Saturday, December 26, 2015

Norman Rockwell Exhibit ...

They showed a movie about Norman Rockwell and then we went through the exhibit.

2015 Stout Christmas Party

We started with the dinner...

And ended with decorating sugar cookies.

We had the nativity in between

2015 Choate Christmas Party!

Lexi Beth 

Mindy, Amy, Jett, Jaxon, Josh

Amy and Luci Jo


2015 Wise Men

Christmas Eve Ham Dinner

Christmas Eve with Little May Kelly!

Christmas morning we looked out the window at beautiful snow!!!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

We opened pajamas

Each child came up one by one to the Christmas morning presents!





David stayed over for Christmas this year.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Jack Frost nipping at your nose!

We are really getting lots of snow this year which is always a great thing when you live in a desert-
no worries about having enough water for awhile!

Amy spent a good chunk this week doing four days of Range for Driver's Ed. 
(she passed with flying colors!) and catching up on some homework!

We had a girl's night with Brielle!

Tim helped judge a French cake making contest.

Brian made it home safe and sound.  Boy, was Luke ever glad to see him-- 
and all of us were super-glad to see him for that matter!

The long awaited Star Wars VII opened  and Tim took Amy to see it on opening night.

It was super-good!

Then Tim went the next night with Brian, Luke, and Todd...

They watched it is 3-D

Setting up for the Stout Christmas party...

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Tis the Season to be Jolly...

We started with a good house cleaning which always sets the stage for festivities!

Tim getting home from work

We attended Jaxon's piano recital

We were so proud of him-he did a great job!!!

Took Luke roller blading

Mindy and Eric came for Family Home Evening and this cutie pie was able to somehow knock the Christmas tree over!
She is toddling all over the place!

Todd did a bit of work on his car by watching Youtube videos and was miraculously able to get it running! He has learned so much about cars which will bless him for the rest of his life!

The ward Christmas party was a yummy breakfast this year with a picture booth and an angel tree (for service).

Had a great time visiting and basking in the season

Heidi hosted a fabulous gingerbread house making party this year.  We stayed until the weee hours catching up with family.  

There was some especially exiting news...

If you'll notice the wee little baby gingerbread, that will give you a big hint!
Shawn and Emily are expecting their first baby!!!  We are so excited for them!!!
They also found a house near us and just put an offer in!!!
Emily showed me a picture of it--so perfect!

Amber, Emily, Eilee, Issac, Alyssa, Katie, Hannah, and Corbin were all there and Amy had fun visiting with cousins!

Her house turned out pretty cute!

Tim decided to stain the kitchen table.  It's kind of a big project as it needs two coats of stain and 4 coats of polyurethane with a 24 hour dry time between each coat.  We hope to get it done this week! 

Tim took this picture at UVU of the gorgeous sunset.  We live in a beautiful world!!!