Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Card

We got our Christmas Card out in time which is amazing because I didn't think we would be able to get to it this year. We usually have our friend Danielle take a family picture of us well in advance of our Christmas Card, but we were busy and she was busy so i braved the photography world and attempted to take a picture of the kiddos. Danielle, I appreciate your hard work so much more now. Taking a picture of two kids is hard. You wouldn't guess from the first "test" photo we took, but from there it just got worse. I'd like to note that between each of these pictures are more pictures much blurrier and horrible looking. We were all pretty frazzled in the end.

Test...if only they were wearing their Christmas clothes...

At this point I was bribing Lucas with a cookie to smile and hold Darci up. He gave up after this photo.

So I stuck her in the bumbo and tried to get a picture of him kissing her...she wasn't a huge fan of that either.

So I gave her the binky and just decided that was going to be the happiest she was going to be at this point. Hardest thing ever.

The final product.

"Mommy, don't you ever make me do that again!"

In other news...

I've put together our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Meals. Let's just say they're going to be fantastic!

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Festival of Trees

This last weekend was the Festival of Trees in Sandy, UT which is an event to raise money for the Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake. There were TONS of people there and there were TONS of things to do. Unfortunately we couldn't get any pictures of ourselves with the trees because there were so many people moving through the aisles  but we did get some pictures of some pretty cool trees. There were big trees, small trees, intricate wreathes, aMAZING quilts, fudge, elephant ears, cinnamon rolls, caramel apple slices, gingerbread houses and SANTA! We didn't get a chance to look at all the cool gingerbread houses because there were people surrounding them CONSTANTLY. There were also cute little girls doing Irish dance on the stage, however, it was a little weird to hear Tchaikovsky come on and see girls doing an Irish jig...but that's besides the point. The point is, we had lots of fun and saw lots of cool trees!

For Mom: Scottish Tree

For our girl readers: Tangled Tree

Complete with props

This was the best part of the super hero tree...

A Through the Looking Glass Tree

Lucas' favorite tree: The Mickey Tree

For the Bakers out there: A Cupcake Tree

For our Pixar Pals: An Up Tree

For my Brother: A Paul the Penguin Tree (The Tree's name was even "Pablito's Tree") 

And finally the coolest tree there: The Harry Potter Tree!
Complete with Firebolt, Gryffindor's Sword, and Hedwig.

Friday, December 2, 2011


 ...i like to skootch around on my back...