Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas day!!

On Christmas day we started out at home and by the end of the day we were in Santiquin. It was a very busy and eventful day!! We visited all the parents, grandparents, and great grandparents, plus a few more!! It was really good seeing everyone.. We tried to get as many pictures as we could with all the families, but it doesn't help when I left my cameras at my dads house, and that was only the 2nd stop!! OOPS!! Oh well, we have the memories. Right?
Jayven absolutely loved all of his gifts. On Christmas morning he came out to see his jeep that Santa brought him and he loved it!! We could only get him out of it to open another present and once he had one opened he took the present and put it in the jeep and got in himself. It was pretty cute!!
Here are some pictures of the big day!!
Here is Jayven in his new Jeep!! :)
We put cookies and milk out for Santa, and some carrots out for the reindeer!!
Christmas eve Jammies!!
He loved opening them as you can tell!! :)
Santa came and visited Jayven at our house!! He thought that was pretty cool!!
Sorry they aren't in order!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ho Ho Ho

So this weekend we got to take Jayven to visit Santa!! I was very impressed that he sat on his lap and actually talked to him.. (couldn't understand a word he said, but he talked!) It was great!! I didn't want to buy the pictures that they took so I had this bright idea to do it myself, well when my flash went off so did theirs so all my pictures are WHITE or blurred. I am not very happy about it.. And the Santa kept yelling at me to turn our flash off cause their flash kept going off.. He was grumpy. I guess he's not getting enough sleep with all the kids he is seeing and all of the traveling.. Gosh... But, I got a picture of Jayven looking away and the Santa talking to me.. So we'll just have to live with that.. Here it is.. I also put the one that is white-out cause I like the fact that Santa and Jayven are looking at each other, this is when Jayven was talking to him.

On Saturday we took Allman family pictures. (my moms side) and it went great!! We had 25 people there and we all looked great! I am so glad we did it. Our last family picture was 13 years ago!! We have added a few since then and also lost some. We miss you Uncle Steve and Glenn.. My dad wasn't in this one either since my parents are divorced.. :( But, all in all it went great and had a great time doing them..
After that James, Jayven and I got to go and visit Heather, Allie, Scott and Terrie. I miss seeing them. They are great people and I have known them since I was 1 years old. Heather used to babysit me when I was just a lil-one. What great memories we have of each other. Allie is just a little older than Jayven but they played great. I wish they lived closer so that they could hang out more and so I could hang out with Heather. So thank you Morgans for letting us come and visit!! And Heather, come home more often!! :) Here is a few pictures of Allie and Jayven..
How cute is this one of them hugging!! :)
Terrie made them sit on the kitchen floor to
drinks.. It was cute of them sitting together.

Well, I guess thats all. I hope everyone has a great Christmas..

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Season!!

I just love the Christmas season! I just wished it would snow.. What is Christmas in Utah with no snow?? This year has gone by so fast, it is almost done!! This Christmas season, I have really been trying to think more about what Christmas is all about rather than what presents I need to get who.. It has been a special one for us, being in our own house, and all. On Sunday James and I taught our sunday school class and it turned out so good. In the Ensign President Monson wrought a talk on the Greatest Christmas Ever. So I read the talk and then talked to the class about it, and to my belief their idea of Christmas was not all about the presents that they were going to get. It made me feel so good and get a better knowledge of the true meaning of Christmas!!

When I think of Chirstmas, I think of the house lit up with lights, a tree in the front window (a real one) full of lights and ornaments! I also love to see a Nativity scene which this year I can say I have not just one but two up, the family time is also great. I look forward to going to Grandma Sue's house every year for Christmas dinner, it is so much fun getting all of the family in one house and just enjoying eachothers company... One thing that my Dad's family always does is go to my uncle's house on Christmas Eve and wait for Rudolph to come. Sadly to say, I think we will miss that this year, It is just too hard to drive to Springville and home in one night, just to sleep and head back down there to do it all over again. So for the first time, we are going to spend Christmas Eve at home!!! I am so excited.. (oh yeah, and who could forget the GREAT Christmas music)??

I hope everyone has a great Christmas and remembers what Christmas is all about!!