Saturday, December 27, 2008

Coleman's growing up!

Here are a few pics of Coleman this December. Isn't he growing up? Auntie Sarah sent him some clothes for Christmas--doesn't he look cute?

Napping with Papa :)

Excited for dinner!


Christmas was a hit at our house! It was sooo fun to watch the boys get all excited and open their gifts. Here are a few pics of the festivities:

Christmas Eve--the boys made candy cane cookies for Santa

Christmas morning:

Friday, December 26, 2008


We've been getting blasted with snowstorm after snowstorm--probably like the rest of you! We don't usually have this much snow at the end of December. I'm a little worried. . . Well, we were expecting another snowstorm last night so I told Todd I would shovel the snow for him in the morning if he woke me up. HAHAHA! It took me an HOUR to shovel out the driveway! Then I had to go out a few hours later and shovel out the WALL OF SNOW the snowplow shoved in my driveway! Whew!

Sorry Todd but I think I'm leaving the back deck for you!

ps Christmas pics coming soon!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Pig Story by Deacon

Once upon a time there was a pig who lived on a farm. The pig was trying to sleep but some chickens kept dropping seeds on him so he ran far away and got lost in the dark spookily forest. He was nervous. He didn't see any light. Then he heard a sound and saw a little bit of light. Then he saw a lot of light. He saw food dropping out of the sky---monkey food. A monkey dropped food on the pig and the pig said "ouch!" The pig ran far away out of the dark spookily forest and rested under a tree. The End (As told to Mama last night while making dinner)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gingerbread Cookies

The Boys and I decorated gingerbread cookies for family night last night. We had a lot of sticky fun! I was suprised that they stayed with it the whole time but I think the extra sweet frosting had something to do with it!

PS I'm sorry my blog background keeps changing. I'll apply a cute background and then a few weeks later it will disappear and I can't reload it--so I'll have to pick a new one. I haven't had this problem on my other blog so I'm not sure what's causing it. I really loved that last background too--snif, snif. If anyone has any tips please post them in my comments! Thanks!

Monday, December 8, 2008

So I set the boys to work today making fruit loop wreaths for the tree. This serves two purposes: 1) It gives the boys something new to do to get the creative juices flowing!!! 2) When they're done I've got something to use to fill in all the bare spots on my Christmas tree. (Actually Liston would say it has a 3rd purpose of feeding him an afternoon snack. He snarfed down about half the box of fruit loops!!)
Anyway, you'd think after almost 7 years of marriage I'd have accumulated a load of Christmas decor but alas my house is still a little sparse! But that's where all the fun comes in of making playdough ornaments and stringing popcorn. My decorations would probably make Martha Stewart cringe but I love em--and the little hands that made them :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum

Just a quick post before I head off to bed. We drove up Darby Canyon today and selected a gorgeous Christmas tree to adorn our home during the holidays! Here's the low down of our adventure in pictures:

Liston and I scouted out the perfect tree. . .

Todd chopped down the tree with his trusty saw and loaded it on the car with his manly muscles. . .

Coleman cheered us on from the warmeth of the car. . .

and Deacon slept!


Grandpa sent some Hulk gloves for the boys to play with. Every morning when Deacon would wake up he would ask me to get his green hulk gloves out of the room Kyle and lise were sleeping in. He was to shy to go get them. But would keep hounding all morning until he got them. Both boys enjoyed putting them on and playing with uncle Kyle. Deacon couldn't be seperated from them the first couple of days. Here he is sleeping on them on the couch.

More Thanksgiving photos

We went for a drive into Teton canyon thinking we could go for a walk. Turns out there was a couple inches of snow on the ground there. Halfway down the road Callie told me she didn't thnk Kyle had 4wd. He didn't but luckily we didn't get stuck. Here are some pictures of us on a bridge in the canyon.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Callie, Lisa, Kyle and Cambri came to visit over thanksgiving. The boys enjoyed having company to play with. They especially liked using their hulk gloves on Kyle. We are thankful they came to visit and hope they had fun.