Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Very Merry Christmas

This was a very fun Christmas! It was especially fun since Damon could hardly fall asleep with excitement. Damon is so funny, he always insists that we leave Carrots for Santa's reindeer (he's always thinking!)
It was so fun to have the kids light up with each gift. Damon was so excited to get his double light-saber he's been wanting for two years now (Mom was hoping he'd loose interest... not so). Kylie's big gift was a big girl Princess bike, which the weather was nice enough to ride it! So much for a white Christmas.
Our family favorite breakfast food is Crepes and here William is trying to help daddy!

Both sides of the family were very generous in the many gifts that we all received.
This was truly a very Merry Christmas! Thanks to everyone and hope everyone had a festive Holiday!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve at Spence's

At Alicia's family's house they have the tradition of playing out the nativity with all he grandkids. This is the video from that.

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Damon also played a fun holiday song included below.

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They also got some fun toys from Autumn and Doug and Braxton. Damon and Kylie love their gifts, not something I would have thought they would have liked.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Damon's Basketball

Damon has really taken a liking to playing basketball. He kept asking us to let him play on a team. We haven't done that yet, but I did take him to the church to play. The young men were nice enough to let him play and even make sure he got the ball some. I decided to video tape and you can see why he likes it so much.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

This is what it's like at our house at Christmas time.... wait, at Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving too. We LOVE Eggnog here! William is definitely one of the family.
Christmas is such a wonderful and magical time of year! I love how our home smells of cinnamon, sweets and Christmas music playing in the house. The Christmas tree all lite up and Christmas decorations spread throughout the house (thanks to the kids and cat!)
This time of year it does seem as others are more kind and happier. May each of you reading this have a wonderful holiday. We are so blessed to remember our Saviors birth and what his life means for each of us. May you have a wonderful Christmas and know that we love you!
The Jackman's

Bye Bye Organ

It is done!! The unused, slightly damaged Organ of Grandma Jackmans left our home today. It was a bitter sweet moment. Sure it's insainly heavy, and took up a little room, but it was a nice Organ and one that was very special to dear Grandma Jackman. I was unable to hear Grandma play the piano or Organ since joining the family, but I've heard from many people about what a wonderful player she was. We are happy that her Organ is going to be repaired and used in a loving family!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


The kids LOVE playing in the snow and couldn't wait to get home from church to play in it. William wanted to play too, but we don't have his snowsuit yet. The kids rushed in to tell us they made a GIRL snowman.... oh really? What does that mean? It has hair! :)

Home improvements

I have been wanting to do some improvements to our home and one thing I thought I'd start with is the front door! I decided this would be a mommy/daughter activity and took Kylie to Lowes to help me pick out the right color. Kylie decided the color 'Milk Chocolate' would be best, which I agreed and we went to work!
Here's our before & after shots.
Bob teased that the kids would want to eat our door if it was colored chocolate, and apparently while Kylie and I were painting the door she tasted it to see if it DID taste like Chocolate. "It doesn't" she told her brother! :)

Southern Utah Fun

We tagged along with Bob on another trip to Southern Utah. This time we got to stay in the Presidential Suite which is bigger than our house! The kids really liked having their own room and hot tub off the balcony! We have been very spoiled this last week and were glad we got to share it with our dear friends the Winslows.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

We tease that we have a house of monkeys, but for Halloween we let our Monkeys out! :)
Damon was a gorilla, Kylie a Frog and William a Monkey. When the kids knocked on the doors and yelled "Trick-or-Treat" William would yell his version out!
The weather was nice and sprinkled just a little. This year Mommy got to take the two older ones out while Daddy stayed home and let William have at his candy!!

St. George Trip

Thanks to Daddys job we have traveled a little with him on his work trips. Since Damon was off track of school for almost 4 weeks we decided to head South with him to Blanding and then St. George.
The kids enjoyed hiking to Wilson's Arch, playing at parks and swimming during the warm days (while it snowed at home!).

Friday, November 5, 2010

ABC Date

So, we were looking for fun date ideas and I came across this ABC Date. You and your date go around a photograph yourselves with things staring with A and B etc. So here it is. It was really fun.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Break

We had a fun trip up to Bear Lake with the Spences for Fall Break. We stopped at the Treehouse Museum, Rode the fun Suri Bikes, played at the park, and the kids favorite, Swim at the pool!!