Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

For Halloween this year we went down to Cedar city. It was really fun but freezing! We went to a sheep parade on Saturday morning and then later that night we went to a little Carnival that had tons of little games and food all for free! Then, we went to Great Grandma Raedawn's house and had some Chili and then went trick-o-treating. Alli had a blast and ate WAY too much candy, especially on the drive home. Oh well, Halloween only comes around once a year right?! For Halloween this year Alli was a......
Cheetah Cat!

Alli, Parker and Zach

Peyton and Alli

Josh, Dillon and Laine (Josh's Dad)

Baby Ashlin

Alli and Lindsay
All the sheep coming down main street at the parade...I thought it was hilarious!
She loves to play the piano at Grandma's
Parker, Zach and Kobe
Peyton, Alli & Josh

She was all tuckered out, even before it started! She fell asleep on the way, before it even started so she was EXHAUSTED by the end of the night!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 6

 Favorite super hero and why

I don't know a lot of superheroes other than Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman so I took a little quiz to find out which female superhero I am and it said Emma Frost.. so therefore i guess SHE is my favorite- although I'm  not so sure about her outift lol!

What female superhero are you???
Emma Frost
You sometimes vary between devious and good. You have the power of telepathy and turning into a diamond substance. Attractive, wealthy, and sometimes a teacher!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 5

A picture of somewhere you've been to...

Lake Powell.

We love Lake Powell. Although we haven't been for a few years. I really miss it. I used to go a lot with my family when i was younger and Josh to with his family. We definitely need to go back soon!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 4

A habit that I wish I didn't have....

Taking like 15 minutes to get ready for bed!!!
Yes, it really takes me that long to get ready for bed.
My husband doesn't understand it, but I can't help it!
It's just a little routine I have that I cannot seem to change.
I especially hate this little habit when I'm dead tired and don't feel like getting ready for bed.

My routine goes like this:
1. Brush teeth and floss sometimes =) I'm not a consistent flosser.
2. Put a denture cleaner tab in a cup to clean my retainer while washing my face
3. Take contacts out
3. Wash my face good
4.Take all mascara off with baby oil
5. Wipe off any excess oil
6. Toner if I have it on hand
7. Apply moisturizer
8. Blow my nose
8. Get a drink of water
9. Put lotion on
9. Apply VS Beauty Rush Soothing Clear Lip Balm . I've been totally addicted to it for years. It makes your lips feels so good. 

Finally go to bed. I don't know why it takes so long but it does.

McCall's Bridal Shower

This past weekend I went down for Richfield for my my friend McCall's bridal shower! She is the last one out of our little group to get hitched. It was so fun to hear all about the stories of her and Jake and see all the cute pictures of them! McCall, we will all be looking forward to your baby shower soon haha! = )
Congrats McCall, you will make a beautiful bride!

All of us at Pepperbelly's, our usual gathering place...

Pretty self explanatory =)

McCall telling us why she loves Jake petal by of the super cheesy games we have done at each of our bridal showers...

We passed around Chelsea's brand new baby cute!


 Blog Challenge Day 3
 a picture of you and your friends

This post goes along perfectly with Day 3 of the blog challenge. The above picture is some of my best high school friends. We have remained pretty close since we graduated back in 02! I also have a picture of us HERE.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 2

The meaning behind your blog name....

Our blog name is pretty straight forward. I named it "The Sutherland Family" because obviously that is who we are- it's as simple as that! We dont' have a creative or catchy blog name - I guess we're pretty boring!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blog Challenge- Day 1

I have seen this on a few blogs and thought it looked like a fun challenge! So here I go with Day 1 for my blog. I don't think I'll be able to do one every single day, but I will do my best to get through all of the topics as soon as I can.

day 1-15 interesting facts about yourself
day 2- the meaning behind your blog name
day 3- a picture of you and your friends
day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have
day 5- a picture of somewhere you've been to
day 6- favorite super hero and why
day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
day 8- short term goals for this month and why
day 9- something you're proud of in the past few days
day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad
day 11- another picture of you and your friends
day 12- how you found out about blogger and why you have one
day 13- a letter to someone who has hurt you recently
day 14- a picture of you and your family
day 15- put you ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play
day 16- another picture of yourself
day 17- someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
day 18- plans/dreams/goals you have
day 19- nicknames you have and why you have them
day 20- someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future
day 21- a picture of something that makes you happy
day 22- what makes you different from everyone else
day 23- something you crave for a lot
day 24- a letter to your parents
day 25- what I would find in your bag
day 26- what do you think about your friends
day 27- why are you doing this 30 day challenge
day 28- a picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed since then?
day 29- in this past month, what have you learned
day 30- you favorite song 

Day 1-15 interesting facts about yourself....

1. I love Black Licorice
2. I love crushed ice
3. I love to cook/entertain
4. I love cheap stores like Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, Wet Seal...all those type. But I also love really expensive stores like Nordstrom...go figure!
5. I'm not very patient, I can be when I need to be but overall NOT a patient person
6. I feel like I need to get braces again, I swear my teeth are getting so crooked!
7. I love getting new cell phones, just got one last week. It's funny how you get so attached to your phone
8. I would consider myself a country girl, but I also love being a city girl. I like having the best of both worlds
9. I have a freaky toe, my right little piggy toe goes over my other toe
10. My hair gets greasy after like 8 hours, I have to wash my hair everyday
11. I dread cleaning my shower, worst chore ever for me
12. I have a led foot, I hate going the speed limit it kills me
13. I have never broken a bone in my body
14. I love to sleep
15. I need a new bra and THIS is a fact!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Birthday Girl

I can't believe today 3 years ago our little Alli was born! She is so smart and is so much fun. She is getting very independent and talking so good. I can tell this is going to be a fun year for her! We love you sweet girl and we're so glad you're ours! HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY!

A few things about Alli right now....
Loves to pretend, she has a great imagination!
Love to talk to all her toys and dolls, put them to sleep, feed them etc.
Loves scissors! Loves to cut paper into little pieces that I'm constantly cleaning up =)
Loves to go outside and say hi to the dogs.
Loves to ride her bike.

She is 33 lbs and 37 inches now!

 Brand New

 1 Year Old

 2 Years Old

 3 Years Old

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Party Time!

Alli had her 3rd Birthday party yesterday! Both sets of grandparents were there to help celebrate. She had been talking about her party for a long time- she was so excited! It was fun to watch her open her presents, she definitely got spoiled and she LOVES her new bike! That was the one thing she asked for, along with a Dora birthday cake.

We're glad you had a Happy Birthday Princess! We Love very much!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just wanted to say congrats to my Dad on shooting his ram! He got very  lucky at the Hunting Expo earlier this year and won a sheep tag on the San Rafael- one of his dream hunts.

 "South San Rafael on Oct. 12th, 2010 at about 7:30 a.m.  It was 250 yards up a ledge.  I missed the first two shots with “ram fever”, I guess.  My third shot his him in the lower neck and exited his skull about and inch and a half below it’s horn  as it ran over the top of the  ledge  away from me.  My brother Maurice helped me and climbed the ledge with his two artificial knees.  He was a great help.  It was a memorable hunt.  I’m hooked  on sheep hunting.  It was close to the Hidden Splendor uranium mine.  It was running with a smaller ram.  I checked him out today with the DWR.  It scored approx. 150 with the DWR’s unofficial measurements.  I’ll always remember this hunt.  One of my best!"

Way to go Dad!

Monday, October 11, 2010


I had my first apple pie carmeled apple from Kneaders the on Saturday and it was DELIGHTFUL
I like to bake a lot lately
I love Project Runway
I'm really into watching Cake Boss on TLC, it's so fascinating! Josh thinks I'm weird for liking to watch it =)
I love everything Pumpkin...cookies, cheesecake, bread, pie, ALL of it.
I love that Alli copies everything I say lately
I need to get my carpets cleaned really bad
I wonder who really reads my blog regularly and who my blog stalkers are!
I love that my house is clean right now
I think it's weird that I now love any form of onions and raisinets..what the?! Not sure how that happened.
I love that Alli likes to be as independent as she can be
It's nice to be back in Relief Society- I was in nursery for quite awhile =)
I love to plan parties
I'm secretly so excited to take Alli to build a bear because I know she will love it!
I'm anxious to try a cookie dough recipe I found that is safe to eat (without eggs). It can be found HERE.
I randomly won tickets to Disney on ice on the radio- i have won quite a few things off the radio actually
I love quotes
I'm excited to go to Vegas for work in November
I feel very scatter brained lately, not sure why?!
I think my Alli is the best little girl and so gorgeous...I wonder what other people really think
I love the new Pioneer crossing road...takes me like 5 min to get to Target now!
I'm really glad Josh is likes his job
I love that we get to have 4 seasons, even though I wish winter was shorter
I love Tim McGraw's new song "Felt good on my lips"
I want to go country dancing with Josh

The end!

Friday, October 8, 2010


We made Red Velvet cupcakes today and holy cow, that cake mix is MESS-Y! Wow. Everything was red. Alli loves to help me make things, but this time was exceptionally messy. I thought she looked like a little Vampire does she not?! 

Anyway, the final product ended up good. Red Velvet cupcakes with home made cream cheese frosting & red sprinkles...Yum! Alli, thanks for being my best helper! I had fun with you, even though you are one messy girl =)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Wayne County....

Last weekend we went to Wayne County. It's always relaxing and so nice to go down. I feel so rejuvenated whenever I get back from going there. We haven't been down in months! We had fun going to the park, taking multiple rides on the Ranger, going to see all the animals Bicknell has to offer, making mud pies in the dirt, watching conference, eating way too much candy and eating delicious food. I swear I was constantly eating one thing after another. My Mom sure knows how to make us feel welcome! Josh, Brandon, my Dad and Uncle Maurice went hunting for deer one day and big horn sheep the next. Good times!

Hmm....I don't think I have to explain much ha!

Good times on one of the many Ranger rides

 Alli lovin the dirt and being outside, and taking Dora for a stroller ride =)

 Alli and Wyatt watching TV

 Little Sophia loved the mud!

 I think Alli drank more of Grandma's diet coke than she did...she always steals her drink

Trying to get the horses to come over...

 All of the little cousins together...precious!