Saturday, January 29, 2011

Riley is 8...and obsessed with basketball !

Riley with his new Scriptures...and Lakers b-ball jersey.

Being goofy

Blowing out the candles

I can't believe this kid is 8 already...

This year Delon and I took Riley "out" for his birthday. He chose to go and eat at Aggy's, browse through a few sporting goods stores, and pick up a few Basketball Jerseys. It's funny, Delon was always worried these boys would not enjoy the game of basketball like he he knows that he's created a couple of monsters. We have 4 basketball hoops in the house and one outside, and I still don't think it's enough.

It was a lot of fun to spend some time with Riley one on one. We decided to do that this year with the kids and give them a night out where they get to pick what to do and where they want to eat. I hope Riley knows how much we love him, even when he gets out of control. We're really proud of him and his teachers at school can't say enough about him and how much he's improved.

Happy Birthday Riley we love you and can't wait for you to be baptized !

The Christmas That Never Was....

Our Christmas Tree...

Doesn't look like it in this picture, but this tree was huge, I loved it!

This year for Christmas, these are the only photos I have :( My camera battery went dead and the battery charger went missing. On Christmas Eve, I took pictures on my phone of the kids in their new pajamas. I also got a few while they were opening gifts Christmas morning. Incidently one of my gifts was a brand new phone...after it became activated, the boys got a hold of the old phone and started messing around. Apparently, they started fighting over the phone...yes this does happen in our house lately...and they literally snapped my phone in half ! I was sooo mad. This Christmas, to be honest, was a little rough for us and I was glad when it was over. Hopefully next year things will be better, if not...I'm banning Christmas at our house.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Temple Square Lights

These cool votive bags were everywhere on Temple pretty.

The kids, freezing...even with Hot Chocolate. But lots of fun with G&G Hillesheim...

Went to Temple Square with the kids and met my parents there. It's been forever since I've been during Christmas, but the kids really had a good time. It was nice to spend some time with my parents ...the kids love to have one on one time with G&G. While we were there, they had a high school choir performing in the Visitor's Center, and an AMAZING mens quartet that performed a capella up by the statue of Christ. It always takes those experiences to remind me how much I miss singing. I'm grateful to live so close to all of these beautiful temples. Thanks G&G for coming to hang out :)

Mom and Daughter Christmas Party

Me and my mom

The "Spread"

It's been awhile. The camera battery charger went missing during the move. But...we found it. Unfortunately it was after Christmas.

On the first Fri. in December my Mom did her annual Christmas Lunch/Dinner and shopping day. As you can tell from the photo above, she always puts a lot of time and thought into it. I usually get quite a bit of my Christmas shopping done, and I get to spend some uninterrupted time with everyone. I'm just so grateful that we can ALL sit around the table and enjoy each other's company...sincerely ENJOY. There's no drama...just good conversation, LOTS of laughing and of course the occasional making fun of ourselves. I'm so glad to have the sisters I have...and mom and dad thanks for the meal, the goodies, the gifts and the example. I AM SO LUCKY!!