Today is my 4th wedding anniversary :) On Friday Joel surprised me with lunch at Rio Grill and some beautiful flowers. It was so nice to have an unexpected break during the day to eat some great food with my honey! Thanks hubby!
It may be a week away from Christmas, but I honestly don't feel it. But it's hard with no snow and a day in the 70's!! I think I'll take the warm over the blizzard though :) We spent the morning at the zoo with friends and the afternoon playing outside.
We had long sleeved shirts on at first but it was too hot, so we had to go back in and change into short sleeves :)
My little climber
For some reason we have 2 kinds of grass in our complex. You can see the yellow in the background and the green grass up front. It's kind of weird. They should have gone for all the green stuff!!
Joel's parents came for a visit. Emery was so spoiled and got another set of grandparents to play with! It was pretty rainy and cold, but Emery didn't mind playing day after day with his grandma and grandpa.
We had a little early Christmas and opened some gifts.
Grandma even let him help with the cooking!
Thanks for coming and we'll see you next year! We love you John and Kathy!
I saw this on our cousin's blog and thought it was a great idea, so I'm sharing it with all of you too :)
The True Spirit of Christmas
For the month of December we share a gift with you, so the true spirit of Christmas may join your family too. Now throughout this holiday season, as the days get hectic and long, gather together at the end of each day to share a scripture, story, and song. With your hearts and voices joined together, the spirit will ring loud and clear. We hope this time spent together will fill your holidays with love and cheer! We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
December 1 Isaiah 7: 14 Angels We Have Heard On High December 2 Isaiah 9:6 Away In A Manger December 3 Micah 5:2 O Little Town of Bethlehem December 4 Jeremiah 23:5 O Come All Ye Faithful December 5 Isaiah 40:1-4 Joy to the World December 6 Jeremiah 33:14-15 The First Noel December 7 Isaiah 40:11 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear December 8 Psalms 24 Hark the Herald Angels Sing December 9 Jeremiah 23:6 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks December 10 Jacob 7:11-12 Far, Far Away On Judea's Plain December 11 1 Nephi 10:4 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen December 12 1 Nephi 13:18 What Child Is This December 13 1 Nephi 11:20-24 O Holy Night December 14 1 Nephi 11:27 Who Is The Child December 15 Helaman 14:3 Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus December 16 Helaman 14:5-6 I Heard the Bells December 17 Luke 1:30-31 I Believe in Christ December 18 3 Nephi 1:13 When Christ Was Born In Bethlehem December 19 3 Nephi 1:19 Star Bright December 20 Luke 2:4-7 O Hush Thee My Baby December 21 Luke 2:8-11 How Great Thou Art December 22 Luke 2:12-14 We Three Kings of Orient Are December 23 Matthew 2:1-2 With Wondering Awe December 24 Mosiah 3:5-8 Silent Night Luke 1:26-38, 46-47 Luke 2:1-20 Matthew 2:1-14
It seemed we were going to have a lonely Thanksgiving this year, with just the 3 of us (husband, kiddo, and me). Not exactly enough people to eat a huge Thanksgiving turkey and spread! So we may not have even done it. Until....my parents decided to come for a visit! Yeah!! We were especially grateful for our family this Thanksgiving!
Emery couldn't get enough of his Grandparents! And it worked out well for me too, to get a break. Especially since I was feeling sick most of the weekend! Emery helping Grandma with the cookies
Emery got pretty good at saying "pom-pa" (Grandpa)
It was really nice that Joel had a couple days off work too!
I got these cool vinyl wall decals to decorate Emery's room. I got the alphabet/numbers set and then some zoo animals to place next to the letter it begins with (Lion by L etc). It tured out really cute, I think :)
Then with some extra letters, I put his name above his bed
The numbers are on the other wall
With the cooler weather Emery finds a nice spot to watch Peter Pan
At our last visit to the zoo, I got some of these special crackers that you can feed to some of the animals. Here there is holes so you can pet the goats, and feed them too!
After one goat nibbled the food from Emery's hand he was jumping up and down in excitement. It was so cute!
My handsome boys ready for church in their nice suits
I took these on Wednesday at Southside Park where we were having playgroup. It was a beautiful day (much appreciated after a few very chilly days) and by the time we left around noon I was feeling a little hot! Amazing for a day in November, and I love it!