Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Fun!

Our magical Christmas week started with getting together with cousins, Sunday night we had soup, salad, and dessert with a gift exchange. 

 Christmas Eve we went to Grandma April and Grandpa Brian's house to have mexican food. Uncle Kenny was down and we decided at the last minute to act out the Nativity. Our costumes are pathetic but the kids enjoyed every minute and it was cheap entertainment for the adults! Cast includes.... 3 wise men (Kenny, Dad, Grandma) - King Herrod (Grandpa) - Joseph (Branson) - Mary (Maycie) - Shepherd (Jerik) - Angel (Mom).

 Christmas morning was awesome! Kids were freaking out about all the presents because three were in very big boxes.

So we can remember.... Branson got Fishing pole, razor 360 bike, hover ball, umbrella, guess who and stocking (Santa), sweatshirt, pants, shirt (Mom and Dad) remote control car, gum, states game (G Brian and G April), Soccer ball and magician kit (G Larry and G Sue), Pokemon cards (Great GandG), bow and Arrow (Uncle Kevin), and kid's puzzle from O'connors.

Maycie got My life 18" doll, accessories, bike, umbrella, guess who and stocking (Santa), dress, pants, shirt (Mom and Dad), Spirit horse, gum, states game (G Brian and G April), razor scooter and baby doll (G Larry and G Sue), Pokemon cards (Great GandG), Elsa doll (Uncle Kevin), and kid's puzzle from O'connors.

Jerik got tractor bike, train, remote control car, umbrella, guess who and stocking(Santa), coat, pants, shirt (Mom and Dad), walking horse, gum, states game (G Brian and G April), Legos and kickball (G Larry and G Sue), bath toy train (Great GandG), tractor (Uncle Kevin), and kid's puzzle from O'connors.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December fun!

We've been trying to do something fun each night of December. We're lucky if I remember to take pictures. Here is Christmas in the Canyon at Tuachan. 

 Making "snowdough" 

 Breakfast with Santa at the Coral Canyon Clubhouse

 Visiting the Temple nativity and visitor center

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Notes to heaven....

Towards the end of November the kids mentioned wishing they could do something for "Dad's Mom". They asked about sending her balloons. I thought it was a great idea and added it to our December calendar! I picked up a balloon and the kids made their cards. I had nothing to do with them and they did them completely on their own. When Branson showed me his, it totally brought tears to my eyes. He, along with Maycie and Jerik are SO special. We decided to make it an annual tradition but start doing it on her birthday that's December 29.

sand dunes

Friday we headed to Snow Canyon to hike and play in the sand dunes. It was incredibly fun but I didn't get many pictures. Poor Warren was sporting a fever so didn't have quite as much fun. I'm pretty sure I cleaned sand out of my washer and kids' ears for 4 days straight! So worth it!