The leaves are staring to change here in Utah. They’ve had a slow start due to some amazing weather (I’m not complaining!). We took a Sunday evening drive up in the canyon by our house so we could show Konsti the beautiful colors:
Brecken was in the middle of kitchen stuff so opted not to come. She said, “I’ve seen the leaves before!” That’s a teenager for ya!
We are in the heart of fall activities. Brecken has had a great season so far with this team:
Collin’s Lone Peak Knights varsity football team has thus far not lost a game. Last week’s game was super exciting. The team (Bingham) had not lost on their home turf in over four years. The final score was Lone Peak 48; Bingham 24. Collin plays Defensive End and is a good little sacker and hustler. If you live in Utah, the Lone Peak vs. Pleasant Grove game will be on Thursday night at 7 p.m. (K-Jazz). Watch for number 51, COLLIN BEARNSON! Here he is after his homecoming game with his homecoming date. She had worn his jersey–how cute!
Konsti also went to the homecoming dance–he is really enjoying American high school life. Two days after the dance, the door bell rang late at night and there were balloons all over our front porch with this note: “Konsti, I would BURST with joy if you’d go to Sadie’s with me. Pop the balloons to see who’s asking you!” It definitely put a big smile on his face! Konsti fits in so well with our family. He’s a lot of fun to have around.
Collin also got asked by two girls literally 10 minutes apart from each other. One girl was outfitted in ski attire , laying in a cooler with only her arm hanging out holding Dibbs ice cream and this note: “Collin, it would be ‘cool’ if I had ‘dibs’ on you for Sadie’s! Open Cooler for a surprise.” When he opened the cooler, the girl jumped out and ran off with the cooler! The other girl gave him a bunch of Tootsie Rolls and a big poster that said “Hey ‘Toots!’ ‘Roll’ with me to Sadie’s?” He then had to open all the wrappers to find out who asked him. So fun! The boys then answered back following the same theme in a creative way.
I’ve been doing some Halloween decorating! Love getting out all the Fall stuff!
My Pal, Kristy Banks, surprised me with this “mantel runner” she whipped up over the weekend:
Another pal, Marci Leishman, sent me this photo of a banner she created:
Take a closer look at the details on each “flag:”
There is a precise thin mat around each triangle. Marci has an expensive paper trimmer but swears by the Perfect Layers Rulers for exact cutting every time. It would be impossible to eyeball these and have them look right. I love this tool too! I’ve sold over 30,000 of them on QVC. It was the longest running scrapbook item because it’s very affordable, portable and a must-have in every scrapbooking room. It hasn’t been available for over two years but now it’s back. So–I have a challenge for you! I really want to make a Halloween banner to hang under my mantel so let’s make one together! How about if we are done by a week from Friday? That will give us plenty of time.
Here’s how to get started:
1. Gather Halloween Paper and Halloween accents from your stash.
2. Decide on the saying your want on the banner.
3. Go here for instructions.
4. If you don’t already have the Perfect Layers rulers, go here to order. You will get a discount by ordering this way.
I’m so excited to make a banner with you!