Sunday, November 15, 2015

H-A-double L-O-W-double E-N spells Halloween!

Halloween was a lot of fun for our family this year.  We started the day off by hiking in the Superstition Mountains with some friends.  It was a beautiful day!

^Ugh! We came across an anthromologist who was finding these type of scorpions under rocks. *Shudder* Apparently you can hold them.  Michael actually did it.  I did not.  I also don't regret that decision at all.

 Halloween festivities also included our ward trunk or treat.  This year our family was Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and Woodstock.  Laila picked our costumes and it was fun!

Laila's preschool also had a fun Halloween party where there were lots of great games, bobbing for apples, donuts, stories, mummy wrapping and so much more.

Then, of course, there was the trick or treating and candy!

Cute siblings who love each other...

...most of the time!

A Weekend to Remember...

A couple of weekends ago, we planned to go to our St George house to do some maintenance, restocking, and some hanging out.  However, we received a last minute reservation and so we decided to stay in AZ.  I was tempted to be a home body and just get some things done, but Michael came up with a great alternative.  We decided to drive up to Sedona, AZ Thursday evening.  It's just a 2 hour drive but it's a completely different world there.  It's a beautiful area.  We walked around town and had dinner that night.  We also enjoyed the fireplace in our fancy hotel room!

^Glad he got to wear this hat before he's too big.

^My blue eyed boys.

^Our family selfies are the best.  We found Fall!

Since Laila was Snoopy for Halloween she loves spotting Snoopy everywhere.  This photo opportunity was no exception.

 Friday morning we ate breakfast at the hotel and went out to hike Cathedral Rock.  It's a short trail but there were some slick, steep parts that had my freaking out a little bit at the beginning.  Thankfully, I calmed down so I could enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

After the hike, we went to Chapel of the Holy Cross which is built 
into the red rock cliffs with quite the view!

^They are just the best travel buddies!

That night we took our Peanuts gang to the Peanuts movie.  Such a fun movie of such a classic.  Laila loved pointing out all the characters we were for Halloween.

To top off the great weekend, we got things done around the house and went to the temple Saturday morning.  Then Michael and I got to go on an actual date to our favorite restaurant!  I sure do love this family of mine.

^Just to throw one more big event into the mix, Harrison started pulling himself up the stairs.  He thinks it's the best thing ever.  He giggles every time he's trying a new trick.  I love my little boy!