A Houston Thanksgiving

This year we spent Thanksgiving in Houston with Phil's side of the family. We had just over a week there and it was nice to be able to have so long to relax. We also loved spending time with everyone since we do not get to see them very often. Here are pictures of some of the activities we did while we were there.
We had a rousing game of mini-golf, which Phil won due to his practicing on the Wii.
We took a trip to the Houston Space Center where we got to see where astronauts train, the original Houston command center, and some pretty big space ships.
Grandma Nancy gave me my first crochet lesson. I'm afraid I didn't pick it up very fast, I'm still not sure what "yarn over" means.
And it wouldn't be a complete trip without some go-kart racing.

We ended the trip with the Houston 10k Turkey Trot, which all four brothers ran. They all did surprisingly well considering the temperature was only in the 40's. Following the race we had a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks to the Broadbent's for giving us a great vacation!


A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player lists 6 little-known facts/habits about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

After debating whether or not to continue this 'game', I decided to acquiesce, partly because things are a bit slow today.

1. I came in third place (bronze medal) in the school spelling bee when I was in 4th grade.
2. I once ran the mile in 5:55* when I was a freshman in High School. (The asterisk is because the girl doing the times sat next to me in algebra)
3. I used to bleach my hair in high school.
4. My best friend swung a mop handle and broke my nose when I was a junior in high school.
5. Accurately predicted the country I would be called to serve as a missionary before I even put my papers in.
6. I went out of my way to get a friend a job at my company, expecting a monetary reward for my efforts, but instead received a duffle bag with the company's name on it.

The 6 people I'm going to tag are: Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker, Oliver Queen, Barry Allen, Clark Kent, and John Jones. I'm not sure if they have blogs, though.

7 Months

I now look like I'm growing a basketball in my stomach.

Rise and Shout...

The cougars are out!! We finally got to watch a BYU game on TV out here and we were so excited. The game was BYU v. TCU and it was the perfect game to have on as some of our friends are avid TCU fans. Unfortunately for them, BYU won 27-22 (Sorry Shannon and Ezra). Looks like BYU is still undefeated in the conference!
A cake I made for the occasion (note that BYU is on top).
The Group that came to watch the game.
Phil showing off his signed Ty Detmer t-shirt which we think brought us luck.
(I like the fact that dark colors hide my big belly)

Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween.

We had our second annual murder mystery dinner. It was quite a treat. The murderer turned out to be Bo-Jo Boarder. He was jealous of his boss, so he knocked him off. It was a hawaiian-themed event, and was aptly called a "Lethal Luau". Hijinks ensued.

We're expecting a visit from Jen's parents, soon. Maybe I'll take her dad to play 18 holes, please use the voting button to show who you think will finish with a better score.