Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas 2012

So happy to be blogging again!  For those of you who read my last post you know that Eldon bought me a laptop for Christmas!  Now I really am back in the blogging saddle!

Merry Christmas 2012

After a fun Christmas Eve Cracker Dinner/Christmas Party at G&G Hult's house we let the kids open their Christmas Jammies.  They were so excited for Santa to come there were no complaints at bedtime.
I love trying to catch the kids reactions to their gifts on camera.  This was a good one from Julia when she opened her new ipod.  She was really surprised because that was not on her Christmas list.

 AJ got a Chugginton train set, a new bike and an ipod.
 Andrew was pretty excited about all his gifts, even this coloring book, crayons, and pencil from his school teacher.
 What could be better than Princess bubble bath?  Emma has the best excited faces!
 Julia was even excited about her new softball bat bag and that one was on her wish list.
 The puppies seemed pretty content with their new beds.  Are they spoiled or what!
 After opening gifts at home we headed to G&G Tuckett's house for breakfast and more gift opening.  Julia was excited about the neon yellow tennis shoes she has been begging for.
 Emma got a cute tangled doll from one of the Hardy cousins.  It also came with Rapunzel's pet chameleon, Pasqual, that Emma calls Hopkins, like the frog from Signing Time.  She is getting her movies mixed-up :)

We were extremely blessed this year with good health, the love of family and friends, and the knowledge that our Savior lives and loves each one of us!  We are especially thankful Eldon was able to find a good job after our summer of uncertainty.  Very Blessed!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Back in the Saddle

Last year around Father's Day Eldon's company upgraded his phone to an iphone.  Our lives have not been the same since that day.  Every night after getting his phone Eldon would gush about all the wonderful things his phone could do.  It has an app for this and an app for that.  "This phone is so cool!" is all I would hear about.  It is no wonder that after listening to this raving about his wonderful phone that I asked him to buy me an iphone.  Yes, I understand it's different that his company pays for his so it's free, but shutup about how great your phone is then, right???  Pardon my garbage talk :)  Anyway, it took a couple of months, and actually having Eldon's sisters on my side helped more than anything, but Eldon finally broke down and bought me an iphone the beginning of August last year.  So my excuse for not blogging for the past 14 months is that since I have the internet on my phone I no longer find it necessary to sit at our home computer.  Besides the kids have practically ruined the computer by downloading games and viruses so it's now slower than a turtle.  Recently a friend of mine was visiting from out of state and encouraged me to blog again.  I love reading her blog and feel like I know a little about what's going on in her life and realize that loved ones far away feel the same about my blog.  So I decided in needed to get back in the blogging saddle.  But I think my computer is too outdated because I can't even upload pictures.  Sorry friends, it was worth a try.  I begged for a laptop for Christmas last year and got a bosch instead, which I love!  I begged for a laptop for my birthday this year, but Eldon said he would buy an ipad instead of a laptop.  "I'll take it," I said, but I got a bra for my birthday instead, which I also love, but I can't use my bra to blog :)  Well... you know what I mean.  Maybe this Christmas....