Thursday, January 28, 2010

How Cute is This?

Last time Gammy was in town....

We are so blessed to have such wonderful grandparents.

Monday, January 18, 2010


A few funnies from Micah...
"Mom, you have two choices. We can go to the movie theater, or we can buy toys at Walmart."
Micah's explanation of what it means to be resurrected: "You go to heaven and live with Jesus. Jesus makes you happy. You come back down. Then, Jesus will give us a bunch of money and we can go to Disneyland!"
One day, Micah was going on and on about sharks. He was telling me all about the beach and what sharks eat and how we have to be careful around sharks. I hadn't taught him anything about sharks, so I said, "Wow, Micah! Where did you hear all that?"
His reply, "I didn't hear it anywhere. I just made it up in my own brain."
Micah talking to Abby: "Abby, you can't go to school because you're not big. When you're four, you will be big and you can go to school, ride the bus, and fly."
We laugh a lot around here. :)
P.S. Anyone know why I can't get the spacing on my posts right? When I type out my posts, they are spaced so you can tell where one funny ends and where the next one begins, but when I hit the publish post button, they all run together. UGHHH!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Called to Serve

On Wednesday, Uncle Ian went into the MTC. He is going to the Rapid City, South Dakota mission. We are so proud of Ian for making the decision to serve the Lord. We will certainly miss him for the next two years, but we look forward to the blessings of having a missionary in the family.

Micah was a bit confused about Ian being gone for so long. He understood that we would not be able to see Ian for quite awhile, but was having a hard time understanding what being gone on a mission meant. After many failed attempts at trying to explain just exactly what being gone on a mission means, I finally told him that he would get to see Uncle Ian again when he is six years old. His response, "Oh, okay." Why didn't I think of that in the first place?

Ian is a great uncle and a great example.

Ian and his mom. Ian is the baby of the Garner family. It was hard for Jean Ann to let him go.

Just minutes before they left for the MTC.

The last picture with Uncle Ian before he went into the MTC. His brothers and mother were so proud of him.
See you in two years, Ian.
Until then, we will be thinking of you, praying for you, and anxiously awaiting your emails. We can't wait to hear how the Lord's work is coming along in South Dakota.
We love you!

Playing in the Snow

The other day was especially stressful, so I decided that we needed to get out of the house and do something fun. The kids had been wanting to go outside, so we bundled up and played in the snow. It was a blast! We played outside for about an hour and a half. Abby was yawning and rubbing her eyes, so I decided it was time to come in and put her down for a nap. That was soooo not the right thing to do! She threw the biggest fit she has ever thrown. She did not want to come in. She fell on the floor, screaming "No mommy!" over and over again. Getting her boots off her was a nightmare. She kicked and screamed like crazy. I finally just let her wander the house in her full snow garb, thinking she would eventually get hot and want out of it on her own. No such luck. She was determined to keep it on until she could go outside again.
Anyway, here are some pics of our fun little snow outing.

All ready to go!
I pulled Abby in the sled first. She loved it!

Micah's turn on the sled. I think this picture speaks volumes as to how much fun he was having.

Micah was obsessed with making snow angels. I think he made at least 10 of them.

A perspective shot. :)

Abby thought it would be fun to dig in the snow with Micah's golf club.

Micah got stuck. He was confused as to how to get himself out.

Abby thought it would be fun to stick her face in the snow. She quickly discovered she did not like it. :)

Can you see the look of disgust on her face?

Abby looked so small sometimes.

I asked Micah if he was making yet another snow angel and he said, "No, I just need a little rest."

We finished our fun in the back yard. The kids had a blast jumping on the snow covered trampoline. Micah laughed hysterically as the snow came loose and fell on the ground when they jumped.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The 2 Sides of Abby

Abby has two very distinctive sides. One is a girly girl who loves to dress up in pretty dresses, put bows in her hair, accessorize with bracelets, necklaces, make-up and shoes (her favorite).
And the other side, looks like this. :)
Sometimes she likes to wear her sunglasses upside down, her Dora pajamas all day, her beloved pink backpack, and just one of Micah's shoes.
The best part about Abby's two sides is that she thinks she looks equally beautiful both ways.
I think so too. :)

Monday, January 11, 2010


This may be my longest post ever. :)
We had a great Christmas. It started off with all of us on the Dunn side, getting together at Cory and Danae's house for dinner and the exchanging of gifts. Here are Colston, Abby, Zoey and Micah after they had opened their Christmas jammies. It's a tradition that kids get new ones every Christmas Eve. Micah and Abby had matching Spongebob MerryPants ones. Zoey had Princess ones and Colston had Pluto ones.
Here is Abby with one of her gifts from Christmas Eve. It was a little microphone that played Disney Princess songs. She was singing into it all night.

Here is Grandpa with his gift from Beau. It's a giant remote control. Grandpa is always complaining that he can't find the remote, so Beau found this one. It actually works too.

Danae had Heath's name and got him this shirt. Heath is a HUGE Boston Celtics fan.

Sorry for the messed up pic. I can't figure out how to straighten it out. Here is Micah opening his present from Beau. It was the dvd "G-Force." Micah had never seen it and wanted to rent it at the Rexbox just that morning.

Grandma and Uncle Beau

Cory and Danae

This is Micah with his gift from Cory, Danae, Zoey and Colston. It's a full on Nerf assault weapon. He and daddy have had tons of fun shooting each other with this thing.

Micah and Zoey

We spent Christmas day in our own house. Micah was so excited to find his very own Hershey's kisses in his stocking.

Helping Abby discover what was in her stocking.

A video game! With every present, Micah would cheerfully exclaim, "This is what I wanted for Christmas!"

The cutest pair of shoes ever. However, they have turned out to be the biggest pieces of junk ever. The detail around the souls have completely fallen off, even after gorilla gluing them back on several times. UGH!!!!

The #1 thing Micah wanted- a Lightning McQueen track.

The Mystery Machine van from Scooby Doo. It came with all the Scooby Doo action figures.

Abby with her very own bag of M & M's (probably her favorite thing all day), and her Cheetah Snugglekins. This is the cutest toy I've ever seen. The Cheetah makes the cutest cooing sounds and the stroller plays the cutest music. Abby loves pushing it around all day.

Putting her Cheetah to bed. Isn't that bed adorable?

A robot that walks and talks. Thanks grandma and grandpa!

Abby and her Snap -n- Style doll. It's really cute and I definitely think we will get her more toys from this set.

Night at the Museum 2. Micah loves this movie. Unfortunately, we left in in Idaho when we went there the day after Christmas, so Micah hasn't been able to watch it much. Gammy is coming tomorrow though, and she said she would be sure to bring it.

Helping Abby unwrap her gift.

Not sure what Abby is unwrapping here.

Daddy helping Abby open her Snow White dvd.

Grandma made this adorable Dora blanket for Abby. When she opened it, she immediately wrapped it around herself and said, "Brrrr..." Abby loves Dora, so grandma and grandpa got her the SleepyTime Dora doll, and made her this blanket, as well as a matching one for her doll. So cute!

The day after Christmas we headed up to Rexburg for Christmas #2. Here is Micah with his very cool Matchbox cars set. Thanks, Gammy!

Abby opening her gift from gammy.

A Cabbage Patch doll. It was one of those that comes wrapped up in a cabbage leaf and you don't know if it's a boy or girl. It came with a surprise package that told you what it was. Surprise- it was a girl! Aline Kathaleen is her name and she was born on October 17, 2009. That is actually the same day cousin Hudson was born.

The main reason for going to Idaho was for Uncle Ian's mission farewell. He is going to Rapid City, South Dakota. Here is Ian at the luncheon after his farewell. He gave a great talk is going to be an awesome missionary. He goes into the MTC on January 13th.
Josh and Marcy arranged it so they could bless Hudson on the same day as Ian's farewell. He is the cutest little baby and so good. I don't think I've ever heard him cry.

Mark Garner, Kim and Spence Geddes. Mark and Kim and Heath's uncle and aunt. They came for Ian's farewell and Hudson's blessing.

John Garner and Rachel Lovejoy. Heath's uncle and aunt on the Garner side. John owns the "Black Tie Tuxedo" shops in Utah county and Salt Lake, so if you ever are in the market for a tuxedo, look them up.

Ruth Johnson, Tom Garner, Gammy. Tom is partner's with John in the Tuxedo business.

Grandpa Garner. He's looking better and better every time we see him.

Gammy and baby Hudson. I wish I had a better picture of him. You'll just have to take my word for how cute he really is. :)

Micah had brought along some of the Matchbox cars that Gammy gave him for Christmas. He quickly discovered they worked best on the bathroom floor of uncle Josh's office. The luncheon after the farewell/blessing was held there. I had seen the outside of the office before, but had never been inside. It is a beautiful building and it is decorated so nice.

Ethan joined in on the bathroom floor fun.

Here is Abby with Marcy's niece, Jane. She is older than Abby, but they latched onto each other and had a blast playing together. Abby absolutely adored her.

All of them playing in the bathroom. Can you see Ethan hiding behind the sink?

Heath and Josh. It's good to see them smiling. It's been a rough year for all of them.

Well, I guess this blog caps off our wonderful holiday season. I'm so glad the year ended with a happy occassion. In fact, it's starting off with a happy occassion too. Everyone is coming down tomorrow because Ian is going into the MTC on Wednesday. We're definitely going to miss him, but we're so proud of him and the decision he had made to serve a mission.