Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone from our family to yours! We love this time of year when so many people think about our Savior Jesus Christ. How grateful we are for Jesus and what He has done for us. We love and honor Him! I didn't get Christmas cards out this year but we wanted to let you all know we love you and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Santa Santa Santa!

I wanted to post this float. I loved it! It had a solider in the front getting warm by the trash can fire and on the other side of the wall was his family at home sitting in front of their tree. It was such a touching float. I am so thankful to the people who serve this country. Most of them are away from their families right now and their families are at home missing them.

Santa came to our family party at our house on Thursday! He brought presents for all the kids!

He told me I was going to be placed on the naughty list if I didn't start taking better care of my blog!

Titan asked for a game for the WII. Hope Santa can find it!

Corbin changed his mind on some of the things he wanted and he asked for a remote control boat. I quickly reminded him that he really wants a game boy!

Lucky for him Santa already knew what he wanted and has his things ready. Whew... thanks Santa!

Orion is NOT too old to sit on Santa's lap!

Poor Caden. He didn't want anything to do with Santa! He even tried to give back the present Santa handed him.

Jana just wanted to eat him. She got a hold of his beard! Ouch!

We went to the light parade a few weeks ago. It was amazing. I think there was 98 floats. There could have been more but that's what we counted.

It was so beautiful!

The boys had a blast. It was actually pretty cold that night. We had to get out the coats! I hope you all are enjoying this Christmas time. I love the month of Dec. People seem to be more friendly and there is a peaceful spirit in the air. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thanksgiving Family Vacation

We went to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving this year!
The kids had so much fun!

This is my brother Shon kissing on Jana.

Shon, Cristina and their new baby Alexa. She was born Nov. 20th. She is so sweet!

We decided to go to St. George for a couple of days. Shay's grandparents own a condo there.
We got to visit Brigham Young's home. It was so neat to take the kids this time. They had so many questions.

The leaves were so beautiful!

Here is the condo. His grandparents are never there so we had the whole thing to ourselves!

At the resort there is racket ball, heated pool, mini golf, shuffle board, arcade, basketball courts, parks, and tennis courts. As you can see we had a blast and it was all FREE!!

While we were playing shuffle board Caden thought he would go for a swim! Jumped right into the pool! Little stinker!

Poor Corbin didn't win!

Titan and Orion's team got the winning point!

Shuffle board is so much fun!

While we were there we visited the Temple. It was so beautiful! We also got to visit with a good friend of ours . Bro. Mathews. He taught us the Temple prep classes in Colorado. It was so good to see him again!

In Vegas we stayed at Shay's brother Craig's house.

Poor Jana! Caden thinks when anyone gets on their belly he needs to ride them!

Alexa is so beautiful! (and so is that blued eyed guy)

Jana and her little cousin Alexa.
I know I waited forever to post this, but at least it's posted before Christmas!
We had a great time together!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Christmas Dress

Jana got this dress all on her own. We went to JC Pennys to pick up her pictures. Orion was holding up a few different dresses in front of her and she would giggle and kick her legs when he held up this red dress. There was an old grandpa man watching and laughing when she would do it. We had to get going so I told Orion to put the dresses back. The old man said "no don't put it back she really likes this dress. She has to have this dress" I told him the dress cost way to much and we went on our way. Well the old man bought the dress for Jana! He gave it to me and said "She LOVES this dress! Merry Christmas!" I couldn't believe how sweet this man was to us. So giving and thoughtful. It reminded me of Grandpa Bennion. This dress will always have a special meaning to us. Thank you whoever you are! Jana loves this Dress!