Monday, January 03, 2011

Back to Blogging

I felt a little sick to my stomach when I logged into my Blogger account and saw that my last post was December 4th!!  My apologies.  I'm back with a New Years Resolution to blog at least 4 times a week. My dad and sister were in town for the past two weeks, there were six excited children running  around (+ one crawling), and finding time to blog was a little difficult.  I am still alive.  Here is a review of the past month or so:

December 5
Daddy baking cookies before the First Presidency Devotional.

December 6
Sarah playing with a tree skirt.

December 7 
George's first Christmas. (7 months old)

December 11 
 Wendy working on her homemade present for Bradley. 
(Another post will be devoted to the homemade gifts.)

I finally bought some plastic hooks to hang the stockings by the chimney with care.  
I got that Merry Christmas sign on Target clearance last year after Christmas.  There was no price tag on it and the cashier asked me how much I wanted to pay for it.  I said, "One dollar." So she gave it to me for $1.  What a bargain!

December 13
We tagged along with Daddy on a business trip to Virginia where there was snow!  It was very exciting. 

December 14
We stayed at a Residence Inn where our room had a full kitchen.  Our first day there we baked gingerbread snowmen.  I was very excited to have a room with a fireplace because our fireplace at home isn't hooked up to the propane tank.  Unfortunately when we used the hotel fireplace it made the room 80 degrees and we had to turn on the AC.

December 15
I addressed my Christmas cards and mailed them.

 December 16
We baked some Pillsbury Funfetti sugar cookies and frosted them. 

We played in the snow without boots or gloves.

December  17
More playing in the snow.  Jason refused to wear his jacket and cried the entire time because he was cold.

David and I attended his company Christmas party.  Daddy crashed with George when we got back to the hotel.  Shhh.  Don't tell my husband I posted this picture.

December 18
 We drove home on Saturday and my dad and sister had already arrived at our house.  We put the kids to bed and I found Jason like this when I checked on them before putting myself to bed.

December 20
Family Home Evening Family Photo with my dad and sister.  

December 21 
Baking cookies.

Cutting cookies.

Visiting Santa at the Festival of Lights.

December 22 
More baking cookies.

More to come......  

Thanks for sticking with me and forgiving me for not blogging for almost and entire month!  


  1. I found the more that is going on the harder it is to blog. I enjoyed the December recap.

  2. Forgiven, glad to see you back!

  3. i love your blog! so fun! xo Erin

  4. Thanks, ladies! Erin, have, we met? I know a few Erins and I was wondering which one you might be :)