Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy New Year in the snow!

It was a Happy New Year up in Showlow. We invited Kyle and Ashley and Kerry and her kids up for the long holiday weekend. The highlight of the trip was definitely the snowball fight back behind the cabin. Blake and the other kids made snow caves and made great preparations to get ready for the big fight. Kyle and Dale were on opposing teams and really got into it. Lots of fun. Blake said that it was the best day of his life! Ahh the simple pleasures in life. The cabin was cozy with lots of good food and hot chocolate! We had a really great time.

Christmas 2009

I am not quite as creative at blogging, but the purpose here is to start journaling my family's activities better so that I can create scrapbooks (meaningful) for my children. I will try to improve my skills. Christmas was super busy this year. It was a sad one without my parents who are serving on a mission in Madrid , Spain. We sure miss them and the traditions that surround them. Otherwise, Dale and I have kept busy hosting the Ward Breakfast with Santa and the Mickelson extended family Christmas party. Lots of fun. Blake got a machete' at the gift exchange. It's been fun for the whole family.....NOT. I know that I am forgetting some fantastic things, but suffice it to say that Santa came to our house and the children seemed to be happy. We are thankful at this time of year to remember the Savior and we really enjoyed our Second Annual Christmas EVe viewing of the Temple Christmas lights from the air. Dale flew right around the temple twice! It was awesome! We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Seriously.......I'm BAAAAAAAAAACK!

Wow! Where have I been? For whatever reason, I have been blocked from accessing my own blog for months. I am happy to report that I am back. It might have a little something to do with my new computer. Yes, I have gone Mac and do not plan to go back. I have new inspiration for doing my blog. I found out that I can transform my blog into a tangible book at the end of the year. I know what you're saying. Where has she been? Living under a rock? As with any other fashion or trend, I seem to be a late bloomer. I eventually catch on. Anyways, I haven't uploaded any pics on this new computer, but I intend to keep a more accurate journal of my entire family as the months continue into this new decade of 2010. I am excited for what this new year holds.