"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that's why we call it the present."

Saturday, December 31, 2011


Christmas was SUCH a blast this year. The adults went to bed after 2 am and our cute kids woke us up at 6:01 am (the rule was they couldn't wake us up before :)We gathered in the upstairs hallway waiting for everyone to wake up and then headed downstairs. The kids were SO excited for what they got!
Here are some of the things the kids got for Christmas this year:

Hunter: Scooter
Easy Bake Oven:)
Spiderman Costume
Remote Control Car
Candy Cane with M&Ms in it (This was the #1 thing him and Skyla asked for:)
Laptop Computer (obviously a kid one:)

Skyla: Princess Scooter
Dress up Chest (with 3 princess dresses)
Princess Castle (dollhouse)
Candy Cane with M&Ms
Bubble bath (she was the most excited about this)

Jagger: Fire Truck
Choo Choo train learning thing (SO cute!)

Mommy: IPOD deck
Robe set (SO soft:)
1 hour massage:)

Daddy: 1 year worth of Dates (for us;)
Clothes and CD's
Anatomy Book
50 inch Tv (for both of us:)

Trouble Maker!

I LOVE when Christmas is on Sunday. I think it helps bring it back to what Christmas is really about! 

This is Skyla after she put on her makeup....beautiful?!

We got the TV a couple of weeks before Christmas because our old TV went out. Chris made the entertainment center...it still needs doors on it but I LOVE it!:)
We are so truly blessed and feel so grateful for our little (and Big) family!) 
We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas as well!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

*Christmas Eve*

Everyone came over for the annual Christmas Eve Party. We had SUCH a great time! We started with Christmas dinner, you know, the traditional stuff like Ham, Funeral Potatoes, Rolls, Corn, Jello and we ended with Root Beer Floats. SO YUMMY! We also got the BEST SURPRISE EVER! My Aunt Gayle, Uncle Tom, Jenna, Korry an DJ stopped by to visit for a minute. It was THE BEST! (We definitely miss J's and Jenny though!) Then we had our program, Elisha was in charge this year. We played minute to win it games and it was SO much fun! Then Santa brought all of the kids Christmas Pajamas. They all got ready for bed and we finished the program by watching the Nativity and Jess and I sang "Mary, did you know?" Then we put all the kids to bed. When everyone was down we played Werewolf and had a BLAST (even though my Mom and I SUCK at this game;)
Thanks again Elisha for all of your hard work!

I HAD to put these two pictures in...this is Kaulin throwing it to Elisha's bucket and he hit her square in the eye. The second picture is of the marshmallow bouncing off her eye...LOL!

Friday, December 23, 2011

*Oh Christmas Tree*

*Fun Times with Cousins*

Last weekend we got to watch Chad and Donna's cute kids for the weekend. It was definitely CRAZY but we had tons of fun too!:)

We even went to our Ward Christmas Party. Chris helped us get there but then had to leave and then my Mom came to help the rest of the time. It was a Polar Express party and it was SO much fun. The kids LOVED it, Santa even gave them a Christmas Bell from his sleigh. SO COOL!;)
Craft Time:)

I love my sweet little nieces and nephews!:)

*Christmas PJ's*

This year I decided that I was going to make Christmas PJ's for my boys. Every year on Christmas Eve Santa leaves Christmas PJ's on the front porch. I decided since we have Mr. Jingles (our elf) here he can just take them home tonight and give them to Santa so he can deliver them here himself. I found an easy pattern on Pinterest and went to town. I screwed up a couple of different times but thanks to my awesome friend Paige we were able to make them easily:) I LOVE how they turned out:)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

*Nielsen Adult Christmas Gift*

My Mom took us out on Saturday night for our annual Christmas present from her. She takes all of the adults out to Red Lobster where we can order ANYTHING and however much we want. It is seriously THE BEST! I ordered Mozzarella Sticks for my appetizer and a Bahama Mama drink and then had a yummy steak meal with a warm cookie and ice cream dessert! Delicious! After dinner she takes us to whatever Christmas show is playing at the Scera Shell...it was fun to be out but NOT the greatest show.
I LOVE being with my family we seriously have THE BEST TIME together. I am truly blessed!
(me begging Chris to be "normal" for a picture:)