Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Festivities

Here is a list of the fun things we did this December...with very few pictures.  I hate to make excuses, but...I am pregnant! And since I'm not feeling well we didn't do as many exciting service projects as in the past.  But the great thing about service, it can be done any time, anywhere, not just Christmas.
Take dinner to someone in need.
Go Elf yourself.
Tell a kid at school you think they're really cool.
Write letters to Santa.
Go to Bethlehem. (It was a live enactment at a local Baptist church.  They did an amazing job!)
Go to Lucy's piano recital.
Make Christmas goodies and frost gingerbread cookies.
Go to our ward Christmas party.
Deliver cookies to teachers and neighbors.
Make a siblings bed.
Host Danner, Kelsi, Darin, Jamie, and kids for a Christmas feast.
Read the nativity.
Go see Christmas lights.
Have the missionaries over for dinner.
Deliver gifts to our friends.
Go see Santa and do a scavenger hunt at our local grocery store.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Huler's ~ Elf yourself

Make Your Mark 2014 Winning Artist ~ LUCY!!!

This was super exciting!  I'm still in shock.  Lucy got a flyer from school about a contest from the Utah Educational Savings Plan.  She had to draw a bookmark which she did, and then we didn't think anything about it after we sent it.  I told her it was a long shot since it was statewide and lots of kids would enter.  I didn't even take a photo or make a copy; I know I'm a genius.  

Well, I got a phone call from the UESP and I thought, they must be doing a survey, but she proceeded to tell me Lucy was one of two winners in her age group, 4th-6th grade!  She won $1,000 towards her college savings!  I couldn't wait to tell her in one hour when she got out of school.  I ran up to her and we screamed and jumped up and down like giddy school girls.  They had a luncheon to award all eight winners on the 18th floor of the Zions Building in downtown Salt Lake.  We had to sign a talent waiver because they will use her bookmark in their marketing materials for the coming year.  She got an additional $50 from Zions bank, tickets to a Salt Lake Bees baseball game, and a goody bag full of stuff!  Her favorite teacher, Mrs.Hoff, and Dr.Clelland, the principal, came too.  They said 2,500 kids entered the contest and there were eight total winners selected.  So proud of you Lucy!

Dustin the Hunter

Dustin's taken up a new hobby, bird hunting.  He's probably shot 25 ducks and here are a few pictures of the swan he shot.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Chubby Cheeks & Beautiful Music

Isn't Russ adorable?
Jarin and Lucy participated our ward primary program and did a great job!  A couple of the songs we sang were just so beautiful that I made a recording, but it doesn't do justice to the kids singing them in person.  These are for you, Mom and for my fleeting memory bank.

Halloween 2014

Spiderman Jarin.
 Peacock Russ.
 Mad hatter Lucy.
 I had a good night getting them to all smile at the same time...Success.
 Favorite photo!!!
 Love this photo too!
 Our very own gang.
 Russ and Grandma Huler...His little tail feathers were shaking as he trotted along.
 Their goodies after three hours of trick or treating.
Perfect weather.  It was fun to have Grandma and Grandpa Huler visit on Halloween.  This was the first year Jarin lasted as long as Lucy.  And Russ walked quite a ways too!

The Farm in the Fall