Friday, December 31, 2010


We had a great December. First of all I had my birthday which was great. Zach made me breakfast in bed and let me sleep in (the best gift ever). We also celebrated our 4th anniversary I can't believe we've been married that long! Unfortunately, someone kept Zach late that night so our plans to go to Nicklemannia were foiled but we enjoyed a nice dinner anyways.

The real fun of course was all about Christmas! Zach found a place to fit our tree in-I honestly didn't think it was possible but he did it. May had lots of fun decorating and undecorating it and redecorating it through out the month. She loved telling me all the colors of the lights this year. I think she REALLY loved it because it was put up in her time-out corner- this made time outs pretty minimal because there really is no where else for her to go. As soon as we took it down though she went and put herself in the corner-I guess to make up for missed opportunities.
We made gingerbread houses and watched the first presidency devotional for family home evening one night. May actually did pretty good at putting the candy on the houses- except for her treasured m&ms I think those mostly ended up in her tummy.Remember this picture from last year? Probably not which is why I posted it again. Well this years was even better...Pretty sweet huh.
Sad story time. So I got a sub for Santa thing that was a girl who wanted some shirts. So we went to the mall to get them and May really wanted to ride the train. I told her next time we come back Dada will come and we will see Santa and then ride the cho cho train. "Ok mama." I get home and realized I didn't pay attention to the size of one of the shirts I got this gal so I had to go back to exchange it. Before we were even parked May said, "Mama cho cho train!!" and I had to say, "No I'm sorry next time Dada will for sure come and we will see Santa and ride the cho cho train." " Pease mama pease." "No not this time, next time." "Ok mama." I felt so bad. So then we finally made it to the mall with Zach the Tuesday before Christmas it was packed. We honestly would've been in line for 3 hours so we decided it wasn't a big deal if Zach wasn't there for the pictures and I would just bring May back in the morning when the line wasn't so huge. But then we went to go ride the train the person that drives it was just leaving on break so we would've had to wait for 1/2 hour to ride it-we decided that wasn't worth it. Poor May May, "No cho cho train? Please cho cho train." I felt so so so bad. She was so good though she didn't throw a fit at all which made it even worse. Anyway so we went back the next morning and just before it was our turn to see Santa the train drives by and I think May had just had it she wanted to ride that cho cho train. So she started crying for the train before she even sat on Santa's lap. So we might have had a smiling picture this year if we had driven our poor daughter to tears by telling her she would ride the train and then not riding it. Anyway here is her all smiles on the train.
Zach's family had a great Christmas party. We ate lots of yummy food. Zach's mom had everyone play a pass the present game, May didn't want to play with the kids so she passed the extra adult present. Then Zach's mom read the kids "The Polar Express". Zach's step-dad dressed up as a train conductor and surprised all the kids with his train whistle. May's eyes lit up it was so cute.

Christmas eve we spent with Zach's brothers and dad. We played cranium which was pretty darn fun. Here is May and her best bud and cousin Kamrie in their Christmas dresses.
Christmas day we spent mostly with my family. My mom buys us matching shirts every year and this year she got us army shirts in honor of my brother. We went to breakfast at my grandmas and then spent most of the afternoon with just my parents.
I must put in a plug for my amazingly talented friend Elise. She painted a custom painting for me that I gave to my parents for Christmas. They loved it! Check out her website here.

May's favorite presents this year were her bike and her kitchen. She walked out and saw her bike and said, "Oh! May May's bike!" and climbed right up. It's a little big for her and she can't quite peddle yet but she has until summer so I think it'll be fine. It was actually warm enough Christmas to go try it out. Zach is such a good Dada helping her. Aww.
My parents got her the kitchen and my mom bought her dishes and food to go with it along with a cute hat and apron. Her favorite things to cook up are soup and chocolate milk. She also made some cookie robots the other day (like from Despicable Me) it was pretty funny.

Well I'm sure I missed something cool but good enough. I hope everyone has a great New Years! We are so excited for the fun changes 2011 is bringing with it.


  1. Sounds like a very fun Christmas! I'm glad May finally got to go on that train ride- Porter is the same way about it. Thanks for your plug for me, you are much too kind :) I just hope your parents liked the painting. Anyway, we need to come visit, but we gotta get over our colds. Ya, we got sick again- stinks. Take care! Can't wait to hear more about your new house!

  2. Love the pictures of May with Santa! glad you guys had a great christmas!

  3. I love the picture of May with Santa too. That is CLASSIC!!!

  4. Those santa pictures are hillarious! Poor thing is terrified of the big fat man! .... PS- please post belly pics! :) Congrats on having another girl!