Saturday, December 27, 2008


Waiting to go downstairs to see if Santa came.
Santa brought a red Nintendo DS for Chan.

And a blue one for Spence.
I said "Show me how Christmas makes you feel."
You can tell a bit of the difference in their personalities from these pictures.  I wouldn't trade either one of them.  They made Christmas so fun.  I love to watch the innocent excitement.
We went up to Brigham after we opened all of our presents.  There was a snow storm that night that threatened to keep us up there.  Luckily, we made it home safe.  Brandon's hands were sore from holding the steering wheel so tight.  

This Christmas was one of the best ones I have had in a long time.  It was relaxed and focused on Family.  Brandon and I didn't do Christmas presents for each other, but I didn't feel like I missed out on anything.  It was nice to not have to worry about that part of it all.  I did feel bad a bit before Christmas, but on Christmas day it didn't matter that we didn't have gifts.  Brandon agreed with me that it was one of the best we have had together.  

Christmas Eve

We had a really fun Christmas Eve.  We went to my in-laws for games and food.  We played pictionary and scattergories.  The boys had fun running around and playing.  My Father-in-law would shoot the guys an evil look when they weren't able to guess what he was drawing.  It was pretty funny because he didn't draw very well:)  

The look.
Spencer, Aiden, Chandler
Christmas pajama time

Zoo Lights

The only picture taken at the zoo.  It was far too cold!

We went to the Hogle Zoo to see the Zoo Lights.  It was so COLD!!!  It was really pretty, but it was far too cold to really enjoy.  We also hadn't had dinner so the boys were all pretty cranky pretty quick into it.  After the zoo we went to the Gateway and ate at the California Pizza Kitchen.  It was a fun experience, but next year we will have to choose a warmer night and have a snack before.

Chandler's Birthday

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Chandler turned 4 on Sunday. He was/is so excited about it. Since Sunday he can run faster, jump higher, clean up, etc. He always says, “Yes, I can do it. I am four years old.” One day he was licking under his lips (something that both of my boys do until their chins are sore) and said, “What the heck am I doing? Four year olds don’t lick their lips. It must be leftover from three.” I had to laugh. Hopefully more of his bad behavior is just “leftover from three” and he will start to be a little angel:)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

What are we thinking?!?

My “baby” turns 4 tomorrow. What are we doing having another one? I am sitting here thinking about what we are getting ourselves into having another one. Yesterday Chandler decided he wanted lunch as I was in the middle of folding laundry, so he fixed himself a sandwich. He can dress himself. He is potty trained. He sleeps through the night. I can go places without a diaper bag or stroller. I don’t have to buckle anyone in the car because they can both do it by themselves. I have 2 very independent boys. In April I will have someone that totally depends on me for EVERYTHING. I am feeling totally overwhelmed by this idea.

And then I think of the tiny hands and feet, the snuggly baby, the sweet new baby smell, first smiles, first steps, first time seeing the new baby, tiny baby noises, a new little one to love and it all seems worth it.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I can't wait!

Tomorrow is the big day. If the baby cooperates, we will know if it is a boy or a girl!!