Wednesday, December 28, 2011

News Year's tradition

Each Christmas break before New Years, the family goes to M&M world. This year there was a Hello Kitty outside on the street. Payton was not quite sure about it because of the outfit, but she was excited to see a life size hello Kitty.
We went to M&M world with our friends Angie and her daughter Ellie. We had a fun time.

Who knows what is up with this picture? This was in the 3D M&M show.
Looking at the cars on the strip.Coca Cola World

Root beer float
Traditional coke in a bottle:)

Christmas 2011 part 3- Christmas Day

This Christmas has been a quiet one. We spent Christmas eve cleaning the church, watching Arthur Christmas and eating the traditional Chinese dinner. We then came home and the girls opened their traditional Christmas eve pj's and then we watched the new Christmas videos. The kids were excited for Christmas, so they went to bed early.
We made sugar cookies for Santa a few days before Christmas and left some carrots for the reindeer.
On Christmas morning we found we had been good all year.

Iain and Greg checking out their stocking stuffers.
Payton's Santa gift. She has already packed the suitcase for our next vacation. She loves it.
Madi's Santa gift was a cotton candy maker. It has been a yummy treat.
Greg opening up his presents.

The girls posing after opening their gifts.Our Christmas dinner; prime rib, mashed potatoes, salad and home made rolls.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas 2011 part 2-Cactus Gardens

Every year we go to the Cactus Gardens to see the lights. We appreciate the effort someone puts into stringing lights on a cactus. The kids and I went one day while Greg was at work. We had a lot of fun.

Yesterday my friend Angie and I made these desserts for our husbands home teaching families. It was fun doing it together. I don't recommend running 2 miles up hill and then standing in the kitchen from 9-3:30. Man I was exhausted, but I did make dinner and went to a wedding reception after:) What busy days we lead.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas 2011 part 1

This December has been a crazy one. Life is busy with three kids. Last Sunday we fed the elders and they asked us what our Christmas traditions were. I couldn't think of any. That night as I sat and thought about what we do for Christmas, I realized we hadn't done anything but set up the tree and decorations. So, with only 6 more days until Christmas, we are kicking our Christmas in high gear. Here are some of the pictures from this weekend.
Every year I buy the girls matching Christmas dresses. Greg asked me what I had bought for Iain, and I realized I had not bought him a Christmas outfit. So we went to Sam's Club and found a cute suit for him to wear.

Town Square has a beautiful tree they set up every year with a Norman Rockwell house that Santa sits inside. We go to visit him every year.
Greg and Iain, trying to stay warm.
Payton and I (Madi was running around the tree)
Here is our Christmas picture. I thought it turned out great. I had a fun time looking at the previous years Christmas pictures. The pictures go all the way back to Payton's first Christmas. Wow, Madi, Payton and Iain all look the same in their 3 month pictures. They really are brothers and sisters.

I bought a gingerbread house three weeks ago, but dreaded putting it together. You know the icing, mess and hoping the house stays together. My friend Angie suggested that I hot glue it together. So, I did and it was great! I will never dread it again. We had fun decorating it.
I can't wait for Thursday, Greg and I celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. Then Sunday is Christmas. I am so thankful for the season and the Spirit that is felt as I think about my Savior.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Megan, Me, Tara, Angie
Ok, call me crazy, but I have already seen Twilight two times. Tara and I went to the midnight showing. It was fun, but having an 8 week old and working the next day, I am wiped out. Then Megan came into town, so Tara and I went again with her and Angie. What a fun girls night out.