Wednesday, November 30, 2011

June 2012 brings...

Maddie's 9th birthday... and

Garen's 6th birhtday....and

My 29th birthday...and


Baby Pugmire #4!

With Sophie's third birthday just around the corner we figured it was time for baby number 4. It's been a long 12 weeks so far but totally worth it when I got to see the little thing moving its arms and legs today!


We enjoyed 5 days in Burley over Thanksgiving with all of my family! We arrived on Wednesday which happened to be a few hours after one of my best friends had her baby. I got to go see Alisha and her baby and my friend Giselle for 2 hours and I held sweet baby Paige the whole time. It was so fun to catch up with my friends!
Thursday of course was full of cooking all morning followed by a wonderful Thanksgiving feast with 45 of my family members. The kids ran around the church gym for hours and we even got to play a little basketball. Every year at Thanksgiving everyone is able to get up and tell what the last year had brought their families and share talents. Maddie played her Christmas piano piece and also sang the baptism song with all her cousins that had been baptized this last year. Then to top it off Andy and I headed out at 10pm for some early black Friday shopping. The place was a mad house and you couldn't even move in any direction! Luckily we had each other to laugh at everytime someone pushed us or we shoved in the bottom by a cart.
Friday I got to spend a lot of time with my grandparents. With my parents in the temple all day I got to prepare and serve their meals throughout the day and Andy fixed their cutters that had blown down. I cherish every moment I get to spend with them and see their kind faces and hear the funny things they say. The kids played like crazy with their cousins and loved every minute of it.
Saturday I took the kids with me to Grandma and Grandpas and we raked up all their leaves. My kids enjoyed this since we never rake leaves in Rock Springs (there are no trees). Saturday we also celebrated Sophie and David's up coming birthdays. Sophie loved her moving baby panda from Grandma Sue and Grandpa Paul. She named it baby Paul. And she could wait to try on the knew outfit followed by the new Christmas dress!
Sunday we enjoyed church another yummy meal prepared by my mom then it was time for us to head back home. I loved seeing all my brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews, I didn't want it to end.
This Thanksgiving weekend definitely proved I have many things to be thankful for!

At grandma Dora's raking leaves-

Sophie and David blowing out their candles (3 and 18)
The kids put on a play on Thanksgiving at the church-

Grandma Sue got some great pictures of Sophie in her new clothes-

miriam, Savannah, Emma, Maddie, Abby-
Emma, Sophie and Naomi

Grandpa Paul and baby Paul-

All of my siblings and their kids with G and G
The whole Thanksgiving group-
time to eat-

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


When I went by the girls room on my way to bed I couldn't see Sophie. I got closer and checked her whole bed and the floor then I looked up to find her sleeping in the top bunk with her sister.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Princess Sophie

Princess Sophie ready to go to her friends princess birthday party.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

playing in the snow

Me and my friend walked into Breaking Dawn last night with just a bit of snow coming down and we came out of the movie to 6 inches of snow.
Luckily it was still here this morning and the wind had disappeared, so we took advantage and played in the new fluffy snow!

Preschool Feast of Favorites

For our preschool Thanksgiving feast each kid got to bring their favorite food to share with everyone. It was fun and there was tons of yummy foods!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sister beat down

This is Garen's black eye, it's looking much better than it did a week ago.
Between friends, church, school, and gymnastics he had been asked about a million times what happened to his eye. The answer to that question is Sophie and partly Maddie!

Some stranger at the Rec. center even came up to him and said where'd you get the shiner dude, want me to beat him up and then Garen turned and pointed at his 2 year old sister. I'm glad the man resisted beating her up!

Sophie got tired of Garen repeating everything she was saying and grabbed the remote and smacked him right in the corner of the eye, then the next day Maddie and Garen were wrestling and Garen ended up with the scratch by his eye. Who ever thought sisters could be so dangerous.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

First Competitive Gymnastics Meet

Maddie had her very first competitive gymnastics meet today. She just started level 3 a month ago and I was worried she would not do well at this competition. They line up the winning order 1st through however many kids there are and I was so worried she would get last place or close to it or that she would forget her routines.
But she had a blast and now has a good feel for what is expected at competition and what to work on to get better scores next time. She ended up in 4th place in the all around competition! Just one place from getting a metal. Not to shabby for her first try. We are very proud of Maddie. She's one of those kids you can stick in a new, challenging, or scary situation and she handles herself well and usually ends up towards the top of the pack.
Her scores were:
7.9 on beam
8.25 on vault
7.0 on bars
6.7 on floor (she skipped a skill in her routine)

I didn't get a video of her on bars but caught the rest-

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Gymnastics Camp

Maddie got to do a gymnastics camp this weekend. It was 7 hours on Friday and 7 on Saturday. She learned a lot and really enjoyed it! She just joined the competitive team and her first meet is next weekend.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Madness

Garen started our Halloween off with his preschool party in the morning. Sophie got to go out with dad and do a little grocery shopping and trick or treating. Then I headed to Maddie's school for her Halloween party. Right after school we headed to Maddie's figure skating Halloween party then straight to the ward Trunk or Treat.
Andy took Sophie and Garen home after the trunk or treat and I went with Maddie and let her and her little friends do some door to door trick or treating. We were home by 8 but needed dinner and to wash the colors out of the girls hair. After the kids were in bed Andy and I ended the night by watching Captain America. It was a fun and crazy Halloween!

Maddie skating in front of the judges during the costume contest

My three super heroes!

Sugar overload and full of giggles-

Just some more random pictures from our Logan weekend