Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gingerbread Traditions

For the last few years it has been our family tradition to make gingerbread houses with the kids on Christmas Eve but we just couldn't wait this year and we knew we would be too busy with the all the family we have in town to share the holidays with so we made gingerbread houses for Family Home Evening instead. The kids all had a great time and loved all the sweets we kept throwing at them to add to their houses (or mouths which ever it go to first!) I love my family and spending time together!

Ryker LOVED the sprinkles!

Evva LOVED the frosting!

And Jonah LOVED it all!

My favorite picture, He is such a goofy little boy!

Evva showing off her Gingerbread house before D-Day (devouring day in this case)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Chrsitmas time!!

The first weekend in December we had our ward Christmas party.
Me and Nana

Jonah is getting to be such a big kid but went to see Santa anyway.

Ryker was so excited to see Santa and tell him what he wanted for Christmas but then had a hard time when he realized he wasn't going to get it right away, I am still telling him he has to wait for Christmas for Santa to bring his presents!

Evva wasn't to sure about what to do but I was surprised she didn't cry she just sat next to Santa and was happy she got a candy cane!

On Saturday the 11th our ward held a family temple day, where they have volunteers who will babysit at the temple apartments for couples with young children while they do a session. I think this is a great idea! Michael and I were able to enjoy the temple knowing our kids were safe and not too far away. The L.A. temple is 2 hours from our home so instead of feeling like we should rush like normal we were able to take the day slow and enjoy it with our children and walk around with them at the visitor's center and the temple grounds lit up with Christmas lights, it was so fun and beautiful!

This picture is a little blurry but I still like it!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Why Wall Paper?

Why would anyone ever put wall paper in their house? Well, the wall paper that was in the master bedroom was driving me crazy so I decided I wanted it gone! I was so glad that although it took some time it really wasn't that hard I was a little scared that it wouldn't want to come off! After some work and time Michael and I finally got it all off and I started painting, that was the fun part! Now we have a room where we can feel relaxed and it's weird but we feel cleaner too it's like the wall paper sent out these gross dirty vibes, but it's all gone now!