Saturday, December 26, 2009

Our Christmas season

Through out December we have had a great time. We were in
St George the first weekend in December and got to see 'fall day'.
Fall Day is the day that all the leaves just fall of the trees, and you get
to make huge piles of leaves. My dad got the leaves all in a pile
and we sent Drake out to play. He had more fun trying to make
the pile bigger than actually jumping in it.

Jumping in the leaves
Surveying the piles
Enjoying the slide

When we got home Drake helped me decorate the tree.
I think he was more excited about playing with the Scooby
Doo ornament, Rudolf ornament, or the glass bulbs
but we had fun.

Decorating the tree
We also got to go to Dans sisters and have a gingerbread house
building contest. It was so interesting to see how each pair
decorated with their house. It was a good time
and great company.

Deb and Matt
Jon and Somelea
Josh and Alex
Bryan, Jason, Steve, and Nic
Bryan's house and mine

Well Christmas day is over and it was a great one! Drake loved
every present he opened. He loved them so much we really had
to coax him to open the next present. Once we were done
opening presents and we were getting his toys out of the packaging
he was jumping up and down yelling, Yea! Yea! Yea! You know growing
up Christmas was fun but being able to watch Drake enjoy it was
so much more fun. He spent the rest of the day spending
5 min with each toy before moving on to the next and
then back again. We can't wait until next year when
we get to have two boys to enjoy Christmas.

Drakes haul
The tricycle
Dan enjoying a breakfast of cinnamon rolls
Only two more days!!
Our Christmas afternoon nap

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


When there are big group gathering I am either really good about having my camera out and snapping pictures or I'm not. This happened to be a not. I did manage to catch a few pictures of the after the dinner and the sampling of the pie. Other then no pictures we had a great Thanksgiving. Dan got his annual football game with my brother Eric and brother-in-law Miah in. Although his shoulder is still a little tender and his wife recommended he not play. If any of you believe that because I recommended he not play was the reason he didn't you are sadly mistaken; he decided the night before while trying to throw that it was probably best he didn't play, but he was there for moral support. Drake and I headed to Grandmas in Woodland Hills early to help get ready.

We spent the weekend at grandmas with my parents and my Uncle Mark and his family. Drake loves having people to play with and follow around. Eric and Heidi stayed at Sarah's and we missed the Staheli family. They were lucky though I mean why go to a movie on Thanksgiving when you can go surfing instead. Friday was shopping day. Sat was also shopping day for the girls while the guys headed to the BYU Utah game. Dan was the only one in red. We got all of our Christmas shopping done except a few odds and ends, so now we can really enjoy the season. And my last few weeks of pregnancy will be calm and relaxing right...


Kade, Miah, and my cousin Matt

Aunt Shannon and cousins
Heidi and Eric with Sami and Mason

Bad Mommy...

I learn a VALUABLE lesson the other day after coming home from
grocery shopping. DON'T let your son play in the BACK of the jeep
while you have your arms are FULL of groceries. He may feel the
need to just STEP right off the bumper of the car and use his FACE as
the landing gear. Then you DROP all the groceries you were holding
BREAKING the eggs to pick up a crying child with bleeding SCRATCHES
down the side of his face and a bloody hand. Luckily he RECOVERED quickly
but his mother is still TRAUMATIZED.

Our first snow

We got our first snow of the year, well at least the first snow that really stuck. I got Drake all dressed up in his snow clothes to go play in the snow. Dan at first refused cuz it was too cold out, but once Drake and I were outside having fun Dan couldn't resist coming to play. Drake kept taking off his gloves so he could really get his hands in the snow and play. They got pretty cold but that didn't stop him. It wasn't great packing snow or we would have tried to make a snowman. Anyways it was great fun!