Saturday, December 3, 2016

November Moments

One day after seminary Brady's tire just fell off!  Luckily he wasn't on the freeway, he had just left seminary for school with his carpool and something felt funny so he pulled into a parking lot and that's when it fell off. Luckily Sam had taught seminary that day so he was still there meeting with the area leader so he was able to run over and help.  Notice the groove on the ground!  It turns out the wrong lug-nuts were on the car and they stripped over time so Sam had to take a lug-nut from each of the other tires to put it back on.  That lead to another series of unfortunate car events which started with a tire repair and heater repair and went on to having Brady driving the car a few hundred feet at a time to pull over and let it cool down taking a long time to get back to the mechanic, and we ended up selling this car to CarMax and Sam got a Chevy Volt instead.

The usual award pictures!

Eden, Jordan and I went to see our friend Sam as Maurice in Beauty and the Beast.

I voted in this historic election and it was a hard decision!

Tucker was looking at the table that my great grandpa Astle made and wanted to know what it said underneath so he took a picture so I could read it to him, it says: Built By Great grandpa William L. Astle at the age of 100 years, Aug. 21, 1990

Sam always has fun interpreting at the Disney Marathons!

Eden took a picture of the sink to show me how well she cleaned it!

Waiting after church for tithing settlement

Piano recital and Eden also sang Tomorrow from Annie

 I thought their photo booth pictures from the dance were pretty funny!

 We all forgot that Jordan was speaking in Sacrament meeting until we arrived at church and saw his name on the program. He quickly looked at the talk he was speaking about and basically had to wing it and he did a great job. Anyone that heard he wasn't prepared didn't believe us after his talk! I made him take some pictures after to remember this day and one is with Ben, the other youth speaker.

Brady and Jordan got to go to a Friendsgiving dinner.

We went to the park with some friends and Eden brought her friend home with her while Tucker went with her brothers. The spent an hour sewing these little doll pillows.

Friday, November 25, 2016


The three older boys had parties to go to on Halloween, Kolby was with the Freshman and Brady and Jordan with other friends and they all went trick r treating!

The boys also had the annual spooky dinner with the youth at church. This year they all had parts in the mystery theater written by one of the youth.  Jordan was a high school drop out working at a fast food stand.  His PePe costume (from a bunch of meme's I guess) had nothing to do with that so he threw on a hot dog hat and a shirt with hamburgers and hot dogs. Kolby was the cop so he decided to use that for his costume this year and originally they talked about doing a village people theme and Brady was going to be a construction worker so he just stuck with it but his part was Valedictorian.

Tucker picked out this dinosaur costume to ride on and he loved all the attention he got for it!

The 6th graders always perform a dance on Halloween and they also performed at the school trunk r treat.  This year for Eden's turn they did Ghostbusters and Eden was really excited about and she really got into it. Sam's comment was "why does she know how to move her hips like that?"

One of these elders was going home and he liked Jordan's costume so we took a picture to send to his mom after they had dinner at our house.

I helped in Tucker's class Halloween party.

Everyone had fun with their friends at the ward trunk r treat, except Kolby who decided to go to another ward's activity!

Eden got to pick a friend to come do the dance after the 6th grade performed for the school so she picked our little waffle friend.