Monday, December 25, 2006

farrar christmas past

Here are some groovy pictures of the Farrars back in the day. Sweet. It is Christmas day, we are waiting for Jacob and Lisa to come to Mom and Dad's so we can start the fun. We are kind of changing of things this year, breaking from tradition a bit. It will be wonderful. Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

the halls are decked

My darling little house is all ready for Christmas. The decorations help to make it cute, I will be sad when everything has to go away in a week or so (I will leave out snowman stuff through winter though). I spent yesterday and today finishing gift buying and wrapping presents. The girls and I made treats last night at Mom and Dad's. I am now going to work on my Christmas lesson for the Laurels tomorrow and hopefully tonight I'll watch White Christmas. I am really loving these last few days before Christmas.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

it's coming...

Christmas that is and I am so not ready. These are door hangers I made, the only thing I have actually finished out of the many projects. People will be getting late Christmas gifts...cause I am a slacker. I love crafting, but I just do it enough. Maybe that could be a New Year's Resolution for me (one of the dozens). Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

my new boys

I loved my life in Provo. I loved my boys especially and I miss them terribly. It has been hard/weird living without them. However, I got some new ones...they are a little younger but just as handsome and wonderful. These young boys are the sons of the party (feel free to read past blogs to find out about the party). They are darling and I am so happy to be surrounded by boys again.

Monday, November 27, 2006

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Don't even worry, it is snowing in Seattle. Yesterday (Sunday) I took Andrew and Lindsay to the airport, said goodbye then drove up to my parents house to celebrate Monica's 22nd Birthday. Lynnwood was a winter wonderland! I don't even remember the last time I saw snow in Seattle. I was excited to not be in Utah for snow this year, so not very excited about this little white surprise. I like to look at snow, but hate to drive in it. Crossing my fingers I don't fall in any ditches or slide down any hills.

P.S. Happy Birthday Monicorn (one day late)

giving thanks

"bubble gum bubble gum in a dish..." the little ones deciding who was going to be IT for tag

Goodbye Linds, thanks for coming to my house

I got a spend a lot of time with Claire Bear this weekend- she is a darling!

The women washing dishes at our service project

Karli holding Leah at Jacob's house where we had appetizers

Alek helped Bruce with dinner

Shoes galore because there were people galore

Andrew Dale finshing off some pre-thanksgiving mashed potatoes I made for Sunday dinner after Stephanie and Andrew put my new table together

Friday, November 24, 2006

thanksgiving palooza

We spent Thanksgiving Day together traveling all over town for a progressive dinner (pictures might come later). This pictures was taken after out little service project. We had a lot of fun together. It was great having the Farmers, Lindsay and Andrew in town. Next year it's back to Fruitland!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

ezra, my new crush

I don't really get crushes, well not real ones at least. But this weekend I met Ezra Benjamin Clifford for the first time and let me tell you, he is darling. How could one not help but fall in love? So what that I had to lure the little guy to love me back by letting him play with my cell phone and camera (things that are usually off limit to him), taking him on walks outside and trading M&M's for kisses. Sometimes drastic times call for drastic measures! P.S. He loves the Farrar whistle and anytime I would do it he would look around for me...can't wait until next time we get to play. Check out Ezra's family blog that his mom updates by using the link on the side titled "cliffords".

more pictures from the weekend

just hanging out at the Cliffords

Leah and her GG

Leah in the car, on the way home

Leah on the way to Spokane, look how much hair she is getting

Amy came in from Arizona, it has been a couple of years since we last saw each other

papa's funeral

all of the boy cousins

all of the girl cousins

Grandma Jackie with all of her grandchildren and most their spouses and children. Missing are Jake, Sam and Lizzy Briscoe (Amy's family) and little Ezra wasn't at the funeral, but there will be a lot more pictures of him on the blog.

Papa's funeral was of course very sad for all of us. We love him dearly. But we had a great reunion and I think we even grew tighter as a family. I am so grateful that families can be forever.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

meet the abstons

This is my Papa and Grandma, my mom's parents. I love them so much. Papa's life on earth ended today. Grandma is now alone. Goodbye Papa, I miss you.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

halloween 2006

The Wrights had a big party at their house with a band and everything, we all dressed up even though some of us might not have been too excited about that part. I, of course, was an Angel! The Baby was a Care Bear and went to her first Ward Trunk-or-Treat. The Garden Gnome and the Ipod Shadow went to a big dance party...another year, another Halloween.

Monday, October 23, 2006

ten fourteen

This was the first time in 5 years that I was home in Washington for my birthday. We celebrated by going to one of my favorite places "The Farm". The party also joined us and we got pumpkins, rode a hay ride, and took lots of pictures. It was a wonderful birthday. My family surprised me that night with one of the best presents ever, but I'll wait to tell that story....

why saying goodbye was so hard