November 10, 2011

Christmas Craftiness

I know. No post for months and now 3 in a row. I can't even explain it myself.
So, we (me) are in charge of the McCarrel Family Christmas Party this year. I have been thinking about it since midnight October 31st. I would like to have it all planned and ready by the end of this month. I have visions of how it will all be, and while it probably won't turn out as I picture it in my head, I am getting a good start. My first vision was of a dessert and hot chocolate bar with a cute banner hanging over the tables. I finished the banner today and couldn't wait to show it off!

Thank you mother for my Cricut machine and thanks to my sweet neighbor Emily for the use of her cute cartiridges. Bonus, I can hang it in my house until the night of the party!

November 9, 2011

Young Women In Excellence

Last night we had our Young Women In Excellence program. It was lovely! Our theme was "Personal Progress: A Pattern for Life", we had 2 wonderful speakers and of course, our fantastic young women and their displays.
We got ideas from HERE, HERE, and HERE. Also big thanks to The Quilting Cottage in American Fork for loaning us some wonderful bolts of fabric! Check them out on facebook :)

November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

May I present to you, in no particular order, our 2011 Halloween. It includes a Smartie Pants, a Jack Skellington pumpkin, a zombie hunter, a deer pumpkin, a polka dot pumpkin and an adorable Dorothy. Now, would you people kindly stop complaining that I never post!

May 3, 2011


This year we were invited to my cousins house in Nibley for some Easter fun. We headed up early Saturday morning, stopping in Perry to drop Josh off so he could ride his bike through Sardine Canyon for training purposes. We had a great time with The Quiggles! There was karaoke, a visit to the cheese factory, and the Logan zoo!

March 21, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

Heather, this is just for you!
If you haven't realized by now, or just don't know us well enough, St. Patrick's Day is HUGE in Josh's family. It really is a fun tradition that goes way beyond just wearing green. I like to think of it as Thanksgiving part 2. This year my food assignment was jell-o and cupcakes. Molly helped me and we made some lovely treats.

Rainbow chip cupcakes with vanilla frosting and chocolate cupcakes with mint chocolate chip frosting. There were good, weren't they Heather???

On the menu this year: Corned Beef, turkey, ham, potatoes, colcannon
potatoes, green bean casserole, veggies and dip, chocolate covered kiwi and strawberries, broccoli salad, green rolls, mint brownies, Irish soda bread, cupcakes, and key lime pie. I am pretty sure I ate a little bit of everything and can't wait until next year!

November 29, 2010

Family Pictures

We recently had a service auction with our Relief Society sisters. We needed pictures done and are lucky to have some wonderful photographers in our neighborhood. It was a heated bidding round, I had to beg, borrow, and steal points, but I won! Thanks again Heather!!

November 3, 2010

Happy Halloween

From: Quasimodo, Esmeralda, a Phantom, Elvis and Tinkerbell!

September 30, 2010

Baptism Day

Gavin was baptized on September 25th, we had a great day with all of our family who came to support him. Now prepare for picture overload. I took him up to the amphitheater in American Fork to get some pictures for his invitation. He posed every which way I asked him to and didn't complain once, it could have been that he was threatened with his life, but whatever works! I must say, he is one handsome kid!

After the baptism we headed to Pizza Pie Cafe in Highland for a celebration lunch. Josh and Molly were thrilled to be there :)

Not sure where we picked this guy up from, but he is pretty good at refilling drinks. Growing a moustache, not so much!