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Saturday, December 22, 2007

We got Elfed

I think this is hilarious and Dallin calls it the Dallin show.
Check it out here:

Friday, December 21, 2007

It almost made my heart stop

Yesterday as we were just hanging out playing at home Alexa asked me a dreaded question that I was not ready for. "Mom, where did I come from?" I asked "What?" hoping she would forget what she had asked. Then she asked again. I told her that she had come from Heavenly Father and then she said, no you don't understand. I told her that Heavenly Father sent her to me and to daddy. She then began to cry and she told me "You don't know what I am saying." I was getting really nervous at this point thinking I am going to have to tell her the truth. Much to my happiness she looked at me and said, "Mom, I mean am I from a cold or a warm climate?" WHAT? I forgot she had watched a show on Playhouse Disney that morning about a girl who was sad that it was snowing because she was from a warm climate. Whew!!!

On another funny note: My little guy has become quite bilingual. He was running around yesterday saying "Hola Mom." Now if we could just get him to speak English this well!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Our fun weekend

Well, my pictures are out of date order because blogger is being lame, but we had a great weekend that started on Thursday with a visit to Santa. Dallin and Alexa were so excited to see him and tell him what they wanted. We waited in line and when it was their turn they ran to see him. When Dallin was about 5 steps away from him he stopped dead in his tracks and started screaming. Needless to say he did not sit on Santa's lap. Alexa loved it and she was so glad that she could answer him by saying that she had been a good girl this year. Dallin did like sitting on the rudolph bench in Santa's village though. Maybe he will like Santa next year. On Saturday we decorated a gingerbread house. Jeff was the builder and the kids decorated. I made the icing and took the photos and we had a great time. The kids were so excited to see the finished product and they actually didn't eat too much candy because they were smart and put such stale candy in the kit that it really was not edible. Saturday night we were able to attend our ward Christmas party. The theme was "A Night in Bethlehem." The whole cultural hall was decorated like Bethlehem and we all dressed up in attire from the time. We had simple food and sat on blankets and they had a beautiful program. It was nice to actually have a "Christmas" party that was about Christ. Alexa was so excited to dress up she could hardly stand it and she loved the food too. It was plain bagels and fruit and deli meat. She looked at me at one point and said, "Mom, this is the best dinner ever!" she said this with a huge smile on her face. I love how she is so easily pleased. We are having a great Christmas season and we hope you all are too. Our Bethlehem attire. My outfit is a little random.

Sweet girl
Look at that excitement on her face and my hot husband in his getup.

This little guy would not keep his costume on.

The fun rudolph bench
So happy to see the jolly guy
Have you been a good girl? That looks like a good spot.Careful, yes you have it! Hard at work
The finished product.

Mom, why does it snow so much here?

It has been a winter wonderland around here lately. We got a few big storms and then a few small ones and it has been really cold. Alexa and Dallin have had a great time playing and sledding in the snow and having lots of hot cocoa afterward. While it has been great to play in it has been so cold!! The other day as we left to go to school it was snowing and about 18 degrees outside and Alexa said, "Mom, why does it snow so much here?!" I don't really like it. I just laughed and told her that is how the winter is here. We are enjoying the beauty of the snow, but there is a whole lot of it!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Santa Fe

This last weekend Jeff had to go to a term of court in Sata Fe, New Mexico. They were driving so Jeff asked me if I wanted to go. It took a while to convince me because I had to find places for the kids to stay, but I am so glad that I went. Santa Fe is so cool! Dallin stayed with Shauna and Alexa stayed with her aunt Lisa. I am so grateful that Shauna talked me into going even though she had two two-year olds on her hands. Thanks again Shauna and Lisa. We stayed at a really nice resort called La Posada and we ate good food and I even got to go to Trader Joe's! I was in heaven. Thanks for the recommendation on the Candy Cane Jo-Jo's Nancy. Anyway, it was a perfect getaway for Jeff and I. We hardly ever get time to ourselves and it was so nice to just talk, hold hands and catch up. We even got to see a movie! We never get to do that. We saw Dan In Real Life. It is a must see for any couple, definitely go see it. We had a great time and who knew that New Mexico could be so cool? Me in front of the cathedral on the plaza
Southwestern style
A nativity on top of a roof. Notice the luminaries that we up all over the city.

Trimming the Tree

I have been a slacker blogger lately, it has just been kind of crazy around here. December is always so crazy I know, but it always sneaks up on me. I am pretty much done with shopping now just a few more things to buy online and now maybe I can finish my Christmas cards! I think this is the last year they are going to be homemade. Anyway, we put up our Christmas decorations on the 1st. I am finally posting our pictures of us getting the tree trimmed. Jeff was sick with the bug that night and posting pictures was at the bottom of the list. Here are the kids having fun with the decorations. They both loved decorating and Dallin is finally understanding that he cannot pull decorations off of the tree. Now if anyone even touches the tree he is there to reprimand them. I love waking up in the morning and seeing our home decked out for the holidays. I hope all of you are having a good holiday season too.

Saturday, December 01, 2007


I caught the plague from my kids and I was up at 1am worshipping the porcelain god. I understand why my kids felt so awful, because it was yucky! I am feeling better today, but still weak from lying down all day long. I don't think I have laid in bed all day since I was on bedrest with Dallin, don't even want to think about bedrest. We are staying away from anyone we know today to make sure we keep this little virus to ourselves. Jeff hasn't gotten it and we hope he doesn't. He came home yesterday and disinfected everything from doorknobs to remotes and washed the sheets so hopefully the bug is gone. Here's to health.