Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Madness

So many fun events have happened just in the past week that are going to make this a long post and many pictures!

First things first, it was my mom's birthday! This meant that it was the perfect opportunity to have the WHOLE family go and see the new Twilight movie (boys included). Though David and Ty may deny it, I think they rather enjoyed it. Tyler had a running commentary through the whole movie.
Overall, I think it was a good birthday for my momma. So grateful for her and all she has done for me and Ty!

The next day was Thanksgiving!! I love this holiday because it is full of food, relaxing, and thinking of those things that you are so blessed with. This year we got to spend it at my mom's house with my whole family and the Edgar family as well. We missed Dani and Connor this year because they are both on missions.
My mom had a very pretty table set up for the event, complete with new pottery barn table cloth that she got for her birthday!

A thought on Black Friday shopping: Ty and I have done it the past two years of our marriage and have loved it because we would complete all of our Christmas shopping in that one day and get killer deals. This year I had work so we didn't plan on doing very much. Well now having a year where we didn't do it I realized that we were fine and still have most of our Christmas shopping done. Maybe I will get more insane when we have children and I just HAVE to get that Firby for my child but for now I think that Black Friday shopping for us will stay at a just for fun status.

So instead of the shopping, we spent a fun filled day with Owen and Elle and then headed off to cut down our Christmas tree, which we are proud to say has been a running tradition of three years now! We did it when it was just starting to get dark so we had to pick our tree fast. Probably the best way we have ever done it! No arguing over which tree to get and me complaining about how cold I am and getting grumpy and then Ty having to cut and drag the tree out by himself. Yes, that actually happened :)

Here we have it fully decorated. This year, each of us kids contributed some sort of homemade item to the tree. That big ball of color in the front of the tree is David and Mckenzie's ugly Christmas bird they made. It adds quite a lot of character to the tree.

Mom and Cayleen made this pretty popcorn and cranberry garland inspired by Hillary :)

And Ty and I made this orange ornaments. I love them, they look like stained glass on the tree.

And finally we had to start the Christmas season off with a date night to go look at the Temple Square Christmas Lights. Our best newly wed friends, Meg and Kevin, invited us over for dinner at their new apartment and then we headed downtown to meet up with Kevin's brothers and their significant others. It was a fun filled night full of amazement at the fruits on the trees and Kevin singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for everyone walking by.

Tyler's a weirdo.

Macy's has their Christmas windows up and running again, just like what I remember when I was a kid! The ornaments they made out of candy were soo cool!

We finished the night off with some hot cocoa and comedy at the Off Broadway Theatre. 
We are so grateful for our friends that we have that will hang out with us even though were are old and married and no fun to be around anymore :)
We can't wait to post again but the other fun holiday stuff we do. We love this time of year!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Megan's Wedding

Megan and Kevin are finally married! It was such a special day and I've never seen a happier couple.

Everything about their wedding was perfect. They had a family dinner at the mandarin restaurant the night before the wedding that was entirely mustache themed. Everyone kept saying how good
Tyler looked with a mustache, not sure I agree ;).

Then the next day was the beautiful, snowy wedding at the draper temple. I'm glad Megan loves the snow because the rest of us were freezing!

Following the temple was the reception at cactus and tropicals, also in draper. There were plants everywhere and it was gorgeous! Megan and Kevin put a lot of thought into the little details of their wedding and had extra personal touches like Kevin's favorite drink, dr. Pepper, in a punch bowl and served cold stone ice cream, Megan's obsession.

Overall it was a perfect day and I could not be happier for my dear friend. Just look at these pictures, aren't they perfect :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Terror tag winner

Remember when I talked about my family playing terror tag? Well we have a winner!!
David took the cake, beating Tyler by about 3 points. Those two were in the lead the whole time!
Some recaps of the competition worth mentioning:
David hiding in the laundry basket with clothes on top of him to scare mom.
Me waiting in the shower for 15 minutes for somebody to come into the bathroom.
David and Tyler screaming at me while I was showering.
All of us picking different spots to hide in to scare mom when she came home.
Tyler counting the times he scares me with his driving.
And now this is going to be an annual event with our new trophy made by David.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Celebrations and Two Year Anniversary

Ok this is going to be picture overload so here we go!

Owen and Elle and I hauled off to This Is the Place for the first Halloween event. Every year they do a Little Haunts trick or treat and it is my favorite. They were dressed as a rock n roll band :)

This is one of my favorite crafts I made. My lovely haunted halloween sign! Ty helped me out a ton by putting it together.
We took a little break from all the halloween stuff and entered Winter Wonderland for a bit! This is up Millcreek canyon.

Pumpkin Carving with the Oders and the Chrastils. 

Pumpkin carving at the Higginson Halloween family get together. Mine and Ty's pumpkin is the spider one.
My special Spider web 7 layer dip that I am very proud of :)
Happy 2 Year Anniversary to us!! We celebrated by going to Wing Coop (our favorite) and then went to see Thriller. For those of you who don't know, outside of the concert hall where Thriller is, the girls dress up as zombies and walk around scaring people. They are actually inside too and creep up behind you while your in your seat. Well I was terrified and Tyler did not help the matter by sneaking off and telling every zombie to scare me! 
This was just one of them he tried to send on me! 
It was a good time and I can't express how grateful I am that I married Tyler and that he chose to be with me. I am the luckiest girl in the world!
On the day of Halloween I got to take these two kiddos to their school halloween party and then trick or treating at Trolley Square where they had the best and the most candy!

And finally Halloween night!! We went over to Linda's house and got to see cute Adyson and Saydee all dressed up in their halloween costumes as well as all the other trick or treaters that came by. Overall, this Halloween month has been a success!