Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Our Christmas!

     This Christmas was lots of fun! Michael is at that age where he was realizing that the presents was more than just the paper wrapped in the gift. He also enjoyed helping others unwrap their presents also. It was also fun because it was Jesse's first Christmas.  He liked grabbing at paper the most; he really likes to grab at anything that is in arms reach.  
     Christmas morning I walked down the stairs with Michael and I think he was surprised, for he didn't say much, to see all the presents under the tree with his trains going around the tree on the tracks. After unwrapping presents we had breakfast at our home with Chris' family, had to keep the tradition of chocolate gravy with biscuits on Christmas morning.  Then later that day we went to Chris' parents house for dinner.  When we got back home we decided to hurry and pack to surprise my family that night. We drove to Utah, got there around 9:30 p.m. and Michael was so excited to see everyone, he was asking for about a week to see his Oma and Opa.  We had lots of fun down there and my sister let us know that she is expecting another little one! We're so excited for her! 

While we were down there, besides spending time with my family, we went to The Aquarium in Sandy.  Michael had a blast there seeing all the different kinds of animals that live in the water.  He saw "Nemo" and "Dory" and sharks.  When we were waiting for the sharks to come by the window of the shark tank, one swam (belly toward us) across the tank eye level to Michael.  It scarred him so bad he was pushing himself back towards me and he was saying "I scared the shark."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Light Unto All

Such a beautiful video about this time of year I wanted to share it with all of you!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Story

  This is such a cute video and wanted to share it! I hope we can all remember Christ this Christmas and make him a part of our celebration!
P.S. My choir teacher from high school is in this clip, she sings with the choir! :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Michael Meets Santa

Last night we went to the Festival of Trees and Michael was so excited to see Santa!  When he got up to Santa's lap though he was acting all shy and bashful, it was cute.  When asked what he wanted he said, "a green monster truck!"  Michael's been a good boy this year so I think Santa will bring him one.
Then today I showed Michael a snowflake I was getting ready to open and he says, "oh, my!" before I even open it. I love my boys!

This is Michael's tree that is in his room, he is so proud of it and wanted his Oma and Opa to see it! :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

On the First Day of Christmas...

     We put up our Christmas tree and decorations! Michael liked putting the ornaments on the tree especially the ones of santa he would say, "it's Santa!" with a silly chuckle.  Jesse even liked to stare at the tree and tried to reach for the lights! It was a very fun and exciting 1st Day of Christmas for us!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Our Thanksgiving Day!

This Thanksgiving we went to Chris' Grandma James house.  Michael enjoyed spending time with his cousins.  Especially when they put a toy ball up there shirts and were bumping into each other.  We enjoyed each others company and are glad that Uncle Denver could come up this year.  It was a great Thanksgiving feast!

Monday, November 23, 2009

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

I saw this video put out by the church and found it very uplifting.
the Spirit of Thanksgiving

          I am thankful for my wonderful little family! For my amazing husband who takes care of our family so that I can stay home with our boys, for my two darling boys who makes it fun to be their mother.  I am thankful for the love Michael has for his brother Jesse, for all the cute things Michael comes up with.  I am thankful for Jesse's cute smiles and laughs.  I am thankful for the gospel in my life, for temples, to know that we can be a forever family.  I am thankful for the scriptures, for the Book of Mormon, for the answers we can receive from it through prayer.  I am also thankful that we can talk to our Heavenly Father through prayer.  I am thankful for my parents for the examples they have given me and for all they do.  I am thankful for my in-laws example to me as well.  I am thankful for all of my siblings, their spouses, my one and only nephew who we adore!  I am thankful for the blessings we have been given and knowledge that we can all live together again!  I am also thankful for friends, for the beautiful earth we live on, for animals, our pets (even though sometimes I threaten to get rid of them), for good music, for my talents and the talents of those that share them, for flowers, for food that we have to eat.  This is only the beginning of all I am thankful for!  ~Danielle

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Getting ready for Halloween!

One holiday we each love is Halloween! Finding a costume for 
each of the boys is exciting!  
Michael is going to be a train conductor because he loves trains. 
Jesse is going to be a cute little bat! This costume shows off his 
chubby cheeks and chunkiness, I love it!