Wednesday, October 28, 2015

4th Annual Crook Refunion Part 2

Here are the teams for our first Challenge. 

This was superfun. We had a certain amount of time and limited amount of money to spend. 
We had a story that outlined things we needed to take pictures of, and certain items we had to purchase. The goal was to get as many things crossed off the list with time limit and money we were allotted. So we headed off to the outlets at Park City
This was my contribution:

Luggage or  Carry On

 Talking on the phone

Something Slow-I got two of them. 

We also had to purchase an island frock, an exercise outfit, something to bake with, something that had the name Tommy. Man I wish I could remember everything. It was super fun. We had to make sure the little kids were involved. We earned points based on meeting back to the meeting spot on time and how many items we collected. 

We went out to celebrate India's Birthday

 Her Cool Birthday Shades

Sombrero and Dessert

White Elephant 

A Book and Banana Slicer

Wolf T-shirt


This are electrical clamps or something handy like that. 

A boatload of Shaving Cream
and a matching Hat. Doesn't dad look thrilled.

Dr. Pepper Tshirt

Giant Playing Cards

A nice duffel bag

Perfume or makeup Samples

Brooklyn 99-Such a funny show.

This Keith Urban Guitar was in my possession for about 30 seconds before it was stolen.

Make up samples

Sunday, October 25, 2015

My Favorites this Week #41-Mostly Music

I thought I'd focus this week on new music I'd listened to this week.

First of all, Can we just talk about Adele. She is back and better than ever. I am so excited for her new album, 25. Her new single "Hello" is out and pretty everybody, including myself is loving it. It is classic Adele. It is emotional, it is powerful and it is raw. Have you heard it yet? Every album there is at least one song that make you think Dang Girl-Who broke your heart?
Can't wait for November 20th

Carrie Underwood-Story Teller
I just bought this album and listened to it yesterday. Each song does tell a story whether its about losing love, or appreciating your relationship with your parents. Each track has its own sound. Some are sweet and others playful, Some are sassy and some are dark but the core is still Carrie's sound.  I really liked this album and I'm curious to hear what you guys think.
You've probably heard the new single "Smoke Break"

My favorite track is the Chocktaw County Affair

Maddie & Tae
This album is definitely cutesy and very much for the teen crowed but I thought it was fun listening to it in my car. There is nothing very profound or deep but it is definitely catchy.
I really enjoyed "Shut up and Fish"
Here is my other favorite track on the album

One Direction-Perfect
This is the new single and I can't wait for their new album.

This week I'm hoping to get the new Pentatonix album

Now you all know I pretty much have the musical taste of a 13 year old girl ha ha.
What have you been listening to?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

4th Annual Crook Family Refunion Part 1

For those of you reading who are new readers and are now thinking, what is a "refunion"?  What is she talking about? This is our annual family get together with my siblings and their families and our parents. We don't believe in the word "reunion." Reunions should be fun and we take our fun very seriously. We get together and spend 3 days having a great time.   

I took this picture right before we drove to Park City. Karl couldn't make it but we want to make sure he's included as much as we can. 

 This year we got crazy. We got to Park City early enough and we had enough gifts we decided to do 4 nights of white elephant gifts instead of our usual 3. This is our family tradition. Everybody contributes and you have to be at least 10 years old to participate. 
Books and Giftcards

cataclysm t-shirt

Funny Tshirt. 

New Makeup Bag


For some weird reason, Olivia kept getting aprons. This was the first of many. 

1984 Bush/Reagan Shirt and Mug-so great!

I can't express how much I love this t shirt. I need to order me one. 

This CD/DVD combo was less popular.

This towel says "Salt Life" Its a fun restaurant in Florida and they have separate stores that sell shirts and other merchandise. 

For Cooking

Hair Products

An inflatable boombox-what?

Electrical Clamps

Charlie and the Chocolate FActory

S and B

Jigs and Baby

Just Trouble

E and Grandpa


He loves Uncle J

Cute girls

Everbody Loves her. 

Photo bomb!

Best Friends

Baby in a Bag

We did a competition each day. After lunch, our job was to go into the Park City Museum and study the displays. Then we would answer questions-Girls on one team. Boys on another. 
Winning team got points. We switched up the teams each day and at the end of the reunion the child and adult with the most points earned the secret prize.

We got to meet the Search and Rescue dogs that work at the ski resort. 

Nuff Said

Play time with the light up glasses. 

Goes in the Kitchen

Duffel Bag and Water Bottle

E and Mr. Tiger

See-more Aprons

And a S'more Kit


Curling Iron

Super Nice Earphones. My niece took them and said she was going to trade them for a Wii.

My gift-shampoo and perfume

Head Rest for Travel

Trojans...I think

NObody wanted this DVD-Dad tried to return it to Wal Mart-even they wouldn't take it back.