Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We are looking forward to 2009! Party Like a Rock Star!

Random pictures to start the new year out! None are of me because I can't be seen yet. It's a good thing "The diet starts TOMMORROW!" I also have some funny video of Parks playing his guitar that is coming soon so he is definatly Rockin the new year!
Our liitle man, Whit. I scubbed his head in the bath to get off all the dry skin and all his baby hair fell out so now he is totally a bald old man. We are hoping in the upcoming year he learns to control his GAS! Holy cow! You wouldn't believe the loud noises that such a small body could make. He is growing so fast I can't believe it. He rules the Harward home right now!
I know, I know, she is way too young to have highlights. I told Noah I would do his over the Christmas break, he needs a haircut anyway so I thought even if it looks bad it wont last long. Anyway, Addi insisted that I try hers too so I did a little on both sides of her part. I think she looks cute but it definatly makes her look older which I'm not a fan of. Now I just wonder how long it will last.
Noah vs. The sledding hill! Noah had a nice wreck on our sledding hill which is now pure ice! He is worried about going to school with a black eye and scabs, I keep telling him it will heal just fine but what a way to start a new year.
Who wouldn't have a great year when they are married to a HOTTIE like my man. He just got his "annual" hair cut and I love it!!! The year is starting off lookin' good!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Our Christmas 2008

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. We are so lucky to live close to both our parents so we get to do things with both families very easily. On Christmas Eve for the 2nd year in a row we had both our families over for food and fun. We have the kids re-inact the manger scene and we read the Manger story from the Bible.

Christmas morning was nice. We didn't have to wake up to early. We made the kids wait until 8:30 a.m. They were so excited. Parks saw his stocking first and Santa left him some treats and BUG Juice (this is a simple drink like kool-aid). Parks must have thought Santa was pretty cool because he jumped for joy over the drink. The kids all had a great time opening up gifts and they all kept saying" This is the best Christmas ever!"

After we opended up gifts at our house we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa Harward's house. Grandpa had rigged up a sled behind the Razor and took us for rides around the block. We had so much snow that day is was perfect. We opened gifts and had soup for lunch. It was a great morning and afternoon. Then we headed back home to celebrate with Grandma and Grandpa Biggerstaff. All the family came over to our house and we exchanged gifts and had dinner with all our extended family. It was a big crowd but we love being surrounded by family.

We hope your holiday was as good as ours. We were so blessed this year. We love all our family and friends and wish all or you the BEST in 2009!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Utah Wintercross 2008 - 2009

Pause my crazy Christmas music first so you can hear the interview!
Wintercross has started again!! Park City TV did another spot light on the event and it was posted on youtube. The first round was last week and it was again, a HUGE success! Even with the worst winter storm riders (over 800 actually) still show up to ride indoors in Utah. This sport is totally crazy to me. I know it is a hobby and a passion for a lot of men and women but I never thought it was going to be as big as it is. People come from, Idaho, Wyoming, and Nevada to race. Talk about dedication to a sport. It is a lot of work for Nate and his partners to pull off the weekend but I guess there's something to be said for people who do what they love! I am so proud of all that he has accomplished and done with the promotions company. Event planning is such long, hard work and Nate makes it look fun! He keeps every one happy and makes sure the event goes off with little to no hiccups. Yeah NATE!There are still three more rounds to go from now until March so check back for the latest UTAH WINTERCROSS news!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Breakfast with Santa

This morning we went to my parents ward to have Breakfast With SANTA!. It was fun and the food was pretty good. My kids all sat on Santa's lap. If you look close you may regonize him. (It's my brother-in-law Jason) I had to tell Noah ahead of time because I thought he would recognize him and spoil it for everyone. I don't think Addison knew and I know Parks didn't figure it out. He barely sat on his lap and wasn't so sure yet he wanted to talk to him at all. Noah is now 9 and asking the "Is Santa real?" question. I still don't know what to say. Addison asked me the other day if Santa was Jesus's brother. When I said no she asked why we celebrate Jesus's birth with Santa then? I told my friend this and she gave me the advice to go get the book "I believe in Santa Claus" Is compares Jesus and giving and His love for children with Santa. I hope I can find some answers in it. If anyone has any other advice on the matter feel free to send it my way:)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Best quote EVER!!!

I am obbsessed with the Biggest Looser show. It is so motivating and the tips and things I learn are always helpful. Last night on the show one of the final contestants said "NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS THIN FEELS". I am trying so hard to eat good right now and this just put a little perspective into my efforts. With the holidays and all the parties and food here, I need a little incentive to be good and what is better than thinking about how good you feel and look after you loose weight. I hope this works!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Decorating for Christmas!!

We put up our tree even before Thanksgiving because the kids were begging so I guess I should blog about it now that Christmas is getting closer. We had the Christmas music playing, the kids decorating and Nate singing. Yes this is his favorite Christmas song, Mariah Carey. I keep saying each year I am going to get new, matching ornements and make it the tree I dream of but every year we get out our decorations and the kids love reminding me of the homemade ornements they made at school and church over the years and the ones we have collected from our travels or been given and somehow I just can't bring myself to not use them. It is a bit of a Charlie Brown tree but we love it. Parks had the honor of putting on the STAR this year. He couldn't even contain his excitement and alomost peed his pants before we noticed. I just love the holidays and the Spirit of Christmas that comes with such a small task like decorating a tree!