Sunday, January 31, 2010

January Happenings

January in recap:

Justin's birthday
Justin starts classes for last time at BYU-I
Jill babysits Eva and Joseph
Katie starts wearing pony tails
Everyone gets sick
Everyone gets better
Jill reads lots of books
Katie learns to take off her own diaper and clothes
Jill sews a dress
Katie gets into everything
Katie learns to open front door and go out
Justin gets husband of the century award

A quarter of a century

Justin turned 25 on Jan 5. Yay for lowering our car insurance....

These are a few of my favorite things about Justin:

  • he likes to cook
  • he likes to laugh
  • he can fix all sorts of stuff
  • he doesn't tickle me except a little tiny bit sometimes

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

I know, three posts in one night. Well, I thought after neglecting the blog it was time to catch up and I wanted to break up our adventures so maybe everyone wouldn't get bored or something.
We missed our usually very snowy Rexburg Christmas since it was unusually dry this year. We did have a very snowy New Year though. In the last few days we've received over a foot of snow, and we have been having so much fun playing with it. Justin built a small snow slide in front of our apartment so Katie could use her sled. She doesn't like sledding as much as she likes going down slides at the park, but she still likes it.

This is a picture of Katie "feeding" her new rocking horse. She loves this thing. Since it is plastic and light weight she pulls it around the house with her. It's like she's taking a dog for a walk except it's a rocking horse.
Emily, Justin's sister, got Katie a new baby doll for Christmas, and Katie adores it. She rocks it, pats her on the back, sings to her, tries to feed her, and gives her lots of love. She lovingly calls her "Baba" since she can't quite say baby.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We enjoyed a quiet holiday in Rexburg. Justin's mom, Paulette, spent Christmas with us and we loved having her here. Katie enjoyed or should I say reveled in the extra attention.
This Christmas was special in its quietness, and I was grateful to have the time to reflect on the birth of our Savior. I think next year we will scale down even further so that we can again focus on the real "reason for the season."

2 Years

Justin and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary on the 22nd. How grateful we are that we are married and have each other for all eternity. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband. He's my hero and best friend all in one. What a great person to spend eternity with.