Monday, December 27, 2010

December 2010

This was the second time Dave had to clear the driveway this month! We have gotten about 3 FEET of snow since the first of December! We have been told that there hasn't been this much snow since 1964. If you follow the crazy weather on the news you probably know that airlines, trains, public transportation of every kind have been shut down several days throughout this month. We have had about five days where Kaitlyn has had a two-hour delay start at school. Dave's work has even been closed a couple of days! It's been crazy!!!

We have looked EVERY where for a snow shovel and haven't been able to find one! So Dave had to make one. He used duct tape, a broom, and a plastic lid from one of my broken storage bins! He's so creative!! I guess that's what happens when you grow up in a house full of creativity! Good job Honey!!

Kaitlyn trying to help Dave shovel the driveway with his homemade snow shovel.

Snowman Holloway 2010!!! Isn't it cute? Kaitlyn and Dave spent a couple of hours outside making this snowman in our backyard! The first attempt didn't last the night because it wasn't balanced and the wind managed to blow it over. The second attempt was a much better success.

Kaitlyn and her first snowman!

We looked out the kitchen window a couple of days later and saw this cute little bird perched on the snowman's arm. When he flew off he was "bathing" himself in the snow!! It was so cool, I wish I could have gotten a picture of that!
Our pretty Christmas tree! A lot of our tree ornaments were crushed by the movers! UGH!! So now I think I will have to buy some new ones and then make some pretty new ornaments. I think that will be my goal for the new year, make new Christmas ornaments for my Christmas tree. We bought this tree two years ago when we were living in Italy. I love it! It's a pre-lit tree and this year we discovered that HALF the lights wouldn't work unles we plug that section into it's own plug!!!
Kaitlyn and her haul! Two movies, two books, crayons, hair things, hat and gloves, jacket, two pair of jeans, four tops, pajamas, and stickers. Hey Wendy, Kaitlyn got MONKEY pajamas!!! She wants to rub it in that she got something that has monkeys on it!! ;0)
Here is Kaitlyn in one of the outfits that she got from Grandma and Grandpa Crook. She's trying to be a fashionista! She's been reading 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series and watching the movie so she wants to be like one of the characters in her fashion style.
I started this "tablecloth" on August 1, 2009. I realized about half way through that it was gonna be too big for my dining room table and even my mom's dining room table so I thought maybe it would work for a bedspread on my king-size bed that we gave to my brother. I finished it December 27, 2010 laid it on my queen-size bed and it is a perfect fit! Now I need to make a dark blue quilt back for it and I'll be putting it on my bed! I can't believe I actually finished it! I wanted to give it up so many times, but my family kept encouraging me to finish it! Thank you all so much for all of your encouragement!
Aimee is leaving the MTC and heading to Cambodia on Tuesday, December 28, 2010!! I can't believe she has been on her mission for 2 1/2 months already! She has grown so much and done amazing in learning the Vietnamese language! She is so excited to be leaving.
Wendy is doing great in Utah and at university! She finally got her driver's license!! She is doing great.

1 comment:

Kari said...

You have soooo much to be thankful for!
If I could send a snow shovel to you I would! I'm surprised the BX doesn't have one! I love the makeshift shovel though. Very creative!
And your tablecloth is beautiful!!!