Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

I love Christmas Eve with all the many traditions that my family has. First we have a huge yummy dinner and then we act out the Nativity story and then top it all off by going to Temple Square to see the lights. As usual we had a great time. -Don't you just love Calder s "swaddling clothes" in the first picture...

I always loved walking through the lights as a kid. It was so cold you always found someone to cuddle with as you strolled through millions of twinkling lights. It is very peaceful to me. I loved this picture cause it reminded me of holding hands with my dad when I was a little girl.

This is always where we end up an Christmas, sitting in my parents living room relaxing after all the presents have been opened.

Then off to Quinn's.....

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Festival of Trees!

My favorite Gingerbread house

Can you tell Quinn just loves how many pictures I take?

The boys and their star wars toys.

I absolutely adore the festival of trees! It is just one of the things that makes December feel like Christmas.

My sweet mom

the tree that our primary did for our Christmas party. so cute

I ran into this cute family as we were leaving...

New Moon

I went and saw New Moon with my mom and sister. It's a big event (Quinn's eyes are rolling) I guess that it is now tradition to take a picture every time we see a new part of the series. - Quinn you had star wars, this is my little obsession- It was Awesome!!! Lovely eye candy. I must admit it did make me a small Jacob fan...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

the tree

The annual Kimball Christmas tree gathering, we all get together to pick out our trees. It's very quick. If you are ten minutes late, chances are you missed it.

Brady and Capree were ten minutes late....

The tree! yea! Christmas is here! I can't believe it.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Matt, Ali and the boys were in town so we got to have breakfast with my family...

...and then dinner with Quinn's

The lovely cook

Quinn's mom is so talented. She makes amazing quilts, pillows, etc. She gave us this cute pillow to kick off the season.

Nothing says "Thanksgiving" like a Jazz game. Their first one ever, luckily we had tickets ;)

Friday, November 13, 2009


This past week I had an experience that has left me feeling extremely grateful for Life in general and all of my blessings. (Like Michelle who did a similar post, I don't want to sound like a brag blog so if you want you can skip this post) But with Thanksgiving just around the corner I just wanted to take a minute to share all that I am grateful for.
I am so grateful for life! For the opportunity to live and have amazing experiences. For the daily nitty gritty, and for the extremely wonderful and trying times.
I am grateful for a wonderful family!
I am grateful for wonderful friends!
I am grateful for people who I know are suppose to be in my life to teach me things and to touch me with their wonderful spirits, even if it is only for a short time.
I am grateful for my health, my families health and my friends health.
I am grateful for the knowledge of a Heavenly Father and the comfort that gives me.
I am grateful for drama! The title of drama queen that my friends gave me in high school seems to have followed me in my adult life and I am so thankful! I have learned so much from the drama and the trials and I would never give any of it back. Never! I am who I am today because of these experiences and they have made me stronger and more grateful.
I am grateful to have no regrets.
I am grateful for the beautiful world around me.
I am grateful for being crazy busy!
I am grateful for two jobs in this economy.
I am grateful to help raise two kids.
I am grateful for the opportunity to finish my education. I have always wanted to finish, and I am almost there! I have loved learning so much this time around.
I am grateful for a wonderful home.
I am grateful for Cubbie ; )
I am grateful for an energetic, loving, funny, trusting, supportive and wonderful husband who loves me for me. Who supports my decisions and loves all of my quirkiness. Who is grateful and supportive during my trials and is there to celebrate the good times. Who honors his priesthood and makes me want to be a better person everyday.
I am so grateful for everyone who has touched my life and let me be apart of theirs. I love you all so much.

Cystic Fibrosis Banquet

Kristi, Sara, Jason, Quinn ( sorry this picture is so orange, I was trying out a new setting on my camera and obviously not the best one)

This is my "I am so full" face. The food is fantastic

Last weekend we got to get dressed up and go to the Grand America for the Cystic Fibrosis annual banquet. It was so wonderful. The Johnson's are so nice to invite us every year. It is so great to hear the advances they are making in research in regards to cystic fibrosis and how far that they have already come. I am touched every year by these families and those affected by CF. The Johnson's are so strong and handle everything just so amazingly. Thank you guys for allowing me to be apart of you are your children s lives, it is truly a blessing.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


To cap off the fun Halloween weekend Quinn and I made nutella s'mores in the fireplace in our bedroom. There is nothing better in fall then listening to a crackling fire and eating yummy treats! I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!!!

Halloween Party

Quinn and I always get inspiration for our costumes walking the racks at savers, this year we were a baseball coach and a player. It fits nicely with Cubbie's fall back costume of a cubs player ( her eyes look really creepy in this picture)

nice gut!- I just realized (as I was surfing other blogs) that Quinn is doing the pregnancy pose! how funny. He looks about eight months along.

Bart's costume.

Michelle kept reflecting the flashes all night.

Steve, Jesse, Tommy, Bart, Quinn

Chelsea, Suzanna, Lindsey, Kristi, Liz, Barbara, Brynn, Michelle

I loved Liz's costume! She is a jelly fish! hilarious!

We hit a little traffic on the way home. : )

Thank you so much Barbara for having a great Halloween party. We had a wonderful time. It was so fun to see everyone. I loved all the costumes.

The witches!!!

Evie, Kelli, Calder, Ashly, Kristi, Quinn, Gracie, Ben, Patti

Cute Calder! What a super boy

Sweet Evie

Can you tell we are sisters?

My favorite witch! She was new this year. I loved her accessories. She was dripping in diamonds!
; )

You're out!

I think Ash was chasing after Calder for this picture.

I LOVE the witches at Gardner village! It is a treat to see them every year. It is just so magical. This year was Quinn's first experience seeing them. We had a great time.