Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Disney Rides!!!!

This year for Christmas my father in law treated us to Disneyland!!! Here are a couple of our favorite rides! ;-0

Disneyland Christmas 2010

Here's just a small glimpse of our Disney Christmas..... This first picture was such a magical moment!!! It "snows" each night on main street in Disneyland!!! It was amazing!! It was such a fun Holiday!!! Carter was such a trooper, hauling Cooper on his shoulders all day long. I love that in the hustle and fun ..... we all still took the time to remember the Savior's birth and all that he did for us while he was on the earth. I'm so glad that my children know at such a young age that their brother Jesus is the Savior and through him we can be forgiven of our sins.

Disney Breakfast with the Characters!!

We had the most MAGICAL breakfast with the disney characters!!!! The food was great, but being with those characters made you feel like a kid again!!! Soooooo much fun!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Creche Festival

What's a Creche??? Well, it's just a fancy word for Nativity. Cedar City has a Creche festival where anyone can bring their most favorite nativities to set up and share for public viewing and the children do a live nativity in 10 minute intervals. This year Porter depicted Joseph and Hutch was one of the wisemen. It is really quite a neat experience for the children to feel the TRUE spirit of Christmas. Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Decorating the Tree

One of our FAVORITE things to do together during the holidays is decorate the tree together!!! After we were all done, daddy read us the Christmas story!!!! I can't wait!!! Is it Christmas yet?????

3rd Annual Tree Hunt

We embarked on our 3 rd annual tree hunt with the Stokes' family and as usual it was a HUGE success!!! Let's just say there are 3 less trees on that mountainside!The kids had a blast throwing snowballs and sledding, the men were tired and cranky and Carter fell in the deep snow NUMEROUS times!!! I thought it was HILARIOUS!! Kris and I caught up, laughed and chatted..... Good times were had by All!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Turkey Day 2010

What a great Thanksgiving!!!! These pictures certainly don't give it justice!! This was just our idea of fun, and the kids LOVED being the photographers. This Thanksgiving we laughed hard, played hard, shopped hard, and ate even more than all of that combined. My favorite part of the entire weekend was watching the children play together!! They got along SO well together, it reminded me of my childhood and how I always looked forward to being with my cousins. I know they are creating great memories and making forever friends!! I love my family SOOO much and regardless of whether or not I was able to sit with them at the dinner table, I know I am truly blessed by my family and friends!

I'm Grateful for ..... SLEDDING!!!!

On Thanksgiving Day We took some of the kiddos sledding and had sooooooo much fun!!!! Some of them had NEVER been sledding before, so this was quite an experience for them!!! I will admit.... I stole the sled and went down a couple times myself!! :-)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hutch went Through the Hutch!!!

It's REALLY hard to get angry with this cute face.... HOWEVER..... just the other day he and Cooper decided to make an obstacle course in the living room, and though I know it wasn't planned, the finish line was the inside of my hutch!!!! Hutch went right through it, butt first!!!! He made it out alright, without even a scratch.... that kid is lucky!!!

Super Bowl CHAMPS, Baby!!!!!

Porter's 5th Grade Football team won their Super Bowl!!!! They played hard and had a GREAT time!!! Thanks Papa, Stac, and Tessa for cheering him on .... you Rock!!!!! :-) The last picture is one of Porter's BIG HITS!!!! We LOVE that!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Just the boys.....