Monday, October 24, 2011

Family Fun

Tanner's Mom (Kim) came into town from California this weekend to spend time with all her kids! Her youngest, Heather, came down from Rexburg and Kristy from SLC. We had a back-to-back fun filled weekend!
Saturday afternoon was the BYU football game! We all had BYU shirts and little tattoo stickers as proud supporters of our team!
 Laura, Heather, me

Mom, Heather, Laura
Outside of the stadium, a large group of people (Tongan or Samonian) had a HUGE tailgating party and were roasting these poor pigs!  So much food! I did not expect to see that...

The whole clan at the game!

L-R, top to bottom: Matthew, Laura, Tanner, me, Kristy, Mom, Heather
 Sunday we attended Laura & Matthew's ward and Laura played a beautiful harp duet. She is extremely talented and brought a soft spirit to the room. Music has always been a way I use to express myself or my testimony and it's been fun to have a sister-in-law that shares my same passion.
After church, we met up at Matthew & Laura's for some good 'ol Halloween pumpkin carving before dinner. We were all hard at work on our creations!

Mom was hard at work on the meal :)

A weekend filled with family activities always helps remind me how grateful I am for family. I am grateful for my in-laws (we really missed Dad Nordstrom) and my own family in Boise. 
~Families Are Forever~

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Conference Weekend

Here are a few pictures taken a few weeks ago in front of our house.
of course I'm in the flower bed pulling weeds while I wait for Tanner to take the picture

It is a tradition for Tanner & his Dad to go to pie after the Priesthood session of General Conference. He asked an old mission companion, Vance and his family to join us for pie after the session. I can't really replace his Dad, but it was fun to keep up the "pie" tradition.

Vance and his oldest daughter Jerica. She is a doll!

Sent theses pics to Dad so he knew we kept up the tradition. No ordinary pie for me: Chocolate peanut butter silk pie!  YUM
 Tanner's sister Kristy came down from SLC for the weekend and stayed with Laura & Matthew and they all came over the Sunday sessions. 

I made my Conference weekend traditional homemade ooey gooey cinnamon rolls. They went fast!