We made our gingerbread trains the other night. We had a couple of friends over. It was a lot of fun...mess....and sugar. Thanks Landon and Drew for coming! P.S. Next year, I will assemble the trains before hand.
One of the benefits of having boys is I get to go out and run errands with this guy! (Who did dress himself, thanks.) He's so rad.
The boys have been great helpers lately. They have been calling me Santa, and they are the elves...maybe I should think about working out once in a while :)
Here they are making treats for neighbors.
At least Sammy thought they were tasty.
Willie came with me this morning to do a little Christmas shopping...He hasn't taken this crown off that we made yesterday except to sleep. And yes, his shoes are on the wrong feet. You'd think he'd notice, but he had them on all day like this.
We enjoyed dinner by the fire and Christmas tree (thanks Amanda for the great idea!) They loved it. We drank out of plastic cups and ate on Christmas paper plates. The boys thought it was a blast!
I sit awake late at night often. Usually thinking about family. Sometimes work and other stuff. Life is good here in Logan. Kiddos are getting big and learning so much. Mom is always keeping things together and everyone happy. I get caught up in the busyness of life once in a while and forget to pay attention to what is great.
I walked into the kitchen the other Sunday. Meg was baking rolls and feeding Mikey at the same time. NPR was on the radio. Willie was intently drawing at the table and Sam was playing in the front room. There was a lot going on and it is rare to be in the middle of it and just be able to watch. It was a sweet moment for me. Who knew hanging out with that blue eyed soccer girl would have led me to this. I made a great choice and have a happy life. I am glad I have so much. I have Jedis, Wizards, Superheros, and a fantastic girl who plays with them all. I love you guys.
Here are some things that have been going on the past couple of months...
A snake was among the many animals we saw in Zions and Kolob. This was on our way home in Kolob. Such pretty country!
We were on the shuttle in Zion's. The boys had fun walking around and seeing all the cool rocks, deer, lizards, snakes, but most of all, the cool sticks (swords, guns, light sabers...) and acorns (bombs). Should I be worried?
Willie learned about the planets this summer and here is his artwork!
Boo at the Zoo Skeletons
Here we are in the Tetons this summer. Hidden falls maybe? After the boat ride across Jenny Lake.
The waiting and watching pictures of Old Faithful. Aren't the boys cute!
This is part of Will's decorating the car for LOTOJA. I didn't get pictures of the side windows. He was very excited to paint the car.
This is at Yellowstone, in the canyon. There is a huge waterfall behind where the boys are standing and it was making me so nervous, even though it is all fenced off, and they weren't going anywhere....Reed thinks I'm a wimp.