Saturday, January 10, 2009

Humanitarian Project

(This is my first official attempt at Digital Scrapbooking so Lisa and Cinda go easy on the criticism.)

My family sure enjoyed our family service project. It was great to have something fun to do and in the end we didn't bring more "stuff" to our house. Great idea Grandma! We sure missed those of you that couldn't be there.

Hmmmmm I just noticed that I didn't add a journaling box on this. That will have to change!

Version 2 - with a little journaling.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sledding at the sand dunes...

We spent New Years Day sledding at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes. You couldn't ask for a better day. It really was warm, almost too warm with our snow pants and all our gear on. We ended up wearing just our sweatshirts with our snow pants. We took alot of hot chocolate, but hardly drank any of it because it was so warm. We found a perfect hill. Not too big and not too small! And no trees! By the time we were getting ready to leave, tons of people started showing up. A family that lives down the road from us came as we were leaving. We had a really good time. Except for Alee. She kept slipping and falling in the snow. She didn't like that very much at all.

Thanks to Stephanie for making our hats. They are really cute. Of course, Alee wouldn't keep hers on. The family we saw commented on how cute our hats were. So, good job!
I didn't post anything about Christmas. We had a wonderful time. Mel's parents spent the night with us Christmas Eve and had Christmas morning with us. That was nice. We were traveling home from my sister's in Pleasant Grove on Christmas Eve, so it made the last minute getting ready stuff kind of hectic. I wish I could have stayed there with my family. We have so much fun together.
Christmas night we had dinner at Mel's parent's house and played a few games. The next day we got together again and stuffed cloth animals for a Humanitarian project. It was a good feeling knowing that we were helping to make a toy for a child who might not ever get another toy. The kids that were big enough helped for a while, but pretty soon all the kids ended up playing in the gym. It was a good way to end the Christmas season by thinking of someone else, other than ourselves. Thanks for organizing it, Marie.