Monday, January 4, 2010

Are you ready for ALL THIS?

Well I've decided blogging is alot like working out. It is so hard to get motivated when you have missed for a while. But once you get started again you LOVE it and its addicting. And I always start my workouts full force. So here goes......... ONE, BIG, FAT, BLOG.

Dust started off the year getting this sweet bobcat. He and my dad, Daniel, Daniel's dad, Barton and Phil went to do rabbit roundup and call coyotes. They came back with a badger, fox, a bobcat, and a bunch of rabbits. I know he thought that was aperfect way to start off 2010.

New Years Eve we went to an UGLY Christmas sweater party. SO FUN!!! And man were we UGLY. See for yourself. I won for the girls. I really don't know why. He He Dusty even voted for me! Then there was a couples challenge and there was a three way tie and Dusty and I were one of the couples. So for a HUNDRED BUCKS we had to see which couple(both of us) could find a real worm only using our mouths in whip cream and eat them the fastest. Dusty and I won!!! 8.6 seconds baby. And a hundred bucks richer now I seriously can't believe I did it. I can't even touch worms with my hands.

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. Every year we help someone out. But this year we didn't have the funds like we have had in the past, so we helped people out with our talents. We invited my family to come with us. Even though my mom and dad were the only ones who came, we had a great time. We put on a little program for them full of songs and Malarie also did a ballet dance to Away in a Manger. We loved talking and singing to these people on Christmas Eve. One lady even kept crying and wiping her eyes. It was so hard to keep our eyes dry. They sang along with us on some of the songs and we passed out jingle bells for them to help us on that song. Everyone loved it and it made me realize how lucky I am to have both Dusty and my family.

Here are the kids on Christmas morning waiting to come downstairs and see what they got. This picture is so Logan! He's hot and cold, yes and no, up and down.... you know the song. he he

These next pictures are gifts from Santa. We are so glad Santa made it this year! We weren't sure if he was coming. They had to wait till last to open them. I love their faces. Linkin was satisfied with his lizard to chew on. In the picture with Linkin there is a toilet paper roll with dots boxes, this is what Malarie and Levi made for Dusty and I. They are kinda like binoculars! AWESOME. I LOVE HOMEMADE GIFTS.

Here are our family Christmas pictures 2009. After Christmas morning we headed off to Joseph city to be with Dusty's family for the weekend. I don't know why I never get my camera out there!! But we had a really nice weekend with them and don't get to be all together enough!

These pictures are from Lacey's shower. She is getting ready for baby Nelly. She should be coming anyday!!! I am so excited I get 3 new nieces or nephews this year. Lacey's baby girl, Sophie is pregnant with her 1st, and Dusty's brother and wife are having their 6th. Barton came over afterwards to help us eat the rest of the food. So here is all my siblings but Nathan.

Next, Tis the season for canning! I don't know why but I always get the canning bug when its cold out! We have canned 3 deer. Lots of elk hamburger, 40 pounds of potatoes, pumpkin, and chicken. Alot of work, but I love to see it all stacked up in the storage closet!

It has looked like this alot outside lately. This our backyard.

I am going backwards (if you haven't noticed)Here we are putting up our Christmas tree. Linkin has found his thumb and fingers lately.

On the 16th of Dec. we had a wild day. Malarie had a breakfast in her classroom that I went and helped with. Then Dusty met me and the little boys for Levi's little play in his classroom. All the boys in Levi's class wanted to be Santa so she made the kids tryout. Levi got the part. When I asked him if he was excited, he said "not really, I knew I would get it" SUCH CONFIDENCE!! SO LEVI It was also "eat with your parents day" at both of their schools. Dusty and Logan ate with Levi and Link and I ate with sissy.

Here is Dust with ALL the boys he ordered from heaven! Aren't they all so handsome?

Later that day Malarie and I went to her mother-daughter acheivement day party. She had to recite some articles of faith. She now has only 3 to go to have them all memorized. Way to go sis!

Last but not least, my baby keeps growing up! Here is his 3 months picture and 4 months picture. Dear Link, please stop getting big. Love, mom


Anonymous said...

Way to update the blog! Looks like you guys have had a busy month! Love the pictures of the kids, they are getting so big! I look forward to your next post.

Amy said...

I'm so glad you're back! Looks like you've been having so much fun. I can't believe how big Linkin (hey, that's fun to type!) is getting. What a cutie!

So, I have a new e-mail address, and my computer crashed again which also means I lost yours. So, will you e-mail me?

Love ya!

Sopha said...

yeah wait till my blog post--it will be long. at least were not as bad as Summer! I of course laughed and laughed at the christmas morning picture with all your kids smiling except one who was crying bahahaha typical logan. Linky sure is cute and that pic of malarie by the christmas tree looks exactly like you did at that age!

vicki said...

Ahhh Linkin has grown (and changed) just since I saw him on Thanksgiving!
I love your family picture. Tell Malarie I wish I had a skirt like hers!

shalae said...

I love the pic at the top of your blog. You are all so cute. What you did on Christmas Eve is so sweet of you guys. I sent you a Christmas card and I guess I had the wrong address because it got sent back! Oh well. Keep up the good work posting!

Jodi Hatfield said...

Cute family pic!! You are hilarious!


WOWEE! You guys are busy! I need to get busy and start some canning too! *(AND UPDATING THE BLOG)

Brady & Jessica said...

I love that your posts are as long as mine! We went private. I need your email address so I can invite you to read.