Monday, January 2, 2017

White Christmas

If we were dreaming of a white Christmas we certainly got one this year. More like over a foot of snow at my parent's house. The kids had so much fun! On Christmas Eve we had a dinner, got our crackers with prizes, acted out the nativity play, fed the reindeer, opened one present, set out cookies for Santa and read Twas the Night before Christmas. Whew! Favorite present for Elise was an Easy Bake Oven. Carter's favorite present was a Batman Robot Transformer. Monroe's favorite present was a Moana doll and cradle. Quincy's favorite present was being held the whole time and I liked his first Christmas ornament. Daniel's favorite present was a Kyler Fackrell jersey from the Greenbay Packers. Fackrell used to play for Utah State. My favorite present was our wedding put on DVD. I remembered the Oregon reception being filmed but I had NO IDEA our Hawaii reception was too. It was awesome! All in all it was a great Christmas! Thanks to my parents (mostly my mom lol) since Christmas can be a hobby, for making it such a great one for my family. Love you guys!

Christmas Eve
 Table set for Christmas Eve dinner
 The crew including Daniel's brother Tui
Elise and Skipper
Cute Quincy all decked out in holiday attire

Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus
 First Christmas
First present to open Star Wars toss across game
My first Hanukkah (It actually fell on Christmas Eve this year) Plus I just liked that Hanukkah was included in my holiday packet of stickers :)
All ready to feed the reindeer

Love my parent's house at Christmas time: Magical
"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!"

Christmas morning
 A Moana Christmas!

Isn't this how most people dress Christmas morning? I love it!
Easy Bake Oven!

Opening presents

I love this picture!
A Spiderman snuggie :)

Science Kit!
 Cute Christmas wall hanging
 THING lane
 Kyler Fackrell jersey

 Snapchat fun - Merry Christmas!
 First Christmas
 "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow..."

Thursday, December 29, 2016

"Jingle All the Way..."

"Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh." Christmas was magical as always this year. The week before we were busy with parties, concerts and an injury. But we made it to Idaho and survived all the snow and had a wonderful Christmas this year. Enjoy tons of pics. Christmas Eve and Day post coming soon.

The Magic of Christmas

 Our Christmas Card this year

Polar Express Christmas Concert for school
 Carter is on the top row to the right of the tree

Elise is on the top row middle wearing her sleep mask :)

Then we dashed over to the USU basketball game for a minute. Kids got so excited to see Blue
 Elise's turn
 Dancing on the Jumbo Tron at the game
Another day another Christmas outfit

 Went to a neighborhood Christmas party and they has so many goodies
 My two dates for the party
Sugar Cookie time

 Christmas attire for church

Matchy matchy
 A couple short videos of Q

And this little guy turned 3 months old

Pardon the no make up selfie but here I am in my sling while we headed up to Idaho for Christmas. I tore a muscle in my bicep. Seriously who does that? Moms who work too hard apparently. I was holding baby with one arm and trying to lift Monroe out of the high chair and must have pulled too hard because wow it hurt so bad. After realizing I couldn't move my arm at all, a quick rush to the Instacare the day before our trip. At the Instacare the Doctor says, "This is just a sign that you need to slow down." Yeah tell that to a mom trying to pack and get ready for Christmas. Changing a diaper with one arm is really hard lol. I have to wear the sling for at least 2 weeks and then we'll see. Needless to say it put a little hiccup before we left town.
 Monroe wanted to be like Mommy
 Made it to Grammy and Skipper's house: Polar Express Train


Candy Cane Corner
 Silver Corner

 Gingerbread corner
Some nativities
 This is my favorite one
Getting warm by the fire
 Quincy's first Christmas
 Gingerbread house time

Ta Da!
 Next up more sugar cookies.

 Skipper played board games so much with the kids, I loved it :)