Sunday, January 30, 2011

Feasting Upon the Word

We have such spiritual children...we must be really good parents!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hiking Little Yosemite

The girls went hiking with all the boys, plus Megan...who gave up shopping for hiking!!! They had tons of fun being outdoors and seeing some pretty things. (we live in the ugliest area)

It's SO green. I've kinda forgotten that color.

Wish they were always this willing to help each other.

My cute Jilli

...and Mallory

This picture CRACKS me up big time. I guess some areas were a little tricky. They all came home wet.

Jeff and Jilli

Compliments to Jeff for the awesome pictures!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Christmas and the Magical Ham!

Christmas morning finally came. The kids were so excited and wanted to run out to the family room to see what Santa had brought. We made them wait until 8:30, which is early for us. They usually sleep until 10:00 on Christmas morning. Logan went straight for his big garbage truck and was happy with that. He finally discovered that this bike was for him. He does love trucks, and he did get a million!
He was all about opening presents!

He played in the kitchen for hours on Christmas...i guess the trucks go better on flat ground!

My sister made the girls super cute aprons!

Jillian with her Santa surprises!

I love having a little boy...trucks are so fun to buy him (and cheaper than what my girls like)

Santa brought our family the wii (or was it for my brothers????) The kids love playing it. I'm proud to teach them how to master mario brothers!!

Mallory was so excited for her pink i home.

Gramma gave Mallory the cutest American Girl outfit.
After presents, Papa heated the spa and the kids got to swim on Christmas Day! It started raining on them but they didn't care. They had tons of fun!

It took Logan about 1 second after he woke up from his nap to figure out what was going on.
He loves playing with Papa in the spa, especially with all the bubbles.

We had such a fun Christmas Day, and even better Christmas dinner. I finally got to eat the ham that I had been craving for weeks and weeks. I think since that gross turkey day I had been craving ham. And it was magical. After eating all that I could I magically felt better. The morning sickness started going away instantly! I could so go for some right now. I need my mom back to cook for me.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Christmas Eve

The kids were so anxious for Christmas Eve to come...they were SO hyper!!! It didn't help with all the Uncles around to make them hyper either!! We had a fun dinner, some Christmas stories, and the nativity. Then we went caroling to Gramma's neighbors and went to see an awesome house all lite up. It even had a little train for the kids to play in and pretend snowy bubbles. The kids loved it! We let the kids open 1 present which always turns out to be new Christmas jammies. Then we played games with the kids...Gramma had a new game called Telestrations which was really fun for kids. The girls got more hyper and didn't want to go to bed!! After they were in bed the adults played Texas Holdem until 1:00AM. We all brought fun gifts for the poker pot, which made it fun. Then we had to get busy with our Christmas Eve set up. So, I think every Christmas we need to be with my brothers (who have no kids) so are totally helpful and got everything put together in matter of minutes. It was awesome.
Logan loved his new Buzz PJs.

He wanted to keep opening up all the presents.

Cute jammie girls!

They started getting a little bit silly!
Then just crazy!
Think they were looking for more presents!
Naughty little girls!

Christmas Eve complete!!! My moms tree was so awesome.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Temple Lights

We love to see the lights at the temple during Christmas time. We live pretty far away from one, so we were excited to go see the Oakland Temple lights. Beside the fact we were totally FREEZING, we all had fun. Michael and I actually went to the temple that day which made for a busy day.
This is from the top of the temple overlooking the grounds. So fun with all the lights!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fenton's Ice Creamery...YUMMY

We finally made it to Fenton's with everybody! My mom and I always want to take everyone to the yummiest ice cream ever, but some of the boys are not as adventurous. We took the girls while we were living there a year and a half ago, and have wanted to go back ever since! It was definitely NOT easy. We did get a little lost, in Oakland, and the parking is insane...I MEAN INSANE!!!! So worth it though! We made a night out of it and went to see the lights at the Temple after...which ended up being another adventure lost in Oakland! Mallory got the December special, Peppermint and Chocolate! The homemade hot fudge is to die for!

Michael shared with Logan..actually, Logan shared with Michael. Logan loves ice cream, especially with candy canes. He was in heaven. (for a minute, then he had a tantrum and we had to leave)

They are SO BIG!!! None of us ate dinner though, so ice cream for dinner???

Me and Megan...her ice cream sundae was HUGE!! I got the sundae with the almond ice cream, which is the best ever!

Jillian's ice cream is SO Jillian (and me when I was little!!) Bubble gum with chocolate fudge! She loved sucking out all the balls of bubble gum.