Saturday, December 26, 2009

Reason for the Season

Merry Christmas to all. Thanks to everyone who made it a wonderful season. Thanks to all those that helped us remember the reason for the season. Dad even got to carry on the tradition of painting faces on the manger scene participants.

What a nativity scene!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Oh Blessed Day!

Since the day she was born I've dreamed of this day. There have been times when I wanted to give up for fear that this day would never come...but alas it has arrived. Trisytn, the dear child, came to me last night and volunteered to wrap the presents that I bought for Tracey. Oh what a blessed day. 'Tis a Christmas miracle. My burdens have been lifted.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas memories

I was thinking back on some of my favorite Christmas memories and remembered this as one of them. Every year we would play out the nativity scene as a family. Dad loved taking mascara and drawing mustaches on our faces.
This year Dad got a little more creative with the mascara. (you didn't know Joseph wore glasses?)
Thanks Mom and Dad for always making Christmas a special time of year for us!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

California Thanksgiving

Over Thanksgiving all of Tracey's family on her Mom's side headed down to California to spend the holiday together. We had a great time and was able to do a lot of fun things. Here's a few pictures from all the fun we had.
Going for a bike ride.

Tracey and the kids were able to spend a little time down at the beach.

The kids had a great time swimming in Aunt Fawna's pool.

Aunt Fawna rented a blowup jungle gym for Thanksgiving for all the kids. They had a blast playing in that all day.

We had a blast at Sea World!

High five Jessey!

Ty loves Buzz.

Waiting in one of the many lines. Overall they weren't all that bad however.

Ty was blushing the whole time.

I don't know about the "happiest place on earth" but it sure was a lot of fun.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Rivalry fun

How 'bout them Cougars! Sorry all you Ute fans!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday fun

We've had a lot of fun getting ready for the Holidays at our house. Here's a few of the fun things we've been able to do. Hope all of you have a great Holiday season!

We got to go to the beach with Uncle Larry and work on our tans.

We spent extra time getting that turkey just right. There was only one accident that ended in a belly button burn.

Finally we decided to go get our family picture taken so we could send out our Christmas cards.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 16, 2009

special...or something

It's a long standing rule in the Ferguson household that the guest bathroom is just that..for guests only. The kids have been told time and again not to use that bathroom because it's for "special" people. Well the other day I was in the kitchen and had a mother nature emergency and the closest bathroom was the guest bathroom. As I was in there I heard the pitter-patter of little feet coming down the hall when who should appear but Ty. He looked at me with an angry look and then asked in a very stern voice, "What are you doing? What, do you think you're special or something?" It took me a while to stop laughing. It's pretty bad when a man can't feel comfortable in a bathroom in his own home.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas wish list

With Thanksgiving getting closer it's time to turn our thoughts to Christmas wishes. Brandon Mason showed me this unique gift the other day and I just wanted to put this out there for anyone that was struggling with an idea. Why not go with the Obama chia pet. No joke here, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year long. The best thing about the Obama chia is that you never have to water it. It simply takes the water from all the other plants in the house. So for that hard to buy for person that you just have a hard time figuring out what to give, get the obama's sure to make the best gift of the season.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New arrivals

Recently we got ourselves a couple of new kittens. With the passing of Po and Whiskers so soon we thought we'd try one more time. So meet Oreo and Tiger. They're not exactly what one would call tame right now, but they're getting better. The kids love them (when they can catch them) so I guess that's all that matters. We still miss Po and Whiskers, but are excited to have Oreo and Tiger with our family now.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween '09

We had a fun Halloween this year, here's a few pictures from the weekend.

The kids with Traceys grandparents.
Trick-or-treat at the Hancocks

Ty's preschool party.
Ty with his "girlfriend" Montana
Ty and teacher Andrea
Ty and his buddy Stetson at the pumkinaze
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Ralphie or Ty? You be the judge.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Annual Ferg Halloween party

Mom and Dad had their annual Halloween dinner for us the other night. It was a lot of fun as usual. You have to choose from a menu of fifteen items and break them into three courses of five. Problem is you don't know what you're really getting so you often end up with dessert first or your main course with no utensils. Here's a few pictures from the night.
Eating the menu which consisted of "diaper dump", "slithering creatures", "bloody eyeball", "rotted compost", just to name a few.

Here's everybody in their costumes. Tristyn and Ty are on the far left. Ty is Spiderman and Tristyn is Frankensteins bride.

Tracey and I in our everyday costumes. Thanks Mom and Dad you go to a lot of work to make it fun for all of us.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Just shoes?

Recently Tristyn grew out of her old tap shoes so we had to go and buy some new ones. We decided to put her old ones up for sale. Seems like a simple thing, selling an old pair of shoes. I got to thinking what was really in those shoes. I saw in those shoes the hours upon hours of practice, the sweat and tears that those practices brought. I saw the dedication of her mother in taking her to all of those lessons and competitions. I saw the joy in accomplishing a goal, the dissapointment in falling a little short. I saw much more than just an old pair of shoes, I saw my little girl getting just a little bit older, a little bit further from being a little girl and a little closer to being a young woman. Maybe I'm in a sentimental mood, but I saw a lot more than just an old pair of shoes.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Corn maze

I was able to go with Ty on his pre-school fieldtrip over to the fish farm in North Ogden where they had a little corn maze for the kids to go through. After the maze (which was more like a trail through a cornfield than a maze) we were able to have a little picnic lunch. All in all it was a lot of fun to hang out. It's always fun to watch the kids interact with each other, lots of laughs.
Ty discovered some indian corn

playing a little tether-ball after lunch

A little bridge going over the fish pond.

It's always fun to get to spend a little time with the kids. I'm glad we got to hang out for the day.