, how can she leave me???
P- Pets, especially Duke the greatest dog ever.
Q- Quiet Sunday evenings like today.
R- Read, I love being in a book club and I love a good read.
S- Sisters, and girlfriends who feel like sisters
T- Trips, we have gone on some great trips this year.
U- Updates weekly via email from my Dad.
V- Vacations to come!
W- Wednesdays, a great middle of the week day off work!
X- X-specially grateful for no Swine Flu in our house!
Y- Young Womens, I love it so much.
Z- Give me a suggestion for a Z would ya?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sneak in one more fall treat!

Before Winter is official bake these little gems. I took them to a YW/YM activity and they were a hit! I did not even get to take a picture! They are simple as can be and oh so delish. I want to call them the "Joelle" because my friend Joelle would love these more than anyone I know.

Pumpkin cream cheese cookies

Mix together:

one box of spice cake mix
one large can of pumpkin filling
1 1/2 cups choc. chips
(only three things! Easy!)
use a small ice cream scoop to put them on a greased baking sheet and bake for 11 minutes

Cream cheese frosting:

4 oz. softened cream cheese
half a stick of softened butter
2 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

When the cookies have fully colled sandwich them together with the frosting like an oreo! Enjoy- believe me you will.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Something old something new

When I was pregnant with Deacon I was in St. George for a quick visit with my Bickmore grandparents on my way to CA. When we were just about to leave my Grandma Diane pulled out a baby gift for me, it was the most amazing little boy quilt, complete withe roads and neighborhood scenes and all sorts of darling details. Lesley and I both gushed over how adorable it was and Isaac and I reminisced about how it looked like a playmat we had as kids and even Curt said how cute it was.

I used the blanket a lot in the early months of Deacons life as a spot for him to roll around on and such. When we moved to our house I guess I packed it up and did not think much of it. Tonight when it was bedtime I realized his beloved cowboy blanket was in the dryer. I looked in the closet and noticed the forgotten quilt, I pulled it out and quickly fanned it onto his bed. I got him all excited to find the trees, the roads, the animal and the balloons! He was so excited and even ran to find his car magnets and gave the roads on the quilt a try.

Anyhow, I love the feeling of excitment for a forgotten treasure, and a treasure it is! We love the quilt.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Girls gone wild!

Most of the girls for a good old group shot.
Heather and I started laughing hard early in the night and really did not stop all night.

Joelle is such a good dancer and we kept playing ridiculous music and made her dance.

Best picture of the night! I look like a pig and I told Heather she looked like a pioneer, but really she is just adorable!
Last night all 8 of us high school girlfriends got together for a sleepover, well really only I slept over because every one else lives right by Ang but still 2:30 am is pretty much a sleep over. We ate laughed and laughed and gave Casi a few gifts for baby Aden. I love my friends and even if we have not seen each other in months it still feels like we were never apart.

Friday, November 6, 2009

You want a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart?

Holiday photos taken by Angie last year.

I know that you do! Come help out a good cause by attending a fun Holiday boutique at my friend Angies house. The best part about it is Angie is an awesome photographer who will be taking Christmas photos for 25 dollars! This includes two digital proofs. There will be fun treats and items for purchase, lots of cute gift items. All proceeds go to the Ronald Mcdonald house. If you need more info or would like to set up an appointment for photos leave me a comment with your email. The boutique is Saturday November 14th form 10-4.