We did pumpkin painting again this year with the Wilsons. The kids had fun both painting and dressing Tad up in various outfits.
Kyle and I did the Park City ghost tour with the Beattys this month. It was fun to learn about the history of Park City. And we heard some great stories along the way.
Date night #2--we went to the Utah Symphony to hear them perform superhero theme songs. We only had to walk a couple of blocks downtown, but it was through a torrential downpour and we arrived looking like a couple of drowned rats. I had a 2-day training in Salt Lake so Kyle took the train up and we had a nice dinner downtown. All in all, a lovely date night.
We spent the rest of the afternoon at the Curiosity Museum. And I had a hotel voucher so we spent the night in Lehi and swam in the hotel pool! On Saturday we hiked the beautiful Donut Falls in Cottonwood Canyon. We even saw a moose right off the trail.
Kyle was put into our local church leadership by being asked to serve as a 2nd counselor to our new Bishop. He feels overwhelmed and inadequate, but grateful for the opportunity to serve. This calling means that he was ordained a High Priest, which he felt a little young for :). The last time he served in a Bishopric was in a singles ward when we were first married and he didn't have to be ordained a High Priest since he was presiding over young college students. His parents graciously drove up here with hardly any notice, only 3 weeks after they were here for Damien's baptism earlier in the month. They are so supportive and wonderful. Kyle's Dad sustained him as a High Priest, and it made me realize that this is likely the last opportunity for Kyle to receive a personal blessing like that from his Dad for a while. It was tender for both of them and I wish I recorded it.
The change means that I will be released as Young Women's President soon, which is bittersweet. I have only been with the Young Women for 18 months and feel like I'm just getting into a groove and have built really good relationships with them. I have so much more that I want to do and I love these girls! The good news is that I will see more of my kids, though, as much of my Sundays and Wednesdays are usually spent away from them. The other change from Kyle's new calling is that he was asked to shave his beard. And I miss it!
On a lighter note, we had a fun Halloween as Alice, the Mad Hatter, the white rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, and her fearless soldier. The kids trick or treated at my office and then we went to Emily's neighborhood to trick or treat with Aden, Ellie, and Dean.
To end the post, here are some cute boys. I realized Tad was eating handfuls of berries in a white onesie--what were we thinking?! And a picture of our Tyler man showing off his hair, which he loves to style himself. I walked in on Tyler and Tad wresting under the kitchen table in their jammies the other day and my heart melted a little bit. Lastly, a sleepy, squishy Tad cuddling with Daddy.
Quotes/stories to remember:
We were playing charades and Kyle was acting like a "lady"--strutting his stuff, showing off his curves, etc. Tyler immediately yelled out "I know what you are, a chicken!!"