Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tis the season to meet Jolly

Jolly our Elf is back! Last year Santa sent us "The Elf on the Self'." On December 1st of last year Santa door bell ditched us a gift. When we opened it there was a book and an elf. The book told us how the elf was there to help Santa. He would watch us and listen to our stories. He knows how we behave at school, in the car, at the park, any where we go. Then when we go to sleep at night, he flies home to the North Pole and tells Santa all about our day, if we were good or bad. Then he filies back before we wake up and hides. Then we have to go around the house to find him. There are a couple of rules, he cant talk to us because that is Santas law. The other rule is that we cant touch him because he might loose his magic. Sometimes he gets into a little mischief. Like yesterday he was hanging from the ceiling fan. It is a good thing it is not hot outside. He might go flying when we turn the fan on (like Dad wanted to do). We all try to do our best to be very good. Except for Dad! He always tries to touch Jolly. Then he says "...all Jolly does is sit around on the self all day. He is so LAZY."

We love Jolly and are glad he will come back every Christmas forever and ever.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Kate

Kate turned 2 on the 18th of October. I really cannot believe she is that old. She loved when everyone sang Happy Birthday. She is such a sweetheart. She is always talking and singing. Kate likes to run up to you, give you a big hug around your legs and say "I lub ewe!" She thinks Jarod and Grace are the coolest and most bossy people on the planet. She copies everything they do. We really love our fair skin, blond hair, blue eyed baby.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

We are so proud

We are so proud of Jarod making the decision to be baptized. Grandma and Grandpa Slider flew in from Utah to be here. Grandpa and Grandma Cogbill, Aunt Danielle, Juston, Uncle Adam, Aunt Melynn and Baby Camrynn all made the 3 hours treck as well. Thankyou all so much for coming. It really ment a lot to Jarod that you were all here to support him. It was a really nice baptism. Jarod shared his day with a little boy in his primary class named Dyllan Taylor. Sister Taylor and Grandma Cogbill gave the talks and Grandma Slider had a blanket embroider for the special day. Grace and Dyllans little sister, Jenna did a great job of singing I am a child of God. Grace was very sweet letting Jarod know as he walked into the water "dont worry Jarod it isnt scarry!" Grace loved blurting out comments all through the baptism. I am sure this dosnt surprise any of you that know her. Jarod said it was a great day and that even though the water was cold he still felt warm inside.

Jarod and Dad ready to go

Family picture after the baptism

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Eight is Great!!!

Happy Birthday Jarod!! I cant believe my sweet baby boy is eight. We love you!
Jarod wanted a double decker fun fetti cake.
Jarod favorite present was this light sabor. Check out his sweet moves!

Monday, September 22, 2008

She is so cute!!!

Kate was so cute at the beach. I have to post a couple more pictures.

Hilton Head Island

We love Hilton Head Island. We have gone there for the last 3 summers. Our kids are such beach bums. We mostly stay at the beach the whole day but sometimes Nathan and the kids go golfing. We also go shopping at the outlets and take a trip to the put put golf.

St Augustine, Fl

On our way home from Disney we stopped in St. Augustine,Fl . They have a real castle there that was built in the 1600s. It is called Castillo de San Marcos. We had a good time.

Disney World

We had a great time during Spring break. Now that we live in Augusta, our spring break is always the week of the Masters Golf tournament. They encourage locals to leave and rent out their house for the week. We took the kids down to Disney World. Kate stayed at Gretchen and Micheals house while Nathan, Jarod, Grace and I went to Disney. We had so much fun! Grace was tall enough for all the rides except for Space Mountain. She was so brave. Grace was in Heaven when she saw Cinderellas Castle and then got to meet her. It was her dream come true. Jarod loved the big rides and begged to keep going on them. His favorites were Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain, and Splash Mountain.


We finally have a blog! I have wanted one forever but I have just been to busy with the kids and school. Thanks to Gretchen (Nate's causin and blogging extraordinaire) we now have one. We had such a busy and crazy year so I am going to post a couple of the highlights from this year.