Friday, November 30, 2007

1592 ...

Well here's the project as of a few days ago! We put our address block in the brick ... so it's official, eh?! We are just about ready to get the stucco up and now the brick and hardiplank is done ... as for the inside ... we're all sheetrocked! We're waiting on the gas company to hook up heat so they can mud and tape, it's getting a little cold finally and feeling a bit like December! It's fun to see our new home coming together! :) Thanks to the family who just came to visit and put countless hours over there helping out! We are so lucky to have such good friends and family support!

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Kaysville Light Parade

This is a fun tradition! Every year the saturday after Thanksgiving, Kaysville turns their city lights on and they have a parade with all the floats covered in lights and have Santa come ... we were lucky to have Mom and Dad B. join us this year :) Fun!

Friday, November 23, 2007

The Lights at Temple Square

We all went to the lighting of Temple Square! It as always, was beautiful! A little cold but nothing a few layers can't fix! We met up with Joe and Jenn and her little boy Braxton ... it was so fun to spend time with them and the family!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Don't be a Scrooge!!! (Tis the season! I’ve decided this is going to count for my being ‘tagged’)

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate!! Every morning now that it’s cooling off!
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa definitely has some serious elf wrappers to get the job done, but we always get them wrapped!
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? I really like white lights on the house the best but enjoy either on the tree
4. Do you hang mistletoe? Usually above the door
5. When do you put up your decorations? Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving … this year will be minimal decorations due to the upcoming move however!
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? Grandma Dunford’s carrot pudding with lots of caramel sauce! I love candied yams and turkey and about anything else really!
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: The magic of it all! We always got a new Christmas dress too! We got to wear it to our family party to sit on Santa’s lap and that was always so exciting!
8. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Oh yes … always get our new jammies!
9. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? It kind of changes every year … I get new additions and old additions from mine and Tone’s childhood ornaments
10. Snow! Love it or Dread it? It's very much a love-hate relationship. I LOVE it for the holidays … it makes it so much more magical! I HATE it when you have to drive in it! I LOVE it in the mountains as long as it wants to stay there though
11. Can you ice skate? I have been my share of times but I ride the wall the whole time … I’ve had too many spills to get away from the rail!
12. Do you remember your favorite gift? I’ve been given quite a few … I remember when I was little Santa brought me, Joe and Jess these huge stuffed bears that were like lounge chairs to sit in and they were the highlight of many years! Baylee was a few days past being a Christmas gift but I couldn't have asked for anything more!
13. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Spending time with my family, both extended and our own now growing family! I love being able to teach my kids the true meaning of Christmas … this will be the second year we will have the chance to let the cousins act out the nativity and they are really understanding it!
14. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Again I have to go with Grandma’s carrot pudding … however I have a cheese ball that tops the list along with the family fudge recipe and fondant! We have lots of good treats!
15. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Every year my mom and I (and whoever else will join) read the whole thing of ‘The Forgotten Carols’ and listen to the music … it reminds me so much of the purpose we celebrate this holiday! and I love spending the time with my mom!
16. What tops your tree? So far it’s been a big star … maybe it’ll become an angel if I find the right one!
17. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Giving no question! It is so fun to try to find the perfect thing for everyone! Sometimes challenging but hey I love to shop!
18. What is your favorite Christmas Song? I love all the Christmas songs! I grew up on Beach Boys and their Christmas album is one of my most favorites! I love 'Merry Christmas Baby' and 'Little St Nick' ... It reminds me of my dad too! I also love ‘The Osmonds’ Sleigh Ride version!
19. Candy Canes? Love them! Especially with hot chocolate!
20. Do you feel Christmas is too commercialized? Unfortunately yes … I don’t mind it too much but I wish it waited until after Thanksgiving to start!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Family Pictures

We finally got some family pictures with the newest addition :) They turned out pretty cute! I'm a little biased maybe but these are pretty cute kids! We've loved having a long fall too! These were fun to take outside and in the leaves!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Bos and Luke

These are a few pics of Boston with his cute cousin Luke! Luke and Bos are 4 days apart and will be best little buddies! It's so fun to have them get together!

Brick has started!

Today they put up some more timbers and started laying the brick! It's flying along! We passed 4-way inspection today so now they can start the drywall and putting the inside together! It's such a fun project!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Boston's blessing

We blessed Boston today at Mom and Dad's home. It was such a nice day ... in every aspect! We had a wonderful support group of family and friends, and the weather was perfect! Boston is the most special little boy and we feel so blessed to have him in our family!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

This is the new latest house pic :)

I'm afraid there is going to be lots of updates on the house because Tone is blowing it out pretty fast! I'll try to limit the pictures a bit ... but today they got the shop all dryed in on the roof and the loft and bathroom framed up. They also got our mantle up over the fireplace ... it's looking great! We are excited to see the progress! Tone is there everyday right now and has loved every minute!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Milk Moustache

Boston was riding in the back of the car with his bottle and when I went back to get him I found him with a face full of milk ... he apparantly spit a little and then with his excited little hands going a hundred miles an hour, wiped it all over his little face! I was laughing so hard and he started laughing too! It was too cute!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Latest House Pic

I took these today as they were setting trusses on the house ... the shop is all framed up now and most all the cement is poured too! Tone has his own walkway from the back patio to the shop! It's great :)

The New House

Anthon finally gets to build us a home after building so many for everyone else! We bought some land up on the East Layton/Clearfield border. Not only does he get the house but he's building his own enormous shop! This thing is bigger than my home now :) This has been a fun project for the whole family to be involved in! We've been over to the house almost every day and Baylee seems to step in stride just like her dad in the work zone! She loves to play in the dirt and on the tractor! We've had lots of help and support from our family and friends and love to have the help and interest shown as this comes along! We'll keep everyone up on the progress of this!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Time

We had a fun-filled Halloween! Bay loved the idea of getting candy for saying "trick or treat"! She loaded up! After all the knocking on doors, we went back to Nana's and Papa's and watched 'Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin'. Baylee hasn't got enough of that movie yet and we're still watching it about 3 times a day!