Thursday, December 27, 2007

Tis the Season!

It is hard to believe Christmas is over for another year. We had a fun holiday season, but kind of glad the craziness of it all is over! I am getting excited to put all the decorations away and start fresh on redecorating!! I have one problem to get figured out before I can put ALL the decorations away though. We have lost baby Jesus! (from the Little People nativity) He has been missing for a few weeks now and somehow I thought we would miraculously find him before Christmas Eve, but it hasn't happened yet. Maybe it is just going to have to be a reminder that the search for Jesus in our lives and hearts is all year long, not just at Christmas time!

Here is a recap of the last few weeks events! (Thanks to all the digi scrap sights who have had fabulous freebies over the last month!)

We all experienced bouts of sickness the last few weeks- runny nose, "boogy" eyes, and ear infections. We were all finally healthy again for Christmas morning. I happened to snap a shot of Natalie falling asleep on the bathroom floor while I got ready for the day! You know she is sick when she falls asleep somewhere besides her cribby! Also had to include pictures of some the delicious desserts I made this holiday season. I feel like I baked, and baked, and baked, etc.

Nick had his little Christmas Program for preschool at Camp Williams. I think the kids were so excited we finally got to go where the ARMY MEN are. Nick was adorable in his red hat and I loved seeing him sing the songs this year. He waved at us every chance he got!

I love to get the kids new outfits to wear to Church the Sunday before Christmas! Here are some pictures of Mckay and Natalie, somehow I didn't get one of Nick! I am the ward Choir director and was a little stressed Sunday morning! The choir did so good and it was a big relief to have it over with. I really do love to help bring the spirit into the meeting with beautiful music!

All of the kids were very excited to have Grandpa, I mean SANTA, take time to visit us on Christmas Eve. It has become a tradition that we all look forward to. They all sat on his lap this year and were anxious to see what awaited them in the big red bag!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas!

The Little Shepherd Girl

This week for family night we were reading this cute Christmas book, 'The Little Shepherd Girl." It is a sweet little story about a girl who wants to be a shepherd with her daddy and brother and the night that she gets to, the Savior is born. As we were trying to read and Mckay and Natalie were being a little crazy, we got to the part where she finds baby Jesus. I love how the book portrays the events and shows a close up of the little girl looking at the baby. It really reminds you that our Savior came into the world just like us. Nate and I both looked at each other and knew that we were feeling the spirit, and so was Nick. Amongst our other wild chillins', the spirit was there. Little Nicko said, "I wish I could see baby Jesus. I wish I was there." We talked about it for a minute how we were probably there as angels and rejoicing that our Savior was born! I am so grateful for the birth of our Savior and that we get to celebrate it this time of year.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

My Handsome Stinker!

This is what you get when you have a three year old who is obsessed with the camera! I went to download my pics tonight and was surprised at how many I had to download, until I saw these. More than half of the photos were these fabulous shots of Mckay's eye! What a handsome little stinker I have!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Rebecca, don't read any further! Just know that Christmas Day isn't too far off and you can enjoy all you want! For the rest of you, stop what you are doing and rush to the nearest Target or Smith's. Cadbury has come out with a Christmas version of the Fabulous "purple Easter eggs!" I found them yesterday and had them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desert today. MMMMMM!!! If you have never tried them, you will love them when you do. I have to be careful not to have them in the car with me because it is amazing how quickly I can eat the whole bag- one at a time! So much for shedding the pounds this holiday season. THANKS CADBURY- no really THANK YOU!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

{nO MoRE kIDs}

A few weeks ago, Nick was telling me that I need to have more babies.
Last night as we were driving to a family Christmas Party, I was telling Nate that I need to buy some more digi scrapbooking kits. Mckay said to us " No MORE KIDS! ( kits- kids? close) We have enough kids mom. Me and Nick are brothers and we have Natalie." I tend to agree with Mckay right now. We still don't need more kids- as of yet- but I have noticed myself looking at babies lately a little more frequently than I have for a while. My baby is going to be 2 soon. WHOA! I am not saying that I am ready yet, but the idea of having more kids might come back to me one day! Still I think I will stick to just buying more digi scrap KITS!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Let it SNoW!

It is finally here!! December and the snow! YEAH!! We ( I mean the boys!) have been waiting for this for a month now. What a way for a new month to start with a huge snowfall. Nate and I were made aware of this in bed this morning by Nick and Mckay. They came in with freezing cold pink feet and wet jammies and said, "come look at all the footprints in the snow!" They just couldn't wait for us to get them all bundled up. Nick has been out there all morning, and Mckay quickly realized how COLD snow really is!! He did take his boots off to jump on the trampoline which he quickly found out wasn't a good idea. What a good little boy obeying the "NO SHOE" rule. He came in and enjoyed a mug of Hot Chocolate. Ohh, this time of year is fun!!