Skip to main content

The Festival of Trees 08

I'm not one for crowds of people, but one event that I look forward to every Christmas is the Festival of Trees with our friends. It is amazing, it is beautiful, and it is fun! The kids love it, the moms LOVE it, and the dads tolerate it with a scone and a double dose of ibuprofen knowing that Crown Burger awaits them in the end.

This year we lasted longer than we ever have before. We have always had a baby in the stroller, with a bottle, needing a nap. This time around we still had a "baby" in the stroller, but no bottle and no nap required. And it made all the difference.




These two are inseparable when Aaron is around. In fact, Jack even does a little gallop around the kitchen when Aaron comes home from work. Yes, they love each other that much.


I HATE (loathe, detest, really hate) pictures of myself. This one included. But, there's a story here. Actually, it's last years story that we fully expected to reoccur this year. Last year, I helped Max and Charlie make these little reindeer hats/visors with glitter sprinkles. You can see the examples in the background. And last year, I apparently used too many glitter sprinkles because one of the helper ladies busted me over it. Which is why when I sat down to make a reindeer hat for Jack... Aaron was ready to capture me fighting with the helper lady over glitter sprinkles. But I didn't get busted this year, and the hat turned out AWESOME!




See... he loves it!




This is their favorite- fishing for suckers!




This is the part where he was mad at Aaron because he wanted the
cinnamon roll that they were "sharing"... and he wanted it on his stroller tray.
All to himself. Sad baby.



Maddy and company. Way too cute for their own good.




Comments

Sara said…
I knew I should have gone this year! It looks so much fun. Next year for sure!
Deby said…
How fun! I love your photographic proof that you didn't OD on sprinkles. At least, I don't think so.
OHHHH How fun! You did a fabulous job putting the glittering on Reindeer's antlers... in fact you gave me an idea to use it for my students.
Anonymous said…
See...another reason why I need to move back to Utah! Reindeer and suckers and trees. Oh my! And you should be posting pictures of yourself all the time...you are beautiful!!!!
k8shoe said…
Looks like fun! We'll definitely have to attempt to take our kids next year.
Laurel said…
I don't know why you don't like pics of yourself...you are so cute!
Abby said…
the kids are big and i love maddy's hair dark.
Unknown said…
SO upset I missed the festival this year. Bummer. Looks like you had a super fun time.

Popular posts from this blog

Snowball Cookies

[image]
It snowed this week. And though we don't have many family traditions, one that we started when we became a family was to make Snowball Cookies on the first snowy day of the season. And since we like cookies so much, we usually make them on other random, snowy days, too. They help ease my pain and anxiety over winter. You know-- carbs. 
There is nothing better than Snowball Cookies and hot chocolate on a snowy day.
Snowball Cookies 1 c. butter 1/2 c. confectioners sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 2 c. sifted flour 1 c. chocolate chips 1 c. chopped pecans (an option I don't use) Additional confectioners sugar (for rolling)
Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add remaining ingredients, mix. Use a teaspoonful (I use a small ice cream scoop) of dough and roll into small ball. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly and roll in confectioners sugar. (I roll them twice.)

I HATE Walmart

And I am never shopping there again.

Aaron and I joke every time we are in that store that it smells like a fart. But it's really not very funny, because it does smell like someone tooted. In every Walmart I've been in, I've smelled someone's stink. It makes me want to puke. But I go back because it's cheap- I am always able to get all of my groceries and then some for around $100. And I can also grab some fabric, tires, and plants for my yard while I'm grocery shopping.

Saturday night, Maddy and I made a late night dash to Walmart. I needed groceries, and she needed some material to make a pillow in one of her classes at school. The first thing I went to put in my shopping cart was french bread. No french bread. None. Anywhere. I didn't even necessarily need the fresh stuff. I would've taken the stuff in the plastic bag with the twist tie, but they didn't even have that. Second on my list- tator tots. (I've heard from a million people that a ce…

It Was A Pink Thanksgiving

The day we left for St. George, Charlie & Jack woke up with pink eye.

The conversation in my head went something like this:

Angel Me: Should we still go?
Devil Me: Of course you should still go! You can't cancel a trip like this! Everyone is looking forward to spending Thanksgiving in St. George. Go!
Angel Me: But pink eye is the most contagious disease in the world. If anyone so much as looks at them, they will end up with it. And we are staying with 2 other families.
Devil Me: Call the doctor, get an antibiotic for the boys, and keep them quarantined until they aren't contagious anymore. Everything will be fine.
Angel Me: Promise?
Devil Me: I promise. Now go call the doctor, you little worry wart, you.

So, we went to St. George and had a great time! And no one else got pink eye... until the day we came home. (Sorry Shauna.) And then Maddy woke up with it this morning. (Dang it!)Anyway, here is a quick jaunt down memory lane from our unconventional, non-traditional Thanksgiving i…