Monday, December 12, 2011
I absolutely LOVE this time of the year, who doesn't right? It's been so fun this past month. We celebrated Kyle's 10th birthday. He got breakfast in bed which was eggo waffles and bacon. He got cupcakes at school and for dinner we went to Chick-fil-a with Grandma and Grandpa G. He got a movie, clothes, new shoes, etc... We love you Kyle!! That next week Grandma Luck passed away so we were off to Utah. She passed away in her sleep one morning as peaceful as can be. Her funeral was very nice, Chris spoke and I led the music. That afternoon Chris was priviledged to give Keith the Priesthood! He was found worthy by his bishop to receive it and it was a very special moment for all of us to witness. I can't wait when we can all go to the temple together! The next day we were supposed to go to Vernal for the burial but it was snowing and bad weather, so I stayed home with my kids (except Sydney) and some of Jessie's and they just played all day. It was so nice I just watched Hallmark Christmas movies and Christmas shopped online in my pj's all day. You can't get any better than that! For Thanksgiving we went to the Moore's house and the kids played and played while we ate and talked. That night Hayley and I braved it out and went black friday shopping at Walmart. Let's just say that it was the craziest black friday I've been involved in. It was so crowded and I had to fight for my items and the lines were insane. But we were home and in bed by 11:30, I like it so much better that they open at 10pm on thanksgiving night. I decorated for Christmas the following day and I love making the house twinkle and sparkle and seeing the tree go up. My favorite part is putting the ornaments on with the family and each kid talks about the memory of where and who gave it to them. I treasure these moments dearly. It's been a busy december. Keith came to stay with us and help us with things around the house, we have been painting like crazy and we are going to put up more fans. He is always willing to help and I appreciate it. Zach played in a soccer tournament this weekend and on saturday night scored both of the teams goals, I was so proud. Kyle played his first basketball game and scored 8 points, I love to see them all excel. Chloe had he dance recital at Fulton and she danced to the Macarena and Michael Jackson she was so cute and I loved seeing her try her best. Sydney has been all about work and school, she is so busy and I hate having her gone for long periods of time but she enjoys making money! We are busy with our callings Chris is ward mission leader and I'm always busy with the YW. Life is good!! This week we celebrate Zach!!