Friday, December 23, 2011

First Ballet Class

These videos are to cute for words. Watching her do ballet, in her little leotard and slightly too big shoes because they dont make a small enough size, was possibly the happiest morning of my life. Im so excited to take her every week in 2012!!

 She only asks to go to ballet class about 12 times a day now :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


So it only took me a year to finish Greg's stocking 
(well it was in my sewing box from jan-nov this year)

The goal last year was to do one for each of us, same pattern just different fabric for each person.

Today Tate and I went to Target and picked out some for ourselves.

She insisted on getting the tiny one :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

5 Years

Greg and I celebrated our anniversary on the 9th of this month, it's so crazy that we have been married for five years! Half a decade! A year longer then highschool is. (For some reason I always measure things by the length of highschool)

In those five years we have accomplished alot. One beautiful daughter, two graduations, 3 moves, and alot of learning about love and family.

I'm so grateful that i found a man as hardworking, kind, and sexy ;) as Greg. And so grateful that we were able to be married in the temple, sealed together for all eternity. It gives me so much peace knowing we will be able to spend eternity together as a team. Whatever challenges we face, we are together. Whatever happiness we find, we can share it with each other.

I hope he knows how much I love him and how appreciative I am for everything he does for me. He is an amazing husband and a rockin' dad.

How we celebrated:
Had to get a pic of this sweet mullet

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

O Christmas Tree

We decided to get  a real tree this year, the first real tree I've ever had. We got  permit to go out and cut one down ourselves, and I was so excited!

We recruited Greg's brother Tyler and my sister Sierra, and started the journey out to Vernon to find our tree.

Long story short, it took much longer then we anticipated to drive out there,
it was about 25 degrees outside, which was also not anticipated.
Greg carried Tatum kangaroo style for most of the hunt,
fell onto a cactus as a result of  unsteady balance with Miss kangaroo going down a hill,
and had to take off his pants in the 25 degree weather to pull the thorns out.
The trees were far and few between,
and so were their branches.

a close up, ouch!

Finally we found one

 It's small, not very green, and doesn't have much of a smell to it,
but its our very own.
And now we have a pretty funny (hindsight) memory to look back on!
All decorated, and Tate showing her new sock monkey ornament