Sunday, December 28, 2008

Idaho Christmas Adventure

It started on Tuesday and finished today. The weather was okay driving up there, the one day there was no storm either in Salt Lake or Idaho Falls, whew! Idaho has way more snow than we do in Salt Lake. One difference however, no snow plows! Seriously there was snow everywhere in Idaho Falls. My mom kept saying over and over, I swear the Christmas lights are in front of the house, but you can't see them because they are buried under all the snow. The first night there was great. All my brothers and sisters, minus Kirse (I miss you) and spouses and kids were there. It was fun to eat yummy homebaked food and catch up. Everybody of course loved Elise and helped with her all the time, Grammy especially. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day was more of the same, eating more and more food and playing card games. Daniel unfortunately had to leave Christmas morning to drive back to go to work, but Elise and I stayed behind until today. My two most memorable gifts were a framed "It's a Wonderful Life" movie poster signed by ZuZu. "Teacher says everytime a bell rings an angel gets his wings." This movie my family watches every Christmas Eve as a Granat Family tradition. The other was a front page newspaper article from when Martin Luther King led the Montgomery March back in 1965. Elise's favorite presents were a cool toy chest for her room and musical toys. Daniel's favorite toy for her was a basketball hoop. Go figure! As the snow kept coming more and more everyday, we stayed in mostly and watched some cheesy, but fun Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies, including home pedicures given by me of course (sorry Kirse). Now I am home and sad that Christmas is over, but feel very blessed for family in my life and to have Elise to share future Christmas traditions with.

Merry Christmas!
Elise and her new snowman friend chillin on the couchThe terrible weather driving back, we made it safely
Grammy & Elise

We convinced my brother Dalan to dress up as Santa for the kids, Elise is wondering if the beard is real.

Christmas Eve dinner table (16 people including kids)

Cousins McCall & Merritt holding Elise

Christmas tree at Grammy's house

Elise first thing Christmas morning, I love this picture because of the tree and the snow outside

Uncle Trevor holding Elise while she admires her first DollieHappy as usual Mommy feeding Elise some rice cereal

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's Christmas Eve, Eve, Eve!

This week was pretty hectic getting all the last minute shopping done before Christmas. Note to self, don't go to Costco until after the holidays. It's madness over there!
Daniel and I are looking forward to having a few days off and being able to spend the Holidays together. We can't wait for Elise to have her "First Christmas!"

Sunday Christmas outfit, with flower made by Grammy
Santa hat and Santa shirt attire How many more days?Mommy can I play in the snow?
It's kind of hard to tell, but this was a neat picture. It was snowing and the sun came streaming through the winter storm clouds.
Happy Girl
A Joanna's Kitchen Breakfast with Dad & Mom
Mommy & Elise When is Santa coming again? I've been a good girl.Posing as usual
Mommy, I think I ate too much (this is her sad face)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy 5 Month Birthday!

Happy 5 Month Birthday Elise!
We love you,
Love Mom and Dad

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Welcome Home Elizabeth!

This weekend Daniel's sister Elizabeth came home from her mission in North Carolina. The Magalogo Family were very excited to be reunited with her. Elizabeth loves her new niece, when their eyes met for the first time, Elise gave a huge smile. Daniel said Elise can see the angels all around Elizabeth, I thought that was pretty sweet. As for this coming week, Elise turns 5 months and we still are loving her more and more everyday. Below is the family waiting at the Salt Lake airport A rare opportunity to take a picture of the 3 of us
The anticipation grew while waiting for her to come down to baggage claim
Tha family all together with Sister Magalogo holding her new favorite niece
Grandpa and Elise
Grandma and Elise
Her hand is yummy
Mommy & Elise
Stretching & playing in her cool black leather skirt
Daddy & Elise dancing

All ready for church :) Red shoes and all!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tis the Season...

Christmas is coming, I can't wait! All the stocking were hung... Baby's First Christmas Our house full of holiday cheer

Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's beginning to look at lot like....

Christmas! This weekend we were hit with tons of snow, which definitely makes it seem like Christmas is almost here. Plus I got sick, I guess it is definitely that time of the year! Elise is getting very excited for her trip to Idaho to see Grammy & Skipper. 10 days and counting....
Santa Baby!

I can't wait until Christmas morning!I have a secret, but I'm not going to tell you...A picture from our winter snow storm this weekendPracticing for the futureCute girl She fell asleep with her bottle still in her mouth, of course I had to take a picture. So sweet!That's my girl