The Livingstons

The Livingstons

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

October Festivities!

October just completely came and went! It flew by! And now we are on to November and Thanksgiving and then being done with school and then CHRISTMAS! Oh my goodness, I am SO excited! That means the holiday season is upon us: hot chocolate, warm blankets, family fun time, Christmas cookies, breaks from school, CHRISTMAS MUSIC, decorations, and so much more. I just love this time of year (except for the FREEZING cold here in Utah, but even that is bearable). While I'm over here being way overly excited about the holiday season, you can take a look at some of the things we have been up to this October!

We got together with Greg's family for his mom's birthday this month. It was fun to be together.

I'm pretty sure I already posted something about Greg's Student Innovator of the Year competition at BYU. He competed with his product called the "Oyster." It's a replacement for a syringe because syringes are pretty dangerous to dispose of, and his product stops this problem. Anyway, he didn't win the competition, but he did make the top 8 out of around 40 teams! He also found out that a retired Vice President of BD Medical wants to mentor him (he was one of the judges and was clearly impressed with Greg's product and ideas!) Plus, another company called ATL Technology, which is a worldwide company but has a building in Springville, is interested in him as well. The CEO of that company emailed Greg expressing interest in his product and basically offered him a job there. Pretty exciting! Here's my awesome husband with his certificate from the competition. He got recognized for "Best Product for Scalability." Awesome, huh?!

On to our yearly pumpkin carving tradition. This year, I basically did the best pumpkin I've ever done in my entire life. I carved the Princess and the Frog. I was pretty impressed with myself.

Greg worked really hard and put a lot of detail into his Darth Vader pumpkin this year. He's such a guy.

I sent these pictures to my mom (she was in Utah at the time) to show her how awesome we did. She was really impressed and was happy we were keeping the tradition alive. My dad texted me a few minutes after I had texted my mom and said, "Hey, just because Mom's in Utah doesn't mean you don't send me pictures of your pumpkin carving results!" I guess he felt a little left out of all of the fun. Haha, I just love my dad so much. And my mom. Anways...

We got to spend some time with my mom in Salt Lake a few weekends ago. She was up in Utah to spend time with both Ann Marie and me (well, and Greg of course). We had so much fun shopping and laughing and enjoying each others' company. I love my mom so much.

We found these earrings at Old Navy while we were shopping. They each weighed about 10 pounds. My ears were pretty much falling off. We thought they just looked hilarious on me.

Me and my babe.

So, I absolutely LOVE Halloween. It's one of my favorite holidays. We didn't dress up or anything, but we did get to go over to Greg's cousin's place to see her and her husband's new baby, Eli! He was about 2 weeks old, and he was an angel. Just completely perfect in every way. They were doing great, even though they seemed a little tired. I don't blame them. We watched Hocus Pocus and ate junk food. It was just great.

I couldn't NOT post these pictures on here. I seriously can't get enough of these two cuties, Savannah and Sterling!

Last weekend, Greg and I went up to Salt Lake with Seth, Kjiersti, and Jake Clark to a haunted house called Nightmare on 13th. It was SUPER fun! It was just hilarious getting freaked out by the monsters and laughing at each other scream. I think Seth was the most scared out of all of us. Kjiersti and Jake were champs. We seriously had so much fun! I love hanging out with these people!

We made some cookies the other night, and I just had to take a picture of this beaut. Can you find someone who is more manly than this? Camo shirt, spatula in hand, and oven mitt. He never wears this shirt, so when I saw that he put it on, I kind of giggled a little bit. Totally not his style. I love this guy.

Happy Halloween! And you better start getting excited for the holidays!!!!