Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving in Arizona

We met all the Penningtons down in Arizona for Thanksgiving.  It was so fun to be with everyone.  We rented a house with a beautiful backyar.  It had a heated pool, hottub, fireplace, fish pond and putt putt golf.  It was warm enough outside  - 80 degrees - it almost didn’t need to be heated.  We played games, went swimming, ate great food, roasted marshmellows, went to the movies, rode go carts and had In and Out Burgers and Shaved ice.  It was a great holiday!  When we got home is was 29 degrees – so back to winter! 

Cousins playing games

Pennington siblings 

What a great swimming pool

Plenty of room to swim

Savannah & baby 2nd cousins

roasting marshmellows

yummy shaved ice

Gilbert Temple in construction

All the go carters - Yep that's Grandma in the black

Megan Grace & Grandma

Cousin Soup

The whole clan


Grace got to go on a football trip with her dad to Provo.  They got to spend time with all the Utah kids.  They went out to eat, too a movie, swimming, bowling and to a football game all in 24 hours.  They had a great time!  It was a really late game out in Utah so they didn’t get home until about 3:00am.  Grace was pretty tired when we went to church at 11:00.  

Weston and Derek bowling

The boys at the game......looks COLD!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Stake Conference

One of the perks of being the Stake Presidents family is we get to have the visiting General Authorities  stay with us.  This year we had Elder Bussey of the Seventy.  They bring such a great spirit with them. He gave some good advice to the Youth that we could all use.  He gave 3 tens to the Youth - Ten minutes of Prayer, Ten minutes of Scripture reading and Ten minutes of service Daily.  He promised them if they did this they would be able to bless others and be personally protected.  It was a great Conference and a inspirational weekend.

Trick or Treat

Grace informed us this would be her last year trick or treating :(  We really are getting old.  So Steve took the group of a million girls out and they stayed out for 2 1/2 hours.  He was getting every bit of Trick or Treating in.  I even had to run water to them half way through!  hahaha 
Grace, Ashley, Mckenzie & Ellie 

The group before they headed out 

Off they go  for 2 1/2 hours :)

Getting Ready for Halloween

With only 2 left at home I wasn't sure if anyone but Grace would carve a pumpkin.  Savannah said she really wanted to and then when we were carving them she kept asking why we do this terrible tradition!  hahaha  It may be the last year for her except she is a pretty sentimental girl so we could probably guilt her into it for a few more years!
Addison & Weston dressed up as Chewbacca and Princess Leia - so cute!  I want to blow this picture up it is so cute!

Savannah wondering why we do this disgusting tradition:)

The final product

Happy Birthday Derek

Derek was home for his birthday.  So we got to celebrate!   He was just here the weekend before so he had already opened all his presents.  He is such a goof ball.  We had pizza and Chocolate cake.  We sure love this boy.  He is working on his Pilots license out at UVU.  It was nice to have him home.