Friday, December 25, 2009


Christmas was a lot of fun this year. Tally really enjoyed it being almost 18 months, and of course, Trey enjoyed it even more. I didn't take too many pictures, and most of what I did take came out fuzzy for some reason.

Christmas Eve we went to Morgan and Allyson's to eat dinner for Morgan's birthday. It was amazingly delicious as usual. Then, we came back over our our house where all my family met us for games and a white elephant gift exchange. It was really fun. The little kids decorated cookies to leave for Santa and pretty much just were running around crazy with excitement.

Christmas Day we woke up, riffled through our stockings, then went over to my parents' house for a yummy breakfast and presents. Trey and Tally got a kitchen stocked full of play food from Santa. Trey got a CARS GeoTrax and Tally got a pink Plasma car and a baby stroller. Then, we went to Jordan's parents' house for a 2nd breakfast and to open more gifts. It was a really great Christmas and we were glad that we could celebrate with so much of our families!

Trey, Tally, and Papa at The Magical Forest.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Santa's Elves

Santa's Elves visited our house this year! They decided to come early in the month of December, with snow stuck to their little elf shoes, and bring the kids some Christmas pajamas. While Trey and Tally were in the bath tub, they opened Trey's bedroom window, snuck in, left the gifts and a note in the middle of the room, and scurried right back out, leaving the window open! As Trey was walking to his room, noticing that it was very cold, he was shocked to see snow on his bedroom floor! Well, yes, the kids were excited to get some new jammies and slippers, but they were even more excited that there was snow (very crushed ice) on the floor. Ok, they could really care less about the new jammies. They played with the snow for about 20 minutes until it started melting and getting everything wet. Trey slept with the note that night and loved to tell everyone that he came in contact with (for the next week) about the Elves' journey down from the North Pole. It was pretty cute.

The Santa Run

We did the Santa Run again this year! It was at Town Square instead of down town. It was a lot of fun because I ran it this time! Last year my friend Nicole and I walked it, pushing the strollers, while the hubbies ran. But, since I've been tring to lose some weight, I've started running to help me with that goal. Alison, Jessica, Christi, Rachel and I all ran the race. As it turns out, it wasn't even a real 5K!! It was only like 2.5 miles instead of 3.1. Oh well. I think I'll try and keep up the running to do the Stake Track Meet 5K in the spring. Jordan also ran while pushing our new double jogging stroller. It was a bit more of a workout for him, but the stroller really works great and the kids LOVED it.