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December 2016

I caught Kinsley relaxing while reading a book!

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We went to the park!

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“Look, Mom, my shadow makes me look like Princess Leia!”

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Christmas stories in bed!

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Cason got Cool Cougar (student of the month) for caring and kindness!!  

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Great America had it’s first Winterfest so Connor and I went on a date to check it out for the kids!  It was pretty awesome!

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One of the toy soldiers photobombed us!

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We tried the ice skating!

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Yummy hot chocolate!

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We took the kids to see Santa!  This year we got a fast pass so we got to go to the front of the line.  No tears this year!

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The kids played with the new robot in the mall!

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Had to get this picture!

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We finally made it to the lighting of the Christmas tree in our downtown, but we missed the actual lighting. Oh well.

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Then a stop for dessert!

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We watched the First Presidency Christmas devotional.

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Then our tradition of going to the Creche exhibit!

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And ice cream!!

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We came home to our driveway decorated!!  Thanks friends!!

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Connor and I were in charge of our ward Christmas party and we had some great friends come help!!  

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Kinsley got a bindi at preschool!

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My few pictures of the party decorations!

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All smiles and in bed by 9:30pm after the party was done!! Phew!  Hopefully, we will never again be in charge!

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We were making friend and neighbor gifts using the oranges off our tree!

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Connor and I took Kinsley to see The Nutcracker!

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We got to take the kids to Great America Winterfest!

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We went on our annual trip up to see the temple lights and picnic dinner in the car!

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Kinsley had her preschool Christmas program!

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She refused to sing!! She just stuck her tongue out at me!

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My three ornaments from all my kids time in preschool!  I treasure these so so much!


Another tradition going to the live Bethlehem!

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Kinsley wouldn’t perform her dance when I came in.  That girl!

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I got to help for Cason’s holiday party at school!

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We are full of traditions in December and this one of our family favorites!  We get pizza, then candy and drive through the lights in the park!

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Our favorite candy shop that is just so festive at Christmas time closed down and reopend as a more upscale candy place that was not decorated for Christmas.  It made for a different experience but we still got some (expensive) candy.

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Then on to the lights!  

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Corbin wrote the cutest letter to VidAngel and the CEO wrote him back!

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Since Christmas Day was on a Sunday, we decided to do Christmas pictures the Sunday before since there would be a mess in front of the tree on actual Christmas.  Fun from the photo shoot!

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We celebrated Hollys birthday!

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Kinsley took a mirror selfie!! I foudn this on my phone.  Good thing I wasnt in the shower!

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Another Great America WInterfest outing!

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Holly wanted to go to Disneyland for her birthday so we decided to tag along!  We made a pitstop to a mall because Corbins shoes were falling apart.  We found a store called Kinsley so of course we needed some pictures.


Hotel room fun!

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Oh, I forgot to mention, Connor and Jona did get to go to the BYU Bowl game.

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A view of Cars Land from our hotel room!

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We didnt tell our kids that we were going to Disneyland.  Cason was kind of starting to figure out by the signs but we told him we didnt see any rides. It was pretty cute!

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We got home after lots of traffic, some throw up and being caught in the middle of a police standoff.  Memories!!

Christmas Eve at my moms!

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Pj time!

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Christmas morning!

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Getting ready for our Tahoe trip!

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Up next: The Dukes go skiing!

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