Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Here are Max, Conli and Xander looking at a fun Candy Land Tree :)
Here is an AWESOME
This is the tree that our ward made. It was called "Angels from Heaven"
A very different one: A Barbie House shaped like a tree! This was one of my favorites.
I LOVE BARBIE!!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
On Saturday Xander helped my mom and I put christmas lights in the garden. Pat was such a great son in-law and put up the christmas lights on the house 2 weeks ago, but ran out of lights to do the garden. While cleaning the garage, my mom found a bag of lights so we did the rest! Xander was helping us hammer in some posts in the grass so we could string lights along the curbing. He had to go around hammering everything that he could find. Luckly it wasn't summer, or else all the bugs would have been in for it!!
Here is Mara and cousin Sawyer. Isn't Sawyer the sweetest thing! I am so jealous that she has red hair! Seeing my brother have a red headed child gives me hope that maybe I too could have one, someday!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
|You Are a Purple Crayon|
Your world is colored in dreamy, divine, and classy colors.
You hold yourself to a sky high standard, and you are always graceful.
People envy, idolize, and copy you without realizing it. You are an icon for those who know you.
And while it is hard to be a perfectionist, rest assured it's paying off!
Your color wheel opposite is yellow. While yellow people may be wise, they lack the manners and class needed to impress you.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Here is Karri and I after eating! We were lucky to have dinner when we did. I was able to get Mara lunch at noon, and put her down for a nap. She missed Thanksgiving, but it was so nice not to have to worry about her :)
We had about 30 adults and 8 kids this year (which is small for my family) It was so fun to have a "kiddie table" Here is Luke, Max, Mariah and Xander! Luke and Mariah belong to my cousin Liz.
After dinner we went to visit with Pat's family and have desert. I am very lucky to have such a great mother in-law. She got a Banana Cream Pie just for me!!! YUMMMY :)
Pat's Aunt Kimbur and Uncle Kevin and family were in town from California. They have 3 kids that live here currently, and brought their other two with them. Their son Skyler "Red Shirts" for the BYU Football team! Anyway, we were all able to be together with them and his cousin Tera, her husband Ike and their little boy Dane. It is so great to have family close by and to be able to get together as often as we do :) We hung out for awhile, then came home and played Wii with Karri, Brent, Lisa, Mom and the kids. Max and Xander played baseball together! It was so funny! My mom grabbed Lisa's camera instead of hers (they have the same camera) and took pictures and video of them :) I will post them when I get them.
Then the kids decided to play "Hide & Seek". Their favorite place to hide is in the bathtub!! I don't know how Mara got in, they must have helped her LOL.
Overall it was a great Thanksgiving! I am so grateful for my family, especially my wonderful Husband. He loves me for who I am :) I love my kids and the smiles and trials they give me. I am thankful for the gospel in my life. I know that I could do better at some things, and am grateful for the knowledge that my Father in Heaven loves me and is watching out for me.
Monday, November 19, 2007
My mom decided to buy a Wii for her house, so that the whole family could play whenever we get together! She was able to get one last weekend, so during dinner we all made our own characters!
(Here is Xander's! He had to do it all by himself)
- Do not operate the Wii console or remote within 9 inches of a pacemaker
- If you have a pacemaker or other implanted medical device, do not use the Wii console or remote without first consulting your doctor or the manufacturer of your medical device.
At least we had enough people that Pat could fill in for her :)
We have already purchased Star Wars Lego The Complete Saga, and Pat and I are almost 50% done! :)
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Mara has started a new thing. She will lay down on the floor with her blanket over her head and say "mom, mom, mom" until I say "what?" she will then say "I seeping" When I say "you're sleeping?" she will say "no" then get up! Sometimes she would say "yah" and stay there!! She did this a lot the other day!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Now at Target: The kids are on the ground, and that way they can be standing, sitting, lying down, or even sitting in a chair! The camera is free from cables, so that the photographer has it in their hands and can walk with it and get the good shots, whether they are close up or far away, or up high or down low! They take so many pictures!! Which is awesome, but sometimes harder to choose, LOL And you can pick whatever you want for your package, which I love. There is just so much freedom at Target and I love it! And if you want them to email you the pictures it is just 5 bucks! So of course I did it :)
Monday, November 5, 2007
I just have to share these pictures. I absolutely LOVE THEM!!! They are by an artist named Annie Leibovitz. They are of famous people portraying Disney characters. She did these pictures for the