Thursday, December 23, 2010

The other days before Christmas!

I can't believe that Christmas is just a few days away. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!

I have been SO very busy that I feel like I have been SO stressed and haven't been able to full enjoy everything this season. Although this countdown thing has been a lot more work than I realized it would be, I do have to say that I am grateful I have done it, because it has helped me focus on doing fun things with my kids and husband everyday, and setting the busy, not so important things aside. So onward with the countdown!!

Our plan is to go and see the lights at either Temple Square in SL or go to Thanksgiving Point to drive through an area of lights in our car. It all depends on the weather! Either way ... lights is the plan!

Day 22

We invited Bryson's cousin's over, that just had a new addition come into their family, over to our house to play and make some sugar cookies! YUM

Day 21
We got about a foot of snow ... so we pushed aside mommy's todo list and decided to go sledding. Bryson was scared to death of sledding, chad LOVED it! It was a great day!

Day 20
We went to dinner with our friends here:It took over an hour to get our food ... but the company was great, the waitress was just the sweetest little latino lady I have ever met, and the food was pretty good. Thanks Doug and Heather for inviting us!

Day 19
We watched the Polar ExpressBryson doesn't watch a lot of TV, however he is starting to like a few movies. He was GLUED to the TV for about a half hour! He LOVES the ChoChoo movie (as he calls it) and begs to listen to the song "hot chocolate" over and over again in the car.
We also got them new outfits just for Christmas for Church. I think they are handsome, but I am just a bit partial to these little guys!

Day 18
Today Adam finished his finals, so in celebration of 3 WHOLE WEEKS off of school, we went on a date!
Yummy dinner here And went to see this movie:
We also prepared a few batches of yummy carmel chocolate popcorn.
This is the popcorn they made the day I did my spot on Studio 5. One of my favorite things about going up there, is that I get to taste the recipes. THIS IS TO DIE FOR!!! Click here for the recipe!
Day 17
I read one of my favorite Christmas Stories with the boys:


Megan said...

Looks like you've been busy but having a good time. That's what it's all about. A very merry Christmas to you and yours, Mandy!

Pam said...

Merry Christmas from central New York, Mandy! I hope that you and your beautiful family have a wonderful holiday! Much love...

Wendy said...

Lots of fun times going on at your house! Merry Christmas!

Jaimie said...

like like like!! I can't believe how big your boys look in that picture with the cute little red sweaters!