Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We Love Pinterest!

We have been busily crafty - something we love to do, especially at this time of year, and especially because we have 'pinned' and 'repinned' lots of ideas from 'Pinterest'!

Here are a few things we had fun making ...

Punched Lid Ornaments

We made these with my Activity Day girls and it was easy and fun ...  Sam got in on the action too.

 Sam made a Reindeer ...
Most of us made Snowflakes

Reindeer Noses
A treat for Sam's preschool class - 8 Malt Balls and 1 Sour Cherry

 Recycled Magazine Trees

I had our Girl Scout Troop make these ... and then I needed a few too!  Fun, easy and super cute when sprayed with glitter!!

 Hot Chocolate Stirrers

Served these at our Activity Day Party

Susie's Find ...
Reindeer Food Snack Mix

Rice Chex + Melted White Chocolate + Crushed Canes = Yummy!


a : an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior ( as a religious practice or a social custom)

We have lots and lots of them and we especially love the ones we have at 

 Christmas Countdowns

 Advent Candles 
We light a candle each Sunday before Christmas and share stories or special messages.
Putting lights up outside 

Decorating the Tree and Hanging the Stockings 

Pictures with Santa
Sam said, "That isn't really Santa because he has 2 layers of boots!"  LOL, we had to talk about how Santa is very busy this time of year and can't possibly be everywhere so he has helpers :)

Taking Susie to the Nutcracker Ballet

 Baking Cookies

 and Decorating Them!

 Christmas Jamas from Grandma

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Santa Cow (ho ho ho)

We love him ... maybe even more than Santa ;)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Today we had a happy teenager in our house ...
Modern Warfare 3 was released - The mom picked up the pre-ordered copy and it was waiting for him after school.
The elusive smile came out (he even gamely posed for a picture) ...

He was able to get in a few hours of gaming in before his soccer game (Woodcreek HS beat Kennedy HS 3-1) and homework ... Pure JOY!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat

HaPPy HaLLoWeeN!

 Sam as Dash of the Incredible Family

Susie as a Dancing Devil

Look at all that candy ... pixie stixs and nerds are his favorite!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Carving Pumpkins

'Twas the night before Halloween and the Sugden family carved their pumpkins!  
Gooey, Spooky, FuN!!

oh, poor little pumpkin! (Susie's creation)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Walters

This weekend we went to Utah for our dear friend Ashley's wedding!  (as well as to offer love and support to Keri & family)  So exciting to be a part of the big day ... and we wanted to wish her and Brady love and happiness always!  Here are a few of the highlights

 Mr. and Mrs. Walters

 For Time and All Eternity
 Ashley + Brady

 First Dance

 Our little ladies man ... he didn't want to leave the party!

 The girls dancing to Justin Bieber