Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas

It's hard to believe that Christmas has already come and gone. All way too fast I might add. I love my family. I could just squeeze my kids. I love them that much. They are so much fun. What a delightful way to wake up Christmas morning. I just had a thought. The word "mas" means "more" in Spanish. What a neat way to define Christmas: "more Christ."

 I love Jacob's expressiveness. I love his eagerness. Ben was just as eager; it just didn't cross over into the pictures. No pics of Marty. He was the cameraman. Notice how he even got shots of Sarah in the background?

Ben's Preschool Christmas Program

Is Ben cute? Yes. Is he a pill when he's supposed to be cute and perform well at his preschool Christmas program? Yes. Do I love him anyway? You betcha!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Angels

I know two of the cutest Christmas Angels! We took the kids to the Ogden Christmas Village for family night. This was the third year we weathered the cold temps to let the kids run around, enjoying the sights. After chasing Ben around, we got the kiddos back into the warm car and went to Sandy's for some hot chocolate and hot fudge cake. What can I say? I am a sucker for my kids and proud of it!


We're Not In Kansas Anymore...

I thought I left the hurricane force winds behind when I moved from North Carolina. But no. I guess they followed me here. We had quite a few shingles get blown off the east side of our house. We also lost some soffits, fascia, and a tree. Our neighbor's trampoline blew through the fence. It was quite sad. It's crazy that the equivalent to category 2 hurricane force winds could exist here. It was like living through hurricane Hugo again. CRAZY!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ben's Dental Work

For those of you who have not heard, Ben's teeth suck. They are horrible rotten teeth. We brush his teeth very well. However, he has genetically inferior teeth. That being said, we had to get not one, but TWO of his back molars capped. Yes, my baby has 2 silver teeth. Baby teeth. That will fall out by the time he is 12-13 years old. 

He did get valium from the dentist prior to the work. This video shows Ben five minutes after getting oral sedation!

I hope the link works. Let's cross our fingers! 

Annual Gingerbread FHE

Last night was our 4th annual gingerbread house decorating FHE. I made dinner for everyone. It was peasant fare: scalloped potatoes with ham, brussels sprouts, and spinach salad. I had to make something with leftover ham. It was yummy.

We get our houses from Costco. And they FINALLY got smart and pre-assembled the houses. That way, we get to do the fun decorating part without the hassle of trying to get the house to stay upright. 

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night. For those of you wondering about Grandma's fashion-forward brace: she had back surgery/rods placed a few months ago, and this is the brace to keep back supported during the healing process. 

A Charlie Brown Christmas

We decorated for Christmas on Thanksgiving weekend. We have always had an artificial tree. Waste not, want not. However, I really wanted a real live tree this year. I love the smell of a Christmas tree. But I didn't want a fat and full tree. I wanted a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. We went to the tree lot. All I saw were big, fat, full trees. However, I walked towards the end of the lot. A glorious light shone down on the most humble little tree. I fell in love. I introduce the Asay Christmas Tree:

 I thank Jacob for the pictures. I also put my nativity scene up. Thank you Jacob and Ben for "decorating" it with chocolate Christmas ornaments.