Monday, November 15, 2010


{sneak peak of our fall family pictures....}
this fall has been a memorable one! there is something about the leaves, soup and bread, pumpkin carving and time with family that makes the fall months some of the most nostalgic of the year. it brings me right back to when i would be so excited to carve pumpkins for family night. on halloween night my mom would make "stoup" and we'd brave the cold to collect our teeth rotting pile of candy. we would separate our candy into groups of assortments; suckers, candy bar minis/large/king size, fruity get the point. we would all savor our candy and only eat one piece a day (i think that was more my mom's rule). i even remember one year my candy lasted until the next halloween. haha. we then would go visit our uncle jonny in provo and show him our costumes. we always loved making his night.

now i am making new traditions with my family. we go over to my parents and show them our costumes. then we head over to the brady's and we ALL are dressed up. we are a big family so it makes it so fun! it is one of the best parts of being part of the brady family. there doesn't seem to be anyone who is a poor sport. we always take a group picture and there seems to be a million cameras we have to smile through. bill makes hot cyder and we have soup and play games. i was bummed our cake contest didn't continue this year. the boys know they'd get their butts kicked again so they wouldn't agree to more humiliation. they still claim they won.

the holiday season is at our door step now. thanksgiving is only ten days away! i love my family and the fun memories i have made and the future memories to be made.

here are a few fun pictures from our fall happenings

{yarn wreath}
my neighbor showed me how to do this fun and really easy yarn wreath.
it adds a little fall to my pantry door.
{nikki- the brown felt turned out cute, right?}

{a little something for the table}
 i used two "b" book ends as a napkin holder and
filled a corked jug with black eyed peas
 {anthro uses them in their displays, so i stole the idea}

{painting my pumpkin}
i've never painted my pumpkin before so i thought why not.
it didn't turn out as good as i hoped but i still love the color.
{and you can totally tell in my face that i'm starting to NOT feel good....blah!}
 my little bro ryan carved a sweet ninja turtle in his. can you see it?!

{hee haw farms}
on halloween day we went to hee haws with brett's fam.
we went at the perfect time because we had about 2 hours then
when it was time to go the down porr started. it was a blast!

{the slide}
this was the absolute best attraction for the kids.
especially lindsey and steele!!! they could NOT get enough
of this thing. linny kept saying "again again" in her adorable voice.
they they wanted to go by themselves. the picture don't really show
how big this slide is. and with the gunny sacks they fly down it!

this gives you a better idea of how big the slide is.
listen closely to linny after. they really did love it!!

{halloween night}
brett and i were pirates and my steeley was
appropriately "the man of steel" ha ha

 this was the only picture i got of steele in his cute skeleton pj's.
ashton and linny have some too but are adorable in pink.
somehow ash didn't make it in the picture. i think all the kids
were hyped up on sugar! how cute would it have been of
all three of them? they would have looked like triplets!


kylee said...

cuuuute family photos! cannot wait to see more!

jenna said...

sooo cute!

i need to know how many heart beats there are!!!

n.davis said...

k my comment is going to be huge!

i LOVE the brown flower! so cute. i went out and bought that yellow yarn, i loved it! one day maybe i'll be so cool and make a scarf out of it...pahah
and i LOVE your family family pictures. you guys are darling. seriously, one beautiful family! I can't wait to see this next little one!
also, did you get those book ends at ikea..maybe you said that, i'm blind. i looked at them i think there, and was trying to find a 'd' they just do 'b'?

lets play soon! lets get crafty lara, your neighbor, and do something fun for christmas!


Lara said...

oh you guys are so cute. HELLO your Halloween costumes were AMAZING! I love them. Steele is so stinkin cute. All your projects look way cute! And your family pictures are adorable (can't wait to see more).

Can we please all get together and be crafty neighbors? I am always home!

Elaine said...

Whoa! Those pics are amazing!!! And I love your table centerpiece!

Hey, what are the thrift stores you scouted out??? I need to go shopping soon :)

Trevor Heidi McCoy said...

I can't wait to see more family pictures. I never got to see your Halloween costumes so it was good to see pics. Your makeup was pretty sick! I always love seeing your blog updates. finger roll is something in basketball, so you were right. I didn't even know what it was either so no worries. Trev and his sport's terms:) Got to love boys!

Jonathan and Kiri said...

What a fun Halloween! Of course Steele's costume was PERFECT! I love your decorations too, you have the best style and way of putting things together. Also, I'm excited to see your family pictures, they look great and I honestly CANNOT believe how big Steele has become! Were you not just bringing him into LEI in his tiny little carrier? Oh, they grow so fast!

Which brings me to my final note - please send me a blog invite. I would hate to lose out on all the fun updates and seeing the creative things you're up to!


Katie said...

Congrats on baby making round 2! I finally got to read the post...our computer is having issues. :( Hang in there! We'll keep you guys in our prayers. I am so amazed at the entire process...definitely a miracle.


Regan and Michelle said...

Hey, i gave you the wrong email on your last post, it is anyway would love to be added and hope you guys are doing well!!!

Stan & Ash said...

Your pics are SO Cute! And you look amazing! Hopefully your feeling well and everything is going good!

melissa marie said...

Those pics are stunning! You are so talented and crafty. Is there anything you can't do? Hope all is well for you and your feelin good.

Sue said...

You are so darling...and crafty!!