Wednesday, November 30, 2011

An 80s Christmas

 I (Danny) had the opportunity thanks to a fundraiser at school and a dare by my brother in law to grow a mustache this month in honor of Movember (national prostate cancer awareness month). And to make sure it was properly documented, I coaxed Brynn (pretty much had to force her at gun point) into taking these 80s family Christmas photos. Future wedding slide show pictures for Morgan? You betcha!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


We were blest not only to have a great thanksgiving but to have our friends come and celebrate with us. We divided the meal 3 ways, and had a total of 5 pies for 6 people :). Our friends Ashley and Ryan were making the trip from Indianapolis, so on Wednesday night we had a few friends come over for a pizza night and then played some good old catch phrase (one of my favorite group games). It was a blast and I was laughing really hard for most of the game. Unfortunately the Boys won the best of three but it was a close one. Ashley and Ryan slept at our house and the next morning the boys were off to play some church flag football. Ryan now says he has retired from church sports after being tackled and having his finger and ankle compromised. While the boys were out playing Ashley and I got the day started by making a few pies and getting that turkey put in the oven. Who knew that a turkey would take 7 hours to cook. I thought we would eat around 2 but I didn't realize I would have to start the turkey at 7 am to hit that time. So we ate at 4 instead. Hillary and Kyle joined us for dinner and it was amazing. Everyone did a fantastic job on their parts of the meal and every dish was amazing. After we let the meal settle for a while, we dug into the pies that were made. We had pumpkin, coconut creme, peanut butter, chocolate marshmallow, and apple pie. They were all amazing and I don't know if I could pick a favorite. After pies we attempted to put the kids to bed, after a while, we played settlers to which Ashley won with a close second to Kyle. Then to honor the Christmas spirit we watched Home Alone. It was a fantastic day with fantastic friends. It was so relaxing and will help tied us over while finals start and we see less of each other.

Having such a great time with our friends and having so much during this time, made me realize just how blessed we are. We have so much to be thankful for. My favorite part of thanksgiving is when we take a minute to go around the table and say what we are thankful for this year. A few things that were said this year by the people in our group were: our health, family, spouses, kids, being able to have children, school, food, our homes/apartments.

I just turned to Morgan and asked her what she was thankful for and she said Jesus. (really, I thought she would say barbies or something, it must be Sunday).  We are so thankful for the atonement of Jesus Christ and the ability we have to return home to our Heavenly Father when we make good choices and repent. I am so thankful for all the people in my life, that give my life purpose and meaning.

Thanksgiving just puts us in the mood for Christmas, I hope this Christmas season we can turn our hearts to Christ and enjoy this wonderful season and give to others in need. Have a great day!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Morgan+TimeChange=Sleep Issues

Morgan has been sleep deprived lately because of the time change, she wakes up earlier than she did before and she refuses to take naps, so around 4:00 I am ready for Danny to come home so he can deal with her. A few days ago she was having a really hard time and I was having a hard time so around 4:30 I decided I was going to take her on a walk, and for the first time it was really cold in Louisville, the wind was pretty strong (it reminded me of Lethbridge). So we bundled up and started on our walk about 1 minute into the walk she asked can I sleep, and I said no (since if she slept she wouldn't go to bed till around 11). But before I knew it she was out and I wasn't in the mood to wake her. So we walked home and then I tried to wake her. When Danny came home he tried to wake her, when he left to go play volleyball he tried to wake her, finally at 6:45 I got Morgan to wake up she was in a drunken state, but she was awake.  Then I had a volleyball game and we won, then we won the tournament! Go team! (and for Joel, I then found $20.00).

On a side note since the time change I haven't made much sense, so if this doesn't you can disregard it, like most of my misspelled face book posts in the last 2 weeks.