Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010- Bell style!

Christmas eve pajamas!
The boys finding the milk and cookies that Santa ate


Daddys big gift

Weston loves his trains

The aftermath

Another Christmas has come and gone but they keep getting better and better!
Rainstorms flooded a lot of San Diego the week leading up to Christmas, but stopped just in time for Santa's travel.
Tommy and I couldn't wait to wake the boys up Christmas morning so around 7:30 we pulled them out of bed and let them run downstairs.
Our day was filled with good food, gifts, watching movies, relaxing and just being together.
We stayed in our pj's all day long and it was great!
We are now looking forward to the new year, and hoping it's as great as 2010!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Our hearts are full and the excitement is rising.
We are so grateful for so many things and are blessed to have so much.
There truly is magic in the air, especially having our little boys and the spirit they bring this time of year.
It has been so fun shopping, decorating and getting into Christmas.
We have also enjoyed seeing Ashton really understand the true meaning of Christmas and remind us about Jesus. We are lucky to teach him in nursery and I am astonished at the things he remembers and applies to everyday life.
My mom (Mimi) sent us a package yesterday and inside were 2 M&M filled candy canes. Ashton immediately turned the candy cane upside down and said "J for Jesus". We had learned about the shepherds on Sunday and I had given out a candy cane craft and told a few things that the candy cane symbolizes. I'm so glad that he remembered.
As fun as it is to talk about Santa and the fun gifts and treats he may bring (if they are good) it also warms our hearts to see the boys play with the nativity and repeat the story while acting it out.
We hope you all have found the magic of Christmas-the light of our Savior. Count your blessings this season and remember why we celebrate.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Our Thanksgiving, 2010

Ashton getting his gift from Santa
Shantel, Ashton and my Dad(throwing up his gang sign again)
Shar Shar and Ashton
Weston with his horse
Ashton with his horse
Grandma Bell and Weston at UVU
Me (in the white) doing a free throw contest at the game
Ready, set, SHOOT! I lost by 2
Daddy and Weston with the "monkey" a.k.a. the UVU wolverine
The wolverine really liked our family

We had such a fun and busy Thanksgiving. We spent half with my family and half with Tommy's.
I was also able to visit my Aunt, Uncle, Cousins and Grandpa in Lehi and enjoy a yummy dinner with them.
Thanksgiving was delicious as usual and it was great to see so much family. Santa also made an appearance and the boys were good but skeptical.
I went with my sister Sharielle to see Burlesque (soooo good!) late Thanksgiving and we got home about 1:30. Then we woke up at 4 to go black Friday shopping with my Dad and Brother. We were all tired but had fun! And got some great things.
We also spent some time watching Kim (Tommy's sis.) play basketball at UVU. I was asked to participate in a free throw shooting contest and the boys got to root me on. It was fun!
We were suppose to start our drive back on Sunday, but got snowed in and ended up doing the drive all of Monday. 11 hours really wasn't so bad, but we were ready and happy to be home!
We are home for Christmas which is the only way we would have it! All of our shopping is done, decorations are up and we are enjoying the season.
It has been averaging 80 degrees here in San Diego until yesterday. The temps dropped and I think it ONLY got to about 62 today. BRRRRRR ;)

Friday, December 3, 2010

L.A. auto show

Tommy and I have always had a mutual love and appreciation for nice cars. So of course when the huge auto show came to Los Angeles, we were there.
The kids did great wondering around and admiring all of the cars. They also enjoyed sitting in them and pretending to drive.
My favorite was of course the showroom full of Porsches.
I love those cars and was in heaven surrounded by them-one in every color!
I think we will make this an every year tradition while we are here in Cali.