Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fall Festivities

Our annual pumpkin pizza for Halloween. It seems like things are so busy that day, pizza is the way to go!

My dad came out trick or treating with us, while my mom passed out candy at our house. The last few months of 2011 were very hard for my family. I found out in August that my parents would be getting divorced, which tore me apart. It really broke my heart. These are two people who together made my life beautiful from the moment they took me home from the hospital, and I just couldn't imagine things any different. I was literally sick over it. Two months after learning about this, my dad was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx. I really don't know how I held it together as well as I have. I just felt like maybe I had things too easy during my life, and now it was my turn to experience some really hard times for the rest of it. I went with my dad to his appt. and I was trembling as we heard the news from the Dr., yet I tried to put on a poker face, and act like I wasn't too worried and that he would be fine. I must admit that I did a dang good job that day. It was a terrifying experience....talk about hitting rock bottom. Anyways, he wanted to spend lots of time with the kids, because he knew that he would be out of it for several months to come. We did have a great time going to around the neigborhood.
Our awesome neighbors really get into the holiday, by dressing up like pirates and sitting around their fire pit.
I love how excited my munchkins get! It is so much fun.
I also love when they share their candy with me=0)
a lady bug, a ice cream sundae, and a pirate. What a combo!!
This year we went with the painting route and it worked out good. The kids were able to participate morethe finished products
Lexi and I crashed our friends pre-school field trip to the pumpkin patch, while Kylie and Carson were at school
It was a beautiful day. That is partly why fall is my favorite season. The weather is awesome!
We can't miss the BSU parade. It is always so much fun. It was nice and sunny, and the kids get loads of candy
Love our Broncos!!
Lexi's little legs had enough walking, thank goodness for daddy!
We went to the pumpkin patch, my camera battery was on it's last leg and I only got to take a few pictures.

I know even though things have been tough, I am extremely blessed. Kyle has been amazing and so strong for me. My kids make me smile every day and I couldn't be more grateful for them. Carson includes his grandpa in his prayers every night, and I know his prayers are being answered. He and his sisters are awesome examples to me. We have wonderful family and friends who call to check on me on a regular basis. Their love and concern means the world to me. I have tears of gratitude as I am writing this. I could not get through all of this alone!!