Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Day My Little Brother Got Hitched

It took awhile for us to get the pictures back from Kyler and Whitney's wedding which is why I am just now posting pictures from it....

But it was a beautiful day and we were all just filled with joy for these two!

SLC Temple

Carmelle Reception

The reception center was gorgeous; as were the ladies. :)

It was a long day...especially for some of the littler people.   :)

Lots of fun dancing!

 We learned one thing...
these two aren't quite ready for babies just yet.  Lol!

So glad to have you in the family, WhitDawg!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful!

I realized I just have a lot of random photos from this winter, but they're all "winter-ish" so they're all goin' in one big post! This is what we've been up to lately!

The first snow of the season.

PS--Lily is not a fan of the snow. Too bad, cause she looks cute all dressed up in her snow bunny gear.

Our snow family.

Lights at Temple Square.

 Keeping busy indoors :)

 Lily loving the Nutcracker at grandpa's house that Jack is terrified of:

 Our weenie and marshmallow roast with Quincy and Jessica in the snow: 

(Technically it was just Quincy and John doing the roasting while the rest of us 
sat indoors in the warmth enjoying the food they prepared.)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sibling Love

      Jack did something a couple of days ago that blew us away. He's usually a nice, protective brother, but he doesn't usually go out of the way to show Lily love (which is understanding because the kid is three after all). The following is a dialogue between he and I this morning:

Jack: "Mommy, Lily needs a night light."
Me: "It's ok Jack, I don't think she minds the dark too much, yet."
Jack: "Mommy, I need to go to the store to get Lily a Princess night light."
Me: " you wanna do some chores for me today? Maybe you can earn some money to get her one for Christmas."
Jack: "Yeah!!!"
Me: "Alright...(we'll see how long this lasts) :)

     So we started in the kitchen, I taught Jack how to scrub the chairs and bar stools and he cleaned all of them. So I gave him fifty cents, and explained that he would need two more quarters to get Lily's nightlight.

Me: "Good job, Jack. Tomorrow you can do some more chores and earn two more quarters."
Jack: "No mommy, I need to do some more chores so I can get Lily a nightlight right now!"
Me: "Oh, ok..."

     Jack then proceeded to dust the piano, the entertainment center, the coffee table, take out the recycling, and vacuum his room. The kid just keep going! John and I were so impressed by his genuine concern for Lily. So we took him to the dollar store where I knew I had seen some Princess night lights.

Ready to go to the store!

Checking out all by himself...

It's Tinkerbell (better than princesses in my opinion).
The boy's got good taste. :)

Lily LOVED it. 
She gave Jack lots of hugs and kisses.