Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Home Improvement Wish List

Since I am 99.9% sure that we are going to be in our house for a while...I have complied a HOME IMPROVEMENT WISH LIST:

1. New gutters. Since we put on our new roof nearly 2 years ago and did not replace the gutters I think it is time.

2. I NEED A SECOND BATHROOM!!!!!! Bathroom needs to be created in the basement.

3. Update the one bathroom that we have. (I'm undecided if this should come before my #2 wish)

4. My kids share a room. I know that this should not be a problem...but I never had to share my room growing up. I want them to have a space of their own. So ultimately I would love to make our garage a master suite (doesn't that make it sound all romantical?!) and give one of the kids our current room. The master suite would include double doors going out to the backyard since we don't have a back door on our house (gotta love old houses).

I wish that I could just snap my fingers and this could all happen! Oh and sell wish #4 to the hubs.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Zoo Lights

Last Saturday we went to the Zoo Lights at the Hogle Zoo. I have to admit that my expectations were not that high for this. But I was really impressed!
I think that the only animals that we saw out and about were the tigers. But the lights were amazing!

It wasn't too cold but we made sure that the kids were bundled up.

This is what Zachary looks like at 9pm without a nap. And of course Monkey made the journey with us.

There was a guy there doing ice sculptures with a chainsaw. How does one discover a talent like that? Do you just one day decide to pick up a chainsaw and see what you can do with it?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas on Temple Square

I love love love Christmas on Temple Square. But the crowds? Ummmm....not so much! We thought that by avoiding Monday night that it would be less crowded. It was like Mutual Madness! I think that every teenager in the Salt Lake Valley was there. Irregardless, we have a wonderful time looking at all of the lights and Nativites.

I should now by now with two little ones that it will be virtually impossible to get all of us to look at the camera at the same time. But it too much to ask?

Love these two! I don't know if it was because of the crowds or what but Zachary had to be touching Zoe the whole time. It was like he was being the big protective brother. He either had his hand on her head as we were walking or on her hand.


I didn't take many pictures from Thanksgiving but these are a few of my favorites. We of course had to get the token Joe and the turkey picture. I'm certain that I have one for the last 4 Thanksgivings that we have been going to St. GeorgeThis Thanksgiving was lots-o-fun! It is typically just us and Jared and Andi's families. But the whole Davis clan was there this year...all 28 of us! We had so much fun. Zachary was in heaven with all of his cousins!
And I love this one of Mother D and the two babies of the family....our Zoe and Esther's Matthew. There is about 5 months difference between the two. It was great to have everyone together...hopefully we can do it again sooner rather than later.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Clean Up

This is what I found after we had cleaned up toys in the living room Jesus in the palm tree and Anakin Skywalker in the manger. Oh the imaginations of a 3 yr old!

I Am Thankful For...

Since Zachary is getting older and starting to understand things more now...I decided to do something a little different for the month of November. Every morning we would write down something we were thankful for. We hung this up in the kitchen so that it would not be missed or forgotten. I loved it! To hear what he was thankful for each and everyday was truely a blessing. Some days he would really sit and think about what he was thankful for. It was fun to watch him and then have him say something like, underware (oh yes we wrote it up there).