Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008

I couldn't resist adding a few more pictures from Christmas morning. I captured some really cute pictures of the twins, which rarely happens because of my lame camera (you know the kind that takes the picture a minute TOO late...ya... that kind).

Christmas 2008

Well I thought I would post a few pictures from our Christmas morning... My parents arrived late Christmas eve so they were able to be there for Christmas morning which was really fun. The kids were really excited to see them so we didn't get to bed until after midnight. They did let us sleep until 8 the next morning which was really nice. We actually had to wake up the twins Christmas morning, which in my opinion is a CRIME, but the kids were just too excited. We had a wonderful morning; we ate, played, and ate some more. I think it's really hard to control yourself around such great food!!! All in all it was so fun creating such lasting memories with our children and I can't wait to do it again next year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gingerbread Houses

Today I went to school to help with Jayben's 1st grade class to decorate gingerbread houses (which were really milk cartons). It was a lot of fun and of course I forgot my camera so we had to take the picture at home. None the less, Jayben was pretty proud of his creation!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Reason for the Season

Let us all remember this gift giving season, the real reason why we celebrate. The birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Giving, not getting, brings the true meaning of the Christmas spirit! I'm wishing all my friends and family a wonderful Christmas!

Trip to Salt Lake City

For our last activity for this year, we took the YW to see the Lights on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. We also went to see the movie about Joseph Smith at the Joseph Smith Memorial building and afterwards went to dinner at the Lyon House Pantry. The girls are always such a joy to be around. I feel so blessed to have this calling in the church and have the opportunity to serve with such a great YW presidency. From left to right: Ryanne Slocombe, Me, Liza Allen, and Kristin Wilkerson. It makes serving so easy when your'e amongst friends and neighbors. Not all of the YW are in this photo.

These are the YW from left to right: Kristiann Frisby, Tiffany Smart, Jamie Smart, Chanoa Turpin, the three leaders, Stacey Smith, Kylee Merrill, Ashley Smith, Hannah Patterson, Hillary Caputo, and Abbey Larsen.

This is a cool picture of the Salt Lake Temple, the moon was out last night and the American Flag is in the picture as well, but you can't tell because of my lame camera. :(