Monday, December 26, 2016


We have pretty live tree this year.  The popcorn makes me smile.
I didn't have the time or energy to get out all of our ornaments this year
but I think the simplicity of it is pretty sweet. And after years of having the old bike perched on our mantle - we took it down.  It was time for a change and a good motive to paint something new to go to grace the wall.  I wonder how hard it is to do a large oil painting...

What a beautiful White Christmas!! 
We haven't had snow like this for a very long time.  
We are all so excited!

Christmas Eve... simple and quiet but very sweet.  
We had delicious Minestrone Soup and Coconut Shrimp.
Just the four of us.

New jammies... one of Davis' favorite Christmas Eve traditions.
I wonder what the celebration in heaven is like.
It must be glorious.

Emily spent the better part of the day creating100% homemade S'mores!  
They were amazing!

We drove down to Lindsey and Jakes house in North Salt Lake to spend 
Christmas afternoon and evening with them.  

The new snow was fluffy and light

not the easiest to build a snowman with

but they were persistant

and pretty proud of the way he turned out!

A White Christmas is just the best!!

Auntie Camber loving on baby Kate

Mark carved each of the girls a treasure box 
and the boys a cantilevered pen box. 
So beautiful and thoughtful.

I did a study of a winter painting by Kent Wallis for Lindsey.
I think it turned out pretty good for my first attempt at an oil painting.
Can't wait to learn more!

Our Christmas will be stretched out through the new year.  
Brady will be up with the kids soon and Ben and Janell will be coming from Portland midweek.
Lots to look forward to!

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Kate's Blessing Day

These days are always the sweetest.  Gathering to celebrate a sweet little babe still so fresh from heaven. Jake gave her a beautiful blessing and the perfect name for her... Kate Ember Christensen.
Here are some photos of her special day.  It was really sweet to have nearly all of her Great Grandparents attending.  She is a very loved little angel with such a beautiful light and sparkle in her eyes.  We love you Kate xoxo