Monday, December 31, 2007

Fun New Clothes :-D

I don't know about you, but I think Christmas time is a perfect excuse to get new clothes :-). Here are a couple of pictures we took Sunday morning sporting our new Christmas outfits...

Doesn't Isaac just look handsome :-).

Cali looked so pretty and grown up in this dress, complete with
sparkly Cinderella princess shoes. She's getting so big!!!
I can't believe she starts Primary next Sunday!

Here's me sporting my new Christmas/Birthday clothes.
Notice my killer new boots (that I got on clearance of course :-).

Friday, December 28, 2007

Our Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your Christmas was as great as mine. It's funny how much having kids makes Christmas that much more fun. I couldn't wait to see their reactions from the presents we got them! Here are a few pics of our Christmas morning...

This was a present I bought JR like three months ago.
He was SO was great!

This was a gift for Cali and Isaac.
Don't worry, Cali didn't mind helping Isaac unwrap it :-).

It was cute seeing Isaac play with his toys.
Here's his cool dump truck...definitely a man's toy!

Cali LOVES her new cell phone.
It's a good thing it uses only imaginary minutes.

This picture of Isaac just makes my heart melt every time I see it.
Honestly, how cute is he!!!

Here's Cali's "haul" picture.
Of course she was too busy talking on the phone to stop
while I took the picture. I think we're in trouble....

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Favorites...something old, something new

Christmas time, for me, includes not only the joys of the present, but the joys from all the Christmases of my childhood too. Certain decorations and ornaments that I have hold special meaning because they remind me of Christmases past. They make Christmas extra special for me and add to that magical feeling of nostalgia I feel this time of year.
One such decoration that I have is the star that's on top of my Christmas tree. It's the star my family had on our Christmas tree when I was younger. My mom gave it to me on JR's and my first Christmas. That Christmas, being our first Christmas together, we were picking out Christmas ornaments and lights that we wanted. The colors we picked for our tree were blue and silver. When we were trying to decide what we wanted on top of our tree I remembered this metal blue/silver star that my family had used and I mentioned to my mom how I thought it would look perfect on our tree. I had just briefly mentioned it to my mom, but within a week I got a package from her with that star inside. I know it was just a simple thing, but it meant so much to me that she gave it to me. To this day I love puting that star on my tree. It's not the most perfect star to look at, but it's one of the special things I have that remind me of what Christmas is all about.

Another fun thing about Christmas is getting new decorations that mean something to me, that I know will continue to be special for many many Christmases to come. This year I got the Willow Tree Nativity Set. I love Willow Tree figurines, and my new nativity is one of my most favorite things now! It is so beautiful I wish I could keep it up all year!

Those are two of my most favorite things about Christmas because they help me remember what Christmas is all about - the birth of our Savior and the spirit of giving and love that we should share with everyone. So, thank you for letting me share them with you! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and that you can enjoy some quite moments with the ones you love, feeling the spirit of this amazing time of year. I love you all and wish you a very happy holiday season!


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

He Rolls...Finally!

Isaac is now just over seven and a half months old and is just FINALLY starting to roll over. He has been sitting up great for a while now, but, before yesterday, he hadn't rolled over more than twice! And both times he rolled over it was because he got so mad being on his stomach that he pushed himself over. I guess because he's such a big boy he couldn't get himself to roll over :-). Today was the first time I've seen him roll over without being mad, and he did it twice in a row! So, here's some video of the second rolling over success today. Hopefully this doesn't mean he's going to start crawling tomorrow to make up for lost time...

Friday, December 14, 2007

Frosty Gets Caught

My sister sent this to me and I just had to share it with all of you. It made me laugh out loud :-). Enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Isaac the Monster

Here's a video to give you an idea of Isaac's "monster" of a personality :-). He growls and grunts at us all the time to express himself and get our attention. He also says "da-da" a lot, but I'm working on the "ma-ma". His personality is so much fun and he cracks us up all the time.