Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Spooky Dinner is alive and well in the hearts of Jolleys and Mitchells everywhere.

It was fun to share it this year with the Young Single Adults. Don't you love Julie's cake? We all enjoyed slimy slivers, eye balls, witches brew, monster mash and other such delicious treats.
Hope everyone has a grand time, we will be watching the Duck game and opening the door for our spooks.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I admit being envious of people who have grandchildren near by and I often wonder if they know how lucky they are. It just don't think it's fair and I can work myself up to being really ticked about it sometimes. Thankfully because of special occasions we have been able to see most of the kids the last couple months which we are totally grateful for but the time is short and off they go again until who knows when. Poor me! I just need to be grateful for the great times we have when we are together, here are a few pictures from recent times.

Jenni and Michael's wedding provided a great opportunity for the family to gather, August 15th.

Darren was called as Bishop in West Seattle so we were able to visit them for that special occasion in late September.

Next was baby Carly's blessing day in Nampa, Idaho. Her cousin was also being blessed and another cousin being baptised so we all met there instead of Vegas.

We love to go to at least one of Marc's football games in the fall and luckily Darren and Jill picked the same game. These boys LOVE each other and have so much fun together. Uncle Marc provided Joseph with his very own helmet. It was so fun to lay in bed and listen to them read books and whisper in the next room.

The past couple years we've been able to go to the pumpkin patch with Kellen and Caleb so we couldn't miss out on that even though it was pouring rain when we left home. You should have seen their faces when we turned the corner and all those pumpkins came into view! The sun came out and we had a great time.We are actually a little tired but always looking forward to our next adventure with the family.