Well Christmas has come and gone and here we are in February. Our Christmas was great. We had lots of family time, lots of good food, and lots to be thankful for. I don't know what Santa was thinking, but this year he left our family a dog. Not the kind I wanted, you know a stuffed animal that doesn't shed, or lick, or stink, or eat, or need to be walked. No, he left us a REAL one. And not just a real one, but a REAL BIG one. He is a 2 year old chocolate lab named Dakoda, and about the cutest thing you have ever seen. After a 2 week adjustment period for me, I decided I kind of liked him. He is amazing with the kids, and I find myself enjoying the nights when I take him out for a walk. He only has 1 downfall....he slobbers. I am a little OCD so I get sicked out by that stuff really easily. The kids also got new scooters, a zune player, clothes, chixos, and lots more fun stuff.
Our other big December event was the Nutcracker. How fun!! It was a little hectic to add rehearsals, and performances to an already crazy December, but VERY well worth it. Hannah and Bailey loved it and I was so proud of them. They get up on the stage and shine. They have no apprehensions about performing in front of hundreds of people. I love that about them. I am sure this will be a yearly tradition for the girls. Mountain West Ballet also does a spring recital but you have to be 8 or older to be in it so only Hannah could audition for this one. They are doing Cinderella. Hannah auditioned and got the part of "fairy attendant." There are 4 fairies (the 4 seasons) and they each have 4 fairy attendants but we don't know which season Hannah has yet. She was thrilled when we got online and found out her part. You might as well have told her she was Cinderella! She will have quite a bigger part than she had in Nutcracker so that will be fun to see her on stage more. Abby is also a good little dancer. This is her first year in ballet and she is adorable. You all know how big her personality is, so dancing and performing comes natural to her.
The kitchen is on the home stretch. Dustin has posted pics on facebook. It is not complete, we still need a backsplash, a pantry, the doors, and all the moldings and trims. I am SO ready to have no construction in this house. The kitchen is fabulous and I am so thankful that I have a hot carpenter for a hubby that can tackle something like this. It is safe to say we will NEVER move!
Things here are great. I am not the best at updates, and horrible at posting pics, so maybe the next post will just be pics of all these updates (if I can talk Dustin into doing that.) We are all happy and healthy and ready for summer.
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