Bobi and Rich gave Mike and I tickets to see 'Wicked' for Christmas. We went to the show on Friday night and absolutely loved it. We sat in the 8th row fron the stage! We enjoyed an amazing dinner at BOA before the show. Truffle "Nacho's" , Caesar Salad(made table side), Garlic mashed potatoes, bamboo steamed vegetables, Filet Mignon and homemade cookies and ice cream for desert. Oh, and the fresh french rolls were the best! We really loved the food and had a great night out.


Santa found our house on Christmas Eve, and the kids were very happy Christmas morning. Julia was content just trying to eat the wrapping paper! She wasn't really sure what was going on but she was spoiled with some fun new toys. Ethan and Hyrum are trying out their new chairs. They yelled "massage chairs" when they saw them, and were a little disapointed when we told them they weren't massage chairs! Funny boys. They got star wars toys and lots of things with wheels, of course.
Mike got me a scooba(the round robot that sweeps and mops). He is a smart man! I got him a handheld GPS and he and the boys have already been on a few "treasure hunts". We had a really great Christmas and hope you all did too.


WINTER BREAK (aka torture for MOM)

Well, thank goodness for video games. Ethan has been out of school for 2 days and I am having a hard time keeping him happy. He has to be busy all the time or he ends up in a bad mood. Every morning he asks: What are we doing today? Are he going somewhere? Are some friends coming to play? When will Dad be home? The answer to that is Christmas Day. Mike is on a 4 day shift right now.Ugh! I hope we make it to Christmas. Then we have to keep Ethan happy for another 2 1/2 weeks until he is back in school. Wish me luck!!! Miss Julia has an ear infection and a cold. You wouldn't know it by her sweet smile though. We saw the Dr. on Tuesday and she is 14 pounds and 26 1/4 inches long. Way to grow little bug!
Hyrum's pre-school party left me over-stimulated and grouchy. 20 kids, plus parents doing crafts, eating and waiting for Santa. I was so glad that Hyrum was the 5th in line to see Santa so we could get home! I'm burned out and ready for all the parties, planning, and pressure to be over.

This is at the ward Christmas party. Julia wasn't very happy to see santa. The boy's gave him a few requests for toy's . I hope he can make them in time! Merry Christmas everyone!


All I want For Christmas Is My 2 Front Teeth!!

Well, Julia is getting her Christmas wish early! 2 day's ago I found that her 2 bottom teeth had broken through. It's about time - She is 8 months old already. Here she is enjoying her first candy cane. Yummy!!!

A Visit From Grandma

My grandma Linda was able to come for a short visit last week. The kids loved having her here and all the exta attention they got was wonderful. I liked having someone to visit with while Mike was at work. We don't get to see her nearly enough because she is in Washington. Thank you Grandma for the nice visit during the Holiday Season!


January Concert!

Mike and I were able to get tickets for Garth Brooks' charity concert this January. Since he is retired this is really an exciting opportunity and we are looking forward to it. He is playing 5 concerts and they sold out in 59 minutes! We will think about all of you that aren't going while we are there having a great time!