Thursday, December 23, 2010

So, today was my family Christmas party and a lot has been happening in my family, but the most important, most significant thing that has happened in my family is Bryn, my little angel joined our family. Each day of my life is better because of her, I guess I don't need any presents this year, because she is all I really need. This is my cousin Terra and her husband Josh. They are hoping to adopt a baby and need your help to spread the word that adoption is about love. Terra and Josh are really great people, with huge hearts and goals to have an eternal family. It is such a great blessing for me to be able to share their story, in hopes that soon they will have an addition to their family and more joy than they can ever imagine!! Please take a minute to check out their story and pass it on... its about love.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

We went shopping down in Salt Lake and met up with Uncle Dee! He spoiled us and took us all to lunch. Thanks Dee! I think Dee and Bryn have a very striking resemblance, but it will probably go away once Bryn's hair grows in:)

We got so go down to Temple Square to show Bryn all the beautiful lights around the Temple. I forgot my camera so these are from Shane's phone. We had a great time seeing the lights, hearing the music from the Tabernacle Choir, listening to the nativity story and feeling the wonderful spirit that envelopes all who go there. I love being able to share this place with my family and teach Bryn about the temple.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I have to make a post honoring my little brother Quinn. I owe him big time so I'm letting the whole world know how much I love him, look up to him, how cool he is, how smart he is, how good he is, how faithful, humble, loyal, friendly, nice, kind, trustworthy, and what a great listener he is. Quinn has always been the nicest little brother and always helps me in making life choices, pre-calculus, and being the best person I can be. He works so hard and has great and lofty goals that I know he will accomplish. He is a great example of someone living in the world but not of the world. He spends his time making himself the best he can be and becoming closer to the Lord. Quinn learns quickly and doesn't ever do dumb things (because he learned by example from his big sister). Quinn never does anything half-way and always does really cool things, like making rockets, dance class and making stuff out of duct tape. He is creative and crafty, strong and silly, and super duper smart. Quinn, I love you so much and am so grateful that you are a part of my family and that I have the opportunity to learn (all the good things) from you. I'm so glad Bryn has an uncle that can love her and be such a great example to her. Thanks for liking Shane :) and for letting him marry me. I know that you will always take care of our family by being the great and wonderful person you are!! Thanks for being you!
Bryn got to help us with gingerbread houses. She was the designated candy-cane holder, complete with Christmas stockings compliments of Jannae and Joana.
Quinn made an IronMan and arc reactor with little minions working for a big boss man.
Jannae made the cutest horse stable, with hay, grass, flowers, and all the tack. She cut out everything herself!
Joana made the sweetest house. I think her goal was to put one of everything on her house, complete with sprinkle snow on the delicious roof!
The roofers
The sod
Our under construction house
You can tell Shane is a builder because everything in this house had to be realistic, he even built rafters and window frames!
We have a gingerbread tradition in our family...but surprisingly, Shane and I haven't done it, ever. So, this year we built an under-construction house. Not bad for a contractor that has never built with gingerbread!

We had a great Thanksgiving feast at the Fredrickson home. I brought treat bags with coloring books, stickers, treats and stamps. This is proof that I'm a rookie mom because we had blue, pilgrim printed kids before dinner even got started! We had a good time hanging with the family anyway.