Thursday, December 27, 2012

Took Tenny to a Jazz game

The game was as entertaining as a Twilight movie, but we had a great time with the Bailey cousins. And Tenny came away with the line of the night: "That reminds me - the day after tomorrow I'm going to make a beaver catapult so we can launch beavers!" Crazy but it just might work.

I love the view from my office!

Especially when it snows.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012!


Merry Christmas friends and family!  We hope you had a wonderful holiday.  We sure did.  This was our first Christmas back in Utah, and we LOVED spending so much time with our families.  It's going to be hard to go back to normal life after this.  Some of the highlights of Christmas 2012 included:

Attending the annual Christmas Eve party


Real live sleigh rides in Liberty, Utah


Caroling through the snow with a frozen Stewart Clan




Feeding the elk herd in one of the prettiest places in the world


Opening presents


Playing with presents


Teaching Grandma Julie how to use her new iPad -- mostly to play Angry Birds


Helping Tenny build a birdhouse out of the old scrap lumber he found in the attic


And reading stories with Grandma while staying roasty-toasty in our new Christmas jammies.


And after many years of asking, daddy finally got the present he's always wanted:  a nap!  It's a Christmas miracle.

Merry Christmas, everybody!

First Christmas



Julie Day - 11 months



Sunday, December 23, 2012

Scenes from the enormous and super fun Stewart Clan Christmas party

Now the panoramic shots did some funky things with some faces, but I have to say it made me happy to see Thomas with less-than-perfect teeth for once.





Friday, December 21, 2012

I love this girl I married 10 years ago today.

We celebrated with lunch at the Lion House, where Brigham Young housed and fed his 55 wives. Of course, we're waiting anxiously for our real celebration...just two more weeks.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Julie Day - 47 Weeks

At the perfect age to chase and capture her brothers' remote control cars.

Tait in motion



Friday, December 14, 2012

Tenny is six!



The best six years of his life correspond with the best six years of our lives.  We love you Tenny, and we're so glad you're part of our family.

Also, you're probably never going to remember this, but we had such a fun afternoon on the town this afternoon -- half a movie, lots of frozen yogurt, and an enormous amount of silly and laughing.  You're like the brother I never had, and my best buddy.



Cousin FHE at Temple Square





Thursday, December 13, 2012

A fun night at the local arena



If you were watching on TV and heard someone screaming during the National Anthem, it might have been Suzy.  She really likes that song.

A personal visit from the jolly fellow



Our kids were so shocked that they stood with their mouths gaping open like codfish and never did tell Santa what they wanted.  Perfect!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A bientot, aunt Mary Lynn. #blog



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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

35

Thanks for life, mom & dad. It's been a pretty rad journey.





Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Dreamy date night with my dreamy date #blog



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Tenny made a camera so he could be like daddy #blog



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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My baby doll turned 10 months yesterday. Where does the time go? #blog



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A really strange spider

Tennyson called me at work to tell me about his new pet spider he had captured in a pickle jar, and this is how he described it:

"It's kinda shaped like spiderish and it has eight legs. And it's yellow with black spots and has a black thing for a mouth. And it kinda looks strange. It's actually a really strange spider. And it's kinda queer."

And this is the picture he took and texted to me.

Getting ready for the big day



Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chillin' at the Cutler Cabin


Sometimes the best medicine for a stressful week is a weekend trip to the cabin.  But we don't have a cabin.  So a huge thanks to the Cutlers who filled that prescription and invited us to join them in their delightful cabin in Big Cottonwood Canyon this weekend!


After the smiles,


the sledding,



and soaking our cares away,


we're feeling much, much better.