Saturday, December 27, 2008


I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Ours was snowy and warm! We opened presents and then later that afternoon we went and saw Bedtime Stories. It's a really cute movie! Here are some pictures of the kids. Parker was throwing a fit...but what else is new! After that he was fine and the kids did a great job of taking turns opening up presents. Zach got a Spiderman computer and a police dress up uniform. Parker got Diego train set and Alivia got diapers and clothes! Mom and Dad got a new fridge that's not here yet. At one point after all was said and done, Zach was playing with Parker's toy, Parker was playing with Alivia's toy and Alivia was chewing on paper. Crazy day!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

6 monther

Alivia is sadly 6 months old now. Seriously, where does the time go? She weighs 16 pounds exactly and is 25" long. She's in the 50th percentile for everything, so she's just normal. She is staring to scoot around everywhere and it's a job keeping little boys' little toys away from her. I am sad to report that she doesn't have any more hair and we still don't know if it will be red or not! She is really easy going and we love having her here!

Monday, December 15, 2008

There's 'snow' fun like sled fun

Because we got the first taste of winter this weekend, my kids had to pull out their winter gear and go sledding. We got a new sled at Costco (love that store) that is really light weight. I guess we're kinda lucky to have our own hill in our backyard. Alivia really didn't like being outside and I don't blame her! Parker went tobogganing down the hill without the sled and Zach couldn't get enough. He stayed out until his cheeks were rosey.

Now, if you read my sister's nasty comment in my last post, I do have some news. I am NOT pregnant, as I think she might have led some to believe. No,not for a long time. Anyway, I got a new calling at church. I am the new Young Women's president. I am really out of my comfort zone with this one. Although I love new challenges, this one is really overwhelming! I'm just glad that I have my mother-in-law and sister-in-law who also have callings in YW to help me. I told our bishop that he just threw me in head first without getting me feet wet! I am excited and nervous and overwhelmed and apprehensive, but I know it will all work out!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Tag

Okay, I know that I do a lot of tags, but I think they are fun. Here is a fun Christmas one. Come play along:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial, who can beat a $15 after Christmas clearance!
3. When do you put up the tree? The day after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? Sometime after New Year's
5. Do you like eggnog? Absolutely
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Barbie Dolls and all accessories
8. Easiest person to buy for? Zach
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes-our tree is done in nativities and I have ones in my curio cabinet
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Underwear
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story--that's a no brainer
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? In November
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Pumpkin rolls
16. Lights on the tree? One billion white ones! My husband likes lights! They burn my eyes!
17. Favorite Christmas song? Mary Did You Know?
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? yes
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? We open pajamas on Christmas Eve and everything else on Christmas morning.
22. Favorite Christmas Tradition? Getting cereal on Christmas morning
23. Favorite ornament, theme or color? Gus made an ornament with his Dremel the first Christmas we had Zach. It's way cute.
24. Favorite Christmas dinner? Ham and twice baked potatoes.
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A new fridge

I now tag Jenn, Heidi, Becky, Jayne Ann, Melanie, Bonnie, Janet, Felicia and anyone else who wants to play!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Chicken's Heads

Do you ever feel like you are a chicken running around with your head cut off? No direction? A million things to do? I guess a beheaded chicken really wouldn't have much to do, but that's beside the point! We've been busy this weekend. Here's a run down. We had a great Thanksgiving at my parent's house. It was so good to see Jenn and her family! Here is a pic of me and my sisters and parents:
We came home and I did go shopping at 5:00 on Black Friday. I went to Wal-Mart to get a Leapster for Parker. I picked up a few extras. It really wasn't bad and I got what I wanted so that's a good thing. It wasn't as fun going by myself though. Then we decorated for Christmas. Gus has to have a lot of lights on our Christmas tree. I think we put on at least 1200 lights. When we were decorating I had to turn off the lights because it seriously was burning my eyes!!

Yesterday we had a little party for Parker because he is turning 3 on Tuesday!!! I can hardly believe it! What a little ham! He had a Diego birthday cake. He got his own Leapster (the one I sacrificed my sleep f0r). He also got lots of fun toys and clothes. Here's some pictures (notice the glowing tree in the background? Does it hurt your eyes too??)

This week my friend Stacey and I are doing some craft fairs. Thursday and Friday we will be at the hospital and Saturday we will be at Hawthorne Jr. High in Pocatello. If you are around, come and check us out! We also have our ward party on Friday and since I am Activities Chairman, I have to get that all put together. So, do you see what I am saying about chickens? Crazy madness!