Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

This is Talvyn immediately after he ripped off a big piece of wrapping paper and told us that he just had to use it to write a thank you note right away. (He even looked at us and said, "Wow I wonder why I got so many things--maybe I've been really good this year.") This is Daxtyn in the Tinkertoys bucket just being too cute.

The boys sitting in front of their stuff and Daxtyn playing in his new inflatable play area.

The room before the opening of presents.

This year consisted of a Christmas Eve of eating nachos and drinking syrup flavor drinks. We watched "The Nativity" after reading the Christmas story. Then we went to bed and got up around 8:30 to open presents. We then had a dinner with ham, potatoes and gravy, jello salad, green salad, relish tray, rolls, and punch. My family was all here except for DeAnna's family that stayed in Utah and Deny's family who are patiently awaiting a little bundle of joy any minute. It was a good Christmas filled with cousins playing, eating food and candies, and puzzle putting together.

The Garage That Grandpa Built

Our garage has been a work in progress. Who ever thinks about the garage as anything much, but I has a vision of putting shelves in it for food storage purposes and for baby storage. Trevor and his brother, Wrangler insulated the walls. Then they sheet rocked it. My wonderful father then taped and textured it with some help from a friend, and then he hung ceiling racks for my 18 gallon totes. (The racks hold 18 totes and they are already full). My dad also has worked hard this November and December on building shelves for my garage. He went so far as to caulk and paint them. It has been so nice to have a place to put things and to have room to do crafts. We have even had family dinners out in the garage (it is the only room big enough to fit everyone).

All done, along with lights and trees for some added Christmas cheer from my boys.

First Snow

We had our first snow a few weeks ago. It was so fun to watch the boys play in it. It was Daxtyn's first experience with it and he loved it. The only thing he hated was being bundled up. He would have been happier without the coat and snowsuit.

My Superhero

Trevor had to dress up as a superhero for school a few weeks ago. Of course, Green Lantern was an easy choice. His favorite superhero.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Talvyn complained of his wrist hurting while he was in the bath tub yesterday.

I asked what was wrong and if he had hurt it.

His answer, " I am probably just growing or I have lego-itis."

Lego-itis= the pain one develops from playing with legos for an extended amount of time.