Jeff, Marissa, Jocelyn, Ellie, Caden and James

Thursday, December 22, 2011

School Singing Programs

Jocelyn joined the school choir this year. She really enjoyed it and did not mind getting up early for the practices.
With one of her cute friends Lindsay

Caden and his Pre-school Discovery performance
with his cute cousin Lucas
doing some actions

Ellie with her Substitute at Cottonwood Mrs. Smith (her teacher had a baby)
Kindergarten songs
Kindergarten Discovery program
It was so good they were like a full on singing group with tons of songs, actions and props!
with Mrs. Tweed
with cousin Joshua
with Jocelyn and Cousin Ashlyn
Jocelyn was chosen to be Mary at at the Nelson Family party.
with Joseph and Baby Jesus (or baby Katelyn- my cousins brand new baby)

Ellie the cute angel
reading her part
Caden as one of the wisemen.
Fun programs to get you in the Holiday spirit!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas (less than) a Week a way...

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here.
We have been up to a lot lately
Decorating the Christmas Tree...
Hanging our Stockings....
Making Gingerbread houses...

Playing Bingo at Grandma B's Christmas PartyEating yummy food
Tying blankets for service- (Kris and Sarah Swenson)
cooking in the kitchen (grandma Mary Lynn Burningham)...
Celebrating birthdays (our twin cousins Zack and Ryker turned two! )...

Seeing Christmas Lights (at the Hogle zoo lights-with Maga and Papa)

We did see the Beautiful lights on Temple square and rode Trax with the Jackson clan. We also spent a night over in the Park City Marriott with the Maxfield's Hot tubbing and watching Christmas movies that i did not get any pictures of. All and all we have been having a great Christmas Season. Only a few more days until Christmas!! We can Hardly Wait!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Biddy Basketball

Ellie and Caden decided to play basketball this year. First year for both of them so they are definitely rookies. They are on the same team which is very convent for their mother. They are trying to learn how the game works and having fun. Sometimes it can be very entertaining for the parents to watch. Here is to a good season and a good learning experience! Go Yellow!
Here is some shots from the first game...

Friday, December 2, 2011

The First time...

Over Thanksgiving break I took Jocelyn and Ellie skiing for the first time. Friends from Cali were in town so we met Jacob, Heather and Greg at Solitude for the afternoon. The girls did good and really liked it and want to go again. (so i think that is a good sign!) Jocelyn on the lift
always the scariest part for a beginner getting on and off the lift

Ellie riding the ski lift

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Thanksgiving came and went. We had a great weekend. I did not have my camera so hopefully other family members can forward me some pictures. It was our first year back in Utah so we went to both families and ate lots of yummy food and enjoyed the good company. We are so grateful for so many things this year we will just mention a few:
a home to live in, family near, Jeff and his hard work and his good job, Four healthy children, the Gospel, Good Friends all over the country.
Here are a few of the kids and their "Feast" and some of the things they made at school!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Caden's 4th Birthday

Caden's Birthday was last Monday 11/7/07. He turned 4!!!! He had a few friend over for a little play date/ partyplayed games
played with toys (i think he wants to be a doctor like his dad?!?)
breaking the pinata
Transformer cake (i know what a creative and wonderful baker i am- stick a toy in a cake-but it works)
then later that night we went out for Burgers and Fries with some of the family

Then on to Riding the rides at Jungle Jim's

playing arcades with uncle Blake

and more Cake
and Caden's favorite... Money!!
It sure was an awesome fun filled day for our little Caden boy! Thanks all who made it great! We sure do love you Caden!