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Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas

What a great christmas we had. We started our fun on Christmas Eve. Zak and I thought we should start a tradition, so we decided going out for Breakfast on Christmas Eve would be pretty fun, we really enjoyed it since we never go out for breakfast.

Our next activity, we went sledding. Sledding wasn't so much fun for Hallee. We were at the top of the hill and Zak asked Hallee if she wanted to go down by herself and she said yes. He sent her down the hill and she runs into the one big snowman someone had created (this was at the school yard and so it is a big area and she runs into the only thing that there is to run into) and it throws her off the sled into the snowman ball, she was crying, and we only got her to go down the hill one more time with Zak and he tipped the sled over on her. Blyss and I went down three times and she thought it was fun. She kept saying, "fun!"

That after noon Hallee and I made sugar cookies for Santa Claus. Hallee kept asking when Santa was coming and we kept telling her when she is asleep. At 5:55 pm we found Hallee in her PJ's and in bed, because she wanted Santa to come so bad. We had to convince her she needed to stay up awhile. That night we read the Christmas story, sang songs, and let the girls open 1 present each.

Hallee in bed at 5:55 pm
On Christmas morning we thought Hallee would be up bright and early, finally I got up at 7:30 and got ready, 8:30 came around and still no Hallee, so finally Zak woke her up because we were to excited. Hallee was so happy with what Santa brought her. Then when Blyss finally woke up she kept saying, "wow." Hallee and Blyss got a kitchen set, which they played with all day, and they each got a barbie horse and a barbie.





It was snowing and blowing like crazy here and we were hoping that we could go to Idaho the next day, things cleared up and we were able to go. We stayed with Zak's family, Zak's parents gave the girls a horse to ride, and they are having a ball with that too. We had a great time seeing both of our families and visiting. And we couldn't believe all the snow this past weekend.


Zak shoveling our driveway the day after Christmas, it took him 3 hours!


I hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Holiday Fun

This past week has been fun with holiday fun. Last Wednesday night Hallee's dance class went and performed at a Nursing Home, they did a cute job. They danced to the song, "I got Chicken Pox for Christmas," so they danced in their PJ's and had red dots all over their faces. When I figure out how to get the video from my camera to the computer I will post it.


On Thursday night was Hallee's preschool Christmas concert. Their singing was a little off key and they didn't know all the words, but the kids were funny to watch, especially when there was about 30 kids.


I finally was able to get all my Christmas shopping done- YEAH! Every place I went this last week was packed. Zak and I went to Walmart on Saturday- bad idea, I about had a panic attack, from feeling claustrophobic.

I also think I lost about 10 years off of my life this week. Usually when I'm getting ready in the morning Blyss is in the bathroom with me playing or whatever. Well this morning she wasn't, Hallee came into the bathroom, and I asked her what Blyss was doing, Hallee replied, "She is laying on the floor." I asked, "Is she okay?" Hallee then said, "You didn't hear her choking?" I threw my blush, which broke, ran into the front room, and Blyss was just laying on the floor watching tv and fine as can be. I'm not exactly sure why Hallee said that, but it scared the heck out of me.

Today we decided to make a ginger bread house, it was my first time. It is definatley not perfect or pretty, but the girls had tons of fun putting candy on it, eating frosting, and the candy also. Zak quit half way through, because it drove him crazy that it wasn't perfect.




On a sad note, a father of a boy in our Primary Class was killed in a car accident on Friday. They have four children the oldest being 13, I'm not exactly sure what I can do for him, if you have any ideas of what we could do for him or his family I would appreciate, I have no idea what to say or do and my heart aches for this family so much.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

TiS tHe SeAsOn!

This past weekend we headed to Idaho. Zak's brother Rick and his wife Kristal were sealed in the Rexburg Temple. What a neat experience to witness this occasion and their two boys were also sealed to them. Their little baby, Crew was so happy for this event he was smiling and bobing around, and it was so fun to watch this little family be sealed.

Afterwords we had a dinner and Hallee had so much fun playing with her cousins, they were all pretending to be dogs, it was funny to watch 8 kids running around on their knees, begging, and barking. Poor Blyss had the stomach flu or something, she had been puking all day and of course threw up at the dinner while everyone was eating, and Hallee announced to everyone, "My sister threw up." I'm sure everybody just loved this while they were eating.

The next day Zak and I helped my Dad move his cows home in the freezing cold, snowy weather. Then we were going to go to the temple that afternoon, we drove about two miles, we couldn't see anything in front of us or see the edges of the road due to the snow blizzard, so we turned back around and just hung out rest of the night playing mormon rummy.


Zak and I also got some of our Christmas Presents early- my mom gave us the inn table, I'm so excited for it. Then Zak and I got ourselves a video camera, YEAH! I can finally record the fun things my girls do.



This is a picture of Blyss of how she usually looks around the house, no pants, high heels, and pushing a stroller. She is Miss Personality!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Fun Filled Weekend- well kind of-







This past weekend we headed to Salt Lake to see the temple square lights. Traffic was horrible, we were stuck in traffic for 2 wrecks, not so fun when the kids are sick of being in the car. We made it to temple square and it was stinkin cold, and realized I had forgotten Blyss' coat(whoops!!!). So we layered her in the clothes that I had brought for her the next day, she seemed to be fine. We meet my parents, (2 of my brothers and I went in and got them a hotel at the Hilton and a gift certificate for the The Garden Restraunt for Christmas) and we walked through the lights and Nativity scenes, then we took a tour of the Conference Center, where Hallee almost knocked a picture off the wall- Zak and I lost about 3 years off our lives due to that one. The lights were pretty, and we all enjoyed seeing the lights.


When we got back to the hotel the girls explored every inch of the hotel, they thought it was so much fun, it was hard to get them to settle down.




On saturday- Zak's Birthday, we went to the aquarium in Sandy, it was pretty good, they had some fun things to look at- the octupus was really cool. Both Hallee and Blyss just loved it. We did a little bit of shopping and headed for home. When we got to Logan we decided to stop and eat for Zak's Birthday, he chose Panda Express, we sat down and started to eat, Zak took one bite and just the look told me it all, there was peanuts in his dinner (for all of you who don't know, Zak is allergic to peanuts), so we hurried home and he took 7 Benadryl, he was pretty sick the rest of that night and on Sunday, but luckily the Bendadryl did the trick and we didn't have to take a trip to the Emergency Room. I can't believe that Panda Express didn't have that marked to have peanuts in it- talk about lawsuit, if someone was willing!!!!!
Blyss also learned the word puke and hey this weekend. When we went home for Thanksgiving, she got car sick and pucked, I washed her carseat but it still stinks like puke, so I told her that her car seat stunk like puke, and she kept saying it, "puke, no puke." Then she has started saying" Hey, " to everything. If she doesn't like something you are doing she will say, "Hey." Like don't do that. It is so funny, she has the cutest little voice- well most of the time, I do get sick of hearing, "Mom, Mom, Mommmmy!"
So we had some fun this weekend but also not so much fun experiences!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ginger Bread House!


Today at preschool Hallee made a GingerBread House. Hallee's teacher said that she just sat and did hers and was so good, Hallee was so excited to show us her Ginger Bread House. Blyss was pretty excited over it too, she immediately starting taking candy off of the ginger bread house and eating it.

We got our Christmas Tree up, thought I should take a picture before I have to take the bottom half of the decorations off. The girls can't keep their hands off the decorations, or Hallee is moving decorations around. We are getting so excited for Christmas.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Great Thanksgiving

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I hope all of you did to. On Wednseday we headed up to Victor, Idaho to have family pictures done by Zak's sister. We then went to Rigby where we spent Thanksgiving day. We had such a yummy dinner and was fun to visit with everyone. That night my mom and sister in law- Erica, went to see Twilight, I really liked it and want to see it again, I had just finished the 1st book the day before, so it was fresh on the mind. I went and bought the 2nd book the next day and almost finished with it. On Friday we went to Zak's parents and we went bowling where I bowled a 176- I beat everyone- and out to eat with the family. On saturday we visited with both families, then headed home, but stopped in Preston for their festival lights, which is so fun to see all the floats have lights on them.

Our Little Indian, Hallee's headband that she made at preschool- her name is Singing Bird

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What I'm Thankful For

Since it is nearing Thanksgiving I would like to share a few things I'm thankful for.
1. I am so thankful to have such a wonderful family (my family, inlaws)
2. I am thankful for a great husband and father to my children, he works so hard to provide for us and I appreciate it.
3. I am thankful for my 2 beatiful girls, who keeps us so busy, but keep us laughing.
4. I am thankful for our Savior, the gospel, the atonment, the temple. For the values that our church believes in.
5. I am thankful for our new home and the great area we live in.
6. I am thankful for friends.
7. I am thankful for good health.
If you read this, leave me comment telling me a few things you are thankful for!
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

To CuTe!



Blyss loves to dress up, either she has on the princess attire, crown, necklace, and ring, or she has my high heel shoes on with a purse, but when I came out from getting ready one morning she had on Zak's hat and she looked so cute. She makes me laugh, she is also into hiding- especially when it is time to get dressed or change a diaper, she hides behind my clothes in our closet or under her crib, or under the desk, but more than hiding she loves to be found, she laughs and claps her hands when you find her and says HI. Every morning when she wakes up she comes out and says, "Good Morning." When she sees Hallee for the first time in the morning she says, "Good Morning Hallee." I can't believe how much she is already saying.




We sure do get a kick out of Blyss and her little fire ball personality.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Great Halloween!





We had such a great Halloween! And we were also so happy to have Zak's parents come and spend it with us. Our ward put on a great Halloween party with games, dinner, and a spook alley. The girls looked so cute in their costurmes, Blyss was a lady bug and Hallee was a fairy. On Saturday Zak's parents took him birthday shopping and we had a great time with them, we are sure glad they came to visit.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Dance

On Monday night was Hallee's Halloween Dance Recital. The girls wore their Halloween costumes. I was so proud of Hallee she did a pretty good job. Most important I'm so glad that she didn't cry. For the past couple of weeks Hallee's dance teacher has had us come in and watch them do their dance each time Hallee has cried, she will be crying with her head down but still doing the dance. It was so much fun, after their dance they played games and we had treats. Sorry there is no sound to the video- all we have is a camera that records.
videoLast night we decided it was time to carve pumpkins, Blyss and Hallee loved it, Blyss was even eating the insides of the pumpkin- I guess she thought it tasted pretty good. The girls were covered in pumpkin insides. Here is what our pumpkins turned out to look like. I hope everyone has a great Halloween!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I Told You!

Yesterday we took Hallee and Blyss in for Flu Shots. Hallee kept telling us she didn't need a flu shot and that she didn't want one. Hallee was the first to get her shot and was screaming and crying before she even got it. Blyss thought it was no big deal. We leave the room and as we are walking out Hallee turns to Zak and says with fire in her eyes, "I told you I didn't want the flu shot!" And she kept on crying and telling us that her flu shot hurt. Blyss was happy as can be with the sucker they gave her, it didn't even phase her. Hallee had all the nurses laughing with her carrying on.

Today was our primary program and Hallee did an awesome job on her part, she got right up to the microphone and said her part very clear and well! We have been practicing the song, I Am A Child Of God, with her, every night before family prayer we sing it, but now she won't let us sing it, she sings it all by herself. If I try to help her sing it, she will tell me, "I told you I can do it". We sure have been getting a kick out of Hallee and her "I told you ..."
Here are some pictures of us before church-





Friday, October 24, 2008

Tagged Again

Sweet Heart Tag
A)The rules are posted at the beginning.
B) Each person answers questions about their sweethearts.
C) At the end of the post, the person then tags 6 people and posts their names; then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know they have been tagged.
What is your husbands name? Zak
How long have you guys been married? 7 years
How long did you date? We dated 7 months, engaged for 2 months
How old is he? 28, almost 29
Who is taller? Zak
Who can sing best? Neither of us- we stink!
Who is smarter? Zak, he can remember anything, but when it comes to common sense smart, that would be me.
Who does laundry? I do
Who pays the bills? I do
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do
Who mows the lawn? Zak, when we have a yard.
Who cooks dinner? I do
Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Zak
Who kissed who first? Zak did, he tries to say that I did, but I was totally taken off gaurd when he layed one on me.
Who wears the pants? We both do- DUH!
I tag- Erica, Dixie, Shiloh, and Lacey

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Few Fun Things

First, this past week my brother Ty and his wife Erica came and visited us. They live in Payette, Idaho, so we don't see them to much, they have a little boy, Cash, and a little girl, Vanna, so it was so fun to see them.



Zak and Hallee went home to Idaho to help Grandpa move cows. I stayed here in Utah so I could go to the JJ Cole warehouse sell in Logan. About a year ago I saw a girl with the coolest diaper bag, it was a JJ Cole Diaper bag, I asked her where she got it, I checked it out, but they were $70.00, that was quit a bit out of my price range. A friend told me about this warehouse sale, so I had to go and get a diaper bag, I got up early with Blyss and went and stood in line, but I got my diaper bag for $25, I got a baby Bundle Me for $17 (originally $50), a Toddler Bundle me for $19 (Originally $60). It is dang nice stuff, and haven't found anything wrong with the stuff.



More shopping- I went to the mall, which I never do, like 3 times a year, and there was a booth straightening people's hair with their straightner, I was curious and gave it a try, since I've been eyeing to get a new one. I ended up buying one after I struck a deal with the girl, it is 100% ceramic plated, the plates are floating plates, it is awesome and I love it! Finally not a straightner that pulls my hair out, my old straightner- 8 years old- on the right, it has combs on each side of the plate which would pull and break my hair.



When Zak and Hallee got home on Saturday we went to a pumpkin patch and picked out a couple of pumpkins. I thought Hallee would love this, but she was having more fun chasing around the water snake that was there.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tag-- I'm It!

I was tagged by my friend Jamie.
http://www.poulsenplayground5.blogspot.com/

Here are the rules:
1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Mention rules on blog.
3. Tell about 6 of your quirks.
4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers to do the same.
5. Leave a comment to let them know.

My 6 quirks:
1. I am obssesive complusive of having a clean house, I like to have everything clean.
2. I do not like things laying around on the floor, I'm constantly picking up after everyone.
3. My girl's hair has to be done everday with a bow in it.
4. I lay out my girl's clothes every night, so when Hallee wakes up she can dress herself, if I don't lay clothes out she picks out her own clothes and she really doesn't care if she matches or not, which drives me crazy.
5. I do not leave the house without any makeup on, unless it is to take Hallee to preschool, where I just drop her off.
6. I have to watch Desperate Housewives every Sunday night. I make dang sure that we are home to watch it.

I tag: Sara B., Ashley H., Andrea A., Jenny C., Melissa H., and Stephanie J.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fall Fun!

This past weekend we headed to Idaho so Zak could help his family dig spuds. Zak took his Dad's place, since they were up in Northern Idaho for Zak's sister, Paige's, Junior Miss. They got home Sunday night so we got to visit with them for a bit, someone gave Paige a Princess crown, ring, and necklace, Paige gave it to Hallee. Since then Hallee has not taken off her princess attire, on our way home from Idaho we stopped in Pocatello at Artic Cirlce to eat and she was princess of the play land, everyone telling her what a cute princess she is. Once we got home the princess dress is worn all day with the bling.


My brother, Nick, brought over his 5 little puppies to my parents house while we were there, the girls just loved them. They were really good with them, they just held them and petted them. One pup peed on the floor and Hallee was going for the dish rag to clean up, luckily I figured out what she was going to do with the dish rag, before she cleaned it up. Also Hallee and Blyss got to ride around with my Dad in his Skidster(little tractor, I didn't get any pics), they loved it, Hallee even ended up helping my Dad scrape all the manure out of the corralls.






Hallee also started dance this week, she loved it, she wouldn't let me get a good picutre of her though.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Dino Park






This weekend we decided to go check out the Dinosaur Park in Ogden. Hallee's preschool class has been learning about dinosaurs, and she also got a new book on Dinosaur's so she was so excited to go. Zak and I have never seen Hallee so excited about something, she was running around, saying look at this and look at this, she made sure we didn't miss a thing. The park was awesome, we definately give it 2 thumbs up. The park also wore the girls out, they slept all the way home.

Friday, September 19, 2008

fUnNy KiDs

This past week Zak was out of town, so by about 9:00 pm(actually sooner) I am totally worn out, but my girls aren't (they have an endless supply of energy), so this is what they were doing, and I just had to laugh and enjoy them, since they are so cute. In the following clip Hallee and Blyss are having a race and Blyss tries so hard to keep up with Hallee and to win, it is so funny.
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Blyss likes to stick both her fingers up her nose and then she just giggles.