Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Vacation!

The past few days of our Christmas vacation has been a blast! After the Boyz were in bed and Santa had visited, we decided to take Robbie for a peaceful walk around our nearby church. It was so beautiful. Christmas morning was full of excitement and fun. Jake got his first BB gun from Grandma and Grandpa. Mandi also surprised me with one. We spent much of the day in the garage shooting at cans and Christmas ornaments. The next day we went tubing at MV High School. As you can see, the Boyz had fun catching air! As for me, if you were to ask what day would I consider the worst to have furnace problems, I would tell you . . . Christmas Eve, of coarse! Well, can you guess what day it decided to have problems? Thank goodness to good friends with skills in that department. Ken, our good friend, gave up a good amount of his time to make sure we were warm over the holiday. Thanks Ken! We hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Mandi is celebrating her 10th winter here in Utah. So far they have been rather mild. That has changed! Snow, snow, and more snow! It makes for a fun Christmas, but has been a pain to drive in. Mandi is becoming a pro. at driving her 4x4 sleigh in the winter muck. We're expecting another 6-9" tonight! A very WHITE CHRISTMAS! We hope you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The neighbor girls came over to help dig us out.

Kolby eating a SNOW SANDWICH!

The BOYZ in heaven playing in the SNOW! Brrrrrrr!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


It's been a full month since Jake got diagnosed with Diabetes. We pulled out his used syringe bottle to see how full it was. Utah requires used syringes to be discarded in a plastic container. We were amazed to see that it was almost full. We figured that he has easily had over 100 shots this month. I get freaked out when I get my flu shot once a year. Jake is such a strong boy and we're so proud of him!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Jake came to me with a fun idea the other night. He wanted me to make him and Kolby look like they had real lightsabers. We had fun taking pictures and picking out what colors each of their lightsabers would be. I love the imaginations they have and how watching them play takes me back to my childhood days. 

Sunday, December 7, 2008


It has been several years since we have gone up to Salt Lake City to see the lights at Temple Square. Everyone else in Utah had the same idea as us, SOOOooo many people! The Boyz were so excited to ride the train and had a blast looking at all the beautiful lights. We love this time of year and hope all of you are enjoying this CHRISTMAS SEASON!