Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Christmas morning turned out just about perfect. The kids slept in and were thrilled that Santa had dropped off presents. For the next several nights Camdin has been asking if Santa can come again:) I stayed up the night before finishing Camdin and Colton's matching jammies, using my new Christmas present (thanks honey!). I think they turned out so cute. I am going to try and continue this tradition every year.
I asked Camdin his favorite present and he told me Batman. I think this is the toy he has played with the least:) Who knew it was his favorite?

Everyone enjoyed target practicing with the Nerf guns.

Santa left goggles in their stockings. As you can see they love them.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve we drove up to Leavenworth. It was a 2 1/2 hour drive. But it was beautiful. They had lots of snow so we went on a sleigh ride in a field, went past a stream, saw some animals and sang Christmas carols. After we had our hot coco and cookies we went into town and looked at the beautiful lights, went window shopping, and ate dinner. If I go to Leavenworth again I will definitely try and stay the night because it is a long drive and there is lots to see.

Getting Ready For Christmas

We had a great Christmas this year. Dustin's mom dad and sister came to visit and we were able to do fun Christmas activates with them. Their fist night we all decorated our Christmas tree (It had been up for a week with lights but no decorations, I actually kind of liked it because Colton couldn't take decorations off). We then made sugar cookies. I love sugar cookies but boy do they have allot of steps and are very messy to create:)
I learned sugar cookies+Aunt Megan=Messy Boys:)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


My Uncle invited everyone up to his house for a sledding/snow machining/early Christmas party. We were lucky during our trip because it stayed pretty warm. On our sledding day it was -5 below(which is very mild for this time of year in Fairbanks). So my boys were bundled from head to toe but only lasted going down the hill twice. It was a great day that ended with Colton puking all over me and then taking a 3 1/2 hour plane ride home that night. Don't you just love kids! The Stomach Flu Stinks!

We went sledding down the hill and the snow machine took us back up. It was so nice:) Isn't that view beautiful!

Unexpected Trip to Alaska

My Poppy died unexpectedly this month so our family took a quick trip to Alaska. Dustin flew up there with the boys and I but had to leave early. In total we stayed a week and a half. It was so nice to be home. It was a hard trip but we were able to enjoy our time with family.
Our first trip outside all bundled up. By the end of the trip the boys hated putting on their boots hats gloves and snow pants.

Both of my boys warmed right up to their great Grandma.

We stopped in North Pole to visit the real Santa Clause.

Camdin said he wanted a T-Rex Mountain. Anyone know what that is??

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Funny Faces

We were just sitting at the gas station getting gas and making funny faces. Great Night!

Thanksgiving Dinner

This year was my first year to be cooking solo for Thanksgiving. I was very nervous and worried about all of the work. On the big day I ended up having so much fun. I made myself and checklist and went at it. Dustin's job for the day was taking care of the kids and dishes. He ended up doing the dishes 3 times that day.(Thanks Honey!) Everything turned out so good and went very smoothly. As we sat down at the table to eat we went around the table and told what we were thankful for. After Dusitn and I were done Camdin went and he said the cutest things.

1. Water
2. Hot Water
3. Warm Water
4. Uncle Orin
5. Jesus
and then he named all of his friends from nursery and all of his other cousins aunt uncles and grandparents. It was very sweet.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It Is Getting Cold Outside

We had our first fire of the year today. I usually have the fireplace blocked off so I was a little nervous for the boys. But they did great! When Colton woke up from his nap to the fire he started blowing toward it. I assume he was trying to blow it out like a candle:) Then Camdin told him "hot hot" and that is all it took for him to be interested in something else.

Dustin has been busy getting firewood several Saturdays. Both of the boys are very curious around his chainsaw. We found the perfect solution, get them both their own. So far it has worked.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Uncle Mike

My Uncle was coming home from a work trip and was able to stop in Seattle for a layover. It was so nice to see him again. It has been 3 years since I saw him last. He took us out to dinner and we talked played and of course Uncle Mike spoiled the boys with a toy. After days like this I really wish Alaska was closer to Seattle. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon Uncle Mike, we miss you!

Uncle Mike got both of the boys a remote control car. It does flips and is easy to control. So much fun!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Veterans Day

We spent part of our Veterans Day at the beach. The boys had so much fun looking for shells fish and sticks. The sun was shining and it was a terrific day. I also got some pretty cute pics of the boys. I have found sticking the boys on something keeps them still and usually helps them to look in my direction. In these pics drift wood was very helpful:).


This is pretty sad that I am just now posting about Halloween. I do have an excuse Dustin brought home the Swine Flu. He got it from a guy at work and one by one we have all gotten it. Luckily Camdin and Dustin got over it in 48 hours. Colton and I have gotten a cold with it so we are just finally feeling 100% again.
We did have a great Halloween. We went to the ward trunk-er-treat and the boys were able to play games and get tons of candy. Dustin took them around our culd-a-sac wear our neighbors gave them bags or candy(literally). It was a great Halloween. I am so glade the boys didn't get sick until after it was over.

There was no getting Camdin to look at the camera, he was too excited about the candy.

I have been getting many pics of this face. I think he is saying "enough already".