Sunday, October 31, 2010


This year we went over to Bryant and Elisha's for some pumpkin carving. We started off by eating pizza and watching Hocus Pocus. Once we all had eaten, and Tricia had eaten 3 times we started carving pumpkins.

Mine, Tricia's, Aaron's, Elisha's and Bryant's

Mine up close

Aaron's up close

We didn't dress up at all this year. However, we did find the perfect costume for John! (He looks like he hates clothes, but honestly he LOVES clothes!)

For those of you who know John, know that he snorts A LOT! We call him a pig all the time! So when we found this pig costumes we just had to get it for him! He really does love it! (He needed to go potty when we took these pictures.)

Monday, October 18, 2010

10 Of My Favorite Things

So my brother wrote a blog about 10 of his favorite things that aren't people. I loved the idea and had to write one myself. At first I thought it would be easy. But as I started thinking of what makes me happy that aren't people I wasn't sure what really makes me happy. That was at first...once I started writing I was more worried about only having 10! I am the type of person that once I fall in love with something, I become very passionate about it!

10 - Smartfood Popcorn
I just LOVE Smartfood Popcorn! When Aaron brings me home a bag I get so excited! The only problem is I can't stop eating it when I open a new bag! (So, I've asked Aaron to get smaller bags) My favorite part is licking my fingers when I'm all done!

9 - The Eagles (ROAD TRIPS!)
Now I love music! But The Eagles aren't even in my top 10 favorite singers. (I know what you're thinking!) The Eagles make me so happy! Every time I hear one of their songs I get so excited! I enjoy them so much because of the feeling I have when I hear them. They make me think of road trips! I love seeing different parts of the country. I only need 10 more states to see all 50!

8 - Pens
I have worked hard on my handwriting. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted my handwriting to look like my moms. It doesn't look like hers (although I can forge her name!). I love my handwriting and I only write with pens. I love all types of pens. My favorite though is Pentel R.S.V.P. which I have a hard time finding.

7 - Stars
Stars reminds me that there is more to life then the time on this earth. This summer while camping I was able to watch a meteor shower. I was in awe! I am always amazed with the fact that most stars are burned out by the time we can see them. Stars are fascinating!

6 - Pictures
When talking about what I would save in a fire, the first thing I say is my photos albums. (That might be because I don't have kids) Looking at picture make me think of all the good times. (That might be because I don't take pictures of the bad times, but who wants to remember those anyway!) I love reminiscing and sharing memories.

5 - Thunderstorms
Oh how I miss New Jersey thunderstorms! I get so excited when it starts getting cloudy and raining. But then I remember I'm in Utah and it will be over in 15 minutes or less. But that aside, I love the smell, sounds and feelings of thunderstorms. They remind me of growing up and having to eat all the ice cream so it wouldn't melt in a power-outage.

4 - Thursdays
Thursdays have always been my favorite day of the week! Well, the more I think about it the more I realize I have a love/hate relationship with Thursdays. (At least right now because Thursdays are the hardest with my Grandparents.) But what I love about Thursdays is how close it is to the weekends, TV, and payday!

3 - Crafting
DUH! I wasn't going to put this here because of how plainly obvious it is! I just love crafting, making something with my hands. (Even though they give out on me sometimes.) I also love learning new crafts. I love knitting, scrapbooking, painting (now two kinds), making cards, and making jewelry (new!). I am always thinking of new things to make or looking at things to remodel!

2 - TV
Hi, my name is Charlene and I'm a TV-aholic! I know that some of you might judge me because I watch so much TV, but I don't care. I love TV! Here are some of my favorites. GLEE, M*A*S*H, ER, Vampire Diaries, The Office, and The Simpsons.

1 - My Dogs
It took me 21 years to get over my fear of dogs, and nothing makes me happier! I love when I make a funny noise and my dog tilts his head to the side. I think they make me so happy because dogs in general are so happy! I love going to Pet Smart and parks meeting other dogs. I have truly become passionate about dogs. I love learning about new breeds and learning about how to protect dogs from over breeding and puppy mills. I love dogs!

(I think my brother did a better job with his blog...I mentioned people!)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Talent?

Last Wednesday I took an oil painting class with Mom, Tricia and Bryant. We has so much fun! This week Aaron and Dad thought they'd give it a try too!

Here's what we have so far :)
 This is it doesn't look like much because when I went this week, the teacher forgot my book so I had to pick another one. At first I was really upset. But when I started working on a new picture it all started coming together!
This is Aaron's. He wasn't sure if he wanted to go. He worked a very long day and just wanted to come home and relax. But very quickly realized that painting was a great way to relax and he really enjoyed it! And I think it's turning out great!

Next week, I'll take pictures of the rest of the families! I think my family may have a hidden talent to oil paint! Now we just need Elisha and Andrew to start coming and see what they can do. :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Canadian Thanksgiving

I love Canadian Thanksgiving! Who wouldn't!? Another Thanksgiving meal!?!?! Heck YA!

We have made Canadian Thanksgiving In-Law and "adopted" family members Thanksgiving. It has been so much fun.  This year Aaron's parents and Elisha's parents and Grandma came. Nolan, Ryan and Jake, Chante and Xander all came too. And my parents friends the Everett's came, but I forgot to take pictures after we ate.

Elisha with her Mom and Grandma
Tricia, Xan and Chante

  Bryant and his Father-In-Law
 Nolan, Jake and Ryan

                                             Me and my Sisters :)
                                              My In-Laws

This was also my first Canadian Thanksgiving as a Canadian!!!! 


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