Friday, December 25, 2009

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

We want to wish every one a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.  We were very blessed this year and are so very grateful for all that we have received.  We are so grateful for all of you and your love and friendship.  We hope all of you felt the love of the Christmas season.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Seeing the Light on Temple Square

Every year on the Saturday before Christmas, my family has a tradition that we go to the temple.  This year we also decided to go see the lights on temple square and just turn it into one big long day.

So after the temple session and dinner, my dad decided it would be fun for the kids to get to ride trax so we went to the station and bought tickets.  Madelyn and Hiett were so excited to ride the "train"  luckily they both got to ride sitting next to a window.  Caleb was not impressed with trax and cried and squirmed because he couldn't play on the stairs.  JD and I really had our hands full with him.  Thanks to all my family that tried everything they could to entertain him.

After we got off trax, Caleb was happy.  Madelyn was so excited to see the lights every turn she was gasping and trying to take it all in.  Hiett wanted to get through it as quickly as possible and kept trying to run off.

When we got to the place where they have the big Nativity set up we stopped for a minute and Madelyn looked up and saw in the north visitor center's window The Christus.  She let out the biggest gasp and said "I want to go in there!"  So of course we went in.  Madelyn and Hiett immediately ran to his feet.  I could help but think if this would be kind of how it would be when Christ comes again.  That we just can help ourselves and run to his feet.  Madelyn said that she felt the spirit she said that she felt warm and happy inside.  I loved that I got to have this special moment with her. Caleb when he saw the Christus he just smiled and started giggling.  It was so cute to watch them.

After the Christus we went back outside to see more lights.  JD decided to put Hiett on his shoulders and that worked much better with him.  We walked around and then over to the temple.  My kids were so happy that they could go up the stairs and touch the temple.

After touching the temple we went out on the plaza and looked at the lights out there.  They have a fountain or pond out there and I love to see it every time I am up to temple square. It is so beautiful and in the background is a perfect view of the temple. They had little balls with lights in them floating on the water and then in the middle they had an all white Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.

We had such a wonderful time and I think the kids will talk about this outing for quite some time.  It was a lot of fun and I hope we will do it again.  Just not on the Saturday before Christmas. (too busy)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Hi Guy!

So today is Hiett's third birthday!  In the morning, JD and I gave Hiett a bike and his two year book. (I make them a book for each year).  The bike is going to take some practice and nice weather before he can get good at it.

Then Hiett said that it just wasn't his birthday unless he had balloons and a cake.  We weren't going to do any today because JD had to work so we moved his party to Sunday.  But he persisted and JD went to the store and bought little cupcakes and three balloons.  Which after he got them he decided it could be his birthday.
Then later in the afternoon, Grammy (my mom) came by and gave Hiett the gifts from her and Poppy (my dad).  They gave him a soccer ball, a book and an awesome goal for him to practice with.  He has been practicing like crazy so he can be good for his party on Sunday.

After dinner, we had the cupcakes even with a candle to blow out.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tagged Thanks Em! ;)

5 Things I dont leave the house without:
1. Gum
2. Keys
3. Jacket
4. Shoes
5. Kids (rarely do I get to leave them)

5 Cartoons I watched when I was younger:
1. Flintstones
2. Tom and Jerry
3. Barbie
4. Care Bears
5. Sesame Street

5 Things that terrify me:
1. Roller Coaster that make you go upside down.
2. Dying before my kids are raised.
3. Semi Sandwich on the freeway.
4. My kids getting seriously hurt.
5. Losing JD.

5 things that I dislike that everyone else seems to like:
1.  Gummy candy
2. Cold weather
3. Shoes (wearing them)
4. Cats.
5. Indoor Pets

5 Things I want to do before I die.
1. Raise my kids
2. See the ocean.
3. Go to San Diego Temple.
4. Meet the Prophet.
5. See my kids make something of themselves.

5 People I tag to post this on their blogs:
1. Sarah Potter
2. Angie Finlinson
3. Erica Harward
4. Brooke Lott

Monday, December 7, 2009

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

Saturday JD and I took the kids up Whiskey Creek to find a Christmas tree.  They were so excited and looking everywhere to find the perfect tree.  We even got into some snow so they were even more excited for that.  When we finally found our tree and let the kids out of the truck they were sliding on there bums down the hill and running around laughing and throwing snow.

It was about 23 degrees up on the mountain.  It was so cold.  Thank goodness we found it not to far off the road and JD brought the chain saw. So in a hurry we were done and back in the truck for some granola bars and hot chocolate.
On the way back, Madelyn thought that we were so far away from home that she would keep asking if we needed to stop at a motel to stay the night.  We were only about a half hour away from home.