Tuesday, December 23, 2008

merry christmas...


I didn't send out a Christmas card this year (too late, too lazy, too much money, etc.) so I figured I'd post one on my blog because most of the people I'd send one to look at my blog anway. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. My New Years resolution (in addition to losing 400 pounds) is to be better at blogging. I sure slacked off these last few months!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

some people might call it excessive...





We just got back from taking Annie on her 14th trip to Disneyland. We were already in Mesquite which is 1/2 way there so we figured, why not? If you haven't been to Disneyland at Christmas, I think everyone should go. It is so fun and they really pull out all the stops for Christmas it seems. The weather was wonderful and the girls were SO GOOD! The only thing that could have made it better were if Preston had been able to come...maybe next time!

thanksgiving in mesquite...

Whenever my extended family gets together it is always hectic - to say the least. If you've ever been to Mesquite you know that unless you are golfing or gambling, you're BORED. Luckily, I made it to the golf course on Thanksgiving day and seeing as how I don't get to golf as much as I'd like to, I did do too shabby. I think I shot a 51 (and that's even counting my 2 balls in the water, which I usually don't do). All things considered it was a great trip and I really should just be grateful that my grandparents are still around to share the holidays with!

Too many cooks in the kitchen trying to get the dinner ready. I carved the turkey this year, and made the mashed potatoes. Was there anything left for anyone else to do...sure didn't feel like it...

We went bowling the first night we got there. Yep, we did all the fun things there are to do in Mesquite the first hour we were there...
I guess Annie didn't think it was so fun. And who can blame her? I went to help her and instead I made her slide 1/2 way down the lane and fall on her bum...
My cute cousin Meg and her little girl Lily. She and Annie are 1 month apart so at least Annie had someone to play with...
I definitely saved the best picture for last! You know how there is the crazy relative in every family? Meet my great aunt Annabelle. When she walked in, I grabbed the camera, leaned over to Preston and said "nobody will believe this if they don't see it" and snapped the picture. What I think I like best is the expression on my grandparents faces, priceless...

talk in church...


Annie had to give her very first talk in church a few weeks ago. She was really pulling double duty since that was the same day as her primary program. The good part is, the grandparents didn't have to make 2 separate trips to see her in action.

Her talk was on being a Child of God. I have never written a primary talk before (except for maybe when I was in primary which was like 100 years ago and who can remember that) so thank heavens for the internet. Annie painted each picture herself. She did a WONDERFUL job and was really proud of her artwork.

Side note: she did NOT do so wonderful during the primary program. She spent the entire time with her hands in her mouth and would not sing the songs. Actually, I take that back, she sang the first 4 words of every song and then stuck her fingers back in her mouth. Makes me wonder why we even practiced the songs!