Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sunday Afternoons!!!

Sunday afternoons are the best!!! I just love spending sundays with the kids. It is fun to see them play together and grow closer. These are pictures that Montana took of the girls playing the Wii.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Christmas at the Cragun's

Our first Christmas was a lot of fun and hard work. Since it was our first it was hard trying to decide what traditions we were going to keep and what we were going to do different. We started out Christmas Eve with a movie with Grandma and Grandpa Rock we watched the Chipmunks and the kids loved it. I thought it was pretty good too. Then we came home and had dinner with just our family. We then cleaned the house and cooked cookies for Santa and his elves. We read then watched an old Christmas show that was on TV, this is where is got a little hard. Montana and Miyuki said it was a show that there dad used to watch and this started the sadness. The kids then began to really miss their family. Miyuki had a hard night and just couldn't keep the tears in. She really was having a hard time. But who can blame them? They are so sweet and really tried to not let me see that they were hurting inside. We then read the Christmas Story from the Bible and then it was off to bed. Mrs Claus was very busy that night for Santa was pretty tired. These Craguns have the most craziest stockings ever and Mrs Claus had to put them together all by herself. Doing them before for just Mark and Hillari wasn't so bad but now there were three more with a lot more stuff to put in them. Each took about an hour to put together ( oh and by the way Mrs Claus is getting old and her elves latter informed her to do them ahead of time well that didn't help this Christmas but she will definitely remember that for the next). Well the kids slept very well that night and with a busy schedule Christmas day I had to wake them up at 8:00 so we could stay on track and be at Grandma Craguns for breakfast at 9:30 (that was not a tradition we were about to break). So at 8:00 the kids finally woke to these stockings. (yes I braided the girls hair the night before so they would have cute hair on Christmas) Rough night? Miyuki looks a little tired and this is 8:00 am she slept in!!
Wow what a stocking and look I got a picture of my Family in Saipan just what I wanted!!! Oh and a cool letter from Santa!

Hot wheels!!!! I love hot wheels.
After the stockings, we got ready for the day and cleaned the rest of the house. Then it was off to Grandma Craguns for a wonderful Christmas breakfast!!! After breakfast we came home to see what Santa had brought us this was about 12:00 by the time we got home. Grandma and Grandpa Rock met us here so they could watch the kids open their presents. And they loved all of them!!!!

What do we open next?

Niyah and her remote control Car!! (it is a pretty cool one I have to say)

Yeah!!! Teck Decks, Just what I wanted!! How does Santa know?

Look at this doll house!! It is awesome!!!

I guess I was good enough to get something.

More close? What does Santa think I am a girl?

Grandpa had enough.

This is as close as Niyah wanted to a baby. A bear that moves.

A Wii, this must really be for mom. :)

They were all very spoiled and got exactly what they wanted. After we opened presents Mom and Dad took a nap and the kids played with their toys. Then later we went to Grandma and Grandpa Rocks were all the cousins were there and we opened more presents and had dinner. What a fun day and I have to admit I didn't want to make the kids wait to open their presents from Santa but it sure did make the day last a little longer and it was a lot of fun.

Christmas Sing Along

Well now that I have kids I have to find cheap things to do, and when they are free it is even better. I took my family along with my sisters, mom, and brother and their families down to Salt Lake to the Christmas Sing along at the Energy Solution Center. We had a blast! We took the Front Runner do Salt Lake and then the tracks to the Energy Solution Center. This was the kids first time on a train and they loved it. It was a little difficult for us to get the kids on and off of the tracks but Brady saved the day everytime. I don't know what we would have done with out him. Thanks Brady!!! Here are some pictures of the fun!!!

Christmas Sing Along Pictures

Little Ryler with a messy face from the free hot dogs and drinks. (may I add that they had to cook a lot of hot dogs so you could definitely tell they were a few hours old.)

Montana and Jarett with Uncle Dustin in the background. Were on about the tenth row on the floor so we were pretty close. FUN FUN FUN!!!!

Grandma and Kayden waiting for the show to begin. Ryler warming up his singing voice.

Fat momma and the Brady's showing off for the camera, oh and Miyuki too!!! Big Brady was memorizing the words to the songs.

Courtney and Mikkel listening to music on the front runner.

Mr. Montana loving the ride on the train!!

Miss Amanda thinking is this baby ready to come out or what?

Fun on the train. We had a whole car to ourselves.

The Jorgensons posing for a picture.
This really was a fun night. I think this will definitely be a new family tradition at least for me and my family anyway.

Updates to come!!!! Sorry Wendy