My Moment of Glory and other random things

I'm seriously late in posting this, but it had to be posted! I was officially famous for the month of January! If you turn to page 68 in January's Self Magazine you find this: Yes folks! That's yours truly! I was super excited to be chosen to be put in my favorite magazine, even though my stats are the lowest on the page. Oh well. I was famous for a month! (my scanner wouldn't work, which is why the picture is so fuzzy.)
Jon is mister fix-it at our house. He put in all the fans and automatic garage door opener when we first moved in and 6 months later we are finally putting up blinds. We gave in and purchased the $5 blinds, but hey, we finally have privacy. It's still a project in the works thanks to tests and quizes finally popping up, but we are halfway there to complete privacy!

Okay, I realize this picture is totally sideways, but oh well. This is Sevy and Kenzi at the park today. It was a balmy 75* day and they enjoyed the sun and riding Sev's bike! They are hilarious together!
We went to the zoo on Wednesday and do you notice anything odd about this pirhana? He's missing an eye! Weird huh?!? We've been going for months and I only noticed it this week. It deserved a blog comment!

Another park picture from today. I loved the way it looked looking up the slide at my daredevil child, but it was too bright to show the real coolness of the shot. One day I will be an awesome photographer . . . until then, this will do!

And here is my big boy! Jon likes to dress him up--hence the sweat bands and Sevy's bike helmut. He sits up like a champ now and is the happiest kiddo (at times)! He cracks me up . . . of course I'm the center of his world and it's fun to be loved so thoroughly . . . but he's just too cute!


Christmas Break Catch-Up

I don't think I'm going to do this in any particular order. I'll just throw on the pictures and give you my commentary. There's a lot of pictures. Here we go.

My mom (Gran) made all the grandkids the cutest pajamas and each family matched. Our family was monkey (very appropriate for my kiddos) and they love their pjs! So, here is my photo of my two little monkeys in a bed!

Sevy got a Tinker Bell costume for Christmas from Gran, and Tinker Bell just happens to be one of her favorite movies! She got to wear her costume for her cousin Nyah's birthday party too! Way too cute!

Pappa made little rocking chairs for each family. Teik loved ours and it's the perfect size for him!

So every girl in America has her "Twilight" picture. Here is my families! We finally went while I was home and 4 of the 5 waited to see it together!

One of the cutest things about going home is seeing the little cousins interact together. This is Juliet who just turned one with our little Teikers. So fun that they are only 6 months apart!

This is Teik with Cairo, his other cousin who just turned one. They were poking at each other while sitting side by side in Pappa's chairs.

Jon's favorite gift this Christmas was hockey tickets to see the Dallas Stars. He went with his brother Kris, and even though the Stars lost, they had a really good time!

Every time I'm in town, my best friends from high school make the greatest effort to get together. This year we managed to get four together and it was so fun to chat and chill and do what we do best . . . EAT!

We did the nativity with the Ormson clas and Teik was a humble shepard, Drew was Joseph, Nyah was Mary, Sevy was an Angel, and Avery was just not happy!

Last year Sevy was horribly afraid of the snow and this year she LOVED it! I was so excited. We tried to get outside everyday (even in the freezing Idaho weather) to let her play. Moo cow came along occassionally, and Sevy loved it!

Teikers chillin' with Pappa.

The Ormson clan on Christmas Eve. I have to mention that a missionary took the photo and somehow managed to cut off Kerry's head. At least all our feet were originally in the picture!

This is Teiker's the Little Elf. I know, too cute right?!

Since Jon has to pay dues for his classes parties, he got a Keg for Christmas! Party at our house!

I just love how cutey this was of Juliet! She's so little and has been walking around for a few months! I especially like how you can see her reflection in the glass!

This is mom and I after the dance recital. I love the picture and love the snowflakes in the picture!

Santa came to visit the Ormson house on Christmas Eve before he did his rounds! The kids were super excited and decorated cookies for him (pictures of that are farther down). Of course my kids cried, and Avery didn't want to be in the picture, but Drew and Nyah let him know exactly what they wanted!

This is Teik and his oh so perfect picture in front of the tree! If we only had one child, this would have been our Christmas card photo. Maybe if I do Chinese New Years cards, this would be a good option also. It is a true rarety to get a good picture of both kids together, but by themselves we can catch a few good ones!

Sevy got Elmo Live! for Christmas and loves him (almost too much. This makes sense if anyone has read our unpublished book called "Violent Love" written by my sisters and I.) He's a riot!

I had three neices and a sister in a dance recital while I was home! It was so fun to watch and brought back so many memories of the dance recitals of our youth. I was just too thankful to be in the audience and not on stage. (I was never any good!) The girls did awesome and Jaclyn was amazing! Click Candice's blog if you want to see the video!

The typical cousin picture. I love this one because everyone is looking in a different direction, none of which is the camera!

The cousins decorating cookies for Santa! I was impressed with how good they all did! They all really liked it too, and we all enjoyed their final work! Thanks Jaclyn for your recipe!

This is Jaclyn's little boy Cairo! I haven't seen him since they got him last year for Christmas and he just has the funniest little personality! He's like a little man . . . quiet, but super smart! It was fun to get to know him a little on our trip!

For my birthday, Jon and I went bowling! There are two sports I like to play against Jon because I can hold my own. They are air hockey and bowling! I totally kicked his butt! It was really fun!

And there you have our Christmas break rundown. If you didn't read anything (don't worry--I rarely do) I hope you enjoyed the pictures!