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).
Archive for January, 2012
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!
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!
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.
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.
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:))