Tuesday, December 21, 2010


We got quite a bit of snow. Jake went to work this morning for a couple hours and then called and said he was coming home to play in the snow with the boys. We all worked together (except for Naomi, who was napping) and made an igloo that the kids are loving! Jake went back to work in the afternoon, but we are all thankful he could come home for some play time.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Birthday Boy!

This year was a more intimate family party. Josh had a blast skiing with his dad. He came home to a home-made Birthday crown and his chair decorated (a tradition that he ask we start- I was all for it). If you look carefully you'll see that I caught Dekker mid-jump in one of these pictures. He was about as excited as Josh was to open presents. I love the picture of Josh giving Dekker a hug and thanking him for the Star Wars Trouble game he picked out and gave to him. Oh and did you see the silly bands on Josh's arm- yeah he got quite a few for his Birthday as well! We love our Josh and all six years we've spent with him as part of our family.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Six years ago today....

This boy came into my world. I am so grateful he did. He is such a kind hearted kid. I sweet son and brother. I love him.

He and his dad are up skiing today. Tonight we'll do pizza, cake and presents with a small gathering of loved ones (even years we keep it small family style). I'll post pics from that later- don't you worry.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Tooth #2

Josh lost his second tooth yesterday. This one happened FAST. Saturday he complained that his gums were hurting. We checked and didn't find any loose teeth. Sunday morning he woke up saying he had a loose tooth. And he wasn't kidding. It was really loose, he asked Jake to try to take it out after church. Jake gave it a good yank and Josh was sent to tears and wouldn't let him touch it. Josh kept fiddling with it though, and a few minutes later pulled it out the rest of the way by himself!

Two of her favorite things...

Naomi never liked her swing, but it turns into a toddler rocking seat, which she loves, so at least its getting use that way! It's seriously one of her favorite things lately, to climb up into it and rock- and her other favorite thing- phones, especially when we put music on it for her.

Photo booth finds

I always think its funny when I find that the kids had a photo booth party:

Thursday, December 02, 2010

2010 Tree

It's our tradition to go get our Christmas tree for FHE the Monday after Thanksgiving. This year was no different. Dekker picked the tree this year- and it's a great one! We brought it home, turned on Christmas music, made hot chocolate and got out all the ornaments and other decorations. Okay, we picked up some treats from The Sweet Tooth Fairy as well! And we were so happy that Tio and Brynn came over to decorate with us.

Jake kept saying over and over, "This is always one of my favorite nights of the year!"

Thanksgiving in Vernal

It was nice to see Jake's Dad, Brenda, his Grandma & Grandpa, and his Aunt Sue and Uncle Roy (not to mention Brea and Tom). Unfortunately Naomi only slept from 10-1 Thursday night, during which we were up playing games- so its a bit of a blur in my fuzzy memory. Luckily Vernal is just three hours away, and so the one-night-only trip was doable.

Josh and Dekker had a blast though! They got to play the Wii, watch movies, go to the dinosaur museum and get spoiled since they were the only kids there.