Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

What a great snowy season we have had!! Another one of me and the kids' fave activities is playing in the snow!! We love to make snow angels and jump on the tramp while the snow attacks us and of course make snowmen- although it wasn't good packing snow on this day.. We also tried something new this year, with the kids getting a little older- I saddled up Squirt (my trusty steed) and tied a rope to one of our tubes and drug them all over behind me! We had a blast! I don't know how Squirt felt about it but sometimes one has to make sacrifices for the good
of the group! I wasn't able to get pictures this time but it is suppose to snow more and then
Daddykins will be home so he can be the dragger while I am the photographer! Because of our years in Las Vegas we never take for grated the blessing of a "White Christmas"!!
Another one of our fave christmas activities is watching "Little Women". It is totally a family favorite! Scooter is also into to "Jane Eyre" now, which has nothing to do with Christmas, but it cracks me up so I thought I would mention it!
Another thing we did on this day was all our baking! We made our beautiful gingerbread house
(shown here) as well as about 5 dozen gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies and candy cane cookies! Needless to say Mom was pooped by the end of the day. I know though that they will only be little for an instant then those precious times will only be a memory!

Thanksgiving Three Musketeers!!

Here is my one and only picture from our Thanksgiving adventures! These are our "Three Musketeers". And as you can tell they are a little crazy when they get together! Believe it or not this is the best picture I got of them!!
This thanksgiving I am definetely thankful for Families. They are most important... as parental units we hope we are passing this lesson on to our children but I guess only time will tell. It always amazes me how the kids pick up just where they left off even if they haven't seen each other for awhile. I guess blood just runs deep! We got to go on our usual circle this year, which is Blackfoot for a few days and then Salt Lake for a few more... it is crazy exhausting but I love it. It is so well worth it to spend that time with our families!
I also went day-after-christmas shopping with my Mom this year which was a new experiance but totally worth it! It was nice just getting to hang with no kids!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

O Christmas Tree!!

I finally got my christmas tree up!! It is truly my favorite thing of the year. Cam teased me forever saying there is no way he would ever get a tree like that and then suprized me one night by bringing it home... that dirty little dog! Anyway Christmas is my and the chitlins fave time. We love to listen to Christmas music and hang out with only the light of the Christmas tree.. truly magical!