Oh What Do You Do In the Wintertime

...when you've memorized the 13 Articles of Faith?

You go to the Articles of Faith reception and eat lots and lots of ice cream?
Is that what you do?
So do I!


Lucky Number 7

There she is in all her birthday glory.

7 is going to be a great year for this little one.

I can feel it!


It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

December was relaxing this go around. Mostly by force seeing how I had surgery on my nose earlier in the month and that meant weeks of down time.
We were, however, grateful to have Christmas visitors from the Lone Star state.

Kate really enjoyed her time with Grandpa...


well, mostly!


We made yummy cookies.


And tiny gingerbread houses.



There was the fun of Christmas morning.



And new games to play. This is a fun one for your LEGO loving children. It's called Creationary.


We enjoyed nice weather and some serenading from Jefferson.



And we, of course, did not forget to dog pile at least once this holiday season.

Snow Day

Yes, we had one and, boy, was it fun!













Thanks'quick'ing Post

Okay, Thanksgiving has been over, way over, for some time now. Here's my quick and speedy version of how we spent our week of Thanks.

We traveled to Colorado to spend the week with Eric's side of the family. We added our 4 lively children to Dave and Cindy's 4 lively children and that amounted to a whole lot of liveliness! It was a great week. Frigid outside, but nice and cozy inside.



We were even lucky enough to see the annual lighting of the star in the quaint town of Castle Rock. No picture of the star or lighting of said star. Just this treat of a photo below.

Cindy also scored some free passes to a really cool wildlife museum. The dioramas there were pretty amazing. Looks like a real giraffe, huh?

They even had a critter corner where we saw footage from cameras suctioned to the back of sea turtles and other sea animals. Really cool!

As for the Thanksgiving feast, it was absolutely wonderful! The food was delicious. Eric has the photos of that and I can't wait around to get those so you'll have to use your imaginations. We were able to spend time with Grandma and Grandpa, Uncles and Aunts, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews and we loved it all!

But, please, next time can you have snow? Please?