Monday, December 29, 2008

Our Holiday Festivities-

We had a great Christmas this year with many fun family activities, parties and lots of food. Our December has been jammed packed and Whitney has been such a little trooper! I could write in great and long detail all of the fun activities we did, but I'm sure it would bore most of you! Suffice to say, we have been very blessed this Christmas and are very lucky to be surrounded by so many great people!

To summarize our December, we started with the Wettstein Christmas party (I forgot my camera- so no pictures!) :( but we played the chimes to Christmas carols which is always a favorite of mine!

We also had a fun party at my Grandma Lindsey's. It is always fun to spend time with them and we love them lots! Whit got lots and lots of kisses from grandma and came home very spoiled.

We, of course, had a Christmas party up at Vicki and Harolds house where good homemade food is always in abundance! Everytime I go up there, I eat SO much food that I could probably go for a week without eating---NO exaggeration.

My Grandma Hart also celebrated her 80th birthday so we had a big birthday bash for her.

Grandma Hart and all the grandkids.

Grandma, my mom, and the uncles!

Our friends Christmas party was also a blast! The boys get so excited to see eachother that they are like little 2 year olds at Christmas and they don't stop smiling nor can they get enough of eachother! It reminds me of the good old days of hanging out all the time and makes me sad that half of us live out of the state! We had the Christmas party on Tuesday, December 23rd but that obviously wasn't enough. I think the boys have seen eachother everyday since, whether it be playing basketball, going to Wendover-- much to all the wives dismay and (no worries, it was Dannys brilliant idea) , hanging out late into the evening-- it has been such an awesome week and I'm sad that it has come to an end! I'm working on trying to get everyone to move back to Utah so we can do this all of the time!

John playing the flute. Maybe he'll join Danny's PDA club!

All of the boys!

All of the girls and the babies.

Jessie got home from Russia!! WAHOO! We have been waiting for this and counting down the days that Jessie would get home. She brought us lots of fun sourvenoirs from Russia, my personal favorite-- is Whitney's Russian hat that I cannot get enough of! It is SOOO cute! Danny went on his mission to Russia and was really sad that we couldn't go pick her up, but had fun talking Jessie's ear off about everything she did.

Jessie getting home from Russia.

We celebrated our 4th Anniversary. Danny made good this year with flowers, a whole box of Dunford chocolate donuts, and dinner with no cell phone. And he also went shopping and didn't complain once! It was great!

Christmas Eve is always my favorite. We always go to my grandma Harts and we reinact the Christmas story, sing songs, and have a talent show. It is my favorite day of the year! I love it! We had a lot of great talents this year. My favorite would have to be Silver Fox aka my uncle Bill playing the trumpet with Janie on the flute and Jenny on the piano. It was pretty funny! Danny didn't bring his saxaphone, he didn't feel very prepared, but he did sing Silent Night with my cousin Jake in Russian. Whitney was wearing her little Bronco cheerleading outfit and did a cheer with my mom for her talent!

The cute little sheppards and wise man acting out the nativity story.

Thanks to Whitneys very awesome hair dresser, Ali, we were successful in putting sponge curlers in her hair. It was so cute on Christmas day. Too bad we didn't go anywhere!

At grandma Harts just hanging out.

Scott, Danny, Wayne, and Kyle.

Dannys 2 favorite things-- the Broncos, and Russia.

Jake and Danny singing Silent Night in Russian.

Christmas day I came down with a lovely breast infection that came along with a fever so I didn't get ANY pictures of Whitney's first Christmas :( but we did go over to my mom and dad's and we opened presents and ate breakfast. Little Whit loves her grandma Suz and grandpa Whit and we are so grateful for them and everything that they do for us! We love you both so much and thank you for your great examples!

Another year has come and gone too fast! 2008 has been a great and trying year for us. Danny and I have been through a lot and grown closer together and closer to the Lord. We are excited for 2009 and the oppurtunities it brings and are grateful for this time of year, where we are able to remember the Savior's birth and are able to spend time with those we love. We hope that everyone had a great Christmas and a happy New Year!

Muffins and Mo exhausted from all the activities!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Introducing Athan Seth Osburn

Our best friends Scott and Annie just had their little baby boy on Thursday evening. He weighed 7 lbs 2 Oz and was 19 inches long. He is such a sweet and cute little boy! He has a lot of hair and looks just like Annie! Scott and Annie are doing GREAT and are such good parents. Whit is so happy that she already has lots of fun friends to play with! Congratulations guys! We love you and appreciate the great friends that you are!

Friday, December 5, 2008

PDA 2009-

Personal Development Association 2009. To preface this post, my little brother is in 9th grade and we (me, Danny, Whit, and Megan) went to an assembly he was in a couple of days ago. Well going back to "the middle school era" really took Danny back in time. He re counted all of his middle school experiences with me, girls he kissed, AND then talked for awhile about how he was in band with Steve Kats and played the saxaphone. On our way home he was silent (his mind was churning and I knew that he was up to something), out of nowhere we had the following conversation:

Danny(talking really enthuastically): Tell me what you think of this idea, I'm thinking of creating a really sweet thing called PDA, Personal Development Association. We will create a blog and we will just work on personal things/talents that we want to learn. We will have performances every month to show our progress and then concerts every 6 months. Anyone can participate if they want to. I already know of a couple of guys that would love to get in on this.

Me: Ok. Sure. Whatever you want. What are you going to work on?

Danny: Well this is pretty much how my mornings are going to be from now on:
8:30-9:00 feed Whitney and play time
9:00-9:30 Personal study time. Scriptures/ books
9:30-10:00 Practice the Saxaphone
10:00-10:30 Learn Spanish/ piano
10:30 Go to work.

Me: Cool. Sounds great!

I didn't think that he was REALLY being serious. Danny's mind is in constant fast forward spurring off sometimes crazy random thoughts and ideas and so I just thought it was another one of those "conversations" that we have. Well, was I wrong! On our way home we had to stop off at a music store so that he could buy a saxaphone book to start practicing. When we got home, first thing, pulled out the saxaphone and went to work! He practiced for 1 1/2 hours and then practiced for an additional 45 minutes the following day. Cute, Dan.

So, I guess he was being serious and if anyone wants in on the PDA of 2009 let us know!(Danny has already created the blog.) So far there are 2 members, me and Danny and I guess Whitney as she develops her crawling/ walking techniques. As for me, I will be praticing the piano and will probably be learning a saxaphone/piano duet for Christmas. Sure do love my cute husband! ;)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Turkey Bowl

Another great turn out this year. Here is the winning team, I guess we should preface that they played flag both games. Congrats handsomes.

Our many Thanksgiving feasts--

We had a great Thanksgiving and have much to be grateful for! We had 4 different Thanksgiving dinners with our families and have eaten lots and lots of Turkey!Thanks to all of our friends and family who support and love us!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

One Fine Day-

Whit and I had a great day yesterday with lots of surpises! I'm not big on "bragging" but I will admit I have a pretty sweet hubby! I don't know what got into him, but he was definetly on top of his game yesterday! I don't know who he talked to or what happened to him but whatever/whoever it was, keep it coming! We woke up with breakfast (although that is not entirely unusual. He cooks me breakfast at least 3 times a week), then he changed a poopy diaper and bathed the baby (again, not unusual. He does that all of the time!). He did have to go into work, but was sick so he came home early which was nice to have a night with him! I had to run a few errands and when I got home he surprised me with flowers-- Gerber Daisies, my favorite, and he was reading a book called "Growing a Girl". If anyone knows Danny and REALLY knows Danny if he has any "down time" reading is not on top of his list of fun things to do. I love reading and loves when he reads so it was a pleasant surprise! The night even got better, instead of Monday Night Football (which is like sacred at our house), I mentioned that it was family night and he was all excited and totally participated full fledged with no complaining. AND----- No I'm not done, he actually watched The Hills with me and he HATES!!!!!! (I mean hates- refuses to watch- have anything to do with- that type of hate) The Hills. All the while, we just cuddled and he didn't even try to pull a "sweet dude" move on me! Cute, Danny! Thanks babe for making my day so great! I love ya!

Here are a few random pictures that have nothing to do with this post, but cute pic's of my little lover:

My cell phone is her favorite toy!

This is a very unattractive picture of myself however Whitney wakes up with the craziest hair sometimes and its so cute!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Danny's Birthday, St. George, & Arizona

Danny's Birthday was last Saturday and we had a great day! We woke up and Danny made himself breakfast. I don't do it good enough :) Then we just played and had a very fun BBQ at our house with Danny's family. I totally spaced on taking pictures and this is about the only good picture I got. Happy belated birthday Dano, I love ya! You are such a great husband and you are always making me laugh EVERYDAY! Thanks for all you do and for being so helpful! La ya!

We then headed down to St George for some much needed R&R with Ali and Rob. On Sunday morning we went on a fun little walk with me, Dan, and Whit. I decided that I wanted to do some hills for a little exercise. Danny refused to go up the hills with me (way too much exercise for his handsome body) so he sat at the bottom waiting for me. I was being TOTALLY clueless and didn't even think to strap Whitney into the stroller. ( I know how could you forget) But as we were going down the hill, the poor girl completely fell out of her stroller and hit her head on the pavement. She had a little stratch on her nose and a bruise on her forehead. So sad! I was hysterical, and tried to blame Danny for it, saying that if he had been there it wouldn't have happened, so it was ALL of his fault! :) Whit only cried for a couple of minutes and was totally fine after she got in her bath. She is a tough little girl!

Dinner at Texas Road House. Rob, Ali, and Gabi.

ARIZONA! Visiting Jared, Ang, & Lilee Jo-

Jared, Lilee (in her cute Halloween outfit), Danny, and Whit. Whitney and Lilee had fun playing with eachother!

Lilee is sooo pretty! She is such a cutie, I can hardly handle it! She was so good when we were there and Jared and Ang are GREAT parents! Lilee is in very good hands!

She is already posing for the camera!

We can't hang out with Jared and Ang and NOT go to Village Inn. Tradition!
It was so fun to see Jared and Ang! We miss them lots and they are such great new parents! Lilee already has a huge closet full of clothes. She is going to be very stylish just like her momma!
We had a great week! I soaked in the warm weather in St. George and Arizona, it was fabulous. Danny told Rob and Ali that my body was so white that my bottom is "see through" SOOO I was excited to just lay out at the pool and get a little bit of sun!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fall Festival

Every year our ward has a Fall Festival that the youth and activities committee put on. We have activities around the gym that the little kids can do and they get lots of candy! There are also lots good soups that everyone brings. We had a lot of fun this year and there were some great costumes! I initially didn't wear a costume (I know I'm way boring) but then Megan came and brought me a duck costume that my mom found in her Halloween stuff. Couldn't have been a better costumer to find! So, we had momma duck and baby duck, now we just need to find a daddy duck!

If you can't tell, Whit is a baby duck! :) So cute!

Me, Meg, and the sleeping duck.

I loved this picture of Mitchell! He is thinks he is really tough in his costume!

The 3 very scary witches!

The DuPaix bunch. Edie was kind enough to let us use her camera for all the picture taking and Stephen was great with the picture taking! :)

Bishop & his ghost???

Monday, October 20, 2008

What we've been up to-

It has been a long while since I have updated our blog. It always frustrates me when other people don't update their blog, so I am being a major hypocrite! We haven't been doing much lately except for working so their isn't much to blog about. Whit is 6 months old, it's crazy how fast time flies! She is sitting up, talking lots, rolling over, & tries to scoot. We have her 6 month appt today so I'll keep everyone posted on what she is weighing in at. But here are a few pic's from this last month on what we have been up to:

We LOVE Sunday afternoons! It's our only day that we actually get to spend time together!

We went to my brother Parker's football game. He scored 3 touchdowns! Go Parker!

Aaron was in town for 2 weeks so we spent a lot of time with him and Megan. It was SOOOOO much fun to have him around!

Just playing at work!

We went to St. George with the Young Women in our ward and did baptisms for the dead, went to Cove Fort, and stayed at my family's condo. It was a lot of fun to spend some time with them!