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October 2016

October started out great for me!  Not only was it General Conference

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but I (along with Holly, Chris and Aisling) was invited to Willie Mays suite for a Giants Game!

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It was Star Wars Day so there was some dressing up and also awesome shirt give-away!

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Connor and and the kids (and Jona) came up to SF after to hang out!

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The next morning I made some yummy French Toast muffins and egg sandwich!

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One of the great things about General Conference!  Church in pj’s!

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Connor shaved off his beard a couple weeks before he officiated Chris and Aisling’s wedding!


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Cason started playing basketball at an after school program!

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Kinsley at dance!

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Connor hit 10 years at Apple and they had a little celebration for him.  I was able to go for a little bit of it!  I am so proud of him!

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I got to go on a field trip with Kinsley’s presschool class to the fire station!

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The fun hat they got at the end!

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I realized I don’t get many pictures with Corbin or even just Corbin as much anymore!

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OH MY GOSH!  We starte this puzzle during General Conference and it took us FOREVER to finish!  We finally did but it was HARD!!!

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Cason came up with these cute monsters playing basketball!

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The boys got back their schol pictures and they sent this sheet (which I didn’t order) in case I wanted any of these other prints.  I thought they were pretty funny!

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I used to take Cason to get hot chocolate at Starbucks when Corbin was at school and I’ve kept that tradition now with Kinsley!

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I took Kinsley to the Children’s Museum!

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She could play in this kitchen for HOURS!

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So then the day of our Pumpkin Patch tradition came.  Connor takes time off work and we go up to Half Moon Bay to the same pumpkin patch that we have since Corbin’s very first Halloween.  It was raining slightly but we didn’t think much of it.  We drive up there and the pumpkin patch is CLOSED!!!!!! We went to the one across the street and even though it wasn’t the same and we didn’t stay long becuase of the rain, we still were glad we did it. (Well at least I was, not sure if Connor thought it was worth it!!)

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Since it was a rainy and quick outing, we decided to head to down town Half Moon Bay to a cafe for some dessert and hot chocolate.

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Someone may have been a bit tired after.

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Corbin really wanted me to make mushroom stew (he read about in a book) so I made beef stew and added mushrooms to his and mine.  He was disappointed in the beef!  What???

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We had a fun FHE at Golfland!

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Corbin had a little accident.  It was actually hillarious and I wish I had it on video!  Here’s the aftermath.

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Then of course some arcade games!

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So back in September, I started noticing Cason seemed to be zoning out a lot.  It seemed like he wasn’t listening to me and I thought he was trying to get out of stuff.  Then I noticed it more frequent and at odd times like when he was reading me abook out loud.  So I emailed his doctor just to check and she thought I better bring him in.  She said he thought he moght be having absence seizures and to see a pediatric neurologist.  So we had the appointment and the doctor confimed that he does have absence epilepsy.  He had Cason blow into a pinwheel which induced the seiziure.  We then scheduleed an EEG  (which he had to stay up all night for) to confrim even further.  He sure was our trooper!

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Then the start of Chris and Aisling’s wedding.  We took the kids out of school early so we could head up to SF for the rehersal and rehersal dinner!

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Corbin’s face still hadn’t healed!

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We tried to get a good night sleep so we wold be ready for all the festivities in the morning!  

The wedding was the day of our schools big Walkathon fundraiser, so we wore our shirts in support!

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THen of course a little swimming at the pool!

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Then we started to get ready and the girls went over with Aisling and the boys went with Chris!

Aisling was the best bride and Kinsley got all these fun things for being the flower girl!

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The boys getting ready!

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I didn’t take many pictures during the ceremony but here’s one I did!

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It was a great wedding and we are so lucky to have Aisling as an official part of our family!

The next morning was a little bit lazy and then we had a brunch at Aisling’s parents.  Then we had our scheduled our fmaily pictures in the city!

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DInner after!

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What a great weekend!

Then for FHE that Monday, we did our annual pumpkin carving!

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Also, this month we finished The Book of Mormon as a family and started the New Testament.

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First we had the Ward Halloween party!

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Then Erika’s!

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On the day of Halloween, we had a couple parades and then trick-or-treating!

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Wow!  What a great October!

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