Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Miles and I decided we should play Scrabble. Neither one of us has ever been very good at it. I have only played a couple times ever and I remember being very bad. So, for some reason, we (mostly me) got all excited about playing. We went out and bought it and sat down to play after the kids were in bed. We had to read the rules and decided to play the shortened way by ending when someone gets to the appointed points. The first game went way better than we were expecting. Then we played a second game and we ended up using every single tile. We couldn't believe it! We only had one curse word and one spot that was technically cheating, so we were pretty proud! I don't think we'll play with anyone other than each other though. We think we're doing well, but I'm sure we would be crushed by everyone else!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I always have a lot to be thankful for. I am very blessed. We will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with Miles' family this year. Good food, good company and fun games. Couldn't ask for more!

The thing I am most thankful for is Miles and our boys. They make me so happy. A few Saturdays ago Miles was gone early rock climbing with some Scouts and the boys and I were hanging out on our bed. (I was trying to catch a few more zzz's while they played, but that never works!) We ended up filming them singing songs. It was so fun and now they love to watch themselves singing. Well, Scotty was too shy to sing on camera, but hopefully we'll get him sometime. My favorite one was Grant. He started singing You're A Grand Old Flag but he got mixed up and moved to The Chapel Doors. Then he started again and...you'll see what he does. It makes me laugh every time I watch it. Collin has such a cute little voice and he loves to sing. He's so cute. I threw in Scotty's attempt- I love that he tried! I love these boys!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

We all had a fun Halloween. They boys were excited to get their costumes and they were worn a lot before the official day.

Every year we get all the Lawrence cousins together to take pictures in their costumes. It's always a wild adventure, although as they get older it's getting easier. This year wasn't bad at all.

Collin as a construction guy or Bob the Builder or Hard Hat Harry. He would decide what he was that particular day and we would address him appropriately.

Grant decided that he wanted to be Mario- same as last year. The bummer part was that the suit from last year was too small so we had to buy a bigger one. Maybe he'll want to be Mario a third time and he can wear this one again!

Scotty went to the Halloween store to get some things to be a vampire....until he saw this General Grievous costume and had a change of heart! It cost more than we budget for a costume so he paid the difference with his own money. He's growing up!

All ready and excited to go trick or treating. Perfect weather last night for trick or treating and then snow this morning!

Checking out the haul: