Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Day 2008

We had a great Chrismtas morning. Tyann loved her Princess books, videos, and Cd set.
Lacey loved the crinkling wrapping paper but neede a little help opening all of her cute new outfits.
Josie and Kody got new MP3 players and they think they are awesome!
The kids each gave each other movies for Christmas this year and they loved it.
Micah got a new leatherman for Christmas so he got it out to help the kids put all of their new things together.
I got a new nice black coat for Christmas; however, being the picture taker in our house, this is the ONLY picture of me on that day.

We are healthy, happy, and glad to have a job. It was nice to take a little time to remember the true meaning of Christmas and the reason that we celebrate it this year.

Christmas Eve 2008

We had a really nice Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We stayed here this year and it was sooo much more relaxing. Micah only got those two days off and it was nice to not have to spend most of it on the road. We missed our family A TON, but with the help of really great neighbors, we had a great time!

We went to our friends/neighbors house for dinner and games Christmas Eve. They were nice enough to involve us with their family activities. We had so much fun. When we got home to set out the treats for Santa and Rudolf we noticed these awesome gifts left by P.J. the elf. He comes every Christmas Eve and the kids loved their jammies! Josie's were HSM, Kody's were sports, Tyann's were Tinkerbell, and Lacey's were really cute feetie pajamas!

Lacey was already in bed, but her gift was not left out of the picture!

It's SNOW much fun!

It has snowed so much here lately. The kids have had so much fun playing in it. It wasn't that great when we got stuck on the way to church though!
Here is Kody jumping into it from our porch.

Josie and Kody were really having a blast making a hill to slid down while dad was shoveling!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Best Christmas Party Ever!!!

We hosted the Cottle Family Christmas party last weekend. We had so much fun. Thank you to all my family who came, had fun, and helped with the food.
The kids loved having sleep overs with their cousins!

We also had a blast playing catch phrase and Bunco!!!

We also had a visit from Santa, read Christmas stories, had a gift exchange, and projected the movie "The Polar Express" up on our wall. We ate tons of good food and visited until wee hours of the morning. THANK YOU to my family for helping me enjoy this Christmas season.

My mom got the kids' church clothes for Chrismtas so I let them open them and wear them yesterday. They looked SOOO cute. Three matching girls dresses and one handsome little guy! How lucky are we???

Christmas program

I went to the kids' Christmas program last week. I felt tired and exhausted just trying to get there with the video camera(with a dead battery so I carried it for nothing), camera (with just a little battery left), diaper bag (just in case), baby in car seat and a tired 3 year old.

Josie did really good. She was on the front row and sang her little heart out!

Kody also did really good. Too bad someone thought it would be a good idea to put the shortest boy in the whole class on the top row! What????? This is all I could see of him the whole time. He is the one on the back with most of his face covered.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Ward Party

Santa at the ward Christmas Party! Kody LOVED it.
Josie enjoyed it.
Tyann wasn't so sure.Lacey didn't want any part of that scary, hairy, man!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Etsy Sale

In honor of the holidays, we have lowered some of the prices in our etsy shop for a Christmas sale. Check it out and tell your friends!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Time for a new post!

Things have been busy around here. I have a list of a million things to do before I can really sit back and enjoy the holidays. Hopefully, I get a chance to enjoy some of it before it is over.

While we were all home for Thanksgiving, we got a few new family pictures!

It was alot of work getting all 21 of us looking in the right direction, but I think they turned out pretty good.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Baby Vampire?

In honor of "Twillight" coming out today I had to post about my very beautiful baby I should have named "Renesmee". Here is the best picture I could get of her new teeth!

* I know she doesn't look comfortable, but don't worry! She was not harmed in the taking of this picture!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ready....or not?

Are you ready for Christmas? I have always waited until after Thanksgiving to put up our tree as to not forget poor Thanksgiving; however, this year I am definetly in the mood! I had a Super Saturday last weekend and with everyone talking about it.....I couldn't help get a few things up and ready.
One of our big accomplishments is that we got the lights on the house!
I also had to have a tree for upstairs because I want our big tree downstairs for Christmas morning. I didn't want it to look like we didn't have a tree upstairs, so we got a pre-lit tree from Walmart for $35. I thought it was a good deal and I LOVE it.
I am also having a huge Christmas party for my whole family here, so I have been thinking of games and food ideas to help us have a fabulous time! If any of you have exciting traditions, games, or ideas you'd like to share, I would LOVE it!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A good recipe!

Last week I went to a "girls" night and the host served dinner. It was so good. Here is the recipe. You should all try it.


Heat dressing, soy sauce and garlic powder in large skillet. stir in cubedchicken and completely cook, about 8 minutes. Add vegies. Cook andstir until heated. Serve over cooked rice. ( I just add the vegies when they're frozen.)

Good Luck and Enjoy!

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's time!!!

After much debate I have decided to take my blog private! I have enjoyed being "found" from many of my high school and college friends; however, I am tired of "screening" what I write, not knowing who is reading. If you would like to continue reading, leave me your e-mail address (all comments have to be read by me and I will not post them for everyone else to see) and I will send you an invitation. Thanks fellow bloggers. I'll give you a week. I close it up next Sunday!

Friday, November 7, 2008

IQ test

IQ test score
WOW! This made me feel smart!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Did you?????????????????????

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008

Well, I have enjoyed reading about everyone's halloween and decided it was time to post about ours! Enjoy the pictures.
Here are a few pictures of carving pumpkins with our neighbors/friends!
The finished products!!

And our little bunny, cute kitty, scary bat, and tall witch

Sunday, October 26, 2008

And the WINNER is.....

Thanks to everyone who commented to enter our give-away! After combining the comments from my blog (even numbers) and Holly's blog (odd numbers), we went to to pick a winner.

Random Integer GeneratorHere is your random number:23....who is Jessica!! Jessica commented on Holly's blog on October 19, 2008 at 7:53 AM. We'll be sure to get your prizes to you soon! Congrats!

Be sure to watch our store for a lot more cute things. We have even added more things just this week, including 2 new bags and a headband (the same as the give-away headband). Take a look!

Friday, October 17, 2008


My sister Holly and I have finally put our ideas to work. We've been thinking and talking about doing an online store for a long time now and here it is! We have a lot of items posted already, but will add more as we go. So you'll have to keep checking back. To celebrate our new store, we are doing a GIVE-AWAY!! We are giving away 3 different items that you will find in our store. 1 - an adult-sized reversible headband, 2 - a small, but so cute bag, and 3 - a set of pink flower bows. (see pictures below) It's so easy to enter! All you have to do is go to our online store,, and see all of our fun stuff. Leave me a comment telling me your favorite item and you are done. We will pick ONE random winner from all of the comments left on my blog and Holly's blog. That person will win all 3 items next Saturday, October 25th, at 10:00 pm. Have fun browsing our store and remember that Christmas is right around the corner!