Monday, November 29, 2010

Dear Santa

This is a letter Emerson has written to Santa this year:

Dear Santa Claus,

This year for Christmas I want more clothes for my American Girl dolls. Also, I want clothes for myself and I would love some new books to read because I get bored of my books and I really would love a DS for the whole family. For a long time I have been waiting for new movies and a radio clock in my room. Also, I really want a digital camera because I passed my test from getting a real camera. I need more shoes for school, church and for whenever. Also I would love to have a guitar to play with. I would like teacup piggies and zhu-zhu pets. You don't have to give me all these things but this is what I really want.

I've been an angel this year,

Emerson Mitchell

happy thanksgiving 2010

Our Thanksgiving this year was pretty quiet. We had the Black family over for our dinner and then we took the kids to see Tangled. Then we came home and had desserts with a couple of other families. It was a good day. So thankful for our friends!!!!!
The boys with their USC t-shirts. Graham is so proud. He's already teaching Atticus the Trojan fight song.

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Atticus couldn't keep his hands off the turkey. He likes the dark meat, just like me!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween 2010!
Atticus was Iron Man

Emerson was Hermione from Harry Potter. She even crimped her hair to make it look crazy like Hermione.

Atti couldn't wait to dig into his treats.
My bat cave

The whole Trick or Treating gang!
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Monday, October 18, 2010


I know, I know, I haven't updated the blog for a few months. Now that I'm teaching seminary, I have no time to do anything else. I don't even have time to watch any of my favorite tv shows. They just sit there sitting in my DVR waiting, taunting me everyday to watch them. I hope this post will make it up.
This last weekend, Graham played a sand soccer tournament. Him and his LG Ballerz team played 3 games and lost 3 games. They had fun and that's what's important...right?
They might have been beaten and battered but they walked away with dignity!
We went to a Padres game. They lost....again! We still had fun watching them in the rain.
I absolutely love the view of the city from the ball park.
Eme is taking ballet after school and she got to perform at a teachers conference a few weeks ago. I asked her what her favorite part was and she replied "the cupcakes after we danced."
Getting ready for Halloween. They don't get to carve them until we get back from Puerto Vallarta since it get's too hot and the pumpkins will grow mold before halloween.


We took the kids to the Del Mar horse races and that night Weezer played a show after the races. It was the kids first concert. They had so much fun!

Atti was rockin out to the music. It was funny, at one point all the kids started their own mosh-pit.

Emerson had a lot of fun with her girls.
Emerson started 3rd grade. She has SeƱorita Sandoval this year and she loves her.
What is even crazier is Atticus started pre-school. He could not wait to go to school. His best friend is also in his class. They have Mrs. Hernandez. He goes to school every afternoon for 3 hrs. I didn't know what to do with myself for the first week. Now, I fill that time up with working on my Seminary lesson. Believe me, I can think of a million different things I'd rather do with my time than working on seminary.

Uncle Aaron had a work conference out her in San Diego so we got to spend a lot of time with him.
Uncle Aaron figured out how to win Atti Wii with him.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


This summer is going by so fast. I just can't keep up. Before we went to Utah, my friends and I took all our kids to a Padre's game.

paying no attention to the game. I honestly can't say who the Padre's played this day.
riding in style. What did our parents do without a tv in the car?

It was a lot of fun seeing some of my old friends.
We don't get to buy fireworks in San Diego so this was fun. This was Atticus' first time lighting sparklers.
My friends Jeff and Kori invited us on their boat to go water skiing at Willard bay. This is Graham. Like we say "The fun hasn't begun until Graham throws-up"!
trying to "Utah surf" behind a boat.
this is how it's really done. This is Jeff showing us how it's done.
I haven't been on a wake board since I was in high school.
Soaking up the sun.
We went over to Jeff and Kori's house for some fireworks and a BBQ. Michelle got to join us. Yeh!!
my sister, mom and me at the Brigham fireworks
Graham stayed for the Brigham fireworks, then he flew back home for work and I stayed for another week and a half vacationing with the kids.

we went river rafting in Lava Hot Springs.

Jackson Hole
Swimming in Jackson Lake. The beautiful Grand Tetons in the background.

Soda Spring. I dropped my phone in this Geyser. Had to get a new phone.

My mom's cabin in Star Valley, WY

Graham came back to drive back to San Diego with us.

So grateful for air conditioning. 111 degrees in Las Vegas. We had a blast on our trip to Utah. Thanks everybody for entertaining us!