Sunday, January 22, 2012


So Friday morning I was talking to the 'rents.  They told me they were on their way to St. George, A.K.A. Paradise, A.KA. Heaven, A.K.A. my favorite place ever.  We have a lot of good memories there, plus it's warm.  Win win.  So after I got off the phone with them, my longing to get out of the house and do something grew exponentially.  Unfortunately going to St. George was out of the question as it's about 10 hours away, so I started thinking of places I've wanted to go, things I've wanted to do.  Well there's a little town called Morrison that we drive through all the time, and I've always wanted to go walk the downtown, and there's a river that you can walk next to...super cute.  So as soon as Kai got home from school we got the kids ready, grabbed some lunch and off we went!

It was getting  a little chilly, so we bundled up Kennedi with her blanket and she was good to go

We walked across the bridge and Cameron read about the bell that used to be on the school, but when they built a new school house it somehow got moved to like Ohio or something and then there was this committee to get it back to Morrison...not sure.  But it was hilarious because the kids and I had kept walking, and Cameron came to catch up with us after reading the story and he was telling me about it, but couldn't understand why they would have the plaque there when there was no bell.  This was hilarious because this was the bell he didn't see....

It was above him the whole time.  The plaque is to the right of the kids on the side of the bridge.  Hilarious.  And there's the kiddo's posing for me and having fun.

It started to get pretty windy and cold, so we headed back...passing by an old antique/junk shop.  Kai wanted a picture by the handcart.

By the time we got in the car it was super cold and windy.  Then we turned around to go get gas, and realized that this is what we barely beat by the time we got in the car.

We were pretty bummed out.  It had started out so sunny and warm.  It certainly did not help with my St. George fix!  But it was fun and we enjoyed our time together and our time away from the house and packing! But we do have big plans to go back and go here:

The Blue Cow Eatery.  We'll let you know how it is.

And I still want to go to St. George.  Mom and Dad, we'll be visiting soon!  Preferably when they are having record highs.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Christmas Pictures

So the kids weren't too anxious to take pictures after church on Christmas...but I insisted.  And actually, Kennedi was completely willing, it was Kai being the picture snob.  But here's what I was able to get.

Someday I will actually get and learn and use photoshop...until then, it's all straight out of the camera for me.  Sure love my kiddos!

Christmas Eve

I just downloaded some pictures of our Christmas Eve dinner we had....we were too big to fit in Sue's house, so we set up in the RS room of the church and had a little program.  I was "in charge"...I use the term loosely :)  It all worked out in the end.

I was in charge of the hot chocolate was really fun.  I made a white chocolate and a hot chocolate.  We had 4 different kinds of 'mallows, peppermint, vanilla, gingerbread and regular.  Here are some spoons I made..dipped in white chocolate and then sprinkled with peppermint or toffee chips.  Yummy.  I also did it in chocolate, but somehow didn't get those pics.

After dinner we had the kids act out the Nativity.  We had gotten some old sheets from the goodwill and fashioned some costumes.  The two oldest grandkids narrated and then the rest acted it out.  It turned out so cute and fun...

Joseph was not so thrilled to be Joseph

Apparently Blake was excited to be a shepherd though, while Kai was concentrating very hard...

Can you spot my little angel visiting the shepherds?!

The shepherds visiting baby Jesus

The Wise Men visiting baby Jesus

The final bow.  The kids loved it, and the parents laughed the whole time, it was great.  I was behind the scenes, helping the kids go out on time and come back on time, they were so anxious and excited and loved it.