Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Winter fun 2008




Steve and I

Michelle, Sarah, and Kelsea at Sunrise.

Mike too! He was on the other side of the room. I think he had to much fun! :)

After we returned from sledding I was in the kitchen working on dinner. I realized all I could hear was the TV. I walked over to see why everyone was so quiet. This is what I found.

Jake...ouch! :)

Ben enjoying the day.

Sarah with the saucer.

Mr. Nate sledding.

It was so nice to get away from the hustle, and bustle, and spend time with family, and a few of their friends. We headed up to Heber Saturday afternoon. Everyone really enjoyed the snow! We went sledding one day, and skiing the other. We also enjoyed quite a bit of food, the fire, Monopoly, and a puzzle.

Now the time is coming upon us to focus on a New Year! I have been thinking about my new word for 2009. I have a few that I am trying to decide between. My word for 2008 has been Simplify. I also have been thinking about New Years resolutions. Hmm, where do I begin! :)


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fun in the snow...

The kids had fun sledding this afternoon. We also built this snowman. He is a cutie! :)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas part 2

My sweet Ben

All of us! I love my family.

Christopher and Jacob having fun together


Nate Jake Ben



Friday, December 26, 2008


I was in the middle of my Christmas post. We left to go to dinner, and one of the boys must have posted it the way it was. It wasn't near complete. :) There is more to come tomorrow. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Christmas together 2008...

Steve, and Sarah...to much fun!

Yesterday was a wonderful day. We woke the kids right ariund 7:00. They were all excited for the peical day. We opened gifts from one another. I love seeing the thought, and energy that goes into the gifts that are exchanged. We then got ready, and were at my Mom, and Lashe's around 10:45. My Mom had made some wonderful breakfast rolls that we all enjoyed. We spent the rest of the day opening presents, playing Sequence, eating dinner, riding bikes, watching Jake fly his new plane he got for Christmas, visiting, and watching the video Reflections of Christ. I really enjoyed watching this video with my family. There is so tenderness, and feeling to it.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Temple lights 2008

Jacob, and Julie.

Me, Mom, and Julie.

Christopher, and Julie.

Lash, Christopher, Julie, Sarah, Me, and Mom.

Last night we had dinner with my family, and then went to see the temple lights. I think that the lights are getting prettier, and prettier every year.


Friday, December 19, 2008

Family pictures

That's my guy!

My girl...

I sure love these guys!


This quilt was made by mt great grandmother, on my Dad's side of the family. I LOVE it!

Oh yes...Mollie was with us. :)

Here are a few more pictures that Ashley took.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

2 great days...and my Santa...

Oh how I LOVE this picture. The cute old Santa in the middle, was given to me by my Dad. I will never forget waking one morning, and having this Santa snuggled in my bed with me. My Dad had come home from work, and brought my sister, and I, Coca Cola Santa. I believe it was when he had the Coke plant in either California or Idaho. Mom, if your reading this, do you remember? My Dad has since passed. I miss him more than my words could ever express. Every year when the Christmas decorations come out, this Santa is always the one thing I am excited to see. I have to say this is my very favorite Christmas decoration.

I feel really good about the last two days. I have been able to mark off a huge portion of my To Do: Christmas list. I even got the stocking stuffers yesterday. This seems like one thing I wait until the last 2 days or so to get done. I feel much more relaxed now that the bulk of things are done. :) Maybe I'll even watch a Christmas movie this evening.
What good Christmas shows have you seen so far this year? Suggestions are always welcome! :)

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Monday, December 15, 2008


You know it isn't a good thing when your friends, who own a computer store break the news to you. I received the dreadful call Saturday. NO more FAVORITES! I can't believe it! I LOVE the favorites that I had book marked over a l-o-n-g time. They are no more. I just about panicked when I heard the news. After trying to figure out what to do, a thought came to me. Ta-da...You! If you are a friend and or read my blog, PLEASE leave me a comment, so I can continue to visit you. :) I would be sad to not be able to anymore. That would be tragic in my book! :) You get the picture though...so not fun! :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas celebration...

Nate and Geary...moving the computer

Sarah and Nanny

Nanny and Bud

Jake and I

Cute Jake!


Ben enjoying fun times with family!

Pretty princess Hailey...

Steve and Linda..his Mom.

Katie, and Whitney

Last evening we celebrated Christmas early with Steve's family. My Mother, and father in law are headed to Utah in a week. So yesterday was the day we picked to celebrate together. We were missing Rick, Wendy, and kiddos this year. Hopefully we will see them super soon! There is nothing better than family. We sure love them all!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cards, and a late nighter...

I think tonight will be a late nighter. I got our Christmas cards ready to go. Now I need to sit down, and address them. Janie mentioned to me, that Hallmark has movies back to back from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. I think Hallmark just might be my friend tonight. I also knnow that Good old Diet Coke could help too! :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Favorite Christmas stories...

I LOVE Christmas stories. I have started to collect Children's Christmas books. This is a favorite new tradition of mine. I love to read them, and remember back in time. Maybe to the time when, I was read to, when I was a little one. I also enjoy reading them to my family. I think everyone enjoys a Christmas story with love, and feelings behind it. I can't wait for the day that we have little grandchildren, and I get to read Christmas stories to them. What a beautiful thought that is, it brings tears to my eyes, and love to my heart. No, that day is not near right now, but some day. I have a question for all of you! What are some of your favorite Christmas stories? I would love any recommendations.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas is in the air...

Steve...having fun!

Jake at work

I think we are about there. This weekend Jake, and Steve put our Christmas lights up. Jake is always so good to help with this tradition. I got the majority of the house decorated. I am LOVING it! It feels magical, to have the Christmas decorations up. We will put the tree up tomorrow night for Family Home Evening. I have been focusing on my savior, and the true meaning of Christmas. As I set my nativities up today, my heart was full. How loved, and blessed we all are. The true meaning of Christmas is beautiful.