Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Lancers

Bradley played city league basketball this year and his team was the Lancers. He had a great time and steadily improved throughout the season. He had lots of friends on the team and I was able to help out as the assistant coach. As part of the team experience, midway through the season we went to the BYU vs San Diego State game at the Marriot Center and were able to witness "the Jimmer" in action. It was a fun experience and we're looking forward to watching Bradley continue to enjoy sports.Bradley playing defense

The team at the BYU game

"The Jimmer"

The Team

February Card Group

This month for card group the theme was Male Birthday. That's always tricky because a.) guys don't care about cards and b.) you can't make them frilly and cute. I found some paper I liked and I think it turned out pretty well.

Happy Valentine's Day

Dan and I celebrated Valentine's Day by going out to dinner at Outback and seeing the movie "Just Go With It" on the Saturday before. We had a great time and decided to do something fun for the kids on February 14. I used the idea I found here and we had our very own Mystery Dinner. Bradley got an ice cream sundae as part of his 1st course and the kids loved it! I set the table with a red tablecloth and candles and Kylie told me it was 'almost like a fancy restaurant!' Thanks, Kylie! We got the kids these stuffed animals and a chocolate heart from See's.

filling out their menus

The mystery menu
Answer key to menu:

Puppy love= Orange crush
Cupid's Arrow=toothpick
Love Trouble=jam
Rising Love=biscuit
Melted Hearts=spaghetti sauce
Angel's Coiffure=angel hair pasta
Kissing and Hugging=spoon
Girls Best Friend=carrots
Cold Shoulder=ice cream sundae
Heart Breaker=knife
Lots o' pickup lines=shredded cheese

New Years Eve 2010

On December 31 we celebrated New Years Eve by staying in and being together as a family. We made personal pizzas and had rainbow chip cake for dessert. The kids stayed up until 10:00 mst to watch the countdown live from New York. We had a great and relaxing night. We're looking forward to a great 2011!

Christmas in Utah!

We got to spend this last Christmas in our own home surrounded by some of our family and we had a blast! Normally we travel to CA, but this year my parents and my sister's family came to us. We went tubing, to the movies and rode on the North Pole Express through Heber Valley. We also did a lot of sledding in our own neighborhood and of course lots and lots of baking/eating! We are so grateful that our family was willing to come to us so that we could experience Christmas morning in our own house! Here are a few pictures of all the chaos...I mean fun! The following pictures are not in order, but enjoy nonetheless!

The whole gang
Santa boarded the train when we made it to the "North Pole"


Grant in his new ride

The kids with their stockings

The aftermath

8 out of 9 grandkids in matching jammies
Silly Grandma and Grandpa