a local market had zapotes on sale for just $2.99/lb. we only got 3 zapotes--but they were big enough that those three still cost a total of $15. but they were worth it. look at that lucious zapote!
we at the first zapote by just scooping the goodness out. we ate the other two zapotes by making batidas de zapote (zapote smoothies). oh i love those. those were really good too.
on brian's birthday we went to our favorite mexican restaurant and had burritos. (also note b's cool batik shirt we got in hawaii this summer, and his fun new glasses.)
two books i ordered from amazon for b. he's already finished "dear committee members" (which is good, i've finished it already too), and he's currently reading "indonesia etc" and enjoying that one.
a plate that says jackson hole, wyoming. (notice sierra's stuffed dog, duke, too. she loves that dog.)
one of b's big presents was that i framed the ohio pawpaw festival posters i got back in 2007 (when i went to the festival). they are now hanging on our wall.
b with the family birthday card. for dessert on brian's birthday, he and i had baked brie (and the kids had cake).
after going to the pumpkin patch, we enjoyed the beautiful weather and went off exploring in the western desert. we found several interesting bones.
the following monday, i took the kids (along with my mom, kyle and his family, and ross and his family) up to logan for the day. here we are at the recently updated ogden temple.
we went to the logan zoo and got to see this beautiful great horned owl. just look at how lovely it is.
i hung around the owl for about 30 minutes, which was a bit longer than i think the guy wanted to keep it out. but it was so cool.
we also went to the gosner cheese factory and loaded up on cheese, exotic milks, and ice cream. here is jackson eating his ice cream.
jumping forward, cathy came out to see us all and whitney. she came out a few days before halloween. we dressed up and went with whitney and her family and cathy to a ward halloween/chili cook-off party.
cathy dressed up as honey since her granddaughters were bees and her daughter and son-in-law were beekeepers.
on the saturday after halloween, we went on a di run with cathy. while we were north of salt lake (hoping to be able to buy some japanese glass balls from someone), we stopped at a wendy's for lunch. we had some coupons so splurged a bit. notice how b's burger is a double patty.
sadly, we didn't get the japanese glass balls. but we did have a good day together.