Monthly Archives: November 2010

I have a lot to be grateful for

I have a lot to be grateful for…my wonderful husband, family, and great friends.  Here are some pictures of a few things I am really grateful for!

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody.




Temple Family Thanksgiving

Last night we celebrated with the Temple Gang.   The food was amazing.  Sorry I don’t have any pictures, but as soon as that food hit the table we were eating!!  Sheree made her famous sweet potatoes.  We had at least 4 dished with bacon in them, and Rhonda made the best Pioneer Women recipe pumpkin pie!  I don’t think I ever want a regular pumpkin pie  again.

Know to the mushy stuff.  Rhonda, George, Daniel, Julie, Reagan, Julie, Ruby, Sheree, Cooper, Milo, and Lucy.  You all mean so much to our family!! I am Thankful for all of you and hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.  Love you guys!!

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Below are pictures from our 2nd Annual “Ta Da” Talent Show.  I will break down some of the talent that was preformed.  Yes we Temples are full of amazing talent!!



Reagan:  Arm Pit Farting

Temple Kids:  Amazing Floor Spinners

Milo:  Singing “Old Mc Donald Had A Farm”

Lucy:  Dancing and “Hiding” from you.

Ruby:  Ballroom Dancing With Dad.





Happy Thanksgiving!


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IMG_1635 copyKids Thanksgiving Tree Craft (also made for a lovely centerpiece)

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Shutterfly Holiday Promotion

So this year Shutterfly is offering 50 free holiday cards for those that blog about their promotion.  So those of you that are fellow bloggers this is a great opportunity to save some money this Holiday season and earn some awesome Christmas cards.  If you would like to be apart of this promotion just follow this link.  Bloggers Get 50 Free Cards From Shutterfly.

I thought I would start by listing a few of my favorite cards.  After really looking through all the cards,  I am going to have a hard time choosing. They really offer so many styles there is something for everybody!  I love that there cards are on nice cardstock paper.  I think it really adds such a nice finished look. 

I love these cards above because it lets you show off  multiple pictures.  If you have a large family or if you are like me and can’t decide which of your kids cute pictures to choose from then this card is for you.  They are folded cards so it also lets you add more text inside and plenty of room to add a note if you want.



I wanted to highlight this particular card because I know many of you like to include a letter.  This card is perfect for highlighting those special moments of the year.  I also love the more modern look  this card offers with the turquoise and red.


I love this card because I think it is just classic and elegant.  It would show off a nice family picture perfectly.  I love the red pattern and the classic font.  This is defiantly in my top choice!!

Check out more holidays cards here. Shutterfly Holiday Cards

For those of you who have never done a photo book this is a must for any occasion,  but a must for the holidays.  They make the perfect gift for parents and Grandparents.  Shutterfly offers many different styles and sizes so you can customize it to fit you needs.  Since everything is done online it makes it easy to work on it a little at a time.  My sister in law and I worked on one together for our parents.  Since  she lives out of state I just shared my login info with her and she added her pictures from her house and then I added my pictures from here. It was so easy to work on it together even though we were miles apart.  Follow the link to start working on your photo book this Christmas.   Shutterfly Photo Books


Who doesn’t know someone with a computer.  I love the mouse pads form Shutterfly because it is creative but practical gift.  What Grandparent wouldn’t want to look at their adorable Grandkids every time they get on they computer.  My dad likes any excuse to show off his Grandchildren at the office.  Shutterfly Mouse Pads


So this Christmas make Shutterfly apart of you holiday shopping and you won’t be disappointed!!


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Temple Thanksgiving

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My little dare devil!

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Cousin Adam having a little fun with the boys.


School Room Update!

Well my school room finally got an update.  I always hated my bookshelves but you know how it is,  if that is all you have, then that’s all you have.  When we first moved in I was determined to hide them away upstairs somewhere, but we have slanted ceilings upstairs and they were way to tall.  I found out later, that they were the exact fit up against the wall in my school room, so I decided it was time to give them an makeover.  

We had a couple weeks off Discovery kids so it was my goal to get working on this project  so it would be done in time.  I spent the next few days painting and then enlisted my amazing dad to do the hard part  or at least hard for me.  He took the baseboards off  so we could secure them up against the wall. I got trim which was not expensive and we trimmed it all up so it would look like one piece instead of two separate bookshelves like before.  I also finally took out the ugly fold up table and got a new white table for my birthday  We spend so much time in here I am glad I finally have a place I feel great in.   Thank you Dad for all your hard work, they are just what I wanted!!

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Trick Or Treat

Last night we kept tradition alive and spent Halloween with some dear friends. We keep it simple, pizza  lots of candy and some good old fashion trick or treating.  Sarah and I first met as “Bee” and “Cheerleader” on Halloween, so it’s one of the reasons why we love this night so much. It is such a blessing that we all still hang out after all these years and now are watching our kids grow up together.  Happy Halloween!!

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Ninja Noah


Jedi Jacob

Kener Bear

Kennedy Cat




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Let us not forget poor Molly as Darth Vador