Sunday, December 28, 2008

I Can't Believe I'm Doing This...

I had a beyond creepy dream last night. Because I am paranoid, and I don't want that dream to come true (yes I know how ridiculous I sound so you don't have to tell me) I am going private.... Send me your email addresses if you want to continue reading my always interesting blog!

nickellblair at hotmail dot com

Gingerbread Making...

So we were a little late making these this year. Ok a lot late! We made these the night of Christmas day! It was still fun though, there were definitely a lot of laughs. Aaron would sit there for like 10 minutes and then add something, sit there and then add something. Then he had been sitting there for about a half hour and said "I haven't thought of anything for a while, I think I'm finished...." Hi is the one with candy canes coming from the roof like ears, Becca's is the one that is missing a side, Brock's has a striped roof, my moms is the cottage looking one (she used Triskets for the roof), Jordan's has a roof made of chocolate, there is a small square one that Brock made a school, and then mine was the one with the bricks. It was so fun and a tradition that I have not been a part of for a long time!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

It's Christmas Night....

First Caitlyn, yes my hair really is this long now and I hate it. I will hopefully be making an appointment here in the next month....hopefully....

Merry Christmas!!!

From our family to yours!





Merry Christmas everyone! We have been in California for the past week and we got to spend Christmas with my family for the first time since we have been married. That's 1 out of the past 5 Christmas'. I was so fun to be with my family at this time of year.

Last night we were all sitting by the fire just chatting and my dad shared a story with us. He is the market manager for T-Mobile here in southern California and last week one of his manager's mother's house burned down. (did you get that?) Along with the house all of this woman's Christmas presents for her kids and grandkids burned. A couple days before Christmas, my parents gave this woman a gift card to Toys 'R Us so she could shop for her grandkids again. My dad doesn't know her, he is just her daughters boss. The woman and her daughter cried and cried and they were so grateful. They couldn't thank my parents enough. This is obviously a shortened version of what took place. My dad told us that no matter what he got for Christmas this year, there is no greater gift than the gift of giving. He said the looks on their faces was the greatest gift he got this year! I am so grateful to have such good examples charity in my life. While gifts aren't the main reason for Christmas, we are taught to be Christ-like, and I think this was a perfect example of how we can be Christ-like. My dad is a lot more eloquent than I am, and it sounded better coming from him, but I think I got the jist....

We had a good Christmas, we created a lot of memories that will be forever cherished. We have had a lot of fun and we're glad we finally got to have Christmas with my family! Here are a few pictures from Christmas morning.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow Day.



It's a little funny. But first I want to say no offense to any of you from Vegas, because when we were driving last night it was snowing a lot. However, today is a snow day. The freeway is closed for us to continue on to California so we spent the night at Aaron's aunts house. Today his cousins had a snow day at school. Being from Utah, where it snows a ton, it is funny for us. I know a lot of people in Vegas has not even ever seen snow before so it could be frightening to them. It's pretty funny to us though....There was a lot more snow, but it is pretty much all melted now. There is still no school....

Monday, December 15, 2008

And Also these people!!!

We also get to see all of these people, and Brandon but I didn't have a picture that I didn't have to search for and I don't have time to search for it....Anyway we can't wait to see everyone!!!



Countdown....


The countdown is on. Soon we will be in California visiting these people.... I shouldn't even be blogging because I have so much to do! My list is so long. I have one and a half days left.... I hope I get everything done.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Milk


This cute kid right here signed milk a couple days ago. It's so cute to see his little fist when he signs milk. Now he does it every time he is hungry! It's amazing! It might not be amazing for you, but it is for me. It's so fun to see him learn! He also waves now too. So cute! I love this picture. He just looks so tired.

Monday, December 8, 2008

So Cool...

So I was taking pictures of my cousin. We took a picture with some Christmas ornaments because she had a cute Christmas outfit. One of the ornaments dropped and broke, but it looked so cool inside. There was a little section of it that was reflective. If you click on the picture you can see it closer and you can actually see my camera. It was so cool. Also here is a picture of my cousin Leah, it isn't the one with the ornament, but I liked it.

This is What Happens....


When Kade tries to feed himself. He thought it was pretty hilarious too!

5 Things

I was tagged about a million years ago. I have been putting it off because frankly there aren't 5 interesting things about me. But if you wish you can read on....

5 things......

5 things i was doing 5 years ago: It was 10 but I changed it to 5 because 10 years ago I was 12, and 12 year olds are extremely boring or annoying....

1. Applying to FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) in LA and getting in. I didn't go. I got married... I asked them if I could push my start date back a few months because I was getting married, and they told me not to get married, so I said no thanks. If I had one there I would working as an interior designer right now. I'm pretty happy with the decision I made and I don't regret a thing!

2. Graduating High School

3. Dating Aaron
4.
5.

5 things on my to do list today:

1. Edit a lot of Pictures
2. Make a quilt
3. Play with Kade
4. Do Laundry
5. Write a paper

5 snacks I enjoy:

1. Grapefruit
2. Anything chocolate
3. Ice cream
4. Dr. Pepper
5. Cinnamon rolls

5 things i would do if i were a millionaire:

1. Renovate old towns that are all run down. I dream of this!
2. Buy a house with a backyard
3. Pay off school loans
4. get lasik eye surgery for myself
5. savings for the kids

5 places i have lived:

1. Layton, Utah
2. Santa Clarita, California
3. Provo, Utah
4. Heyburn, Idaho
5. Pleasant Grove, UT

5 jobs I've had:

1. Black Angus Hostess
2. Bath and Body Works
3. Lab at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
4. Albertons
5. PHOTOGRAPHER -Woot!

5 people i tag:


1. you
2. your sister
3. your mom
4. your dog
5. that's all

Saturday, December 6, 2008

It's Christmas Time...

I've seen a couple people do this, so I thought I would join in the festivities. Not decorating the Christmas tree, we do that every year, but taking pictures of it and posting it. Then here are a few more decorations we have throughout our house. I love Christmas time. I love at night having all the lights off except for the Christmas lights. I'm so excited for Christmas!



Friday, December 5, 2008

Melts My Heart!

Kade has been difficult to feed lately. He is just more interested in everything going on around him, I end up walking around him in circles just to get the spoon in his mouth. It gets very frustrating, but then today he called me mama! How can you get frustrated at that!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Our Thanksgiving

This year we went to the Kroghs for Thanksgiving. They are good friends of the Blair family and recently relocated to Utah from California. They are basically family. It was so much fun, we laughed a lot, ate good food, and just enjoyed the company. We really appreciated them having us. Thanks Krogh family!

This is my veggie tray that was devoured in about 10 minutes. Until I replenished it of course. However before I set it out Serena wanted to take a picture...

Todd was hanging out with Kade all day. He also decided it would be funny to feed him jello.

Aaron getting the rolls ready. Chad being Chad.

He got full.

Todd, Kade and Serena hanging out.

Emily and her fiance Jordan. They are getting married in May in Hawaii. Rough life.





Brother Krogh

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Kade

He's 6.5 months now. I should have posted this two weeks ago, but I keep forgetting, and tomorrow I will be taking his 6 month pictures... Here are a few of his milestones so far...

He is eating solids and loves them.

He can drink juice.

He can drink from a sippy cup, though he hasn't quite mastered the task.

He dances and he thinks it is hilarious to do so.

He claps. (this may be the cutest thing I have ever seen him do)

He laughs SO much.

He has two cute little teeth.

If you hold his hands and help him, he will walk.

He rolls over constantly. (this was quite the battle, so we are very proud)

He sits up all by himself and rarely falls over anymore!

He is on the verge of crawling, probably will be before Christmas!

He sleeps until 11!!!!

He reaches for mommy all the time which makes me melt.

Aaron makes him laugh the best, but when he is sad, tired, or hurt he just wants to cuddle with mommy. He really knows who we are now and I love it. He loves it when we sing the ABC's to him. They are his favorite and when no other song will calm him, the ABC's will. He is such a good little boy and we feel so blessed.

Toofs

The following pictures are an attempt to catch Kade's two first teeth on camera. They aren't very big yet, because they haven't fulling come in, but you can definitely see them. The best way we can get him to open his mouth is by feeding him. That's when he opens up the best! As you can see, it took quite a few pictures to get the shot, but here you go....


The above is the reason why we often have to pin his hands down. He is not patient, and if we aren't fast enough with the spoon, in go the hands! He will then proceed to rub the food remaining in his mouth and surrounding his mouth, around the rest of his face. Eyebrows, eyelashes, you name it, he will have food there.... I love this boy.




In this picture you can see the food spread throughout his face.

We almost had it....

And there they are. Finally. Needless to say, he hasn't been such a happy camper lately.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Funny Aunt Serena

We had Aaron's cousin Steve and sister Serena over for dinner last night and Kade thought that Aunt Serena was the funniest ever. We have never heard him laugh this hard.

video

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Gingerbread House Festival @ Thanksgiving point

We went to the gingerbread house festival with Kelsey and Kylee while they were here for the weekend. We also went with Aunt Holly and Aunt Jeny. There were so many people there because there was a dance group performing. It was lots of fun and very Christmas-y. .. There were some AMAZING gingerbread houses! Be prepared, there are pictures galore!

This one was called the "Compilation of Diversity" or something like that. It was incredible. If you look you can see Big Ben, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Statue of Liberty, etc. It is all made of candy, even the water, it is just hard candy. It's amazing. Some people are so creative!
This is the back view!


This one has a really cool dragon in it. Can you see it? Again, all made of candy.

I liked the rock candy chimney on this one.

Santa, just chillin....

These ones were so detailed. I couldn't believe how creative they were. Someone spent a TON of time on these!

The Taj Mahal

Cindy Lou Who's house.




Kade and Great Aunt Jeny

Kade and Shannon were dancing. Pretty cute!



I can't resist his thumb sucking. I know I should be stopping it, so that it doesn't become a habit, but it's just too cute. I can't help it.





Aunt Kylee and Kade were pretty tuckered out, so they napped when we got home!

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