Friday, January 29, 2010


I thought January would be the month that would drag by for me, but surprisingly it has gone by quickly. I visited Sean over the New Year holiday and got back on the 3rd, and since then I have just been with my kids. I am proud to report that June is potty trained!!! I am tickeled pink that she has it down now, and that I don't have to buy diapers for two kids. June continues to be my joy each day - yes she has her two year old moments, but she is so much fun to be around that I tend to forget about the rough spots.

Here are some of the highlights from our month. Here is June in her new Dora jammies (the fabulous wand came with them), she loves them and would wear them all day if I let her. Here she is the morning after lathering her hair up with the bum cream. I seriously washed it out (or so I thought) the night before, but this is what I woke up to. It took 5 long days and multiple tubs before her beautiful hair went back to normal. Two year olds are FUN.
In other news, my brother Preston turned 20. He is serving his mission in Brazil, but I made a cake for him anyways.

And here is my baby Jack up on all fours. He is so dang close to crawling. He gets up and starts rocking, but no forward motion just yet. I know it won't be too long before he takes off. He is as sweet as ever and he melts my heart with those big blue eyes.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Winter Fun

While at the cabin we got to play out in the snow. There wasn't a ton of snow, but enough to go sledding and have some fun in. This is Sydney, Max, June, and Rose waiting for their turn on the sled. June had a good time being pulled in the sled, and going down the hill.
My brother Stuart and I went cross country skiing.

My cousin Kari invited us out to be pulled behind his horses on a sled. It was a beautiful clear day in Teton Valley, and it was so much fun.
The view was spectacular as well!

Christmas 2009 at the Cabin

For Christmas this year we combined with the James Rammell family and stayed at a cabin up in Island Park. There were 22 of us in total, and we had a wonderful time celebrating together. You can just see the excitement on Junes face! She really enjoyed Christmas this year, and it was fun for me to watch her and experience the season from a two year olds point of view. There was a hot tub there, so June got to go swimming with some of her cousins. She loved it and wishes we had a pool all year round.

The kids acted out the nativity, and June was a wiseman - although she wanted to be a horse like at the Marshall party.

Santa did indeed fing us and brought lots of presents for everybody. June loved her Cinderella doll the most, and Jack really didn't care what he got - he was just happy to be part of the action.

He was a good sport the whole time. I just love this boy!!

Marshall Holiday

Since we were going to be out of town over Christmas, the Marshall side of the family celebrated a couple days early. Santa even found time to come over and visit. June was scared of him, but all of the other kids (and some big kids too) had fun sitting on his lap and telling him what they wanted for Christmas. This is just a glimpse of the madness that ensued when the kids were able to open their presents. It was great to watch!
Here the grand kids are trying to be nice so grandpa Marshall can tell them something important. There are getting to be so many of them now - my Jack is #15, and sixteen is coming in May.

The kids, with lots of help from Aunt Amber, put on the Nativity. It was very sweet, and Jack got to be the star of the show - Baby Jesus. June got to choose what she wanted to be, and when I asked her she told me she wanted to be a horse. Her costume consisted of a brown towel and a Davey Crockett coon hat!

The shepherds and their noble steed.

It was a great party. The Marshall's are a fun group to be a part of, and we are very blessed to call them family.