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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving and This Week!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! What a wonderful holiday and what a great day we enjoyed! I am grateful for so many things: family, friends, good health, photography, the gospel...the list is endless. We had a really kicked back day. We got up, read the ads and then went to Thanksgiving dinner at lunch time. We were invited to dinner with Rob's friend and his family, we had a great time (thanks for the invite!). The food was delicious too. I love Thanksgiving when the food is divided up so one person isn't stuck in the kitchen all day cooking. We were able to have two of my sisters come to town this week (each for different reasons) and it was nice having family it (I just love my sisters!).
Rob and Brooke relaxing, watching a movie after a great meal.
Jenn and Brooke, right before I took Jenn to the airport. Brooke just loves her aunts (Brooke is pulling a face in this photo).
Last night we all went out to dinner (my sisters, Nick, Trevor, me, Rob, and Brooke) at Applebee's. It was fun and we did a little shoe shopping after. On Wednesday afternoon we went to Gardner Village to see the elves and to go to a couple of the shops they have there. Brooke looking at the elves and ducks.
Trevor and Brooke with the elves.
Brooke and I (Brooke wanted to go home at this point).
On Tuesday, we went to a small inside amusement park in Midvale. Brooke loved a couple of the rides. Here she is concentrating on keeping the lever down to fly the rocket.
Brooke and Trevor driving the cars through the jungle.
The "rollercoaster."
The swings (Brooke would rather go on a carousel).
The Carousel.
On Monday night, Nessa and I went to Julie's volleyball game. We were cheering loudly but they didn't win (next time we will cheer even louder). It has been such a great week and the frosting on the cake will be shopping tomorrow (I'll let you know how it goes). Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Dancing, Dancing, Dancing!

Back in October I mentioned that Brooke and I went to the mall and she would stop at every store where she heard the music and start dancing. Well, on Wednesday we went to Gardner Village (it was a beautiful day) and she heard some music and started dancing. This time I got a few of her moves on tape (I wish I could have gotten all of it but I was too slow)! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

I am a Child of God

Here is Brooke in her musical debut, or should I say dancing debut? We will let you decide.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tagged!

1. What is your husbands name? Robert Randall Bird
2. How long have you been married? 5 Years
3. How long did you date? 9 months
4. How old is he? 30!!!
5. Who eats sweets? Definately me. Rob likes sweets but I seem to get them before he does (this is a result of my childhood...growing up my mom rarely bought treats and when she did you had to be quick or you wouldn't get any).
6. Who said I love you first? Rob said it first but I could have said it a long time before it actually happened.
7. Who is taller? Rob
8. Who can sing better? Rob (sometimes in church he'll laugh at me and tell me I am way off...we have a good laugh and then I sing louder).
9. Who is smarter?
Rob 10. Who does laundry? No one (that's the problem)
11. Who pays the bills? Me
12. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I don't know (I get my rights and my lefts confused). 13. Who mows the lawn? We both do but I mow it more.
14. Who cooks dinner? we both do (we eat a lot of cheese sandwiches)
15. Who drives? Both of us.
16. Who is first to admit they are wrong? it depends
17. Who kissed who first? Rob (and I wasn't not expecting it and it was pretty bad).
18. Who asked who out first? Rob
19. Who wears pants? We both do (except on Sundays and I wear a skirt).
**I tag anyone who wants to be tagged**

Friday, November 14, 2008

RV Pad

I posted some photos last May of our backyard and sideyard getting torn up and ready for our RV Pad...well the last week in October it finally happened. To make a long story short the circumstances surrounding the cement were not the greatest and to top it off we just couldn't find anyone to help the day of, we were doing it midweek. Two of our neighbors were unbelievably kind and generous and they helped all day long, again not in the best circumstances, truly sacraficing on our behalf. I am so grateful for their love and help (and their families too) because it is a huge blessing to have it done and doesn't it look AMAZING!!!

A Little of This and a Little of That-

I haven't posted in awhile so I thought I would share just a few photos about what we have been up to.
This is Brooke's BFF (okay babysitter but seriously Brooke just LOVES her). Anytime we pass her house she is asking to see her for at least an hour after. Sometimes just randomly throughout the day Brooke asks for her and just won't stop asking until, well I am not sure why she eventually stops. Brooke loves sitting by her at church and basically just loves her. She is coming to babysit Brooke tonight but I am not mentioning it until she comes over, otherwise it would be a really long day. Thanks for everything Cortney! I have the greatest mom in the whole entire world. There isn't anything she can't do because if she doesn't know how to do it then she will figure it out. While we were in IN we went to Goodwill and I found this cute shirt there for 4 dollars. It was in the wrong size but my mom worked her super powers and altered it for me! I just wanted to post a photo of me wearing so she can see how great it turned out! THANKS MOM!
I am so grateful for the opportunity that we had to vote. Brooke and I showing off our "I VOTED" stickers. Brooke wasn't very excited about her sticker!
Rob and Brooke getting ready to walk across the street to vote (the school where we vote is right out our front door). I let Brooke kinda choose her outfit. Rob wasn't so sure it worked...I thought it was funny (and warm)!

New Blog I Discovered...

Okay, I didn't really discover this blog. The "SuperMom" herself moved into our neighborhood and she told me about it. And because I LOVE blogs, I just couldn't wait to check it out! It is a great site full of fun ideas and helpful hints. Check it out (the button is on the side) because she is doing a giveaway each day next week if anyone is interested. Added bonus, here is a link(http://supermomcentral.blogspot.com/2008/11/thankful-home.html) to one of my favorite ideas for Thanksgiving that she has posted!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Kite Flying

Rob was cleaning out the garage yesterday and Brooke wanted to fly a kite, so he took some time and showed her how it was done. She just loved!! Yesterday was such a beautiful day...the perfect day to fly a kite!