Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I have to admit...I love New Year's! I love the feeling of a fresh start on whatever needs to be started over. Mine usually includes losing weight, saving more money, getting going on our year's supply and not being a naggy wife (I don't think I'm that bad!) Anyway, we have some different and exciting news. After lots of thought and prayer Nick and I decided that it would be a great thing for our family if he went back to school! He only has one semester left at EA and then we gotta make some more big decisions--we thought it would be nice to go into something that didn't depend on the economy...we'll see! Happy new year! A quote I love that goes along with new years planning is..."if you fail to plan, you plan to fail."

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Christmas at the DeRusha's

Dane has talked about a 4-wheeler for months--Santa was nice to Dane this year!

He kept saying, "is that por me?" "did Santa bring it to my house dist por me?"

Paige was so happy, she was trying to figure out what was happening!

Earlier in the day Christmas Eve, Auntie Brianna was here from Hawaii and came to love on Paige! Bri got to be here for 10 days--it was wonderful to have her here! She's a doll!

Nick was putting toys together christmas eve and Paige was his helper--she likes being Santa's helper! She could ride and not have Dane trying to push her off!

Christmas Eve 2008!

This was a funny sight! Marshall is being so reverent!
My sweet baby Mary! I didn't know Jesus had a pacifier!

Everyone getting restless! except for Paige-she really likes looking at Hollen. She tries to eat him sometimes!

We had a great christmas season! The entire month was a crazy one, but lots and lots of fun things were happening! I needed a few more days though--like I always do. All of my brothers and Allison were here and we had a Christmas eve party at mom and dad's house! We started off on a tractor/trailor ride (the kids love it), up to G&G McBrides and the Hughes to deliver presents. Oh wait, back up, earlier in the day I started delivering christmas goodies and I went to the Powers family in our ward, well, Mike (the dad) made the coolest playhouse thing for his girls and he and Clarice talked me into riding the zipline back down. It was seriously super cool! I felt like a little kid! So back to the party...after the tractor ride we ate some yummy food and then tried to get our kids ready for the nativity story--their not too excited about that! Marshall and Paige were Mary and Joseph, Adysen and Bentlee were the angels, Hollen was baby Jesus and Dane and Camron were the wise men. We only had two cause Cooper fell asleep on the tractor ride! The nativity story lasted a whole 3 minutes (just long enough for us to take some pics) and then we played a few games, one of which was a white elephant! It was a fun night!