Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Tree

Growing up, we always got our Christmas Tree the day after Thanksgiving and we always cut it down.  This year we did just that even if it was raining a little bit.  Actually the rain made it so it wasn't crowded at all so their was no line to see Santa which was a plus for Max.

The girls took the kids on a little hay ride which the kids of course loved.

After we got our Christmas tree, we went inside their little shop to warm up by the fire, eat some cookies and of course see Santa.  Max went right up to Santa and told him that he wanted trucks for Christmas.  Chloe was the complete opposite of what Max didn.  She did not want anything to do with Santa.  All she wanted to do was eat her sprinkle christmas tree cookie.  After we warmed up, we went out to lunch and got hamburgers, french fires and milk shakes.  All in all, we had a great time .
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Family Pictures

We are so bad about taking family pictures.  I don't know why we never take them, but we do.  So I decided this had to change once Lyla was born.  I decided to purchase a groupon for a photo shoot at Sears.  I knew that it wasn't going to be my dream for family pictures, but it was cheap and it's a start.  They took a lot of pictures of us, but we could only get one picture on a Cd and it was the picture of the kids.  But the groupon also included a couple 8X10 and 11X14 so now I have family pictures to family hang in my house.  I forget how much kids change over the years, so my goal for next year is to be better about capturing those changes.

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This year for Thanksgiving, we actually decided to stay home.  Last year we traveled over Thanksgiving and I hated it.  It is so crowded and stressful traveling over Thanksgiving.  I actually think traveling over Thanksgiving is worst than traveling over Christmas.We first started the day over at my dad's house where the kids played and did some art projects.  Then we went over to Heidi and Eirik's house for the big Thanksgiving dinner.  It was a lot of fun and we had very good food.  The kids of course had a lot of fun playing with Skye and all of his toys.

This Thanksgiving I had a lot to be thankful for.  I am so thankful for my wonderful family.  I have the best husband that anyone could ask for.  He does so much for me and our family.  I am so thankful for my kids.  I am so blessed to be their mother.  I am so thankful that everthing went well with Lyla's birth and she is healthy.  I am so thankful for the gospel.  I would not be the person I am today if it wasn't for the gospel.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving because I know I did.
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