Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas!!!

This Christmas season was wonderful and we all had a great time. Santa visited our home and left a smorgasmored of toys and treats.
We got some new PJ's!

And Kena got play makeup so she can be just like mommy (this picture is not an acurate reflection!)

Then for breakfast, Mommy made some tasty cinnamon rolls and we loved them!!

We also celebrated Mom's 27th birthday and Daddy got her some beautiful flowers, daisy's and lillies!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

So I'm not usually one to promote a product, but this one I feel deserves special attention. This weekend end Cory's mother gave me the CD That accompanies this book and I had to share. There is a book, DVD, CD, and website (http://www.reflectionsofchrist.org/) and the are all incredible.I first saw the website about 6 months ago. It was done as part of an exhibit for the temple visitor centers to help people to focus on their relationship with the Savior. I was so moved by the images and music. Now they've produced them for the home and if you could all find a copy I'd highly recommend it.

The images warm my heart and make me feel closer to the Savior and the music...well I've long believed that music can open our hearts and soften our spirits and this does just that. It invites a spirit into our home that even quites my rowdy 4 year old.

It's an amazing compliation.This time of year especially I feel myself focusing on my relationship with our Savior. I'm so grateful for His life and love, that He would give so much for my salvation touches me to the very core. I know that He lives and loves each and everyone of us. What a blessing in my life it is to know this! I love you all and wish you the merriest of Christmas. May we all take a few moments amongst the hullabuloo and remember the reason for the special season, and the miracle of His birth!



Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's a....

Today we had our ultrasound and I was 98% sure it was a girl. My pregnancy has been almost identical to Kenadee's and we just felt it. Imagine our suprise when the doctor said he was 98% sure it was a BOY! We're overjoyed. Baby is healthy and doing well. Now comes the name game...any suggestions?

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Have we mentioned how much we love our little town!?! For the second year in a row our fire department has escorted Santa around town to visit all the kids. Our kiddo's love listening for the sirens and then running out to sit on Santa's lap and get their bag of goodies. It's a fun little tradition that we love!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tinkle Tinkle Little Star...

For those of you who don't know, potty training Kena has not been going well. We've tried 3 different times and always with the same results...lots of frustration and no results. Today, however, I am happy to report that Miss Kena has not had one single accident! I'm so proud of my little star and I'm hoping we'll be all done with this training phase by the time new baby gets here!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Let's hear it for the girls...

This weekend is one of my favorites of the Christmas season. Our little community has a parade of lights and little Christmas festival. It's not a huge event but it's always so much fun for the kids. This year we went to Cory's co workers home and watched the parade through her living room window. Then after the parade we took her with us to the craft fair. It's always a lot of fun to wander the various vendors and this year I hit the jack pot. I've been buying bows for Kena's hair in Salt lake, but they usually cost me about $16 a pair. It's a bit of a splurge and she look so darn cute in them I can't help myself. Well tonight at the craft fair I found a pair of bows for her hair for only $4! And they are just as cute as the ones in Utah if I do say so myself. I also found this cute little flower headband for a new baby. Here's hoping I'm right about this baby being a girl cause I think a little boy would look mighty silly with a flower on his head!

Baby's Headband

Kena's new bows! (pink of course, her favorite color)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Cougar Crunch!!

Licking the bowl clean!

The decorators and their tree

A cookie!

Christmas has come full force at our home and I thought I'd share some pictures. We've been decorating our tree and house, making christmas candy, and putting together a ginger bread tree (much easier we learned then a house). Enjoy!