Sunday, December 19, 2010

These kids definitely make the “Nice” and “Stinkin’ cute” lists this year.



Steven’s reaction to getting pictures taken makes him a stinker.



This is Steven’s favorite picture.  He thinks it’s absolutely hilarious.



This princess is adorable


My cute kids :)


Hm…what can I do to make her cry??




Get me outta here!!


The ones that actually got photoshopped

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Saturday we awoke to a lot of beautiful snow!! As soon as we all had breakfast, we all bundled up and headed out! It was definitely perfect packing snow, so we built some fun snowmen with the kids.  Sadly, 24 hours later, the rain has helped melt EVERY last bit of snow. Including both our snowmen.  Sniff.  This may be the only “Christmas Snow” we’ll have this year, so I’m glad we got this much fun out of it!

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Merry Christmas – Salt Lake Style

Hooray for Friday night Date nights! :)  A while back I decided to try and get tickets to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert because one of my friends from high school (also a friend of ours from college) was going to be dancing.  I was excited when I actually got the tickets in the mail! (It didn’t hurt that David Archuleta was going to be in it too, right?)  We set the date, and invited Darrell’s mom and dad to come with us.  One thing we learned: the entire world is in love with David Archuleta.  We heard that we needed to be early to the concert, so we made great time getting downtown, but Darrell’s parents got stuck in miserable traffic for forever.  We made it into the conference center about a half hour before the concert started only to find that there were no seats left!! Turns out that they always overbook these concerts to ensure that every seat will be filled.  In other words, all the planned “no-shows” showed up!!  So we headed across the street and got to watch the concert via broadcast in the Tabernacle.  It was a wonderful concert. We even figured we had better seats there than we would have in the back row of the Conference Center balcony.  We decided to get some pictures of the beauty of Temple Square, and ourselves, of course. :) And a big shout out “thank you!” to my sister for watching the kids!!


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Friday, December 10, 2010

A Week In the Life of Lillie (Video Style)

This has been a big, fun week for Lillie! On Sunday as we were going to church I told Darrell that what I wanted for Christmas was for Lillie to learn how to crawl. I know that once she learns how, I'll not want her to do it anymore, but as for now, the fact that she will just sit on the floor and cry when she wants me, or when Steven is bugging her is really starting to annoy me. Anyway, I guess she heard me, cause Sunday night she started scooting.

This first video was on Tuesday when she was really starting to get a hang of the scooting idea.

The second video is just Lillie laughing with her daddy. Darrell can get her to laugh better than anybody.

And the last video is from this morning. She's making great progress and since she doesn't turn 11 months until Monday - she made it before then!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Just because they’re cute…and for record keeping sake

My sis-in-law sent me a box of clothes that had been mine when i was a baby.  I was especially excited to get this turquoise dress, as I actually have pictures of me in this dress.  So, of course I had to take some pictures of Lillie wearing my dress today.
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Steven felt left out because he didn’t get pictures, so we let him jump in some :)
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And just for comparison sake, here is the only digitalized picture I have of me in the blue/turquoise dress. (I actually have some much better ones in my scrapbook). One big difference, I was six months old, and Lillie is now almost 11 months old :)
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