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Friday, January 23, 2009

My Twiners.....

They were being so cute yesterday! I love these two!!


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My friend Toni gave me this adorable award on her blog!
Thanks Toni that was sooo sweet of you : )






I’d like to share the love and present this to my sister Shantel for being an awesome mother of her two boys and another on its way! Love you girl!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Frosty the Snowman!

I’ve wanted to post these pictures of the kiddos playing in the snow for a while now…..I finally got around to doing it. This was when we got all that snow around Christmas. The kids and I had a blast making a snowman and playing around in it!

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He didn’t last very long, as soon as I got a couple of pics he fell over!! Man, all that hard work too!! ; )

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Jenaya, holding one of our neighbor’s new little puppies.

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Snow doesn’t stick around to long here…as you can see in this picture, it’s already melting

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I had fun making this story board in PS of Jenaya rolling one of the snow balls. I know it’s hard to see her face in the smaller pictures but it was cute and so determined!

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

LuLu Woobies Giveaway!!!

Itn’t this just too cute?? I have entered to win this, so I thought I'd share!!

Just click here to find out how!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Look What We Found In Our Bed....

Curly-locks and the two BEARS!! Sorry, I couldn’t resist that one (Ben & Jenaya are a bit more ornery than Lanessa is). They must have ALL crawled into our bed after we put them down last night, because when we were ready to go to bed this is what we found! Silly kids.

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Oh, and Benny said something pretty funny to me this morning. I went and kissed Lanessa then turned and puckered to give Ben one when he said to me “I can’t kiss you mom”. So I asked him why? He replied “because robots don’t have mouths”. He pretends to be a robot off-and-on, going around the house talking in that monotone robot voice. “..I….AM….A….ROBOT….”

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Lost Tooth & Tooth Fairy

Jenaya FINALY lost her first tooth on Christmas Eve eve. She has wanted a loose tooth for quite some time now….getting jealous if one of her friends was fortunate to loose one, and if they were younger, well then…how dare they! She would keep checking to see if any were loose. She would ask us when it was going to happen….we were no help : )
Then it was almost like she had completely forgot the whole idea until one night (about a month before she actually lost it) she came and showed me what she had discovered while she was brushing. She had not one, but two new teeth behind her two front bottom teeth. And they were already grown about half way in!! She was very excited. I was concerned. I couldn’t tell if the two baby teeth were loose or not (I didn’t think they were) but when Josh was able to check the next day he said they wiggled a bit for him. So we wiggled and played with them over a time to try and get them out, they weren’t budgin’. It was hard trying to get a grip on them with the permanent teeth right behind. I made her a dentist appt. to have the dentist look at them. He said “keep working on them, they’ll come out on there own". Sure enough the next day Jenaya was playing with our hippity hop and it bounced back into her face and knocked her tooth right out! She was sooo excited to show me her tooth. I was so glad it finally came out on its own because she wouldn’t let me touch it anymore (I made it sore by trying to pull it…it was so close too darn-it). I took these pictures right before she went to bed and before the tooth fairy took it forever to her magical fairy land. Wherever that is. : )

I was woken up the next day by a squealing little girl that was sooo excited the tooth fairy really had come and left her a whole dollar!! I guess the inflation has gone up with the tooth fairy too, because Josh and I use to get a quarter! : )

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Awww, now there’s an angle showing one of those new teeth!!

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**Sorry for the poor picture quality**

Saturday, January 3, 2009

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas...

And we did have a white Christmas. It was very beautiful and very rare for Farmington.
Christmas was fun and very eventful as usual. This was the first Christmas where Ben and Lanessa were old enough to believe in Santa Clause. That made it all the more fun for Mr. & Mrs. Clause ; )

Here are some pics of Christmas morning.....

Lanessa & Jenaya each got a “Puppy In My Pocket” castle.

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Benjamin loves his “Guys” as he calls them. He could play with them all day long! Hey, not bad for a $1.80.

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Here’s Jenaya with some more little ‘friends’ in my pocket to go along with the castle set for the girls.

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Okay, Santa thought I’d been a very good girl this year so he decided to get me what I really wanted…. Which was a silver iPod nano 8 gigs WAWHOOO!!!!

**Just pretend I’m all dressed and beautiful will ya ; )**

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Aaaah, don’t you just love morning pictures of yourself??

I made this Quillo for Josh in a quilting class with some friends. I’m so glad he loves it : ) I love seeing him stick his feet in the pocket, all nice and cozy!!

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Ben & Lanessa got BIG kid bikes and Jenaya got her motor scooter (aka motorcycle as she calls it) that she really, really, really wanted!!

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Most of the snow had already melted by the time we got outside to take these pics as it does in the desert.

Mmmm, some happy kids….

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My in-laws do a huge breakfast for all the family in town at their house Christmas morning. So we headed over to their house to eat and to open presents with Grandma & Granddad.

Jenaya was very excited to get a Hello Kitty case filled with makeup!!

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Jesse (Natalie’s boyfriend) showing that we ALL got tickets to go see Wicked in SLC in April. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am for this… it’s going to be so, so WICKED!!

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I couldn’t resist taking this sweet picture of Lanessa helping Grandma do the dishes : )

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We all headed back to the church for a yummy dinner and talent show with all the family. Here’s a picture of Jenaya helping out with Lynn and Andrea’s family singing Jingle bells (She had some bells to shake.) Then we played games in the gym and had a great time with everyone.

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We were so glad that Natalie and Jesse were able to make it down (safely). It was so nice to see them. You guys make the cutest couple!! Miss you already!

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Christmas was a lot of fun and it’s been a whole lot funner picking up after it the past week!! Hahaha! But I wouldn’t change it though, it’s truly my favorite holiday : )

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas Eve Party

For Christmas Eve we had our traditional dinner and gift exchange with Josh’s side of the family. It’s a lot of fun with Aunts, Uncles and Cousins (along with their children.) Uncle Sam reserves the Knudsen church each year for Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

Here are the kids having fun taking turns to whack the PiƱata!

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Lanessa....working on her Vogue look!

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Jenaya & Caroline. They're so cute and play sooo good together. I wish we lived closer to them : (

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Awww, Benny & Granddad. Ben has a special place in his heart for Granddad. He just loves him so much.

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Lanessa & Ben received the cutest Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls from Sam & Nelly May. They are handmade and just adorable!! : )

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Matt playing his new harmonica.

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Now, isn’t Josh just so cute in his Santa shirt I ask ya?? This half smile ‘impish grin’ is one of my favorites!! I actually have a picture of him holding Jenaya and they both happen to have the same impish smile… It’s so cute! Jenaya was about 8 months old. (I just tried to find it in my picture file on the computer but it was before we had a digital camera and is already in her scrapbook.)

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