Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Well it was officially a disaster Christmas for our Annie. Santa didn't bring her what she wanted (after she decided to change her mind so close to the big day), which made tears on her part and feeling pretty rotten on my part.
We eventually got through it and we ended up having a pretty great day. Dan didn't have to work and we had nothing to do all day.

So blessed!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

I love traditions.
They make every holiday so exciting!
Especially this Christmas season.
Like when the crazies open their Christmas PJs.

Reading about Jesus' birth.

And being together as a family.

I love this season and the magic that is in the air.
Now we wait and see if Santa makes it to our house. :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

School Week

This week at school was dress up week.
Monday was Red and Green Day. They wore as much of those colors as they could. Of course I forgot to take a pic. But they were cute!
Tuesday was Holiday Character Day. We had a hard time deciding on what to be this day. But in the end they chose to be a holly berry, an angel, and a candy cane.

GiGi also wanted to dress up this day.

Ugly Sweater Day was on Wednesday. We skipped this one, because we don't really even own sweaters.
Thursday was the 12 Days of Christmas. The girls wore dresses and were "ladies dancing". Original huh?! Of course I forgot pics this day as well.
I know I'm really on top of things over here!
And of course everyone was most excited for Friday--PJ Day. I remembered to take a pic this day...

We were in the drop off line at school, but I got a pic. Can you see their robes?
The girls love this week of school!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Silly Ty

Ty had a friend over today and while she was saying the prayer over the lunch food, she prayed that they would have fun so they could fall in love.
Then later when I walked in the room, instead of eating they were kissing.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My Day

I had a great birthday this year.
My neighbors gave me this spectacular light-up necklace.

You can see in that pic that Ty has pink eye. Lovely!
I opened some presents and then we had cake and ice cream.

Here is a video of the fam singing to me. I especially love the part that they forgot who they were singing too.

Another year older!
I'm ok with that!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sams Town

We went with our neighbors to Sams Town for their light/water show, "snow" and holiday walk thru. The "snow" was actually bubble stuff which was a disappointment, but the girls loved the light show.

Catching "snow".

See how GiGi isn't looking at the camera?

It is because she wouldn't take her eyes off of this guy...

Completely freaked out by that fake bear. :)
Fun stuff.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Writing Award

Miss Jo Jo received the writing award for her class.

Not the best pic, but I was facing the rising sun and only had my phone.
Here is the story she wrote to win.

It says:
Dear Mr. Farmer
Please do not eat
me with sugur plum
flavor on top.
First, I'm too too
pretty. You can't keep
your eyes off me.
Next, I'm very sick. If
you eat me you will
get very sick.
Last, I'm very poisonous.
If you eat me you
will die because of my
poisen. I hope you
do not eat me on

That girl is funny.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Today we decorated for the holidays. We had a couple of new helpers this year (one who had to leave for part of the process because they weren't being nice to the ornaments). Dan went a little crazy with the picture taking and I think he ended up taking like 200 photos. That was fun to go through.

Then it was my turn to re-decorate.

After dinner and the cousins left, the crazies were able to decorate their trees in their rooms. They were beyond excited.

Now we get to enjoy the magic of the season!!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Utah, Thanksgiving, and a Baptism

We were able to go to Delta for Thanksgiving.

Saturday, we went to Utah County for a lovely baptism.

I LOVE my families!!
And here is a fun video.