Dec 15, 2014

12 Days of Christmas

The twelve days of Christmas is already upon us.  I was thinking it would be fun to do something for each day, but I had no plans and no ideas.  Later that same day the mail lady delivered a package from Aunt Marianne with.. 12 days of Christmas activities!!  It was so unexpected, exciting, and special.  Ridge and I have enjoyed looking forward to our craft each night as we count down to Christmas.  Thank you Aunt Marianne..

Dec 13, 2014


I didn't want to give Lillian food until six months old or atleast until she could feed herself, but the last few days she's wanting to eat all the time.  So Ridge and I had fun letting her sample a few foods, she had a nibble of a graham cracker, and actually ate a bit of a banana.  I might have to start her on solids earlier then planned.


DIY fun..

I've been really enjoying being home with the kids during the holidays and not at work all day and I've had more time for CRAFTS!! :)

Everything I made was with supplies I already had or found around the property.  The live garlin was something I wanted to do for a long time, but there will only be twigs left by Christmas, it's raining needles on my counters.. ha..
(i did not make the star, but it its on my list for next year to try)

Ward Christmas Party

Our ward Christmas party was really fun, the theme was "Polar Express", Ridge had no idea what the polar express was or even a ginger breat house but he enjoyed the party!  We had our own ginger bread train where we sat and had fun eating and putting candy on it, then there was a kid craft, story reading, and of course Santa.

 There was a North Pole hot chocolate bar that was yummy.

 He told Santa that he wanted How to train your dragon the second one, then he looked around and said "and.. a pick axe, hehe"..

 The next morning he took one big bite and spit it out, stale graham crackers are nasty.  So he had fun destroying it..

Very Thankful

This Thanksgiving I was thinking about what I'm most thankful for and I am so grateful to be home.. Lillian is already over four months old which means I would have gone back to work a few weeks ago.  I liked my job but I love being a Mommy more.  I am so happy to be with them each day and to be able to raise them in my home.  Ridge said today "Mommy I like being home with you, the other days when you had to go to work I didn't get to see you much."  
This holiday season has been extra special and extra fun..

Dec 10, 2014