Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ethel M. Chocolate and Cactus Garden Wonderland

One night we went to the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory to see their brilliant Christmas lights in their cactus garden. There are about half a million lights covering their cactus garden. It is truly beautiful and wonderful to see. The kids really enjoyed seeing all the pretty lights and different decorations all around the gardens. Before we left, we did the quick Chocolate factory tour and got our free sample of chocolate on the way out. We were quite the crowd with all the Abbott cousins. Afterwards, we went to Grandma Abbotts house for Hot Chocolate and Texas sheet cake. It was also Aunt Cindy's birthday. She passed away almost 2 years ago, but we still celebrate her birthday because she always looked forward to her birthday and loved celebrating it.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

9 Year Wedding Anniversary.

Lucas and I were 9 years married on December 5. We were able to go out to dinner at a lovely Mexican Restaurant. Then we did some Christmas shopping and went to see the latest James Bond movie; "Skyfall." It was a memorable day. I can't believe it has been 9 years since Lucas and I walked out the doors of the Las Vegas Temple as man and wife. We do have some things to show for it; 9 years, 4 kids, 5 moves, shift changes at Lucas' job, lots of trips and lots of ups and downs. I couldn't ask for a better partner in life. Lucas is such a cheerful person. He is rarely moody or down. He is constantly making jokes and making me laugh. He is an amazing father to our kids, he plays with them, teaches them, loves them, makes them laugh. He is a hard worker and never complains about going to work, even when he doesn't get a lot of sleep. He is my rock and I don't know what I would do without him. I'm so excited to spend the rest of my life and eternity with this man. I love you Lucas!!