27 December 2009


We had a really great Christmas this year. I don't know what it was exactly that made it better than other years, but I was happy and that's all that I know. We had a sleepover at our house with Anna, Steve, Sophie, Jessie, and my dad on Christmas eve. We ate too much and stayed up too late, but it was fun.

We made a gingerbread house on Christmas eve.

Adelaide opened her new pj's.

We gave Anna, Steve, and Jessie their dream present. What more could a person want than a zebra striped Snuggie? Unfortunately Anna and Steve will have to learn how to share theirs.

Sophie was a bit sad on Christmas day, not enough sleep I suppose. But, she did manage to sit on her new horse my dad gave her and enjoyed a delicious chocolate.

Addie and baby Pam enjoyed some cereal for breakfast with baby Pam's new high chair.

We spent the rest of the day at my grandma Liechty's house with my mom and the Liechty side of the fam. We had traditional hot cakes and other delicious food and enjoyed everyone's company. It was a really fabulous day. Thanks everyone!

19 December 2009

Stumpy's Pounder

If you are looking for a new Mom and Pop burger joint check out Stumpy's on Center street in Provo. We went there to satisfy Megan's recently surging craving for beef. Megan got the 1/4 pounder, but her dad got the double pictured here.

Believe it not it only took him a few minutes to finish it off.

The good news is he lived. Even more good news is he hasn't had to use the bathroom now for eight days.

Way to go Mike.

14 December 2009

The Lights

We made our annual visit to the lights at Temple Square last night.

It was a perfect night, not too cold. I look forward to this every year. We had a lot of fun.

We met up with Davey's cousins Stacey and Heidi, who we haven't seen for far too long.

Notice Adelaide can't help but "rock and roll" in every picture. I love it.

08 December 2009

Are You Ready For This?

We have the makings of a

02 December 2009

Would You Like To Hear A Story?

We have a story, maybe it's more of a secret because some of you don't know. I haven't been the best blogger lately but I did manage to write about gratitude on my other blog. I mention the post on gratitude because being grateful for whatever comes my way has been a huge part of my life. I am not lacking in the gratitude department, no I am not.

Maybe some of you recall this post I wrote just over a year ago (also on my other blog). It was not a pleasant story to write, there was too much heartbreak and sadness going on there. But, I can't deny those feelings of loss and sadness. Since then, I have taken to loving the things that I have in my life, every teeny, tiny thing. I realize just how bad life can actually be and man, I do not have it bad.

We've been busy around here since August. Davey has become a work-aholic so I could quit my job and go back to school full-time. Adelaide is growing at a massive speed, mentally and physically, and we're really just trying to keep up with her. I started school (again) and have tried to give as much time to Adelaide as I can in the midst of homework and not feeling super hot. Why am I not feeling so hot you ask? Well, I think I have something wrong (or right) going on with my stomach. I felt gross, threw up once, have acted pretty witchy, spent hours laying on the couch, and now my stomach is poking out. I think I remember feeling like this about five years ago (but way worse) and six months after that Adelaide was born. Kind of crazy, don't you think?

Davey and I decided to ask the doctor about possible answers to my dilemma. He said that something happened about 19 weeks ago, next week we have to find out something about a boy or a girl, and then on or about April 28th we should have a final answer.

I don't know what could be going on here, what do you think?