Monday, December 22, 2008

The boys visit Santa










The boys got to sit on Santa's lap at Fisher's Christmas program. This was especially fun since Santa could sign. Fisher was able to tell Santa his name and what he wanted for Christmas without an interpreter.








Tucker too got to sit on Santa's lap and could hold his own signing to him as well.





Merry Christmas!




Tucker enjoying USDB's program:







USDB's Christmas program..proud moment!

The last 2-3 years Fisher has been going to USDB they have a Christmas program. It is so cute, and for the last 2-3 years Fisher just sits or stands there with his classic "Stone Face"...not this year! This year Fisher actually participated in the program. Here is video for proof! Enjoy!
In case you can't make out the music..it is the reindeer hokey pokey.
Fisher is in the center with the green shirt and antlers and mittens! It takes him awhile to warm up to performing...but he does do it!

videoSome of it may be a little blurry..sorry about that!

Christmas time at Temple Square


For the last ten years or so that I have been home from my mission, my companions and I have talked (or atleast wished) about starting a tradition. Well..this year it happened! My first greenie, Sister Soderstrom, or Storm as she is more affectionately called, and her cute family met us at Temple Square to see the lights. After we all freezed our toes and fingers off we went to JB's next to Temple Square for hot chocolate.

Thanks Storm (and Ben and kids as well) for helping me to follow through with this!
Sorry this is the only picture I had. I guess we were too cold to get one of us all.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I just elfed our family and added more post

I added more posts and elfed our family. remember to mute the music on the bottom of our page so you can get the full effect!

George family elfed

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

A few pictures of our house











Many of you have asked me to post pictures of our house that Steve built. Well, here are a few. Most of these are of the kitchen and family room where the majority of our Christmas decorations are. I will try to post the rest of the house later. This occasion these rooms were both really clean!

Journal Worthy entries


I seem to document more things here than my journal so here are a few more entries:

One: While putting up our Christmas decorations the boys wanted to help. As Steve was setting up the nativity set Fisher disappeared for a short while. He came back with a toy sheep and handed it to Steve. Steve placed it next to the shepherd and there it sits for a while. I thought it was so cute and sweet and glad to know he knows what the nativity set is all about!


Two: Tucker came Christmas shopping with me last week. While strolling through the electronic section of walmart he saw a football game on several of the tvs on display. He yelled (and i do mean yell) Oh football! YEAH! get the ball, go, go, go! YEAH!

I thought it was so cute and even laughed a bit!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Polar Express surprise!!

This year Mom and Dad Hanson surprised us all on Thanksgiving Night with tickets for all of us to ride the Polar Express in Heber City! It was so fun!! We were served cookies and hot chocolate, sang christmas songs, read the book the Polar Express together and rode to "the north pole". When we arrived at the "north Pole" Santa boarded the train and talked to all the kids and gave them each a bell to remind them of the story.
Thanks mom and dad..it was fun!

The Polar Express

Thanksgivng at the Hanson Cabin

Birthday Bash!




I got spoiled this year for my birthday..it lasted for 3 days! My mom took me to lunch and shopping on friday the 21st, my sisters-in-law took me shopping on saturday the 22nd (with Steve's money- his gift) and went out to dinner with him that night, then had cake and icecream with family on Sunday my actual birthday.
Kendra, my sister-in-law gave me a makeover: new haircut, style and makeup. I had so much fun just having a girls day! Here are pictues of my new do and b-day party!

Fisher's veteran's day program


USDB had a veterans day program and Fisher's class got to participate. Steve and I thought this year would be the year when he finally participates...not much!
It was still cute to see him sit up there with his class.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November..all ready?!

Well, it is official..it is November 1st. Halloween has come and gone. Our kids had fun and lasted a lot longer trick or treating last night than in years past. I didn't add any new photos because they are the same as our Halloween party and scarecrow. Some punk did steal the hockey mask off our scarecrow last night. We went trick or treating with Kendra an Kinzie and got loads of candy! We live in a fun neighborhood. I woke up this morning and Christmas music was playing on KOZY. Crazy!! Happy november all!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Kendra's 2nd anual Halloween party for the kiddos!



This is the second year Kendra has organized a Halloween party for the kids. Its was so much fun and well put together. The only thing she asked of us was to use our yard.
thanks for a fun party Kendra!

truly scary scarecrow!


Our boys begged us to make a scarecrow this year to sit on our porch for Halloween. We made this for a FHE activity and had fun doing it, however, we did too well at it! Tucker is scared of the scarecrow and refuses to go in the front door unless Steve or I block the view of the scarecrow!

Fisher thought it was fun and isn't scared of it at all!

Tucker doesn't look too scared of it here,but he is now! I think it is funny that the kid who begged us for a scarecrow won't even come near it now.

6th anual George/Atwood pumpkin carving











For the last 6 years Nick and Andrea Atwood and us have gotten together for dinner and then pumpkin carving. We started this tradition before any of us had kids and haven't missed a year yet! We either go out to eat together or get take out, buy our pumpkins together and have fun carving them. Now that we have added kids to the picture, they love it! We had fun Atwoods..thanks!






Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fall break




I didn't have to work last Thursday and Friday so I took my boys to the dinosaur park in Ogden, we met my sister and her kids there. We had fun hanging out together and seeing the dinosaurs. Some of them scared Tucker a little bit, but not too bad!


This was as far as Tucker would go because the skeletons were scary, but Fisher went all the way in!





Check out my dinosaur wrangler!

climbing the hill with their cousins.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

more palmyra/kirtland trip

Hill Cumorah Pagent tour part 2

Finally...more Hill Cumorah Pagent tour pics

Ok so it has taken me a few months to add to our Hill Cumorah Pagent tour album, but here it is..some more at least.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My baby is 3!











Yesterday Tucker, my baby, turned 3 years old! I can't believe how fast time has gone. He is so big and so smart! We had a fun day and celebrated with a family party that evening. His Grandma Hanson or "Grandma Mel" as Tucker called her, came and got him on Tuesday and took him out to lunch and shopping for a present. He was so excited. She took him to pick out a cake and he loved that!
I asked him what Grandma and Grandpa got him and he kept telling me cake!
My little baby is growing up! He is even fully potty trained. WE love you Tucker!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My kids really listen to me

I have to be careful what I say because evidently Tucker is listening and can hear everything i say...something i am not used to with Fisher.
Last week Steve picked some of the corn he grew and cooked corn on the cob. We picked it too early and during dinner commented that "the corn sucks this year". I didn't think anything of it at the time.
Today I made corn on the cob this time from our friends garden. His corn turned out and was great, however, Tucker saw the corn and said "mommy, this corn sucks!"
Oops!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Teaching ASL

It has been awhile since i posted last, and that is because I have been so busy with my new job! I am now about 2 weeks into the school year. I teach 3 periods of ASL a day to high school students at Morgan High School. My students are doing well (i have 60 this trimester) and learning fast. They still struggle from time to time with the no voice policy, but hey they are high schoolers!
I love the teaching part of my job, but am getting used to the grading, prep time and classroom management which really isn't that bad.
I love the fact that I am part time so I can be home for my kids. I am there to greet Fisher as he gets off the bus and still get lots of bonding/teaching time with Tucker.
My hat goes off to all you working moms! It is exhausting many days working part time i don't know how you do it full time.
All in All i love my job and still get to be a stay at home mom (most of the day)!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Our trip to Hill Cumorah/Kirtland/Philly

Our trip was started out in Philadelphia where the Constitution of America was written. Without the wonderful founding fathers of our great nation and their faith in God, our country and therefore church, would not exist today. this First slide show highlights some of our stops along the way. I am still working on part two. We saw many of the historic sites of our country, then headed over to Palmyra New York and Harmony PA to see the restoration sites of the Priesthood and church.When I post part two of the slide show i will add to the post and tell more about our trip. I gained a better appreciation and love for both our founding fathers and Joseph Smith, and everyone who helped him to restore the church and gospel to the earth once again.

Hill Cumorah Pagent Tour/Kirtland part 1

Monday, July 28, 2008

night out with the Vassilaros


While we were back east we were able to go through a town where one of Steve's mission buddies is from. He picked us up from Valley Forge and took us to his parents house to meet his cute family..kids, wife and parents. We all went out to dinner in Allentown PA and had a blast!It was great for me to meet Dave and his wife Bonnie and meet a few people who either served in or are from Sweden. Thanks Vassilaros!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

A fun weekend!


This weekend has been fun! It was such a beautiful day and evening on Friday we decided to pitch our tent in the back yard and sleep out. The boys loved it! Barry, Katie and Jackson joined us. The boys thought we were all so cool in the tents and sleeping bags. We had a fun camp out at home. The next morning Steve woke up and made us pancakes. Poor Katie had to work and couldn't join us for that. We missed you.
Saturday afternoon, we went to Classic Water slides with our friends the Fosters. Our kids (and husbands too) had so much fun on the slides. Meadow rode to Walmart with us and then home. She was so cute she wanted to hang out with us. She even fell asleep in the car with our boys.
After the fun in the sun we had a BBQ in the backyard. Steve was the cook. The men had fish and Josie and I had chicken. We just can't stomach the fish. We even lucked out with terrific watermelon and cantaloupe.
It was so fun eating, playing and hanging out together. I only got pictures of the BBQ not Classic water slide.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Steve's date with Hannah

Steve's daddy-daughter date with Hannah

Hannah, Steve's little sister, had a daddy daughter date for primary. Ken was out of town so she asked Steve to be her date. I thought that was cute and wanted to share the pictures. This took place June 7, 2008

Raptors game

The company riverside electric gets its insurance from had customer appreciation night at the Raptors game. It was fun. We got to eat dinner then enjoy the game with some family and friends!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Not tech smart!

I tried and tried to make a slide show and then post it and still can't figure it out despite the fact that some of you have told me how! Thank you to all of you who have offered to come over and help me..I think i will finally take you up on that! I thought i was pretty well up to speed on the Internet..i guess not :)

Monday, June 30, 2008

Cooling off!




The boys came up with a creative way to cool off! They filled up the bucket and took turns dipping their heads in it and putting their feet in it. It was so funny i had to document it. I guess i need a kiddie pool.

Some of my favs