Yep it really has been a LONG TIME since I did an FHE post and that's because I'm sad to say its been a while since we actually had a planned FHE.. I need to re commint to Family Home Evenings. There is definitely a difference in our home when we have them and it is something that the kids look forward to every week. Lucky for them Dad was persistent this week. I honestly told Kaj to turn around 3 times: We left home hoping to get downtown by 530 so that the kids weren't out super late and the weather wasn't too cold for them. Well needless to say 530 didn't happen, we stopped to get kids meals for dinner the kids loved that but there good moods were short lived. There was a major accident on the freeway so after sitting in stop and go traffic for 30 min we decided to take state street and well that was a bad idea, lets just say that:) At 6:15 we were only at 90th south and by then i was SOOOO I was done (and so were the kids). I tried to persuade dad to stop at a play place and let the kids get out and just play instead of going downtown but dad was not having any of it. He LOVES Christmas time and he really wanted to get the family in the Christmas spirit so he pressed on, through and hour of Tallin crying, ryker and briyler bickering, Dugi and Kynlie screaming for a drink (that i of course didn't have:) looking for parking, getting kicked out of a parking garage because the stroller on the top of the car didn't make it through there clearance (yep that happened), and me telling him "we should have just gone to the play land:).... But after we finally found parking and got the kids out of the car every one's attitudes changed almost instantly (which was soo nice, mine included).. There is a feeling that you get when you walk onto Temple grounds that just takes away those negative feelings.. The boys loved that I tied there blankets around there necks (like superhero capes), and Kynlie and Dugi were OVER THE MOON looking at all of the lights. We had a WONDERFUL TIME!! It was soo nice to talk to the kids about the nativity and see how they felt about Christmas, I was surprised at the things that they knew and didn't know.. This will be a tradition that we look forward to every year. Thanks DADDY for making us go:) WE LOVE YOU!!
this IS the most beautiful place on earth
love these kiddos
best friends, and super hero's of course
i cant get enough. its breath taking
5 CRAZY kids! I am one lucky mom.
the kids loved the tree
TUI!!! He grew right out of the premie "thing" :)
the Shepard and his sheep.
dad and his baby girl!
Dad gets the double stroller, trying to get that thing around temple square is pretty tricky:)
my sweet dugi boy
these 2 crazy boys wanted a picture w Joseph Smith:)
love the nativity!
i am blessed beyond words.. Such an amazing bunch
it was soo fun to look at the nativity and see kids reaction.. it was fun to find out the things that they do and don't know, and to see the sheer joy in there eyes as they talked about baby Jesus! It made me soo proud.
this was the window decor for desseret book! the boys LOVED it and were convinced that it was a toy making factory.. They begged us to let them "get a closer look" ... love those boys!