Thursday, November 6, 2008

Zipping through October

We've been busy this October...

We went to Boondocks...the kids seriously scored with so many tickets.
We played at a park with Rick and Rachelle and their kids. This was too funny. Sage and Tyler were attacking Rachelle with the tree branches and laughing hysterically. She just gave up and let the kids attack.
We visited the Witches at Gardener Village.
The boys received a package from Grandpa and Grandma Gaoiran with yummy Godiva chocolate.
I went on my first Night Ride, Halloween style...
Whitney and I rode with about 30 guys, including my brothers-in-law Dug and Rick, in Park City at Glenwild. Eric was supposed to be there, but he was feeling sick. I could feel the stares from them, "ummm, why are you here instead of Sleepy (his biking nickname)? And, do we have to wait for you?" Dug, nicknamed the Shepherd, made sure I was ok. He talked me up the first climb where I thought my lungs were going to burst. "That's the worst of it Jay." Dug...you are the best!

I thought I would be pretty freaked out riding at night, but it was very cool. So, about 2 and some hours after we started, we got to the top of the last climb. The rest was all downhill. I didn't want to slow any boys down, so I waited. Whitney went after them and I should have followed, but Dug was waiting for a few friends he brought with him. So I started chatting with him. I didn't want to slow them down either, so I took off assuming that I would see the other bike lights. Nope. No lights, just me. Alone. Just me and the bears. I was going to stop and wait for Dug but I was too scared. I kept hearing animal noises. And I had just read about a girl that was doing a 24 hour bike race and in the middle of the night she was attacked by a bear...yep a bear.

I was worried that I took a wrong turn. I had no idea where I was and it was pitch black and freezing. Eventually I saw some bike lights. Prayers answered, but then they disappeared again. Finally I saw a street and a car and I hoped I was going the right way. Next time, no chatty chatty. It always gets me in trouble!!

Some of the group dressed up...
Even Skeletor showed up...
We went to the pumpkin patch with Joy School...
Went to Great Grandpa Dan's to get pumpkins from his garden...

we went to Kristy's family Halloween party...
Pass the Pumpkin always tickles everyone...and we can't stop laughing, especially when the adults play.
Hmm...right on the nose. There may have been some peeking..
My cute mom was Esmeralda...
I dressed up too...
Kristy has so many fun games. It was a ward party in her basement.
We had a Joy school Halloween Program...This was so cute. Tyler was doing all the actions for the songs and I just melted.
We made Jack-o-lanterns.
And finally...went trick-or-treating! Tyler kept saying, "gotta get more". I think he's figured it out.
Tyler didn't want anyone in front of him. Can you see the stiff arm he's trying to give Talon? After that he tripped and then got right up and kept running. He is always racing. His constant phrase is "I gonna beat you". I've been using that to my advantage when we are trying to get something done.
All the loot...
Now you have survived the longest post in blogging history!

8 comments:

Dianne West said...

Jay,
I think it may be the longest blog
ever, but it sure was fun to read
and see all the cute pics! October
was really crazy for you, wasn't it?
I love the one of the boys in the
tree; could you do a 4x6 to put in
my wall hanging (black and white?
Mom

Taryn and the boys said...

Thanks for all the pictures. October seemed to go by so fast this year! It looks like guys had tons of fun and that's what really matters right.

Shawn said...

Great pictures! Lots of fun...
You have had a busy month!

kipcarlsenclan said...

Hey it is Brenna. I just want you to know you didn't offend me at all. Some times I worry that Kip and I offend people in the ward, ya know cause of his position and all. Anyway no worries. Looks like you had a very happy halloween :) Talk to you soon!

kjehansen said...

Great Pictures! You have been busy. Yeah for Gardner Village (I love that place). You are the riding queen. I would be way to scared to ride at night. Fun Halloween costumes, you look great! Your boys are so darling and grown up! Love ya!

Coco said...

I found your blog through Brenna's. Cute pics.

Collette

Mother of Three said...

Looks like a great October! Your boys are really cute! Some of your pictures make me miss Utah in the fall! But what a fun Halloween Season!

Rachel said...

cute post. looks like a fun month. The boys are so cute and I love that picture with Grandpa Dan. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone in a month.