Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Gift For Our Savior

Why the little pouch?

This is one of our favorite Christmas Eve traditions. We write down a promise/gift to our Savior and then place it in the pouch and into the year capsule box and put it under the tree. We then read our last years gift to see how we did. It is our first gift we give on Christmas Eve.  We also give each other pj's and each of our children a new ornament to place on the tree. This year its wooden hand carved snowmen. Bake up some good cookies , pour the milk and watch the Nativity as we snuggle with warm cocoa. Then its off to bed for another Eve night of wonderment, sweet dreams and Joy!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Santa's Babies

My precious babies. We had a visit with Santa in Vegas. 

CharLee's List: Camera, Ipod and Art kit
Beau's List: Anything that has to do with Animals

Luvs to All and to All a good night!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Have A Beautiful Holiday Friends

We wanted to wish all our dear friends here and abroad a beautiful holiday. 
We love you!
Luvs, The Lisonbees

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Curious Beau Strikes Again

Once again the Curious Beau strikes again. Yesterday I had a photo shoot and the whole family came because there was a playground nearby. Matthew told CharLee to keep an eye on Beau while he lifted some furniture for me. Minutes later, Beau came over to us with little bloody hands, holding a broken glass bottle. . . . just happily playing. . . not crying. . . just happily cutting up her little hands. It wasn't serious but for sure a little startling.  She just looked up at Matthew and said," Oh, Owwwwwie" with a smile.

Today, CharLee wanted to go play in the snow since we had our first snowfall that hasn't melted. So I was helping him put on his gloves when it became quite and I said Where is Beau. I quickly ran around the house looking and she was no where. I ran downstairs to see if she went to see the puppies. Sure enough. I found her holding a cake dusted puppy and Elle licking up  the rest of the cake mix she opened and spread Everywhere! Never a dull moment with Beau. . . I feel its going to be a very entertaining ride with her.
Today I found myself making some Holiday errands , one of which was Roberts crafts to pick up some yarn to make some gift scarfletts. I did have little Beau with me. It is nice sometimes to be out and about with her because she is contained from mischief. . . either in a car seat or shopping cart, well usually. But this didn't work today and did not keep her from her little mischievous self. I was walking around Roberts looking at all kinds of gifts and things when I received a phone call from my brother Adam. Adam and I talked for a while as I looked at art supplies and paints. Adam also asked how the kids were and I went on to tell him how little Beau is so sweet but quite the destroyer of things. Then I glanced down at Beau and she had pulled a white acrylic paint off the shelf opened it and was pouring it all over her head and body. She also had my yarn torn apart and mangled. I just had to laugh, because just as I was describing this little one, she was in her act. I love you my little Beaustroyer.
Yesterday as I dressed Beau I noticed she was filling up her jeans and sporting the whole flood look. I knew it was time again to rake through her closet and sift out the small clothes. As I was doing this I found myself kind of excited to see she is growing and coming upon a new fun stage of babyness but also a little anxiety ridden because the monies are a little tight with Christmas and all. At night I opened my scriptures and fell upon the verse about the Lillies of the field. I know that I had not to worry and Heavenly Father is aware of ALL our needs. So today I had a friend come to me and say that she had a whole tub of size 18mos. girl clothes and asked if I would like to have them. I know Heavenly Father takes care of us and always has and always will. I am always in awe of how He answers my prayers.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Gift

December 8th 2000. Eight years ago I made the most important divine choice in my life. My blessing had said I could choose from amongst His noble men. . . . and I found my complete. . . . my love Matthew. I remember driving down the road telling my Mom my choice was perfect and confirmed by the spirit, this is who I was to be with and he would be the one to get me through my life. Looking back so many times of his complete selfless devotion to my life. Moments of pure joy, dancing in the rain, composing music for me, our children; moments of him waiting on and holding me when I was weak, lethargic and unable to fulfill my calling as a mother; moments of his faith building me up as he would calm my fears and anxiety; moments of stillness and calm just being together at home. Always reassuring me , "Even when you feel like this, I promise," stroking my hair with his gentle hands. I love him with everything I am, he is my comfort, my power, my joy, my closest friend and the love I never thought was for real. . . existing only in fairy tales. . . it is real. He completes my soul. I love him. My Gift. Infinity On End. 12800

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Puppy for Christmas

Here they are. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO adorable. They snuggled under our Christmas tree tonight. We have 4 going to good homes and need 2 more puppy loving families to take care of them.  Gods creations are so miraculous. . .they each already have their own unique personalities.

CharLee melts my heart

I went to pick up Charlee today from play practice and he asked me if we could go to Target. . . . He went on to explain we needeed to shop for the kids we picked off the giving tree.  It was so neat to hear him and see his excitment as he contemplated a plan for the gifts he thought would be best for each child.  At Target he was so sincere and worried about the gifts and then he started thinking about Daddy, Mom, Beau, grandparents and more gifts he wanted to give.  To see my own child at such a young age be excited to give to others was so tender.  Last year,when we were really struggling, I remember him being so creative and gave his friends homemade cookies and a peice of plastic "poppers" from some old packaging in the basement.  Sometimes you wonder if your children are "getting it", and somtimes you even view adults that still don't get it. I mean the pure meaning of Christmas and the feeling you recieve when you loose yourself and give. Our Savior was the perfect example of this.  After we shopped, we hopped in the car and as we were driving home at a nice 25 speed pace (since I received my first ticket last week) listening to FM100 holiday tunes, CharLee said, "Mom. . . . its fun to give." At this moment my heart melted.  I hope he always remembers, as I will this moment. CharLee you are a good. I love you.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Traditions Lit

Here we are again. . .another year has flown by and again we sit in front of our bare tree ready for the traditional decorating to begin.

We begin by having an oriental style meal. . .this year CharLee attempted to learn to use his chopsticks:)

Then we all get into our jammies and robes and stew up some good ol' hot chocolate. Actually to be honest this year I had herbal tea, CharLee had a eggnog cocoa concoction and Matthew and Beau preferred Eggnog as their beverage of choice.

Then we all gathered around our humble little tree . We go in order youngest to oldest and take a bear and place it on the tree. When we place a bear we have to say something we are grateful for or something we love about another in our family.

This was Beaus first year to really enjoy this and she did, being the little animal lover she is. . . . .she just kept saying Oh! BEEEEEAR.

CharLee was very tender first saying he was grateful for his loving family.

We ended the night with one bowl brownies and peppermint and eggnog ice cream and enjoyed the pine smell and tree glow. . . .let the holiday spirit begin, traditions lit!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Thanksgiving Surprise

Thanksgiving this year was a good one. We had it at Grandma and Grandpa Horse's. It was an easy task for me because I was only required to bring green beans.

And I still don't know what is up but I have no desire to eat meat. . . ever since Beau was born. . . .nope. . . still no wanting. I did take a small bite of Matthew's turkey. I think my plate consisted of salad, green beans and a bit of potatoes. I am very grateful for the food however, yeah, I guess I really could go for a Vegan Thanksgiving. The sweet potatoes are always a hit.

Maybe next year we can have the whole family come from California and have it here. And for sure do the whole "mommy shrunk the turkey" trick Mom used to do.

So the morning after Thanksgiving we found this!

Yup. Six Australian puppies. And they came from our Elle.

One like Elle, one a chocolate brown (of which I have named Romeo and we plan to keep) and 4 black with white spots (cow puppies). So adorable!

We would really like to find Puppy loving homes for them so if you are interested please speak now. They are beautiful and intellegent and better yet for FREE. They will be good to go for a surprise Christmas gift! Call 885-9920 Matthew.

A Christmas puppy. . . . Anyone?