Monday, November 30, 2009

Lord of the Dance

Thank you Keriann for showing me how to put videos on here. This is fun!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas is almost here!

I just wanted to say I am glad my Christmas shopping is officially done. I finished up with a couple of things on Black Friday, and now I don't have to think about what to get people anymore. It's kind of a relief, but it makes me wish Christmas was next week. I am really excited for the boys to see what Santa brings, the family party on Christmas eve, and going to our parent's ward party since our ward doesn't have a family Christmas party.

Now if I could just get the snow to would be perfect for Christmas!!

Thanksgiving was great. We went to my parents for the traditional family get-together, and then Friday night we were at Brady's parents for another yummy meal. I got to see my sister from North Idaho, and I started my pajama pant sewing for us to wear on Christmas eve. Hopefully I will finish that project this week. I love the holiday season, it's truely my favorite, and the music is the best!!!

Last week I had my two wisdom teeth I have no wisdom left! I am healing well, and I was able to eat Thanksgiving food without any trouble. By the way, I am still very proud of the peach pie I made from scratch. It was awesome! Thanks Mom for the great recipe, the use of your peaches and kitchen...and everything else! I love being with family to celebrate a holiday where we can reflect on what we are thankful for.

Last week our lesson in Relief Society was about having an attitude of gratitude. Sister Treasure challenged us to write down something we were thankful for each day before Thanksgiving. I never wrote it down, but each night as I was trying to fall asleep, my mind would wander over all the many things I am thankful for. The first things I thought of were my wonderful husband, my two rambunctious boys, our wonderful ward, friends and neighbors we can rely on, and family who will support us in whatever may happen in our lives. I am also very thankful to have a temple close by...we have been able to attend twice this month, and plan to do the same in December. Words cannot express how grateful I am for the opportunity to be a member of the Church. I know that the friendships, the support, and the love are present throughout the world. No matter where we go, the Church is always the same!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another catch up

I find myself behind on my blogging again. So here's a recap since last time. We went to Las Vegas on October 9th for a weekend trip so we could be there for Brady's nephew's, Max, baptism. It was a really fast trip, and we had so much fun with the family that we all wanted to stay longer, but I had to get back for work on Monday. The kids did so great on the long drive to and from. They did get tired of being in the car, but so did I, so that's okay. We watched a lot of movies and read stories, and listened to really fun music. And them we watched for fun things like tractors working, animals in semi truck trailers, cool cars, etc.

Izabella giving Zenock a ride in Grammy's backyard

Max blowing out his candles

Halloween was great. On Friday night we went to my work for a spook alley. The boys were a little scared, but they loved the candy. Saturday we went to our church for a ward activity. We had a chili cook off, and trick or treating inside the gym. It was so much nicer to do it that way than trunk-or-treating out in the cold. I made the costumes for a total of $10 for both. We used a bunch of stuff we already had, and painted their shirts and made a cape. They were both the main character, Super Why, from the PBS kids show Super Why. Ammon told me next year I should be Wonder Red for Halloween. I thought that was pretty funny! After the candy line, they did some carnival games and got fun prizes. I think this was my favorite ward party this year.

Bishop Baird really went all out this year for the kids. Everyone thought he looked so great!

Zenock, Abby, Austin, Ammon

We also had two birthdays. Zenock’s was the 19th, and Ammon’s was the 29th. This year we did a small family party with out parents at our house. I got off work so late that we just did cake and ice cream after I got home. Brady picked up my favorite flavor ever, huckleberry, from Reed’s Dairy in town. It was so good, and we still have some left, so that has become my favorite treat after the kids go to bed.

Zenock's cake, the monster truck Avenger

Ammon's cake, the monster truck El Torro Loco

I am looking forward to tomorrow being over because I get my wisdom teeth out. WOOHOO! Lucky me! I am hoping they put me completely under because I really don’t want to know what they are doing. Thankfully I only have two, but they are on opposite sides, so I think it’s going to be Jamba Juice for me for a couple of days. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because I still have a gift certificate for it that I haven’t used yet.

It’s also my Mom’s birthday tomorrow, and I don’t think I will be the best company. However, I am looking forward to getting most of the family together to celebrate. It will be really fun, and the kids are excited to play at Grandma and Grandpa’s house for a while. I just hope that Mom has a great birthday. She’s certainly my favorite Mom (okay, only Mom), and I love her very much!!