Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Miss Maddie!

Maddie had a fun birthday. We didnt do a friend party, but me and her had mommy and daughter time all day. I completely dedicated all my time to her on her special day January 13.We started the day with her favorite special breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes and bacon.Then we went to Claires and got her earspierced.She has been so excited to get her earspierced.Pretty much all she has talked about for a couple of months,more and more as the time got close.=)Then we did some shopping,spent way too much.But since she is my only girl I think its fine.=)
Then we went to Madelines Resteraunt here in South Jordan.This is the second year in a row we have gone on her birthday.This might be a fun tradition.She loves it because ofcourse its her same name, only spelled a little different.We then came home and watched some movies together and cuddled.Needless to say she thought it was the best birthday ever! Happy 7th Birthday my Beautiful girl!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I think we had one of our best Christmas/New Years yet! We were able to finacially help a couple of families in our immediate family this year and it felt so wonderful!I hope we will be able to do that again.It was the best feeling and really good for the kids to learn about the gift of giving.
James's whole family came up for the holidays and we had such a wonderful time with them even through the freezing temperatures.We had 3 families staying with us. I was a little concerned it might get to crazy,but everyone helped with cleaning and cooking and it turned out to be one of the best times ever spent with them. We went on the Trax and went to Temple square and saw the Beautiful temple lights,we went sledding a few times,movies,shopping,went to Classic skating and The Mayan. Even had an Adult night out and went to one of our favorite restaurants, The Trio Cafe and then to a movie with the help of Caston and my 2 nieces Lizzy and Victoria watching the younger kids.
The kids had alot of fun with their cousins and aunts and uncles playing in the snow building forts and going in the jucuzzi.They were so funny,they would run to the jucuzzi outside in the snow,barefeet mind you, get in the jucuzzi, then get out of the jucuzzi jump on the snow filled trampoline then run around the back yard and jump right back in the jucuzzi. It was one of the funniest things youve seen,seeing them laughing the whole time.What it would feel like to be a kid again!
So fun! I am so grateful for these wonderful memories that were created this holiday season and for all that we have. I am truely blessed and truely grateful.