Monday, December 31, 2007

Little Dec. Update

Hello everyone!
What a HO hO HO Holiday!
It was a great month for us! Our Tree was up as soon as possible and Starting with President Hinckley's Christmas fireside we were off to a great start!
Ju Ju screamed Lights every time she saw a Christmas light.and said ho ho hO every time she saw a santa.
Lilypad has a great little singing voice and is singing all sorts of songs. When she talked on the phone to her uncle Spence (on a mission in Brazil) she sang him I am a child of God. She adds an extra bit to her verse ~ "at home at school at play" which is from the sunbeam song. It is so adorable!! I think she sang the same version for Grandma too.
This year Mickey was finally brave enough to see the white bearded guy! The last 5 years she screamed and never go within 4 feet of the guy! So this year I got some fun photos! pictures are here! and here!
We have had tons of fun with L home for these 2 weeks! We love him so much!!!!!
The Bishop is constantly telling me every time he sees me that L. is his Hero and an all around Awesome guy as his clerk, and thank you so much for sharing your Husband with us.
Did you know that if you cross Great and Awesome you get "Grawsome"! it is a word that my mouth seems to want to say when I talk about how much they love L as clerk.
L and I went to see 1940's Radio show at the Boulder Dinner Theater! It was really good and we loved spending time alone together!!! It is rare and we were so glad to get away.
We enjoyed Christmas Eve with Mom, and having a great dinner! We love HAM!!!
Thank you for your wonderful gifts!! We all were spoiled and feel very loved!
We loved receiving all of your Christmas Greetings and Pictures!
Also wanted to Thank Mom for all the help she has been with watching the girls and letting them come over and play! We love and appreciate you so much!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you! We love you!!!!!

WE wish everyone to have a wonder new year, 2008!!
Have lots of Resolutions and have lots of Success!!!
Love from all of us!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

By Mickey

Christmas Eve at the Grandma P's House!

Every year we go over to Grandma P's for Christmas Eve. We had a nice dinner and then read stories.

The girls were most interested in playing and presents. They wanted to dress up in jewelry. Perhaps we should have done the pageant and had them be the wealthy wise men.
Thank you B for the Pictures!

Visiting Mrs. Claus and the Mall Santa!

Mrs. Claus is a lady from our church who has a story time at the mall every month!
They really put together a nice time each time! Of course a lot of our church friends go and so the girls love to go and see the show and their friends!

Every time Ju Ju sees a Santa she says HO HO HO!

Santa's Reindeer!

Oh yeah a cow too!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

SANTA I just can't wait for you to come...

Our Ward Christmas Party had a special visitor! Santa-
Yeah!!! Mickey is smiling and she looks proud to be next to Santa!
Lilypad is folding her arms to be reverent for Santa!
Ju Ju is just happy she has a Candy Cane!!!

The other day my friend had the girls over while I went in for an eye exam. She had her husband on the phone and he had Santa in his car. So each of the girls got to talk to Santa.
Mickey told me "MOM we got to talk to SANTA, the really real, REAL Santa!"
Then she told me that she told Santa she wants a Baby Alive doll (curse those commercials) Lilypad wants a fish and Ju Ju wants a toy Tomato!
According to Mickey~ because she spoke to Santa her self it really, really will come true!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

miracles do happen....

This morning I was feeling sorta down. I have a cold and it seems that I am often alone to rear the little childrens. I was feeling lonely for my L. So as I began my day, I said a prayer. I prayed to feel better and to have a positive day... and then I prayed that my husband would notice me. Just as I was yearning and sharing my thoughts about this topic with Heavenly Father, in walked L. And do you know what? He had made breakfast for me, eggs, bacon and buttered toast! Yum! Breakfast in bed for me!
Just last week I taught a lesson in RS about prayer and revelation. In one part it challenged us to have courage to pray honestly. Well.... My prayer was heard before I even finished it!!!
It was also very humbling too!
I am so thankful for my husband! I am sure glad he thought of me when he was prompted to make breakfast!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Elf time!

Merry Christmas!

See our Elf-morphasis!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Time to be Thankful...I think

The past few weeks have just flown away haven't they?
Thanksgiving week was memorable to say the least. Too bad we lived it instead of watching it on a TV sitcom...
The girls and I went up to my folks to visit LJ and T (visiting from Logan) and my parents, Monday .
The plan was to be there till Thurday with L coming up Wed. night after work staying till Thursday afternoon,and then go to visit Mom P and everyone who had come into town. Well that was a nice plan that disappeared pretty quick.
That night/Tuesday morning, I was up all night with Ju Ju who was so sick I took her to Urgent Care to see if she was dehydrated and needed IV fluids. I was so worried because she was vomiting every half hour and progressed to to every 15 minutes! I couldn't believe how ill she looked it really freaked me out! Fortunately she wasn't that bad yet and so the Urgent Care doctor gave her a prescription, to calm her tummy. Then the following night Lil was sick which brings us to Wed. My father was an angel that week helping at 3 am a couple of nights with cleaning up soiled blankets while I gave girls baths. Lil actually made a make shift bed with her sleeping back in the tub. (no water in it of course) because we didn't want to clean up the carpet again.
Poor Cari her baby got sick and Poor LJ her baby got sick too along with her Liz . If I had crystal ball I probably would not have even gone up to my folks if I knew my kids were all going to be so sick. My mom spent nearly the whole day driving me to Urgent Care and to get prescriptions and special drinks for my baby. When I apologized for ruining the holiday she was so sweet to say she was glad she was there to help me. Hurray for MOMs!!!
Then L who was in Erie still, related that he was sick when he called and couldn't come join the rest of his kiddies and wife. I was desperate to be with him! I think when thing go wrong it is a comfort to have your spouse with you! Even though he has that gag reflex when he sees others puke. Hoping that things would be better, Thursday arrived.
Meant to be a day of thanks, members of the my family where dropping like flies with sickness. We called off the coming relatives from Boulder, Broomfield and Loveland, to prevent the spread of germs.

Poor Mom, she didn't get to have th full house for the dinner like she planned. Inspite of all the sickness I set the table with the china. so when JuJu was sick all over the dinning room floor at least the table looked Magazine lovely!
L was able to creep over to see his Mom and the rest of his family that night. (I was so jealous.) L called at 4 pm to invite us to join him in Longmont. Exhausted, I on the other hand didn't have the energy or man power to load up my car with whining and sick kids in the dark (why does it have to be so dark in the winter so early?) and was stuck there 'till first light.
Friday came and finally L and I along with the girls were all together! Well eventually...
L went and helped out Friday morning for the CU Boulder Football game. So around 3 or 4 in the afternoon the reunion came. We ordered pizza and went around the table telling what we were thankful for. Lil said she was thankful for Jesus! Yea, Lil ! He really is the most important isn't he!
We have been trying to help Ju Ju get fully recovered from her illness. It just seamed to linger on for her, nearly a week and a half.
Thank you to those who included her in your fast. She has lost weight and energy but is up and running around with her sisters pretty much back to normal. She takes 2 naps a day though, I don't mind that ;D
Though I was totally sad not to visit with fam who were here. Boo Hoo for me!
Yet in spite of it all..
I have learned some valuable things!
I absolutely Love my husband and though thick or thin and sickness and health.. I always want to be with him!
Thank goodness for washing machines!!!
Also I really value the time and energy of those who really helped me out when it was really yucky and were there for me when most others would avoid us and our version of the plague!
Thank You!
I am also thankful for Prayer and blessings! (Thank You Uncles)
I know they helped Ju Ju and me her mommy feel better!
Obviously I didn't take pictures of sick kids. These are from the Sunday after Thanksgiving!
I love my sister LJ's post on this event! Check it out!
Oh lets not forget...
I love my Hands Full, better Full than Empty!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

With a break to Grandma's house we took a photo opp. with the pretty tree.
We played with LJ and her crew which was the best!

We miss them when they are gone but love how exciting it is when they visit!