Sunday, November 30, 2014


Thanksgiving deserves a big, meaty post, because it was awesome.  But it's been a few months, and since I hosted my mind was centered on food and not photography.  So, here is what I've been able to come up with.  

This Thanksgiving Tree was just getting started when I took the picture.  This is my absolute favorite Thanksgiving tradition.  I love it even more than turkey.  (But if you know me well, you know I don't really love turkey, just stuffing, so I'm going to dive right in and just say it: I love it more than stuffing!)
 Working up and appetite!
We had relatively few guests for dinner considering that we're Monnetts: Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Harley, Mom, Dad, Taylor, Lawson, Nikki, Derek, Palmer, Kendall, and Rob Marshall, who is TJ's scouting assistant and friend.
  Eliza and I went for a pre-dinner walk and found the Mayoroses playing with their new puppies in their back yard.  Eliza fell in love!
 Georgia and I tried our hands at matchmaking by arranging this climbing outing and inviting Rob and Georgia's friend, Melissa Sevy.  We climb better than we make matches.
 On the other hand, my selfies are improving.  At least both of us are in the frame!
Oh!  And most of us spent the 24 hours following Thanksgiving throwing up.  Don't want to forget that.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fall Wrapup

 As a family we read 10,000 pages this summer, and when this chart was full, the kids got to go camping with TJ.  They went to Pine Valley with other home school families in the area.
 Shoulder angels or shoulder devils?

  The boys' favorite hairdo after a bath is spiky.  Apparently, it makes them feel tough, because this is the pose I got when I took their pictures.

 Fishing at Razor Ridge for family night.
 Eliza's favorite picture from a photoshoot she did of Isaiah.  Cute!
 One of our scouting missions to find good places for the scouts to go, now that TJ is scoutmaster.  This hike was out by the gap.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fall Fun

When there was a perfect number of leaves in the back yard, my kids started saying, "we've got to get the cousins over here!"  I was a little bemused at all the ceremony, and when I mentioned it to Georgia (after the invitation had been sent via text) she said that her girls have often mentioned how much fun they had here last fall, and how they hoped they could do it again.  I sense a tradition in the making.  

 The rakes are self-explanatory, but why did the invitation mention stretchy jackets?  So they could do this!