#navbar-iframe { height: 0px; visibility: hidden; display: none;} THE GRAYBILLS: November 2008

Christmastime is Here

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Omai and I went to the Messiah Sing-A-Long last night at Abravenel Hall and had a good time enjoying the music. We didn't take any sheet music so we just listened to everyone else sing. I'm not much of a singer anyway so I don't think music would've helped. Omai had a great attitude even though he doesn't care much for things like that. He would've rather been at the Jazz game, but he still came and didn't complain. He didn't have any leg room though--they weren't really thinking of the seating for those who are 6'3". Maybe on our next outing we'll head for the Jazz game instead. We had a great Thanksgiving--you can't beat three dinners huh. We had dinner with the Graybills a couple weeks ago, dinner at my dad's on Thursday, and then dinner at my mom's on Saturday. We have a fridge full of leftovers so we'll be set for at least a week. It provided many opportunities to think about all the things we're blessed with. What a great time of year!

babies and basketball...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

will be the theme to our '08-'09 winter season. Bailey is already the most spoiled girl in our home and she's only the size of an orange. She has a new bed, dresser, paint for her walls, a new shelf, new outfits and I guarantee there's more to come. But that's okay because it's just a taste of how things will be for her on the outside. Well, we'll try to keep it in check.

She is growing a lot though now and kicks me all day. Most women say their babies are quiet during the day and only wake up at night, but not Bailey. She kicks and kicks all day, then at night she gives me a few good-night kicks and calls it a day. Hopefully she'll maintain that schedule after she's born. We're thinking she might like soccer or at least something active because I don't think she ever stops moving. I just can't wait til those kicks are coming from an 8 - 9 pounder--that will be so fun.

Omai's coaching basketball again this year for the Brighton High girls team. They have their first game this Wednesday at home against Viewmont if anyone wants to come. I'm thinking the Varsity play at 7, which is when Omai will be coaching. He says they'll have a good team this year because the girls are fast and have improved dramatically since last season. Most of them played through the spring and summer on various teams so their skills are much better.

Omai has also decided to start playing basketball every week with some old friends from high school. He'll probably play about 2 - 3 times a week. Like I said--babies and basketball.

it's a...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

halloween (part 2)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Another fun thing we did for Halloween was had trick-or-treaters come to my work. One of my co-workers who is an awesome photographer brought a photo booth for everyone to get their pictures taken in. It was way cool. Here is Colley, Jaxon, and Taygen.


We had some fun parties for Halloween this year and most everyone was very festive when it came to dressing up. Omai's family came over the Friday before Halloween for pumpkin carving and Corn Chowder (which I made for the first time). It was good once it finally cooled down, but not until almost everyone had burnt their tongue. Eeek... sorry. I also made a nice looking, but not so nice tasting 3-layered pumpkin orange cake. Mostly it was just dry, but I think that's an easy fix for next year. There were some cool pumpkins carved as well. I attempted Jack Sparrow, but his eye broke while I was carving so it looked more like a retarded pirate. Omai's turned out really well though. Can you guess what he carved? Here are some pics from the fun night.