Friday, November 30, 2012


We decided to go check out the lights @ the Riverwoods. This is such a fun little Holiday stop. There are lights everywhere.. Santa pictures.. music playing.. horse rides.. Little fire pits on every corner.. 
As we pulled in, it just happen to start raining.  
That didn't stop us from staying.. and playing.. and of course having a really good time. 
Barrett Boy
 Lola Marie
 Jacqualynn Grace
 Conley Crew
 Watson Children. They were so excited to be there ~ I could barely capture a picture of them.
 "Santa, I would like an American Girl doll." {Jacq)
 "I like purple .. and ponies.. and rainbows.." {Lola}
 "I want MONEY!" I have no idea were that came from. Honestly.. I was a little taken back.. 
There is never a dull moment when Alexander is around.. 
 I mean look at that face.. Even Santa didn't know what to say.. 
Max believes.. This Santa was the real deal. Max asked for a new pair of ski gloves.
Barrett boy asked Santa to make it stop raining for Christmas. Some days.. I wonder what the heck i am doing wrong as their mother.. Bless them.. Santa is magical .. but he is NOT mother nature.
We never did make it to the Mall Santa.. so this will have to do as our 'Santa picture" this year.
 I believe.. the whole darn family.
Auntie, JD and their crew.
 Max really is such a good big brother. 
 WAHOO!! I need rose covered glasses.. I would put them on and only see butterflies.. not the crazy wacky wild that I usually see.. Nope.. None of that.. I would just see flowers and rainbows. I NEED these.
I think this was a favorite part.
This year we even did the carriage ride .. rain pouring down and all. We had a great time.. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Gratitude is something we try to talk about in our home all year round.. grateful for our family.. and our house.. and clothes to keep us warm.. and food to eat.. and other little things.. like no arguing on a car ride.. or socks without holes.. or the sun shinning.. etc.. During the month of November I set a notebook on the table and called it our family gratitude book. I loved how we filled those pages with all the things we were grateful.. every single day..

 Here are some of our gratefuls. I am grateful for.. *YOU. (mom) *Food. (Alexander) *House. (Barrett) *good family. (Jacq) *Clothes. (Jacq) *Worms. I like worms. (Lola) *Awesome Nieces and Nephews. (Auntie) *everyone. (Taylor) *Lola's happy Dance. (mom) *Mom and Dad. (Barrett) *Children's testimonies. (Dad) *Grandchildren. (Gpa Watson) *Pets (Max) *Mom and Dad. (someone?) *thankful book. (Barrett) *Warm November days. (Mom) *Animals like dogs and bunnies and hippos. (jacq) *Me (Max) *electronics. (Max) *Electricity. (Max) *Family and Jesus. (Hailey) *I am thank you for my Daddy, my Hailey, my jewlery. (Lola) *I am thank for Hershey and Carlos. (Auntie) *Animals (Barrett) *Beds. (Max) *Candy (Max) *Books (Max) *Hershey. (Alexander) *Piano. (Barrett) *Scouts. (Barrett) *friends. (Barrett) *warms Socks. (Auntie Nana) *shows. (Alexander) *School. (Barrett) *words. (Barrett) *colors. (Barrett) *Gym time. (MOM) *Rainbow. (Lola) *For being a mom. (mom) *For life, and the world, and air. (Jacq) *Animals. (Lola) *Chips. (Jacq) *for the gym. (again.. Mom) *water - so we don't all stink. (Jacq) *blessings. (Jacq) *Hot showers. (Mom) *Potatoes. (Alexander) *Toothbrush and toothpaste. (Barrett) *Science. (Max) *Quiet nights. (Dad) *Grateful I'm not the turkey. (Dad)

 There you have it.. I was going to keep going.. but I decided to move on.. More gratefuls next year. We were so lucky to be invited to Aunt Jen and Uncle Ross's house in Midway for Thanksgiving dinner. They just recently moved back to Utah after being homeless for almost a year. It is very fun to have them back..
Lo*bug and I.

Jacq relaxing.
Crazy Uncle Ross.
Cole guy.
Sissy and JD.
Taylor Jade.
Barrett.  {Long hair ~ don't care}
Max again.
Uncle Jon and Jax.
Baby Jax. He will probably be 10 and the Watson children will still call him "Baby Jax." :)
Aunt Lyss and HR. Gobble Gobble.
Crazy. (again)
The Mr. and I.
Happy Happy. Gobble Gobble.