Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Perfect Gift Ideas...

The girls had a GREAT Christmas this year! Everyone was so thoughtful in their ideas for the girls... Great ideas...

1.Quilts for the girls made out of pink camo material and colored jeans. I loved them!
2. Babies and more babies.... Ivy just loves to take care of babies.
3. Sally got aprons for the different seasons/holiday. They are so cool.

4. Pillow Pets- cute and cuddly...need I say more?

5. Lots of Polly Pockets... You can't go wrong with these little dolls. And they got a cute doll house to put them all in. I think these are awesome for little girls.
6. Technological stuff for the girls. I kid you not... the girls EACH got 4 different computer-type consoles to teach them stuff and play games. They are loving them! One teaches spanish, some work with numbers/words/letters, ect... and Bella got her DS that she had been asking for since last Christmas!

7. Money... Yes, little girls (and big girls) loved getting so moolah this year. They were able to go and get MORE stuff. (Ivy got a HUGE stuffed dog that Santa didn't bring her. )
8. FOOD! Need I say more with this one either? We loved getting lots of goodies and then spending the day stuffing ourselves with great food. It couldn't have been better.
Thanks to EVERYONE for the great gifts and love and support. We love all of you.

Gingerbread House

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ike in the snow...

Once there was a Snowman!

Finally there is snow! Sunday after church we went out and played in the rainy snow...for THREE hours. We had fun building a few snowmen.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Why we have kids...

Really, this picture says it all... they are happy and glowing and it melts my heart to see pictures like this of Bella and Ivy. Today I was having a really bad day (much to mine own making) but nonetheless, it was a difficult day for me to face. But, I sucked it up at church and put on my best happy face and tried to feel the spirit. I got to sit by Bella for a bit of Primary and really enjoyed hearing her answers to what was asked by the leader. I tried to avoid almost everyone in the mishap that I might break down crying or some silly thing like us moms do. But, I made it through and went home to Brad and Ivy. I was making lunch and Bella decided she wanted to be an early teenager and blast her kids bop music from her room. I think every single song had something about being happy, or getting over a bad day, or realizing what you have in your life. She was singing at the top of her lungs (cause that's what Bella does) and it made me realize that I can get through the hard times in my life if I just think of them. Thanks Bella and Ivy for making me happy today!