Monday, December 29, 2008

Letter to Santa

Chris' Mom was visiting from Kentucky for Christmas this year. She was sleeping in the room with our Christmas tree where Santa normally visits on Christmas Eve. Parker was very concerned about this. He was worried that either 1) Santa wouldn't stop because Nana was in there or 2) Santa would wake Nana up. How did he resolve this? He left a note for Santa taped by the front door so that Santa could see it as soon as he came in.

(It is kind of hard to read unless you click on it and enlarge it but it says "Dear Santa, We rearranged because my NANA is here. <---------- (arrow pointing to the room he wanted Santa to leave his presents in). From: PARKER P.S. Tell your elves thanks for me.")

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bobcat (Cub Scouts)

Parker earned his "Bobcat" the other night in Cub Scouts. He has worked hard and was so excited. He really loves being able to participate in Cub Scouts.
Mom got to paint his face during the awards ceremony and it was especially cool because it was held at the Primary Quarterly Activity this month so most of the Primary kids were there to see him receive it.
Great job, Parker!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thanksgiving Point lights

My Sister and her family have had a tradition every year since their kids were little to go downtown and take a carriage ride and look at the lights during the Holidays. Now that her family is growing with the addition of 3 wonderful Son in laws, they couldn't all fit in the carriage together anymore. To resolve this issue, they rented an entire trolley car to cruise around and look at the lights at Thanksgiving Point instead. Because there was room for a few extras, they invited our family to tag along. It was so much fun! Thanks for letting us be part of your tradition, everyone!

Afterwards some of the "kids" decided to play in the fire. Uh .. I mean .. warm up by the fire. (Great example, Uncle Rick!!!!)

There were even real Reindeer there!

It was a fun night for everyone! (OK, so some of us had more fun than others, huh Heidi?)

Thanks, again, everyone! We love you guys!
Until our next adventure ....

Caleb the Red Nosed Reindeer ...

Friday, December 5, 2008

Parker's Christmas letter

Tonight we went to our Community Christmas Celebration. One of the activities they had was for the kids to write their letters to Santa.
This is what Parker wrote:
"Dear Santa,
I would like a cat, video games, something for my Sister's grave, and something for me."

The other day we went and visited Santa at the mall and all he asked for was a cat and an Elmo for Caleb. (Hmmm .. I'm seeing the cat theme here - NOT GONNA HAPPEN!)

Anyway .. what a sweet boy - always thinking of others!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Girls Night Out at Desert Star

Just wanted to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to the great friends (and my Sisters and Niece, of course) that joined me for a fun night out at Desert Star last night. We saw "Miracle on 42nd Street - Give My Regards to Blitzen" and it was so much fun! I used to go to Desert Star all the time when I was younger and I was really in the mood to go. All I had to do was send a note out and ask for friends to join me and a group of us got together. I was so excited!!! Then, afterwards, some of the ladies suggested dessert at The Cheesecake Factory - WAYYY good idea!!!
Hopefully we can keep these fun nights up. It is so fun to get to know people better, make new friends, and hang out with the "old" friends.
Yesterdays outing came at a time when I really needed some fun and it was a total blast! What a great group of ladies! Thanks again!