Sunday, January 27, 2008

Boy Crazy!

The other day I overheard these two talking to each other. Spencer hugged Chandler and said "Best Friends and Brothers Forever." Boy, did my heart melt. They really are the best of friends. Spencer has been super attached to his teddy bear "Ross". I asked him why he liked to take him everywhere lately and he said "Sometimes I feel like I need a hug and Chandler is not always there." What sweet boys. I love them both so much more than I could have ever imagined.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


This year I am not making resolutions. I am, however, making a list of things I would like to improve on or try this year.
They are (in no particular order):

Find more time alone with Brandon
Spend one on one time with each of my boys
Spend more time with old friends
Make new friends
Find a new hobby
Run a 5k
Cook dinner more
Get more involved with the apartments
Write to James more
Take more pictures
Read more

Happy New Year!

Before New Year's I had a funny conversation with Spencer. It went like this:

Spencer-"What is it going to feel like when it's the New Year?"
Mom-"It's going to feel the same as any other day, the calendar just starts over."
Spencer-"Are we going to have to walk backwards for a while?"
Mom-"Why would we have to walk backwards?"
Spencer-"When a movie starts over you rewind it and all of the people walk backwards. If the calendar starts over we will have to walk backwards to rewind it."

I had to control my laughter. I never thought of it that way. Oh, the simple minds of the children.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Brandon (who is about the luckiest person I know), won a Nintendo Wii. It came with the game Wii Sports which includes tennis, baseball, bowling, golf, and boxing. I am in love with the boxing game. All I want to do is box. My arms, back, and shoulders are sore. I can't get enough. I have never, in all of my life, liked video games but I caught the fever.

Merry Christmas!

Brandon, Spencer, and Chandler always wear their Santa hats on Christmas Eve. Brandon has done this since the first Christmas we were married.

Spencer and Chandler getting ready to go to the Christmas Eve party. They are in their new jammies. Unfortunately the rest of Christmas was such a blur that I didn't get any pictures. i am super sad about that. At least we have the memory of it.

I had plans to get a lot of Christmas crafting done. I only finished one. It was this tray for Santa. I was pretty happy about how it turned out.

We had a crazy, busy Christmas, but it was good. We were up too late on Christmas Eve, and almost missed my brother, James's phone call. We were supposed to leave our house at 8:00 to make it in time for his call, but we did not wake up until 8:00. We opened the presents in a mad rush and ran out the door. The poor boys didn't even know what they got for Christmas. We made it up to hear James's voice on the phone. That was such a good thing. It made me miss him a lot, but I know he is doing a great job on his mission. He is currently serving in Maryland. He is almost to his halfway point. After talking to James we scarfed down some breakfast casserole at my parents house and then ran out the door again. We went to Brandon's parents house for monkey bread and scones. We opened presents and visited for a bit and went home to take a nap. When we woke up from our nap it was time to be back up in Brigham City at my grandparent's house. We stayed up there the rest of the night, playing games, eating, and having a good time. The boys stayed at my Mom's house because Brandon and I had to work the next morning. They had a good time the next day playing with all of Coleson and Jayden's new Christmas toys. They were happy to come home that evening to spend some time with all of the stuff they got. Whew! I am glad that Christmas only comes once a year!