Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thanksgiving With the Kortus Klan

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!

More cousins!

Saying Goodbye to a Member of the Family...Little Fudgy

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!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Trent Turns Twelve--What?!

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.