Sunday, November 16, 2008

John's belated Halloween costume

John really wanted to make the blog this month! He was a little late for Halloween though! HA!HA! In actuality, he sustained a head and eye injury while playing in our Co-Ed softball game. He had a little collision in the outfield while trying to make a play and was knocked unconcious. Our daughter, Addy, was the first to get to him and she tried to wake him up. After gaining consciousness, he rolled around and was mumbling and groaning. He tried to get up and say that he was okay to continue playing, but in reality he couldn't even walk straight back to the dugout. When I looked at his eyes, they were completely dialated so I decided that he should definitley go to the hospital and be checked out for a concussion. At first we thought he split open his eye, but after cleaning it up, it was just a minor wound and would not need stitches. He was quite groggy, and still does not remember a whole lot about what happened. At the hospital they took a CT scan and dosed him up with vicadin. The CT scan came back normal but he did have a concussion. He is fine now, but suffered many days with a severe headache. His eye, although, is still black and blue and bloodshot after one week. Anyway, we are definitely thankful that he is okay.

Halloween 2008

The group on Halloween. We went out to John's sister's in Huntington Beach to go trick or treating. It is a great neighborhood, with lots of kids. Austin, Ian, Addy, Patrick, Pat's friend, Kennady, Katie, Bella, & Emily.
Katie the little Indian Girl (this was Addy's costume when she was 2yrs), Emily the witch, Emily's friend Bella the pirate, and Kennady the HSM cheerleader.
Ian(Garth from "Wayne's World" Party on Dude!), Kennady (High School Musical Cheerleader! Go Wildcats!), Addy (80's flashdancer)
Addy and her friend Savannah ready to go to the Church Halloween Dance as 80's "Flashdancers". The scary thing about their costumes is that I had flashbacks of my teen years. Yes, I really did dress like that!!! If only I had saved my clothes from back then.
Kennady the cute little cheerleader!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Long Beach Aquarium July 2008

Okay, I just thought I would shock you all some more and update again. I know it all is very sparatic, but it is what it is. Hopefully now that I have posted a few times I will keep it up and maybe even keep our events in order.

In July we went with Melissa,Kevin & Reese, Shannon & Drake (Kevin's sister and son), Michelle, Parker & Hailey and Grandma Howard to the Long Beach Aquarium. We had a great day discovering new types of fish and the kids even touched sting rays and sharks.

Monday, August 4, 2008

St George March 2008

Ian and Kennady at the St. George Temple on Easter
Grandpa and Grandma Howard's graveside
On our way home from Brianhead we stopped by Grandpa and Grandma Howard's graveside and put some flowers there.


Brianhead March 2008

More pics from Brianhead Zac, Kennady and Ian


In March, during Spring break, we met our good friends, the Filleys from Az, in Brianhead for our annual ski trip. We had an awesome time. The older kids had a great time snowboarding (they have improved tremendously)and Kennady was a little dare devil at skiing. She hit quite a few jumps and even impressed some teenagers. Her comment after each jump was "did you see that air"! She whizzes by everyone, and even leaves mom and dad in the dust. John had a tough time taking pictures of her, she thinks that the faster you go, the better. She is quite funny. It has been fun to be able to do something with our family that everyone can participate in. Our family is getting older!