Thursday, October 22, 2009


Me and Cody just decorated our pumpkins!! Kapri is already in bed.. but we were nice enough to decorate her's too!!

Can you guess who's WHO??

Halloween PARTAY!!!

We had our annual Halloween Party on October 17th.. it was a great turnout!!

Mario, Princhess Peach and Toadette!!
(Josh, Shonni and Addison)

Pig in a blanket!!
Woody, Scream dude and a freaking cute clown!!
(Corgan , Preston and Justice)

Pionette Mama, Uh.. we'll call him mustache man, Punk Chick, Broncos Fans and Rose Princess!!
(Jalynn, Shawn, Ashlyn, Trevor, Cadence and Taelor.)

Care Bear, Hippie, Wolverine and a lady bug!!
(Reese, Bree, Chad and Stella.)

Purple dude, Gnome, dragon dude, popcorn man and Thing One/Thing Two!!
(Jonathan, Dustin, Conner, Braeden, Kim and Lynsie.)

Kitty Cats!!
(Holly and Sam)

Bat Chick, Motocross Chick, Dang cute BEAR chick, Witch Chick!!
(Kaci, cute girl I don't know, Jenni and Chris) (a.k.a. Josh's fam!!)

Jamaican and Cowboy!!
(Dad and Bob) (They want me to clarify... they're not gay, not that there's anything wrong with that!! Haha.. guess you had to be there.)

Its a WHO.. and the cutest dang Monster EVER!!!
(Tawnya and Kapri.. Cody was home sick.)

My sincerest apologies to anyone who's name I spelled wrong or who's costume I incorrectly guessed!! :) I may be the awesome-est person you know, but I'm not perfect, only close to it.

This is what I deal with every time I try to take this man's picture.. Just LOOK AT THE CAMERA AND SMILE already!!!

(Wait..What? You want me to do what?)
Oh look.. a good one.. dang you Addison, could you please not blink!! Its not like your eyes will dry up and fall out of socket if you don't ever blink... haha, funny.. but sad when I say it to her cute little tiny-ness.)

...of course the one where both girls look cute he's not looking at the camera at all.. sigh.

We danced to the Monster Mash to show off our costumes for the contest... all the "lame-o's" just sat and watched the "coolio's" show off their moves.

Kapri was NOT impressed with my dunking skills.

We played the mummy game.. which has become a tradition.

It was really fun in my opinion.. and my opinion means a lot in these here parts.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I look forward to Bunko in October every year!! This year it was Bree's turn to host.. and she delivered!! We had delicious soup in bread bowls (one of my favorite fall dinners). Everyone dressed up.. its so fun to see everyone's different costumes!! For dessert we had cupcakes and Nutter Butter cookies dipped in white chocolate.. DELISH!!

We missed a couple of our regular's this time.. my sister Jalynn and my sister-in-law Kim.. but we had some great subs to take their places!!

Dorothy.. miss "dresser-upper-hater" looked FANTASTIC in her Steeler's Fan costume!!

My FREAKING CUTE mom looked adorable in her "Where's Wenda" costume!!

Deana was sexy as ever in her "Saloon Girl" get-up!!

Shonni really pulled together a great "Princess Peach" (from Mario Bro's) costume!!

Umm... I'm a monster/alien/Who!! It started out as a monster costume to go along with Kapri's costume this year.. but turned out to be a "something or other"!! Really though, my name is "Flomedowndariva" and I'm a "Typendago" from "Waytoomanytutu".. but you can call me Flo, for short!!

(Please, please, please pretend you don't see that mess behind me.. it doesn't exist.. what mess??)

I wish I got a picture of everyone's costume separately, but I didn't. :(

The zoo.. again!!

On October 1st the Hogle Zoo had a "Members-Only Fall Festival".. or something. All I know is I got a post card in the mail saying to come to the zoo in your costumes!! Shonni and I got Addison and Kapri all dressed up and ventured north.

HOLY CRAP!! Apparently EVERYONE in Utah has a pass to the Zoo.. there was no where to park within a mile of the place!! After driving around for an hour, we finally got a space, parked and headed in.

In all my times visiting the zoo, I've never seen it this busy. Wait, scratch that.. I've never seen it even HALF this busy!! PEOPLE EVERYWHERE!!! It was fun seeing all of the kids running around in their costumes.. but I don't think I'll ever go to another "members-only" event!!

My cousin Jamie and her husband Scott came to visit last weekend and it was so much fun to see them!! If I remember right, I haven't seen them in over three years. Way too long.. I always love Jamie's humor and her off the wall comments (we have a similar sense of humor and often embarass the people we are with).

We hounded Jamie before she came, asking her what she wanted to do when she got here. What she wanted to eat, who she wanted to see. She had two basic requests: WINGERS!!! was the first.

We all happily agreed, of course. Its one of our favorite places to eat, after all!!

Her second request was to relax and hang out with everyone. We in turn, took that as "veg out". Isn't that what you meant Jamie? Cause I swear I ate more in that weekend then I did the entire week before!!!

Now.. the whole reason Jamie wanted to take this picture is because her purple shoes matched Kapri's outfit.. BUT you can't even see them in the picture. So.. I'm adding this one, just so you can see them in all their glory!!

On Sunday morning we had brunch.. what? More food? Okay, if you insist. After that we went on a drive around the Alpine Loop.. can we say B-E-A-UTIFUL!!! Like ridiculous. The American Fork canyon side was pretty, you saw a little red here and there.. but when you come down on the Sundance side... BREATHTAKING!!! I will officially NEVER move to a state without autumn. It was raining/snowing outside and we still had to get out and cut off some branches of the leaves.. we are officially "Crazy-Leaf-Pickers" and proud of it.

And then they left us... something about going back to warmer (HOTTER) weather in Arizona. Why they would want to leave Utah, when its at its PEAK time of year I'll never know!!

Miss you guys already!!