Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gingerbread Stuff

Dave's mom gave us kits to make gingerbread trees and trains. We had Brian and Megan over for dinner, then made our cute things. We had a lot of fun and love it when we get to hang with these guys. It was fun to do something festive!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Family Pictures

We had a great Thanksgiving. We were lucky enough to have my newly married brother in law and his wife host a fabulous meal and Dave's entire family from Vegas came to celebrate with us. It was a weekend filled with shopping (9pm to 6am), games, movies, and of course, good food! I love the fact that Dave's family does the black friday thing with me. Dave, of course, hates any shopping, most especially black friday. His family, however, are the best people to shop with. It was great. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, we went up the canyon to get family pictures. They turned out so good! I normally hate all of our family pictures but thanks to the best photographer, Kevin Lunt, we got some great shots, even though we were freezing. We are so happy with how they turned out that I had to post a few of them. Hope everyone felt they had as much to be grateful for this year as we did. I love my little family and realize that we are so blessed!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Winter has come!

We got back from Disneyland (85 degree weather everyday) to this huge snowstorm. I guess we all knew it was coming. I was hoping it wouldn't snow until the week before Christmas, but I guess the week before Halloween is more realistic in Utah.

Halloween 2009

We had a ton of fun carving pumpkins this year! Courtney really enjoyed designing her pumpkin this year. Then we went to our friend's house for Halloween. It was really great. They had chili and hot dogs for dinner and hot chocolate and a fire to keep us warm. Then they had a trailer to put the kids on and they drove them around for trick or treating. How lucky!! She has never had such an easy time getting so much candy. It was a good Halloween and we are now ready for Thanksgiving.

Disneyland 2009

We had so much fun going to Disneyland with Brian, Megan, and Wendy!! We love Disneyland and had a great time going for Dave's birthday. Courtney could ride practically everything and doesn't get scared one bit. We can't wait to go again next year!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

And it goes on and on

Since I hadn't been able to figure out the picture thing, I sort of stopped taking them. We also went to BrianHead with the whole Bollard clan in September. It was the weekend of my birthday and a lot of fun. We got to stay in the coolest cabin and rented four wheelers to ride around on all weekend.

Just this last weekend, Courtney had a late night with all of her girlfriends. They ate pizza, decorated cookies, painted, made crowns, made braclets, played a ton, and watched a movie. They loved it and we may even try a sleep over next time.

We have also loved having Brian and Megan(Dave's brother and sis in law) so close to us. They got married in May and left to Texas for the summer. :( I was so sad and missed them lots. They had a house built while they were gone, in Lehi. We spend many of our nights with them!

We have been busy, continue to be busy and are loving our life. We have big plans this weekend for Dave's birthday too, so stay tuned for the post.

P. S. It won't be another 6 months before the next post!!!!

Fall Soccer

Despite the look on her face, she has loved soccer. The season ended on Saturday, where she scored her first goal. She got a trophy and everything. Dave has been making her wait to start playing sports because of her small size. She makes up for her stature in heart. She goes for the ball every time and really tries to control it and to do her best. Every one of our friends were super impressed with her. She was lucky enough to get to play with some of her best friends, the whole team was made up from the ward. She will definitely be playing again in the spring.

First Day of Kindergarten

I'm not sure when we gave Courtney permission to grow up, but she is. I used to laugh when people would say that time went too quickly and that they wouldn't be little for long. I used to not believe people when they said they couldn't remember their children as babies. I now believe everyone that has ever told me those things. Courtney is absolutely loving school. She works really hard and is already a great reader! Her teacher is the greatest and the best part about the beginning of this school year(drum roll please!) is that there was no crying. Not one tear was shed for the start of school this year. Yet another reason that we know that she is growing up. I am so happy and relieved. This is what the two painful years of preschool were for. She is absolutely the light in our life and we wouldn't trade her for all the money in the world! She makes us happy and our family complete.

Sun Valley, Idaho

When Dave first told me that he was being sent to Idaho for business, I told him that we wouldn't want to go with him. Was I ever wrong?!! This place is great. We are hoping to be able to go back next year. There was bowling in the basement of the lodge, an outdoor skating rink, deadly swans, an ice show, swimming, blow up slides, trampoline jumping, and more. We were given a gift bag when we first arrived full of tons of goodies and it just kept getting better. There was so much to do that we needed more like a week there. I guess I've always been wrong about Idaho because I would visit there again in a heartbeat!!

A Trip to Colorado

We went on a road trip with Grandma and Grandpa to visit Darron,

Kristen, Emma, and the new baby, Rosie. Courtney couldn't get enough of Rosie and had so much fun playing with Emma. We don't get to see these guys too much, so it was a real treat to get to stay with them for a few days. We hope to be able to visit again sooner than later!