Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas joy

I set a trap for our kids. They know not to come wake us up before 7 and they were very obedient. Cagey came in at 7:02.

Mookie was so excited about her new slide and has practically worn a hole in the thing going down it.
Ezra finally got Gordon. One of his pistons got a rubber band wrapped around it and bent it. He was so sad, brought it to jeebs bawling and as soon as Jeebs had a solution he dried it right up. This kid.
Wow- if we didn't have enough boxes and mess before...
Mookie loved her princess dress up clothes and hello kitty backpack. She also loved her new undies even though she has yet to potty train. I forgot she had on just underwear and jumped into the shower only to hear Jeebs yelling a few minutes later. He came in the bathroom to ask me if I knew where the wipes were and I knew what had happened. Luckily, it all stayed in her undies, but we have broken in the kid's bathtub pretty well.
Taylor built a snowman a few days before Christmas, I didn't get a picture until the face had melted a little bit. I think she did a really good job for her first snowman all by herself.
The bugs loves to crawl up beside me and ask to facetime grandma if he has ANYTHING at all he wants to tell her. I don't know what I'm doing with my hand- weirdo.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


This was taken in 2006
and this was taken last night...2013...
Not much has changed. Hilarious!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holly jolly holiday

Friday night started with homemade chicken Alfredo pizza. All from scratch in under an hour. Jeebs even said, "delicious." He never says anything more than,"really good." I am making headway. 
Mookie wanted her picture taken eating pizza.
Saturday morning workout flexing to be annoying. Yeah, 16 pounds, I'm so awesome. Ha!
It snowed all day today. I watched it as I made cookies for the kids to decorate. Finally starting to feel like Christmas. 
This is the most hilarious picture in history. I have to get the original on here so you can all appreciate it. Cagey loves his uncle glen and uncle page. Glen just suffers a little longer than page. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Rolling with my Hom-EEEE

Things are starting to look somewhat normal. I love Christmas, but Dadgum it adds a whole new level of not awesome to moving.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A quick home tour...

This is just a little bit of the disaster area we call our new home...
These are our neighbors, they graze all day. So pretty!
My soaker tub...little too much of my legs, sorry.
OH my laundry room, how I love it. I have to do laundry all. day. long. so it's so nice to have so much space and the sorters!
The entryway is another favorite in my house, but I can't really capture it, so here are the stairs with Mookie.
And, after almost 12 years I have finally unpacked all my china. I didn't know I had so much. We will actually be able to start using it! I'm so excited, just hope I can last a while here in Utah.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Hooray! Today the holidays start

We are homeowners again...excite and terrified. The first time didn't work out so well. So just fair warning to anybody thinking of buying a house. Last time we did this the market crashed sooooo we just bought another house... Just saying. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Snow day and Christmas clothes

It finally snowed! It finally feels like Christmas and I can't wait to decorate our new house with Christmas junk! Heck, I just want to be in our new house!! Merry Christmas to me! Tuesday will hopefully be the big day! That's a lot of exclamation points!!!!! You're welcome, Glen! I don't think you read this anymore though.
Taylor and I spent 2 and a half hours at the mall trying to find her the perfect thing to wear. She was miserable and I was okay until I wasn't. It was a sad sad day in the Nicolaysen house when Taylor outgrew gymboree sizes. Ezra doesn't know how to look like a human boy. Mookie's hair was so cute, but you can't tell. And Cagey loves to do his ET impression or whatever that is. I love dressing my kids alike for Christmas. Black, white, gray and cream are the colors this year. I just need to get Jeebs an awesome tie and a new suit, but he is very disagreeable when it comes to going and getting a new suit. He is always ruining my plans.
Ezra, again, can't look like a human boy, but he is hilarious. He was using the flashlight tonight to tell stories to his siblings. They were a terrible audience and the more they complained the more he giggled.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Family pic and a cute boy

I haven't done anything with these pictures and I love them. Our friends whose little boy was baptized the same day as Cagey took these and emailed them to us. We were very grateful and I love how they turned out.
This one is my favorite...Cagey is loved by all his siblings.

Ezra somehow managed to sneak in his trains.

Can you tell that's his daddy? 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Madness! Temple square!

We ventured out on Black Friday to see the lights on temple square. They never disappoint! It was packed with peeps, but we had fun. Ezra asked me, "is this place called Christmas light land?"