Sunday, February 1, 2009

It's been awhile!

Ok, so I didn't post for a month. I'm a loser! Below is some of the things that we did this last month. We also went shooting 3 times and I am learning how to shoot Joe's really big gun which is so fun. Joe and I got our concealed carry permits so watch out! S had her gymnastics review which she did great. She loves it and that's all that matters. She can now do a back hand spring, back and front walk overs. She is learning how to do a back tuck now. Her long beautiful legs are hard for her to tuck but she'll get it. We went to M0m and Dave's to celebrate their birthdays and see their new puppies. They are little hair balls. Margie and I ran a 5k and had lots of fun in the cold weather but after you're almost finished you finally warm up. We went skiing with Brian and Margie and had a great time. I haven't been for so long and forgot how much I love it. Brian and Margie weren't on their top game because I think the whole weekend they were with each other they had about 8 hours of sleep in four days. So needless to say conversation on the way up and way down was minimal. We loved it though and loved getting to know Margie better which we are totally fond of in every way. Other then those things, Life at the Langston's is pretty normal. Joe does his work and church job and I do my mom job and teach classes. We love you all and hope that February brings much love into your life!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well, another year has come and gone. A lot of good things to look back on and many to look forward too. I have so much to be thankful for and I hope this year I can do my best to give back to all of those that have blessed my life. I have many things to check of my list this year and I know I can do it with the support of my family, friends and most importantly my Savior. I hope this new year brings so much happiness and joy to all of you, although each year brings new trials but that is how we achieve our goals. Each new trial makes us stronger and closer to our ultimate eternal goal. May we all embrace life and do our best each day to have positive attitudes and live a Christ-like life each day. I love you and Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Week before Christmas

Well, this week was full of stuff everyday. We start on Tues. at K's choir performance. Like always the choir did a great job. Mr. Seegmiller is awesome. All of the early morning Tuesdays and Wednesdays paid off. I just don't know if we can do it for the rest of the year. We'll think about it over the break. On Wednesday was K's last Nutcracker performance (she's way to busy). A lot of people came out that night to support her and she was darling. She saw us from the stage and so we got a lot of cheesy smiles from her throughout the performance. I wasn't supposed to take a picture of her in her dress but I couldn't resist so here you go Grandpa Jerry and Grandma Katie. Joe gave her a Christmas bouquet of flowers with a sparkly Nutcracker for her room. That day it decided to snow in St. George. When the Nutcracker was over it was still snowing and they had cancelled school the next day. Yep, it only takes 1 inch of snow around here to cancel school. Pathetic! I took a picture of our house covered in snow at about 7:15 am when I got home from teaching my class the next morning. It looks pretty covered in white. That whole day the kids were gone playing in the snow making snowmen, forts and sledding down the neighbors hill. They loved it and I loved doing all the laundry when they got back. It was worth it though. Thursday night Joe and I had the single sister dinner hosted by the Bishop and Family. It was great. The food Jordon made was so yummy and my kids entertainment was as good as it gets. The home we had it at was beautiful, thanks to Aunt Brenda, and now it's over until next year! Friday we took Netta out for her Christmas dinner from Exsell Realty. That is always fun. Red Lobster and good company, what else could go wrong. On Saturday we took the kids to Pirate Island Pizza and then headed to Tuacahn for Eli's Dance program. He was the cutest thing ever. He loves to dance and it shows. He had a smile on his face and totally took control of the stage. He will be a natural! Afterwards, we always see Santa at Tuacahn and then saw all the pretty lights. That ended this weeks of fun and so begins the next. We get to eat dinner with our dearest friends the Wilson's and then eat dinner at Grandma Mac's and make sugar cookies tomorrow. Lots of fun to be had this next week so I will post of course after the big day and show off all of Santa's surprises!! Love you all and Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 15, 2008

December Activities

Ok, here is last weeks activities. We did a couple more things then whats below but they were not documented by camera. We started out our week with our annual neighborhood party. I love our neighborhood tradition. We decided four years ago to not give each other gifts or treats and instead have a party and donate to two families. We have a potluck soup dinner with hot chocolate and treats. We always have a crackling fire to keep warm and then we end the night caroling on a hayride through the other neighborhoods. We always have such a good time and we love being together and by knowing that two families will not go without during Christmas makes it even better. After that, Joe of course spent Tuesday night doing tithing settlement and I attended the relief society Christmas dinner. It was great and I love sitting at the table with my dearest friends. On Wednesday I was lucky enough to spend the whole day (and I really mean the whole day / 13 hours straight) setting up the children's room for the Nativity Festival that our Stake puts on each year. It is a major thing but it is and was so worth it. It was amazing to see it all come together. The spirit was so strong and it really does open the Christmas season to Christ. On Thursday Joe and I went to my work party at the gym and rocked out to a live band. We had a good time but not a lot of people stayed due to the fact that 5 am comes early for some of us that work at the gym. On Friday night K and I had a night out. Joe was on his way to Salt Lake to SS's baptism that was on Saturday and K and I had to stay behind because of Saturday. K and I went out to dinner and ice cream and went to the Nativity Festival. On Saturday we cleaned up the house and then went and saw Bolt. That is a good show. That evening K performed in her first performance of The Nutcracker. She was awesome. She is a party girl through the whole first scene. She looked so cute up there on the stage. A lot of hard work and a lot of practicing went into it and she was great!! We stayed in on Sunday and decorated our gingerbread house and then on Monday we headed to the Temple to see the lights. When we got there, there was no lights. Yea, do you really want to know why they turned them off, because of the snow or should I say sleet. It has been snowing all day but none of it has stuck on the ground so people are going all crazy because of it. They don't know what to do when they see white stuff falling from the sky. So we went into the visitor center and saw the Christis, two movies and called it good. We finished off the night eating ice cream and drinking hot chocolate. Oh, I also got to eat lunch with my four bestest friends today and I loved that. I love the holidays. I love giving gifts. I love seeing the lights (when it is not snowing). I love seeing my friends and family. I love seeing my kids recitals. I love everything about Christmas especially my Savior. I love feeling his love for me and my family. He is the Reason for this special Season. I love you all!!