Wednesday, December 16, 2009


How did this happen? My dad is a BYU graduate. I am a BYU graduate. Four of my five siblings are BYU grads. And now my two little angels are UTES fans! I guess when one's husband and in-laws are hard core Utah fans, it's bound to happen. It just goes to prove that when one lets the "fiery darts of the adversary" influence you, you are bound to fall.

Christmas Cookies

Yes, we finally made some Christmas cookies. We made them last night for our belated FHE activity. The boys had a lot of fun. Jake got super creative and mixed the green and red/pink frosting. Ben just liked eating the frosting by the spoonful. Marty asked if we made sugar cookies growing up, and I can't say we did. I know. I missed out. But I think I know why my mom opted not to make sugar cookies. It's a pain in the rear to clean up, especially after the two-year-old pours sprinkles EVERYWHERE!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

What Up Dawg!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Our Funky Family

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I did a different version of the elf dance you can see by clicking the link below:

I think both are quite fun!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Happy anniversary, Marty. The past nine years have flown by. I have laughed more with you in the last nine years than I did the previous twenty-six years before I met you. I love you. I love our boys. I love our journey through this crazy life together. You keep me grounded and positive. You are my everything. I love you!

Annual Gingerbread House FHE 2009

We had our second annual Gingerbread House FHE last night. Jodi, Don, and the girls joined us again. Grandma and Grandpa Asay came also to try their hands in jolly designing. I think we all had fun. The adults did most/all of the constructing while the little darlings helped with the decorating. Of course, I think the kiddies ate two candies for every one that made it onto the houses. Thanks again to our friendly Costco for having the kits. There's no way I'm mixing, cutting, and baking all of those pieces. I tried my hand at that six years ago, and it's WAY too time consuming.
Of course, my favorite picture is the one of Ben pointing to his brain!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Just Chillaxin'

Here are my two favorite boys watching one of their favorite movies "Home Alone." I snapped these pictures right before coming downstairs to blog. Poor Ben has been running a high fever and has that wicked croupy cough. Mama's poor baby. Of course, he looks pretty happy in this picture. He's not too interested in food, so I relented and let him eat his favorites: cashews and dried blueberries. It can't be too bad, right? I mean he's got the protein and fruit category covered. AND he's washing it all down with his sippy cup of H2O.

Another Post For Kim

Kim, I have been spending time and money again at your favorite store, Thai Pan. I love this store too. And when you combine my favorite holiday (Christmas) with my favorite store (Thai Pan), wonderful things happen.

I'm not very artsy; my brain doesn't work that way. But I love to try my creative hand, however small it is, at decorating for the holidays. I don't have one of those cleverly decorated homes. You know the ones I'm talking about. They have the cute sayings done with vinyl letters on the walls. They have the Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn catalog look. I guess I'll get there one day, but for now, this is what I'm able to achieve on what little creative juices I have. And you know what -- I LOVE IT!

Mommy's Little Helper

I had the best little helper in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day. Ben just loves watching and helping anyone who is cooking. He climbs up on a bar stool and goes to town. I was making the topping for the Red Hot cinnamon apple jello. He of course had to lick the beaters before I put them in the dishwasher. He thought he was pretty important when he got to hold the mixer while I turned the bowl. What can I say. I'm a sucker for my sweet little baby. Anything he wants he gets (mostly)!

Let It Snow!

Well, we had our first snow a few weeks past. Of course Jacob LOVED the white fluffy stuff. Ben really had a blast with it this year. This is the first year he's been able to play in it; he was too young last year. I really enjoyed watching my two angels sled down our steep front yard into the cul-de-sac. Once I had Ben bundled up, he reminded me of the younger brother on "A Christmas Story" when he says "I can't put my arms down." What precious angels Marty and I have. I love them.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What Are You Thankful For?

I am thankful for many things. Foremost is my Savior, my wife, my healthy children and my family. I often wonder why I was so blessed to be born at the time I was born, and under such good circumstances!

What are you thankful for?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday, Ben

Ben, you are so delightful. I am so happy I am your mother. I love your energy, your spunk, your "silly eyes," your constant chatter when you get excited. I even love you when you make a mess all over the house.

You were such a quiet, sweet, and calm baby. Who knew you would turn into such a firecracker. We couldn't be happier to have you in our family. I love you!