Wednesday, December 24, 2008




Monday, December 22, 2008



So my in-laws are all VERY creative, and most of them are very competitive (mainly just my husband!).  Last year my brother-in-law, came up with a gingerbread competition.  There are many guidelines you have to follow, like it has to be 90% edible, had to be mostly gingerbread, and all your family has to participate!   This year we had a theme, it was Historical or National monuments! 

And if you cant guess we rocked!!!  Actually we came in second behind the Colosseum in Rome which also rocked.  Old Faithful, the Salt Flats, the Alamo, and the Spinx, were the other cool ones that were there!

But my personal opinion is nothing beats Rainbow Bridge in Lake Powell! 

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Friday, December 19, 2008


Today is Hayden's Birthday!  He has been so excited for this day to come, we have been counting down the days!  Here are 20 reasons why I love this kid! 
#1 he is my oldest
 #2 he makes me laugh
#3 he can make me cry by being so frustrating at times!
#4 he loves his little sister 
#5 he LOVES to fight with Mack, and most of the time he loses

#6 he is a lover not a fighter
#7 he loves to be going and going, and that usually starts before 7 AM around here!
#8 he loves costumes!  The other day he saw an Elvis impersonator, and thought he needed an Elvis costume!
#9 he loves to jump on the tramp, and wonders why everyone in the world doesn't have a included!
#10 he loves playing catch with his Dad and it doesn't always have to be a ball
#11 he also loves to wrestle his Dad

#12 he had the worst ears ever, and has costs us tons of money on Doctors visits, and 3 sets of tubes
#13 he considers new underwear a big gift
#14 he is usually easily satisfied
#15 he LOVES to eat  (just look at the kid!)
#16 he LOVES his cousins and thinks of them as his best friends!
#17 he thinks that he has a girlfriend, and sometimes it is me, and sometimes it is a girl named Lily!

#18 he is one of the goofiest kids around!  He loves to dance and sing, usually in his underwear!
#19 I love that in the summer you could mistake him for a California beach bum!  He only wears shorts, and loves to swim.  The kid is a serious fish!
And finally #20 he is sensitive to the Spirit of our Heavenly Father.  And often amazes me with the things he knows about the Gospel without being taught!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I guess what we choose to do in our own "PRIVATE TIME"  is nobody else's business!

He had no idea Mic was even standing there, and while he had undies on his head he was humming to himself!!!


Anybody looking for the yummiest and the easiest cookies around, these are it!!!  We love them over here.  You can whip out sugar cookies for your kids to decorate in like 15 mins!  It is awesome.  They also have peanut butter, and oatmeal that are devine too!  You all should give them a try!  So if your looking for a fast fix for you or a party, try these!  You wont be disappointed!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


OK so we braved the cold, and the crowds and went up to Temple Square last night.  I have never taken my kids there before.  Honestly it was one of the best nights we have had in a long time.  My kids were in awe of the Temple!  We left with Mack asking if we could go to the Temple again tomorrow, and Hayden was in tears, because he loves Jesus, and wants to live with him again.!  We all felt the Spirit, and felt the true meaning of Christmas!

She loved the lights, and had this smile on practically the whole night!

Isn't this what it is all about!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Ever feel like this!  Bring on the Christmas goodies!

Friday, December 5, 2008


So I have so much to catch up on!!! Life has been crazy for us lately, with a ton of work, the best girls trip ever to New Mexico, of course Edward,  laundry, dealing with kids,  tubes for Mack, and a house.  Oh wait add a husband to that, and that is all my time.  so I am going to try to catch up but for now......

 I am wishing that this is me

We actually have some similarities!!!