Sunday, January 31, 2016


I decorated the trees in gold for January.

For New Year's Eve, we went to Sizzler to celebrate and I made magic cookie bars for dessert.

On New Year's Day, I made deviled eggs and a chocolate raspberry pie for dessert.  We also had lil smokies, sandwiches, and chips and dip. We watched the movie, Home Alone.

My mom had a health scare.  She woke up one morning with chest pain and cold sweats.  Dad took her to the hospital.  They ruled it wasn't her heart, but probably stomach issues.  She had to go have a stress test to see if definitely wasn't her heart.  The results said her heart was fine.

Our leaves are still hanging on for the winter.

We had a really cool sunrise one morning.

Mom put a new blanket on her bed and the cats had to check it out.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


I decorated our trees in bows and bulbs for December.

I decorated our hallway with stockings.

We decorated our Christmas tree in red, purple, and silver.

Dad and I went to the ward Christmas breakfast.  They had the primary children do a live nativity and sing Christmas carols.

I decorated the candles on our credenza with old little bulbs:

We had a huge snowstorm.

I made Gingerbread cookies.

Someone knocked over our street's mailbox.  It was the second time this has happened.

We walked around Ogden park to see the Christmas lights.

Dad and I went to see the movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  It was great.

I made Corn Chex Treats.

We got some new Christmas table runners and placemats from Seagull Book.

As gifts for our neighbors, we gave them bags of oranges or bags full of Hershey's hugs and kisses.

For Christmas eve, I made deviled eggs for our feast.

I got Mom a maroon terry cloth blanket, a lime green purse, and Aladdin on DVD.  I got Dad some t-shirts.  I got Neve a little purple Care Bear, a book with buttons and zippers, some kids songs CDs, two wooden cars with wheels, a sock monkey, a monkey bath towel, and a sing a long Christmas DVD.  I got Sara a silver blue scarf made out of Bamboo from Cariloha. I got Ryan some movie theatre gift cards.

I got clothes, jewelry, and gift cards.

For Christmas dinner, I made funeral potatoes and Dad and Mom cooked a ham.  

I made a millionaire pie for desert, with pineapple, maraschino cherries, coconut, lemon juice, sweetened condensed milk, and cool whip in a graham cracker crust.

We watched the movie, The Bishop's Wife.

My dad's cousin Connie's husband Scott passed away on Sunday.  This was picture I took of Scott at my great aunt Beth's funeral in 2015.  We wen to the viewing.

We went to Sandberg party.  I made a frog eyed salad with maraschino cherries for it.  Mom got a creepy doll as a white elephant gift.  Dad got a sports fanny pack.  I got some candy chap stick.  Uncle Keith gave every family a wood bowl he made.

Monday, November 30, 2015


I decorated the trees in turkeys for November.

Dad and I went and saw The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.

On Monday, we made the cinnamon apples.

On Tuesday, I made peanut butter blossoms.

On Wednesday, I made a Pecan Pie, a Pumpkin Pie, and Rasberry Jello salad.  We got our first snow storm of the season.  Ryan and his family arrived.

On Thursday, we watched Neve while her parents went and saw a movie.

On Friday,  we watched Neve while her parents went to Park City.  We all went to the Outback for dinner.  Then we drove around Layton Park, so Neve could see the lights.

On Saturday,  We went to Seagull book.  Neve got to taste snow for the first time.  We went to City Creek Center to see the lights and ate dinner at Kneader's in Bountiful.  We watched the movie, The Cokeville Miracle.

On Sunday, I made Turkey noodle soup for lunch.  Ryan and his family went home.  We watched the movie, Age of Adaline.