Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tappana Times: Beginnings of Winter

Brigham's birthday was on Thanksgiving this year. We spent it at my cousin George's house in Bothell.

His wife did such a fantastic job getting everything set up, and it looked beautiful with the triangle napkins and everything.

I made Brigham a special cookie-dough ice cream pie for dessert and it was a hit. Pretty much all of Thanksgiving was a hit.

We also had a snow storm. It'll probably be the only one we get this winter, so the kids spent as much time playing outside as they could stand. I loved the snow! I miss it!!

Ammon stayed out side with his Uncle Ryan for HOURS. We even went through multiple pairs of gloves, switching from wet to dry ones so he could stay out longer. They made a mini-snowman, then destroyed the mini-snowman. And in awesome-uncle fashion, Ryan pulled Ammon around the backyard in a sled.

In other big news: WE HAVE OUR OWN HOUSE!

It's a pretty cute house that we are renting. We live just down the street from my parents and are still in the same ward. Though the move wasn't far, it was still busy and stressful. Especially during the month of December with all the craziness that brings. We also had short notice, and everything progressed so quickly that the move was sudden and rushed.

But we're moved and it's SO nice getting our things out of storage, having our own bed TO SHARE, and not living out of these suitcases anymore.

It was quite hilarious some of the things I unpacked that sat in storage for a year, since I didn't think we would be living with my parents for that long. Ketchup. Flour....etc

It's nice having our own place, but I sometimes miss some of the fun parts of living with my family too. We were quite blessed with everything they did for us this past year, and in helping us move twice. I really have the best family.

Well, that's been us settling in. Soon I'll update with all of Christmas -because that's been a crazy fun, busy time too- and give a tour of our house. Stay tuned!


  1. im so glad you guys are in your own space again! living with parents is so hard- on everyone! i bet its nice to have SPACE :) happy new year!

  2. I am so glad you guys got a house! Yaya! I can't wait to see pictures of the inside!