Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving ...

Thanksgiving morning we woke up and were talking about what we are thankful for and Baylee said immediately "Heavenly Father, Jesus, our Prophet, Mommy, Bossy, Daddy, Baylee and Daddy's work" ... we don't drill that in at all :) It is all so true though! We feel so incredibly blessed for our family, friends, our home, our ward and keeping Tone busy with work at this time! We spent the day at my mom's celebrating with her side of the family and not only had 1 day of good eatin' but 2! We celebrated Thanksgiving with dads side of the family at their house on Friday too! We had a great weekend and ate way more than was necessary! But I guess we can get away with it this time of year :) Here's a few pics of the fun!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Baby Caroline gets blessed!

Tonight Joe and Jenn had my dad bless Caroline at their home and it was so nice! We had all the family there and she looked like an angel! Thanks for letting us share in such a special blessing!

Sometimes church is a chore! ...

Today was like every other Sunday in that it is always so hard to get to church on time! 11 comes too fast! I got Boston ready first and tried really hard to keep him happy because come 10:30 he's ready for a nap so I just need to get him to Sacrament and he can crash. Well about 10:50 I started scrambling to finish up me and Baylee and Boston had disappeared but I didn't think much of it and Anthon finished getting ready so he went to grab Bos and take him to the car ... then I hear "Jennie! You're not going to believe where Bos is!!" Then I hear Bos screaming and he had climed up on my bar and then over into the sink and cranked the water on himself and was drenched! I took a picture just cuz he still looked so cute and then stripped him down and put him to bed ... getting him dressed once is enough for me and we were late at this point so he won and got to go to bed :) Me and Tone still had to trade off to go to our classes but it was a day off for the kids!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Girls Night!

We have always gone as a family to 'The Nutcracker' every year and have usually had to drag the boys along so we got smart and decided to make it a girls night this year! It was so fun! April took Savanah and Charly and I took Baylee. We went to Olive Garden for dinner, which Baylee ordered 'breadsticks with balfredo sauce' as she calls it :) The girls were so excited for the ballet! After the first couple scenes and the lights would go down and everyone would clap, Baylee started asking me if it was over and then she started to think she was ready for it to be over! Intermission was a good break and then there was a little left in Act 2 before the end. She did really good and loved watching them dance ... next year it might not seem as long for her but she enjoyed being with the girls and reminded her daddy all day that it was just for her and mom and he wasn't allowed :) Love you girlfriend!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

M.I.A. ?! I'm back!

I felt like I have been MIA for a while now! Between all the family birthdays, baby showers, the elections, our anniversary and YW ... I have been slightly overwhelmed! It has been a whirlwind and I can't believe how fast the past month has gone! I feel like I've neglected my family, friends and my blog so much that I'm going to try to catch up before the holidays engulf me! ha! Tonight we had our Young Women in Excellence and it was seriously awesome! It has been soooo time consuming but soooo worth it now we had the finale of it! Our theme this year has been "Steadfast and Immovable, always abounding in Good Works" ... how fitting eh?! I kept thinking thoughout the elections and with Prop 8 how necessary it is for us to be "Steadfast and Immovable" on so many issues. I really do try to be tolerant of people and feel that we were all given free agency and we do get to use that gift but so many things right now effect my family and children and it is so important to listen to our prophets council and be "Immovable" on so many things facing us. Our whole theme tonight was "Like the Stars" (steadfast and constant) and we had a Oscars, movie star thing going and really had fun with the girls! Baylee was very involved and dressed up with us all tonight too! It is so fun she can see how good these young women are at such a young age and she really does look up to them. She learned the song and sang with us all tonight too! It really was kind of a family affair because Tone came and helped in the concessions and we borrowed my parents old fashioned popcorn machine and he put it to work :) Bos enjoyed the popcorn and had root beer for the first time and I think he drank the whole thing! I am so lucky to have such a supportive family! This is an awesome video my good friend Ivonne had found on YouTube and we showed it tonight ...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

5 years goes too fast!

It was our 5 year anniversary this weekend! I can't believe how fast it has gone by! I guess alot has happened though ... we've moved 3 times, started Tone's business, had 2 kids, and grown closer everyday! I am so glad I chose to marry Anthon! He is such a hard worker and great husband and dad! He decided we needed some serious R&R this weekend and we got it! He first took the kids the whole morning so I could go get my hair done and then he took me to New Image Day Spa for massages and pedicures (yes, he got it too!) he did complain a little after because his feet were "too smooth"! Then he took me to dinner at Timbermine and up to Alaskan Inn for the night! It was sooooo nice and a much needed retreat! Thanks honey!! I love you and appreciate you more than you know! <3

Oh and thanks to my parents and Jesse for tag teaming and watching the kids so we didn't have to worry about them :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween ... Muah-hahahaha!

I came from a pretty big Halloween family :) My mom never misses a year without going all out on her costume! This year Baylee came up with our theme of 'The Wizard of Oz' and got everyone involved! Jesse was excited to be the Tin Man and with the arrival of his girlfriend for the weekend, she graciously was our Glenda ... so we had the whole crew! We had a great night of trick-or-treating ... a little short lived but fun! The kids got tired really fast! Here's the crew ... I'll add a few more pics as I get them from other sources too :) I didn't get one of the whole Stettler crew but they looked great too!

the swamp thing!

a deer and her hunters

Cruella DeVille and one of her puppies!

The good and the bad!

My favorite Bay pics!

My favorite Bos pics!