Monday, December 21, 2009

The first week of Christmas

On the first week of Chirstmas my true love gave to me.....a concert for the Entire family.  But first we had to do this.......

Mon, we went to see the tree lighting in Draper at the city hall.  Brittons choir group sang and was so cute!  we saw the most delightful Santa I swear he was the real one!!  he chatted and laughed with my kids for at least 3 min, he didn't seem to be in a rush!  He told Tanner that he loved him and to be good in school, and that he was truly a wonderful little boy, I did start to tear up alittle, I don't know if it was from truly being touched or from holding back my laughter cause Tanner was a little stinker in school that day and got a naughty note sent home with him, (with things to work on).

Tues.  this was again such a wonderful experence for our children we went to the live nativeity.  Our darling neighbors who adopted 4 little black babys had one of there babies (Rider) as the baby Jesus so tender to see them there with their little baby and not even notice that Jesus isn't realy black. The spirit was so strong and it manafested to me that love doesn't come in colors!!! It comes from the heart!!!

Wed.  The anual downsyndrom party.  It was so cute. They had a DJ who played music all day and you should have seen Tanner bust a move.  He was also picking up on all the cute girls who were there to help.  It was an egeal prodject why didn't we think of that?  They too had a darling Santa who huged and loved every child.  They had great prizes like teddy bears and coloring book for all the kids and the best chocolate brownies coved in chocolate chips pepermint icecream and homemade hotfudge,  just looking at it I gain 5lbs. Delishous. 

Thursday. Tay didn't feel well the boys had Special needs mutual bry was gone so I  just stayed in a read my book now that was lovely!!!!

Friday  we went the the concert in Alpine. Every year we take the kids to a fun chirstmas concert.  we thought this one was going to be great. They had 6 diffrent performers so we thought we would get a great varitity NOT!  Now dont get me wrong I loved it but the whole thing was violin and piano solos and duets with some of the preformers singing my 4 boys were so  bored!  I did feel alittle bad for them, they are use to rockn out with ryan shupe Tay fell asleep and brit was almost out, Austin had a head ach and Tanner was so wiggley but a little culture never hurt anyone, I hope they are better for it!

Saterday was Bry work party.  Its so funny I spent the whole 1st hour taking photos of every couple who came so that they could have a georgous chritmas photo for there scrapbook or blog or whatever and in the end Bry and I didn't even get ours taken I was so buged when I realized that!!!!!  The food was to die for and the choclate mint cake was fantastic.  The entertainment was ok nothing fabulous, I could have done as well.  I felt bad for them cause everybody was talking or texting and not paying attention, the music was too slow.  They did have some high points so I shouldn't be too hard on them, again I liked it and could have listend all night Chirsmas music is my favorite.

So now the week is done and next week is even busier I have to work 2 days at the gap 2 days tending and 1 up in bountiful with Granny, not to mention I have to be at the school 2 days pta lunch and a nouther 2 parties. Kurt Bestor was last week and it was so lovely, we ate at the Lion House and it was divine!  I love the hollidays!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanks giving

what a day.  I hosted Thanksgiving this year at my house so I was in charge of the turkey and it was good I mean good with a capital GGGGG.  It was stuffed with onions and covered in bacon! you heard me.  I could have eaten it for weeks Oh wait I did.  However to get that wonderful turkey I did have to set the oven on fire.  Let me explain The turkey was really big and I had to use those flimsy foil baking pans well..... It had a little hole in the coner and all the drippings were leaking out and down into the drip pan with the gas flame, causing it to burn and flames to come up out of the bottom of the oven.  I'm screaming at Bryan what do I do what do I do, and of course Bry is as calm as ever and said turn off the oven, which I did and promply the flames died down. Thank goodness for his level headedness.

All in all the day was wonderfu,l full of family and love and food.  I'm greatful for my kids my husband and extended family, life would be so lonley if family wasn't around.  I'm so glad that both sets of parents live so close to us.

So I do like to get  my tree up the day after thanksgiving, however that was not in the cards.  We were so busy the next day it didn't get done pluse both bry and I had to work. Saturday was out, the game and all, (go BYU) As you can see Bry spray painted the snow for his sad team that didn't win! so as Sunday rolls around I'm ready to get it up.  the lights are finally working  and all is ready.  I worked till 11:00pm to get it just right,  then asked Bry to move it one foot back closer to the window. (my tree is in an urn and realy unstabile)  as he was pushing it I saw in slow motion the tree falling towards me I tried to catch it, funny how that didn't work!  I had so many precious ornaments break I was just sick, but we got it up the next day and it looks just fine.  Its a Chirstmas miracle.

Ok I will post one of the tree in all its glory when it is all finished!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bye Bye lacrosse hello swim team!

Lacross is over, I don't know how I feel about that, I
had so much fun watching Britton this year.  I like that they are getting better and learning the game.  He is still one of the smallest kids on the team but does have the heart to play hard!  He started off as the goalie but then wanted to play middy too, so in the end he choose middy,..... after we spent hundreds of dollars on the goalie equipment, isn't that how it goes?

Swim season is upon us and its so fun to watch Austin swim his races.  The meets are in the day so somtimes its hard to be at all of them but other than the clorine smell its great to see him work so hard and improve on his skills.  We got an email from his coach saying that Austin works realy hard  and is one of the most improved swimmers on the team.  He is a natural leader and has fun leading lane 3 in their drills. Austin is hoping that swimming will strengthen his arms for spring lacrosse!

Utah football games are over the boys had so mcuh fun going to all the games with Bry.  I love that they get to spend time with Bry and Papa and uncle Buddy!  Loved that BYU won that last game sorry boys!!!   Watch out Christmas is up next I hope I'm ready for it!