Friday, December 26, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We made it back home! Although it was no fun to leave my family on Christmas Day, it's always nice to be back home. Kate had a hard time sleeping at my parent's, but last night, being in her own room, she slept until 8 am! FANTASTIC, seeing how she would wake up at about 2 while in Vegas.

On Christmas Eve, at the family party, Dustin had to lead the closing song, Silent Night. When it was over, he was showing me how he was conducting and I cringed! Ok, so I might be a little crazy about this, but you have to realize that I took a conducting class at BYU, and my teacher was EXTREMELY PICKY!! So Dustin was waving his arm trying to look like he knows what he's doing and I can't help but laugh. Well, the worst part is that SO many people came up to him and told him how great he did! I couldn't believe that they were telling him how professional he looked. "Wow, you really know what you're doing up there!" Each time he'd look at me and give me a big smile. We had a good laugh about it on the way home. I need to clarify that I wasn't really upset, just so CONFUSED! Dustin sure makes me laugh everyday!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Dustin, Kate, and I are here in Las Vegas and having an AWESOME time! It's so great to be with my family, but it feels like it's going by WAY too fast. We got here late Friday night and have been busy with family dinners, games, the water show at the Bellagio, and making gingerbread houses. Yesterday (Monday), Ashley (my sister-in-law), took pictures of our little family and they are BEAUTIFUL!! Once we get the CD, I'll be sure to upload some of our favorites. We went to the Las Vegas temple and found a perfect spot with a cute path and green grass complete with yellow leaves. SO HAPPY! Seriously, I usually don't feel too happy after getting my picture taken, but it was just perfect yesterday and can't wait to get some prints. Kate is having a BLAST with all of the toys at my mom's and playing with her cousin Jaxon. Tomorrow night is the Christmas Eve party with the Rogers Fam and I'm looking forward to seeing all my family. Tricia and I are in charge of the closing song (piano and violin) so crossing my fingers hoping it goes well!

I love Christmas time and am so happy to be with family!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Amy?

Yeah, I know...I'm a total slacker! Amy pretty much told me this morning that she was sick of checking my blog and finding the same ol' junk on it. So Amy, Merry Christmas! I'm updating my blog for you.

Ha Ha! I totally love this picture. He cracks me up when he makes this face.

The other night Dustin was eating cornbread and he wanted me to take some pictures of him. I mean, who doesn't want pictures while eating cornbread? He's such a goof! And yes, that is spray butter in the background. We love it!

Kate has now had a bottom tooth for about 3 weeks. How cool is that?! She doesn't like to open her mouth so we can see her tooth, so I wondered how I would get a good picture of it. Well, check out this little gem!
She's so stinkin' cute! Ok, so the picture is a tad scary, but at least you can see her tooth. And believe it or not, this is pretty much how she smiles all the time now. Except she scrunches up her nose more. Random people love it when she gives them her "cheezer". And on Wednesday she started waving at people. She used to just stick up her arm, but she's actually getting a little movement now!
This is from a while ago, but I had to show it off! Our homemade chicken pot pie (deep dish I might add), complete with an "H" for Harding!

All in all, we're doing so well! Dustin is almost done with finals and has straight A's so far! He's such a great student. Our ward is awesome!!! Yesterday Kate and I went to a tea party to hang out with other moms and their babies. The girls are so friendly and fun. And on Tuesday I was able to play my violin for the RS Christmas dinner. I played a duet with a girl on her flute. I love the violin and am going to be teaching soon! Yea!
Love you all!!!!