Monday, November 30, 2009

Deck the halls...

We got our tree and it is fabulous. I LOVE christmas and it takes everything I have to not decorate the day after haloween.I just listen to a few christmas songs and get my fix till thanksgiving. But it is here, CHRISTMAS TIME, and our house is glowing with it.

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PhotobucketWe found the perfect tree, but had to go get the guy to cut it down so this is how we marked it. Isnt she lovely?

Photobucket They gave Kroten a candy cane as we left the tree lot, he was in heaven and now he is addicted. (this is embaressing, but i will tell you anyway) the other day Kroten brought me a candy cane from the tree while I was peeing. He wanted it NOW!

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Photobucketif you look closely you can see Jared putting the finishing touches on the tree. He said it looks like santa.


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
can you tell I am excited.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

little rookie...

This video makes me smile so hard my teeth hurt.
I love my little rookie.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

a not so perfect sunday

Kroten turned 18 months!
That means that he FINALY gets to go into the nursery at church.

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You have NO idea what this means to me. He is such a hyper child that sitting through church for three hours is miserable. We usually go to the first hour and struggle through it, our life saver is FOOD. Lots of  food. We generally skip the second hour and trade off for the third hour. Lets just say I would rather be at home. It was super hard and I was literally counting down the days to this wonderful sunday.

It was going to be PERFECT.

but this is what the day ended up being like...

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Instead of enjoying sunday school, and maybe learning something for the first time in 18 months, I sat in the nursery and watched my child get beat up by 24 other children. It was nap time, luch time and anything but be in a new place with out mom and dad time, no matter how many cool toys there were. The only time he was happy was when they gave him a snack. But once that was gone, he went right back to where is Mom mode.

I do love him!

Friday, November 27, 2009

I am thankful for...

waking up to this PERFECT sunrise on thanksgiving day.
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Isnt life BEAUTIFUL!

Thanksgiving couldnt have come at a more perfect time for me. I have been thinking lately... why would a LOVING and PERFECT God put us, his children,(and more importantly, Kroten this perfect little boy) on this disgusting, cruel and horrifyingly sinful world? But thanksgiving and this beautiful sunrise, brought me back to the things I already know and that I am already gratefulful for, I just needed a timely reminder.

I am grateful for the challenges we have becuase they make us stronger, if this world wasnt horrible and I didnt have trials, I know that I would lean on my own understanding and not the Lords. I am grateful for prayer, and the scriptures and living prophets all of which guide us throught the fifth. I am grateful for feeling the spirit and knowing that God does love me. I am grateful for my WONDERFUL husband and my BEAUTIFUL son (I would have neither of them without living life.) I am greatful we are healthy and have EVERYTHING that we could possibly need and we are so blessed. I hate the cruel things about this world, but I LOVE LIFE.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

he can't get enough

There were these gimongous puddles in the parking lot of our complex, and i know how much Kroten LOVES water, so i let him go stomping. It is so fun to see him fascinated by everything in the world. I love his curiosity. He kept bending over trying to grab whatever was in the reflection.

His love for puddles he got from me, his love for soda is deffinitly his daddy's genes.(don't ask why he is carrying around an empty soda bottle I don't know the answer.)

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He wouldnt be a boy if he didnt have dirt on his face, and I wouldnt be a mom if that wasnt bothering me right now.

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You can't really see it, but he was very wet.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

City-ness.

(Editor note: Sorry that some of these and the golden gate pictures are edited and some are not. It is so hard to find time to edit photos and post them. There is so much to be done. This is going to be my new years resolution for 2010, I will not post any pictures without first editing them. Someone please remind me.)

Oh how I love the city. Especially san fransisco. The food, the diversity, the shopping, the food, the views, the people, the bums (not so much) and the food. I LOVED IT.

Jared served his mission for our church in san fransisco, so he gave us the grand tour. I loved every minute of our trip. I wanna go back.

Enjoy!

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We were in the city on haloween. I loved having Kroten in his costume.
1. becuase he was so cute, I got to enjoy it all day.
and
2. all the people said "AHHHhhh" all day long.
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Jared and Mr. Kroten sitting on a trolly.

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Wait, I think I may have misunderstood you, did you say chocolate or pure extacy wraped in a little bit of gold foil? I think you might of said HEAVEN.
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Karly is one of those follower people that fell in love with MJ after he died. ACK!! What a nerd!

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Ummm, yuck.

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DOUBLE YUCK!

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"YUCKY YUCKY" is what I would normally say when kroten tries to put something yucky in his mouth.He is deffinitly Jared's son.

PhotobucketWe drove up to coit tower at night. too bad they need to trim back the bushes. you can't see the city like your supposed too.


Don't hate me becuase my kids wears a leash!
As we were about 30 minutes from the city, my dad tells us of the dream that he had the night before. He said that we were all looking at something and when we turned around, KROTEN WAS GONE!!! he said that a bum had kidnapped Kroten. I insisted we pull over IMEDEATLY at the target and get a baby leash. It was a heavensend, becuase Kroten insists on walking everywhere. We named the doggy fransisco, in memorey of our great trip. It is now one of kroten's favorite pals.
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a little bit of an odd shot, but i LOVE it.

PhotobucketMMM. Origianal SF sourdough bread.

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Jared and I in front of blondies pizza (if you didnt figure that one out already) This was one of Jared's favorite places to eat while on his mission. IT WAS YUMMY!
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And last but deffinitly not least,
my favorite part of the trip.... drumroll please...
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(yes I did wear my haloween hat in the city. Everyone loved it.)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

1.7 miles of gold.

Its more red than gold, but I am not really sure how it got its name,
the golden gate bridge.
Regardless of its history, we walked across it. All 1.7 miles. It was so much fun. This was the first thing we did on our trip to San Fran. More city-ness later, but for now it is all cool historical really really really big bridge-ness. ENJOY!

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