Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Season Fun

We have had such a fun Christmas season. I really can't believe it is over already though. It kind of bums me out because it doesn't really feel like it happened! Anyways, here are a few pictures of some of the fun things that we did. Out of chronological order of course!

Notice the couch in the background? Happy Day. Nathan and I litterally did not sit down from dawn til dusk on the 24th so that we could get everything unpacked!

My mom, a.k.a. Mammy, got him this little tikes car. He was going nuts in it!

Christmas morning was so fun. Grant was so excited. My in-laws came up also and unfortunately, none of the pictures I took of them turned out because they were sitting infront of the sun so you can't see their faces in them! We had a great time with them though.

Nathan got a Play Station 3!

My Christmas present. Nathan thought it would help me out with college!

Here is all of the Christmas after-glory!

Phoenix Suns Mr. Potato head!

Grandma and Grandpa Southam got Grant some fun cars. He absolutely loved them! Thanks!

The best part of all of Christmas was getting to talk to Logan. We did three way calling. It was so great to hear from him. Man I miss that boy! I can't believe I haven't seen my little brother in almost a year!

I had a fun time repainting Grant's room. I really love the way it turned out! We aren't totally done though! I need to get him a comforter, he's just using an old one we had lying around!

Family Christmas picture fun! My friend Anthony made the comment that Nathan looks like he would rather have a colonoscopy than take Christmas pictures and I'm going to have to agree!
Nathan had his 25th birthday on the 21st.

My friend Marlene had her annual cookie party. We had to make 12 dozen cookies! Whew! Here is the loot!

I didn't get a picture of everyone but here are a few of the girls!

Here are some fun pictures of my handsome little man! We also had a great time at birthday parties and Christmas parties but my camera was dead and I didn't have my charger yet! It was still in Utah!

Hope everyone had a great Christmas!!!



Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Late Christmas

So this year, unfortunatley my Christmas cards are going to be late. I decided to do them last minute and I thought they would be here on time but they aren't. Anyways, so here's a sneak peak and a heads up that they are on a slight delay! Hope everyone has a great Christmas. *Doesn't Nathan just look so excited for Christmas? I followed my general rule of using the picture that I look best in. So, too bad for my boys!

Friday, December 12, 2008

College, here I come!!!

So, it's official. I am enrolled in college. I start January 5th. I'm kind of freaking out but I am super super excited at the same time. This is something I have been wanting to do for a long long time. I'm going to be doing everything online through the University of Phoenix. I figured it would work out best having an almost 2 year old and all! I'm going to get my degree in Health Care Administrations and once I finish that, probably I don't know! Anyways, wish me luck!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Tribute to my nephew!

I really hope that my sister-in-law Catherine doesn't mind me doing this but my heart is so full and I just feel like I need to share her story. Maybe it will help some of us realize how important life is and to look at our children and give them a big hug and kiss and let them know that no matter what, we will love them forever!
Catherine was 5 months pregnant when she went in for her ultra-sound to find out the gender of her baby! Nothing could of have prepared them for what came next. I don't know exactly what happened but the doctor informed them that the baby had passed away! She delivered the baby early in the morning. It was a little boy! Still born.
My poor Catherine. I can't imagine the pain that you are feeling right now. My heart is reaching out to you and aching with you! I'm so sorry that you have to go through this. And I'm sorry that I am such a terrible sister-in-law. I promise to be here for you always. No matter what you need! I love you so much and am so grateful for everything you do for me. You have always been there for me in the times I needed you the most!
You and Tyler are in our prayers forever. I know that your little man although short, fufilled his purpose here. In just the short amount of time, he brought joy into everyone's lives! Remember Heavenly Father is also here for you and you can turn to him anytime! Be strong and know that you have endless amounts of love and support!

Daddy, please don't look so sad, Mama please don't cry~ "Cause I am in the arms of Jesus and He sings me lullabies." Please, try not to question God, Don't think he is unkind Don't think He sent me to you, and then He changed his mind. You see, I am a special child, and I'm needed up above I'm the special gift you gave Him, the product of your love. I'll always be there with you and watch the sky at night, Find the brightest star that's gleaming, That's my halo's brilliant light. You'll see me in the morning frost, that mists your window pane. That's me in the summer showers, I'll be dancing in the rain. When you feel a little breeze, from a gentle wind that blows That's me, I'll be there, planting a kiss on your nose. When you see a child playing, and your heart feels a little tug, That's me, I'll be there, giving your heart a hug. So Daddy, please don't look so sad, Mama don't your cry. I'm in the arms of Jesus and He sings me lullabies.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I LOVE Steve Nash!!!!

So, the other night Nathan, Grant and I went to our annul Phoenix Suns vs The Utah Jazz game. We were hoping to go with my best friend Ashely and her husband Matt but we could just not find four tickets anywhere. Sorry Ash. Anyways, so we ended up getting tickets in the THIRD row. That's right! THIRD row. It was the most amazing thing ever. The best part is though, we got there about an hour early and...I got Steve Nash's autograph and got to touch his hand. That's right. Two time MVP, God of Basketball, Mr. Pick and Roll himself, Steve Nash! I seriously was shaking like a crazy lady. I was SO excited. Grant was wearing his Nash jersey and I handed Grant to him. If you've seen Talledega Nights, I was just like that crazy lady that was all "sign my baby"! ha ha. So, here are some of the pictures from the game.
Incase any of you are wondering, the Suns got their butts kicked. Oh, and for some reason the computer I am on is dumb and it won't let me go back and edit this so it's all funky! Sorry!
How could Steve Nash resist this face?
Amare Stoudemire doing squats!

Warm up for Na na na Nash!!!

Here's our awesome signed jersey.

Shaq is HUGE!!!!

Matt Barnes is awesome!
Family portrait!
The opening!
Yeah it's the Jazz but it's still a cool pic!

Nash got pushed down!

I went to high school with this girl on the Weber State cheer squad. They performed during half time! Her names Mandy!

Grant had SOOO much fun!

Go Suns!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hot or Not and More Reading

So, the other day I was watching Ugly Betty on ABC and lo and behold, Betty had my skirt on. Now I'm just trying to figure out if this is a good thing or a bad thing?
Also, I have still been on my reading kick. I decided I'll just put a couple of things about each book and whether I liked it or not. Maybe it will inspire a few of you to read. I know I am always looking for a good book so if you are also, well, look and see and maybe something will spark your interest.

I really like books by Daniel Silva. I didn't know that this was a series and accidentally read the last one first but it was still really good. They are about espionage. So, if your are looking for a good spy book, here is one. Warning, they swear in it! Not a ton but there still is some.
I didn't really know what this book was when I started it. It's a true story about the auther, Douglas Preston and his friend Mario Spezi who start doing research into a case. It's about a serial killer who murders couples in Florence, Italy. To this day, they have never found the killer. It's also a pretty good book. It's a little graphic though and they also swear in it.
This is the first book in Daniel Silva's "Gabrielle Allon" spy series. I really liked this one a lot! Once again, some swearing.
I haven't actually finished this book yet, but so far it's super cute. It has a Harry Potter"esque" sort of tone. It's about a young girl named Meggie who thinks that her father is just a book binder when he is kidnapped and she finds out there is a lot more to her father than she knows, including the reason her father will not read out loud to her!
This is the kind of sequel to The Giver. I liked it a lot. It's pretty short and easy reading. I wouldn't say I loved it but it was overall really good.
My little brother told me I had to read the Artemis Fowl books. I'm actually on the second one. Once again, I wouldn't say I LOVE them but they are good and great for passing the time.
This book is NOT for the weak in testimony. It started out SOO good I couldn't put it down. All the way up until the last little bit when Dan Brown totally disappointed me. Let's face it, the man hates organized religion and God. So, yes, it was generally an awesome book with an intense story line, but don't be fooled, nothing is what it seems to be.
Loved this book and I can't wait to see the movie. It has so many good lessons in it. I really really recommend reading it. It's just wonderful. It's not too long either.
A Christmas Carol, also a Christmas classic. I have grown up watching the movie Scrooge every Christmas for as long as I can remember but I haven't ever actually read the book. First off, if you haven't seen the movie "Scrooge" I HIGHLY recommend it. It's a musical version of the classic story "A Christmas Carol" and so far the best version I have seen of all the making of it. The book is just as great as the movie. I love it and totally recommend reading it, especially as Christmas draws nearer!