Monday, December 28, 2009

Lucky 7

Sam and I celebrated 7 years of marriage on December 27! How did we celebrate? Well, we took Chase to the InstaCare because he is suffering from his 3rd ear infection in 8 weeks, we waited forever at the pharmacy for prescriptions, and we played with the kids. An anniversary on Sunday doesn't allow for too much excitement! We will be having a date night soon to celebrate.

Now for the gushy stuff: I am so grateful for Sam. He is such an amazing husband and father. He definitely makes up for places where I lack, and I like to think that I do the same for him. We have a great time together, and I am so lucky to have him in my life. XOXO

Christmas 2009

Christmas finally came! We had such a wonderful time visiting with family, opening presents, eating yummy food and watching the kids enjoy the magic of Christmas. We were spoiled, as always. We are so blessed to have such giving families.

As a family this year, owe tried to focus on the true meaning of Christmas, and it was so awesome to see Halle appreciate the Savior's birth. I am so grateful for Christ's presence in our lives.

Here's a little photo summary of our Christmas:

Making cookies for Santa...
Decorating Gingerbread Houses on Christmas Eve night...
Reenacting the Nativity.... (Chase makes an adorable shepherd)
Checking out stuff from Santa... (Sam showing Halle how to use her new IPod)
Chase loved this toy!

Laughing... (Sam gave Devin a Snuggie! Hilarious!)
Spending time with family...

It was a wonderful day! I hope that we can keep the spirit of Christmas in our home year-round.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

We Love December!

We have tried to fit as much fun as possible into our December, and my blog took a backseat. I don't think I've ever gone a month without a post, so I promise to be better about posting. Anyway, we've had a great month. We try to do something fun a couple of times a week. It has been so fun to watch the kids enjoy everything that Christmas time has to offer. We are looking forward to a fun-filled week ahead... The Las Vegas Bowl (Sam's going), Christmas Eve party, and of course, Christmas! It will be so much fun to watch Halle and Chase. There's nothing better than a kid on Christmas. We can't wait!

Here's a few photos of what we've been up to:

Making Gingerbread Houses

Visiting Santa
Thank goodness Santa shows up to the ward Christmas party, so I don't have to stand in line at the mall!

My kids look totally enthused. At least I got Santa to look at the camera.

Going to Family Gatherings
Michael (Sam's Brother), Sam, and Chase... Oh, my goodness! Chase isn't looking at the camera. That's a first. :)

Watching Halle at her Dance Recital

Halle & her friend, Mallory

We love December!