Super Sledding!!

The day after Christmas we went sledding with Jen's sisters family: Deb, Brandon, Cam & Kayla

Jesse & Ethan

Ethan, Cam, Kayla & Jacob
Rock Canyon Park near the Provo Temple. It is like this giant bowl that you can sled inside the bowl and on the outside.


Christmas at Home

We had a nice & relaxing Christmas at home with just our little family.
The top gift was for sure the Wii!!

Jen made Christmas breakfast:
Panettone French Toast with blueberry syrup & powdered sugar, fluffy eggs, sausage and orange juice.She made Christmas dinner too ... sorry, no pictures of that.

6 Foot Snowman!

Jesse made his first snowman.
He made it 6 feet tall and it took him 2 hours.
Jess even put real coal on for the eyes! He was so fat that the scarf wouldn't even fit all the way around his neck.

Jacob helped out a bit with a couple piles of snow.
Ethan wanted to build his own, but gave up and went for just doing snow angels.
Then they gave up after an hour and came in for hot chocolate.

The results ....
Good job Jess!


Santa's Reindeer not forgotten!

The boys sprinkled a mixture of glitter & oats for Santa's reindeer on the snow on Christmas Eve. The glitter is so it will sparkle in the moonlight for the reindeer to see in the night to find our house and the oats (oatmeal) is a snack for them while Santa puts the presents under the tree.


Cropper Christmas

We went to Grandma Nez's for our Cropper Christmas party.
It was fun and LOTS of yummy food!!

Grandma Nez & Jacob

Here is the food I made for it:
Pumkin Crumble (thanks for the great recipe Katie!)
Scalloped Potato's
Cranberry, White Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Cookies
Auntie Deb, Mia, Jacob, Ethan


Bowling 1st timers ....

Jesse took the boys bowling for their first time while I had to stay home and study for school. Sad ... I missed their first time bowling! They loved it though!!

Their cousins (Cam & Kayla) met them there too.

Here are their final scores.
(top: Ethan, middle: Jacob, bottom: Jesse)


Happy Holidays 2008!!

Here are our Christmas Decorations this year.

Wreaths like this that were pre-made at Michaels craft store were available for around $30/each. TOO much for me!
I made TWO of these wreaths for $12.00 total ... yes,
that is $6.00/each!
I (Jen) put the lights & ribbon on myself. Then I let Ethan & Jacob put the decorations on all by themselves where ever they wanted. After they went to bed I only moved a few towards the top that they had clumped at the bottom.


Cropper Cousins - updated group

This cousin picture includes the newest addition ... Cole.

Later next year there will be 3 more cousins to add to the clan.
Congratulations Bev, Becky & Chaleen (Graig Jr.'s wife)!

Cousin Cole's Blessing

Today was Cole's baby blessing by his father. Isn't he a cutie?!!

Keller Family
Adam ~ Sarah ~ Cole

Our sister (Debra) made this cake. She is so talented with cakes!

Cropper Family