Sunday, December 27, 2009

NEW CAR!!!!!!!!!

We finally got a new car!!! YAH!!! After 2 years of driving around in an ugly red Ford Focus, it finally pooped out on us. Not completely pooped out, but enough for us to not want to risk Patrick being stranded somewhere. We are going to fix the Focus so we can have a second car. We had actually been trying to get a loan with our bank so we could try and get a car on KSL, but they kept denying us. We finally decided to go to a dealer ship because we felt we had no other choice. The dealer ship ran our info through to a couple different banks and turns out we got approved through OUR OWN BANK! Seriously?!?! Whatever, I guess as long as we were able to get a car right? Anyways, so the dealer ship we went through was awesome and got us into a great car for a great price! We are super excited about it. We cant believe its ours cause it seems to nice to be ours. We have to remind ourselves that it only seems so nice because our Ford was so awful! These are a couple of pictures of what our car looks like. It looks exactly the same as these just only White. Its a 2008 Saturn Aura. I just haven't had time to take a picture of our own actual car.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Memories

I have to start out by saying that Chirstmas time is a Holiday that is celebrated at our house starting at midight Halloween night. I think its 106.5 That starts playing Christmas music at midnight. Patrick loves Christmas time and I cant blaim him. He loves it so much because it reminds him of his mom and how great she made Christmas before she passed away. Even though they didn't have alot of money, she always made it special for him. So every year I try to make sure Chirstmas is special because I never want to take that feeling away from him. So this year I think I tried even harder and decided since we dont have much money to get lots of presents that we would go do activites that would help put us in the Christmas spirit. I already posted about the Festival of Trees on my last post, but this weekend we decided to go see the Christmas lights at temple square. Because Patrick has great memories of Christmas he really wants to make sure our kids have really good memories too and we feel like Corbin is finally getting to an age were he will remember things. So to make this special for Corbin we decided to take the train to Salt Lake. Corbin is in love with trains (which is kinda funny to me because he only owns 1 little train and like a billion cars and airplanes) He had so much fun waiting for the train, he couldn't hold still. Once we got on the train he just stared out the window for the longest time. He wasn't the biggest fan of seeing the Christmas lights but I guess that was more for me and Patrick. Over all though, it was a great memory that we were able to share with each other and helped us get more into the Chirstmas mood.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Festival of Trees

Patrick and I had the oppertunity this year to go to the Festival of Trees with some friends. I didn't really know much about the Festival of Trees until we got there and it was explained to me more in detail. After walking through all the trees and seeing the trees that were dedicated to little babies and kids and even adults that have either passed away or are still very sick, it made me appreciate how healthy my kids are. I tend to get frustrated when they have colds or ear/eye infections and cant seem to get over it, but seeing and reading about all these kids made me realize how truely blessed I am to have healthy kids. I think it is so awesome what the money goes to. I cant believe how much some of these trees sold for. It really helps put you in the holiday spirit. I wish I would have taken pictures of some of the trees. I was kinda busy chasing Corbin and making sure he wasn't touching the trees. We got scolded when Corbin saw the Lightening Mcqueen tree and ran up and started touching it. Some of our favorites were; of course the Airforce one made up of Airplanes. The BYU one. There was a really cool looking Shrek one that the tree was a palm tree. I loved the all pink one that had everything pink. There was also a really cute one that was made all baby girl. It had a crib with it, a dresser, lots of toys and books, and everything else you can think of that you would need to start a room for a baby girl. It was very cute! We had alot of fun seeing the trees and I think we may be making it a tradition every year to go. It was definatly worth it!