Friday, January 20, 2012

To spell Santa's name is easy to do....

"You write S, A, N, T and another A, too.
But no L, no L. Santa's name has no L
And he won't be too pleased if you don't learn to spell." (sung to the tune of Noel)

Well we didn't need 'L's for Christmas, but here were a few things we did need.  Yummy, Yummy goodies.  It was baking week, which meant one goodie a day.  Sometimes they didn't last longer than that day, but we got them made.
Snow, hooray, finally, well sort of. We had this much for a couple of hours, and then it melted. At least we had a white Christmas one day out of ALL of December. Strangest winter in Utah
Christmas concerts are something you need for Christmas. Jacob had his band one this week. He's with the trombone.
Christmas songs--obviously! Once again the kid's school had each class sing a Christmas song. Adam's was the Noel song quoted in this post. Nathan sang I want a hot cup of cocoa, and Jacob's class played a christmas song on the recorder.
Last, but not least you need lots and lots of batteries for Christmas, although maybe not these kind. Adam and Dave took apart Adam's pod (what we put insulin in) and found four batteries inside. We only use these for three days, so they are still good. Well see if they continue to take them out and keep them. Must be recycling in their blood...

Christmas, Christmas time is here...

"and Christmas songs you love to here. Thoughts of joy and hope and cheer, but mostly shopping, shopping, shopping..." This is one of our favorite songs for the season. It's by Straight no chaser, and their video on Youtube is awesome. I may have to quote the song all the way through.
I went to our Relief society Christmas dinner. Lots of songs I love to here, but mostly cooking, cooking, cooking...
Rachael got this from her YW leaders for their Christmas gift.
A surprise gift from a company Dave did some work for. Oh if only we drank something other than water and chocolate milk. It went into the white elephant gift pile.
"Hey Santa do the can-can, help them if you can-can join in the parade. All you need is a tree, some lights, about a thousand presents, wrap them up and pray for snow." This is who we saw driving down to BYU one saturday morning. The kids tried to get a picture. I love that you see him everywhere this time of year.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Do they know it's Christmas Time at all?'

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs. It kind of puts what we have here in the states a little bit in perspective, but that's not why I chose this song for this week. It was the first week of December, and we should have been getting ready for Christmas. Well instead we were doing other things. So I began to wonder, is it really Christmastime right now? Here are the other things we did....
A new kindle fire. For Dave's work he has to get all the latest and greatest to make sure his projects work on them. I've always thought nooks were dumb, and any electronic held devices to read books. Who doesn't love the smell of paper, and the weight in the back pack? Plus when you get something like that from Amazon and open it up brand new, it's just heavenly. But I have officially been converted. I love the kindle fire. I can check out ten books at a time from my library. Unfortunately, Dave loves the kindle fire too. At one point I think he started hiding it from me. Now the question is do we need two?
OUCH, OUCH, and more OUCH. I went in for a root canal, that lasted all month. Yep, ALL MONTH.... Thanksgiving was my last real meal. It was pretty deep, and I won't go into details, but lets just say each time I went back the dentist made sure I had plenty of Oxycotin.
I went with some friends to go see the Festival of Trees in Sandy. This was as close to Christmas as I got this week. Here is a cool tree centered on the theme A Christmas Story.
I love advent calendars. I try to get a new one every year. I'm hoping I can talk my mom into creating one like this for me someday.
At last, but certainly not least, our youngest chose to be baptized. He's been waiting a long time for this. We were so excited for him. I can't believe my youngest is 8. I'm old.......

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Turkey for me, Turkey for you

Let's eat the Turkey in my big brown shoe...I love this song by Adam Sandler. Who knew he could sing/say words so well. We had a lovely Thanksgiving week, and of course ate yummy turkey.
Rachael wearing a hat Adam made at his Thanksgiving party.
The night before Thanksgiving we were invited to a turkey making party. We were given apples, all sorts of candy, and toothpicks to do whatever we wanted. It was a blast.
How many pies do we have at Thanksgiving? The rule is at least one per person. Yummmm
This is what my hallway looked like after black Friday. I like to wrap things up pretty quick, because we have lots of peekers in our house.
Then of course we put up all our Christmas stuff.