Monday, December 29, 2014


We began Christmas morning finishing up Ricky'e Eagle Scout Project by passing out gifts at the Utah Developmental Center with friends and family. We caroled, walked through the snow, gave hugs and gifts and had a great time. We came home for a warm breakfast and sat around the tree to open gifts. This is the largest group to ever sit around this tree. My parents and all of my siblings were home plus a cousin, a boyfriend, and my little family making 11 total! It was such a fun time and I was glad to be surrounded by such a fun and good lookin' group. Anna scored with a home made and original cradle (designed and built by Grandpa Rich). It came with a doll which she makes sure to take with here everywhere.
This year we each picked a Christlike attribute as the theme of our stocking suffers and i loved the thoughtful gifts that everyone picked. It helped keep Christ in Christmas and brought out everyone's creative side.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Girls Night

Trip to the Salt Lake Temple and an ice cream feast at Letherby's.  One great time with these lovely's.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Cookies

Last week Megan helped me keep a family tradition by decorating sugar cookies with royal icing and toothpicks.  We took it to a whole new level with the moose/reindeer. What's Christmas without sugar cookies?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Daddy Daughter Date

A few weeks ago we met up with my dads youngest brother and my lovely cousin for a daddy daughter lunch at JCW's. I was introduced to the huge shakes and had such a good time getting to visit with everyone. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Tree of Life

For Family Home Evening we went out to Draper to see The Tree of Life. It was beautiful! Not only was the tree amazing, the whole park was lit up with colorful trees and candy cane light posts.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

Anna helped me set up, fluff, and decorate the tree. She carefully set out some presents and posed by the stockings. I love how festive its getting in here!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Welcome Home

Wednesday, December 10th at 7pm we welcomed Megan home from her 18 month mission in Barcelona. Spain. We were excited and anxious and almost missed her by waiting at the wrong terminal, but were able to get to the right place in time to see her and 2 other sisters come home. Its hard to believe the waiting is finally over. I feel like the Christmas season can officially start now.