Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Women's Conference and other fun things...

Hello Sisters O'Mine...

I missed BYU Women's Conference last year and I was sad. I don't want to miss it again. So I am registering for it soon. I am planning on staying on campus in dorms like I have done in the past. It is fun! I would love for someone to join me. The dates are April 26th and 27th. I realize that Jen, Lisa, and Mom will just be getting back from a trip down south of the Equator and Renee will have 2 month old twins (not fair), and Michelle works and hates WC...but maybe someone will want to come despite this; Melissa...or Angie even, since you are basically another sister! If none of you want to come, I understand. I will still go; after all I have gone alone a few times and I really don't mind. Just think about it and let me know...

Another thing. While up at Jen's for the Christmas Party (which was lots of fun, BTW, thanks for hosting it Jen) we decided that a sisters' trip to St. George would be awesome. I have always wanted to see a show at Tuachan. So I think that is going to be the plan. Michelle and Lisa, you two need to talk about what week would work for you two and then I can start getting the ball rolling. I think this will be super fun!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A couple of years ago, as some of you read about last year, we started what has become a tradition in our family. My mom hosts a gingerbread house party. All moms and their daughters that are 8 or older can come. We all bring our own gingerbread houses, which we all make from scratch, and then decorate them at Mom's house. Each year we get better and better and each year we learn more and more. Dad insists that this year they are the best ever! They turned out pretty amazing!
This is Elisabeths (Sam and Melissa's daughter)
This one is Renee's
The above house is Emily's and her daughter Lily's (her first year attending)
The house above is Rebecca's (Jen and Roy's daughter)
We loved how Mom's house (above) turned out this year! So cute!!!
The above house is Katy's (Michelle's 14 year old)
This is Jen's house. The thatched roof is amazing!
This is Michelle's house.
And the last one shown is Jane's (Michelle's 11 year old)

This is really fun tradition. We all bring a snack and just eat, laugh, and make huge messes. At the end of it all, we all just stand back and admire our work.