Last Sunday we had the chance of watching General Conference at home on our couch! It is always a treat 2 times a year to get to listen to the prophet and apostles of the Lord give us great talks and tell us what we should be doing. I LOVE conference weekend and always feel so inspired and ready to take on life again after hearing their messages. This weekend I felt especially uplifted and full of hope from the messages and really enjoyed every talk. They were all so good. It is great to be able to listen to them again and also read them and have access to them so fast after conference ends. The kids enjoyed some conference bingo and doing puzzles with me during it. Brought me back to my childhood days when my mom would have us do puzzles and bingo and eat yummy treats. I LOVE CONFERENCE!!!
On Monday, October 5, 2015 my grandma Marlene Rosen was buried and they had a wonderful funeral celebrating her life. It was sad and a little hard for me to not be there, especially seeing the pics of my family and wishing I could have been, but my own family had visitors and plans already set up for over a month that were unchangeable so it just didn't work out. I am so grateful for the plan of salvation and knowing I will see my grandmother again!
It was our annual trip to Disneyland for the Mickey's Trick or Treat and the kids were SO excited. Since we didn't have everyone's outfit for this Halloween yet the kids dressed up in their outfits from a couple years ago when we went as Harry Potter - here I have little dobby and Hedwig riding in to the park with me!
Family pic! NOT a great one but the only one we have! (oh yeah, i was hermione!)
We met up with cousins and aunt Emma came too so it was lots of fun!
Hedwig and me (hermione) on Winnie the Pooh!
EVERYONE could ride splash mountain so that was fun! Ivy was terrified altho I look it more than she does here!
Dance class fun - Ivy joined the class before ours for the last part but didn't switch her shoes so she did the tap in her ballet slippers - but she fit in with the pink theme here!
I worked in Griffin's class for the first time and it was SO MUCH FUN!!!! They are adorable and fun and sweet to watch. My favorite part was when Griffin told this little boy he had a chubby face! He was doing it so sweetly, not mean at all, but i was dying inside and at the same time almost peeing my pants I was laughing so hard. The kid does indeed have a chubby face, but talking to Griffin after I asked him why he said that and was explaining he can't say that to kids and how it could be taken meanly and Griff innocently says back: "no mom, i was saying he has cute chubby cheeks like Mcmoose (baby McKoy our cousin)!" it was so sweet I just got a good chuckle. His love language is touch and he just can't help himself but hug and touch and pinch other people, in his nicest most loving way! lol!
Ivy's room is coming along great!
Chip and I went out for date night Friday to the new Nordstroms and mall opening at Del Amo and Chip even used his China bargaining skills to get stuff 10% off!
Saturday was INSANE - running from one thing to the next ALL day long, starting with Griff's basketball tryouts in the morning (which I am coaching and needed to be at but couldn't so Chip took on the coaching roll and went and rated the kids!) Then I had my big RS activity for freezer jam and cookies in a jar I was in charge of so was off to that all morning, besides having to stop and take Cash to his game, pick up the list I had forgotten at the house, go get more pectin and sugar for the activity, and pick him back up before coming back to the activity. It was a very long and crazy morning, but turned out ok (minus my blender mishap which my Vitamix blender got broken at the activity!) Thanks to Costco for replacing it so nicely!
Then it was off to Cash's bball tryouts, where these 2 were great cheerleaders from the side! Fun times! Chip was at work so it was me and the kiddos!
A great week - let's hope this week is filled with as much fun and excitement!