I'm kind of a Grinch - I just don't love the commercial side of Christmas, but I have to admit, we had a really nice morning. The reason it was nice was because the kids were so sweet with each other and happy and appreciative of what they were given. We've never spoiled the kids much at Christmas, but this year we decided to go with President Monson's adage: Something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read - and it worked out great.
The kids were also very motivated to get presents for each other this year. I didn't encourage them at all. Jaxon was especially conscientious about choosing gifts for people and especially gracious about what he was given. It did my heart good to see the kids showing so much love to each other.
Luke wanted to know if he could use my "real" name. Too cute. He wrapped this himself and even dug up a beautiful bow.
All Fred wants for Christmas is for us to keep the tree up forever. He has spent A LOT of time under there in the last few weeks.
For a special Christmas breakfast, we broke out the long lost waffle maker. I literally haven't made homemade waffles in like 12 years. I found a great recipe online for buttermilk waffles and they were definitely a hit.
My theory on cooking: If you hardly ever do it, people really appreciate it when you do.
We had our good friend Molly up for the day and had a super yummy turkey dinner. We went on a walk, played the new Wii games and had just a nice day. Whew, I'm always so glad when it's over. Merry Christmas!
Well.. let's see now. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been married for 13 years to my favorite man on the planet. I can't get over how cute he is, or how much he drives me crazy.
We have three beautiful and brilliant kids who make us laugh every day.
The abiding passion of my life has been horses. I have been blessed to work as a horse professional since 1988. I feel like my love of horses has been a God-given gift and is an instrument for learning and self development in all areas of my life. My study of Parelli Natural Horsemanship has made me a better person and a better parent, not to mention a better partner for my horses.
I live in a small town and love small town life and the good people who surround us here.
I love to develop and discover my talents and feel strongly that there is nothing I can't do if I set my mind to it. I LOVE photography and photoshop, and although I have a whole lot to learn in that area, I'm getting a little better all the time and really enjoy taking pictures of family and friends.
I live a very blessed life.