Wednesday, January 21, 2009


We started a new tradtition this year. (Well, I hope it becomes a tradition). On Christmas Eve we decorated this wonderful GINGERBREAD house. Isn't is great!
The girls had a blast. Austin found some fun songs on Youtube that we listened and danced to while we were decorating.

The girls were very proud of the house.

I was not very excited about this. I walked into Layton's room to check on him before I went to bed and found him rolled over. Now he almost automatically rolls to his stomach when I put him in bed. Even during the night when I roll him back over. I guess that he is a stomach sleeper.
It scares me.

This was Christmas day. We got another huge snow/wind storm Christmas Eve night. It snowed and drifted, and so they had to close all the Interstates and Highways. We were planning to go to my parents on Christmas day, but had to postpone a little because of the snow. It actually turned out to be such a wonderful day. No one could go ANYWHERE and so we stayed at home and played games, Austin built a snow tunnel house with the girls, and we watched a little football.
When the roads did open we started on our way, and then wished that we hadn't. The roads were still awful. We saw many people slide off and had to stop and call 911 three times.
We drove 35 almost the whole way home and even that was probably too fast. It took us two and a half hours to drive 60 miles. But then when we did get to Rupert, we had a wonderful weekend. We were the only kids home on both sides of the family and so we got lots of time with our parents. It really was a wonderful Christmas.
I accidently deleted the picture of Austin's parents house after that storm, I will try to add it again. But the snow drifts were about 3 feet. . . in his parents yard!! One of the cars got completely covered in the snow.
It was pretty fun.

DECEMBER 2008 . . . PART I

Right before Christmas we got an awesome snow storm. The kids were out of school already, or they would have been released. We got about 10" of new snow over night. We had already had about 4" so there was like 14-15" of snow. The girls had a blast with all the kids in the neighborhood. Even our dog Howie, who had snow up to his chest, was loving it.

I don't know if you can tell, but that little snowman dude is a canycane with 14" mark on it, and the snow is clear to the top. I had just cleaned the sidewalk about 15 minutes before the picture and it already had another 1/2"

This is my little lovey dovey Kennedy kissing her cousin Kaylee. We went home the weekend before Christmas so that we would be there when my little brother John blessed his little daughter Kaylee Jean. She is such a doll.

Layton looks like a GIANT compared to Kaylee. at 6 weeks she weighed less than Layton did when he was born!!! Not fair.

This is little Riley. He is 10 months old in this picture. I watch him everyday while his Mom works and Dad goes to school. He is such a happy little boy. He had just started standing up next to things, and now, a month later he is into everything! He can almost move faster than me. He is so much fun to have around. I can't wait until Layton is old enough to not get whomped on and play with Riley. I think they will be best of friends.