Sunday, December 28, 2008


Wow another Christmas has gone by! My Christmas was very good this year because I got to be with my whole family, which we have not been together for Christmas in 14 years or since my older sister Christina was 18 years old. It was great to see the grandkids on that side opening presents together. There are my two girls Brooklyn and Lily , my older sister's son Duncan who is six, and my twin's little boy, Alex, who is 9 months old. Brooklyn slept through the present opening and then when she was awake she was not interested in opening her gifts at all she just wanted to play with the wrapping paper. My little newphew Alex was just interested in playing with the toys.
Duncan and Lily though both loved opening presents. Lily did a little dance every time she opened clothes. She is definitely a girl!!

I really just enjoyed being with family this Christmas. It was a kick to watch my parents just enjoying their grand children.

I also enjoyed seeing the lights at Temple Square. When looking to next year I hope my family members that have had hard times this year will have a better year next year. I also look forward to seeing my kids grow and discover more things next year as Brooklyn will turn one and as Lily will start Preschool in the fall!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Snackrament is the new sacrament!

So Lily has been really funny but cute the past two Sundays. To start with two Sundays ago Lily and I were walking our from nursery and Lily got very excited and was jumping up and down and then she said "Yeah we get to go to Snackrament now!" naturally I started laughing and then tried to explain to her that is is called sacrament I don't think she quite grasped it oh well! That same Sunday after sacrament she walked out in front of us and then came back in carrying a crutch and she said "Look this helps you walk, I hope no one is missing it" Well then the most recent Sunday I missed but was told that Lily helped one of our older ladies in the ward wheel her husband up to bear his testimony and then she decided to bear her testimony. In her testimony she said she loved her family and that she was grateful that Jesus was her Friend!:)I smiled thinking about it especially when Paul said that when she first stood at the mike she took a deep breath and sighed into the microphone. That is very much my Lily sighing before she says something!:)

A Grinch Christmas!!

So another one of the family is very obsessed with the Grinch any Guesses? that's right it is Lily. Lily loves talking about the Grinch and listening to the music from the Grinch. She would watch it as well except for on Sunday she was trying to take it out of it's case and she broke it into three pieces! Her favorite part about the Grinch though is to talk about how he was mean and then became nice and liked Christmas. So the other day She started to say how much she hated Christmas like the Grinch and then she started to sing the Song:) Your a mean one Mr. Grinch.... No prayers for Mr. Grinch yet though I 'll keep you updated!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Festival of Trees

I have not been to this for a few years but this year I decided to go with my grandma Rhea. it was a very nice day. My girls were very good for the whole experience and Lily's favorite part was getting to visit with Santa though seeing the different princess trees and fairy trees were a close second. I loved alot of the trees but I think my favorite were the Stained glass tree and one of the Twilight inspired trees. Here are some of the pictures from the day!! For anyone that has not gone to this before it is a wonderful experience and the money raised goes to Primary Children's Hospital. It is a great cause and the trees are always beautiful!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


So it is a little late coming but that is what happens when one uses others Internet to do her blogging:) Thanksgiving was a great day! It was a busy day for me but a good one. i got to share in others joys at work and I made some good tips!! I was also able to make it to Annette's house without having to wait a long time for the food which is always nice. My loving great husband came to my work and helped me finish cleaning so I would not be there for a long time thanks hon! :) I also had the chance to reflect on what I am grateful for this year. So here is what I am grateful for ( in no particular order):

1) My husband who is great and very handsome. He helps with the house work and he
does the cooking and is is a wonderful father to our two beautiful girls. I really couldn't ask for more except for maybe a little more patience !!

2) My two beautiful girls who bring joy and peace into my life. It is so fun to watch them grow up and to see them playing together more.

3) During these difficult financial times for many I am grateful to have my job that helps pays the bills. I am grateful for bosses who try to give me as many hours as they can.

4) I am also grateful for all of my family and all of their support that I receive from them. I know that at any time my family is always there for me and will always love me :0

5) I am also very grateful for the gospel and church. I am grateful for how they ground me and give me spiritual peace. I am grateful to know what a loving heavenly father I have and to know that if I work hard that I can be with again someday as well as with my family for eternity!

I could add alot more to this list but this is where I will end by saying I hope everyone had a Good Thanksgiving and that you were able to spend it with loved ones!!