Saturday, December 26, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

We had a great day! Up early and ready! 

Abigail's favorite present if you ask mom and dad is her skates. She wore them for about a week  unless she was sleeping or showering! She loved her Star Wars light saber's, her skateboard, and her craft supplies. Our family present this year was a WII U and Lagoon passes! We spent the early morning at home, them all afternoon at the Smith's, and the Zeller's for dinner. Was a fun, fun, exhausting day! 

 Christmas Eve Jammies

Christmas morning

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Dance Ministry

We LOVE our church. Don joined the fall bowling league and I now joined the winter league. I am sure they are going to LOVE my high score of 40 or so... Abigail has enjoyed meeting all the children and has made a best friend. They have such fun activities for kids and families. Abigail joined the dance ministry and she performed at the children's service on Christmas Eve. She will also do one for the Easter service. So proud of her! 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Downtown fun

We rode Trax downtown and enjoyed dinner at the Happy Sumo, walked through all the lights, enjoyed some great hot cocoa, and shopped at City Creek. We loved spending time with Jim and Camille. The weather was perfect and the lights were beautiful. 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Winter dance recital

Abigail work really hard and practiced, practiced, practiced! 
She did a GREAT job! 


We love Elite Academy 

Friday, December 18, 2015



 I love December. I love the Christmas lights and decorations, Kindness of strangers. Spending time with family. Watching Elf. Seeing the excitement in my daughter eyes while celebrating. Visiting Santa. I love the cold air, snow storms, waking up to crisp clean snow covering everything,Playing in the snow at midnight. Building Snowmen. Sweaters. 

December is also a hard month for me. I miss my dad more then ever this month. We celebrate his birthday on the December 18th. He passed away the December 1st. I miss spending time with him. Listening to his stories and his opinions. I miss him calling us names and telling us what to do and how to do things the "right" way. Doing his Christmas shopping because he didn't want to leave the house. Watching him enjoy spending time with family and teasing all of us. Watching him with all the love in his eyes while he is watching Abigail Christmas morning. 
I just miss him.  Always will. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Nutcracker

What a wonderful fun night. We went to see the Nutcracker with some friends. They were so nice and got us tickets. Abigail was in awe the whole time. I can not wait to take her to another ballet.