Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
A few random things we have enjoyed/experienced in the last few days.
Now that our Christmas cards have gone out, I can share some of my favorite photos from our November photo shoot with our photographer Chris Harder.
Why is it that the day after Christmas I always have this sudden urge to start purging closets, cupboards, drawers, etc...? Maybe it is because all of the new presents need to go somewhere & there just isn't any more room! I have cleaned my closet, the boys drawers, my scrapbook room, the cereal/can cupboard, junk drawers etc... It feels good & I think my house is 200 lbs. lighter.
I did some day after Christmas shopping! I hit Pier 1 & Target. Found some storage boxes for my wreaths, a few ornaments, & wrapping paper that was super cheap. I even managed to pick up two presents for next year.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
P.S. you can place you cursor on the bottom part of each picture & the caption will show up & the picture will pause! Enjoy!
My Grandma sent me home with her Nativity set yesterday! It made me get all teary eyed. They just don't have the energy to put up all of their decorations each year. They are beginning to down size their Christmas stuff. Receiving her manger scenes was the best gift I received yesterday (along with my license plate frame)! I have always loved her nativity. It is even more special because it was a gift to my Grandma from my Grandpa. I can't wait to put it out next year. It will have to go somewhere high enough that it can be protected :). Our wise men (2 of them) lost hands this season :) due to a curious 3 year old.
We truly hope your December has been a month filled with LOVE, PEACE & JOY. We hope you were able to enjoy all of the sights, sounds & smells that December holds!
P.S. Pictures will be another post!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
And the boys in our house are SO ready for Christmas. They are so excited, they can't stand it!!! I had to laugh tonight. They were so tired that it took them 5 minutes to fall asleep. I remember laying awake till 1 am with my siblings. We would all sleep in one room. We would talk & talk & wonder what Santa would leave us that year. Fun Memories! We enjoyed a great afternoon/evening with John's family. The boys loved the quad rides, frosting the sugar cookies (thanks Auntie Petra), playing with the cousins, & of course opening presents. The Reindeer food has been sprinkled on the lawn, cookies & milk have been left for Santa, & I was able to get all of our yearly pictures in front of the tree. I better get into bed so Santa will visit our house! Merry Christmas to each of you! We hope your day is fabulous & filled with the Christmas spirit.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
We sure did enjoy our annual family Christmas party with the Shores. Mom & Dad hosted the party this year. It was loud & crazy with all of the kids running around. They sure do enjoy one another. I am grateful that they have the chance to get together & reconnect. The family Christmas parties are some of my fondest childhood Memories. Our family is not known for our singing abilities & it was apparent last night. We tried singing Christmas carols while waiting for Santa. We ended up signing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer over & over again because it was the only one everyone new knew the words to! We are pretty pathetic in the singing department. Santa finally showed up & passed out presents. Brody has already seen Santa a couple of times this season & was totally fine & happy! When Santa walked in last night, Brody began to scream. We think he was just upset because someone else showed up to the party in his outfit :). It was another great party! We look forward to next years.
P.S. I was taking pictures on both cameras, I will add more later!
Friday, December 14, 2007
-he is wearing 12-18 months clothes.
-he wears a size three diaper.
-he is drinking 8 oz. of formula @ each feeding.
-he is doing really well with the cereal & food.
-he likes to grab our faces & suck, eeer I mean kiss our cheeks.
-he crawling so fast & is all over the place. Loves to bee line for the Christmas tree when we aren't watching.
-he sat on Santa's lap for the first time(didn't cry but sure looked him up & down)
-he snorts when he crawls.
-he waves when he wants to (does not perform on demand)
-he has decided when he will sleep thru the night & when he will not-uugghhh!
-he now sleeps in a crib that has been lowered as far as it can be due to pulling himself up.
-he saw his first movie in the theatre(Alvin & the Chipmunks) .
-he will no longer be riding in the infant car seat, big boy seat here he comes!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Going to college at night.
2. John & I had been married for one year.
3. Working full time as a nanny for a sweet family.
4. John & I took a fun trip to Hawaii that I had won from a radio station.
5. Turned 23 that year.
5 Things on my to-do list today (only 5?)
1. Finish making my Christmas cards.
2. Complete the Grandma gifts.
3. Get my scrapbook stuff organized for a crop tomorrow night.
4. Wrap Christmas presents.
5. Finish cleaning the kitchen.
5 Snacks I enjoy
1. Chocolate chip cookies
2. Trail Mix
4. Sweet & Salty Chex mix
5. Chocolate chip granola bars
5 things I would do if I was a Billionaire:
1. Go to New York City & do all of the touristy stuff.
2. Take care of missions/college for 4 boys.
3. Buy a bigger house with a playroom, pool & sports court for the boys.
4. A trip to Europe to see John's family.
5.Open a shelter for children, a safe place to call home.
3 of my bad habits:
1. being a little too impatient sometimes.
2. saying YES to too many things @ one time.
3. I stay up way too late!
5 places I have lived
1. San Jose, CA
2. Campbell, CA
3. Orem, UT
4. LA, CA
5. current residence
5 Jobs I’ve had:
1. My first job was at an ice cream store called Big Scoop
2. An accounting Firm
3. A nanny
4. Etcetera in the mall years ago.
5. Current CEO of household.
5 Things people probably don’t know about me:
1. I was a gymnast in my younger years! I took 1st place in all the events in my very 1st gymantics meet. I loved to tumble & do the vault!
2. My nick name while growing up was HOOVERINA becasue I liked to vacum.
3. My natural hair color is a light brown with blonde highlights.
4. I can watch the movies Goonies & A Walk to Remember over & over again.
5. I don't like to make the bed.
**This one was realy hard. Am I an open book????
I now tag all of you reading this! (no blog mmmmLISAmmmm ? at least comment on ours)
Monday, December 3, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
The Ward Christmas party has come & gone. Let me tell you, it felt like we were forever in the planning process. Then the night comes & goes in a blink. We started the evening with a few musical numbers & then the children performed the nativity. The Primary children did such a great job with their lines, the songs, & they just looked so cute in their costumes. We ended the evening with photos with Santa, a dessert bar loaded with all sorts of treats & hot chocolate & a great time visiting with friends. . I could not have pulled this party off with out Camie. She was the creative brain behind the nativity. Her costume ideas were so cute & the sets she created were fabulous. Thank you so much Camie! Keri was also a huge help. She ran my kitchen crew. Thanks Keri, I so appreciate your help.Tanner was Joseph & Carter was wise man. They had a great time dressing up. John was trying to take pictures, juggle the little boys & then my card didn't have any more room for pictures. I will update with more photos when I get them from my friend.It was a great way to kick off our December. I am looking forward to enjoying each day in December & I hope you do too!