Friday, December 30, 2011

Grandpas ring

I put a little project together that I wanted to give my Grandmother. My Mom helped me get their wedding rings for the night and I went to work. It's usually the womans ring that is difficult to get balanced so it is standing on its own but Grandpa's ring was easily more difficult. I am greatful for Shaileen for taking pictures on her phone of me doing it because i know I will be able to look back and truely appreciate it. I put the picture through Lightroom and got the finished product. I am going to give it to grandpa this evening. Hope she enjoys it.

PS. if you see this before please make sure not to bring it up to her please, thank you

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Grandma Earl

I received a call this morning while getting ready for work from my mom and dad. My grandpa was killed in a car accident early this morning as he was heading to go work at the temple! I am so thankful for the gift of eternal life and the opportunity to see him again one day! Thankfully we were able to spend time with him on Christmas! I absolutely love my grandpa. He is one of the most religious people I know and he is certainly in a happy place right now. I am truly great full for the time I have been able to spend with him throughout my life as he has always been there for me at all the sporting events, musical events, and my favorite being supporting Shaileen and me as we were married in the temple! After receiving the phone call this morning Shaileen and I were talking and we know he is going to do what he can to find a child for us and our child is going to get to know him and see how great of a man he is! There is the term rest in peace but I know that is the last thing he is going to be doing on the other side of the veil. He is going to be hard at work! Love you Grandpa Apple!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day 2011

We started the day out early. We woke up at 4:30 AM because we had to get ready open our presents and then be to Shaileen's Dad's house by 7am.

Shaileen has wanted some square cake pans for a while

I love the pair of slacks that Shaileen got me! She knows me well

Too bad they dont fit her! haha

Shaileen got me a new bedspread! We have both wanted one for a long time now!

Carlye put out a cookie and Milk for Santa and then 2 carrots for the Reindeer! Of course they loved them!

All of the siblings pitched in together and got Cindy a vacuum

Shaileens Aunt made an ornament of her grandpa that passed. It is now hanging on our tree!

Scott got Cindy a treadmill. Here he is bringing her down the stairs to surprise her!

Does she look surprised?

In between going to Shaileens parents house and my parents house we surprised my parents by showing up to their church to listen to my mom sing in her ward choir. They did an excellent job. Then at 1pm we went to our church and had a musical program as well. We sang 3 songs as a choir and I sang a 4th one in a quartet. I was so thankful that Christmas was on a Sunday because it is that much more special to celebrate Christ's birth by actually being able to go to church!

Shaileen and my dad just waiting for everyone to show up

My Mom and Dad were very busy making these awesome magnet boards for all of the grandchildren. They made them from scratch! The kids loved them...

This just may be my favorite picture of the year because i kept telling Madison to smile bigger and this is the beauty that i got! Love you Madison!

We asked my parents for a heater for our basement and of course they hooked us up! Best part is my Dad is even going to help hook it up to our gas line!

This picture turned out awesome of Alex I think...

Grandma and Grandpa got DJ and Alex a little car and i wish i would have been on the other side of the car because i guess DJ's face was priceless. But so are Kimberly's, Jasons and my moms face. The car was really cool because it is run by a remote control that Kimberly and Jason can use to drive them around until they are old enough to do it on their own.

Shaileen read a book to us before we opened our presents at our house. She is going to be the bestest mother one day!

Calleen and Greg

Stacy was stoked to get some pearls!

Nelson and Tristen!

We had a great christmas this year and I hope that we are able to keep the spirit of Christmas through out the year and always remember our Savior and all that he has done for us! I want to thank everyone again that made our day so special!

Christmas Eve 2011

We spend christmas eve with my side of the family this year and as always had a blast.

Kim and Alex

Each year we play the chimes to Christmas music! This is Madison rocking out to it!

My two favorite grandparents ever!

Kimberly singing grandma got ranover by a reindeer

Madison and DJ leading christmas songs with their wizard wands! :)

This year we played the game where you pass the present right and left. As you can see Alex loved it!

Shaileen and DJ. Can i just say that she absolutely loves him, and he loves her!

Every Christmas Eve when we get home like lots of other people we have a tradition to open PJs to wear to bed.

She loved them


Shaileen made this awesome sausage dip for christmas the next day

Here we are laying in bed waiting for Santa, we forgot that Santa wont come when you are awake through so we quickly fell asleep!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas lights

Shaileen and I decided on Thursday night that after work on Friday we wanted to go see the Christmas house in Murray! If you have not been there I fully recommend it! It is just in the neighborhood south of the sport authority! It will be crazy busy when you go but we just parked at the church and walked over. The guy that puts it on has a lot of time on his hands and wants to pay a bigger electric bill than I want to! Haha. We really enjoyed it though!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

So thankful for our primary kids!

This year has been great in primary! We have loved having our class and have grown to love each and everyone of them! We are sad to have them go to a new class but are excited to have another class come and to be able to get to know each of them! Today we decided to watch mr krugers Christmas an let them eat popcorn! The we're so excited when they saw the popcorn and the presents that we got them! Each Sunday in primary it excites me just that much more to have a child come into our family!