Sunday, December 28, 2008

Forever grateful & Christmas

I am so Grateful for the Christmas spirit that surrounded us this year. As many of you know Scott has not had work for about 2 months now. I was worried how we would even buy diapers for the baby.It is a good thing Danielle did all the Christmas shopping 6 months ago or there would have been none. I know there are many that do not have Christmas gifts. I am grateful I was able to give my family Gifts this year.
We were so blessed to have the ward bring us food and some things we really needed. Plus I received anonymus gifts of money cards. I am overwhelmed with a thankful heart for the kindness and generosity people have shown us this Holiday season. I have been brought to tears that I have not needed to worry yet. I was able to use the gift cards for diapers and necessities.
Scott has applied for several jobs with Provo city. I prey he gets one until the construction business picks up.
Thank you to all who have helped my family this holiday season. We love you!

My family has a tradition where my dad takes everyone to a Christmas eve movie. This year we saw Beverly Hills Chiwawa. It was Cute. Then we headed over to my parents for our traditional Christmas eve snacking and opening each others gifts. Then it was off home for our family traditions as seen below.

Crews First Christmas

The girls were so excited to get gifts from Santa. Everyone had fun playing the new game system even Scott. Crew watched everyone play.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snow Fun

Me personally....HATE THE SNOW!!!! always have. But my family enjoys it. After the first snow fall the girls and dad snow plowed the neighborhood. They had a lot of fun.
Then the next 3 days of snow I had to shovel my guts out while Scott looked for work. I have never shoveled that much in my life. When is spring?

Brrr...... MaKayla falls down in the snow

Wait what just happened there.

snow angels

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holiday photoshoot & Christmas traditions

We have so many Christmas traditions we have been able to do a few even with our unfortunate circumstance of no income. We drove to see the festival of lights in Springville, Decorated the house inside and out. Visited Santa and.....

decorating a gingerbread house!

The finished product!


Doing our Christmas lights then having Hot Chocolate and driving to see everyone's lights. However since We do not have income, we do not have gas so it was pretty much a drive around the block.

We had a lot of fun doing a holiday photoshoot. The kids did a great job posing. I think they all turned out super cute. To get a really good look click on the pages to view full view. I also put a picture of McKenzie in her new glasses at the end by her request. Oh and we through a picture of the kids with santa in on each page too.




Wednesday, December 10, 2008

times are tough

well, it is official, Scott applyed for unemployment Monday and we did not get his paycheck from the last two weeks he worked. I guess there isnt one. I never thought at 34 years of age we would be in this position. I am not sure what we are going to do now. He is on the job search so If anyone is hiring let us know!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Nightmare Virus & Festival of trees

I got a nasty virus from facebook. I got a video sent to me by a friend ( She did not know it was sent) I clicked on it and got a virus on my computer. Then all the sudden I get emails from my friends on facebook saying I sent them a video which I did not! We saw the virus on the news that night. it said it is used to get personal imfo. Naturally I am stressed and have checked my accounts daily and changed passwords. But wait it isn't over. I ran virus scan got it all out. My internet was then gone. Called Comcast got it fixed. This whole time I used my lap top which is connected to our wireless router to look up accounts etc. I got on my laptop last night and my computer had been taken over. i could not do anything-not even restore it. Finally I found a setting to restore it. Now all I have is a black screen saying missing file. I am devestated I saved forever to get this laptop now I have nothing. I do not know if it is fixable and we really do not have money to fix it. I cannot believe there are such evil people in this world.
on the brighter side............
We had a lot of fun watching the girls perform at the festival of trees. Crew was still sick but we drug him along anyway and took his and dads picture in front of this little workshop. Soo cute!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Reflection winners

I was a little nervous when the school called me to imform me the girls were winning awards for reflexions again this year and To come to the assembly. They told me they were both winning trophys in the Dance choerography and That McKenzie was winning a trophy for photography. I wasn't sure how the girls would take one coming in first and the other second or third. We dealt with that at a dance compitition before and it was a nightmare. To my surprise, when they called their names they said the girls had tied for first place. So now they go to division level. I was so relieved.

McKenzie won first place in Photography for her picture she took of Crews little foot in black & white.

Congrats to both girls. Now it is off to the divisional level for them!!! They are so lucky they have won reflexions every year they have been in elementary school, which is impressive because our school always has a ton of entrys. I guess they have a little of moms creative nature in them.

Oh and Crew looked so cute in his new little hat & Gloves from Old Navy that I had to post these pictures.
I thought this looked fun and was curious to see who would acually do it. So, even if I do not know you, sign the guestbook