This year was our turn to spend thanksgiving with the Kortus' and it was sooo much fun!! It had been quite awhile since we had all been together, and it was so great catching up and feeling like no time had been lost! I love this family!! We did miss Pat's oldest sis Rose and oldest Bro Fred and his family! We'll hopefully see you soon!!
Pat and brother John and nephew Drew
Pat's two brothers John and Dempsie and Dempsie's wife Diane
Pat's sister Pam with her daughter Tina, daughter in law Anna and their cute girls
Some of the cousins
Pat's firecracker mom Jessie
Pat's sister Jane and hubby Greg and daughter Amber
Love this picture!
Pat's brother in law Mark with Tina, our cute niece
My Honey-this was the first time we had seen eachother all week. Gotta love retail during the holidays!
Pat and his so entertaining dad. Can't tell their related can you? Love ya dad!
This month we decided fudgy would be better off with another family as now the kids are in school and she wasn't getting any attention. We have had her for 2 1/2 years and she survived her sister dying from a disease which was quite tramatic for all of us. Thank goodness for craig's list as it was very painlessly done while the kids were at school and yeah for me now that the boys' room doesn't smell! I think she will be our last rodent forever even though I will miss how cute she was!
I can't believe we have another teenager in the house! Technically he has another year to go but in our experience, this year tends to be a bit more dramatic than the 13th so really there's no difference. This was a huge year for Trent. Not only does he get the priesthood and gets to pass the sacrament on Sundays, but he gets to say goodbye to primary forever and finally gets to meet with the youth. Poor Trent has been the only 11year old in primary for months and yes was the only one in the program. He was SUPER thrilled about it but was a great sport as Tyler and Pat tried to make him laugh the whole time. Poor guy. If you were to ask Trent is this was his best bday ever he would say yes not only to the above things mentioned but because he finally got his own cell phone. I fought this forever with him as his friends' parents are much more generous, and poor Trent has parents who arent,but we needed to get into a family plan and so it just made sense. I didn't get a picture of him getting it as we were very mean and tricked him later with it, but these are the other things he got.
The day Trent was ordained to the priesthood we had all the Bagley's over for a celebration/bday party for him.
Here's the cuties getting ready to get lots of candy
I wish I would have got a picture of tyler the princess for a party he went to and of the hippie Pat. He had to dress up for work. Maybe next year. The great thing about this halloween besides the great weather we had is it's now 5 days later and all of the candy is gone already yippee!!
The day before Halloween we had our annual daycare halloween party. Everyone got to bring their costumes and dress up, play games, make a craft and have treats. I think they had a lot of fun. Here's all my munchkins Playing the number walk to earn spider rings
Witch's broom limbo. This was a little hard to figure out for them.
Poor tyler having the day off gets to be my helper while we make crafts
Later that day... while the kids took naps Pat came home so I could go up to the kids' halloween parade at school. This year it was of course Briegan's turn for me to walk with.
It was raining surprise surprise so we had to stay in the school this year.
Our other grandma (and Brayli's teacher) who really should be locked up!! ha ha!
The love of older children and their requests for costumes. It's always so interesting to go on this parade. You start in the kindergarten area and work your way up thru the grade levels and it's always hilarious to me how less innocent and more evil the costumes become! Glad this is Trent's last year dressing up!
All of Briegan's kindergarten class pose for their teacher
I avoided this post as long as I could but I had to put it on here so I could get halloween on as well. Why do we have to get older? I don't feel 35 so why do I have to be this old? Not fair. Despite my excitement of this birthday my family was really cute and made me queen for the day!!
I love my snuggie!
My favorite gift? House cleaning service baby!! Maybe I can finally get my bathrooms deep cleaned from all these kiddies!
Pat also gave me a very sweet necklace with an engraving just from him. How sweet!
Pat and I have been married for 15 years and each one gets better and better! We have four amazing and very active kids. Even though we are very imperfect, we are so grateful to be a family and love being together! Enjoy our crazy life!