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January 25, 2014

Hey, It's Me Again

Hi. I haven't blogged since November. I realize that this is a trend of mine (it comes and goes) but I still feel the need to mention it each time it happens. Would you like the photo story of our lives from the weeks since Thanksgiving? If so, read on!

Whenever I have the chance (and sometimes a reason) I really enjoy baking. I took full advantage of a ready kitchen and a family wanting treats. After all, the holidays are the best time to bake goodies! Am I right? Well, I made few dozen different cookies (gluten free included) and Cannon was a willing participant in the taste testing. Who knew that grandparents loved to give treats to their grandbabies? The evidence is below: chocolate smeared on Cannon's face... his lips sucking in that popsicle... I do have to say that the kid really does take after me in the food arena though. Look at him handle that popcorn! He will eat the whole bag if I let him. Insert sigh of contentment here.


The next bunch are a few of my favorite photos from Thanksgiving in Boise. Cannon and I playing outside in the leaves, Scott licking "The Liberty Bell" (Barney Stinson, anyone?), Janelle and I rocking the selfie, and my fabulous mother-in-law opening birthday presents. Oh, but my favorite of them all is at the bottom left. I die. Guys. This little boy owns me! I would like to thank Scott's sisters for putting together the little cowboy photo.


I have always loved Cannon's hair - he has had a fair amount of hair since he was born. It seems to have gotten lighter and sometimes looks red in the sun. I let it grow until I really felt I had no choice but to cut it. Even then, I had them keep it long. No short spikes on top, just trimming it off his neck, around his ears and out of his eyes. I took him to a kid haircut place and it was fantastic. Look at the way the place was decorated! I have already planned to go back for Cannon's next trim.


At the beginning of December we came back to Utah. We waited out a storm and checked the road reports daily before making the drive since we didn't have any pressing engagements. Scott was on vacation until January and it was kind of fantastic. Just after Christmas we met up with our pals Casey and Leslie and went to Temple Square together. It was so much fun! we haven't been in a few years and it was nice to be back. They were our pals in Iowa, although they are also from Utah. Until next time, friends!


We had lots of fun at the Miller Family Christmas Party with Scott's extended family. Cannon had a great time, but it really wore him out (not to mention it was WAY past his bedtime). For Christmas, Cannon got some cool stuff (I hope it's always this easy to buy for him...ha!) including snowpants that we have yet to put to use. There were some wicked icicles hanging off of the house...they looked so majestic and so dangerous. We knocked them down before the melted and fell on anyone. we spent some family time at the mall and snapped a few photos, and I got to go snowboarding! It has been years since I went boarding, and I went with my family (although they all rocked the skis). Lastly, I got a new hairbrush after Cannon dipped mine in a urine-filled toilet. It's pink, it's sparkly, and I love it.


Now for some pictures of Scottie! Although his pictures generally explain themselves, here are some brief descriptions. We went to nickelcade with my family and Scott loved cashing in our tickets. We used them to get lots of Laffy Taffys. My parents found his old APX softball shirt from before we moved to Iowa. Scott took the liberty of utilizing the fountains at City Creek for drinking...and got some chlorine. And yes, we filled a shopping cart with distilled water. We bought every gallon that was left on the shelf.


Of course, we celebrated Christmas and did lots of other awesome stuff, but for now I will bid you adieu and wish you a belated Happy Christmas!


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