Friday, January 23, 2009

Top Ten

Wednesday was my mom's birthday...

In honor of her day of birth I am letting the world know the 

10. She is a lot of fun to hang out with

9. She is funny

8. She loves the color pink 
(although it is not my favorite color, I love how obsessed she is with it)

7. She is an amazing friend to me and so many others

6. She recommends really good books to me and will read the ones I recommend to her

5. She loves her son/daughter in law like they are her own children

4. She takes her church callings seriously

3. She is a responsible business woman 

2. She is a loving grandmother

1. She is the best mom I have ever met

Friday, January 16, 2009


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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pancakes and Jesus

As we were sitting down for what we thought would be a simple dinner of pancakes last night, Dylan asks,

"Mommy, why did Jesus have to die?"

Hmmm.... ok, not quite expecting that conversation over dinner, but we can handle it.

My husband and I go through a concise and 4 year old friendly description of the Crucifixion and Resurrection. We explained why Jesus died and how he was Resurrected. After we finished there was a moment of silence and then Liam bursts out,


We then explained in a much shorter and 2 year old friendly description of what happened to Jesus.

Another moment of silence....


Dylan: "How can Jesus still be alive if he is dead??"

Another explanation including how Jesus died so all of our spirits can go back to Heaven.

A moment of silence....

Liam: "Maybe Jesus can come to my house?"


Mommy: "Maybe, Liam .... we will keep a light on for him"

Friday, January 09, 2009

Time Flies

We spent New Years at the Monterey Bay Aquarium this year. Last time we were there was a year and a half ago. I couldn't help but pull up the old pictures and compare them. Look at how much can change in such a short amount of time!

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Circa May 2007

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Circa January 2009

Monterey Bay Aquarium, circa May 2007

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Circa January 2009

Christmas 2008

Our Christmas was spent at Grandma's house this year. We all settled in and ate a very yummy Christmas Eve dinner with our traditional Prime Rib and all the trimmings. 

After some Christmas movies that we watch every year (Mickey's Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story and the old version of A Christmas Carol) we opened our Christmas Eve presents and all got to put on our new matching Christmas Jammies!

Grandma's 14 foot Christmas Tree

Cuddling on the couch

I said, "Go stand by Dylan for a picture!".... this is what I got. :)

Is that a cape?

Matching Jammies!

Santa came!

What a face!

Dylan is checking out his new scooter

Power Rangers! Spiderman is so 2008!!

Grandpa goin' huntin'


Picasso's brother