Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas FUN

I have been having as much fun as my four year old. (if not more) The day it snowed a ton we stayed inside and made gingerbread houses out of gram crackers. It was going well until the roof caved in. Instead of fixing it we turned it into a railroad car.

If you couldn't tell our marshmallows are snowmen.

Rhett took Ruston outside to build a snowman but the snow was too soft so they had a snow fight instead. They couldn't even pack snowballs.

To everyone who sent us a Christmas card thank you. To all of our friends and family that didn't receive one from us please don't feel bad we didn't get around to making one this year. But if we did we definitely would have sent you one! It might have even looked something like these pictures we took Saturday.

We wish all of you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We just enjoyed the annual ALDER SUPER SATURDAY. Thanks Mom & Dad it was really fun. I love my family so much and it is always fun and crazy when we get together.

I just want to let everyone know how much we love and appreciate them. This past year has been rather challenging to say the least. I became very emotional today as I thought about how blessed we are, and how many things are going right for us. I cried all through Relief Society today as I thought about the real meaning of Christmas and the birth of our Savior. I could not help but feel of his love for me and my family. I hope that all of you take the time to feel the spirit of Christ as you celebrate this Christmas Season. An overwhelming feeling of peace, love and gratitude came over me and touched my heart in a way that I will never forget. I am so thankful for my wonderful husband and family. Thank you Mom and Dad for all the fun Christmas memories you provided us growing up.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ruston wanted to make sugar cookies for Christmas time. He was so excited to be my helper, but when he turned the mixer on powder sugar went everywhere. While I was getting the camera he was busy licking all of it up as fast as he could. It was really funny then Annie wanted in on the mess and it was time for me to step in and clean it up before it got tracked all over the house.
Last night for FHE we took the kids to the ZOO lights. It was cold but we dressed warm enough to have a great time with no Whining. Ruston liked the alligators and snakes the most. Annie got to watch a monkey jump to a branch right in front of her face it was pretty exciting.

Sorry these pictures are so bad I couldn't get the night setting on before my batteries died.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I love Christmas Time!

I have truly been enjoying this holiday season. It has been so much fun to experience with my children. Ruston is so excited about everything. I love watching his face light up and his eyes sparkle when we talk about Christmas. We set up a tree and I let Ruston decorate it and I didn't even move the decorations he put on even though they are all in one spot almost tipping our little tree over. Next we set up a little Christmas tree with a train around it on the ping pong table so the kids can play with it all season. It has been a hit!

Annie loves her Daddy anytime he is around she wants him to hold her. Which I love because then I can work on my stuff without her on my lap.
I went to the doctor for my four month check up and everything is great, my next appointment I will find out what we are having my guess is a boy but we will see.