Sunday, December 14, 2008

2008 - A Year of Blessings

As a family we feel so blessed to be happy, healthy, and insanely busy. This year has been an eventful one and we've definitely enjoyed the ride.

M's Eigth Birthday and Baptism.
We are so proud of her. She has grown into a delightful young lady and seems so grown up now. She loves to read and keeps us busy finding new material for her. She also loves to dance and is teaching herself to play the piano. M has a very active imagination and is always ready to gather a group of kids to make a club or play Harry Potter.
Her baptism was a special day that we will always remember.

Rexburg Temple Dedication
We enjoyed helping at the open house and being able to attend a session of the dedication inside the temple. We feel so blessed to have a temple five minutes from our house and love to see it out our window everyday.

Burried under never-ending snow. Piles 7 feet high on the sides of the driveway. Unbelievable.

Still snowing. Built an igloo in the backyard out of chunks of ice that Dad pried from our patio.

Believe or not, still snowing. However, it did stop long enough to rain the entire Memorial Day weekend while K was trying to put up our fence.

Finished the fence. June 11th (A's birthday) it snowed, and J was born. J is such a blessing to our family. He is a little sweetheart and brings us constant joy. He is adored by his siblings and parents alike.

What a Birthday present for A! He's is a great big brother and is happy to not be the only boy now. He likes to play with his sisters and on the computer. A loves to ride his bike and build things. He's is also an outdoorsman like his Dad. They enjoy fishing, target shooting and hiking.

Grandma P came to visit and enjoy her new grandbaby. We had so much fun together, we wish she never had to leave. We also had Jn's blessing and enjoy having family come to that.

We thoroughly enjoyed K's time off this summer. We just stayed close to home, made some day trips, and enjoyed a slower-pace than our normal life.

Back to school! M's in 3rd this year and A's in 1st. They love their teachers and have really enjoyed reading, art, recess and lunch.

J turned 3! She is a little character. She loves to sing and dance and her favourite pastime is giving Mommy a run for her money. She also enjoys reading books and helping with all kitchen jobs. She is really looking forward to preschool and asks to go everyday. Her preschool is at Daddy's work and will start in January. She is so excited to be a big girl.

For some reason this is always the busiest month of the year. We had the Primary program (yes, I'm stil the PP), Boxtops deadline (I'm doing fundraising for PTO this year), PTO Carnival, and Halloween to top it off. Needless to say the kids ended up with very simplified costumes this year. (Thanks to my sis for letting me use her costumes.) M was a Genie, A was Dracula, J was Winnie the Pooh (second year in a row), and Jn was Tigger.

Thanksgiving of course. We enjoyed having K's parents over to celebrate with us.

With shopping done, primary partially staffed for January, and my time as a tithing settlement widow (K's the finance clerk) coming to an end, I am anxiously looking forward to our Christmas vacation. We will be spending a couple of weeks with my parents in California and can't wait.

We are truly grateful for family, friends and the gospel of Jesus Christ that gives us all a purpose.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

7 Random Things

I've been tagged by Valerie.

7 things I can do...

Give my opinion (whether it's wanted or not)
Make up funny words to just about any song
Make my kids laugh

7 things I can't do...

Be 20 again
Run a marathon
Eat fish
Leave my house a mess
Drive a car with a manual transmission
Sleep past 8 am

7 things I always say...

"I love you!"
"You guys are driving me nuts!"
"Hey cutie! "
"This corn is like an angel!"
"Ummmm, I don't know!"
"It's too quiet, what are they doing?"

7 things I always eat...

Ice Cream
Wheat thins
Wheat Bread

7 tags...