Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I have been hearing so much that Christmas is so commercial and some complain that Christmas is too stressful and a burden. I just wanted to share with you how grateful I am for the first gift of Christmas, Our Savior. I love this time of year when we can celebrate him. I am grateful that my family has so many opportunities to celebrate him, I thought I would share a few with you.

Our favorite tradition is Temple square. We love the lights, but we also love the Nativities that are set out. We also got to go to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast/concert this year.

We always have family home evening this month that center around the Christ Child. Even though my kids have big Christmas's due to Grandma & Grandpa and a little by us, my kids love to put up or Nativity. Our house is full of Christmas over the fireplace, the kitchen, the tree, the front of the house. Our nativity is small and simple, but beautiful. Rogers Grandmother brought it to us from Jeruselam. Almost everyday I notice that the figures have been moved around by one of the kids.

We also have a Christmas Party with Great Grandma the first sunday of December each year. It sets the tone for our holiday it seems. We always sing corals(it takes about in hour). We sing some holiday favorites like roudolf, but we focus on hymns and primary songs.
I been so blessed with good kids! I am so grateful!
I hope your Holiday is filled with Love and Happiness!

Friday, December 19, 2008

hapPy birtHday!

Happy Birthday to me! How grateful I am today for family and friends! I have received so many calls and birthday wishes today. Even one from Jamacia! My preschoolers did not believe it was my birthday. One little girl said,"No! birthdays are for kids!" I still have presents to wrap...there is not one gift under my tree!...so much for a month of anticipating wrapped gifts! However, most my projects are finished, and my house can get cleaned tomorrow, so I spent the day reading, and went out to dinner with my family. It was a great day! I am just waiting to feel grown up. I feel wider, but not much older? My son will be 15 in two months, I should feel wise and mature, right?
I am grateful for the past year, and look forward to another. I just hope I can be more patient and more diligent with my diet!:)
Here is a cute picture of Rylee playing a fun game, it made me late to take the picture, but I am glad I did!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

MerRy ChriStmAs!

I just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It seems that time is getting away from me. I am done with my shopping, but I haven't even started my projects (christmas cards included)! I love working on Christmas projects in December, and not November though. Thank you all for sharing your blogs with me, I am enjoying be a blogger! I love all your blogs and keeping in touch! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and all your projects get done and your family is well.

haPpy HoliDayS!