Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 22-28, 2013

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My handsome Christmas men.

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I finished the new stockings for me, Chris, and Anna.

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Family photo on Christmas Sunday. I am in love with Spencer’s smile.

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Another family picture.

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Spence helped me make the dessert for Christmas Eve. He was a fan.

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Playing in bed with dad and the blankets.

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We went to Temple Square with Jon and Anna’s family. Spencer had a great time with the boys. We went up in the Joseph Smith Building to get a higher view of the lights.

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The are the cutest little cuties.

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It was FREEZING.

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SLC Temple.

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Handsome men.

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Learning 100 words.

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He’s always got work to do.

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We went to Amanda Bay’s wedding reception. She married Garrett Pond.

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Post-Christmas fun with toys.

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Tom helped me build these awesome bookshelves for Spencer. He loves his books.

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Before we got them on the wall, Spencer pulled all of the books out of the shelves and “read” them.

Christmas Eve and Christmas 2013

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Opening homemade gifts with the Bay’s on Christmas Eve.

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Spencer got hand-painted trains from Torbin. He loves them! He drives them around and says, “coo-coo.”

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Panda kisses for Papa.

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Opening up Spencer’s homemade. The Beckstrands were on Skype.

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John and Lucy were with us, too. Lucy made John some coupons.

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Dad got a new office chair from the kids (minus us).

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Tom got an awesome “What does the fox say?” shirt from Brynn.

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 Brittany turned into a cobbler and made me these amazing red moccasins!

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She did it all by hand!! Britt is amazing. For reals.

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Dad made Torbin this awesome rocking boat. Everyone loved it!!

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The Christmas morning set-up. Spencer immediately ran to his new bus/car as soon as he saw it.

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Tom moved our Christmas tree downstairs for the Christmas morning festivities. He looked like the Grinch.

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Christmas morning set-up for me, Tom, and baby girl (and a few more for Spencer).

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Good morning, Angel! Merry Christmas! We woke up when Spencer started calling; drank eggnog, said prayers, and went to see our presents!

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Spencer kept taking John and Lucy’s camera and saying, “chee” as he pretended to take pictures. It was adorable. We loved having J+L with us for Christmas.

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They got sweet new robes and pj’s.

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He got new building blocks.

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And some ABC blocks from cousin Grant. He immediately found the panda block.

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Emily gave me this awesome KY shirt! I love it!

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We had to convince Spencer a few times that he wanted to open more presents. He was a little overwhelmed by everything.

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Our healthy Christmas lunch, in honor of dad Krebs. 🙂

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We attempted to play in the snow, but it was WAY too cold and the snow was all frozen. We lasted maybe 10 minutes.

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 Christmas carnage. We are so blessed. It was a wonderful Christmas.

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My handsome little elf. He had so much fun playing with all of his new toys.

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And then we took naps. 🙂

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Spencer with his panda family.

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Merry Christmas!!

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 Playing our new game.

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 Tom beat me big time. He’s really good at strategy games like this.

December 15-21, 2013

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My sweet angel, sleeping through sacrament meeting.

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Fake anniversary cake on the 15th. Yum.

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The very first purchase made for our sweet little girl.

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Spencer was very excited to get the Kearl’s Christmas card.

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DrivingSales had a big gift giveaway/competition. Tom came home with some awesome loot.

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Our neighbor gifts. “Bringing you our warmest wishes, and a holiday season with fewer dishes.”

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I just had to document his adorable little profile.

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DrivingSales had a pinewood derby competition as part of the Christmas party. We lost. Big time. But our car was adorable. 😉

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Fun with the DS family.

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Tom and his co-workers played a rousing game of bowling.

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Spencer was very helpful with my sewing project.

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Loads of snow. Our backyard was a winter wonderland.

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Spence was pretty enthralled.

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I was cooking dinner, and expected to see Spencer doing crazy things (as usual). Instead, he was sitting quietly on the couch, reading to himself. I love this boy.

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Selfie.

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Cozy with his pandas. He loves his bed more than any place in the house.

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He’s great at blowing his nose. It’s too cute.

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Dad was out one night, so we had waffles with sprinkles for dinner. YUM.

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Dad Bay requested that I make stockings for me, Anna, and Chris to complete their collection on the mantle. It was quite a feat, but they turned out pretty cute.

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Tom re-engineered a sippy so that Spencer could more easily drink some Ovaltine smoothie. He’s a lucky boy.

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He was also very helpful with the sewing machine. (Not)

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Sewing the tops of the stockings.

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A cozy reading spot.

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Matt and Corinda brought the kids by to play for a few hours. They were in town (Logan) for Christmas. It was fun to see them, and to let Spencer play with his cute cousins.

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Aliya loves Spence.

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Play time!

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Hugs and kisses.

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We attempted a group picture. They sure are cuties.

December 8-14, 2013

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Our good little overachiever. 🙂

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Spence still loves watching the videos I made of his first year. He is darling.

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He also loves his bed. Probably more than anywhere in the house. He frequently asks to get back in bed during the day. Mostly, it’s because he wants his paci.

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Tom taught Spencer how to pick the gunk out of his toes. It’s pretty funny – until he tries to eat it.

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Selfie with dad.

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I took Spencer to a Natural History Museum. It was pretty lame, but also relatively baby proof – so he could wander and explore to his hearts content. We were the only ones there.

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He loved the bird room. He kept wandering back there to hear the bird sounds on the computer.

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He’s gotten really good at folding his arms. He’ll fold his arms at the beginning of the prayer, and then when we say amen, he throws his hands up and says, “meh-meh.” He also signs, “love” this way.

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As soon as I wrapped the presents, Spence stole some to put under his little tree. It was adorable. He only tried to unwrap presents one day, and luckily didn’t try again.

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Fun times with my handsome man.

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We got back from the library, and he sat down to look through his new books. I love that he’s starting to love books and want me to read to him a little. He’s not super patient about the whole process – we usually only get through a few pages after he sits on my lap – but he’s getting better.

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Cute little spaghetti face.

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Adorable cousins at the Blodgett Christmas party.

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We had fun with the family.

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There were 90+ people at the party!

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All my funny boy wanted to do was play on the exercise bike.

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Spencer LOVED Santa. He gave him hugs and loves, even though it wasn’t his turn to go up. He is such a sweetheart. He is so good at giving hugs and kisses and making people feel loved. He even responded to Torbin the other day (Torbin frequently tells Spencer that he loves him…over and over) and said, “yuh-you” for “love you” while he was crossing his arms over his chest. I melted.

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All the kids with Santa.

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Spence was too interested in his present to pose for the Santa picture. Presents trump all.

December 1-7, 2013

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FotoFly family pictures!

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I love my little family.

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This is the one we chose to print huge for our wall.

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My little angel face.

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Decorating the DrivingSales tree.

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We had a mouse…we never caught it, but it hasn’t been heard for a few weeks so we’re hoping it’s dead and gone somewhere.

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He’s a happy man.

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Ho-ho-ho

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His cute face is just too much sometimes.

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He played with these dice non-stop for at least 3 days.

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Lasagna face!

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We had some serious snow days here in Riverton! Spencer loved watching it come down, and the neighbors play in it.

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Gingerbread house time!

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Tom has some serious focus and skill.

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Our finished house (for the ward Christmas party).

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We went to the OB for our gender check!

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Spencer is thrilled to announce that he’s going to have a little sister!

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It’s a girl! We are so excited.

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I can’t believe we’ll have two babies.

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Aunt Brittany is by far the favorite of all.

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Fixing the microwave so that he can have warm milk again.

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We had a fun play date with Covel while his mom was working. He’s an adorable boy. We love having them next door.

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Our sweet baby girl, and her big brain.

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We had “The Crew” Christmas party. It was a fun event with pj’s, food, and a white elephant gift exchange. The kids had a great time running around with each other.

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Reading with Kira. She’s due on January 8th.

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Fun times with great friends.

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Tom and I were in charge of the entertainment for the Ward Christmas Party.

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Tom was the MC. He did an awesome job. We made Santa costumes, played chimes as a ward, and watched a spiritual Christmas video.

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The Santa costumes were a hit!