Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Picture Preview

I dressed the kids up today to take our family Christmas picture. I should've done it on a day when Jeff was home to have some help, but oh well.

Little Man was getting a pre-picture snack and we were testing out the camera.

Testing out the location.

Trying to get 4 kids to cooperate is quite a task.

The kids wanted to take a goofy picture before we were done.

You didn't think I was going to actually show you the Christmas card picture did you? I'll tell you this, it turned out cute. I got online and used Photoshop to brighten the colors. It was fun. I have the cutest kids.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Let the season begin...

Thanksgiving is over, let the Christmas season begin. Today in Nephi, there was a Christmas extravaganza. They had crafts for the kids and then Santa came. I don't think we got any Santa pictures last year, so it was fun to get one of the kids this year. Baby M stayed home with dad, so we'll have to get one of her next year.

After Santa, there was a preview of the Nutcracker. Big Man is a toy soldier in it this year. They've been practicing for a couple of months and he's done really well. He was kind of nervous today with their first performance. He did great though. I think the most traumatic part of the whole event was putting makeup on him. He did NOT like that at all.

The other big event this weekend was shopping Black Friday. This was my first time going. We left the kids asleep at my parents house and me and Jeff headed to WalMart around 9:30. I had to park at the far end of the next parking lot to even get a spot. I've never seen so many people in my life. People went nuts over all the toys and electronics deals. Once we got all our goods we had to wait in line for another hour and half just to check out. It was nuts. I didn't mind the whole experience other than being extremely tired since then. The good news is that with the exception of two gifts, all my shopping is done.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I can't believe it's already Thanksgiving. Little Man had a feast today at preschool. He dressed up as an Indian. I got my camera out before school to take a picture only to find the battery was dead. Luckily his teacher took a picture.

I have much to be thankful for this year. A great husband, cute kids, wonderful family, a home, a job, and so much more. I love this time of year to reflect on all that I am blessed with. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Where has November gone?

We took these pictures from our back deck the other night. We have the best view of Nebo. It looked awesome as the moon was coming up over the mountain.

As I looked at the date tonight on my computer, I was amazed that November is already more than half over. I can't believe it's going by so quickly. I am usually done with my Christmas shopping by now and getting excited for the holidays.

This past week was a crazy and sad one. Jeff's grandma passed away and her funeral was a week ago. She was 92 years old. Three of his siblings came down. On the way home from the funeral, Jeff's sister received word that her father-in-law had passed away suddenly. It came as quite a shock to them (and everyone). This past Tuesday we went up to Pocatello for his funeral. Prior to these two funerals I hadn't been to a funeral for almost 7 years. Two in one week is enough to last me for a while. Hopefully there won't be any more any time soon.

Best Buddies

Little Man has made a pretty good friend at preschool. They play together frequently after school and on their days off. They're so cute and play really well together. They have a pretty good time.

Little Man loved to pack stuff up. Backpacks, containers, wagons, etc. Anything he can find that is empty, he will fill it up with toys. He's usually going camping, or hunting, or something fun and exciting. He doesn't love putting it all away, but he has a fun time.