Tuesday, November 11

i'll just keep 'em coming

this is embarrassing but i'll put it up anyways, cause i had so much fun! i didn't realize chris was recording me at first.

incredible...thats all i can say... incredible

Monday, November 10

viva la vida...again

i viva la vida !

Coldplay is AMAZING!!!! chris and i went to orlando on friday and saturday! we had more fun than i can even describe. on the drive there we spent a good 2-3 hours geocaching and added quite a few to our numbers. then we checked in our hotel and freshened up for the coldplay concert. we were sooooo excited because when we saw them almost 3 years ago, they were incredible! we were anxious to see how they compared. well, let me just say this. they KNOW how to put on a show! once again they proved to be the best band i have ever seen in concert. chris and i had decent seats, but they were in the back somewhat. well, halfway through the show they got off stage and came into the stand about 15 feet away from us and sang 2 songs!!!!!!! it was awesome!!! i couldnt stop screaming when i realized what was happening! i stood on my seat and screamed and danced like a maniac (much to the displeasure of those sitting behind me im sure!). the whole time i danced and screamed and sang along and and and...it was incredible! i loved every minute of it. this will be a memory of chris and i that i will treasure forever! i dont want to say to much about the concert itself because of others i know that will be going at a later date and i dont want to give anything away ;)
we have a lot of video clips (we taped pretty much the entire concert), but most of them are either too long or will, once again, give things away! hopefully you will get a little taste from the pics and clips i've selected.

ok, so after trying to upload several videos, i received a message reporting that blogger.com could not be reached and that it might not even publish. so i will try to publish this with just the pics and then i will post the videos at a later time. sorry. i guess you'll just have to check back soon!

Saturday, November 1


so this year was a fun one for us in terms of parties and costumes. the young men and young women were in charge of the ward halloween party again this year which meant larissa and i did most of the planning and prepping. ok, not true. chris did a lot of the planning as well and he definitely carried out the plans while at the party. it was on wednesday night instead of mutual. we, the brower family, volunteered to do the fish pond (imagine that!) so i sat in our car while chris helped the little ones fish through our sun roof. once jack saw what was going on, he didnt care to go visit the rest of the carnival events. jack wanted to be harry potter so i got his whole costume together which he thought was soooo cool, until wednesday night, of course. he didnt want to wear any of it! the robe, the glasses, or even hold the wand! i was so sad! chris and i copied our sister-in-law elena and went as mccain and palin. it was so much fun! people were asking to take pictures with us and everything! we did a pretty good job, if i do say so myself :)"drill here, drill now!" just kidding! any time someone tried to talk politics i lifted my hand and said, "please no, it's JUST a costume"

one afternoon mom and i took the kids to target to look at halloween stuff. ellie was really fussy, but jack was having a great time. well, i saw this wig and put it on ellie just to make mom laugh and she immediately stopped screaching. when i took it off, she screamed so i put it back on and she stopped! needless to say, mom bought the wig and it turned out to be on sale!

last night, instead of taking the kids trick-or-treating we stayed at grandmas to help pass out candy. i thought jack would have a hoot seeing all the kids come to the door....and mom always passes out full-size candy bars ;) well, no kids ended up coming! shucks! actually its very weird. anyways, we went to outback and had aussie cheese fries and a thunder down under. jack had so much fun. we went late enough that there werent too many people. so i let jack walk down our bench and dance. he shimmied like none other and the people across from us were laughing so hard. this went on for about 3 or 4 songs. it was great. he's such a ham!


i guess every little kid has to play in the sink a few times, right!

fisherman jack

jack's favorite thing in the whole world. i wonder if he will remember these incredible times when he gets older?