December 15, 2009

12 Days of Christmas for Brandon

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to action packed G.I. Joe movie, a kiss and a really long hug.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to mug's root beer and a gallon of vanilla ice cream.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...3 bowls worth of Honeycombs and hopefully a little bit more.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...4 FUSION razors.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...5 love notes (one from each of his kids and me).

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...a new family photo for his office with the six members of our family.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...a 700 calorie dinner. (It was suppose to be a breakfast but we went to the temple that morning so I made a dinner with French Toast, bacon, peaches, toast, juice, and cornbread)

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...8 oz. of Red Vines.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...9 hugs and kisses. (When Brandon came home from work, we all lined up by the door and sang...'On the 9th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...' And one at a time we ran up to dad and gave him a kiss and a hug then counted ONE! The next person would go and we would shout TWO...and so on an so forth.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...a towel to dry his 10 toes after his shower.

On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...10.5 oz. of BBQ Chips.

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...a coming soon calendar with 12 months of love.

December 13, 2009

Church is Canceled!

Okay I know we live in the desert and all...and most people aren't use to driving in the snow... but come on!

Saturday night it started snowing again.  It snowed pretty much all day.  Then we get a call from the Bishop asking me to start the 'RS Calling Tree' to let everyone know that there will be no church tomorrow.  Okay.  I didn't really have to call that many people but it seemed like I called all those that have lived in Utah and Alaska because the responses I got were hilarious.

'We'd go to church in -6 degree weather.'
'Just get the snow plows out and plow the roads for goodness sake!'
'We're still having choir practice at 4 pm.' (Okay this one wasn't until Sunday afternoon)

I love it.  These people just really wanted to go to church!

December 08, 2009

SNOW in the desert

Sunday night it snowed here in Dayton. It snowed 10 inches! And at 6 am Monday morning I got a call from the school saying that school had been canceled for the day. The kids were so excited! They played for hours outside.  I swear my kids grow so fast.  Ford grew out of his snow boots and his winter coat.  Makinley and Ford need gloves and snow pants.  Makinley and Kennidy grew out of their snow boots, too.  Luckily, Makinley can wear Kennidy's old boots and Kennidy has been wearing mine.  Guess what I'm asking for Christmas?  Brandon even took the day off to play. He shoveled the driveway and later in the day he took the kids to play ball at the church.  

Later in the afternoon the kids made me these giant snowflakes.  I love them!  They made 8.  We hung them from the ceilings and in the windows.

The next day, school was canceled again due to road conditions. The message said, 'We will be canceling all schools in Lyon County to give road workers time to clean up the snow.' We're friends with the principle of the high school and at 3pm he said that no one had been over to the high school to plow the parking lot. The roads are sad. Not too bad but getting icy. The kids don't mind because it's NO SCHOOL!

Tuesday, Jenni took the kids to play at the church and it gave me some time to run some errands. I love friends! All the kids had so much fun together. And even when I got back from errands we stayed at Jenni's for a couple of hours.  What a fun day.

December 06, 2009

Charlie Brown Tree

This will be the 3rd real Christmas tree we've gotten while living here in Dayton.  And the 2nd year I have not been able to go.  And it's not because of priorities.  The 1st year, Makinley was sick and this year it was planned for the day of the Holiday Bazaar...planned to go get a tree the Wednesday before.  
But Brandon being the wonderful husband he is...knows me well and knows that I really like the fullest of all the Charlie Brown trees.  He did really well.  Thanks family for getting a great tree.  Wish I could've been there with you!

December 02, 2009

Ornament Exchange

I am also participating in an Ornament Exchange this week.  I new I'd be busy this week so I got my ornaments done in advance and so glad I did because Emily called me 30 min. after the exchange began to ask if I was still coming. She lives right across the street and I had totally spaced it.  So I grabbed my bag of ornaments and ran out the door.  

All the ornaments were so cute and fun.  We have to do this again next year, ladies!  

Emily's Santa Ornament

Connie's Fabric Ornament 

Staci's Ribbon Ornament

Jeannie's Believe Ornament

Kendra's Skating Snowman Ornament

Shana's Snowflake Ornament

Arianne's Quill-ed Ornament

Lisa's Manger Ornament

Leah's 'Hard Candy' Ribbon Ornament

Brittany's Cross-Stitch Ornament

Stephanie's Glittered Pine Cone Ornament

Katy's Christ Ornament

Sara's Snowman Bulb Ornament

Lynda's Cookie Cutter/Picture Ornament

I love all my ornaments!  Thank you so much, Kendra, for pulling this together and Emily for hosting!