Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas!
It was so nice to have Christmas in our own home and with a TREE! Grandma and Grandpa and Uncle Don came over to open presents. It is nice to have Don aroundfor a little while before he heads out again for another tour with the Marines.

Lily was the first to wake up, all she wanted to do was snuggle with Grandpa.

Good Morning. This is the stunned pre-presents "what are all of you staring at me for" look. . Lily got a glow-worm from Grandma McDonald. She loves it!
Jensen got lots of trains. He was so happy
Grandma Barrand got her a little purse with old beads. She loves being a girl.
Boy stuff!
Daddy and Jensen playing with the new train set. I made Christmas dinner. It turned out really well. Lily helped me make the french silk pie.

Monday, December 15, 2008


So being the genius that I am I erased all my links the last time I changed my background. So I need you to leave a comment so I can find your blogs!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Happy Birthday to Dave!

The big 26. He is finally as old as I am ( for a couple months)
We went to a thanksgiving with Dave's family. Josh, Dave's brother in law, smoked a turkey. It was DELISH. Then we had a Thanksgiving at my brother's house. Marcia got an awesome pottery barn setup. It was so fancy:) Here are all the cutie grandkids. And this is how we kept them sitting for the picture.

We went to see Tiana try on her wedding dress it is BEAUTIFUL! And No I won't show a picture of it. But to keep Sam and Jensen from putting sticky hands on everything in a pristine bridal store we had to shove snack and goodie one after another ant them:)

We saw the Santaquin parade of lights then waited in line to see Santa. We told Jensen if he sat on Santa's lap he would get candy so he did pretty well. Santa asked what do you want for Christmas - Jensen said Candy.
Lily on the other hand- I'm just glad Marybeth got the picture:)
Jensen found my christmas return labels.
I sewed a dragon and couple of other patches on Jensen's coat. He loves his dragon coat!
Dave decided he wanted a nice hot chocolate to leave the house with in the cold winter mornings. Se we bought a little coffee maker with a timer. It works pretty good. Needless to say our hot coca consumption has gone up dramatically. And my friend Herm, Shani, I mean Shannon came for a visit. It was so fun to see her and meet her husband.

And anyone that actually had the time/stupidity to read the whole blog here is a little treat. We took the Barrand fam photo over the weekend. Here is the rough draft.