"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test- to return and live with our Heavenly Father."

-L. Tom Perry

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas!

I cant even believe how long it's been since the last time I added to this blog. I'm not even sure why I still keep it. I figured instead of adding to facebook this time I'd give the blog some attention.
I'm not going to even try to catch up on everything I've missed since the last time I posted. I'll just start with where we are now.
Behold our house...I told Chad that next year I want to be borderline Griswold.  I think we are off to a good start.


Little Miss Elsa. She sure loves this dress and gets good use out of it.
One new thing about her is that if I don't answer when she yells "Mom!" she starts to yell "Danette!"

This little man has turned one recently and has basically become a completely different baby. He is still super happy most of the time but he now loves to go from one thing to the next destroying everything in his path.  His most recent discovery is the fact that he can now climb on things. 
Our traditional "Sunday before Christmas picture in front of our Christmas tree" I think it turned out pretty decent considering the fact we used a self timer, only took three pictures, and were trying to get out of the house by 7:50 to make it to 8:30 church.
I am so looking forward to 10:30 church in January!

I just love this time of year. I was so hoping that the sickness would stay away (since we've basically been battling one thing after another since September) Unfortunately that may not happen since Carly and Sam both were feeling yucky last night.
All I want for Christmas is my family to not be sick. (and for all my kids to sleep till 8:00) is that so much to ask for?!?
Merry Christmas ya'll!