Saturday, December 29, 2007

Who is this kid??

Zack got his first haircut today (see my blog for more details.) When I uploaded the pictures I couldn't believe how much he looked like one of you... (at least I think so, anyway.) I decided to see what the rest of you think...

P.S. Mom, my house is still clean (mostly anyway!)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Gingerbread Houses and Snowshoeing

It's been a while since we've posted, so I thought I'd share some of our recent activities with all of you. For family night a few weeks ago, we made a gingerbread house. I was skeptical at first when Brady brought it home (he did buy it in October, so maybe that's why), but we actually had a lot of fun. Here are some pics:

Brady has decided to take on another sport...snowshoeing. This is a good thing because snow is soft to fall on and I can't think of anything he'd cut himself on, so I think we're pretty safe (as long as we stay away from avalanches!). :) Actually, we've been saying we need a "winter sport" because I don't ski and so winter is cold and long and snowshoeing seems to be pretty fun so far. It was a beautiful (still cold) day on Saturday and we had planned to go "full-moon-shoeing" (where you hike at night under the light of a full moon) but plans changed and we went during the day instead. I was glad for that because it was cold in the day and I can only imagine what it was like at night. It was awesome because we were just walking around in the snow like we were the only people on earth. There was about 2-3 feet of freshly fallen snow which made it nice, not to mention the aerobic workout. We went with our friend Spencer (and his dog, Katie) and Brady's boss, Greg. The one bad thing was seeing how bad the valley air really is when you're up above it...we all really need to take care of our environment! (That's a soapbox for another day!) Here are more pics:

Oh, and just for fun, here's our Christmas tree!
Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


So, I was just wondering what all of your plans are for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that I could know when we are going to do our draw name gifts. I know that we talked about doing our draw name gifts on Christmas Day, but what do y'all think about it? Let me know what works well for all of you.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Happy Birthday Abby and Zack

Abby and Zack,

Yesterday I was going to call and tell you happy birthday, but Grandma Jannie told me that today is your birthday.... but really yesterday was your birthdays. We hope you had a good day. We love you both lots and can't wait to see you again!

Love, Casey, Natalie, and Benson

P.S. Emily, The pajamas Zack is wearing in these pictures are the same pajamas Benson wore to bed last night!!!! Thanks!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

new blog

So Casey and I have a new blog. I hope it won't take away from this blog, but I just always want to post things and I usually refrain because I don't want to take up the entire blog. So we'll still post some stuff here, but you can check out our new blog at

Monday, December 3, 2007

It's snowing grandma

We woke up to snow this morning, Grandma Jannie. You know what that means... it's time for you to come visit us!! (We can't wait!!)

This is a picture Lila's first time out in the snow...
Don't worry, this isn't what we woke up to this morning!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Poinsettias Galore!

Since it 'tis the season, I thought I would share some memories I have from my mission.

These are fake poinsettias jabbed all over this persons grass!

Of course you have to have Black Santa. (Colored black with a magic marker)

I know this isn't really Christmas, but I saw this picture and thought it was cool. When you drive around the Beltway at night you go around a corner and there is the Temple. It looks like it is floating right over the road.

Kind of a random post, but at least it is a post. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Digi Scrappin'

It is 12:45 am... Benson should be waking up any minute to be fed, and I haven't even gone to sleep yet! I have been working on some scrapbooking and I love it!!!!!! It takes a little time and my pages aren't that cute yet, but I'm learning.
I wanted to post one of my creations. Thanks to Shawnee for the pictures, I think it turned out ok.

(I just tried to upload my page and it was too big... so I'll have to wait until Casey wakes up so he can help me post it... Sorry.)