Monday, October 26, 2009

Ward Halloween Party

We had the ward Halloween party this weekend and had a great time. Aubrey was one of the cutest lions I've ever seen. She didn't particularly love her costume, though she insisted on being a lion, until we put make-up on her face. Then she loved it! She kept looking at herself in the mirror and did not want to take it off even though she was hot and sweaty. Hailey was our cute butterfly, I was a witch and Paul was a gorilla. Paul and I also participated in the donut eating contest! We had a fun time!

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the pumpkin patch and picked out the perfect little pumpkin for Aubrey. It was a chilly day but a very busy pumpkin patch. I've come to enjoy the crowds and the hustle and bustle of holidays!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Latest Obsessions

I have a few recent enjoyments/obsessions. I have been reading Jane Eyre. I can't put it down! Right now I am at the part where Mr. Rochester has just proposed and I can't wait to finish it. What a great book! I feel such emotion, sympathy, and attachment to Jane. I hope the book ends happily...for her sake!

My next obsession is the movie North & South that I recently borrowed from a friend. After watching it too many times to confess, I have ordered the book and can't wait to dive into it! This is truly a masterpiece and is just as good if not better than Pride and Prejudice! So good!!!


Paul did such a wonderful job making me feel so special on my birthday. He decorated the house, made and decorated the birthday cake, went birthday shopping with Aubrey, and made me feel like a million bucks! We started the day with special birthday cereal, then one of my dearest friends took me out to lunch for the occasion. After dinner we had a little party with our friends and neighbors who came bearing gifts and balloons! All in all, I think it is one of the best birthdays I've ever had!