December 30, 2008

Our Anniversary

Last Saturday we celebrated our 12th anniversary! I can't believe it's been that long, yet I can't ever imagine my life without my hubby. He totally surprised me this year. He bought us a couples massage. My cute sister Ange came over to babysit which was super nice. First we went to the spa, which was SO nice. I didn't expect it to be that nice. We changed and then went to wait in the "relaxation" room, where there were light refreshments and drinks available. Then we got called back for our massages. At first I thought it might be a little weird, but it totally wasn't. We were in the same room and the massage was fantastic. Afterwards we went back to the "relaxation" room where there was some sparkling cider waiting for us. It was so nice and relaxing and quiet. We had a wonderful time.
After our massages we went out to eat sushi at Happy Sumo. I loved it! DH has been branching out a little and is finally starting to like it. There were so many choices. The food was fabulous. Then, we walked over the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and got carmel apples. Mine was an apple pie apple, and hubby got a strawberry cheesecake apple. Both were delicious! We had a wonderful date and it was nice to get away and celebrate our anniversary!!
I'm so thankful for a wonderful husband, who cares about me and our family. He is my best friend and I'm thankful for him daily.

December 29, 2008

"Tis The Season

My SIL borrowed my computer for a little bit so I wasn't able to post, but even if I had had it December has been a very busy month with very little spare time. We kept ourselves busy with so many things.

'Tis The Season For:

~Flash Game
~T's Dare Graduation
~Birthday parties
~Scouts and Activity Days
~S's final games for Little Hoopsters
~Ward Christmas Party (which I was in charge of)
~4H Showcase (which I also had to help put on)
~Dance classes
~Dentist, doctor, and eye appts.
~Blood tests at the hospital
~Dance Open House
~Treats to school
~School Parties
~Teacher Gifts
~Friend Gifts
~Yummy Neighbor Gifts
~Christmas Cards
~Christmas Stories
~Progressive Dinner with Friends
~Taking the kids shopping for their dad
~Sewing matching p.j.'s for the girls and their friend
~Chirstmas music
~Christmas Eve Party with family
~Acting out the nativity
~Christmas Lights
~Wrapping gifts
~Opening presents Christmas morning at 4:45 a.m.
~Playing the wii!
~Our 12th Anniversary!
~Dinner and game night with good friends!

December came and went. It's been a busy but wonderful month for us. We did lots of fun things and made lots of great memories. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season as well!

Happy Holidays!

December 10, 2008

I'm Scared, but I'm Thankful

Sunday was testimony meeting and T & S were trying to talk each other into going up to bear their testimony. T really wanted S to do it, but S was very nervous. Finally they wrote down what S would say on a piece of paper. He was very close to going, but then decided he didn't want to go by himself, then decided he couldn't do it at all. T went up to do it all by himself. I was so proud of him. He gets very nervous in front of people. Then after that S didn't know if he wanted to do it or not. He didn't want to let his brother down. He got himself so worked up that he started crying. Then he told me that he was scared, but he was still thankful. I told him it was okay to be scared and that he didn't have to do it. Then he looked at me with his
big-melt-your-heart-eyes and said, "Mom can you just go up and bear your testimony?" How on earth could I say no to that? So up I went, even though I had just given a talk 2 weeks previously. When I came back to my seat, S gave me a big hug and with tears still in his eyes said, "Thank You! I love you!" What a sweet boy. It amazes me the faith of a child. I know he was feeling the spirit, and that is what moved me to go up and bear my testimony. I am so thankful for my children and for the wonderful example they are to me. I truly feel blessed.

December 2, 2008

Photo Shoot

My SIL Amanda takes really good pictures, and she said she would do our family photos when they were down for Thanksgiving. So, we headed towards the canyon looking for a good picture start. We stopped on the side of the road in two different spots and got some really great pictures. I thought she did a great job.
Now, I have to decide which one to use for our Christmas card.
I really love this one!

Another good one!

Aren't these some of the cutest kids?

It's too hard to choose.

Just The Six of Us!

December 1, 2008


We went out to dinner Saturday night with some of DH's family. It was a lot of fun. I'm so thankful for a wonderful family and for all the good times we have together!!! After dinner we went over to my SIL's to play games. S and Uncle Kent playing with a camera.

T and J
Aren't they cute?!

Me and my sexy hubby!

S and cousin Hannah
What a stylish little girl:)

Pizza, Trax, & Lights

We had a great Thanksgiving. I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner. CRAZY! T made this cute fall decoration for me at one of his scout meetings. I love it!

The day after Thanksgiving is the first day the lights are on at Temple Square. It is so beautiful there, we thought it would be fun to make a trip up there.
First we stopped to have some pizza at Cobblestone Bakery. YUM! I'd never eaten there before, and now I don't want to have pizza anywhere else. It was fab.
We drove to Sandy and then caught Trax up to Salt Lake. The kids thought it was pretty fun to ride a train. It was nice because we didn't have to worry about parking and we got dropped off just down the street from Temple Square. The ride home was pretty crowded, but it was still fun and the kids really enjoyed it.
Temple Square was beautiful of course. I love seeing the lights there. It adds a special feeling on top of everything you feel when you are there.