Saturday, November 26, 2011

a sleigh ride together

Over at My Sister's Suitcase they are having a linky party and since I have a pretty good chance of winning, I am blogging about my favorite Christmas tradition.

Every year, on Christmas Eve, we get new pajamas.  This was always my favorite Christmas tradition.  We had to take a bath, then we'd open them after we got out.  I love the way new pajamas feel.  I always looked forward to our pajamas.

I remember the very first year of this family tradition.  My pajamas were pink with a little sheep on the sweater.  I hung on to them for years, even when I had long grown out of them.

Even now I am exciting to think about opening new pajamas, drinking hot cocoa, and singing Christmas songs with my family.

And just imagine Ember snuggled up in some adorable holiday getup.

So sweet, no?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

big ol' kisses that go on and on and never end

Big news.  Well, not the biggest, but news nonetheless.  

What do you think?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

i will redeem myself

So far this week has been pretty intense.

One date night.  Two days of snow.  Three days of running.  Four sleepless nights. Five calling birds. Six hours till Friday. Seven minutes of peace. Eight miles run.  9 times listening to Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe."  Ten...

Here's to the rest of the week.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

trying to find a pretty girl that these shoes go nice with

I believe that little e's hair deserves a post of its own.  I mean, really.  How many younglings have such an impressive mullet?  Move aside Robby Ray.   

I know her face is adorable and her eyes are gorgeous, but try to focus on her hair.

I'm pretty sure she could beat David Bowie in a David Bowie hair contest. 

The wave look.

The balding-old-man-who-can't-afford-a-trim look.

The rhino look.

My personal favorite.

Little e's first pigtails.  Oh, so cute!

Her wild side.

Call it a mullet or just "nature's bangs" this little girl rocks it.  She can make anything look good.

Happy time change.  Hearts.

Friday, November 4, 2011

all i ever think about is you

little e is usually quite supportive.  when i go running, she gives me encouraging smiles when we come to a particularly difficult hill.  or perhaps she is just laughing at her mother as she trudges along.

lately she's taken up stretching.  here is our little e stretching with her mommy.

i love my baby girl.

we are working on something big.  i don't dare really say, since it might jinx it.  let's just say it will involve much more of this.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

a finer night you know you'll never see

My only regret about going to BYU-Idaho is that I didn't get to be around for my sisters' high school dances.  It just seems like something big sisters should be involved in.

So it was a delight when Kristan asked me to help her get ready for her Homecoming dance.  It was a bit stressful for her since she got back from state tennis 5 minutes before I showed up and we didn't have much time.  But I loved every minute of it.  She looked beautiful.

I have never seen someone so nervous to pick up his/her date as this young man was.  Kristan was so excited that someone so cool had noticed her and asked her to the dance.  A special shout out to Amanda who helped us make Kristan's hair piece while I did her hair.  Another shout out to Kristan's amazing tan line.  It just doesn't get better than this.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jeffree and I took up a new career as robbers.  Have you ever seen such precious loot?

Happy Halloween!