Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas!!!

We had such a great Christmas. We got to spend almost a week in Moab, and it was fun to celebrate Kynlee's first Christmas with everyone.

Grandma Sue reading "The Night Before Christmas"
 Carson opening a present on Christmas Eve. I got new Pjs for all of us, and though these are mine, Carson really thought they were for him, hence the cheesy smile in the picture. It was a classic "Christmas Story" moment. (We should have made him put them on)
 Hanging with Grandpa Dan
 Kynlee showing off  her new shades

Dad sporting Kynlee's new shades

 Christmas at Papa Joe's

Sporting our new Pjs and our loot with our new pillowcases
Christmas at home, it took her a while, but Kynlee really did open that present mostly by herself

 She looks pretty happy with all her new stuff.

It was a bittersweet Christmas. We were so excited for Kynlee's first Christmas, but sad for the first Christmas without my Mom. Some sweet angels pitched in though and provided our family with a Secret Santa box full of presents for everyone (and there are a lot of us). It meant so much to us that they would do that for us to help make this Christmas special. Dad also did an awesome job of making Christmas special, especially for the Grand kids.  Mom would have been proud, although if she knew how good he really is at Christmas shopping, she might have put him in charge years ago. On second thought she probably would have taken his credit card away. We had such a great Christmas!
And now I am sad, just like every year, because Christmas is over. I sit and stare at my beautiful tree, and I don't want to take it down. I am not sick of the Christmas music yet, or the lights. And I hate to think that next Christmas is so far away. Now what is there to look forward to??

 Valentine's day??

Hmmm somehow that doesn't even come close to the special spirit that Christmas brings. 
Oh well, until next year. And in the meantime I will enjoy l playing with my sweet baby girl, spending time with my family, and looking forward to warmer weather.

Merry Christmas!!!


We got to go on a short sledding adventure the other day. In my opinion a short sledding trip is the best kind of sledding trip.

Our little angel
 It must be nice to be a kid and get towed back up the hill.
 Even Kynlee got to go down a little ways, but I am not sure if she enjoyed it.

And this is random, but guess who spit up in Dad's mouth???

5 Months!!!

She's five months!! She smiles at me all the time, laughs, sleeps well, and is cute as a button. We love her!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Look who is eating cereal now!!!!
Ok eating is probably not the correct term since she really just spits everything back out. She seemed really interested in food when Carson and I would eat, so we thought she would like food. Nope, at least rice cereal is not a winner. I guess we will have to see if she likes other things better in the future. She is so cute!!!!


We had a stake activity at the aquatic center here the other day. Kynlee had such a good time!! I was way surprised because even though she doesn't hate her baths anymore, she still gives us this look like "what are you doing to me??"  when we put her in. But at the aquatic center she figured out how to splash her hands in the water and she thought that was great. She is such a cutie!!!

O Christmas Tree!!!

I love Christmas, and my favorite part is all the fun decorations, so I insist on getting our tree up right around December 1st, not before that because that would be a little extreme. Carson and I have a favorite spot to get our tree, seriously we go to the exact same spot every year! But we always find just about perfect trees. This year was especially fun because Kynlee got to come too!! 
 Everyone lays down to cut their tree right???

Our new ornaments this year came from San Francisco. It sure is a nice tree!!!