Thursday, December 24, 2009

Posts Galore!!!

I have been wanting to post some things for the last month. We've had so many fun things to blog about, yet no time to blog about them. I jumped into a Christmas project that has engulfed my time the last few weeks. I'll tell you about it after Christmas, so I don't spoil the fun! So, if you have the stamina to read through my gazillion posts over the last month, by all means, keep reading. Where to start?

Christmas Decorations

Rick and Jeannine for my birthday, said they would help me decorate our table for Christmastime. Jeannine and I went to a number of different stores looking at Christmas decorations and what would look good. It was a work in progress. It was fun to see it come together, one piece at a time. I knew I wanted something classy looking, but didn't know exactly what I wanted. The Lantern was the most exciting purchase. It was perfect! I actually found it while I was up in Rexburg visiting Natty. It was fun for us to find that together. I love how our table turned out! I think it's so fun and so festive! I was so excited about it! Thanks Rick and Jeannine! I thought about buying a Christmas tree this year, but we don't have any lights or ornaments to put on it. I think I'll hit up all the clearance items after Christmas to supply our Christmas tree next year. Instead, we have our little holiday table with the decorations we already had. Now it's all covered in fun Christmas cards from loved ones. I love it! I love Christmas. I love the whole season. I love celebrating it for a month and not just a day. So fun!!!

Baby Danny

A couple of weeks ago I finally got to see my sister's little baby Danny. He is so cute! We had a great time visiting the Patten family. We played some Snorta, Halo, talked, hung out, shopped, and lounged around. It was great! Here's my little Christmas present

JJ Talking

My little nephew is the CUTEST!!! This is from my Birthday. There's a lot of background noise, but if you listen closely you'll hear him say Happy Birthday to you! A couple of times as well as I love baby Cameron. It's so cute!!! I love it!

Matthew's Goat

Matthew has had a pet goat the past couple of months. He thought he'd see if he could grow one, and when he was successful decided to keep it awhile. He got a lot of comments on it such as, "that doesn't look that bad." Or "You look good with that." "You got a little rebellion going on huh?" Etc. Every week he said he was going to shave it, but it never happened. Then Matthew did his GQ photoshoot...
A couple of days ago he shaved the goat off. I actually miss it. We've been asking people if they like him with or without it, most people say he looks good both ways and it's fun to have it for something different. I agree. It definitely makes him look older to have his goat. Maybe he'll grow it out again. We'll see. It's always an adventure with Matthew! Maybe next time he'll do a handlebar mustache!

The Poo Story

During Thanksgiving break, while we had everyone here, the mysterious poo came to play...

I went to go to the bathroom, when I found this.....
EWWWWWW!!!! I couldn't figure out where this poo came from. The only person who would miss the toilet like that would be our 4 year old Nephew. However, there's not a reason for him to be in our bathroom. I couldn't figure it out!!!
I didn't want to clean it up. It was so gross!!!
I went and got Matthew. I showed it to him and told him my theories. He was suppressing smiles and laughter. He asked me if I had smelled it. Of course I hadn't smelled it - it's poo! It CAN'T smell good. Although, when he said that, I figured out it was a joke! He was the culprit! Him and his brothers! They did such a good job. It looked so real! We left it there to see what other people would say/do about it, if anything. Nothing happened over the next few days. Luckily Matthew was also nice enough to clean it up.
All I have to say is you never know what's going to happen when you get the 5 Henage boys together.....


We'll start with Thanksgiving - told ya I had some catching up to do. We had a fabulous Thanksgiving - with both families. My family did Thanksgiving on Thursday and Matthew's family did it on Friday, so it made it easy to go to both! Yipee! We played some badminton - awesome fun! We then played video game extravaganza with all of Matthew's family. Everybody had to participate in at least one event. We had a such a great time!
Here's everyone playing games
Matthew's showing his circus skills

M&M badminton - UNSTOPPABLE!!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


This last Friday Matthew, his brother, Daniel, and I went SKIING!!! It was awesome! The lifts opened for the season on Friday at 9:00. We were there at 9:10. You'd think we were hard core skiiers. More like wanna be hard core skiiers. We've got a ways to go to get there though. It was Daniel's first time skiing. You would never guess though. He did great! You'd think he'd been skiing a number of times. Only the front mountain was open (pretty much the bunny hill) but we still had a great time. We have season passes, so I can ski in the morning, go to school to teach in the afternoon, and have our evenings together. It's awesome! If anyone wants to come with us, let me know! We're open for takers.
I volunteered last week to accompany for our school choirs. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. I forgot how much work and practice goes into getting a song ready. I only had a few days to prepare, so I felt like I was practicing my brains out. But I did it! Friday afternoon our choirs sang in the Provo Towne Center, and I accompanied. It was a fun experience. My worst nightmare came true though. I was afraid I would totally get off, stop playing, and be totally embarrassed. I told the choir director about my nightmare too. I told her if it were to happen, I would find a good place to come in at, so it would sound like they were supposed to be singing accapela. Well, the VERY first song, I hadn't put the last page out, so I had to stop completely, turn the page, then find a good place to come back in. My nightmare totally happened! Good thing I had a back-up plan. A few people I talked to about it afterwards said they thought it was supposed to be accapella in that place. HA! My plan worked! Now we'll be performing at the school twice next week. Gotta do some more practicing....