2.1.16

December Art

Jayne's Chapter Books :)

Jayne's bday gift to Steve. A card with a rainbow. A snowflake. A ribbon covered pencil. A booklet with everyone's names in the family "so he'll always remember us" and a dancing sheet (he puts his feet on the numbers and it makes him learn a dance... haha!)


Jayne really got into writing her own songs. I love it. 










Vinny's Christmas wish to Santa :)



When Jayne got sent to her room, she made this.... oh boy

The cutest little elf that Jayne put on our front door to welcome in people to the sugar sale we had

Vinny's preschool art :)




Vinny's flower

Vinny








Jayne made her own list for a scavenger hunt at the provo town mall. Steve and I were amazed that she remembered some of those things are there. 

:)

Another drawing after being sent to bed in hysterics

Gotta love the drama ;)











1.1.16

DECEMBER

December was an eventful month, to say the least. We got back from Disneyland on the 2nd and the very next day I was busy from morning until night helping set up for our Acacia Shade Gala that we had been planning most of the year. We had it at The Manor at the Riverwoods. Emmanuel Yeboah spoke and Sandra Turley sang, and it turned out way better than we ever expected! It was such an inspiring night, everything came together so beautifully, and people were overly generous in their donations to the cause. It was fun to be a part of something bigger and I'm so inspired by all these amazing people. 








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The day after the event I chopped my hair in our bathroom. I cut off maybe 6 inches on the bottom and trimmed my bangs. I thought I looked like Frankie more than ever so I made him take a selfie with me :) 


In the month leading up to our event, I was working a lot and so was Steve and youtube became our babysitter. I should be embarrassed admitting that, but it really was our saving grace. Frankie would watch "Lightning McQueen videos" and leave us alone to get stuff done. It was pretty cute to see his excitement level for it though.

Cute brothers on a family night out to Provo Beach Resort. 

Chocolate face Frankie forever and always 


I just thought his position with his leg propped up during breakfast was too cute not to capture 

Fresh hair, running errands WITHOUT kids. Must be documented. 

Polar express ride with family. I got to hold Emory on my lap. Love her. 

The clan!

Jayne's note to the missionaries after the train ride :) 

She changed her gift request when she sat on Santa's lap. Gotta love that as a parent! (NOT)

Decorating our first REAL christmas tree!!!

Jayne got to pick the tree this year, so Vinny got to put on the star. 

Cuties

Our tree makes me so happy!

Christmas present for Monkey 

Getting ready for our Jugar sale by putting white sheets on our new couch and removing all our nice rugs. Hans just being super cute and Frankie sleeping as we do so. 

obligatory baby spaghetti face

Falls asleep anywhere 

Took Jayne to see Beauty and The Beast at BYU and it was phenomenal!



Love this girl so much it hurts


Got to see my brother Robbie at our sugar sale! 

Jayne was the best helper


Matching Christmas jimmies from Grandma!


Vinny had his preschool Christmas program. One of the best things ever. The top hats were killer. 


Savannah and Vinny are so lucky to have each other 

Ward Christmas party. 

The aftermath of our sale. Cleaning up was the WORST. 

Little cutie on a Sunday. 

Lauren and Chris and baby Leo Came to visit!!!!! Vinny couldn't wait to hold his new cousin. 


And Frankie and Charlie were instant BFF cousins. They were SO cute with each other and got along so well. They even held hands during car rides!

Christmas cookie decorating at Grandma's! She was so nice to host my sister and their families too. 


Frank's classic "smile" is hilarious

Late night to see the new Star Wars movie with these guys. It was awesome!

Poor Frankie, sick with the stomach bug 

Sweetest baby Leo 

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Gosh, I love these kids SO MUCH. 




Jayne was thrilled to get the "lead role" at the family nativity scene as Mary. She did a wonderful job. 


Vinny was the sweetest (and cutest) shepherd boy


Frank's look of terror as Santa came down the stairs to greet all the children. 

Kiddos in their sunday best!








Gingerbread house making at Grandma's! Frankie wanted lightning mcqueen to help him. haha. 

Vinny took his very seriously, and i think his turned out to be quite the masterpiece!

Twinners in their hoodies

Steve took Jayne on a daddy-daughter date to see the nutcracker 

Grandma Middie gave all their great grandchildren some meaningful gifts for Christmas. We love Grandma Middie!


I'm not sure how this got in here, but here's Steve as a kid. I see a lot of Vinny. 

Sugar cookie decorating with Jayne! I only had Valentine's cookie cutters. Oh well. 

Jayne painted her nails and then the boys asked her to paint their nails too. 

They were a little too excited about it, good thing Steve wasn't around ;)

Our family Christmas card this year

Poor Jayne had to get sick on Christmas eve.... the worst. 

We spent Christmas up at the cabin, one of the best places on earth!


Grandma reading the children a Christmas story before bedtime

Beautiful fresh snow on Christmas morning

Reading his new dinosaur book with Grandpa

Hans looking cute in his new beanie 


Cousins in their Christmas jimmies!

Loving all the snow. So pretty!

Sledding and snow playing with Dad!


Frank wasn't feeling it on this particular day. It was SO COLD. 


Lauren was an igloo master and dug out a huge igloo by the garage. 

She had the icy hair to show for it. haha!

Climbing up the "mountain"

Family walk 

Cutest moment where Violet had her arm around Vinny as they were playing on the iPad



Tubby time in Grandma and Grandpa's huge tub!





Vinny went skiing for his first time! and he did awesome!


I took Jayne after. She was bummed cause when we got to the bottom the chair lift had closed. 




The night before Christmas eve, Steve and I got to go skiing together alone. It was definitely one of the highlights of the YEAR. It was so fun to ski, with just him, and AT NIGHT. It was magical!

Kate put this side by side together of Jayne and Taylor Swift. LOL. 

Jen brought her kids down to the tumble gym for a visit from Deer Valley. It was so fun seeing them and spending some time together!


Christmas Eve at the Magleby home to celebrate Grandma Middie! Hans wasn't feeling so great but he was a good trooper any way. 




Frankie took a nap that day, so here we are chilling in my bed waiting for him to be tired enough to go to sleep.....

Selfie time. 











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These pictures are from one of our (many) attempts at Christmas card photos. Vinny does look super cute though. 





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And behold the winner! I ended up just taking a photo of the kids. I think that will be my plan from now on. ;)