"If you know someone who has lost a child or anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift" - Elizabeth Edwards

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Archive for December, 2016

Christmas!

We loved our Christmas. It was such a nice, relaxing day. I even took a nap in the middle of the day. Eric’s mom and Paul came over and we spent the day with them. The kids played with their new toys all day and also watched a movie. We had steak for dinner and lots of treats after. We were stuffed!

What the kids woke up to

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Opening presents

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Nicci is so cute. She made this for Savannah, Lionel and Jordan. Their favorite characters.

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We woke up to a white Christmas.

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Nicci made this at school!

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Lionel doing an experiment!

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Nicci’s favorite new toy. Her cat Lily.

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Christmas Eve!

We had a nice Christmas eve with my family. We had delicious food and treats and got nice gifts! The kids were so excited!

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Gift from my in laws!

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I love all the Christmas cards we got this year!

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At my parents house

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LeAnne’s pig!

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School Christmas program

The kids had a Christmas program at school the day before Christmas break started. Normally Eric watches the younger kids when I go to watch the older ones at school for different things, but this day he had something at work he couldn’t skip. So I brought the younger ones and they were good for the first 15 min but then they started to want to walk/run around or sit on me and bounce when I was trying to record. You can tell that the videos are very shaky at times. During Lionel’s last song Tyler almost ran up to the stage so I couldn’t finish recording. I told Eric that I will never bring them again hahaha.

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Polar express party!

My friend and neighbor Diana invited us to a Polar express party on the first day of the kids Christmas break. She had us moms take turns to read the Polar express book to the kids, then we had cookies and hot chocolate and then we watched the movie. The kids had a great time with their friends and I had fun getting to know some of my neighbors better!

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Getting tickets for the polar express

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All the kids got a bell before we left!

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Jordan’s birthday!

Jordan turned 7 on the 19th! He had a nice day. He brought some treats to school for his class and after dinner my family and Eric’s family came to celebrate him. I think his favorite gift was the game “Pie face.” They love playing it. I posted a video and some pics below.

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My mother in law was so sweet and decorated Oliver’s grave for us.

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We went to a Christmas puppet show with some friends.

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Savannah got this from preschool. So cute!

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The kids decorated a ginger bread house.

 

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We made saffron buns at my parents house. Yum!

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We had a neighborhood Secret Santa/ugly Christmas sweater party last week. It was lots of fun! We all got a gift and there were a lot of yummy treats!

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Some of the girls

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Jordan and Lionel had their last basketball game. 🙂

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My friend Laura and her family stopped by and visited while they were in Utah. It was so fun to see them!

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Tyler wasn’t feeling well last Wednesday and fell asleep in my lap. Cutie.

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Savannah had her second dance recital last Friday. She loves to dance!

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I hate it when one piece of a puzzle is missing!!

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Nicci has started to sleep with Santa hat on.

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We were invited to a game night last Saturday. We played two games, ate lots of treats and also had hot chocolate. It was fun to get to know some neighbors better!

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Lucia

We celebrated Lucia last Tuesday. I also went to Lionel’s school that day and talked to the kids about how we celebrate Christmas in Sweden. It was fun!

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Work party!

After the Lower lights concert it was time for Eric’s work party. It was at an event center since there are so many employees. We had a delicious dinner and later some dessert. They had a band that played for a while and they also had a stand up comedian come. They also did some raffles. It was such a fun night!

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We all got to walk into the big room where the dinner was held on a red carpet and people were standing beside it and pretended to be photographers. It was funny!

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The stand up comedian was really funny!

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Lower lights concert!

About a month ago, a group of girls in the neighborhood decided to attend a concert in SLC. We got our tickets and last Saturday it was time to go! Before we left we had Cafe Rio at Natalie’s house. It was delicious! The concert was great, but long! I felt a little stressed because we had Eric’s work party at 6. Luckily we arrived home at 5.30ish and then I changed and we left pretty soon after I got home. I really enjoy hanging out with these girls!

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Savannah’s preschool performance

On Saturday morning Savannah had a preschool Christmas performance. They were so cute. They sang some songs, played with bells and also got to see Santa at the end!

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Our Family

Beatrice and Eric

Nicolina

Lionel

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