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  • Arizona 2014 January

  • We lucked out and got some unseasonably warm weather in Arizona a few weeks ago. After a rough start where Jack locked us out of the master bedroom (Lee was able to use a credit card to break in), we had a fabulous week of doing nothing in the sunshine. ^^Fresh squeezed OJ at Postino after a mo [...]
  • Happy Birthday

  • 2013 was an Oviatt Christmas. It was kind of blind sided by how hard Christmas was this year.  I thought that if I made it through Christmas okay last year, when my Mom's passing was that much fresher, then this year would be a breeze. I was wrong. I'm not sure if it was harder because I wasn't s [...]
  • Happy 2014

  • We spent New Years Day in the mountains with some friends. We had planned on snow shoeing, but the trail was so packed down, it was easier to just walk. The kids did fantastic. They needed a little coaxing along the way but we made it into the lake and back without any major melt downs! ^^Th [...]
  • Santa Claus

  • We had our ward Christmas Party last week. Santa Claus came for a visit. After sitting on Mr. Claus's knee, and getting a little gift bag, Jack came over to me and looked up at me with tears glimmering in his eyes. When I asked him what was wrong, he held up the bag, and while holding back a sob, sa [...]
  • Decorating the Christmas Tree

  • Jack has been pestering us for weeks to set up the Christmas Tree. I think he's figured out that Santa can't come until the tree is up. We finally did it last night. It was fun this year, the kids are both old enough to put ornaments on, and stayed focused until the end. ^^Mer [...]
  • Gingerbread Houses 2013

  • We kicked off December by combining Sunday dinner and Gingerbread houses at my Dad's house. Growing up, my mom was pretty hardcore about gingerbread houses, and made everything from scratch, using paper stencils to shape the gingerbread. I am considerably lazier and less talented than she was, and [...]
  • David Got Married Pt.2

  • Priscila's people like to dance. A lot. The reception was basically a giant dance party, which was tons of fun. ^^Grossest mustache ever^^ ^^Priscila and her Dad^^ ^^First Dance as Husband and Wife^^ ^^Waiting in line for the Caricature artist^^ ^^Such an awesome big brother^^ [...]
  • David Got Married Pt.1

  • My little brother got married this weekend. He was the last single one left, so it will be  the last one we get for a few years. His wife is amazing and I couldn't have asked for a better companion for the baby of our family. The weather was less cooperative, and unfortunately, we had a lot of famil [...]
  • Trick-or-Treating

  • Happy Halloween! Some friends and I took our little ones to the mall for some warmer trick-or-treating. It was crazy chaotic, but the kids had fun. The plan was originally for Harper to be the dragon, but it was a little warm for indoor festivities, so she went as a fairy to the mall. Harper was a w [...]
  • Pumpkin Carving

  • We finally got around to carving some pumpkins last night. Jack was semi-helpful this year (last year he refused to touch the slimy innards). I had to use a stencil to help with my non-existent artistic talents (seriously. My stick people look like a 4 year old drew them). Lee on the other hand, whi [...]