Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

It was so wonderful to spend the day with family! I love our families and I'm so happy to be blessed with such a heritage on all sides!

We enjoyed our Christmas so much, kicking it off by getting a new family member!!! Harry proposed to Sarah, so come April 27, 2012 we will have another sister!!!! Hooray! We are beyond excited to have Sarah in the family (well, officially- she's been part of it for WAY longer!)

Christmas day was wonderful on Sunday- it was so nice to attend sacrament meeting and be able to sing Christmas hymns and worship our Savior. We were also spoiled rotten, which was fun :) 

The best part of Christmas this year was we started a new tradition. First thing in the morning, we spent a few minutes talking about the best gift we were ever given, our Savior Jesus Christ. We talked about why we give gifts on Christmas and we each wrote down a gift to give our Savior. Brook was very attentive and I was really proud of her to be able to focus on the real reason for Christmas when all manner of surprises and gifts awaited her downstairs. It was a special moment for our family and I look forward to doing it every year from now on.

I hope all your Christmases were wonderful as well :)
Love to all!

P.S. Didn't bring the right camera equipment, so I will have to add photos later!

Monday, December 12, 2011

4 Days People....


Monday, December 5, 2011


I just spent about an hour (in which I should have been sleeping) re-reading several of my friends and my own old blog posts. I love how they capture the memories of fun and happy times in the past. Those are the most fun to remember anyway. It also makes me feel like I'm not as huge of a loser as I feel like I am sometimes- I accomplish things.... randomly. It makes me want to make my future days "noteworthy" or "blogworthy" I guess, so I can look back 3 years from now and see how far I've come and remember the good times. Cuz they're always good times. I'm really rambling now- that's what I get for doing this late at night :)

Anyway, I'm bustin out Christmas gifts left and right, even though I promised my sister I wouldn't get all caught up in making a bunch of stuff and missing out on everyday chances to play with my girls and make Christmastime memories.... I've still got 20 days left! We can get to those memories just as soon as I get done with my list.... which may or may not be 12 pages long...

Sunday, December 4, 2011


My poor kiddos have been sick this weekend. We are missing church today so we don't spread the flu to our ward- I'm pretty sad- my favorite meetings are in December when we get to sing Christmas hymns and focus on the Savior and his birth and life. Brook and I are going to make the nativity from the Friend today to help make up for it. I just love this season!

Except for the sick part :)