Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sledding Party

We had some friends over and went sledding at the Sid Butte, then we came home and built a fire to cook lil smokies. Getting to the Butte was a challenge! We had 2 snowmobiles and a whole slug of tubes, sleds, and people. Ryan decided to take the tractor up there, you know the snow is deep when the tractor almost gets stuck 3 times(but we made it!) We had a fun time! I want to have another party soon!

Teresa, Cody, Kelsey, Kaylia, & Addie (lt. to rt.)

Around the fire back at the house
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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Aleigha turns TWO

Thanks Aunt Viv for the cute cake! Thank you for all the nice gifts family.

Ryan went snowmobiling on Aleigha's birthday so Heather, Colleen, Addie, Porter, Raygn, Aleigha, Kyler & I went swimming at 1000 springs in Hagerman. They have two diving boards...one that is really high but Raygn got right up there and jumped off 3 times, a log that spinns, that is really fun to try getting up on, a slide, kiddie pool, a basketball hoop, and lots of warm water! Then on the way home we stopped at Papa Kelsey's and got some pizza! Happy Birthday Aleigha I love you so much!

Grandpa and Grandma Robertson came out on Christmas and brought Aleigha her Birthday present early. THANK YOU!
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Christmas morning Ryan and I decided that we didn't want the kids just riping open their presents and being done, so we decided that first we would have them do a little service. They went to Matt's, Chanchez's, Armondo's & then our house and shoveled sidewalks. We ate breakfast and then read the Christmas story from the bible and then opened presents. I thought it was very nice.

Our kids didn't get up early, but Addie (with Grandpa Kent, who had been prepping her all week) woke up at 3:00a.m. She said she was going to lay in bed and wait for 30 min. well when she thought that 30 mins. had passed, she looked at her alarm clock and only 2mins. had past! No one woke up until 8:00 so we even got to sleep in! I love Christmas and the spirit of it, the chance we have to remember why we give gifts and what Heavenly Father gave us. What was the 1st gift of Christmas?
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Dolly Power, Teresa Smith, Aynsley Weber, Me, Lindsay Shaw, Laura Dilworth, (Leslie Reiz & Hazen Weber) went to the school to play ball this morning and get a good workout in! Ryan wanted to come watch he said it would be halirous to watch because I haven't played for...I can't remember but it has been awhile. It was a lot of fun and an Awesome workout.

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It snowed!! I went with Ryan to clean out our driveway and Logan & Heather's. I'm not sure what we would do if we didn't have a loader and tractors? Stay home for a month maybe! We made a stop to the MAN SHED ~ tools, sleds, more tools, parts...such a man thing!
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Our new branch!

Well I guess it's kind of old news now but our ward has been split, only we don't have quite enough to make 2 wards so there is one ward and one branch. We are in the branch. I was called as the Primary President in Oct. and re-called 2 weeks ago. Ryan got called as the Elders quorum President. Our neighbor Mike Telford is the branch President-he is so good-we had our first branch council this morning and it was good I think he will be just what we need. We are all going to be doing a lot more, more growth for all of us! I am excited for the new change but do miss friends in the ward that we really don't see that much anymore. I will have to go to more basketball games and school things I guess!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Winter Wonderland

I love these trees! Everytime we have frost I want to take family pictures...we have a problem of all being together when there is frost though! It's SO PRETTY and white and clean and wintery! Oh yes that is a picture of my 3 tree Christmas tree. It's tradition that we cut down our tree, so they are pretty ugly and not very full but it's a fun time and I thought that the decorations helped!
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Monday, December 15, 2008

December 15th Birthdays

A surprise Birthday lunch for Viv! I called a bunch of her friends and a few family members and we met at the Upper Crust in Heyburn. yum! She thought that it was just going to be Char, her and I. I arranged for a babysitter and a chauffeur for her kids to and from (kindergarten and pre-school) ~ THANKS GRANDPA HANKS ~ and we went to lunch! It was my first planning of a surprise party...wow lots of work and lots of secrets! Now I can appreciate what Viv has done for me a few times. HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIV I LOVE YOU! Thanks family and friends who came to be a part of this special day for Viv.

Then tonight we went to Logan and Heather's house for a birthday party for Case. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CASE! He turned 4 today and had lots of family and friends to hang out with. Heather made a Deigo cake that was so cute. (all these Aunts that do fancy cake and my poor kids that have to have the hard candy frosting things you just plop on the frosting!) Thanks for feeding us dinner and letting us be a part of Case's birthday.
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Friday, December 12, 2008

School Christmas play

This year instead of just haveing the kids sing songs for the Christmas program they put on Ebenezer Scrooge. It was so cute, the kids had a lot of fun. Addie was part of the poor family, Porter was a caroler, and Raygn (and Kyler) were ghost/gobblins. The main part was Dajae Hollingstead, she was AWESOME!! Then Santa came afterwards and the kids got to sit on his lap...since we already did we didn't fight the crowds! Good job kids it was very fun to watch.
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Monday, December 8, 2008

What is all that white stuff?

I know it hasn't snowed since October...and there is still only a skiff but look at it SNOW!! Aleigha didn't want to shut the door(even though it was cold.) I had to add the pictures from Saturday when she came with me to a baptism. ~ she looked so cute-thanks Grandma for making the skirt, we love it!

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Festival of Trees

Addie played at the Festival of trees on Friday. She takes violin lessons from Elizabeth McFadden in Burley and LOVES IT. Jacey her friend was there with us and they both wanted a candy cane so they sat on Santa's lap...I think they were both a little scared still! Aleigha wasn't to sure about the whole thing, but we got some pictues now!

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Friday, December 5, 2008

At the Salon

I went to get my haie done and Aleigha came with me! She wanted to put all the books in the microwave...and finally got it done, doesn't she look so proud of herself! Becky was getting her hair done too so we had a salon hair day together!

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Monday, December 1, 2008


We went to Lehi, Utah for Thanksgiving this year. Don, Kristy, & their families were the only two who couldn't make it. There was turkey, ham, prime rib (I am not a fan but this was sooo good), and shrimp ~ that is just the meats! Salads, rolls, potatoes, pies, pecan bars, pumpkins rolls, pop, chips & dip, etc. Yes we all could have stayed a few more days and not ran out of food. It was sooo good and alot of fun. THANK YOU LONZ AND STACIE!
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