Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sometimes I lack originality... kind of like with this post. Some things just need to be documented, so excuse me for my lack of wit.
Annie is 6 months! I can't believe it. She is such a munchkin! We love her to bits. She makes me so happy. I'm so glad I have my baby girl to snuggle and give me love, and it is so rewarding to have her show that affection back now. She'll give kisses, but she'll scream at you if you have whiskers!
Will and Annie still have the cutest little love affair going on- always cuddling and holding hands. I hope it stays that way.
She hasn't grown that much in the last few months- only 4 oz since her last check up actually. It has made me a little nervous. She is the picture of health otherwise, so the doctor is just going to watch her growth curve. Annie hits all of her other milestones- rolling all over the place, grabbing at things, interacting with others, sitting supported... the works. Plus she's the cutest girl I've ever had the privilege to birth, so that counts for something.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I didn't need to go as far as having Santa bring a dragon castle though, I could have just stopped at the stockings. He opened his stocking up and got a 39 cent puzzle, a teeny sticker book and a Christmas pencil and exclaimed, "Wow! Look at all of my stuff!" I should have saved a buck or two.
I feel like the highlight of the holiday was when we went sledding with my Dad and my brother, Clay. Christmas Eve couldn't have been a more gorgeous day! Our faces in this picture as we were racing my Dad pretty much says it all (you'll have to double click to enlarge it):
Annie was sweet- unless you took the wrapping paper away because then she would throw a full blown tantrum. (Yes, I would do it because it cracked me up. Nothing like torturing your children for personal enjoyment.)
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
-Watching The Polar Express with Will and he starts dancing when Santa makes his big appearance.... And then there's me, crying.
-Putting Annie's Christmas dress on her for the first time..... Me, crying.
-Sitting upstairs on the couch with the room illuminated by colored lights.... And there I am, crying, again.
GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF AMY!!!!
My parents always made Christmas special. Whether it was getting that gift that I had been dreaming about all month, or riding around in the car with my Dad on Christmas Eve trying to spot Rudolph in the sky (while my Mom was home, busily wrapping presents.) I loved doorbell ditching neighbors and leaving cookies, endless Christmas parties and activities, singing the Christmas hymns in church, listening to FM 100's 100 hours of Christmas every year, Wilson Family parties and Grandma Lola's crazy gifts (Reindeer broom, anyone?). It all feels like magic. I love the season.
It was on Sunday that I finally realized why my emotions are right at the surface: It is because I can feel Him so much easier. Jesus is everywhere. At the grocery store, along the street corner, and even on Charlie and Lola. It's one of the only times I hear songs praising my Savior consistently on the popular radio stations. We are all in praise of that very silent, holy night. And I am grateful. I am grateful for a season that allows us to worship with no need for an apology. I am grateful for the cheer that is in every ones hearts and the kindness that is found in the most random of places. I am grateful for the birth of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In the most humble of circumstances he came to this world with a mission to save us all. Thank you, Lord. May we all remember to praise You, and feel You, this lovely Christmas Season.
Friday, December 4, 2009
"Kill me now," Annie mumbles incoherently through her mouth full of tasteless rice cereal.
Annie and Will also had their first bath together. I remember liking to be in the tub with my little brother Clay... that is, until he left a "present" for me. Hopefully Annie will spare Will that surprise.
Siblings? I think yes! Don't they look so much alike in this picture?
Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
But while I'm posting, I just wanted to have a moment for the song "Hey Soul Sister" by Train. Love that band.
AND for Battle Studies by John Mayer. Although I do not yet own the CD, I will IMpatiently await its arrival under my Christmas tree this holiday season. I was going to purchase it the day it came out until Dallas told me he was planning on giving it to me for Christmas. So, now I have turned back into my Jr. High self; stalking it on iTunes several times a day to listen to the 30 seconds of each song that they allow. I know. It's pathetic.
Monday, November 23, 2009
- "us" (meaning our family)
- paper (???)
- Kenzie and Grace
- James and Alli
- learning my letters
- My family- Dallas, Will, Annie and Scooter
- The Gospel of Jesus Christ and all that it involves: temples, the atonement, the Book of Mormon, Bible, and Doctrine and Covenants, visiting teaching, peace and joy.
- Being able to stay home with my kids.
- Great friends.
- Couponing and how it allows me to better provide for my family.
- Our apartment and its size.
- An education.
- Dallas' job and its flexibility.
- My Mom and all she continues to teach me.
- The Internet and how it allows me to keep in touch with friends and family that I'm not normally in contact with.
- Job/extra monuments
- Heber Valley
- Holiday Season
- Wolves are scary. Especially in really loud theaters where they are super enormous.
- Thank goodness there were no vampires running through the tops of trees.
- The awkward teenage moments make me laugh (and bring back horrifying memories).
- Sure, sure- I'm still on Team Jake, as I have been since I first read New Moon.
- And last but not least, whoever the costume designer was that dressed Bella and Edward as they were running through the forest as vampires should be drug out into the street and shot. What were they thinking????
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Who doesn't love a politically incorrect Christmas cartoon every now and again? We let Will create his own gourmet sugar cookies- dinosaurs, moons, Christmas trees and gingerbread men all topped with purple frosting and red and green sprinkles- chef's orders! (I promise, we will keep these to ourselves rather than drop off scary treats from the Nicoll's).
Let the holidays begin!!!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Like how this summer the ice cream man would show up at my house at 10:30PM. Creepy? I think yes.
This is an actual icky spider that was living in Will's room. Hate it.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Annie's costume accentuates her cheeks perfectly.
It's been 5 years since the last time I used any of my stage make-up skills, but I think I've still got it!