We had the craziest hail storm today and it left a bunch of hail pieces on the top of Emma's car. | Mike and I enjoyed an afternoon together at the Denver LDS temple. | After 7 years of using the Fenix 5S watch for all of my running and getting frustrated that it didn't hold a charge longer than 6 hours, I I finally splurged and got myself the upgraded Fenix 7S. This watch has been such a dream. | We were all saddened to see a war break out in Israel. | Abby played the guitar and sang at the Acoustic Cafe at the high school again this year. As always, she amazed us with her incredible talent. | I loved being able to take photos of Andrew and Alex while he proposed to her. | There was so much that went into packing for our Grand Canyon adventure. After laying everything out I wondered how I would fit it all in my little pack. | We love watching Emma play in the Advanced Orchestra at school. She is so talented. | After going out to dinner to celebrate our success in completing our Grand Canyon R2R2R adventure, Mike surprised me with a customized medal. | Madeline loves art projects but lately she has loved painting. | Mike has mastered how to make a good Ratatouille. It look so pretty in our new Le Creuset dishes. | I love a good fall sunset. We have the best view from the back of our house. | I went out to lunch with Dionne and Caryn to celebrate Caryn's birthday. I just love these friends of mine so much. | Madeline tried on the dirndl that we borrowed for Halloween and was so excited by it. | Mike raked up all the leaves in the backyard and let the girls jump and play in it. They had such a great time! | In preparation for Madeline's big girl bed I rearranged and organized Madeline's bedroom. It's amazing how moving things around and reorganizing can make the room look completely different. | Two days after a beautiful fall day of jumping in the leaves found us in the first snow storm of the season. For some reason we were actually excited by the snow and even played Christmas music to celebrate. | I finally discovered that by making my cookies into a mini version they were not only more delicious but there was more to share with everyone. This has become a hit in our house and I am requested to only make mini cookies from now on!