Friday, December 31, 2010

2010--what a year!

With just a few minutes left of the year 2010, I can't help but reflect on what an amazing year it has been for our little family! New Year's Eve always makes me cry! Maybe because I'm up late and am more emotional or something :) , but I think mainly because I am so grateful for the year that has passed and so happy for the year that is to come. What a great chance we have to reflect and look forward at the same time!

I don't have any pictures on this computer, so I'll have to do a more detailed post later, but a quick summary of our 2010:
--new job
--new house
--new car
--new ward
--new niece
--new friends
--new foods
--new trips (DC, AZ)
--new personal growth

A YEAR OF NEW'S! :) We are so incredibly blessed!

Love you all! Happy new year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Beck opening presents!

Beck opening presents was pretty much the funnest and cutest thing ever. He hasn't opened presents since his first b-day in January when he didn't quite get what was going on, so it was so much fun to see him be soooo super excited.
We are still in Arizona (which has been so awesome!) so I haven't got any regular pics downloaded yet, but I actually managed to get the videos uploaded (it's usually the other way around, or neither...). So anyone who would like to watch them, enjoy! ;)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 1: The Christmas story

Christmas Story

Friday, December 24, 2010

Day 2: The Gift of a Savior

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 3: Seeing Christmas through New Eyes

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 4: Mary, Did You Know?

Day 5: Silent Night, performed by David Archuleta & the Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra

**So YouTube deleted my video for "copyright infringement," even though the only thing they said at the concert was that no flash photography or videoing was allowed... :( **

Day 5: Silent Night, from the amazing David Archuleta/Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert I got to attend last weekend.

Simple, yet so powerful.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 6: Hallelujah!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Days 7, 8, 9: Breath of Heaven, Christmas Spirit, Look to the Light

Catching up from being out of town for an amazing David Archuleta/Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert. :)

Day 7: Breath of Heaven

Day 8: Christmas Spirit

Day 9: Look to the Light

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 10: What Shall We Give?

With only 10 days left until Christmas (it's technically 9 now since it's after midnight, but just ignore that!), I will be posting a video or thought each day to help me (and hopefully maybe some of you too!) reflect on the real meaning of Christmas. :) Day 10: What Shall We Give?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas tree adventures!

Right after the incident... :)


The holidays are so fun with a toddler! Not necessarily easier or less messy, but definitely fun. :) We put up our Christmas tree right after we got back from D.C. (if I ever find my camera cord, I will post pics of our trip!), and it was love at first site for Beck! When we loaded our tree into the car, Beck was soooo excited; he couldn't believe there was a tree in our car! He definitely got a kick out of that. :) And the love has continued ever since we set it up. THe morning after when I went to get him up, we were cuddling for a minute and then he was like, "Chismas twee!" He totally remembered! And surprisingly knew how to say it already!
The next day he even had a run-in with it, causing it to completely fall over on top of him. Lol, it was pretty funny to watch (only because he didn't get hurt!)! He was just trying to pull an ornament off the tree, bless his heart, but we think the trunk had rotated in the stand and made it really susceptible to falling. Whatever the case, it has made a fun memory! It scared Beck a little, and he was kind of in shock. He kept saying, "Chismas twee owie. I bwoke it." Cutest thing ever! The next day I asked him about it and he totally remembered (watch the video). Even today when he was looking at a picture of it that I snapped right afterward he was like, "Oh, owie Chismas twee." Looks like it made an impression! He's also managed to bust a couple of our ornaments. Oops. Live and learn. :) Here are a few pics and videos of our Christmas tree adventures!

Pretty much one of my favorite things that he says! Sorry this is so shaky, Adam got a little excited apparently. :)

Beck recounting his traumatizing experience (sorry for the crappy phone camera quality!)

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