December 30, 2010


We had a interesting, but great Christmas. It felt nothing like a normal christmas. Ben is gone, There wasn't any snow on the ground. and all my normal traditions seemed to be something of the past. I must say I have a very hard time with change. I don't handle it very well. So all the normal things my family does on Christmas had to be shared with braydon's family.... getting to experience their traditions is fine and that is just a part of joining a family, bur is it bad that I just really like my own traditions and is it ok that i want to stay "stuck" in my ways? I know i should just get over, but I really enjoy my own traditions. It was Sawyer's first Christmas. I have been so excited for all the fun things we would do together as a family. Lights, shopping, playing in the snow, singing christmas songs, watching christmas movies.He was a bit overwhelmed by all that was going on. People screaming when they would open their presents. That really scared him. He had no idea what was happening. He didn't really care for the wrapping paper. He mostly wanted to play with all the big boxes around. Once everything settled down he was really interested in all his toys. He had a blast with all the fun things he got. We are so lucky. I got a sewing machine and I am really exited to get better. I have made two really darling blankets... even if they aren't the greatest sewing job. We also got a trip to Jamaica. We are going in May. That is something really exciting to look forward to. My mom got my the most amazing gift. A travel chi and blow dryer set. It's so cute it's a tiny straightener and blow dryer. Awesome gift. We are just so blessed. Our families made it such a great day. I just really love everything about Christmas. It is a great time to reflect on our many blessings and to remember the real meaning of Christmas. It was interesting last year I was pregnant and I felt such a connection to Mary. The mother of our savior. I felt so grateful to her for her preparedness to be the mother of  the Savior. What a great and amazing women. I am so grateful for the message of Christmas. I am so grateful for the Savior and his birth. I am grateful what his life means to me. I am so thankful that we get to re read the story of the Saviors birth and understand it better.
Bright and early christmas morning. Sawyer only slept two maybe three hours the night before. He is just happy as can be though!! I love this boy so much.

Crawling up the stairs. Darling santa jammies

Sawyer's new face. I wish his eyes were open. It is the cutest face! He does it all the time now.

Braydon's parents got us matching pants and shirts so we changed to go to their house

We hope everyone had a magical christmas just like we did!

                                                               Happy New Year!!!!

December 15, 2010

I love jammies, but christmas jammies are to die for! Sawyer has 5 pairs!

We couldn't love this time of year more! There is just something about the spirit of Christmas that makes me so happy. I love the music, family time, life centered on the Savior, great food, beautiful lights, happy and giving people. It's just a great time of year. Not to mention it's WAY more fun when you have a child. I loved christmas time before, but it's just so much better now.It makes me sad that this is our last christmas living here for a while. It's been such a blessing to celebrate with family and most of my family live in Utah it's so nice.  We took Sawyer to see the lights at temple square. It wasn't that cold (not that it would have bothered him) and the lights just looked so beautiful. He was having the best time and in awe for all the lights and all the different colors. We tried to watch the Nativity scene, but it was so crowded and he wanted to get down and walk around. Yes I have a walker. It's so much fun. He laughs when he walks, He doesn't try to eat everything off the floor, and he is just so much happier and less frustrated. It's the most adorable thing watching your child walk. He sticks his arms out like he is a mummy and just goes. Sometime he thinks he can run and he falls down a lot, but he is getting quite good at walking. I can't believe I don't have a baby anymore and next month he is going to be ONE!

December 08, 2010

Hanging out with daddy in his cowboy hat

Daddy and Sawyer... twins don't ya think?

I love this boy!!!

Hanging out with grandpa after a day on the horses. He really likes looking at the horses. His mom... not so much.

Sawyer screams and yells A LOT! This is how he plays. I got a picture of him yelling back at me and of course after he laughs and laughs!

Thinking about walking.

First snow day!

Sawyer had his first experience in the snow after that "big storm" that wasn't so big. He LOVED it to say the least. He cried when we brought him inside. We went sledding too. He looks just so adorable in his little red snow suit. It's just to die for! This boy of ours is getting so big. Is almost completely walking... sometimes he forgets he can or he gets scared. He has figured out how to throw temper tantrums. It hasn't been that fun since he learned to do that. We have had a very difficult time in trying to get him on a schedule. We try and give him a bath and put him to bed around 8. Lately it's been taking us about three hours to finally get him to sleep. It's been difficult to say the least. He is still our happy boy though with a few tantrums in between. He has four teeth and loves to show them off by squinting his face and tilting his head back. I've tried to get a picture because it's so funny. Hopefully I will get one soon. He fills our lives with so much joy. We can't believe next month our no longer baby will be a year old. We love him more and more everyday... is that possible?