Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Quarterly highlights:

Since I generally blog about quarterly (though I aspire to do better, but seldom do), I thought I'd briefly review some of the highlights of the last few months.
  • Brigham's Club House: Mom and Dad made this surprise - and super extravagant ;- clubhouse one evening while the kids were asleep. The next morning Brigham was so excited to learn of this new play area and help paint and color it to his hearts content. It's amazing how exciting something as simple as a home-made cardboard play area can be! Love the simplicity of kids!

  • Halloween! We had two little indians hanging around for Halloween this year. Brigham was thrilled to dress up and totally understood the trick-or-treating part this year. It was fun to see how much he got into the holiday and all that it had to offer & Jessa was a good sport too.
  • Jessa getting bigger and interacting so much more - She's about 3 1/2 months here and looked so cute in her Sunday dress that Mom just couldn't resist taking a picture. :)
  • Festival of Trees! I was so thrilled to be able to help a dear friend with her Festival of Trees entry and then take my family to go and see how it turned out. The entry was in honor of my friends sweet baby girl, Bridget, who passed away a couple years ago. It turned out so beautiful and was a marvelous experience for me. I felt so blessed to have been included in the preparations and set up.
  • Arizona trip and family reunions. Our family headed down to Arizona for two family reunions. It was wonderful to see Grandpa and Grandma Jane again and to visit with extended family members!We stayed with Jared's cousin and his family. Brigham loved playing with his cousin, Gunner, and still talks about him often. We enjoyed hanging out with them at home, going to the zoo, and attending a Christmas party along with them.We also enjoyed following Jared's mom and dad on a walk down memory lane. They took us to visit various sites from their youth, courtship, and early marriage. We started at the Mesa temple and visited childhood homes and also their first few homes as a married couple. It was fun to hear the stories and a great experience as a family!
  • Christmas parties galore! We loved being together with both sides of our family, our friends, and our ward members while attending all the parties that the Christmas season had to offer. Of course, Santa was one of the many highlights!
  • Christmas morning was also a big hit! It's so much more fun now that we have little ones who get excited about everything. The best part was when we asked Brigham who he thought had come in the night. His response, "Jesus!" Good job, Brigham! That's the perfect response!
  • A few more highlights have included fort building with Dad, sledding with cousins, and going to Classic Fun Center to play on the bouncy toys with Grandma & Grandpa as a Christmas present to the kids.
There's the quick summary for ya'll. We'll try to post a couple other posts of funnies, etc. soon.


Lexie said...

Oh my word! You have such cute kids. Brigham looks so much older to me, is he going to turn 5 soon? Just kidding. He just looks so handsome and grown up. The picture of Jessa in her little Sunday outfit is absolutely adorable. I love the playhouse you built - impressive and I'm so glad you guys had so much fun over the holidays. Give those cute kids hugs from me, I can't wait to show the girls these pictures in the morning, they will be so excited.
Love you!

Sally said...

wow, i'm impressed with your clubhouse! i better not show sam that picture!

Kari said...

We loved having you stay with us in AZ! We're excited for when we can visit you guys! Your kids are super cute! Our kids loved playing with them!

One Cheap Gal said...
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One Cheap Gal said...

Love it all! What cute kids. I love how big they are getting. It looks like you had a great Christmas. Your hair is getting so long and beautiful!

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