|Who knew that out of the three wonderful family weddings we went to in a month's span,(sis-in-law DeAnn, niece Janika, nephew Spencer) this will probably be the sweethearts photo I keep on my fridge.|
|When we walked through Toys R Us, of all the toys, Macy was most excited about a $3 pack of sticker earrings.|
|Macy kept getting mixed up and calling her new bathrobe from grandma her "Bathing Suit".|
|This was the last gift they opened. I was a super nice mom and let it stay upstairs in front of my kitchen bar for a week. It got a lot of mileage. Now it's down in the basement watching Mark finish the walls around it.|
New Years Eve was very fun. I was the only one awake 10-12 and spent the time writing a long letter to my niece Kelsey who is on a mission to South Carolina. (Her mom was one of the ones who got married.) I'll include my description of it to her here.
"As a matter of fact, tonight is the commemoration of one of the most romantic days of my life. [we got engaged New Years eve] It’s New Year’s Eve. I am staying up until midnight writing this because a. no one is interrupting me and b. Leslie is at the Stake Dance and someone needs to pick her up. Mark was going to do it but I made him go to bed with a dose of Nyquil—he’s got a cold. We had a great evening eating lots of fun fingerfoods and watching a double feature of a couple of fun nostalgic movies we wanted to show the kids that we rented from Amazon. Cary Grant, etc. The kids were spread out on the floor in sleeping bags and had a great time. For dessert I made my first batch of authentic Crème Brulee. (For Christmas Mark got me ramekins and a real kitchen torch to carmelize the sugar on top.) Can I just say, I don’t get paid enough. They were A-MA-ZING."
|Luke got to wear his spiffy new church clothes on his first day of "Sunbeams"--the children's Sunday school class he will now be attending. And yes, we did eat our family's traditional Sunbeam Chocolate Cake.|