Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish all our family and friends a Merry Christmas. We feel so blessed to have each and every one of you in our lives. We hope that this new year brings many blessing to you and your family.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Expecting #3

We are excited and feel so blessed to announce that "Baby Fairbanks" #3 is on his way!!! He should arrive the last week in May by C-section. It has been so fun to see Jackson's and Ashlynn's reactions to this new blessing in our lives. Throughout the year we prayed with our kids for another little spirit to come to our family. It has been a learning experience for the them to see that their prayers can be answered even if it takes a long time.

Just a few funny things since I have been pregnant...
1. Daddy was on a phone call at work when he got a text with a picture of the pregnancy test...he went speechless and the person on the other line thought he hung up.
2. Jer came home from work and told the kids we had a surprise for them. He told them and they were so excited, but they were still waiting for their surprise. That's kids for you.
3. The morning after the kids found out, they were laying in bed with me and Jackson leaned over and asked me to open my I did and the next thing I know he was yelling in my mouth "good morning baby". LOL
4. They have been amazed by my growing stomach and "belly button". LOL! One day Jackson told me I was getting fat. Gotta love it!
5. They always kiss my tummy and talk to the baby.

Just a side note: As you can see I finally updated our blog after three months and that is due to being pregnant. I was fine the first 2 weeks. Then I started feeling sick at 6 weeks which happened to be the weekend we moved into our new house. I was not as sick as I was with Ashlynn, but very tired. I have never felt so tired in my life. I am now almost 17 weeks and have finally gotten over that hurdle.
Thanks to such a wonderful husband and understanding kids I was able to get through these past couple of months!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Finally Updated Blog

We finally got our blog updated back to September. Sorry for the delay!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Ashlynn's Class Christmas Party!

Today was Ashlynn's class Christmas party. She was so excited for the party that I could not help but send her to school with a fresh cold. I planned to help out so I needed to be there. The kids had so much fun decorating presents and cookies, and making candy cane reindeer. Each child received a stocking filled with goodies and a present from their teaher.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Gorgeous Morning!

This morning was absolutely gorgeous. We could not resist stopping to take a couple pictures. It was cooooooold!!!

Early Christmas!

Today we celebrated early Christmas with all the family just in case we get snowed in like last year. The kids had so much fun playing and sledding with their cousins. Grandma and Pa gave all the kids an early present which was their pajamas. It was a fun day with the whole family.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jackson's 2nd Grade Program

Today was Jackson's 2nd Grade Program. The theme was a Cowboy Christmas. They sang for about 45 minutes. It was an amazing program. They did such a great job.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cross-Country Skiing

Jackson started Cross-Country skiing twice a week. He really liked it until he realized that his friends go sledding after school and thinks that is better than skiing. He lasted two weeks. Oh well we will try next year.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ashlynn's Ginger Bread House

Today Ashlynn got to make her very own Ginger Bread House at school. She was so excited to bring it home. And of course it only lasted til the next day before they ate the whole thing.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ward Christmas Party!

Tonight was our ward Christmas Party. They had a delicious soup dinner with bread bowls and dozens of soups to choose from. They had a cookie contest, which I won 2nd place. Thanks to my husband for volunteering me to bake cookies! The kids got to make an ornament and Santa came to visit. They were so excited.

Jackson was so excited to give Santa his list. His list just kept getting longer and longer .
Ashlynn was so proud of the list she made with some help from Mommy and Daddy.
Every ward party that we have been to there is always a contest and trophies for the winners. The kids were so excited that I won...that they won. They both said they helped me...LOL. They trade off keeping the trophy in their rooms for the day. Too funny!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Decorating Our Christmas Tree

Tonight the kids and I decorated the Christmas tree while Daddy tried to be Clark Griswald and put the Christmas lights on the the dark. He only slid once while on his stomach on the roof. Jackson came running in to get me...scary! The kids had fun decorating the tree and of course making funny faces for the camera which has become a must every time we take pictures. Gotta love Jackson's

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Costume Contest Winners!!!

We got a phone call today telling us that Jackson and Ashlynn were both winners in a Halloween Costume contest that they were in on Halloween. Jackson won 1st place and received a 20 inch bike and Ashlynn won 2nd place and received a $20 gift card. They were so excited to have won. It worked out perfect because Jackson had outgrown his bike.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ward Trunk-or-Treat

Today we had a full day! Daddy had to work during the day so I took the kids to a Halloween Carnival. Afterwards, I took Ashlynn to get her face painted and entered both of them in a costume contest. Daddy got home from work and we went to our Ward Trunk-or-Treat. We then went Trick-or-Treating around our neighborhood with our next door neighbors. The kids had a fun filled day and got tons of candy.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Ashlynn's Class Halloween Party!

Ashlynn had a class Halloween party today at school. It was nice they had a party since school district does not allow the kids to dress up. The room mom had so many fun things for the kids. They decorated ghosts, got their faces painted, played many games, and decorated cookies. Ashlynn had a lot of fun and I enjoyed seeing her interact with her class.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Family Halloween Party!

Once a month we all get together to have a Family Night and celebrated birthdays. Being the month of October we had a Halloween party. The kids had fun playing games and decorating cookies. It was a fun night with the fam.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jazz Scrimmage Game!

Tonight we went down to Salt Lake to see the Jazz Scrimmage game. It was a fun evening together as a family.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Moved In!!!

It is official, we finally got moved into our new house. We got word that we could sign docs while we were in Cali so we returned a day early. We met up with Jeremy's parents in Saint George to load all our furniture. We got there and they had loaded almost all of our furniture by themselves. Thanks for all their hard work and for Jake letting us use his trailer one last time. Thanks to the rest of the family for helping with all the storage. We also want to thank our new ward for their help and welcoming us to the ward. We are so excited to be moved in and hope that this will be our last move for a long time.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Palm Desert, California

We got to spend two days in Palm Desert. We went swimming and just relaxed after our day at Disneyland. The kids had fun swimming and taking baths in the Jacuzzi tub in our Villa.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Disneyland & California Adventure

Today we went to Disneyland and California Adventure. Our trip to Cali worked out perfect because our passes expired today. The kids enjoyed seeing everything decorated for Halloween. Last year we got to see it decorated for Halloween and Christmas. We had tons of fun. Jackson went on the roller coaster for the first time and loved it. Our last ride for the day was Splash Mountain...and did we get soaked

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Visiting Grandma & Grandpa in Cali

We went to visit Grandma and Grandpa in California. These pictures were taken today in between Conference sessions. They went to the park with Grandma and Grandpa while Mommy and Daddy took a nap. We had an enjoyable weekend relaxing in front of the TV Conference weekend and spending time with Grandma and Grandpa.