Friday, January 9, 2009


While Blair was doing this:
Davis and I were taking pictures:

I love my new camera -Thanks Spence!- and the sweet flash my parents gave me for an early birthday gift. Thanks Mom and Dad! I'm so excited to get going to some classes later this month. For now, I'm having fun messing around with it, even though I have no real idea what I'm doing.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


We had a wonderful Christmas. We spent Christmas Eve at Grandma and Grandpa Davis' house. We had a great time and enjoyed visiting with Sue, Adam and Angie, Breezy and Matt, Grandma and Grandpa, and Uncle Austin.

Christmas Day we spent at our house. In the afternoon, after talking to Morgan, Grandpa and Grandma Davis and Austin came over. We loved being at our house for Christmas and will continue this tradition in the future. Spence and I woke up before the kids and I got my present, a great camera, and used it the rest of the day. We had breakfast when the kids woke up and finally got around to opening our presents at about 9:30am. The presents didn't take long, but we had fun. The kids started to learn to unwrap presents. After opening presents, we just hung out and the kids played with their toys. They enjoyed the relaxed day playing in their pajamas all day.

The day after Christmas, we drove to Cache Valley to visit the rest of our families. We had Olsen family pictures the afternoon of the 26th and then we went to see Grandma and Grandpa Erickson, Miranda, and Kayla. We had fun playing with them and it was even better because Chris and Jamie were visiting too. We stayed over that night and had fun playing games.

On the 27th, we went to visit Grandpa and Grandma Olsen and Donnell. We had lunch and enjoyed a great visit.

Here are some pictures from our Christmas fun.

Christmas Eve
During Christmas Eve dinner, Blair was a little cranky and wasn't too interested in eating. After deciding we wouldn't force her to eat what she didn't want to on Christmas Eve, we looked over to see her sleeping in the high chair. She has never fallen asleep there before, but we had a big day and the naps were short. We leaned back her chair and she slept there for about forty-five minutes.
Blair and Dad opening gifts

Jazz jerseys from Grandma and Grandpa Davis - Thanks! Dad was thrilled.

New Christmas jammies

The Kerrybrook Ward (the ward for which Spence is the high council rep) had their whole ward light these luminaries on Christmas Eve. We don't live close to their ward, but we put ours out too. We drove through the Kerrybrook Ward that night and it looked pretty cool with the luminaries out at every house.

All four stockings

Christmas morning waiting to go downstairs

Blair playing with her new ball

Spence opening his present

Dad helping the kids get all their toys out of the boxes and put together

Davis playing with the new Little People house
Little People things are some of the kids favorite toys right now. They got a bunch for their birthday and we gave them a house and Noah's Ark for Christmas. There are Little People everywhere at the end of each day.

Dad and Blair hanging out

Davis playing with the train from Uncle Austin

Our family on Christmas morning

The kids playing in the wagon from Grandma and Grandpa Davis
They love the wagon. Christmas night Davis played in it for about forty-five minutes straight. It is still in our house now and they love getting pulled around in it. They'll have a great time when it's warm outside and we can really use it.

Blair loves to give hugs

This is Blair's new face she pulls all the time now

Grandpa pulling the kids and all of their toys in the wagon

Spence, Austin, and Grandma working on Grandpa's "Lady Leg" puzzle Christmas night
The whole Erickson clan

Blair hanging out at Jared and Mandy's house

Davis enjoying his favorite pastime - crawling under the chairs

Davis and Grandma Erickson playing in Chris' new tent

Jamie helping Blair open presents at Grandma and Grandpa Erickson's

Aunt Miranda made the kids these super cute scarfs

Davis cuddling up with Aunt Miranda
This was right before bedtime and he was so happy snuggled up to her. When I picked him up he cried so hard; he didn't want to move. Miranda is a wonderful aunt and the kids love being with her.

Blair at Grandma and Grandpa Olsen's house

Opening presents from Grandma and Grandpa

Davis loved the bee and the button on it
Thanks to all of our family for everything. We are truely blessed to have you in our lives.


Santa made a special appearance at the ward party this year and Blair loved it. When Santa came in, all the kids lined up to see him and Blair tried time and time again to walk up to see him before her turn. It surprised me because she is usually reluctant to go to people she doesn't know. Davis didn't really care about Santa at all.


Davis loves to read books. His new favorite place to read is on the bottom shelf of the bookcase. That way, more books are close by when he finishes the one he's reading.

At the first of December, Davis fell out of the back of his Tonka dump truck. He loves to get in and out of the back and sometimes Blair will give him a push. This is a picture of the wound. That night we took him to the ward party and he was bruised and scratched and he had a bruise on his forehead. Everyone made a comment about it, so Spence taught him to shake his head no when Spence asked "Davis, did it hurt?" It was pretty funny.