Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hunter's Baptism

Hunter's Baptism will be Saturday January 3rd at 10:00 am.
We would love for you to come if would like to! Comment with your email and I will send you the info!

Monday, December 29, 2008

A Great Christmas

I guess it has become a Christmas tradition to go to Las Vegas for the Las Vegas Bowl. We have only missed one year. This year, we drove down on friday after the kids singing program at school. We went straight to the hotel and as sad as it is, went to sleep. The next morning we rose early to try to cram in some Vegas time. We went to the buffet for breakfast, Fremont Street, Coke and M'n'M stores. Then we headed to the game. We spent about an hour trying to get into the parking lot. What a joke! The game sucked as I am sure most of you know. Then we left with 2 minutes left and headed home. What a long night!

The next day we headed to my sisters house for the Parry Party. Always a highlight for me. We have a great dinner, have fun with friends and do a white elephant. This year we took a "brick" for Emily (she has been begging for a cell phone for about 2 years now.

The kids and I decorated a gingerbread house. The kids loved it for about 15 minutes. Then I finished it up. I couldn't believe how much candy came with it! I ended up throwing alot away because the kids didn't want to eat any more and there wasn't any space left on the house!

We spent Christmas eve with Kirk's family. We went to dinner at Mimi's cafe and then watched a bootleg copy of Bolt at their house.

We slept over there so they could see the kids reaction to Santa's gifts. We enjoyed 3 hours of gift unwrapping and breakfast and then left for Ogden. We enjoyed another hour of gift unwrapping and then games and good food with Joy's family.

I think we have been gone more then home in the last 2 weeks. We are so blessed to have such wonderful family and for Kirks jobs! What a great Christmas!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Hunter is 8!

Today Hunter is 8! I can't believe it. How did 8 years pass so quick? All he wanted to do for his party on Saturday was go play Laser Tag. No matter how many things I tried to talk him into, he was not going to be swayed. So we told him he could invite 3 friends. We had wanted to go to Boondocks, but we were worried about the crowds so we thought Libertyland would be good. We've never seen crowds there. Despite 3 phone calls, we still haven't heard back. So Laser Assault it is. Did you know Provo has a ghetto? Well that's where it's located. We had everyone meet at our house at 11. After missing our reserved time, because we waited for one of Hunter's friends, we finally got a game going 1 1/2 hours after the party started. The kids (and adults) had a blast. After laser tag we went to Mcdonalds. They were all starving, it was 2:00 by now. We finally dropped the kids off at about 3. What a long day for just 30 minutes of laser tag and Mcdonalds for lunch! Sunday we had a mini party at grandma and grandpas. Man, he made a haul! What a lucky 8 year old!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Farewell to a little friend, family time, and a little sparkle

I decided that I was going to be so much better at this blogging thing. How does time pass so fast before you realize you haven't done it?
We have had a crazy couple of weeks yet I cant name many things we have done. But here are a couple:
Cassia's mouse Peanut (named after the kids favorite books, Magic Tree house) died. Cassia was heart broken. We buried her in the yard.

I actually finished my ornaments for my Ornament Exchange, before the night of (for the first time ever)

Enjoyed a VERY yummy Thanksgiving with my family. We were so excited that we were able to see my brother Gaylin and his family. Cassia was sick in bed all day. We were worried we wouldn't be able to make it. Somehow McDonald's sounds even worse on Thanksgiving.

Went to the mall to see Santa come in on the helicopter. Cassia was still throwing up but we had so much fun. Redick was in heaven. We were very disappointed in Santa this year. He usually stops and talks to all the kids. This year he just walked by and waved. But since Kirk's dad was the "Santa Secret Service", and he mentioned they were his grand kids, we got a "Hi grand kids" Way to go Santa!

Kirk put up the Christmas lights this year. FIRST TIME EVER! I guess he didn't like the job I had done in the past. They look great!

Went to cut down Christmas trees. We had a great time being with the whole family and riding the 4 wheelers.

We have spent the last 2 days trying to get the tree to stay upright, finding enough lights to cover it, and getting it decorated. It is HUGE! Kirk picked this years tree. I guess he is just in a Christmas state of mind this year. Or I have done a horrible job and he's fed up.