The Jensen Family

The Jensen Family

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008

This Christmas we were able to spend time with both sides of our family, the Jensens and the Heilners.

Nathan with Uncle Brad
The boys with Paka
Poppie & Mimi
Ashley with Nathan opening presents on Christmas Eve
The boys Christmas morning on the top of the stairs.
Santa brought Nathan his very own Wizard costume
Ashley bought Dave and brander, to brand his name into the furniture he builds.
Lizzie loved the wrapping paper best and could care less about the little shoes she got.
Stephan with Siena.

Daniel excited to open presents at Mimi's
Nathan having fun with some old newspapers
The Jensen grandchildren & great-grandchildren
Building a snowman at Grandma Jensen's house.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Snow & Christmas Lights

Nathan was a wiseman in his Joy School Nativity play

We finally have gotten some snow. We've had several big snow storms over the last 3 days and the boys are having a blast playing in it. Ashley just wishes it didn't take so long to get their snow gear on!
Ashley thought that she might as well put the boys to work outside. She bought kid snow shovels for them this year and they have had a great time shoveling our front walkway for us!
Beautiful snowstorm.
Last night we went to Temple Square in Salt Lake City to see all of the colorful Christmas lights. It was the first time we had taken the boys and they were really excited. Uncle Dane came along and it was really fun to spend some time with him while he is home visiting from Boston.
A nativity display floating in water.
Elizabeth warmed up to Uncle Dane on this outing. She was a little uncertain of him at first, but at the end of the night they were great friends.
Family photo
Salt Lake City Temple
Uncle Dane with the boys. Daniel was VERY proud to carry the pass along card the missionaries gave him.
Beautiful lights.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ward Christmas Parties

This cute picture was taken in the morning.
Daniel and Nathan were little sheep in the Sherwood Hills Ward Christmas play on Dec. 6th.
On Dec. 13th our Foothill Ward has its annual Christmas breakfast. Ashley's brother's family came along and here is a picture of her nephews Barrett and Austin.
Daniel and Nathan with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Nathan wanted a "wizard" and Daniel wanted Santa to surprise him. He's desperately hoping that Santa will bring him his own tv and dvd player to put in his room. But Ashley and Dave have been telling him that Santa's elves don't make tvs, so he'll probably bring him something else really special.
The Primary children singing. Nathan LOVES to sing and had the time of his life up there shaking his bell.
Our ward's Christmas party is very kid oriented. They had about 6 arts & crafts tables set up for kids to do projects. Here Daniel was making a jingle bell necklace.

Daniel's 5th Birthday Party

On December 12th Daniel turned 5! This year we decided to do a friends birthday party at Kangaroo Zoo (a huge warehouse with bouncy houses).

Ashley brought donuts to Daniel's morning preschool for his birthday. Here his class is singing Happy Birthday to him.
Daniel at Kangaroo Zoo. It's an awesome place with about 20 huge bouncy houses. The kids just run around and go crazy!
Nathan and Daniel's friend Jason
Elizabeth 7 months
Daniel with his best friend Jonny.
After an hour of jumping the kids were worn out!
Ashley's brother Stephan came with his boys.
After jumping, we took the kids home to our house for pizza, cake and opening presents.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

On Thanksgiving Morning we woke up and made a gingerbread house while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

We made quite the beautiful gingerbread house
Nathan was more interested in eating the gingerbread house than putting it together.
We were lucky enough to have two Thanksgiving dinners this year. We started off at Ashley's parents house and then finished at Dave's sister Linda's house that evening.
Ashley's Mom
Ashley's brother Stephan
Carina, Stephan's wife
Daniel having fun at Mimi's
Stephan holding his new 3 week old baby Siena
Barrett admiring his new baby sister
Dave's sister Linda with Elizabeth
Uncle Brad with the neices and nephews
Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner
On Black Friday Ashley took the boys to the University Mall in Orem to see Santa arrive from a helicopter in the sky.
There was a lot of waiting around for Santa to arrive, but it was very exciting for the boys.