Monday, January 4, 2021

Brandon turns 37

We survived another of Brandon's birthdays. His birthday is the worst. Number one because he hates it and has always hated it his whole life. Hates that it is so close to Christmas and just in the middle of winter. He doesn't ever want gifts. He and I don't buy each other gifts for Christmas (we sometimes buy ourselves things but not for each other) and I don't buy him birthday gifts either. I feel terrible about it and hate it and one of these days I'm going to change it. Even though he will probably take anything back that I buy for him.

Anyway, so we tried to celebrate him all weekend long before his Monday birthday. He decided not to have breakfast in bed because he doesn't eat breakfast. So we kind of did breakfast for dinner the day before and I was going to bring it to him in bed but he ended up eating out in the kitchen with us. So on his birthday morning we just got the kids ready for their first day back to school after Christmas break and he just went to work. 

He went out to lunch with his work friends and then came home early (huge surprise!). We took the kids to Nickel City and had an absolute blast! That place is so much fun.







From there we went to Pizza Factory for dinner and invited his parents to come with us. It was a little chaotic but so much fun and very yummy.



I asked Brandon what kind of cake he wanted (I barely remembered about a cake the day before, at least better than last year when I completely forgot). He said he wanted a pizookie so that's what we did. Such a great suggestion and absolutely delicious! Even though we are terrible at celebrating him on his birthday, we really are so lucky to have Brandon. He is the absolute best!!!!

 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

New Year's Eve

We did New Year's Eve at the church (which I imagine we will do from now on) and oh my gosh, it was the funnest one yet! We had such a blast.

Ryan and Jessica's family got a new dog for Christmas. She is so beautiful.


Jackson on his tippy toes trying to see the dog.


And then figuring out how to climb up to see her. Ha ha. 


I think the rest of these pictures speak for themselves. Ross got Mo Bettah's for dinner and it was absolutely delicious. He had the place decorated too and I'm sad I didn't get a picture of dinner. But the whole evening was absolutely fun.
















 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Boxing Day, Luminaria, Airborne

Boxing Day was so much fun, as always. Brandon and I didn't eat the breakfast because we were fasting for our neighbor who was in the hospital with COVID. But we had a great time hanging out.


Dallin's family got a hamster for Christmas and the kids had so much fun watching it run around.


That night we went to see the lights at Thanksgiving Point. I was dreading the cold but we bundled up and were warm and the lights were beautiful! It was crowded and Brandon was wanting to rush through, but we had a good time.















We have been wanting to take Kennedy to Airborne and found the perfect opportunity the day before her birthday. The kids had a great time, as always!



Of course we had to go pick up Mav and bring him since he lives so close and Tyler loves playing with him there.


This girl and her attitude. She's really killing me these days!