Sunday, December 25, 2011

Day 201

December 25th, 2011

It's David Clause.  David had a hard time handing out gifts because I didn't lable them.

Day 200

December 24th, 2011

Tonight we went to Grandma and Grandpa Graham and had a sleep over.  Jadon got a remote control car for Christmas.  He just LOVES it!

Day 199

December 23rd, 2011

Yeah!  Zach (Chris and Heidi's son) is in town!!!!!!!  The kids were really glad to see him and spend time with him.  We sure miss them and are grateful they are up here visiting for Christmas.

Day 198

December 22nd, 2011

Jadon LOVES talking on the phone.  He's talking to Jenea who is downstairs in her room.  We often call our children on the phone if we are upstairs and they are down.  

Day 197

December 21th, 2011

I spent this afternoon shopping.  This is what I had to deal with at the mall.  I think I'll start Christmas shopping MUCH earlier next year.

Day 196

December 20th, 2011

Jenea helped me out with Jadon this week while I was busy getting ready for Christmas.

Day 195

December 19th, 2011

Jadon had his EEG today to see if the doctors learn anything that might help them understand why he's had those 2 grand mal seizures.  He had to lay there for 1 1/2 hours and did SO well!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 194

December 18th, 2011

Today was our sweet, dear friend the Kenner families last day in our ward.  They are moving to Alaska this week.   We'll miss them terribly.  We thought we'd better get a picture of our boys Jaren G., Jaren F., and Jaron K. before the Kenners leave.  All 3 boys mom's are friends and all 3 boys were born close together in 2002 and at least 2 of us thought we made up our boys names, all pronounced the same.  Next time the 3 Jaren(on)'s are together I imagine they'll look quite different.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 193

December 17th, 2011

This is a picture of my best buds taken one afternoon after school.  We must be 16 or 17?  I found it and took a digital picture of it because the lady in the middle, Angie is moving far, far, far away, to Alaska this Saturday.  We'll miss her terribly.  We had a get together of old friends Friday that lasted into this morning. 

Here is a current picture of the 3 of us.

Day 192

December 16th, 2011

The kids were so excited tonight because Santa came on a sleigh pulled by a lit up firetruck.  He visited the children and gave them each teddy bears.  Santa said we have the best neighborhood because he hadn't seen that many kids at once all night.  My neighbor Lisa pointed to me and told Santa it's all my doing.  Love my neighbors, love living in my little town.

Day 191

December 15th, 2011

Tonight at toastmasters I gave a speech I entitled "Out of the Blue" where I talked about Grammy and how she died and I didn't say goodbye to her and I talked about Jadon and how I thought he died out of the blue.  I'm really liking public speaking.  The speech can be watched here:

Day 190

December 14th, 2011

Today was Jenea's last Activity Girls class. 

Back row:  Jenea, Sister Steyskel, Sister Hymas, Arena, Kallie
Front row:  Ellie, Jenna, Jolie, Anna

Day 189

December 13th, 2011

This is Jenea and Jolie's Patriot Girls class.  We had a Christmas party for their last class of the year.  The girls dressed up, played games and learned to dance, ate lots, and made snowflakes.  From left to right Jenea, Mary, Anna, Jolie and Lily.

Day 188

December 12th, 2011

Jolie and Paul ran errands and came home with this lovely Christmas tree that Jolie picked for us.  It's small because I didn't even want a 3rd tree (which this is), just tired of decorating this year.  It makes the family room smell good though.  

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 187

December 11th, 2011

Jadon loves it when Daddy reads him a story.

Day 186

December 10th, 2011

This evening we went to the Joy to the World Nativity Celebration at our stake center.  

Day 185

December 9th, 2011

Jude loves raw cabbage!

Day 184

December 8th, 2011

It's a full moon.  We got a great view of it from our skylight.  It lit up the familyroom.

Day 183

December 7th, 2011

Mornings are good for snuggling up on the heater.

Day 182

December 6th, 2011

We were out working in the front yard when our neighbor kids Cynthia and Trevon came home from school.  The kids were excited to take a break and visit with them.

Day 181

December 5th, 2011

Today was my day to haul the food to the gleaners pick up site.  I was grateful to have such willing and cute helpers in Jude and Jadon.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 180

December 4th, 2011

Guess who likes the Christmas tree?  She's broken a glass ball already.

Day 179

December 3rd, 2011

Jadon LOVES making green smoothies with me!

Day 178

December 2st, 2011

Jadon has had his hair cut before, I decided to do it tonight.  He was such a good boy.