Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Breakfast with Santa

Our only current believer. Jeremiah has taken to wandering around the house in a Santa cap shouting Ho Ho Ho, Merry Chrifmas!
There you have it... breakfast and Santa. Breakfast consisted of chocolate donuts and Sunny D. Oh and candy canes.
You can bet there was a significant sugar crash shortly thereafter.

Bennett and Audrey found this wonderful Christmas classic and enjoyed it thoroughly while I watched with delight.

We attended this ward tradition last Saturday at a ward member's home. The kids had a great time and we got to meet some more people in the neighborhood, aka, our ward. It's so fun to live in Utah - we're adjusting!

At our ward party that night we got to go to an outdoor amphitheater 10 minutes up the road to see a live reenactment of the Christmas Story. It was beautifully done in an amazing setting up against the red rocks. I love this season with so many chances to make memories with my family!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

love that fall leaf crunch

Packing - check, moving - check, unpacking, hosting family, Thanksgiving - check.

Now for time to enjoy our new home (almost twice the space!) and regain some sort of order to life. The move did go smoothly, although it's never a walk in the park. My sister, Lisa, came and cracked the whip to get us packed in Cottonwood, then left with her four and two of mine 5 days before the move. My mom flew in the next day and helped with all the final touches... huge understatement. We had lots of help from ward members and  other friends and felt truly sad to leave our home in Arizona.

We were very relieved to finally see our house here in Saint George since Lisa had done only a 10 minute walk through and we had handed over a fair bit o money and signed the lease, sight unseen. It's a great place for us with a nice big yard and super friendly neighborhood. Did I mention it's half a mile from Lisa's new house? Yay!

The tree which was green and leafy when we moved in a few weeks ago, decided to lose just about all its leaves two nights ago. The kids have loved playing in the mounds of leaves, although I'm trying to encourage them to put them in big black bags. Here's a few moments we captured. 

You may notice Mo in the picture with me. He's my parent's cute little fluffy dog that we're borrowing for a few months till my mom comes back to help when the babies are born in May! The kids love having a pet again.