Alex and I have been married since August 2005. Alex is in graduate school working towards his Doctorate of Audiology and is a captain in the United States Air Force. I am a full time mom of two beautiful children: Zaylee was born in June 2007 and is a busy, busy, busy girl....but a CUTE one at that and Jack was born in October 2010 and still figuring out how to adjust to this life! =)
Phew...we are almost done. This is the last one to catch us up...that is unless I can get the awesome video of the kids dancing to work--if so, that'll be next and last...for now. Thanks for all the fun everyone!
I didn't get any pictures of the older kids or of the adults (who would want to see us adults anyway!) But here are the young ones playing with their treasures.
Sammy was Mary, Andrew was Joseph, a baby doll was baby Jesus, Ryan, Steph, and Mom were the three wisemen, Zaylee was the shepherd, and I was the angel. Alex played the wonderful role of narrator. It was pretty haphazard but it was fun. We didn't get any pictures of me or the shepherd Zaylee because she ran around and kept trying to steal baby Jesus. Oh, what fun!!
So, I know I haven't posted in a while so I am going to try to catch up here in the next few posts. First of all, I am SO glad that we missed the huge snowstorm and instead just enjoyed rain in St. George! But, I did take a couple of pictures of the snowfall before we left that I thought looked pretty cool. Right after I took this picture I decided to go out and shovel snow for something fun to do. Zaylee loved it! She normally hates the snow and doesn't want anything to do with it, but she had a ball shoveling that snow! I didn't have a camera to catch the action but she had herself a little pole and was following me around for about 30 minutes just pushing the snow. It was great! We may have a futurer worker on our hands! (hopefully!!)
Okay, sadly enough I didn't even get any pictures of the actual Thanksgiving festivities but we sure had fun! Thanks to all of the Heaton family that worked to put together such a great weekend. Alex told me that the final count ended up being 75. That still just blows my mind. It's great to see so much family though and try to figure out who everyone is and who they belong to--especially all the kids! (Yes, I will admit, I am still having a rough time with that!!) =) It's always fun to go south and get to see both sides of the family for all of the holidays; we are so blessed to live so close to everyone. We love you all! Anyway, here are a few of the pictures that I did end up taking.
Zaylee and Alex posing for the camera. Zaylee sick of posing for the camera (I just had to include this one because I thought it was a great showing of her wonderful tantrums when she isn't getting her way) =) One of Grandma Gubler's 3 amazing Christmas trees. Helping Grandma figure out how to work the camera Zaylee loved Grandpa Gubler this time. She got to go on numerous drives with him, play with him, and she even convinced him to watch Mary Poppins on Sunday morning instead of football--amazing little girl I tell you! =) We decided on Friday night to go with my mom, Steph, and Andrew to see the lighting of the Christmas lights at the St. George Temple. I had never gone before and thought that it was a great experience to be there. I was sad that none of the pictures that I took ended up turning out but this one seemed post worthy. Nativity in front of the temple The statue of Christ in the vistors center
So, it's bedtime, Zaylee has just had her bath and is in her p.j.'s just waiting for us and the next thing we know, here she comes with the mop and bucket! She got it out of the cupboard on her own and went to work. Guess she's trying to tell me something! But, what a great little girl! =)
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - "what you say when you don't know what to say" Well, I haven't posted in a while and this was the first thing I thought of to post when I didn't know what else to post about! (Go figure!) =) Actually, it is perfectly fitting though! Zaylee's new FAVORITE movie is "Mary Poppins." She loves to just sit on the couch and watch it over and over and over. Besides "Bed Knobs and Broomsticks" it is pretty much the ONLY time she will just sit down and watch t.v. (or just sit down as far as that goes). So, here are some pictures of her doing just that today as we started "Mary Poppins" for the first of 4 times for the day. P.S. I think that my favorite line from the movie comes from Mrs. Banks during her first song, "Though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they're rather stupid..." (No offense Alex, you know I love you!) I just think that line is GREAT! =) So, to Mary Poppins, WE LOVE YOU! =)
So, Sara nominated me for this great award! How exciting! I didn't think that my blog was that great so, THANKS, Sara!! With that said, now I'm supposed to nominate 5 other blogs to pass this award on to!
So, to keep to the spirit of giving blog awards, 5 of you (in no specific order) here you go! 1: Rayn - you've done a great job on your blog....it's a lot cuter than mine now! 2: Saddie - love the family theme song on your page--as well, you guys are just awesome 3: Emily - you always have such cute pictures and are just fun to follow! 4: Ashlyn - constant updates! love it!! 5: Melinda's cake blog - just look at it, self explanatory
All of you have great blogs. I love to keep up dated on them all. (Everyone else's blogs that I look at you are all honorary winners and can give yourself the award if you would like!) =)
For the 2nd part of the award's requirements, here are my 5 addictions! 1: Reading 2: Internet usage (I spend way to much time on here!) 3: Snack foods 4: Snocones 5: My family (of course!!)
Here are the rules to receiving this award:
1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.
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Here is me, Kasey, and Barbara (Kasey's friend from church) all dressed up for Witches Night Out at Gardner Village. It was a ton of fun. We met up with Rebecca and Katrina while we were there and went shopping, had a snack at the bakery, and stood around in the cold waiting for our names to get drawn out for the $100 gift cards...it didn't happen but oh well, it was still fun. I didn't take my camera with me but at least we got this one before we left. (Thanks for making my costume for me Steph!)
Okay, so Zaylee has fallen asleep while eating in her high chair before, but never to this extreme! Even after all of the clean-up process, she was still sound asleep!! So, I picked her up, laid her on my shoulder and sat down on the couch for an early evening naptime break. What a cute little girl. =)
"Yea, verily I say unto you, if ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me." --3 Nephi 9:14 --