Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Stickin with it

It's been a year! 

I've been injured, chickened out, cheated, toughed it out, nearly vomited, made new friends and learned alot about myself. 

Can't wait to see what the next year will bring!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day 2014

Sleepy babies, princess jammies and 3 (THREE!) boxes of Special K with berries. It can only be Christmas morning!

Stocking exploration.

A huge one!

Anna's felt garden.

The key to Laney's Christmas....adding to the wolf pack!

A jewelry box :)

Pretend Dyson for pretend housework.

New duds for gymnastics class

Nerf arsenal expanded.

Compound bow. Love that face!

And dad's big downstairs surprise.....

One for the books!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Shepherd's Night Marathon

I'm not sure how I manage it, but every year it seems that December 23rd is the day that we wrap up several of our ongoing Advent can be a little intense.

We made good on our promise to go for Chinese food. We discovered that not a single one of us likes Egg Drop Soup. Good thing we only ordered 7 bowls of it. 

But everybody seems excited about the fried wontons...Chinese food's answer to the french fry.

We piled in the van for our "Minivan Express". Strangely enough, this isn't as surprising to the kids as it once was. I think from the trajectory of Everly's gaze, we can safely assume that we had a movie going.

It's not for them.

It's for us.

The Littles were put down to bed for Shepherd's Night and the big kids were off to their adventures with Dad. Sometimes I really love being the one "left behind" to read or hang out in my jammies.

Poor mama.

The bigguns headed of to the Ward Ice Skating party that always starts at 9 pm. 

Wah? 9 PM???

Despite Mathew's sore bickies, I'm pretty sure they had a great time.

Yay Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Those little birdies sure are adorable sitting up there on our Christmas garland....

Feel free to take a little break, birdies, rest you tired wings. 

But then you got hit the road.

Because there will be no nest building in our entryway. No nest building and no porch pooping. 

I'm watching you.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tango Bells

As far as trios go, this one was perhaps on the untraditional side. 

We through this one together for the Ward Christmas breakfast and even though we were unsuccessful in convincing Ethan to join us with his trumpet and we forgot to bring Mathew's music at the last minute, we pulled it all of and it's one of my favorite memories. 

We make a great team, us Huffords.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A month of Nativity

Every year in early November we start rehearsals for the Stake Nativity display. Adult choir, youth choir, children's choir and full orchestra rehearse for weeks to put together 3 nights of Christmas music in one weekend. 

I look forward to it every year. 

I'm not sure everyone in the family feels the same.