Sunday, December 2, 2007

Old Turkey!



So yeah, i'm playing catch up with some pics. we had a great Thanksgiving with Brandon's parents and the Fairbanks family, all of which we love. Brielle especially love Talmage!!! He's slightly older than her but it's all innocent. They almost look related. We had great food and the day went well and it just flew by.





Now there's only 22 days till Christmas. It's nuts! It's finally cold here in LV. It's like 34 at night and 50-65 in the daytime. I love carrying Aria around in my slings with a little Beanie on her head(pics of that later). I love getting sweaters out and scarves and things of that sort. I love the smell of wood burning stoves and cinnamon spices too. I am going to craft and bake all week and finish my shopping and projects and just have fun. My goal is to be done by the end of the week with ALL gifts and things for everyone. Let's see if i can do it. Well, in choir were singing the song Somewhere in My Memory, and i love the lines...Precious Moments, Special people, happy faces i can see. Living in my memory, all of the music, all of the magic , all of the family , home here with me. That's what Christmastime is all about! Brielle is getting the santa stuff and is understand the Baby Jesus story and whe you ask her what is Santa going to bring her she says(of course) Toys! I asked her what kind os toys? and she replies with her hands brought to her chest"Bring Bee-L toys!" That's how she says her name. It's stinkin' cute. She loves the chocolate advent calendar and she calls Chocolate- CLOCKLIT! She likes to move her princess rocking chair over to the counter to get treats and when i move them she gets upset but gets over it fast. I'm glad she recently got to put up a tree with Gma Betty b/c i don't know if we will do that at my mom's or if she's already got it done. Well, if you read this let me know some traditions your family does for the holidays. The only ones i have so far is making a gingerbread house, getting an new ornament every year and the gift opening and Christmas story on the eve. We also try to buy presents for a family every year. we did it last year and it was so awesome. Loves to you all!

7 comments:

AHEM said...

look at little aria! she is getting so big and she looks so much like a hellyar! hope you have so much fun in fallon.

Cristi said...

Okay sista you should check out the FHE Blog about doing a scripture and a song/activity for each day on the Christmas Countdown Chain. We're doing it this year and it includes things like making gingerbread houses, ornaments, and giving gifts to other people on different days. It looks pretty cool and I hope we can keep it up each day. Pete is already so excited to take a link off each day.

Another tradition I'd like to start is to visit a live nativity or similar display in our area (there are MANY in these parts).

I also have to share these ideas that made me giggle from a gal in my ward here. Her family has a Christmas Elf named "Jingles" who watches to see if you've been naughty or nice and then leaves pj's for you under your pillow. Their family also used to set booby-traps for the kids so they couldn't get to the presents before Christmas morning.

Taylor Tree said...

i love that pic with the two holding hands!!! so cute.
no real tradtions yet, but i hope to start. we get an ornament every year too.

CaTina said...

I will be in Fallon the 21-30, will you be? I'd love to see you!

Johnstons said...

I'm so glad you found me! What cute lil girls you have. Sounds like you are going to have a fun week. If you get all your christmas gifts done...you are my hero. I had plans to have mine done before Thanksgiving...yeah right!

CaTina said...

I am most definetly in! heres my reg email, bailey_3350@hotmail.com

Johnson Family said...

Your kids are so cute! Thanks for stoping by on Wednesday, I took the day off to do some interviews. Hopefully I can see you soon.