Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Visit With Santa

Today we took Jaylinne to see Santa Claus at the mall! I don't know if she was more excited to see Santa, or I was more excited to get a picture of her with Santa ;) Either way, it was a win-win!

After we got home from that adventure, we decided to make some treats!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Work Christmas Party

Ryan works for his brother's company now, since about May, so he flew us out to attend the Christmas party! He is such an awesome guy to work for- everyone loves him! Each year, in Long Beach, they do a boat parade with yachts and boats that are all decked out with Christmas lights and decorations. Chad rented a boat, and invited everyone and their "plus ones" out on a cruise for the evening! It was catered with amazing food, an open bar, and live entertainment. Super fun!

Friday, December 19, 2014

I Think You Have A Little Something In Your Teeth...

Jaylinne and her cousin, Finn, enjoying a little snack while we are in California...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gymnastics Showcase

Jaylinne's gymnastics class has been working hard to get ready for a showcase for the parents. Today, we got to go watch it! It was so fun to be able to watch Jaylinne be proud of herself, especially when we are so proud of her too! She seems to really enjoy gymnastics, and also seems to be picking it up really fast.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Saves The Day, Salt Lake City, The Complex- December 13, 2015

Last night we went and saw a band called Saves The Day play at The Complex downtown. They played with Reggie And The Full Affect and Say Anything. Fun night!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Frosty Ain't Got Nothin' On This Snowman!

Since we will be in California during Jaylinne's class Christmas party, I decided to let her go ahead and make her ornament today :) I might be biased, but I think it's perfect! No...you know what? I'm not biased, it IS perfect! So is she.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid!

It has come. The 2014 Christmas list:

My personal favorite? The baby brother or sisster. Haha!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Secret Service Elf

This week in school, the kids were all taught about the importance of helping others. Each student was told to come home and help someone out, and be ready to discuss it when they go back to school next week. If you know anything at all about Jaylinne, you know she is always eager to help- this was right in her wheelhouse!

However, it was supposed to be kept a secret. Again, if you know anything at all about Jaylinne, you know keeping a secret was not her forte. Much to my surprise she pulled it off! We came upstairs to go to bed, and we see this:

She did her best to make the bed for us! She is such a little sweetheart. My favorite part was the notes she left! This one was on Ryan's pillow:

This one was on mine (it was the one she was sent home from school with):

The Winner!

On Sundays, we usually end up playing a game or two...or 10! Sometimes, we take it easy on Jaylinne so as not to discourage her. Today we decided to play Scene It- Disney Edition. This was her game to win, and win she did! She blew us out of the water! Legitimately.

Because....Why Not?!

Today, Jaylinne decided she wanted to have a little impromptu fashion show for us in the living room. She is such a girly girl and loves dresses. The "mom trying to document sad impromptu fashion show" part? Not so much.....

Christmas Bash

So everyone could come to our annual Christmas party this year, we had to do it pretty early in December- the 6th to be exact! It was successful, almost everyone made it!