Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Joy (and messes)

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! What a blessing it is we can celebrate our Savior's birth in such abundance. We are very blessed.

And I love everything about Christmas, except this:

Why does it always look like a tornado went through the house?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Nativity

Things here at our house usually start to get a little crazy right before Christmas. Kids start to get a little anxious for the upcoming Holiday and I start to wonder if they will ever stop counting the days on the calendar 60 times an hour, or shaking presents in hope of actually figuring out what's inside. So in honor of the true meaning of Christmas, I thought i'd share some of our creativity and the fact that they (our children) really do care that we are celebrating the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Sara's version of the Nativity, it doesn't get any better than this.

Willies version of the Nativity, ok his is better!

Sacoya's version of the Nativity, miss high tech of the family.

Canyon's version of the Nativity, we're still working on him!

Aspen's version of the Nativity, yes, she gets her creative genius from me. (Willie has nothing to do with it, i swear!)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Good friends

Last week I hosted a lunch and gift exchange. It was such good therapy for me as I am really missing all my friends and old ward members. It seems like when someone moves, memories of them slowly fade away and you almost never stay in touch. And I suppose that's the way it's suppose to be, you form new friendships and bonds. But if you know me, I'm a people person and a little resistant to change. I like to keep the things that are important to me. If you didn't make it, I missed you and if you didn't get an invite, I still miss you. We had a great time, and of course I forgot to take pictures until the last second, so some of you had already left. Thank you for coming and filling up my friendship bucket. I truly treasure all of you.

Welcome to Winter

Before we went to bed last night, I talked Willie into turning off the heater on the driveway. It's kinda noisy and channel 4 news said the snow was pretty much done for the night. Well as you can see, they were wrong! We have about 8 new inches and it's still coming down. I couldn't tell were the front walkway was. And guess who gets to shovel the driveway, yep little ol me. Does anyone have a snow plow I can borrow?

It's hard to tell but I would say it's about a foot tall on the mail box. Aspen was afraid we wouldn't have any snow for Christmas, but it looks like it's here to stay.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Oh Deer!

We have lots of deer running through the yard here, it's fun to see them so close. This guy was in the field across the street. The other day there was one walking down our road while we were driving away, and he leaped the fence, I didn't think he was going to make it, but of course he did, and very gracefully too!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Festival of trees

Willies brothers Tom, Treavor and Richard put together this tree for the annual "Festival of Trees" in Salt Lake City that benefits Primary Children's hospital. Needless to say it raised an amazing amount of money and was the hit of the festival. Willie also donated 2 of his photographs with it. This picture hardly does it justice, but you can see the video here:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Vinyl lettering

I'm loving vinyl lettering, and recently I ordered a few things. These are images I added to my office/craft room. They turned out really great. I also made some really cute neighbor/teacher gifts for Christmas, which if I finish soon, I will post. I just love the holidays, being able to make (and buy) handmade gifts for the people I love.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My free babysitter



One happy momma. Yes it's true, I admit it, I use Mickey Mouse for a babysitter and i've never had a better one! Except maybe Grandpa & Grandma of course.

New Table

Willie bought me this cute entry way table so I would have a place for our nativity and some of my other Christmas decor. I love it. It fits perfect not too big but lots of room for stuff. So if you want to bring me something, I'll add it to my shelf!!!