Wednesday, December 29, 2010

christmas eve 2010

We spent our Christmas holiday in sunny St. George.
Christmas eve was filled with family and festivities.
I was just excited that we could take Halle to a park and not freeze our buns off.
There was a Santa hat. And a new found love for being naked. I thought we had already been through this phase a year ago, but apparently it is back.
We decorated Christmas sugar cookies at Grandma and Grandpa Nimer's house with the Bodines. I was lucky I got her to wear a sweater for this.
Halle mostly just wanted to taste the frosting and ended up licking the cookies and not eating the cookie part.
We didn't make Santa eat her slobbery cookies.
Wes taught the Christmas story using the little people nativity set.
Halle set cookies out for Santa and carrots out for the Reindeer, but she really wanted to eat those too.
Halle opened one present and then was sent to bed so Mommy and Daddy could wrap presents.
Coming soon: Christmas morning 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

temple square

Last week we enjoyed a night in Salt Lake eating dinner and walking around Temple Square to see the Christmas lights. I really love temple square this time of year. We bundled up and braved all the traffic on a Saturday night. Halle thought the temple was amazing. She wouldn't take her eyes off it and kept asking to go inside.
We spent some time in the visitor's center. I had forgotten how beautiful the artwork depicting the Savior's life is. Halle loved going to see the Christus. I love living so close to so many beautiful things.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

lovin' every minute

I'm just soaking up every second it is just me and my halle girl.
Can't even begin to imagine how our little world is going to change when we bring home a baby.
Until then I am loving every minute of mommy and kikster time.
aren't you digging the food stains on her princess dress? this obsession with dress ups is getting ugly.

Friday, December 10, 2010

it's christmas

The tree is up.
The stockings are hung.
The nativity is in the alcove for all to see.
Halle can now sing "Jingle Bells."
We sat on Santa's lap and just stared at the jolly man.
We eat a chocolate from the advent calendar everyday.
At every store decorated for Christmas we say, "it's Christmas!"
All we want for Christmas are princess dolls.
Halle hates the taste of candy canes.
Oh, how I love this season.
p.s. did i mention that halle is going through a major dress-up phase. which is why she is wearing the frilly green nightgown. we sleep in dress-ups, go to the store in dress-ups, and literally live in dress-ups.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

time is running out

It is december, which means i am almost out of time this year to complete the goals I set. It has been awhile since I checked up on myself so here we go...
  • Temple once a month: Yeah baby! I made it every month and even witnessed a special treat. Wes's cousin Max and his wife Tayona were sealed for eternity last month to each other, but the most beautiful part was when their baby boy's tiny hand was placed over theirs and he was sealed to them for all eternity. There is nothing like it.
  • Eat better: I try. I was doing great until we were expecting. The baby wants what the baby wants people!
  • Read some classics: I finished every book on my list and even added in a couple more classics including wuthering heights and anne of green gables. Plus many more books that aren't considered classics.
  • Plan a trip: Our little family trip to Disneyland was really the best trip ever. I think the way we felt on our trip is a little bit like what heaven will feel like.
  • Learn to bake something: The other day I made some peanut butter oatmeal cookies for the women I visit teach. There was no hyperventilation, anxiety, and the cookies tasted fantastic. I definitely can't bake a large variety of things, but I am getting more comfortable with more things and have come a long way!
  • Serve my family, neighbors, and relief society sisters: Wow, this goal has had to change three times. First, it was nursery children, then young women, then our ward split and I found myself on the "enrichment" committee. I love planning activities for the women in my ward. And I do my best to address the needs of the peeps in my home and the peeps that live by me.
  • Do pilates: I did this for awhile and learned to love it. Then it became warm and I was able to run again. I ran most every day throughout the summer and then when I was about 3 months pregnant it became walking every morning and now it is freezing so I sit inside and hope I don't get huge.
  • Teach Halle to share: Well, Halle understands the word "share" and she understands "turns." She will even tell me when she is supposed to share, but she doesn't like to do it and cries every time she thinks she has to share. I just keep telling myself it is all about the baby steps.
  • Be lovely: I have noticed I feel lovely when I am productive and get things done and manage to take a shower. So, for this one I usually judge myself by the state my home is in and the way I smell.