Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I can't believe the Christmas season has come and gone already.  It was so fun with the boys this year.  Chase had a greater understanding of Santa Claus, but more importantly, he could also tell you the story of the Nativity.  Having him know the true reason to celebrate, the birth of our Savior, was so special to me.  December was also very exciting because we got a visit from Grandma and Grandpa Kent! They were here the week before Christmas, so the boys got to open some presents early with them.  It was so great having my parents here to enjoy spending time with their cute grandsons that they only get to see a couple of times a year.  Brett decked the house out in style with our first Christmas lights ever, and Chase was thrilled every single night when we turned them on.  Taylor is pretty much a happy camper these days, so he just went along for the ride, smiling all the way.  Chase also entertained us with his never-ending supply of Christmas songs.  He knows all the words to Jingle Bells (verse included), Frosty the Snowman, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town, just to name a few.  

Thursday, December 8, 2011


It's been a while since I posted; guess we've been busy.  We had a nice Thanksgiving with the Rosens plus the Idaho Kents.  The boys always love it when they have aunts and uncles to play with!  Chase is in the "why?" phase right now, which is about the biggest test of patience I can think of.  We're also trying to get across the concept of lying because he likes to tell you he's not doing something, when you're watching him do it.  2 year olds are challenging!  But so sweet and cute, too.  I guess I'll let the pictures say the rest...

 Taylor watching Daddy rake the leaves
Getting their chance to play in the leaves.
 First taste of black beans...they were a hit!

 Chase decorating the Christmas tree.
Taylor's contribution...eating ornaments and pulling off ribbon.