Sunday, December 4, 2016

I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause!


Christmas time is really the most wonderful time of the year. People are more giving and kind. There is something magical about a dark room lit up by a Christmas tree in the corner. I even love the cold. We got our fist little tease of snow last night. Just a dusting but it was enough to make Jackson ask to build a snow man and a snow tunnel. It wasn't quite enough snow but he and Brady still had fun dragging their feet in it to make snow tracks. We made chocolate chip cookies and brought them to a few friends in the branch. Then after, the kids and I spent about a half hour driving around Central City looking at Christmas lights. Like I said, this is just the most wonderful time of the year.

Ike gets to play Santa for the Elementary School Christmas program on Tuesday and tonight we got his suit ready. He needed some extra stuffing in the belly but in the end I think he makes a pretty good Santa! He even let me take a few shots of him in the costume!


 Delivering some early presents?!??

 Lookin' good Santa!


 Still handsome even with the white hair.
 The boys are going to be shepherds in the branch Christmas party this Friday.
Jackson makes a pretty cute shepherd.

On a side note, Hudson turned 7 months this week. Look at this cutie:

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Countdown to Christmas!

Now that Thanksgiving is over (where did November go by the way!?) it is officially time to focus on Christmas! Christmas time really is the most wonderful time of the year. I'm not even trying to be cliche or anything because it really is the best. People are more kind and giving. There is something about the Christmas spirit that just brings out the best in all of us. Ike and I went to the temple today and the visitor's center had their annual Gingerbread house display and it was an awesome way to kick off our Christmas season!

 The boys getting ready to go in!
 Brady is holding the scavenger hunt paper!
 Whoville


 Jackson was excited to find snoopy!



 Playing in the gingerbread house!


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tooth Fairy Comes to Town!


Jackson has started losing his baby teeth and it has been fun because this is a first time for us.  I personally think he looks cuter with a few less teeth.





Monday, November 21, 2016

6 Months.

6 Months! Has it really been six month since this little (big) man came into our family. All of the boys have been good babies but Hudson really takes the cake. This kid is the happiest baby ever. I can't help but fall in love with him over and over every time I hold him. It doesn't hurt that he sleeps 12 hours a night.








Saturday, October 29, 2016

I love my boys.

Remember back in the day when I used to actually blog? Well I am going to try to get back on the wagon. October has been a busy but really great month. Hudson is getting so big. He has to be 20lbs now. He wears a size 12 month and he is all smiles all the time. He will be six months old in a few days and I can't believe it. I finally had some more pictures taken of the boys. We are amazingly lucky to have a good friend who likes to take pictures as a hobby. She is so talented and always does an amazing job.






Saturday, September 12, 2015

Back from the dead.


So we have had some major computer issues lately :(

I have not been able to upload ANY pictures from my camera and I have had to try to get thousands of pictures off Ike's work computer and onto internet photo storage sites. It has been a horrible process. Long story short, I haven't posted in a while and there is a lot of stuff that I am not going to get to talk about. Oh well. I am starting fresh. I'm not going to back track and talk about my summer. So pretty much we are going to pick up in the here and now. My parents were in town last weekend and we went to the BYU/NEBRASKA game! It was really awesome. Joanna and Katherine stayed with us for a few days after and that was really awesome too. Today is the first Saturday we have had since early July where we were not on vacation, didn't have visitors and don't have to go anywhere. I am pumped!!! So here are some pics of my parents trip to the good ol' state of Nebraska!







It was an awesome game!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Crafty C-A-R-R


I've been a craftin' lately. Kind of cross stitched out right now so I decided to try my hand at some other things. We had pizza the other night and I decided to make some big letters for our living room. I have been thinking about doing something like this for a while but I figured I would just buy the letters. Anyway, here is a (not so great) tutorial on how to make giant letters:


I started by cutting out my letters from the pizza boxes. You need two identical cardboard letters for each big letter you want to make.

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Then I glued 1" tall (varying widths) pieces of cardboard all the way around one of the pieces from each letter.
Then I glued the top part to each one. Making a thick letter.


I then cut several strips of 1" wide fabric and wrapped each letter. I didn't have to use very much hot glue in this step. I pretty much only hot glued when I had to start a new fabric strip.
I really am sorry these pictures are a little fuzzy. My camera really struggles with indoor pictures.
And there you have it! All done!