Monday, December 29, 2008

Just some holiday bragging

This Christmas was wonderful Kai is at a really fun age he wasn't into un-wrapping presents but he loved all the cool new things around and just ran around the room looking at everything. JR and I made out good this year too. We started off the season saying we wouldn't spend much money and then ended up spending more than we said we would. We were able to as a whole family my mom and all do a really nice secret santa for a family we love so much. My dads wife made Kai the coolest "busy book" that I will post pictures of because you just have to see it. My mom gave him this busy train toy that he can push around and it reads letters to him. He loves reading books right now and is busy, busy running around exploring. It is so fun to watch him experience new things that I just take for advantage, I fed him pineapple last night, and you could see it in his eyes when he took the first bite that he thought that was pretty special stuff and he kept wanting more. It is just so fun right now with him but then sometimes he has a "terrible two" moment that scares me of what is to come I just pray he stays sweet cause I don't know if I am the best parent and I am scared to teach in the wrong way. Which leads me to a thought I just had does anyone think it is too young to start teaching him potty training? I have heard boys are harder to teach and I am wondering if I start now that it will be more easy? Well hope all of you had a good Christmas and here is a picture of our matchy matchy pajama's from Christmas eve (missed you Brooke and Brady).

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Disco Elf's...

Temple Square, and my wonderful family!

Thank goodness for family! And all I am going to say is that I have the best sisters in the world and don't know what I would do without them! Jessica is so talented and was asked to play the violin at the assembly hall on Temple Square Sunday so it was a good excuse to go see the lights and they were GLORIOUS (that was for you JR and Nick). We didn't stay for Jessica's concert cause it started at 8:30 not 7:30 like my mom had told us but we were there to support anyways and she knows that :) I just love my Erin too she is one of my best friends and I love that she is so rational and that she listens to me even when I say the same things over and over (which I do a lot:)) I can't wait to spend Christmas with them all and am so sad Brooke, Brady and Eli won't be here too we love you guys! Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tis The Season

Christmas is right around the corner and this year more than ever I have the desire to give...I know that sounds selfish since I am 26 years old (it isn't like I have never wanted to give before I just always had a list of things I wanted to recieve as well). But, considering all the service my family has recieved this year from others and the blessings we have been given from all the service I guess it just wouldn't feel right to not do something for someone else. I want to be more like Christ and this is what our Savior did his whole life, he served. In our ward letter this month there was a poem from President Monson....

There's Christmas in the home and church,
There's Christmas in the mart;
But you'll not know what Christmas is
Unless it's in your heart.

The bells may call across the snow,
And carols search the air;
But, oh, the heart will miss the thrill
Unless it's Christmas there.

Merry Christmas and thanks to all of you who have served me, JR and Kai so much this year I really don't think you know how much you mean to me it is because of some peoples selfless prayers, and service, and endless hours of teaching that we will be an eternal family you all.