Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Here is our fun Halloween pictures! We had a great time, both Friday night and Saturday. Friday was our ward party, and Brian and I actually dressed up....first time in our entire 14 years of marriage! It was pretty fun...for Halloween. (I am not a huge fan of this holiday!) Here is Rachel...the good witch! She looked so great! Everyone loved her costume! Click on the picture and check out her purple eyelashes!
Here is Daniel, the ninja! His costume had two swords and two knives in a cool pack on his back. He had some pretty good ninja moves as well!

Here is Brian as Dracula! I think he looks great (or dracula is pretty ugly!) Brian did his own makeup and doesn't even look like him! I guess that's what makes a great costume!

Here I am...the black widow witch. (I made that up!) It was a fun costume, and actually looked better at the beginning of the night. (This was taken at the end of the party.)
And we can't leave out Daisy! She made the cutest witch of all! Too bad she hated having that hat on! We all think she looks adorable!
All in all, it was a great Halloween! Lots of candy, friends, trick-or-treating, and more candy! Hope you all had as much fun as we did!

Volleyball...our new favorite sport!

Volleyball season here in Clovis has just ended, and Rachel was on the Junior Varsity team at her school. We are so proud of her and how well she did! First of all, she didn't want to be involved in any sport. After encouraging her, she decided to try volleyball. She started the season not being able to serve the ball over at all, and ended the season's last game serving six over in a row! It has been amazing to see her progress in this sport and learn to love it!
Rachel and her best friend, Abby...cheering her on!
Coach Williams and Rachel at their last game. We love Coach Williams!!
Getting ready to serve the ball over. That was the hardest thing to learn for these girls. Usually the team who could serve over the best won the game.
Another game, another serve. I love to see her concentration!
Here is one of her mighty serves! This one actually made it over the net!

Waiting for an oncoming ball...she was pretty good at bumping over the balls!
Another attempt at serving. I think she has pretty good form! :)

Notice her look of concentration? It seems to always be with her lips pursed. I love it!

Coach Williams giving the team a pep talk! Go Mustangs!!! I am so proud of Rachel for giving volleyball a try, and for giving it her all! She was a great team player and really progressed throughout the season. We all wish the season lasted a bit longer! Good job Rachel!

Cub Scouts!

Ok, so it's been awhile since I have blogged, so I have some catching up to do. This is Daniel's first pack meeting. He received all his awards from Day Camp, he was given the "key to scouting", earned five belt loops, and earned his Bobcat!

Here he is with Cubmaster Rusty Moon....the best Cubmaster of all time!
Here we are receiving his Bobcat award! I am one proud mom!
Daniel and his Cubmaster, Rusty Moon! We are so grateful for all his leaders who put so much time into cub scouting! I know how busy that calling is! Congratulations Daniel! We are so proud of you! This is the first of many awards through your years of scouting!