Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Christmas Eve in matching pjs.
Hot chocolate and watching Rudolph.
Christmas morning

One happy kid! We had a great Christmas this year. It was so fun to be together!



When your mom is saying things like hey I could put your hair in piggy tails and you are a boy it's time for a haircut. Shawn got his first haircut. What a handsome kid! It's our tradtion that Ethan always do the boys first haircut and he did a great job.



Sunday, December 28, 2008

Grandma Knutti

My Grandma Knutti died on Tuesday at age 92 and we had her funeral yesterday. I thought I would share a few thoughts I’ve been having about it.

My grandparents watched me while my mom worked the first three years of my life and man did they document my life. Tons of pictures and video. I don’t remember any of that, but in the videos she always had the sweetest voice with me. Some things I do remember are she would always drag her feet a little when she walked. She loved her cats, Grandma Cat and Tailless. At the funeral I remembered that they buried Grandma Cat under the porch.(?) She was great at sewing and made me several doily’s. We used to go over to her house every Saturday morning and mow her lawn. She didn't hear very well and would sometimes answer yes to every question because she had no idea what you said. She was so quiet and meek.
She suffered from extreme paranoia and just the other week my parents gave me a loaf of bread they had bought for her that wasn’t quite right. After which I told them I didn’t want it if it was poisoned. She and my grandpa lived the most humble lives. I have never met anyone more humble. Just a couple of weeks ago we went to see her and I am so grateful that we did. Little did we know that would be the last, but what I blessing to have that. She also received my Christmas card before she died and wrote a nice note back to Ty. Some might say this is a hard time of year to lose someone and it did add some stress, but Heavenly Father truly blessed my family and my Grandma. I also think what a great time when we are celebrating the birth of the Savior who has made it possible for us to be together again. It has been wonderful to see how much Heavenly Father was looking out for my Grandma.

Me and my Grandma on my Mom's ugly couch. We had that thing for way too long.

Me, a small piece of the documentary on my first three years.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Spirit

So if you looking to have that warm feeling inside this Christmas season our friend Alan Horne made us aware of a family who is in need of some help. Check out the blog. Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Santa Baby

This year with Santa went much better than last. While waiting in line Ty was a little stressed about it and kept saying he didn't want to sit on his lap. So we got there and put Ty on his lap and as soon as he realized that it wasn't that bad he let out all that stress with a big laugh. We saw Santa at the Provo Library, they had an awesome night at the library on Monday. We had a great time!