The main reason we bought the lot we did, or even decide to build a house at all was because of the open field right next to our house. I am so glad it was a deciding factor! It will be so nice for the kids to play and It is perfect for little sledders! We took advantage of the few snow days we had this year and slid down some hills. Jade LOVES sledding. & she loves the neighbor kids. My mama dreams came true when they came softly knocking at our door, bundled up asking, "can Jade come sledding with us?" My heart just about burst right there at the front door. Because in that moment reality set in, I am living out my greatest dreams. As a young girl, all I dreamed of was being a wife and mother - putting my heart and soul into raising a family. & I am doing it. It was a defining moment for me. When I get down on myself and my accomplishments I find great peace and confidence in knowing, with a heart full of gratitude, that I am living the life that I dreamed up as a young girl. Yet it's even more beautiful than what I imagined it could be. I am a mom and I am a wife and I am proud of that.
30 December 2014
27 December 2014
We spent Christmas eve with the Crowley gang at their bowling alley. It's a tradition for their family to have a family party there every Christmas Eve. It was a blast bowling, visiting, and eating a yummy potluck dinner. We were so lucky, even Santa Clause made a surprise visit. Jade loved him cause he kept giving her candy. That girl loves sugar.
Tyler's family has a tradition where the first present opened is baby Jesus. Jade had the honor of opening it this year. When she opened it, she just started kissing the little baby Jesus. So funny, that girl.
Jade didn't even care what was inside the box she just loved ripping off that paper.
This Christmas was extra special this year because it was my first white christmas EVER. I've always dreamed of a white christmas. It definitely added to the magic of it all. The real reason it was so fun though was because of Jade. She is at that perfect age where just unwrapping presents is exciting and she is happy and giddy no matter what she opens. We loved spending Christmas with our Fredrickson family.
21 December 2014
We celebrated Christmas with our Glendenning family the weekend before Christmas since we are with the Fred's this year. We had so much fun having them in town for the weekend and celebrating. We had lots of fun at Provo beach, trying new restuarants, shopping, and relaxing.
18 December 2014
Brock & Rissa came to town to celebrate Christmas with us a couple days earlier than the rest of the gang so we decided to have some fun. We went up to city creek for shopping, dinner, and Christmas lights with Lexie and Mitchell. Afterwards, we met up with Angie and the boys at Davis Lanes for some bowling. It was Jade's first time bowling and she was in heaven! Such a fun night with family and friends!
17 December 2014
08 December 2014
The monday after we moved in, we got our Christmas tree set up. Jade loved helping me trim the tree and she loved having a mini tree to decorate of her own. Christmas is the best time of the year.