Friday, November 25, 2011


I apologize in advance for no pictures. Everyone's camera seemed to die at the same time and there was no extra batteries. Anyways...Mother let me go to Riley's house for Thanksgiving! I didn't think she actually would because she is very into having the whole extended family together. I was pretty relieved. If you remember some of my past holiday posts, it gets pretty crazy! That's the only part of Christmas I am not looking forward to.

It was the best dinner I had ever had! I thought Aaron's normal food was good, but, oh man, when he goes all out, it's phenomenal. I never had stuffing or sweet potatoes that tasted that good. And his pumpkin pie! I don't even know how to describe it, it was just perfect. He helped Riley and I make fudge and it turned out so good. I'm supposed to bring some home to "share" with my family, but I think it will stay in my secret hiding place. My little sisters don't need more sugar anyway.

I even got to spend the night! Sean is going to take us shopping in a little bit. However, he refused to get up at 4am to hit the early sales. Aaron hates shopping so he will stay home. I'm so thankful that I met Riley. She and her family are so great. I did miss seeing JJ, but her family went to Bozeman to visit her grandparents anyway. I'm going to hang out with her tomorrow.

I hope everyone else (if you celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday) had a good time and great food. I think that's all for today; I hear a little, sugary, and chocolate-y voice calling me.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Okay, I really have nothing to post about, but I wanted to do my 100th post on 11/11/11. I mean, can that get any cooler? I suppose if it was my 111th post, but, hey, nobody is that cool.

Anyway, we got out first snow last weekend, though it is mostly gone now. It was awesome while it was snowing, though. I hope some more comes so it'll feel more like the holidays. Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away? Crazy! I can't wait until Thanksgiving break. I really think school should only be a four day week. Anyone with me? I know Riley's dad--who is a science teacher--would love that. He teaches at Elizabeth's and Ham's school. I can't imagine being Ham's teacher. The horror! What's really funny is there is this house in my town that has a shed with plywood over the front and in big letters are the words "I love Samantha." I bet if they met Ham, they would totally retract that statement and make whoever (whomever?) Samantha is change her name :)

Okay, enough making fun of Ham. Guess what my school is doing this year for the holidays. They're having a dance! One before Thanksgiving break and another before Christmas break. I don't know if I will go to the first one or not, since it is so soon, but I'm totally going to the Christmas one. I've never been to a dance before. Riley and I are going to have her dad teach us to dance. Has anyone been to a dance before? Was it fun or just crazy?

Enough rambling for today. I have efficiently wasted (oxymoron, much?) the last 10 minutes writing this and you will have wasted several minutes reading this. Aren't blogs great?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween Party

Well, my favorite holiday is over. Now the only thing to look forward to is Christmas :( Haha, just kidding. Christmas is the second best holiday. It's not even two months away! Crazy!

 As you know for Halloween I went over to Riley's house for a slumber party. First we had a healthy dinner of chicken, rice, and salad. Then Sean took us trick-or-treating. He drove us since all the houses are so far apart. We didn't hit very many, but enough that it was fun.
 As you can see we got a lot of candy corn!
 We also got candy bars and chewy candy. My sisters went t-or-t in town and got us enough candy to last until Christmas. A quarter of it was old people candy, though. You know, the random hard candies and weird chewies.
 Riley was a witch and JJ was a pirate. I, of course, was Lyra. Before all of that, we made Halloween cupcakes. Aaron had those and some apple cider ready when we got back. Afterwards we played a board game and watched Halloween movies. Nothing too scary because Sean said he didn't want Aaron to get scared. How cute is that?

Riley has a trundle bed so we slept in her room. I'm used to getting up early thanks to baby sisters so I was up first. Since no one was around I had a cupcake for pre-breakfast. It was very yummy.

Aaron came out of the bathroom while I was throwing away my evidence. Is it wrong to say that that made my day since he was only in a towel? I told my friends later and Riley totally agreed with me, but JJ didn't see the fuss. If he wasn't so camera shy I would share his pictures and I know you guys would agree with me. I don't think JJ had enough sugar in her.

Sean made waffles for breakfast (Riley says it's the only thing he can cook. She says they used to live on waffles, pop-tarts, and pizza. Sounds good to me!). We also had hot chocolate and Sean said we could each have a piece of candy. Then the worst part. We had to go to school.

That evening JJ sent me a picture of her and her new baby sister. Her parents did not go with the suggestions of Halloween or Hallie. Her name is Jadyn Vitani Bishop.
I think she's pretty cute. JJ said she's a big baby. Jack was really tiny when he was born. The family is doing well. I'm not sure how six people fit in their mobile home type house, but apparently they do.