Thursday, December 31, 2015


Christmas has come and gone for another year.
I cannot believe how fast time goes by.

We had an extra fun time this year having Hunter with us.
Children make everything more magical.
More stressful, but magical nonetheless. 

Christmas Eve started out with Kay Ivins' twisty rolls.
A favorite tradition. Yum.

Then we went to build a snowman in our yard but the snow was too soft.
Hunter's snow suit made for a great sled so we did that instead.
He loved going down a tiny little hill over and over.

That night we went to the Larsen's for the annual soup and Christmas Eve dinner.
Then we came home and opened Hunter's Christmas jammies and went to bed.

Christmas morning we just opened our gifts, had breakfast and relaxed.
It was so nice having Ryan home for a long weekend,

Hunter got a little walker toy that he loves cruising around with.
My dad stopped by to see us
then that afternoon we went to his house for dinner.

My dad is taking us all to Disneyland and on a cruise!
The kids were all really excited when they opened their Mickey Mouse shirts.

What a fun Christmas we had!
Hunter brings us so much joy, he is our greatest gift!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bott Christmas party

Chaos pretty much sums it up!

We had dinner at The Garden at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
Then the kids did their gift exchange.
And then we went and looked at the lights for a short time.

It was a fun night of celebrating.

Also, if you haven't invested in a selfie stick yet, do it.
You won't regret it!

Monday, December 28, 2015

bon bons

We had our bon bon making day last week and Hunter had a great time!
Eliza loved rolling and dipping them
and Hunter loved eating them, even the batch missing a cup of flour!
He sure loves his junk food.

After the holidays he is off treats for awhile!
We all are!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

gingerbread house

I bought a gingerbread house kit probably 2 years ago.
We finally got around to making it this year!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tolman Christmas party

Always a fun night of celebrating.
Mike and Darla did a great job with everything!

This year was even more special because Hunter got to be baby Jesus in the nativity.
The sweetest and probably largest baby Jesus there ever was!