Sunday, December 14, 2008

Family Picture

Me and my girls

The three most handsome men.
Andrew and his boys

Me and my husband.

The baby. Josh

Miss Azalea

The big brother Caleb

Miss Marysa

Love this picture except someone is sucking his thumb

We are a great looking family. If I do say so.

I was going to wait to post these since they are Christmas presents but they are to cute. Ken Jensen took these pictures. He goes to the same ward I go to. He was very generous and took them as a Christmas present to us.


The Festival of Trees

Andrew came home from work one day and said to me lets take the kids to the Festival of Trees. So later on that week we all got into the van drove to the South town expo. Drove around for a good 15 minutes before we found a parking space.

We walk inside and the first thing Marysa says was WOW. It was amazing. The last time I had been to the Festival of Trees was when I was a teenager. It was spectacular. Their where trees everywhere.

Here are a few of the trees that where there these are some of our favorites

I am not sure if you can tell but it is a BYU U of U tree

This one is made of blown glass

This is one of Andrews favorite. He loves the color purple

This one was a really pretty girly tree.

There were so many trees that we had to take a break half way through and have a snack

After our snack we we finished looking at the trees. When we were done doing that we headed over to the children's section. There you could buy three tickets for a dollar. They had many different booths. Some of the booths where only on ticket. The kids had a lot of fun here. The girls choose to have their nails done. They also had their face painted.

Marysa had a manicure. She chose 2 different colors.

Azalea also had a manicure she chose one color purple of course.

The three older kids also had face painting done.

I am so glad that we went I thought that it would only take like an hour or so to walk through. We where there for three hours and still did not see everything. What amazed me the most was that every penny spent at the festival of trees went to Primary children's Hospital. Every penny. The money we spent to get into the festival of trees. The food we bought. The kids corner. All the people working there were volunteers. Not sure how much was raised this year, but last year over 1.6 million dollars was raised. The trees were breath taking. The whole experience was uplifting, inspirational, humbling and to quote Marysa Wow.
The festival of trees was a wonderful family experience.

Its time to get a new tree when....

Your 8 year old is taller than the Christmas tree.
We went to go and set up our Christmas tree and
realized that Caleb is now a good foot taller than the tree.
So we ran to the store and picked out a new tree.
A 6 1/2 foot tree. I guess this will do of another
5 years until Caleb is once again bigger than the tree.
You never know with this boy because he is only eight
and he is almost as tall as his mom.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Where's Azalea

I woke up from a nap one day and asked Andrew where the kids where. He knew where all the kids where except Azalea. I was a little worried that she had snuck outside. We searched the bedrooms. I told Andrew to look closely because it was about three and she hadn't had a nap so I was thinking that she might have also fallen asleep somewhere.

And that is exactly what she had done. She feel asleep on top of the washer. She must not have been there to long because the washer was still going.