Some of you have asked who it was the decorated some of the rooms in my house. Her name is Katie Christensen. She actually lives in Idaho, but is from Utah. Her blog is http://interiorsredefined.blogspot.com. You can see some of the cute rooms that she has done. She is awesome. She comes to Utah often since her family lives here, so if you are interested, let me know. She charges $35 an hour which is great!
Tyler started Cub Scouts when he turned 8. He had his first Pack Meeting on the 18th of September. The pictures are of him getting "branded" a Cub. He had seen this done before so unfortunately it was too surprised. Still he had lots of fun! He has really enjoyed scouts.
Matty turned 5 on September 17th. He had preschool that day so he took cupcakes for all the kids. After preschool was over I took him to McDonald's and he got a kids meal. We picked up his Indiana Jones birthday cake and then went to Maggie Moo's. It is hard to be 5 and have to wait all day to celebrate, so I tried to do little things throughout the day to make it go faster. Matt wanted to have Dino Chicken and corn on the cob for his birthday dinner. I got off easy. The older kids either pick a restaurant or something that requires more time to make. He said he wanted corn on the cob because it is easier to eat - cause all the corn stays in one place! After dinner he opened presents and had cake and ice cream!
The beach at Laguna Hills Bryan and I waiting in line at California Adventures I tagged along with Bryan on his trip to Anaheim for work. We had a airline ticket that we had to use up so I was free! Bryan worked and I relaxed. I read my magazines by the pool and in our hotel room. Then when Bryan was done we would hang out. On Friday, my friend Heather Wallin picked me up and we went to Laguna Hills where she lives. We went shopping and had lunch. Afterwards we went to her house to see the kids and Zach. Years ago when they lived in Utah and Lauren and her daughter Madison were babies we hung out with them. Now both of us have 4 kids! It was lots of fun to see her kids and husband and spend the day with her. I totally forgot to get a picture of her and her family! After she dropped me off that night I went to a dinner with Bryan and his work at California Adventures. We had about 1 1/2 hours to go on the rides. We went on 2 rides and then went shopping for the kids. On Saturday after Bryan was done working at about 5:30pm we went to Disneyland. It was fun to go by ourselves, but I must admit, we missed having the kids! We went on all the rides we wanted to and did more shopping for the kids, ate dinner and came home at about midnight. The nice part of it was we didn't have kids to put to bed or to wake us up early! We slept in the next day and checked out Downtown Disney. That is a fun place! After that we headed to the airport at Long Beach. Our flight left at 6 pm. We were excited to see the kids. I was hoping that Lindsey would remember me. It took her a second and then she started smiling! I had never left one of our kids that young, but she was in good hands. Bryan's sister Cindy took care of her. Along with her 5 kids. Cindy's youngest is 8, so it has been awhile since she has had to get up in the middle of the night. I had complete trust in her. She is a wonderful mom! My sister Kim watched my kids and did a great job too! My kids love Aunt Kimmie. She is lots of fun and spoils them!
Typical Tyler Bryan's Grandparents Bryan's parents My parents
Tyler was baptized by his dad on September 6th. Papa and Grandma Devlin flew in the night before to be there. Grandma Devlin spoke at his baptism. Aunt Kim also came from Arizona. He had lots of family there to support him. We are thankful that we are surrounded by lots of family. After the baptism we came home for BBQ Tri Tip and watched the BYU game.