Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I needed a change!

Well something had to change I was sick of the everyday old me. I was stuck in a rut and had to get out, so I made an apt to get my hair done. I was very dis-appointed when I found out Katy had moved up north. I ended up going to someone I did even know, but she did a good job and here is the out come. The new me!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We had a great Christmas this year and I love seeing the sparkle in the kids eyes as they are so excited for Christmas to come. This year we had a Jense family Christmas party the weekend before Christmas and then spend Christmas day here at home. We went to Colby's and Travis and his family came down on the day after Christmas and it was fun to see them and get the kids together. Being on the Employees Who Care committee at the hospital I was able to go and shop for some of the angels off our angel tree. It is always a bitter sweet event. I love the feeling and thought of helping others, but there is always a part of me that feels so saddened for those we can not help. It is times like this I wish I had more money, but no matter how much money I had I would not be able to help everyone. And so I am full of heartache wishing I could do more, and often wondering if I have done all I can. It is easy to ignore the need around you and think no one in our area needs help, but this year was much different. Due to the hard economic times the care and share had several names that were not taken from the angel trees and thus several families which were not helped in this time of need. And when you know that it really tears at your heartstrings. My family decided we were going to buy gifts now when they were on sale and throughout the year and set aside for next year so we can help more than we were able to this year. By not waiting until last minute and bargain shopping we will be able to make our money go further, but not buy cheaper gifts. We may not be able to help everyone, but well try and help all we can.

Ridge: gas station, new shoes, lincoln logs, and jacket.
Aspyn: clothes, a doll, horse, chair and color tray.
Easton: Boots, wrangles, toy (cowboy, bull,& horse), & a webkin.
Trey: new webkin, basketball, football, and a wrestling mat.
Jim: IPOD nano, knife,& hiking boots.
Brandy: IPOD nano, & New Nikon camera(I LOVE IT).
The Family: Basketball Hoop, Rock Band, & Movies.








Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Party and Program

We had the Summit Christmas party Dec 23rd. We had dinner at 6:00 with a special visit from Santa and then the primary kids did a excellent job on the program that followed. Trey played Samuel (one of his favorite characters) and Easton was a non believer. Everyone had a great time.

McKenna (Babysitters Little Girl)

Aspyn w/ Santa

Easton w/ Santa

Trey w/ Santa

Trey (Samuel)

Tyson - Shepard (Easton's good friend)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I am so thankful for my family. Each one is so unique and adds so much. We have a family motto in our family and seems to say it daily. "We love you no matter what". It started when Trey would get down on himself so bad and I started saying it to him and it just sorta caught on. Now anytime someone is having a bad day, or messes up someone will quickly turn and say the family motto to them. Even little Aspyn has caught on. I ended up turning it into a FHE lesson. I wanted my kids to know that I might not like the action or behavior they choose, but I still love them.

I am thankful for my family and Jims family. Little did I know when I started dating Jim I would be getting 4 sister-in-laws. They have accepted me and the boys and made us feel welcome right from the start. I have to admit it is a little different sitting around the table with glitter toe conversations, Anne of Green Gables, and other girlie talk. I had no idea what glitter toes where let alone they cost so much at the salon, and I have still never seen Anne Green Gables (sorry ladies).

Now Rambo I could probably recite word for word. My brother and I both had Rambo knives and we would dress in camo and paint our faces. We would hide and climbed around the chicken coops and barn out back all day pretending to be Rambo. So ladies if I look at you funny during the conversations around the table, its not that I don't agree with you, I probably have no idea what you're talking about.

Well I decided Aspyn was going to have at least both sides of the spectrum so yes she has had glitter toes and loved them. However, the other night she had on spiderman pj's and was running around shooting webs at her brothers so we'll see.

This year I had to work the day before and day after Thanksgiving so we had Thanksgiving at our house with Colby and Travis family it was a lot of fun. Very different without Grandpa Kesler but nothing will ever be the same. The kids have such a great time together and I am so thankful to live close enough they can remain good friends. Enjoy the pictures!

The Boys

Singing Away

Kaitlyn and Aspyn

Clay Pigeon Shooting off the Back Porch

Making Rolls

Trying to make it look like Kaitlyn was in Bailey's hand. We were off a little, but we had fun.

Having Fun Just Goofing Around