Sunday, October 31, 2010

Unhappy Halloween!

This is Halloween! And with it comes the ward parties, the fun costumes and the crazy house decorations!

Saturday Tristin and I helped my friend, Rebecca, set up for the Halloween Ward party. No we aren't on the activities committee but she was seriously low on helpers so we pitched in our day to help her out! The party was AMAZING! I wish I had pictures but I didn't take any! How sad is that? I DID, however, dress up for the party. I swore I wouldn't but gave in to the spirit of Halloween and asked Sona if she had any costumes lying around. she did...she had an entire closet full of costumes! In a moment of haste I picked the outfit that seemed the easiest to put on....a Devil's outfit! I had a pitchfork, horns, EVERYTHING....that I didn't take pictures of! GRRRRR....

Sunday we went with the Gourgouris's to see this one guys house which was just OUTSTANDING!! I thought I was in Disneyland! The entire cul-da-sac was completely fogged out, the detail in everything was crazy and the decorations were just creepy! Not to mention the statues that weren't really statues but little boys that would jump out at you at random moments! This house was insane!! We must have spent an hour walking around and looking at all the decorations!

We finished off the evening watching clips from The Nightmare Before Christmas and singing along to the songs.

What a fun weekend. I think this whole Halloween thing is actually growing on me. I can't wait til next year!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Lessons I Learned as a Boy"

Doesn't this leave you with a good feeling?

It's the year of BOYS!

My cute sister-in-law, Aly, found out of Friday that they are having a boy!!!! I'm so excited for them! I can't imagine how happy they must be!

Congratulations Conryd and Aly! Who would have thought 3 years ago, when you guys would play games in our very first apartment, that 3 years from then (when you weren't even engaged yet) you'd be going through this in your lives?

We are SO happy for you guys!!!

Baby Salvesen, we can't WAIT to see you next year!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

She's 60!

Yes, this Beautiful Bombshell of a woman is my mother and she is 60 today!

So what gift do you get your mom to really show her how much you love her? What gift really says "Thank you for being the best mom-you mean the world to me and I love you?" I asked myself this last week Thursday while I was working. Then it hit me!!! That night I got on the phone with my family members and started planning like crazy! I had 2 days to get this project together and it had to be perfect!

My conversations with my family went a little like this:
"Guys!! I need photos of you and your kids from all ages in your life and theirs. Please email them to me before Saturday 12pm. Also, I need you to write mom a letter about why you love her and what it is you love about her. Say what you'd want to say to her. Just make sure I get it by Saturday!!!! Ok? Great! GO GO GO!!"

Lets just say my family pulled through! They were AWESOME. Although my deadlines for their part of the project were rigid, they did their fair share and then some! You guys are amazing!

Happy birthday, Mom!
I hope it was a good one and that you felt a lot of love from your family!

Below is a link to the Birthday present I made for her! 22 hours worth of work withing 35 hours and only 6 hours of sleep in 2 was totally worth putting this together for her though.

Click the picture below to go to mom's birthday book.