My new favorite game


We have a climber! Taylee absolutely loves to climb the stairs ~ even if she can't get into any doors once she's reached the top. Now we hope she catches on to how to safely get down, for now she just waits on the landing until we go get her.

(Don't you love how she poses for the camera-it's getting very hard capturing those candid shots!)

I have a feeling this isn't the only thing she's going to try to climb…Can't Wait!!


It's beginning to look feel like Christmas. Yesterday we took Taylee to see Santa for the first time. The almost hour wait to see the 'real' Santa at South Towne Mall was definitely worth the memories in the years to come.

Here are a couple of the shots that were captured…

She wasn't sure what to think of this hairy stranger. (Not to mention it was way past nap time.) Nonetheless it was a pleasant experience. She is just so curious these days – it was hard to capture her attention long enough to get a smile, she was more interested in the many children and decorations around her. My favorite pic is of them looking at each other!

Lars and I were able to go to the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional tonight. The message was sweet and humble as each of the brethren recalled simpler Christmases. In today's world of hustle & bustle it was nice to be reminded of the TRUE meaning of Christmas. I am so thankful for the knowledge I have of the birth, life and mission of our Savior. I love this time of year. I love my Savior.

Merry Christmas!!!


Thanksgiving continued


Here are some photo’s that we took over the Thanksgiving weekend…
Taylee was able to play (meaning: fight for toys and attention) with my cousins baby who is 2 months older,

play the piano with Grandma,

visit with her Great, Great Grandma,

and go Christmas tree hunting