Thursday, December 30, 2010



We've had 8 inches in the last 48 hours.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas, from our family to yours!

picture by: Monica Parker

Our tree was fully decorated for only 24 hours before Miss Sage got a hold of it.


(Dec. 5th)


(Dec. 25th) Our top 10 Christmas picture for 2010 (in no particular order because I only took 15):

(when someone would ask Kate what she got for Christmas, the first thing she would say is "tic-tacs!") We should of got her a whole case and that's all.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas EVE!

A delicious ham dinner with all the fixings, new jammies for the kids, reading/discussing about our Saviors birth in the scriptures, leaving out cookies & milk for Santa on the table and in bed by 8:30.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Temple Square

A beautiful, crisp night on Temple Square...

(Kate practicing her photography skills)

Merry Christmas EVE, EVE!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gingerbread House

Kate was pretty excited to create her first gingerbread house this year! Not too shabby for a five year old and her dad.
(We started off easy and bought "the kit" from Costco).

The right side of the roof is half eaten already.

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Great Weekend!

Nana came to visit for four day. We did some shopping, cooking and a lot of playing!

Chan and Kate with Santa... Sage wanted nothing to do with him.
(Chan has come a long way with Santa from last year. He even went up to Santa with his arms stretched out and said, "Santa, how about I give you a hug!")

Steve and I went to a couple of parties (work & neighborhood), and Nana was gracious enough to watch the kids.

We all felt the Christmas spirit at the Peter Breinholt Christmas Concert.
(Nana & Kate on the stage after the concert to talk to Peter, since he is Nana's nephew)

We woke up Saturday to a Winter Wonderland, so the kids took a ride around the neighborhood with their friends!

Thank you Nana for the FUN memories!

Friday, December 10, 2010

DIY- coat rack

My first "Do It Yourself " project for the house

Monday, December 6, 2010

The House

We moved in a week ago and sure loving it! Come visit to see the inside, we would LOVE to have you.

p.s. we didn't move in before Thanksgiving OR the first snow fall, but at least we moved in and we are grateful for that.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Our Thanksgiving was VERY low key... just the FIVE of us. That means Steve and I made the entire Thanksgiving lunch from scratch, by ourselves. (hopefully the first and only time, we sure missed our families)

I made homemade rolls with Becky the night before.

Our turkey turned out yummy!
(I was a little slow on the purchasing & defrosting of the turkey. Therefore, Steve stayed up all night, on quick method of defrosting, changing out the cold water every 30 minutes for 10 hours. It totally worked!)

Miss Sage snacking on a roll

After lunch, we all went to see the new Tangled movie in 3D. A thumbs up from the entire the family!

When we got home, our delicious pumpkin roll was waiting for us.

We are thankful for EACH OTHER and ALL of YOU!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Week- Day 4

We are thankful for: pillows, packing tape, Lysol wipes, our couch, the shark vacuum, funny neighbors, wash clothes, compassionate Dr.'s, overly nice nurse assistant, insurance, Walgreen's, a thoughtful husband, rain boots, the Legacy Center, homemade rolls, the freezer, all family, Tupperware containers, ice pops, Kleenex, the DVD player/ movies, Home teachers, clean undies, kids mattress protectors, packages in the mail.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Week- Day 3

(Our little Pilgrim girl)

We are thankful for: warm footie pajamas, friendly neighbors, kids who share with friends, a dishwasher, toilet paper, coloring time/crayons, snow jackets and boots, Costco, phone calls from friends, the scriptures, apple juice, bath towels, the Internet, nap time, diapers/ diaper rash ointment, warm fuzzy socks, people who say please and thank you, music, light bulbs and moving boxes.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Week- Day 2

We are thankful for: dad's job, a stove to cook breakfast, heat in the house, our van, preschool teachers, gas stations, washing machine/ dryer, a brave neighbor who catches slithering creatures you find in your laundry pile (snake), play dates, building blocks, string cheese, the vacuum, emails/ computers, Family Home Evening, a child's prayer, grocery stores, sippy cups, phone calls from sisters, cough drops and toothbrushes/toothpaste.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Week- Day 1

We are thankful for: Stake Conference, church buildings, Apostles council, nice Sunday clothes/ shoes, a house to keep us warm from the snow, family time, Sprite to settle a sour tummy, medicine for kids, gold fish crackers, books to read, blankets, a warm dinner, card games, bath time/shampoo, phone calls from family members, birthdays to celebrate, cousins, comfortable beds, glasses, indoor bathroom.

Monday, November 15, 2010


...well, kind of.
Kate's permanent teeth grew in before loosing her baby teeth, giving her double chompers on the bottom! She had her two bottom teeth pulled today to make room for the permanent pearly whites. So she lost her first teeth today, but is definitely not toothless.


Hopefully the tooth fairy will remember to come tonight!

p.s. she's been asking all sorts of questions; what time does the tooth fairy come, how does she get into the house, how much money will she leave, will she take my baby teeth or leave them?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Just Walkin' & Talkin"

and getting too BIG!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Soaking it ALL in

before the white stuff hits our front porch next week!

We spent many hours outside at the park this week; enjoying the gorgeous weather, admiring, collecting & scattering the fall leaves & soaring to "infinity & beyond" on the swings!