Sunday, November 30, 2014

November 2014 Summary

November was a BIG month for our family full of BIG decisions! 

Joe received two job offers and after lots of networking, research, prayers, and trips to the temple we are excited to announce that we will be taking a job in Michigan this upcoming June! (I will write a future post with more info in the near future.)

I decided to start a photography business...not just taking occasional photos of friends but an actual full on business complete with a website! I took the huge jump and purchased my first full frame high end professional camera and am so excited!!! I will be launching my photography website in January. 

We took a trip to Moab! This was the perfect little get away with our family. We really enjoyed the day together talking, driving and hiking. The kids hiked to Delicate Arch and did a great job, James and Ali walked the whole way!

James lost his first tooth! You can read more about it here.

The kids discovered a new favorite food and asked for it every snack time...puff Cheetos. 

Hannah pulled all the books off the bookshelf at least 4 times a day...she loves reading books. A few of her favorites are: Goodnight Moon, Baby Food, Black Bear Black Bear What Do You See and any book with a dog or farm animals in it. 

We had lots of fun going on walks and playing in the leaves. 

We spent a lot of time at the park. 

James and Ali loved playing our Wii U!

This is Hannah right before bed. She loves to wear her boots and is full of attitude. We laugh that she wears her boots with her pajamas:)

We picked the rest of our roses and got the bushes and yard ready for winter. 

We spent Thanksgiving with Joe's family in Cache Valley. I love going back to the Valley we grew up in, it is beautiful!

Thanksgiving dinner...

The kids loved playing with their cousins and Sam the dog. Hannah is obsessed with dogs.

We had an amazing Christmas party with Joe's family and Santa. You can read more about it here.

James Lost His First Tooth!

James lost his first tooth! He has been walking around with his finger in his mouth constantly wiggling it for the past 3 weeks. 

When he first noticed it was loose he got really excited and then worried...he had me check to make sure that it was okay for it to be loose. When I told him that he was going to loose a tooth soon he went straight to his Kindergarten class and announced that he had a loose tooth! 

He had two of his friends Max and Evelyn over and was playing with them when he bit the corner of a soft anywhere chair and his tooth fell out. 

I was sitting in the front room when I heard an "Oww" from James. I then heard a "My tooth!" He was so excited, especially to have his friends over when it happened. 

After taking the pictures below James asked for a plastic bag and then ran and put it under his pillow. 

The tooth fairy left him a golden dollar which he kept with him in his pocket until he went to the dollar store and bought a toy. He lost his tooth on a Wednesday and was so excited to show his Kindergarten class his new golden dollar for show and tell the following day. 

Palmer Christmas Party

We have an annual Christmas party every year with Joe's family. The same Santa that visited Joe when he was a kid still comes to visit at every party. It was a fun night well spent together with family!

Ali was so excited to see Santa:)

 He gave her a baby alive.

Hannah didn't know what to think, she didn't cry though. 

Hannah got a bear that closes its eyes and makes noises. 

James was super excited too! He got his first Nerf gun. 

The whole party I kept tearing up and tried to take in every moment. Next year we most likely won't be able to go to the party because we will be living in Michigan. These gatherings are the things I am going to miss the most.