Thursday, December 3, 2009

Goings On

It seems like it's harder and harder to find time to blog. I love the holidays, but boy I feel busy. So, here's the run down on our goings on. Thanksgiving was so great. We went to my parents house. It was just a small group of us. The food was super yummy and it was quiet. Leslie and Josh couldn't make it because Leslie had swine flu. Poor Girl! That night we headed up to the Hunter house to visit. Jason's Uncle Mern and family were there and some of his cousins were too. It was fun to see everyone. And of course we ate more pie. YUM!

Thanksgiving weekend was full of shopping. Julie, Nonie and I hit Wal-Mart for black Friday. We got there a little after three in the morning. We went to the new Wal-Mart by Lone Peak High School, and from what I hear we made a great choice. Rumor has it that it wasn't nearly as busy and the other Wal-Marts around here. I ended up getting everything that I wanted. I spent way to much money and had TONS of fun.

Friday afternoon the girls and I went with my Mom, Kara, Julie, and Heber down to the boutique in Spanish Fork. They have it every year right after Thanksgiving. My Aunt Bonnie and her girls went too. I got a few more Christmas gifts, ate some yummy donuts, and then came home. That night we headed to the mall....for MORE shopping!

At the mall we went to Build-A-Bear. It's a new tradition we started last year. This year was a little harder because Jordyn is a little more aware of what is going on around her. So, we explained to her that we were going to go make bears, pick out cute clothes, and then give them to Toys for Tots....or in her terms....the poor kids. I was super worried that she would be sad and cry and want her own, but SHE WAS GREAT! I was so proud to be her mom. Seriously! The best part is that she understood that some kids don't get to have Christmas and this is how we can help them.

Saturday Jason spent the morning working in the yard while I finished all the Christmas decorating in the house. In the afternoon we went to IKEA. It was my first time. That store is HUGE! I could hardly believe that all that stuff fit in there. I got a toy organization thing for Christmas. It's all set up! It's perfect...the girls think it's fun and I think it's wonderful. Anything to make my life more clean and organized is great with me!

So, let's see....Oh yeah. Monday...I can't remember what I did on Monday. Oh yeah! We returned our Christmas Tree to Roberts because ONE strand of lights wasn't working. That meant that Tuesday I spent the day re-decorating. Oh well. It's worth having a working tree. Tuesday night we took the girls to "Zoo Lights" at Hogle Zoo. It was super fun. I was surprised how much Jordyn loved it. We all bundled up and stayed pretty warm, considering how cold it was. It was fun!

Wednesday night we went to the Festival Of Trees. It was wonderful. I really wish that Jason and I had lots of money to be able to buy one of those beautiful trees. Plus, Primary Children's is such an amazing place!

Today has been a catch up day. I've been doing laundry and the girls have been playing. Jordyn went to her very first birthday party for her friend Ryann. She had lots of fun. But, here we are, it's a little after seven and my girls are sleeping. I'm not sure if I should turn the light off and hope that they just sleep all night, or if I should go wake them up. Good thing I don't have to go anywhere in the morning. That way, if they do wake up, it won't matter if we snuggle up on the couch at two in the morning to some "Monster's Inc." or "Peter Pan".


Anonymous said...

I think I need a toy organizer! Oh, but wait...if I got an organizer, I'd have to organize things - so never mind! BUT your closet looks great! If you ever get bored, I'll give you keys to my house! :)

Kirsten said...

We also went to Zoo Lights and The Festival of Trees this week. We should be doing this stuff together!

Katy said...

Busy! I love the sleeping photos. I'm curious to learn if they stayed asleep.

Jordyn was really cute at the birthday party. Sorry we made the wrong sized shirt for her--maybe Tessa will like it?

Rachelle Davies Sorensen said...

How does the build a bear workshop thing work? My twins just love that place.