Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jam Packed Wintertime!

A fun crazy time of the year in pictures from my phone...

We have been BUSY with our business! Constantly organizing, counting and shipping!...
 Sweet Janie doesn't do this much anymore....
 One of my favorite things about Janie is her hair! I get so excited to see her every morning!...
 I went on a date with my dad and Mary. It was a blast!...
 Met Sheri Dew at a Time Out For Women Conference...
 The conference was amazing and totally inspiring...
 Natalie and Angie were there too!...(As well as Ann Romney and many other amazing women and speakers...)
 Claire was VIP! I teared up a bit making this poster. She is growing up so fast and is such a good good girl! I'm so proud of her and adore her. It is an absolute joy to be her mom!
 Date night at a Jazz game...
 Went with Claire's class to see the play, "Yes, Virginia". Claire and Violet...
 Went to see "Frozen". Janie ate most of that popcorn...
 Meeting Santa. Caleb told him that he wanted, "monsters"...
 Janie cried and it was adorable...
 Claire asked for an "American Girl Doll"...
 Our little ham...
 I mean, what's not to love?...
 She loves these toy baskets...


 When baby comes, Claire and Janie will share a room and these darling new bunk beds! Claire is ecstatic...
 Clairey making thank you cards...

 Caleb in his new big bed for the first time. So precious. He's lucky he sleeps at night because he has been a PILL over the last few days! He really redeems himself when I get to see him sleeping..
 We made gingerbread houses too!
 Superman house...

Life is really good. Really busy. Christmas is just 6 days away! I CANNOT wait!

Monday, December 16, 2013

These two....

Caleb and Janie have such a special little bond. Janie is THRILLED when she sees him and can't contain her excitement! She prefers him to comfort her when she's sad although he's usually the one that makes her sad! He loves to hug her and cuddle her and help her. Caleb also thinks it's awesome to tackle her and then lay on top of her pinning her down for as long as possible. And she loves it. It's weird. Caleb also hurts her quite often and he ends up in time out and she goes right with him to sit next to him and even tells him, "sowwy" although she's done nothing wrong. It's so cute and sad at the same time. They are absolutely adorable together and I hope this little relationship lasts forever!

Happy little kids...
 Oh so nice to share...
 Wow, Cal! That's quite the kiss!...
 Cute, huh?...
 This is Caleb about to bite her finger and Janie knowing it's coming and me getting mad...
They're pretty awesome.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Anytime we get to spend in Park City is such a treat for us! We absolutely love it! This time we got John, Caitlin and Kristin all to ourselves. It was so relaxing and fabulous!

Grandpa is so nice and spent A LOT of time with Caleb at the air hockey table...
 Claire and Caitlin finger painting...
 Janie just being crazy like always! She is, by far, my craziest child. (In a good way, of course)...
 My cute girls...
 Some more air hockey...
 She makes me so happy...
 My little star!...
 Janie is an INTENSE artist. She really goes at it when she "colors". I'm so glad it's not on my couch/wall/floor/table/door this time!
 My view...
 I mean, this could sell for millions!...
 More air hockey. Caleb never left. He is ALL boy...
 On a trolley ride down Main Street...


 You just can't walk past the bear without a picture...
 And some UNO in the hotel.
Thanks for the great weekend, Grandpa John!

Thanksgiving 2013

It was great! Anytime I'm pregnant and get to eat 2 Thanksgiving dinners, I am on board! No really, it was a great day full of family, food and fun.... my 3 favorite things!

With the Cryer side, we went to Orem and had lunch at a church. Claire spent all of her time playing at the play-dough table. She is definitely my artsy/crafty one!

 Bud and Janie getting ready for the program that included bad jokes, and some good piano playing...
 Caleb spent the entire time in the nursery room throwing balls at people. Watch out! He's got an arm!
 Claire with her cousin Isabella and their creations...
 Jamie, Eli, Janie and me... Jamie is my best friend. I love her and am so so thankful for her! Aren't sisters the very best? They really are! We talk every day, but I wish I could see her way more!...
 Our little family with beautiful Natalie in the back and the awesome photo-bomb from Aunt Betsy! Ha! I think Claire and Caleb look a lot alike when they smile...
 Some of the group...
 The kids got up and rang their jingle bells while my cousins played the piano. There is something about seeing your child on stage that will make any mother so happy! It was adorable...
 And Caleb had his arm around Janie most of the time. These two have such a special little bond...
 After that fun, we headed to Curt and Dody's for another feast! Janie loves her Aunt Krissie...
 Yum...
 Janie is at the most fun age! Gosh, she makes me happy!...
 The group...
 And Bud's family...
What a great day! We have so much to be thankful for. It's almost ridiculous how blessed we are.