Friday, December 19, 2008

A birthday cake for President Monson

In December's Friend (an LDS children's magazine) there is a little place where you can give President Monson ( the prophet of the LDS church) a birthday present. In his conference talk, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said: "When our beloved prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, was asked on his birthday this past August what would bee the ideal gift that members world wide could give him, he said without a moment's hesitation, 'Find someone who is having a hard time,..... and do something for them.'" So the Friend has a place where you can fill out your information and a little story of what you did to serve or help someone and then the Friend will send them to the prophet in August 09 for his birthday. I thought it would be fun and a good experience for Henry (they ask children to be at least three). I told him this morning that soon it would be President Monson's birthday and that all he wanted for his birthday was for us to help someone. I asked him to think of someone he could help. Henry thought for a while and then said, "You Mommy." Of course tears welled up in my eyes and then I asked him what he would like to help me with and Henry said, "I want to help you make a birthday cake for President Monson." "Oh really," I replied, laughing a little. Then Henry said with a light in his eyes, "And I will blow out his candles!" I hope President Monson would be okay with that. :-)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

charlie brown tree

So, we got our tree and decorated it a couple of days ago. It is a cute little tree, the biggest one we've had since we've been married. We went to the same place we always go to get out tree, "The real McCoy". It is a family owned corner lot and we just love this family and we love their trees..... they last forever. When ever we go I always feel so bad for the charlie brown trees. What if they never get a home? Even when I little I remember my siblings and I getting the charlie brown trees because we felt sorry for them. So, this is our little tree, excuse my naked daughter..... Jetta is Jetta. I think the diaper and Klompen are a nice touch. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Snow Play

We have all been sick for the past week so when the forecast said snow my heart sunk because we would be inside for yet another day. However, that morning I woke up to the excitement of fresh snow and decided I didn't care if we were all still sick we were going out!! We needed the change of scenery so very badly! We had so much fun running, sliding, climbing, angle making, rolling, track making, snow eating, shoveling, and cold noseing. We played for 2 hours. I only took a few pictures and filmed a little, the rest of the time was just enjoyment! I love playing in the snow.

getting ready (side note: my brother, miles, made me this scarf for my mission. Jetta loves it!)

rare sibling love

Friday, December 5, 2008

Photography update

For those of you I have done photography for lately I finally updated my photography blog. Sorry It took me so long. You can click on the link in my side bar or just click here.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Cow Boy Cousins

This is Henry and Jetta and their cousin Jackson. For Christmas my mom got all of the kids cow boy attire. She gave it to them early so they could dress up and play together. That is just what they did. I think there is a little country in all of us especially these three. Thank you Nanna.

Jetta has a little crush on my brother Miles.