Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

I have been anticipating Christmas Eve for weeks now. Really, I have been so excited to be Santa's "helper" it's been a little ridiculous. But I was not disappointed. We had such a nice day together today - complete with a full Christmas Eve breakfast spread, a Christmas Eve nap, and a lovely dinner (with a trip to the fishcamp and a kabota ride thrown in of course). Tonight we got Jack in his new Christmas jammies (I got this pair at my baby shower - been waiting a really long time for him to wear them!), read our "Night Before Christmas" book (thanks Heather!) and enjoyed reading Luke 2 for our family scripture study. That tipped the scale for me and really brought the spirit (and the tears, that haven't stopped all night). After little guy was down we set up for Christmas morning (which took about 10 minutes) but was all I wanted it to be! We toasted with Martinelli's settled in to watch our recorded Top Chef and I continued to shed blissful tears feeling so content and happy and blessed and grateful. I truly do live a blessed life and am so so thankful for all I have.
Here is the little guy just before bed.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a GOODNIGHT!!

Meeting Santa

Thank goodness Jack-Jack will be asleep when Santa comes tonight - he wasn't a very big fan!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas...

I was busy between our Virginia trip and my Utah trip getting all of our Christmas decorations up! I love putting up our decorations. It's so fun and festive - such an all around feeling of happiness! I did save the tree for my return when we could decorate that together as a family. Jack Jack was a very good helper and has since been very good at taking all the ornaments off the tree. I just have to smile at the looks of our bare tree from about 2 feet from the bottom and down because it is evidence of the little rugrat that runs my life and he couldn't make me happier!

Here is our sweet, sweet boy giving his famous kisses to mom and dad!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Munns Girl's Trip!!

Our Munns Girls Trip this year was to Utah! I was super excited for many reasons. First of all, I love Utah - I have many fond memories there - and it has been 7 years since I have been in the snow! It was nice to take a break from the life of a mom for a moment and live a carefree life with my favorite girls!
Our little weekend consisted of the following: eating, shopping, visiting, shopping, eating, staying up late (way too late), shopping, eating, more staying up late, eating, watching movies, visiting my alma mater, seeing an art show, more eating, more movies, more visiting, running out of gas, taking a million pictures, lots of laughing and an all around good time had by all!!
Here is a sampling of the fun:
Our Harry Potter glasses, courtesy Erika.
Can't resist taking photos in the car!
At one point, there were 6 of us in 1 dressing room.
And a quick little visit with my old roomie, Cristall, who quickly forgave me for not telling her I was coming, just didn't think I had the time to see all my Utah folk.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I figured since Christmas is in 6 DAYS I should get cracking on my Thanksgiving post.
We drove 12 hours up to Virginia to enjoy Thanksgiving with Jordan, Shanda and little Sophie!
The drive went surprising well (thanks to Diego!) and we had a wonderful time! It was fun making the entire Thanksgiving meal with Shanda and it was truly delicious! Jordan even bought a live turkey that he butchered himself (I'll spare you the details) and it was scrumptious. It was actually a final hurrah in Virginia because we now have Jordan and Shanda living back in Florida with us!
Here we are at our dinner table (minus Jack-Jack who was still napping in the closet)

Jack-Jack loved holding his new cousin!
We enjoyed the frigid weather by the fire.
Our little happy kid! (Really - he's always happy)

Enjoying a night of bowling!

And of course, hunting. Daniel and Jordan went out every morning and every evening.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Jeff Visit's Florida!!

My youngest and extremely handsome brother came out tovisit me (Jack Jack really) and we had SO MUCH FUN!!! He could've stayed 2 weeks longer and it wouldn't have been long enough!
(See how excited Jack Jack is to have him here?)
We started the trip with a scenic airboat ride.
We cruised my in-laws property- checked out the emus, zebras and zedonks.

Of course I had Jeff help me hand our Christmas lights. (View from my roof)
(Our handy helper)

And finally we went...hunting?

Jeff expressed interest in going hunting when Daniel asked him and hunting we did go. Daniel was very excited and I saw a side of Jeff I'd never seen before.
Oops... Jeff got scoped.

The kill.

We had so much fun we are going to try and lure him back soon. Love you Jeff!!!