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Archive for January, 2012

Peter and Amanda

Posted by joana 24 Jan 2012 Comments Off
Peter and Amanda

this is peter and amanda. they just got married.this is us having an amazing time in utah to celebrate their wedding (more pics to come).

sweet man jake

Posted by joana 24 Jan 2012 Comments Off
sweet man jake

New Year’s Eve 2012

Posted by joana 24 Jan 2012 Comments Off

Catherine and Charles and fam came to hang out with us for the new year’s weekend. Charles ran in a marathon that morning, we played games and ate junk food all day long, watched a movie that night, then rang in the new year with the kids. van and ethan stayed up until 4:30 am in the fort playing video games. i was fast asleep. jasmine and lauren went to the new year’s eve dance and had a blast!

Family Christmas time 2011

Posted by joana 24 Jan 2012 Comments Off
Family Christmas time 2011

so much fun!!

our little actress makes her debut!

Posted by joana 23 Jan 2012 Comments Off
our little actress makes her debut!

we were so proud of jasmine and all the hard work she put into the school play! lots of late night rehearsals, and she still made it to seminary every morning! she was in the opening act as a fruit seller, she sang in the chorus, and was in the ballroom scene and got to dance with the prince for like one second. she did awesome! good job jas!

glad i’m not a hippie

Posted by joana 11 Jan 2012 Comments Off

Van: mom did you like school when you were a little girl?

Mom: sure. i think i was just like you though, some things were fun to learn and some things weren’t.

Van: so what would happen if you didn’t learn anything, would you like turn into a hippie or something?

Mom (curious to see what his definition was): ha! what’s a hippie?

Van: some dumb person that like walks around and doesn’t know stuff.

 

the fort

Posted by joana 09 Jan 2012 Comments Off
the fort

van is a typical boy and loves himself a fort. he’s pretty good at making his own, but since the cousins were coming for the holidays he wanted this one to be deluxe- so dad helped out with his fort making skills.

and deluxe it was. nice and spacious, plenty of blankets and pillows, its own little flap for easy access in and out, add the tv- and things were set.

hours and hours of watching movies, playing video games, eating junk, and a little bit of sleeping…the fort will go down in history as the coolest spot in the house during Christmas vacation.

Christmas 2011

Posted by joana 02 Jan 2012 Comments Off
Christmas 2011

Christmas morning

Posted by joana 02 Jan 2012 Comments Off
Christmas morning

The kids got us up at 7:00 after a restless nights sleep from excitement, and we made our way into the magical place where presents appear. Van got his favorite video games and a remote control airplane from santa, jas got her beloved TOMS, and mia was excited about her dollhouse and bike- but her favorite present was a tinkerbell notebook. jake made an appearance after about an hour,and we finished the morning off with pancakes and bacon.

we went to church at 1:00 for a beautiful Christmas program, then came back home and relaxed while we waited for our Christmas guests to get here! (i’ll get working on that post:))