Tuesday, December 23, 2008

krafty keri

okay so i got a little crafty this year for Christmas. i made these cute mod podge letters for ALL of my nieces.
they turned out really cute. these of course are not all that i did.
i did 8 names in all; makena, madison, charlie, hali, shantel, sam, sav, and princess!!!
(cindy these pics are for you)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

kenadee's holiday message 2008

Twas the weeks before Christmas & all through our home,
we are enjoying the season & writing our poem.
Our home is ready with mistletoe and holly,
santa will be coming with toys so jolly.
What fun we had in the year 2008,
we drove to California; Disneyland was great.
We saw mickey & minnie; princesses too,
then down to San Diego to see shamu.
In heaven now is where Grandma ‘C’ lives
along with Jesus in my heart she is.
Grandmas love & smiles we will always remember,
she’s our angel watching over us, we really do miss her.
was my birthday & right before my eyes
Cinderella was there; what a big surprise.
I’m 4 years old now & I started preschool
I am learning a lot, it’s really fun & cool.
To Moab again we went in dad’s jeep
we crawled up the rocks, they were really steep.
Daddy still works safe at Nucor Utah;
Mommy styles hair at the Kutting Edge Salon & Spa.
We are very thankful for our health & happiness.
with our family and friends we feel so blessed.
Let us remember the meaning of Christmas,
the birth of Jesus & the love he has for us.
Mom and Dad send their love & a holiday of good cheer,
our prayer for you is a blessed new year.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

quote of the week by cindy

my friend cindy posted this and i hope she won't mind that i copied it to my blog...i loved it so much and i wanted to share it with all my 'blog' friends

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."
~Calvin Coolidge

I was trying to find a good Christmas quote for this week and stumbled upon this one. I loved it. And it is so true. Why is it that every Christmas, we are more generous, more kind, more patient? At least it seems that way sometimes during this oh-so-over-commercialized thing that warrants a "Happy Holidays" on every retail store sign rather than "Merry Christmas." I believe this. As we celebrate the birth of Christ during this season, it is only appropriate, and best, to celebrate His life all year. He certainly isn't just available to us during the Christmas season, and we should show our love and gratitude to Him for His life and sacrifice throughout the entire year. That truly is the real spirit of Christmas. To remember that this season is not really about lights and trees, packages and bows, or chocolates and fruit cake. It's about remembering He who lived and died so that we can have eternal life. And how should we thank Him? By keeping the Christmas spirit all year long. So, in January, when the tree is gone, the toys are broken or lost, the Christmas music has been shelved for another year, remember the season. Remember how you were extra nice to that waitress or the cashier at the toy store. Remember all the donations you gave to those in need. Remember all the time you spent with loved ones. And keep the spirit alive.

don't you love it too??!! thanks again cindy!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

getting to know us...CHRISTMAS STYLE

okay, so my friend cindy had this on her blog and i LOVE doing these things...it is fun to get to know more about your friends. enjoy!!! hope you do this too!!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? wrapping paper for sure...it is much more fun
2. Real Tree or Artificial? two artificial...one upstairs and one downstairs.
3. When do you put up the tree? after thanksgiving.
4. When do you take the tree down? usually after Christmas and before new years.
5. Do you like eggnog? hmmmmm...yeah i do...a little, if i add a little rum!!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? (showing my age here) atari and a small b/w tv. also an andy gibb poster i got to color. (if you don't know andy gibb i am much much older than YOU). i also got skiis one year, hated every minute of it. i always got a doll too.
7. Hardest person to buy for? my husband...i'm not sure why, but he is pretty tough
8. Easiest person to buy for? kenadee...she wants everything. she keeps asking for a guitar but she already has one from last christmas. but now it looks as though she is getting a hannah montana one. (hey...it is the one thing she keeps saying!)
9. Do you have a nativity scene? i have had many but my favorite and the only one i have now is my willow tree nativity. it is simple and beautiful.
10. Mail or e mail Christmas cards? mail!!!! i love sending them as much as i love recieving them. i have made my Christmas card for the last 2 years. thanks jamie and amy.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? i can't think of a bad one, but my grandma 'c' would always give me very strange gifts, from finger hut. (if you don' know finger hut, remember ?? #6)
12. Favorite Christmas movie? no hesitation here...its a wonderful life
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? usually before thanksgiving, i'm not one to get it done early. but this year is going do be very simple. Christmas is about Jesus...not about $$ and gifts right??
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? i don't think so.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? chocolates, fudge, homemade treats. not fruitcake!!!
16. Lights on the tree? what is a Christmas tree without thousands of lights??
17. Favorite Christmas song? this is tough...i love 'santa baby' (eartha kitt version!). i also love 'sleigh ride' it is so happy and fun. but i also love the classics; 'silent night', 'its the most wonderful time of the year'. mikes favorite is 'little drummer boy'. kenadees is 'frosty' and 'rudoplph'
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? travel far? no. just in the valley to grandma and grandpas house.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? yes!!! (cindy you left out prancer and vixen!! :)) Dasher, Dancer, Prancer,Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and don't forget Rudolph!!!!
20. Angel on the tree top, or star? a star!! on both trees
21. Open presents Christmas eve or morning? Christmas eve we always open pj's. family presents are open in the morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? the chaos and craziness. we forget about the true meaning of Christmas. its not all about gifts and santa.
23. Christmas traditions? we have alot!! every year i take kenadee's picture and put it in a frame (i have 5 now!) i always read a Christmas story from the bible on Christmas eve. we only have 3 presents under the tree for each of us. 3 gifts was great for Jesus right??!!
24. Favorite food for Christmas dinner? (and traditions) Christmas eve brunch (at jim & sues) quiche... yummy. Christmas eve dinner (betty's tradition, at my house this year) oyster stew (not my favorite) and i always make another a yummy soup. Christmas day at my mom's lots of dips, chips, salads, sweets and french dip or turkey sandwiches!!!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? hmmmmm. i have all i want or need. my family. i would love to just enjoy this great season!!!

i guess i just got tagged for this one...i am tagging kristen, deena, alison, shae and cassie

Thursday, December 4, 2008

first snow

what a surprise to wake up to some snow on the ground this morning. of course kenadee wanted to get her 'snow clothes, snow gloves, snow hat and snow boots' on and go play in the snow!! how can you say no to a cute little 4 year old who just wants to go play!!! so we did and it was fun.

mom, dad and kenadee had a little snow ball fight and built a snowman. (it is probably melted by now). i asked kenadee what her snowmans name was and she said its name was kenadee too!!!

well friends, i hope you had a little fun in the snow like we did. there is nothing better than spending time with your family!!