“Our homes are to be more than sanctuaries; they should also be places where God’s Spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns & peace dwells." ~ Thomas S. Monson

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

~Christmas 09

We had a wonerful christmas with family! The break was so relaxing and we enjoyed the RAIN. Every morning we lit the fireplace, watched Christmas movies, lit the Christmas lights, listened to christmas music, lit the candles and enjoyed friends (kids) and goodies for the whole two weeks. I wish we could do it all over again :)
It was a month to give of service in many ways.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


We love December and all the fun things the kids do. It was jam packed with practices and performances. The kids did great and we survived :) I love going to help out in Blake's class and work with the kids. It was exciting to put the school work away and make some gingerbread houses. After mom sat in the car waiting for Blake to get out of school. It was raining and mom was bored so she ate most of the frosting and candy off the gingerbread house! We did make another one at home :)
Blake sang, danced, played a musical instrument and memorised his parts. He was Hanz from Sweden and was so cute.Austin and Garrett's Choir groups got to ditch school and go to Disneyland! Austin's "Sound Wave" group performed at the Carnation. Both boys got to go "Back Stage Disney" and have someone professional teach them and make a video of them. I always love going to chaperon. I chaperoned 5 boys (6am-10pm)! I am used to having girls. I had to be a boy and run around with them while laser fighting the whole day. I did what ever they did!!! They ate nothing for breakfast, candy for lunch and finally pizza for dinner. It was fun.
Austin's "Sound Wave" & Garrett's "Show Choir" groups performed at a few middle schools and elementary schools. We love to see them sing and dance (with girls). They enjoy being in these groups. It keeps them busy and out of trouble. Well they don't ever get into trouble.
Austin raps at 3:38!!

The girls are in the High School Dance Production. We also love watching them perform and having fun with their friends. We are amazed at how good these groups are. Kelsey also performed in "Show Choir"! Good job girls. This does keep them busy and out of trouble! Dang...Kelsey is now taller than her big sis Ashley and mom!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

~Santa Baby

We had our Ward Christmas party and Blake was so excited to see SANTA! Someone else was excited to see him too! He couldn't wait to read his "WISH LIST" to Santa.
Austin decorated our family table for us. He did a great job.
It wouldn't be a party if we didn't hear the Primary Children sing some Christmas songs. They were so cute.
Then it was time to clean up and TAKE OUT THE TRASH!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

~Lost Tooth!!!!

Blake's 1st official tooth loss.

He knocked out his two front teeth years ago falling out of the bathtub.

He came running to the car so excited with the plastic tooth necklace. He does not know where or when he lost it! He thinks he might have lost his tooth while eating lunch!

His hands were so dirty as he dug in the playground and under the lunch tables looking for his tooth! I told him the tooth fairy still comes. He is worried that someone will find his tooth or it will be lost. We reassured him that the Tooth Fairy will take care of that also. She is magical :)
Here is his prize he got from his teacher for being good. He calls it the "Bling Bling Teeth". The reason he chose these is because he wanted to be just like his cool Uncle Philm who had gold teeth last Christmas!