Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lindsay is back!

Lindsay is back in the good ol USA, and we are so excited to have her back.

This is Lindsay eating straight frosting, because they don't have stuff like that in China!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night

The cute christmas jammies I made, needless to say I am grounded from sewing!  But it did make my kids happy, and if Jer gains about 150 lbs this year his pants will still fit.

Jeremy insisted that we sleep in the living room next to the tree.  At leaset we have a super comfy couch!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Polar Express Day

Today Payton's Kindergarten class had a Polar Express Party, and they got to wear their pajama's to school.  Silly girl she was so excited. The kids also got to go to the Library and talk to Santa.  He even sang some fun songs with the kids. 

Nothing better in the world than wearing Princess pajamas to school

I did her hair so cute, and used a ton of hairspray and it stayed in most of the day.  What a pretty little girl.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I love this time of year (Things I overheard this week!)

Here are a few things that I have overheard this week!

"Oh Yeah! Well my Daddy works next door to the North Pole, and he is going to tell Santa!"

"So!, I don't care if Santa brings me coal I will just give it to Grandma to burn in her stove!"

"I hope that after all the toys are delivered that Daddy doesn't get layed off until next year."

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009


Our ward Christmas Party was this week, and because I help in the Primary my thoughts were elsewhere, but not my kids they knew exactly what this party was about.  SANTA!
Payton has never actually sat on Santa's lap before, so here is her Santa debut!

Parker is an old pro though and had his list all ready! 

I typed up a really cute post last night and went to edit the photos, and today it is missing so this is all you get!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Silly Pictures of Payton

I was looking through my camera and came across these silly pictures of Payton.  She must have taken them while I was helping at Parker's afterschool club.

What a silly kid!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Our great friends Troy & Katie are the best.  I called them late one afternoon, and begged a huge favor of them.  Please can you watch our kids while we go to the temple, oh and by the way can we spend two nights at your house  so we can get Jer to the airport???   They are the best and on short notice Katie worked her magic (yeah Adia told me about your powers!) and helped us out so much.  They even pulled through with a babysitter for the evening so the adults could go out, and what did we do???   Worry about the kids and the babysitter.  We had so much fun and are so greatful to be blessed with such good friends.  Check out their family blog where Katie posted some fun pictures of  our kids. 
Eberling Adventures

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Today my Dad turned 60, and of course I forgot my camera, but Tori took some pictures so hopefully I will get them from her. 
This is my Dad at the Bluff Fort when we down for the dedication of the statue of John Taylor.  I love that he calls me and offers our family a ride.  I love all the stories he tells us, and he always answers Parker's many questions.
I added this picture of my Dad, but it just makes me cry.  This was our 2009 Holyoak family reunion.  I spend the entire year anticipating our family reunion, but this year I was totally dragging my feet.  My sweet cousin Tauna passed away the week before the reunion, and my Uncle Lyman & Aunt Sandy returned home from their mission in Cape Verde.  It was the hardest time, and I am so glad that we all got together as family.  I loved how my Uncles were all there for each other.  What I didn't love was my Dad!  The man who never cries and never shows compassion was really just a big cry baby and he made all of us cry.  He just kept saying "This just isn't right!"  and no it isn't right, but it is life.  So I don't know which I like better the man who doesn't show emotion, or the man who bawls and makes everyone around him bawl.  I can't decide, but I do want him to know that I love him.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Someone's Great idea, but not mine!

It's that time of year when you drag your kids out into the frozen night and stand in the street. Anywhere else in the world this would be largely frowned upon. We went out in the 22 degree weather and stood for an hour, and for what 3 tootsie rolls and a salt water taffy. Well actually the kids got more candy than that! And they loved the first three floats after that they were cold, and asking to go home. But nope this mean Momma made them stay to the very end. Parker's favorite was the miniature horses with lights on them. and Payton's favorite were the dance groups with the lit pom poms. My favorite was the City of Moab's float with a cool igloo and snowmen. My second favorite was getting back home to my warm house and some homemade soup. Yummy!

Getting hot chocolate we found cousin Michael!

Another picture with a cute little girl from our ward.

My favorite float, sorry I am such a bad photographer, but you get the idea of all the work that went into this float.

Here are the Decorators

Here are the Decorators

Friday, December 4, 2009

I should be at the festival of trees

I can't really start the Christmas season without going to the festival of Trees, but year I just couldn't make it so here is my tree.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Burnt Out!

Durring the last couple of weeks  I wreck anything I touch!
This happy little sign my Mom gave me, I found it in the oven after pre-heating it.

My sunglasses, fell out of my pocket and I shut them in the truck door.

My cell phone fell out of my pocket and Lisa stepped on it. Lisa is a horse! I was still able to do a data transfer.

 I put the lights on the tree and and plugged them in and found out that the whole middle strand was burned out. 

I saw a dead bee on my kitchen floor and I grabbed it with my bare hands, and got stung right in the finger. That's right stung by a dead bee!! Only Me!!!

All but the sign and the sunglass have been fixed, and I hope to stop wrecking everything.  Okay now on to the holiday cheer!!!!