Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

In twelve years we...

Bought 1 home
Have 2 pets
Lived in 3 states
Had 4 kids
Have had 5 surgeries
Gone through 6 cars
Had 7 computers
Visited 8 different temples
Had 9 different phone numbers
Counted 10 toes on each kid
Had 11 different jobs
Celebrated 12 years of marital bliss!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Krinkle our CRAZY elf!

My kids LOVE elf on the shelf!  It is one of their favorite family traditions!  I have fun thinking up places everynight to put him that the kids will think is funny!  Thank goodness for pinterest because it has helped me up my elf game!  Here are some of the kids favorite things Krinkle did!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful Christmas the kids all got what they asked Santa for and we spent the day playing with cousins and toys!
Dorothy asked Santa for: American girl doll camper and accessories.
Preston asked Santa for: telescope and Minecraft figures.
Violet asked Santa for: Mooshka Mooshka doll and palace pets.
Ruby asked Santa for: giggle gang toy and baby vanity.

Well Santa delivered and some!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve party!

We spend Christmas Eve eating and playing games!  Before bed the kids all got into their new jammies from Grandma and Papa Thomas.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Viva' Las Vegas!

We spent the day in Vegas going to the M&M factory, and wandering the strip and of course eating at Serendipity 3!

Friday, December 20, 2013

The California Coast!

We went to the beach while enjoying the California sun!

Then we headed home but not without a stop in VEGAS!
We put the kids to bed and headed to our favorite shopping spot...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Disneyland day3!

Our last day it rained a bit, but we still had fun!

 My kids love the happiest place on earth!!!

 Back to the hotel with their loot!
Till next time Disney!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Disneyland day 1!

We love Disneyland at Christmas time (ok we love it year round)!  We took off to DL and met up with Evan & Kelly and Jessica & Adam!  We had a great time!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas violin recital!

The kids got to perform at a nursing home for their Christmas violin recital.  It was very sweet to perform for such an appreciative audience.  The kids did such a good job! 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Dorothy's piano recital!

Dorothy performed in her Christmas piano recital and she played 'Silent Night' she is a really talented pianist.  She is so musically inclined and loves playing the piano!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Christmas Carol

Dorothy's class performed 'A Christmas Carol' in her class.  She had the role of 'Bella' Scrooges true love, and as a villager.  We were lucky enough to make one of her performances at school!  She was so cute in it and is such a little ham!  During the chorus parts she would go and stand next to Seth the boy she has a crush on!  I have my fingers crossed that someday those two will date because his family is AMAZING!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Let it snow, let it snow!

We got hit hard with snowstorm after snowstorm in December!  It just kept coming!  Living in Elk Ridge we get a lot more snow than the valley does which makes for VERY slick roads!  Every time it snows James jumps on his 4wheeler and plows EVERYONE'S driveway he can!  After plowing he loads the kids up on a sled and pulls them around the neighborhood!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Preston and his gingerbread house!

Preston's class makes gingerbread houses every year, I volunteered to bring frosting and help the kids make their houses.  Preston's only goal was putting as much candy as possible on his house!!!

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Dorothy performed in the Nutcracker this year!  She was a "sheep" I know what you are thinking "are there sheep in the Nutcracker?" the answer is "yes and no" in the traditional Nutcracker there are not sheep but in the production that Lifehouse puts on there are.  Dorothy has wanted that part for YEARS! Dorothy, Sareya and Lillian all were sheep and they were living the dream!  They all had their fingers crossed during tryouts that they would be sheep!  Here are pictures of her performing as a sheep!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Ward Christmas Party!

We had a ward Christmas party that was the Polar Express.  The kids were suppose to wear jammies (I forgot) but we still went and had a blast!  I love my ward there are so many wonderful people in it and I have made lifelong friends!
As you can tell by the picture Ruby was not liking Santa AT ALL!!!  The cutest thing that happened all night was Mrs Clause told Preston he was on the nice list and immediately he turned around and yelled "Mommy I am on the nice list!!!"  He was so excited!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Jammies!

Every year I put my kids in Christmas jammies!  I know I am running out of time to have Dorothy wear them but until she starts refusing I cannot help myself!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thanksgiving weekend!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend where, I hit black Friday and shopped till I dropped then we went to the movie Frozen (LOVED IT!) decorated for Christmas and enjoyed a wonderful weekend!!!