Monday, October 31, 2011

More Halloween Happenings

For 6 years now, Jared and Kamryn
have been going to their dad's work
for trick or treating
they get so much candy there
that they really don't need to go out to do the real thing.
but now that they're older they definitely wanted to go out in our neighborhood

Taylor as a nerd
with his hair like that he looks so much like his dad at the same age

Jared as a ninja
he wore this for the real trick o treating
cuz the other costumes he'd worn
were bothering his neck and chin

what fun!
Jared and Kamryn were out there for over 2 hours!
It was the most perfect weather ever
I felt like we were in AZ

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fall Break

Silver Lake

what silly kids

almost every time we go to the cabin we try
to take a walk around Silver Lake

Kamryn loves to climb this big rock

I guess this is my birthday picture.


our jack-o-lanterns
we carved while at the cabin

Our little family was very lucky to have the cabin for fall break. We were there from Wed to Sunday and it was SO GREAT. We had awesome weather and such nice time together.
On Thursday all of us except Paul hiked to Donut Falls. It was really fun and perfect weather. It was a perfect hike for Jared and Kamryn.
Justin and Taylor were gone Fri and Sat for YM outing to Goblin Valley. Paul came up on Friday when he got back in town.
We had some friends come up on Friday for dinner and good times.
It was so nice to have some good quality time up at the cabin together with just our family, especially since Justin is going to be leaving pretty soon.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Justin told us at the start of the football season that he'd like to go to a Utah Pac-12 game this year. Luckily we have awesome friends who have season tickets that gave us tickets to the Utah vs Oregon State game. The debate was who got to go with Justin - his mom or dad. Well, lucky for me, Paul was out of town and wouldn't be back in time to go to the game. It was a 5:00 start and again, lucky for me, it was perfect weather for the game - blue skies, no wind and not too freezing cold.
We left in time to get there a little early and found a parking spot not too far from the stadium. After we got our stuff out of the car and started walking to the stadium all of a sudden it hits me - I FORGOT to bring the tickets!!!! I couldn't believe it - how stupid. And the crazy thing is that thought have never even crossed my mind the whole afternoon. Ususally I think about it all day and check a million times. So we immediately got back in the car and headed back home. I called Brooke and asked her to bring the tickets and meet us half way. This really stressed her out cuz she didn't really know how to get up to Foothill Drive but she did ok and met up with us. We made it back to the stadium, parked in a little bit closer place and got to the stadium while it was still the 1st quarter and less than an hour since I'd realized by big guffaw.

all of these cool photos are by Justin

trying to get a picture of us at the cabin
Justin doesn't trust anyone else to hold his camera
so we had to do the self portraits

it was a great game
final score - 27 to 8
Utah over Oregon State

this is the crowd
after the game trying to get out of the stadium

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Party

Jared - HULK
Kamryn - Dorothy

He's a scary guy

She makes a perfect Dorothy

Grace as Rapunzel
Jared as HULK

today was the school Halloween party and parade.
It was fun to see all of the costumes and watch the kids have fun.

Kamryn with some of her classmates

Mad Eye Moody
(Principal Shaw)
leading the parade

Jared and Kamryn's
1st grade class

The 1st graders got to go to a special show
"Witches Brew"

Watching the show

check out those Halloween eyes

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Party at the Park

loved climbing this big tree
she was up so high
and it made me so nervous

Jared and Kyson
having a good time

who brings books to a park to read?

I'm just glad they came

at the end of September we met at sugarhouse park for an extended shingleton family party to celebrate my grandma's 95th birthday!
it was fun to see my cousins and catch up with them. my kids had a great time with their cousins and the older kids played some volleyball.
good times!

Soccer, Soccer, Soccer, Soccer

Team: ZigZags

Team: Jaguars

We have 4 kids playing soccer this fall season and so that means at least practices during the week and 4 games on Saturdays. Crazy!
Luckily Justin and Taylor can get themselves to practices and games. We try to make most of their games. Its always fun to watch them play.
Jared and Kamryn have weekday practices for the first time and that has added more busyness to our lives. We have tried to make use of that practice time - while they are at practice Paul and I try to play tennis. that's been fun, mostly.

team: TreeHuggers

This year Taylor has been playing keeper a lot. most of the game every week. He's doing a great job and has learned a lot. Definitely makes me stressed watching it.

he stopped this ball and prevented the goal!

directing the defense

No pictures from justin playing this year. I'll have to remember to bring my camera to his next game.

Taylor's Party

Taylor on the giant slip n slide
for his party

everyone hanging out
having a good time

ben and taylor
2 of the 4 boys at the party

there were about 20 girls at the party
all had a great time
going down the slide

a few of taylor's friends

some more friends

Taylor has had some type of party almost every year for his birthday. This year he invited lots of friends to come over and try out our giant slip n slide. It was a great time. We had lots of pizza and treats to go along with the fun. It was fun to watch Taylor with all of his friends.