Chawndell is a awesome swimmer....
We are trying to get a "good" family photo with the tree.....
This past week I was able to send the WHOLE weekend with ALL my brothers and their family’s. It was much needed time to all be together. The last time we were all together was when our dad past away, almost 6 years ago. YIKES that was a long time ago!!!! We have all changed and some family’s have grown!!!!
I love to see the little kids together and running around. They LOVED playing in the snow!!! I have lots of pictures, but not one of all of us together. SAD SAD!!!
Here is a cousin picture…..
don’t we have the cutest kids??? I think so, my dad would be very proud!!!
and they family one, but it is missing William and Brittney (they were helping Brit’s grandma)
I really wish Will and Britt were in it!
Chawndell and Will at Fat Cats. Chawndell loves her uncles soooo much, and I think the uncles love her too!!!
Larry, Nick, Chawndell, Carter, and Kayden making a snowman, It looks like Morgan is helping also.
These guys are so cute, and they are the best dads!!! Layla was like, “HI Ranger”, but Ranger was “Hay, Girls have coodies.” CUTE!!!
I can’t wait till we all get together again!!!!
Chawndell has been bowing with Special Olympics. They just finished off the area games. She rocked it, in her single event she placed 3rd giving her the bronze medal. It her 2 person event they also got the Bronze medal. YOU ROCKED it Chawndell!!
I one of my last post’s I talked about my Project 52. We are on week 5 and I’m still at it. I hoping with this project I will learn how to use my camera and become a better photographer. HAHAH we will see. Here is my week 2 to week 4 photos…
Week two theme was “life”
Week Three was “Inspiration”
and week 4, this one is my BEST YET!!! I used manual mode on my camera and I LOVE LOVE how it turned out!!!!!!
and Week four is “Imperfection”
Pinterest is a new obsession I have!!! I can spend all day easy on Pinterest!
I have been teaching myself to crochet over the past year. It all started from my niece who is a AMAZING crocheter! She would come out and visit, and always have a project with her, so one to not be afraid to try, I decided to tackle a blanket for Chawndell. That blanket is HUGE and still not done, I keep finding new and exciting projects to try!!!
Well Pinterest has HUGE amounts of crocheting projects!
Here is what Pinterest has taught me….
a cute unfinished monkey…
A special horse for my Nephew Ranger…
Lots and Lots of Hats
even a few boy ones
A unfinished blanket for Chawndell, I will get it done soon
and my Nook case. I made this one all on my own. No pattern.
Go on over to Pinterest and Check out the FUN stuff they have!!
Happy Happy New Year!!!!! What a year it has been, ups and downs, but nothing I would change!!
This year I’m trying a project 52 I’m hoping to learn and become a better photographer. This project is being hosted by a amazing photographer. You can check out her blog HERE This weeks theme is “Resolutions” and I chose “faith, family, friends” as my news years resolution.
now on to Christmas, it was PERFECT!!! We all got something we really wanted, and spent lots of time with Family and Friends.
we are trying to get in the picture, with the tree, but the stinking TV was in the way. OH Well this is our family picture, TV and all.
My adorable Ranger was able to spend Christmas with us this year. It was so much fun to see with open gifts and play with his toys!! We LOVE this little guy so much!!
Santa, and Lacy came, and Chawndell decided her eyes could not sleep, and got us up and out of bed around 2;30 am YES 2;30!!!
Chawndell and her Sewing Machine, her favorite thing this year!!! She has been loving to sew lines!! HEHEHE we made Lar some jammie pants and, well this mom forgot to allow for the waist, so they are Lar size in legs and inseam, but Chawndell size in waist.
Larry, Chawndell, Alexis, Abbie (Chawndells friends) and I went to Bear Lake for our Anniversary, we went hoping to find snow, but Utah is lacking in the white stuff this year. We did find a little, well barely enough to sled. we did have lots of fun playing games by the fire, and swimming in the COLD pool.
View of the Lake on our way home
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Hello and Happy December, I cant believe how fast this year has gone, we as a family have had lots of ups and downs, but no regrets. I have been trying to make Christmas Special this year for family and friends, I have been teaching myself to crochet, and making lots of fun stuff. Here are some of what I have been doing….
this AdOrABle Horse for a very cute nephew….
(I found this pattern on Pintrest)
LOTS of Hat for the nieces, and nephew, kind of of like these ones…
I have made Boy ones and Girl ones for the friends kids…
and now on to my cute daughter and her Special Olympics Party….
and sitting on Santa’s Lap, He asked her “what would you like for Christmas” Chawndell reply's “I don’t Know” Well then I’m thinking. I usually get my BEST ideas from what she tells Santa
and I LOVE to take our family pictures, but my family does not. So I made them go outside and get it done, we had fun and got some CUTE ones…
I LOVE LOVE how they turned out!!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, LOVE the Christensen’s!