Sunday, January 25, 2009

Should we Stay or Should we Go????

Friday was a bad news day... we found out that are house is most likely going to appraise for A LOT less than what we expected. It puts us in a tight situation, so we're not sure what to do. The packers were suppose to come tomorrow (Monday) but we canceled them and we're not sure if we're even going to move at all. What stress! I know there is a reason for everything and I'm sure that what is suppose to happen will happen (it doesn't mean I'm not frustrated though...) So anyway. I am happy to be able to be surrounded by good friends here and that I get to stay with them for a little bit longer.

To end on a better note and to cheer me up a little, here is a picture of Madeline.

She came out dressed like this the other day. Can we say 80's :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Photo Shoots

Lately the girls have loved having their pictures taken. It's so cute... I get out the camera and Madeline says, "take a picture of me mommy". So I take a picture and she runs to the camera to see how the picture turned out (You gotta love digital cameras :))

Aliza and Rachel have picked up on this, and have started joining in on the fun. Jared said, "Why didn't they act like this when we were taking family pictures" :) Anyway. I've actually been able to get some really cute pictures of the girls so it's awesome!! Say CHEESE!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sleep baby sleep!

You know you're a pregnant mom of three kids when you get 11 hours of sleep (minus waking up to go to the bathroom:)) and don't feel like you've overslept. :) The other night Jared and I went to bed at 9:30 pm and I woke up at 8:45 am. Jared didn't have to work so he got up with the girls. That was SO nice to sleep in a little bit.
Sleep is a good thing :) So this blog is devoted to pictures of the girls (and Jared) sleeping... these have all been taken in the last 2 weeks And now, I'm going back to sleep :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Christmas Break Rundown 2008

What we did for three weeks
-saw my mom sing at temple square
-made snow men in heavy snow
-had a surprise Christmas Eve party for Jen's parents organized by Melissa
-had family pictures twice, one for each family (always the worst day of the vacation)
-watched a lot of football; notably BYU vs Arizona, Utah vs Alabama, and Boise State vs TCU
-visited my good friend Cameron Merrill in the hospital, whose going through Chemotherapy
-had all 26 members of the Pratt family together
-had all 20 members of the Smith family together
-went sledding at Rock Canyon Park and Oak Canyon Jr High with the Pratts
-went sledding at the cool Nuttall hill with the Smiths
-went swimming, though I forgot my swimming suit at the house, but the girls had fun with Grandpa Smith
-Helped move an old lady out of her house and into her new one with the Smiths
-I rolled in the snow in my swimming suit five times then jumped in a warm bath
-Opened presents of course to celebrate Christmas
-Reenacted the nativity story on Christmas Eve with the Pratts, somehow they wanted us to be Joseph and Mary
-Went on a double date with Cameron and Rachelle to a Mexican Restaurant
-Ran two weeks of JPI basketball
-The Pratts rented the Pleasant Grove Gym for 3-4 hours and we played family basketball and ping pong. I believe it's the first time Joe beat me two consecutive games for 1-on-1, he was on fire from the deap three.
-Played three complete rounds of dominos, 10 games of chess, monopoly and more at the Smiths
-Jen and I went to Orlando to look for houses while the Smiths took care of the kids
-We were frustrated with the sluggish process of selling our home in Idaho
-We are happy with the real estate opportunities in Florida
-Jen and I spent only 70 dollars all week on food in Florida, although we were budgeted about that per day.

That was the break for you.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Friends and Tutu's

Since we got back (and even during our trip) the girls have been asking to play with their friend Trinity (and Isabella). It works out nicely because Trinity's mom, Tristan and I love hanging out too. Yesterday we went over to their house and made tutu's. Thanks to my mom for the bolt of toole.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

We're BACK!!!!

Wow! It's been a long, fun, exciting.... pretty much every emotion you can experience... last three weeks!! And I'm excited to be back to the blogging world, at least for a little bit. We just got back last night from spending two weeks in Utah and then a week in Florida on a house hunting trip. We did find some houses that we like, but we're in limbo right now waiting to see what our house here will sell for... not so much fun.

We had a great Christmas break and I loved being able to spend so much time with Jared, the kids and both sides of our family. Here are some of my favorite pictures from our vacation...