Sunday, December 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Chandler!

We had a family dinner at Red Robin, after much persuasion from Brandon. He chose McDonald's, but Brandon did not want it so he convinced him to eat at Red Robin. We had family over for cake and ice cream the night before his birthday. He got a lot of really cool toys. He was pretty happy about it. I think we were able to find the most masculine Dora toys out there. He loves Dora, but we tend to shy away from the merchandise because it is so girly. We were able to find a balance, though. For every Dora toy he got he got some sort of sports gear. It amazes me the difference between my two boys. Spencer is all about Batman, Superman, Spiderman, etc. Chandler likes Dora, Blues Clues, and sports. I am so lucky to have such fun boys.

My big boy. I can't believe that my baby is 3!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Pictures? No thank you.

Lexi, Gabriel, Owen, Aiden, Chandler, and Spencer

We tried to get a picture of all of the grandkids on Brandon's side. It was a bit of an adventure. This is as good as we could get. We just found out that there is to be another grandbaby born in July. We are all counting on a boy. That seems to be all that we can grow now days. Poor Lexi.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Dear Ol' Santa Claus

Every year Harmons has Santa come to their Holiday Open House. For the past 4 years they have had the same Santa. Spencer found the one from his first visit with Santa and laughed out loud because it was a different Santa. We decided that the first one was just his helper, but the other one is the "real" Santa. I love this Santa. I will be so sad when he isn't the Harmons Santa anymore.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Hooray for Brandon!

Brandon went down to the Comcast headquarters to pitch some ideas for some shows about filmmaking, filmmakers, etc. The liked the idea and decided to give him a shot. He is part of a group called Solar Shock Pictures. They will be doing all of writing and developing of the new shows. Some of the shows they have been doing as podcasts, but now they will venture out into the big world of television. He is really excited about it. I am proud of him for having an idea and bringing it to life. I usually only get to the idea part. Way to go, Brandon! I love you!

Putting it all out there...

I am ready to lose the "baby weight". I don't really feel like I can still blame it on my baby, though. He is turning three next week. I am putting this ticker on here to hold myself accountable. If I know that someone could be tracking my progress it will help me to succeed. I hope. I know starting this right before Christmas seems a bit like bad timing, but I don't want to start after I have gained all of the "Christmas candy weight". Maybe one day I will post pictures to help motivate me even more. Not sure how I feel about that yet. Anyway, Wish me Luck!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas Village

On Saturday we went to see the Christmas Village in Ogden. It was a lot of fun. This is one of my favorite Christmas Tradtions. I have so many memories of my family going there when I was younger. I hope my kids have the same good memories of Chrismas as we continue old traditions and make new ones.

After Brandon decided to take us out for dessert. We were right by Dee's, so that is where we decided to go. BIG mistake. We had the grossest brownie. None of us took more than 2 bites. We were all pretty disappointed. Brandon loves brownies, so to make up for it I made some the next day. He said they were the best brownies he had ever eaten. I think the memory of the nasty brownies from the night before was still pretty vivid.