Thriller! Thriller Nights... in St. George

momma jo was in st. george for the week, and one of the perks of being unemployed is.. being able to leave town whenever you want! (as long as it's cheap) so we took a weekend trip down south to visit grandma Ruthie and my mom.  I wish we didn't have to leave! I learned to make these hot pads! (pictured above) Grandma makes about 500 every christmas, so I figured I tried to tap into the McIntire talent of sewing.  as you can tell, I am a natural... :)

    Also,  we went and saw...........
THRILLER! friday night... always a spooky time :) Cam and I have seen it a hand-ful of times, but this was Jo Jo's first.  Cam and I would watch her during the parts we thought might startle her.. and she she stayed pretty composed! (although she said it got her heart racing a few times)

we had some fun with the living and dead this weekend.  and gained about 100 lbs. due to key lime, sour cream lemon, and chocolate pie for breakfast, lunch and dinner, oodles of homemade carmel corn, and mom's constant purse stash of peanut m&m's.  I LOVE OCTOBER!!!

winner winner chicken dinner

ya win some, ya lose some... and we WON some!! :) Thanks to APX Alarm's outrageous end of year party, cam walked... or rode... away from the party on a brand new full suspension Trek mountain bike! 50 people out of the 6,000+ got one and cam's little bum was lucky to find a new friend to sit on as he rides around in style.  I was 3 numbers off from getting one myself, but Cam def. is the one who deserves it more.  The bike he has been ridin' is too small for me, due to the fact he's had it since he was around 13.  His smile didn't fade all night.  and he made sure to say hi and bye to it whenever we've left it alone for a time.  We also walked away with some extra cash our office won during "Apx deal or no deal"... enough even that at dinner cam exclaimed..."let's celebrate and splurge!" so we split Chili's steak and chicken fajitas with a side half rack of ribs... :) HIGH ROLLAS!! almost too much celebration for us to handle.  almost.

can't beat it...

favorite time of the year! We've already started enjoying hot chocolate, pumkin muffins, carmel apples, fire places, hoodies and the smells of cold crisp mountain air! for those of you missing Utah's awesome fall season, here is a sight for longing eyes... :)  All of my fall/winter clothes are packed in doug and deb's basement, but that is my only complaint about the changes!!

conference time is a glorious time

Kelly and Jo got us tickets for Sunday afternoon!  It's always a treat to be in the conference center.  We ran into some good friends ( the carvers from virginia) who I havnt seen in a long time! also we spent about and hour afterwards catching up with kim and leslie mclea from houston... loved it! Then alaina came home with us to a wonder surf- and-turf meal from debbie, with homemade peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream to top it off. mmmm, love sundays!