Erickson Family Pic. '17

Erickson Family Pic. '17

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween '14

Happy Halloween!
We had a great Halloween, the kids had a very fun time going trick-or-treating at the Orem mall.  Then they took turns giving out candy to the neighbors and watching spooky movies.  We decided to be Pirates from Neverland this year!  Jason was Captain Hook & I (Kris) was Izzy the Pirate.

Here's some pic's we took of us.

Sydney was a Pirate Fairy

Caden was Jake the Pirate

The kids posing together.

Violet was Wonder Woman or dog!

 Dodger was Spider-man or dog

Mr. Fisk & Neko kitties getting in the spirit
They both looked very excited about it.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sydney 1st Grade Pic.

Here is Sydney's 1st grade picture from school.  She's so cute and getting so big, still can't believe she is in 1st grade already!!!

Facebook Happenings Oct. '14

Facebook Happenings for Oct. '14

Some things you might have missed on facebook.

Oct. 1, 2014
Dorothy Johnson - It's like REALLY!!!! Haha
Chuck Keilman - I agree. Why can't we celebrate one holiday at a time. I refuse to listen to Christmas music in the middle of October
Kris Kemp-Erickson - I know! I like to celebrate each holiday as it comes...

Oct. 9, 2014
I like this one better than the "I am Mormon". Since I'm not technically Mormon and the 1st Presidency has asked to not refer to myself as Mormon. Not to be a stickler and please don't get me wrong I don't mind the term Mormon, but I like LDS better.

Oct. 11, 2014
So I saw "Meet the Mormons" yesterday, it was such a good movie. I highly recommend it. The place was packed. I looked over to the person next to me and asked "I wonder how many people here are not Mormons - if any?". It was a really good movie though - thanks Mom for watching the kids for me!
Beth Strickler - U should watch the movie, Moms Night Out...its super cute and funny, and its rated pg
Trevor D. Kelley - The answer is zero.
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Beth - I'll have to see it. Trevor - Yeah I figured. But I think it's funny since this movie is for people who are interested in knowing more, but the only ones who go to see it are people who already know because they are Mormons. Too funny, but it was a really good movie and I'm glad I saw it.
Janice Ford Hatfield - I saw it today, only 7 families there, and only one was not know to us.
Sarah Johnson - I wonder if it is opening in other cities? I don't know, a lot of people are curious about Mormons and what we believe so why not have it available. I look forward to seeing it.
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Sarah - Yeah it's available in other states/cities. And as long as there is something like 400 people who want to see it, they will play it in that area - at least that's what I heard.

Oct. 15, 2014
I even remember celebrating a certain best friend's birthday - and crusin' state str. in the back of a truck at like 12 am. Good times!

Oct. 17, 2014
That's one way good way to look at it!

Oct. 20, 2014
So I learned something cool about our cat Mr. Fisk. He is actually a Maine coon mix - their face above their eyes looks like an M and that's how you can tell they are Maine coon cats. Plus they are larger than your average cat and long haired. Ours is larger, but certainly not as large as a pure breed and he has relatively short hair compared to pure breeds. But I now know why he is soooo friendly and cuddly. They are know for being socially co-dependent, they really like people, they like dogs and are very loyal to their families. They are also known for following their families around the neighborhood or playing with a dog like dogs play. Which our cat does all of the above things, he even give us hugs when we pick him up. He's a funny cat and I've always thought he was not a normal cat. But now it makes sense as to why he is the way he is. It's always fun to find out new things.
Janice Ford Hatfield - I love Maine coons. On of these days would love to have one.
Brent Isom - Cats rule
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Ours is fun, that's the kind of cat I like. Our other cat is anti-social and acts like a normal cat. But I'm more a dog person than a cat person. I love my dogs - they're awesome!
Beth Strickler - I'm not really a cat person but they're cool when they are all cuddly and friendly
Dorothy Johnson - my new kitty Luna and I are starting to really bond. She was a bit grumpy at first, but she is starting to be a lot of fun now.
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Yeah it's fun when they start to warm up to you and be fun or cuddly.

Oct. 23, 2014
Is so excited I get to see my niece Kaitlynn (who is coming home from her mission today) in about 3 hrs!!! Wahoo!
Brent Isom - So exciting my nieces come home in six months
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Nice, very cool! Where did she go?
Rachel Bryan Baggiore - That went by fast!
Kris Kemp-Erickson - I know, it's crazy!
Brent Isom - One went to Tennessee the other one is in Southern California my sisters twins
Kris Kemp-Erickson - Very cool!

Oct. 26, 2014
So I was talking to Sydney about what it would be like if we were to live in Oregon (Portland area). I was telling her about how you can ride your bike all year around, how it rains (she likes it when it rains), the beach is a little over an hr. away and the mountains are about 2 hrs. away - which we can go to either anytime we want. We like the mountains, so we could go anytime we wanted. She likes the snow, so we can go and play in the snow (in the mountains - during winter), anytime she wants, but it's not where we live (which Mom & Dad like very much). It's really pretty and green. It doesn't rain as much as people think. It gets warm enough in the summer for AC and cold enough in the fall/winter for hot chocolate, the leaves to change colors (which is my favorite) and it maybe snows like 3 times a year (but it doesn't stay and is only 1-3" maybe). Then I was thinking about this conversation later on and thought it really is perfect, wish I were living there now. Here's to hoping one day!

Oct. 29, 2014
Something I try to do everyday!
Brent Isom - That's something I am trying to learn.
Kris Kemp-Erickson - It's not always easy, but I tend to be very hard on myself. So I try and remember what I've learned and how I have tried to become a better person because of my mistakes.

Sydney Oct. '14

Sydney has been busy playing and having so much fun this month.

Here's some pic's we took of her.

Having the whole gang in the bed with Dad.

Playing in the leaves and having so much fall fun.

Sleeping with the trusty Violet.

Sydney made this in school, so cute.

Caden Oct. '14

Caden has been busy playing and having so much fun this month.

Here's some pic's we took of him.

Sleeping with his dog Dodger.

 Being the amazing Spider-man.

The whole gang in bed with Dad.

Playing in the leaves and having so much fall fun.

Ward Halloween Party Pic's '14

We went to our ward Halloween party and had a bunch of spooky fun.  The kids really liked going trick-or-treating before Halloween.  We missed having Jason there, but it was fun having Grandma Kemp there.

Here's some pic's we took before we went.
I (Kris) and my Mom (G-ma) were witches.  
Sydney was a Pirate fairy and Caden of course was Spider-man.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween Fun '14

We have had a great weekend and had alot of Halloween fun!!!  
We went to the pumpkin patch to pick out some pumpkins, then we came home and carved them.  Then after we had dinner we made some gingerbread Halloween houses.  The kids sure loved it and had a great time.

Here's some pic's that were taken, enjoy!

Pumpkin patch pic's

 Carving pumpkin pic's

Haunted gingerbread house pic's.