Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's 2009!

We are having a New Year's Bash at our house tonight. We tried to get all the invites out before Christmas, but lots of people were out of town. So if we missed you, sorry, but you're still welcome to come on over! 8:00pm - ?????? No kids. It will be great. See you all there!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


We finally got the first good snowfall of the winter. I love it during Christmas time. The kids have been dying to go out and play. Finally we did and they had a ball. They made snow angels, made tracks (As Connor was saying, "Making tracks to great destinations!" Thomas, anyone?), and we had a snowball fight. So fun to hit these little munchkins with a snowball! We had a great time. And it is snowing again today! Maybe we can make a snowman this time!

My Birthday!

Unfortunately I hit the birthday I didn't want to hit. 30! It sounds so mature, but I am still so not! It turned out to be a fun weekend with a little family party. (Sorry brothers and sisters. Dave planned this little get together and forgot to call my siblings!) Anyway, I had a great time. My family is great. (Dave's family is included in that statement.) I opened presents, and we had cake and ice cream. It was a good low key party.

I have worried about this birhtday for a long time because it seems so old. Then a good friend of mine, Bekah, reminded me of all the wonderful things that have happened to me in my 30 years. And it's true. I've accomplished a lot in these 30 years. Many dreams have come true. And I have a beautiful family. I amy very lucky and blessed. Here's to the next 30 years! May they be as wonderful as the last!

Dave's Work Party 2008

Yes, we got all dressed up again this year for the Omniture prom! I borrowed a dress from a fabulous friend and it made me feel great! Size 4! Pretty good for a girl who turned 30 on the same day! Anyway, we ended up getting there a little late due to a sick child, snow, and an hour drive. My in-laws saved the day by driving down to watch our kids. Thanks! The food was alright except my steak was still mooing. But the company of of Mariah and Kalon and the dancing was so fun! We wanted to go to Wal-Mart and buy sweats, but there wasn't a close one. Next time! We also couldn't get a good serious picture, so enjoy the outtakes!

My Beautiful Christmas House!

We have had these lights for three years and this is the first they got put up. Thanks Mark for the assist and motivation for my hubby! Anyway, I love them! I think my house looks beautiful. Here are a couple pics. One with the flash and one without.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The True Meaning of Christmas

I love Christmas time with all the decorations, lights, trees, presents, Santa, etc. But the main reason I love Christmas time is the Spirit and love that it brings with it. Jesus Christ was born on the earth to redeem us from our sins. Where would we be without Him? Check out this wonderful video that shows the true joy Christmas brings.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Have you seen it yet?

I loved the movie! There was only one part that bothered me and it was Edward's reaction to Bella's scent the first time he smelled her. I want to go see it again. Hopefully in a theater that is not full of 13-17 year old girls. Our theater was a squeal fest! I'm so happy they are making New Moon! Yeah!
What did you think of this movie?

Wedding Day

On the 28th, Dave's brother Cameron got married. He married a wonderful girl named Kirsten. We all love her and are so happy to have her as part of our family. It was a great day even if it was a little cold.

After the wedding dinner, we went back to the Grant's house and partied with Cam's buddies. (Dave's too.) We had a great day!


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We spent the day at the Burrahms. We played games, cooked, ate, ate, ate, etc. You get the idea. I love the Thanksgiving feast. Here are some fun pictures of the day!

Yeah! It's time!

We were so excited to put up our fancy tree. Especially since a I bought a bunch of new decorations for it and a new tree skirt! I love my red, gold, and green tree! Thanks family for helping me put it up!