Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I was tagged by my friend Deb to come up with 5 Christmas things.

Here they are:
5 Favorite Christmas Movies:
1. White Christmas
2. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
3. Home Alone
4. Santa Clause
5. It's a Wonderful Life

5 Things that happened yesterday
1. wrapping presents
2. Martineau family Christmas party
3. cleaned the house
4. finished making some gifts
5. Ate a few(!) carmels

5 things to look forward to
1. Spring--warm weather
2. Christmas
3. completely healthy kids and husband
4. nap time
5. ????

5 things on your wish list
1. obedient children
2. clean house
3. smaller body
4. desire to exercise
5. no more debt

5 things I love most about Christmas/Winter
1. Christmas morning with the kids
2. Christmas treats
3. Christmas music
4. helping my kids understand the reason for the season
5. It's a nice way to end the year!

Play along if you'd like!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I'm Dreamin' of a WHITE Christmas!!!

Well, we got some snow...just a little! It really snowed ALL day yesterday. The kids loved it, me--not so much--I had to shovel! I really need to learn how to use the snow blower. Merry Christmas everyone!

Here's a couple of pictures today.

Hannah had her very first piano recital on the 18th. She played "Up on the Housetop". She was very nervous (can you tell in the picture?!), but did a fantastic job. We are proud of her! She is doing so well.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas season fun!

These first pictures are of the annual Thayne Family Christmas party in Pleasant Grove. I think this is the first year Hannah actually sat on Santa's lap. Everyone always gets an orange as well-compliments of Great Grandma Thayne.

Logan wasn't too thrilled. He's wearing a blinking necklace he won in the bingo game!

Jacob loved it!

I think it's funny that Alex is giving him a very interesting look. He isn't too sure about the red-suited guy. He does know how to say Santa, however!

Our home teachers gave the kids a candy cane. Logan loved his a little too much! I even had to clean the back side of his head! He did eat the whole thing!
For FHE we decorated a gingerbread house. The pieces were all pre-made, which made the decorating much more enjoyable!

There seemed to be a lot more eating than decorating!!!!

Our finished masterpiece!!

I couldn't resist putting these last two pictures in! Logan is so cheesy!

I love Alex's BIG blue eyes!

8 more days!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree!

Here's our annual "Kids in front of the decorated Christmas tree" picture. Enjoy!

We love Christmas!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Thanksgiving was great! We were so happy to see Uncle Ephraim, Aunt Heather, Max, and Ezra. We have missed them so much and glad to have seen Ephraim before he leaves for a year! We ate Thanksgiving at Grandma and Grandpa's house. The food was great, as usual, and we had a wonderful time. We have so much to be grateful for!

Flying Eagle--aka Jacob

Hannah was an Indian in her Thanksgiving 3rd Grade Program. Pilgrim Jacob had a Thanksgiving Feast in his class!

Thanksgiving Day!
I asked to take Max's picture--he dropped to this pose every time. Isn't he so cute!
He's also a whiz on the guitar!

Rich and Ezra--he was sure smiley!

Heather and Logan

Hannah and Ephraim.
We love Uncle Ephraim and are proud to have him serve our country! We will miss you!!!