In celebration of the last Harry Potter movie released on DVD we had a Harry Potter Movie Marathon over the weekend. Friday the kids grabbed their wands and decorated the house. They got appropriate attire on (Royce has a Slytherin tie and Syd a MUGGLE shirt) and played LEGO Harry Potter on the Wii. Let the feast begin!
We watched all 8 movies over the weekend and had plenty of food to help set the mood. We had Butter Beer in goblets (warm like in the books), Pumpkin Pasties, licorice wands, gummy worms, Broomsticks & Mud, Dragon Dumplings, red snappers, Dragon Dung, Quidditch Pie & more. It was so much fun to try new recipes and eat weird stuff.
I love it when the kids get so excited to hang out with the fam, score one for me!
Royce's school program was so funny. They had this bit where the kids lip synced to La Donna e Mobile, and Royce was so freaking funny people were laughing out loud at his antics. He received many compliments after. That's my funny man!
Happy Halloween ya'll!
We have had so much fun at Lagoon this year, especially at Frightmares! Royce especially LOVES halloween and looks forward to this every year. He has so many ideas about how he would design a haunted house. I love how creative he can be.
Grandpa Buggy & Grandma came up for some math SOS & the kids got to swim with their cousin.
We spent a day up Green Canyon just enjoying one of the last nice fall days.
Royce & Syd competing for Top Shot.
Royce has his business face on and Syd is playing around with the sling.
And of course Tyler needs to put in a showing, but unfortunately he has fired his last shot.
(There is not a picture of me because I was too busy kicking everyone else's trash.)
Syd taking a moment to find a comfy reading spot, she is hardly ever without a book.
Carving pumpkins the Grandpa Buggy way includes a jigsaw!
The cousins made a swing on the tree with rope and wood that they found, it's handy to have another helper to make sure they don't crack their heads on the tree.
Get ready for many pics (though not in any order), there is a lot of stuff to catch up on...
Mykaela and Sydney walking hand in hand next to Yellowstone Lake (aka My Lake). It is nice when family can also be friends.
A gorgeous day for the falls at Yellowstone!
We had a fantabulous time with Tyler's family in Yellowstone for the 1st annual Vance Family Vacation (t-shirts to come in 2012). Thanks for such a great time!
The kids hanging out by the falls. The water was still high and amazing to just sit and watch.
Royce's 8th birthday party with his buddies. Happy 8th Roycie!!
Royce requested a LEGO party, here they are playing with their mini-kits and passing them along. The kids had so much fun with this activity that Ty came up with (it must be a guy thing because it didn't sound that great to me), they were laughing the entire time and could have done it again.
Hite Family Vacation 2011, Rexburg Idaho. Hanging out in the pool, chillin with cousins.
Most of the cousins, we missed the 2 that couldn't be there.
Royce and Hailey- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! They are 2 weeks and 2 days apart.
We took a drive to Mesa falls which was incredible!
Uncle Richie taking pics of the kids, check out all that water!
Royston was baptised by Grandpa Hite, it was such a beautiful day, it couldn't have gone any better. We are very blessed with such great friends and family who drove up to be with him on his special day.
CHEERS! Taking a minute to appreciate the finer things in life on one of our weekly Saturday AM bike rides to the farmers market.
Fishing, lots and lots of fishing. Although the season got started late we have been taking advantage of every opportunity to go fishing, and now that the kids have waders we can do all kinds of stuff we could not do before.
They chose to be twinners on their 1st day of school, they even have the same green Nike's on. It is crazy that my Sydney is in 5th grade and my baby in 3rd!
After fishin' we love to go have a fire and just chill.
Sunday's are game days and lately have turned into serious chess competitions- Syd is my biggest opponent yet, that girl is good!
Always ready to get on the bike and get going. I think the kids just might wear their bikes out before they outgrow them for once.
We have definitely been keeping busy. Here are some of the highlights.
Tyler had his own booth at the 2011 Summerfest and did a great job! He worked so hard to get everything done in time, I was so proud. (Grandpa Buggy and Grandma Lucie helped us out getting everything ready and taking care of the kids- I can't say thank you enough. )
For our 11th anniversary we hiked up to the wind caves amidst poor jokes and memories of uncomfortable sitcom moments. Happy Anniversary!!
The kids on one of our many bike rides. We go as often as we can, and on Saturdays we are out all day. I am surprised at how far the kids want to keep going, but at least they will wear their bikes out as they out grow them.
The kids got to ride in the Murray City CIS vehicle in the July 4th parade. They were excited to get to throw out candy this time. =)
Thanks for letting us come and join you and your fam Mandy!
So glad we were able to spend time with the Berthie!
We spent a wonderful 4th of July weekend with family. After fabulous bbq chicken, beaning unsuspecting folks in the head with taffy, and yard work in the rain we saw the best fireworks I have seen in a long time.
And last but not least here is Royce getting his crazy hair on again!
(Well, the diploma cover that I received had a very long disclaimer that this does not technically mean I have completed all of the requirements to graduate...blah,blah, blah. Really, people?)
Graduation was awesome! The weather was fantastic, I didn't trip in my 4" heels (although, why I gave in to peer pressure and nixed wearing my Chaco's instead is beyond me), I looked super hot in my black muumuu, and I was surrounded by the best friends and family anyone could ever have.
My more-than-fabulous-in-laws who hosted a wonderful graduation lunch before the ceremony. The food was fantabulous, we absolutely devoured all of the extras by the next morning and can't wait to eat that BBQ pork and homemade potato salad again!
Family (or close enough, anyway).
Where am I...?
Super cute kiddies with their candy leis I made for them to help entertain them during the graduation ceremony.
And, last but not least...
what graduation could possibly be complete...
without a bike ride.....
on my new bike!!!
I know I have said and written it a million times, but I am truly grateful for all of the love and encouragement of my family and friends, most of all from my talentedhusband and hilarious kids!! Thank you, I love you almost as much as I love my new bike.