Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hudson loves to bake!

A few weeks ago Hudson and I made some cut-out sugar cookies. We had a great time, baking is one of Hudson's favorite things to do. He loves getting the apron on, measuring, dumping the ingredients, and most of all eating them. So here are a few pics of our afternoon.

The final product

Hudson's favorite part the taste test-

Our little Aggies

Our boys recently all had their Utah State Aggie shirts on so we had a little photo shoot.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Husband Tagged!!

I just got tagged by Karen--or should I say Mike did! So here is Mike in a nutshell-

*What is your husband's name? Michael Lyman Rich
*How long have you been married? 11 1/2 years
*How long did you date? 1 1/2 years
*Who is taller? No contest...he is.
*Who can sing the best? Lets just say the church choir isn’t after either one of us!
*Who pays the bills? There is not much that Mike likes to do more than manage our finances.
*Who does the laundry? Me, this task frightens Mike.
*Who mows the lawn? He does, but Braxton is presently in training.
*Who cooks dinner? I do, but Mike treats us to Top Ramen once in a while.
*Who is the first to admit when they're wrong? Mike
*Who kissed who first? Do any of you know Mike?
*Who wears the pants? He thinks I do, I think he does, it all works out in the end.
*He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? ESPN or CNN
*You're out to eat, what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? None, he hates dressing.
*What's one food he doesn't like? Fish
*What kind of drink does he order? Dr. Pepper
*Where did he go to high school? Mountain Crest High School
*What size shoe does he wear? 9.5
*If he was to collect anything, what would it be? Sports memorabilia
*What is his favorite type of sandwich? BLT
*What would he eat every day if he could? Peanut butter M&Ms
*What is his favorite cereal? Fruity Pebbles or Cinnamon Toast Crunch
*What is his favorite sports team? Jazz and Aggies first and foremost - but is becoming a Yankee and Giants fan.
*Who did he vote for? McCain.
*Who is his best friend? Me.
*How many places has he lived in? 5- Utah, Germany, Oregon, Washington State, and New Jersey
*You bake him a cake for his birthday; what would it be? Funfetti cake with rainbow chip frosting every single year!
*What could he spend hours doing? GOLF, GOLF, AND MORE GOLF with a little tennis thrown in!
*What's something cool about him? He encourages me to get out for “Girl Time” and he is always willing to take the boys to let me do it. BONUS- he also cleans the bathrooms every Saturday morning!!!!

I tag Jessica Hawkins, Heidi Maloney, & Courtney Carlson

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Four years and going strong..... We did it again this year. We got up at 4:45 on Thanksgving morning and headed into the city for the Macey's Thanksgiving Parade. The kids woke up so excited this year. Hudson couldn't wait to see the enormous balloons. The weather was great and the kids had fun watching the parade with their friends. We went with a few families from our ward and that always makes it more fun. The highlights this year were some of the celebrities and new balloons. We had a great time and made it home just in time for the turkey bowl. Then we had a nice quiet dinner and ended with a warm fire, christmas movie, and pie.

A few of the families that we met up with at the parade.

David Archuleta

James Taylor

Miley Cyrus

NYC BOTANICAL GARDEN- below are some pictures of the annual holiday train show at the NYC Botanical Garden in the Bronx. The exhibits of historic buildings, houses, and bridges made out of natural materials such as sticks and leaves were truly amazing. The kids had a great time playing in the different areas of the garden, seeing all the different trains, and posing for the numerous pictures Mike likes to take.

The boys working on a project in the Gingerbread Land

WWF with the Rich Boys

Sometimes it is just better to NOT know what is going on in the basement.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween 2008

It was so much fun this year having Halloween on a Friday. It was much more relaxed with out having to worry about school the next day. We had some friends over for pizza and then went trick or treating. We had a great night and the weather was perfect. Hudson was a Power Ranger, Porter was a Ninja, and Braxton was a Mad Scientists.

Hudson really caught on this year to the idea of free candy. He had a great time and did a good job of keeping up with the big kids. I don't think he missed a house!

Even more than getting free candy Hudson loved handing out the candy at the door. He liked seeing all the different costumes and putting the candy in their bags.

The sorting and trading of the candy

All the boys had costume parades at their schools right before their halloween parties. It is always so fun to go and see all the different and creative costumes that the kids have. The boys think it is fun too. I actually walked in Hudsons as a chaperone this year so that was fun. They did a loop around downtown Madison, all the store owners thought they were so cute.

Porter the "Ninja"

Braxton the "Mad Scientists"

Pumpkin Carving

Some friends of ours the Dents had a family halloween party on the Monday night before halloween. We had chilli, soups, and treats that were very tastey. The kids played some games and had a lot fun dressing up and playing with their friends. Mike and I dressed up this year, Mike was a doctor and I was a bag of jelly beans.

No-hands doughnut eating contest. The kids loved this one. Our little blue "Jungle Fury" Power Ranger was content watching all the activities.

Porter being mummified and the final product! I thought they did a pretty good job.