Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Family Pictures

A couple of weeks ago Jon let me drag him to get our pictures taken. There is a company that is wanting to do our schools pictures and so they offered free pictures to the faculty. I don't think my boys were thrilled about it. Jon even missed basketball to get these done. But they turned out cute and I'm glad we went. I'm not sure if my dad's scanner was a little funny, or if something happened with the emailing, but these look a little fuzzy and the color is weird. They really did turn out nice in person, but you get the idea.

It's nice when something really is free!

Friday, December 12, 2008

I HATE Teeth!

It seems like a strange thing to hate. Teeth are a very useful appendage. One I use every day in fact. I do very much enjoy eating, and I couldn't enjoy my favorite foods without them. However I have struggled with teeth for most of my life. When I was young I had two huge front teeth with a large gap in between them (not the cutest thing to look at.) Then I was lucky enough to inherit my dad's lack of I teeth. They just never grew in, so after oral surgery to put a chain on one of my teeth so that it would not push my front one out, and years of braces, I had to wear a retainer with two fake teeth on it. This did have its benefits- I could take them out and creep people out. I now have a bridge with the fake teeth attached- still gives me problems though.

Jon has had teeth problems as well. When he was young he hit his mouth and it killed the roots of one tooth and he has a fake one as well.

I even have an old roommate who had a phobia of teeth and having them fall out. She couldn't watch that scene in The Little Mermaid where the chef goes down the mast of the boat on his teeth.

All of this has added to my distaste for teeth- but the last few days have sealed the deal. Zac is finally teething.
Who would have imagined that something so small and pointy could make life so miserable. Those small sharp bones have changed my very happy, easy going, sleeping through the night,good eater, of a boy into a cranky, temper tantrum throwing, picky eating, and non sleeping little boy. I know that everyone goes through it, but the poor kid just has a hard time being happy lately. And I'm afraid looking at how those top ones are coming in, he is inheriting the big buck teeth. I'm sorry Zac! I hope this process passes quickly. Please pray that those little buggers come in fast for all our sanity.

Dumb teeth.

It's The Holiday Season!

I'm sure everyone else is just as busy at this time of year as we are. The weeks are just flying by. Thanksgiving was lots of fun. We spent the day with my family this year. For the past few years my sisters, parents, and I have run in the Human Race Thanksgiving morning. It is a 5K in Draper. It has been a fun way to start the day- and I use it as an excuse to have an extra helping of stuffing. I had been looking forward to bringing Zac this time, but the weather was pretty crummy. It rained almost the whole time. It felt pretty good to run in though.
It was just the girls running this year. My dad stayed home and played with Zac.

You can tell we got a little bit wet. It was really fun. I was just happy to get my goal of under 30 minutes. I'm sure that is slow for some of you speed demons out there, but it was good for me.
The race was made more interesting with the man who chose to run it in a loin cloth. Hey, it got him on the news. And I think everyone's cameras too- I wasn't the only person there sneaking a picture of him.
Thanks for a fun race girls!

We had dinner at my aunt's house. I'm sure the pilgrims and indians didn't know what tey were starting, but I'm sure glad they did. Any holiday where the whole idea is to sit around and eat lots of good food is an OK holiday by me. Thanks mom for your amazing stuffing.

We got to spend a lot of time with family. Here is Zac dancing to the Christmas tunes with his Grandma. He adores his grandma- and I'm pretty sure the feeling is even more than mutual!

I also got the chance to go to the Festival of Trees. What a wonderful way to raise money for Primary Children's Hospital. It was beautiful. Zac did pretty good for the first half, and then got tired. He eventually fell asleep on my shoulder. Thanks for going with us Kris, it was a fun day.

Zac is already 10 months old. I can't belive that in just a little bit I will have a 1 year old. I got a new computer and I was transfering all of my pictures and that newborn little boy in those pictures doesn't even seem like the same kid. It is almost sureal how fast time goes watching kids grow up. He has learned so much in just a few months. It has been amazing to watch. I seem to only post when I have his new monthy pictures (sorry if you are getting sick of them). It is fun to compare him to that bear each month, and it is a little bit sad to see that tiny little boy get left behind. He's so much fun though, that each new stage seems to make up for it.

We hope everyone is having a happy holiday season. It is so easy to get caught up in the business and to not take the time to reflect on the real reason we celebrate. It is my goal to remember my Savior this season. I am so grateful for His life and atonement. It makes it even sweeter to think about Christ's birth as I rock my little boy to sleep at night. What an amazing gift we have been given.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!