Sunday, December 28, 2008

A White Christmas

Not only was it Mique's first Christmas, but she also got a white Christmas. We only took her outside for a minute, but I had to take her out in the snow for her first time.
Asher loved to walk around in it and giggled about it, but that was about the extent of his play. He did help with the snowman as best as he could.

It was Jamison's first snow angel. At first she did not know what to think of being thrown down in the snow, but she caught on quickly and loved making an angel.

Caleb loved the idea of a snowball fight until he got hit in the face the first time. Thank goodness it did not keep him from launching more snowballs.

The snowball fight with the kids turned into more of a snowball fight between me and Grant. It was so much fun playing like a kid again. I do not love driving on the snow, but I sure love playing in it...especially with my family!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Jingle Bells

I love it when little kids sing, especially my little kids. I used to have Asher sing I am a child of God all the time because I thought it was so cute. The newest is Jingle Bells, and I just had to share. My sweet little Asher Boy and his sweet little singing voice.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Things I do not want to forget about my kids

As I was getting Miquelyn down for a nap I was thinking about a few things and wanted to write them down so I do not forget.

Jamison: I never want to forget how cute it is when she asks me very sincerely and so sweet, "So mamma, what did you do today while I was at school?" It makes me feel like we have a friendship and just like I want to know what she did at school, she want to know what I did at home. She is my sweet little peanut!

Caleb: Yesterday I was reading him his Christmas card from his teacher and at the end of it she wrote: Love Ms Michelle. He immediately said, "I do love Ms Michelle." This kid is such a lover and so sincere. He is a tender soul and I love that about him.

Asher: Even when he is trouble he says, "I need you Mamma." It melts my heart. He was supposed to be taking a nap today and I had to go in and put him back in bed. He said, "I want you to seep with me Mamma." So I laid in bed with him and wrapped my body around his chubby little one. It did not take long for him to give up. The sound of his voice saying, "I lub you mamma" melts my heart.

Miquelyn: She is a busy little body and never stops moving. When she is not happy or does not want to go to sleep she stiffens right up. Today I wrapped her in a blanket and decided to lay down with her to get her to sleep even though I had a million things to do. She was not looking to tired, but seconds after we laid down she relaxed and not long after dosed off. I am so glad I stepped away from my chaos, shut off my mind and just enjoyed the feeling of my baby snuggled up close and kissing her sweet head. Those are feelings I never want to forget.

It is impossible to write how much I love these little Munchkins, but I hope they always feel it and know it!

8 things

I got tagged and actually like doing this, mainly because I like to learn about other people, and think a little more about myself. Here is goes:

8 tv shows I enjoy watching:
1. THE OFFICE (my all time favorite!)
2. The Mentalist
3. CSI New York
4. Numbers
5. Survivor Man
6. Whale Wars
7. America's Next Top Model
8. Project Runway

8 things that happened yesterday :
1. I made Caramel corn (and ate a lot of it too)
2. For FHE we delivered goodies to friends
3. I went to Walmart in my pjs
4. I forgot treats for Caleb's school party, but managed to round them up
5. I read a letter from Johnathon..happy day!
6. I got all the beds made
7. I changed innumerable diapers
8. I kissed my husband as much as I could

8 things I am looking forward to:
1. Christmas time meals...mmmm cannot wait
2. Watching my family open their presents
3. A day to sleep in (wishful thinking I know)
4. Christmas break and having Jamison home with us again for a couple weeks
5. The half marathon, mostly running it with Grant
6. The body I will have when I lose the weight
7. Talking to JD on the phone
8. Being together as a family for a whole day without any pressing business

8 things I love about winter:
1. Fires in the fireplace
2. hot chocolate
3. Christmas
4. a change in wardrobe
5. snuggling up under blankets
6. The peace outside when it has snowed
7. Soups!
8. Summer is just around the bend!

8 things on my wish list:
1. That my kids will all outlive me
2. That Grant and I will grow old together
3. That I will feel like I find my mind and sanity
4. That my kids will always know how much I love them
5. That my kids will always feel comfortable talking to me
6. That the economy would balance out
7. That I could make my Heavenly Father proud
8. That people around me would know how insanely happy I am!

8 people I tag:
1. Sue
2. Amy
3. Kimberly
4. Ashley
5. Britney
6. Rachel
7. Janae
8. Holly

Have fun and I will await your responses!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Name and a Blessing

On November 30th Grant Blessed Miquelyn. It was one of those experiences I look forward to for so long, and before I know it, it is already gone in a blink of an eye. Asher was kind of throwing a fit, but I still managed to write down some things with which she was blessed. The problem is now I cannot find the paper...go figure. If I ever find it (or my mind, has anyone seen it lately, because I have not in quite a awhile) I will post what was said. A few of the things I remember are that he blessed her to know what a joy she has been to our family and that she has brought so many smiles to our family. He blessed her that her organs would function properly and that she would be healthy. He blessed her to be a profitable servant of the Lord and an awareness of the importance of the gospel in her life. I wish I could remember more details, but this will have to do for now. Miquelyn, your smiles are unmatched and they truly bring innumerable smiles to our home. I love you little peanut butter and am glad you are with us now!