Monday, December 29, 2008


We just took Zach to the eye doctor and he doesn't need glasses. YIPEEEEE!!!!!! I am so excited if you can't tell. He has been doing some weird things lately that made us think he might need them and since I was 3 when I first got glasses we thought it was a good idea to check.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Zoo lights

I was tired of being behind, so I am catching up today. So I have 4 new posts for today. I am trying to do better.

We braved the cold last night and went to Zoo lights. You can tell that the zoo went to a lot of work. Each of the kids got some special glasses to view the lights. They turned the lights into snowmen. I think the adults liked them more than the kids. Thanks Ash for putting our activity together.

The kids were a little disappointed they didn’t get to see the animals. This is a red panda and it is one of two animals that we saw. The other was a lynx.

Jazz game

We got to go to a Jazz game Thursday night. One of Aaron’s dealers has season tickets and decided to not use his Thursday, so he offered them to us. It was a good game that kind of fizzled at the end, but the Jazz still one.

Yes, that is right; we were that close, row 15 to be exact.

Jedi training

Zach got to go to a Jedi training birthday. My cousin Ryan really likes Star Wars. The party was great! They had an obstacle course, rocket launching, Yoda says, and a few other games. The kids had so much fun! Thanks for all of your work Jamie.

Our Christmas Tree

This is our lovely tree. It is so tall that Aaron had to pull out the big ladder to finish the lights. And as tradition goes, my two boys put up our star. We decided to not use colored Christmas balls this year and to only use the ornaments that mean something to us. Our tree may be a little bare but we like it. Some day we will have enough meaningful ornaments that will fill a tree.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Festival of Trees

I am trying to catch up and do a better job than I did in October. Tis the season for many activities and this is the last one from November

Every year my family does a tree for The Festival of Trees. If you are not familiar with what the Festival of Trees is, it is an event where families, groups, businesses, or organinzations decorate trees, wreaths and even gingerbread houses to be auctioned off. All of the money is donated to Primary Children's Hospital. It is a wonderful opportunity for my family and we love the time we get to share planning and decorating. This year we chose to do a Chinese New Year tree and our tree was sold on the first night. Now it is time to start thinking about next year's tree.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Annual Tree Hunting

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, my family makes a small journey to go cut down our Christmas Trees. It is one of MY favorite traditions.

Friday, December 5, 2008


I have to kick myself again. I forgot my camera on Thanksgiving so I only have pictures that other people took. But at least I have some of the annual fishing pond at my grandma's. It is what we all look forward to.

Waiting to fish.


The helper fish!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Birthday, Disneyland, and Christmas, OH MY!!!!

That's right! I spent my 30th birthday with my two favorite boys in the "Happiest Place on Earth" during their Christmas celebration. It doesn't get much better than that. We didn't tell Zach where we were going because we wanted to see how long it would take him to realize that his trip to California included Disneyland. This was the reaction we were hoping to get on the first day. Not the case at all. The first day, we asked him where we were and he very matter of factly said "we're going back to Disneyland". No excitement at all. This video was on day two without any prompting.

The parade was so crazy at night. Zach was the only one that got to see anything.

There were so many fun pictures that I couldn't just pick a few. I won't feel bad if you don't want to spend the time watching the whole slide show. Zach's favorite rides were Space Mountain, Star Tours, and Buzz Lightyear. He was big enough to go on almost every ride and was willing to try any of them. He was so brave! It really warms my heart knowing that my child loves the rides as much as Aaron and me. It was SO much fun and none of us wanted to come home, but the money only lasts for so long.