Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Grandma's here!!!

Grandma's here!!!! Finally, she moved to Alaska five years ago which I must admit I wasn't happy about one bit! She had lived in Colorado on a ranch I grew up visiting and when I heard they were going to sell it and move to AK I feel like I lost my childhood with it. I haven't seen her since she moved since it's a bit out of the way! At least before it was a nine hour drive, no biggy. So now I'm glad she's here so we can go visit anytime we want! Yeah!!!

All of us

Mom and Grandma

My Aunt and Uncle with Mom and Grandma

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Just admit it, it's awesome!

I actually never thought I would buy a Snuggie until..... I saw this BYU one. I had to get it for Jared's Birthday! I'm sure he never saw it coming, can you read into his excitement? Actually he thought it was pretty cool! He went and bought one for my B-day and the kids for Christmas.

How handy to have your arms free to hold a remote! LOL!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


In our family we have a Fondue dinner on Christmas Eve. It's a tradition adapted from my husbands side of the family, and the kids love it! They feel so important with their "wine" glasses!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Thanksgiving is past but I still wanted to post it. Amara was my brave one in helping me with the turkey. The other kids took one look at it and said," That's turkey? I'm not eating that, gross!" I made them watch as I pulled out the "goodies" from inside. Needless to say, they left in a hurry! But Amara didn't seem bothered at all by it, she rubbed and patted the turkey with the seasonings and thought it was just great!

Our tradition after Thanksgiving dinner is to decorate for Christmas, the kids are so excited to do that and I just let them decorate the tree like they want to. I used to have glass ornaments on the tree and would stress about them touching it. I learned to just buy unbreakable decorations and let the kids have a good time with it. I want them to have fond memories of Christmas and not memories of a mom that said, "don't touch!"

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Mommy Hook!

My sweet SIL is always sending me things and this is the latest, The Mommy Hook! I'm so excited to use it, I'm going to make a special trip to the mall so I can try it out!

It's massive!