Sunday, December 30, 2007

ASU vs. Texas Longhorns in San Diego, CA

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A few days after Christmas Justin and I went on a little trip to San Diego, CA for some fun with friends! We went with the Drigg's (Cory & Summer) and the Winsor's (Jason & Kate). The entire purpose of the trip was first, to get some greatly needed Justin-Kari time and second, to see ASU play in the Holiday Bowl. Even though ASU was creamed by the Texas Longhorns, we had fun nonetheless. And, I'm still PROUD to be an ASU alumni! GO DEVILS!

The day after we went to the Bodies exhibit (sorry, they didn't permit pictures inside!) & the San Diego Temple. Funny story: Cory had bought all the girls fake tatoos of Sparky, ASU's mascot to wear on our faces at the ASU game the day before. You can see us gals with it on our faces in the slide show above. Well, the other girls rubbed theirs off that day and I ended up leaving mine on my face. (I have sensitive skin, what can I say?) Well, when we went to the temple, we took lots of pictures....and I still had the devil on my face when I went to the Temple! Ahh! Needless to say, I felt a little sheepish, but it makes for a good story!

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P.S. Please, no comments about how HUGE I am! Summer and I are due the same day and I am an elephant compared to her! :) Oh well, it's all for a good cause!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Down Syndrome Christmas Party

On December 1st, we attended the Down Syndrome Network Christmas party. It was so much fun. They had a petting zoo, Santa, lots of food and great entertainment for the kids. This is one of 2 support groups we belong to for Down syndrome. They always do such a great job and create really fun activities for the kiddos.

The boys loved the petting zoo. We got there a little late so they couldn't stay too long but Caleb just adores cows so he was really excited to see a live one! Gunner was just in heaven with all the animals. He kept trying to catch a little guinea pig. It was really funny. I'm sad I didn't get a picture of that!

There was also a performing teen group called "Light" that did lots of songs from Hairspray. We had front row seats (thanks to Ale Ray!) so the boys really enjoyed the music. In fact, Caleb enjoyed it a little too much. During one of the musical numbers, Caleb decided he needed to go on stage and dance right along with the performers. I would have taken a picture, but I was a little preoccupied with getting him off the stage and back in his seat!

They also had the opportunity to see Santa. Caleb always loves seeing Santa and is fascinated with his white hair and beard. This seems to happen every year. I can never get a picture of Caleb looking at me...his attention is always on Santa! The only reason Gunner got this close to Santa was that he saw that he was giving out candy canes. He got as close to him as he could and then reached out, grabbed the candy cane, said "tanks" and ran away! I couldn't say I blame him, this particular Santa was buried in hair! Quite the sight!

Overall, the boys had the best time! Even after the show the dancers grabbed the kids out of the audience and started dancing and singing with them. Of course, Caleb loved going on the stage and showing off his dance moves!

The most WONDERFUL time of year!

Okay, I know I'm posting all this after Christmas, but one of my friends asked a while back to see Christmas decor. So I took a few pictures of what I did this year. I don't consider myself great at decorating, but I enjoy it! So, I just wanted to post a few pictures of our Christmas decor. I always love this time of year!!

My Boys

Okay Okay...I know it's been an entire month since I've really blogged about anything going on. I know there's really no excuse. Christmas, the busy time of year, with all the extra stuff to doesn't cut it, I know. So, I'm jumping back into it full force! I'm trying to catch up on all the things that've been going on over this crazy month!

I was just scrolling through my pictures in my camera and came across a few pictures we took this past month after a family home evening. These pictures of my boys are just so fun. I love it when Justin wrestles with them. They love being with their Daddy and it's just so fun for me to watch them interact with him. So many times I'm told that "they grow up so fast" so this was just one of those moments when I look at these pictures and want to 'freeze frame' my kids forever. I love them being little and I love the little things they do.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

My latest craft!

I made these journals/notebooks for all the girls in my family and they were so fun to do! Some I called "journals" so they could actually write down their thoughts, or even keep notes from General Conference, etc. Others I just gave as notebooks for the cute things kids say or do.

What is my secret weapon to make these fun projects: ModPodge! I SOOOO love the stuff. I am addicted. I'm doing letters to go above Gunner's bed and what am I using???? ModPodge of course! If you've never used it before, it is this super strong glue for paper crafts and it creates a beautiful shine to go over the top of a project too. So much fun! I'll have to post Gunner's letters when I'm done with them.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Gunner's Playschool Program

This is Gunner at his Playschool Christmas program. He sang lots of songs and played with his friends. He absolutely loves his teacher, Mrs. Kristen. She does such a fabulous job teaching them to share and play with each other. Gunner has such a great time and loves going to his "class."

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Send Me Your Address!

Hi all! Please send me your address if you'd like a Christmas card! I recently had my computer crash so I lost all my addresses/phone numbers. Fun for me right? Well, please update your info for me! If you don't want to leave a comment, please email your address to: Thanks!!!