Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Recap!

We had a GREAT Christmas this year! The kids got what they wanted, we ate yummy food, and had a great time with family!! what more could you ask for?! On Christmas Eve day, the kids played in the snow because there was so much of it!! 8 inches at our house!! they had so much fun in it! Josh pulled Porter and Brynlee around in the sled, and had a lot of fun! Porter got dumped a few times! Then we went to my moms house that night to eat and play Christmas Bingo, open our Christmas Eve presents which were jammies, act out the nativity, and watch a little video of the true meaning of Christmas.....Our Savior! It was short but very sweet!! It showed pics of Jesus from birth to when he was older, while the song O Holy Night was playing! it was awesome!! Then it was time to head home and go to sleep! We got up at 7 on Christmas morning to see what Santa brought everyone! The kids had a great morning! We then headed back down to my moms to eat breakfast and open gifts from them! all the kids got T.V. blankets that my mom made (so she made 11 of them) and each a movie! they loved them!! we then headed home to get ready for the day and head up to the other side of the family for lunch and gift exchange! (I forgot my camera for this, darn it!)
We hope everyone had a great day like we did!!
Now on to the New Year!!

She was so excited to get Snow White!

A new DS game

yay!! just what he wanted! LOL now he can shave his "Rico" mustache!! haha

walkin in to see what Santa brought!
Christmas Eve....
showing off her new jammies and slippers!

Braxton's new pjs

Porter's new pjs

posing for a pic! showing off the new jammas!

dont ask me what they are doing here! maybe too much excitement?!
having fun though!!

Christmas Eve day! playing in the SNOW

Porter gettin it good with the snow!!

got him!!

ready for some more!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

well its here.....

It's official....I have hit the big 3-0! WOW! I remember when I was younger thinking that 30 was SO old! well now that I am here it is far from that! LOL It was all around a pretty good day! I went to 2 sacrament meetings (because my cousin had his homecoming and then we went to my own ward and then taught my primary class) then went to my moms house for our annual gingerbread house party! we ate yummy homemade clam chowder and vegetable beef soup! we then started our gingerbread houses and got a suprise visit from the jolly old man himself! the kids were so excited to FINALLY tell santa what they wanted for Christmas since it was almost here! We had a blast and I enjoy keeping the traditions going and really do appreciate my mom for doing this every year even when there is chaos!

P.S....the pics are all in reverse order....

P.P.S.....I was too lazy to fix them, so you can start from the bottom and work up if you would like! :)

ALL the grandkids getting a pic showing their finished gingerbread houses!

Porter telling Santa what he wants for xmas

Brynlee's turn....

Braxton telling the big man what he wants! (he thinks he is too old to sit on santa's lap, but he wouldn't receive a present if he didnt sit! haha

I was taking pics of kids workin away at their gingerbread houses and this is what happened!! he just LOVES his auntie!!

Porters house

Brynlee's house! she did such a good job at making hers. she told me where to put the frosting and then she went to town on it!

Dad and Porter working very hard!

Braxton concentrating

she kept picking at the goods on her house!

working away!

Grandpa helping Braxton get his house together.

waiting patiently to start decorating

putting the house together....

Thanks again mom for another night of fun and memories!! (even if we did struggle with those darn gingerbread houses and got frosting ALL over everything! and Ledger's house struggled for a while and sprinkles were dumped all over, and some gingerbread houses fell apart long after we were done with them!) those are the good memories, right?!?!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Little Holiday Cheer!!

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so I am major slacking in the bloggin department. But I do have good reason....I have been busy! (that good enough?) Anyways, we have done a lot since my last post, but no pictures at the moment. The first of December, we got to go down the Las Vegas to the NFR! first time ever!! It was so much fun!! It was so nice to get away and hang out with family, laugh and have a great time!! of course I left my darn camera sitting on the computer desk at home. NICE!! I also have started working full time the first of December at the school, and never thought it would be that hard to switch from 4 hours a day to 6, but WOW!! I sure don't have the time I used to have to get things done! :)
Last weekend we got together with Josh's side of family and make TONS and TONS of sugar cookies! yes I did take pics, but I am too lazy right now to upload them :) Then the next night we done our annual Utley Family Christmas Caroling! This year we rode on a haywagon, boy was it COLD!! (I think half of us got sick from it) But anyways, we each pick a family to go and sing to and deliver a small basket of goodies to. I pretty much choose the same people every year! :) Just cause I LOVE them! (and they love me :) ) LOL! Love ya Barbara and Michelle!
Last night was Braxton's middle school Christmas Dance. I also took pics of it, but they all turned out kind of dark, so that's that! other than that I have been so busy getting ready for Christmas that I dont have time to do anything else! there's the news on us this last little while!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

tHe cOunTdOwN hAs bEguN!!!!

only 22 more days till Santa comes to town!!