Monday, December 29, 2008


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.