Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Merry Christmas

This year has been a challenge. Moving to Indiana, away from the homeland (Utah) has been rough for me. However, as a family we have so many things to be thankful for. Spencer works a lot, but we live comfortably, and enjoy the time we do spend together as a family. We have so many good friends, spread across the nation, and we are continually making more here in Indiana. We are all healthy, for which we are thankful. Arie keeps us on our toes, but also provides us with immeasurable joy! She is full of personality. The other day she told me I was driving too fast, and that I needed to turn the music down. A back seat driver at age 2, what will I do with her as a teenager! A few days ago we were in a hurry to get to the grocery store so we just went in our pajamas. Arie was sitting in the cart (a rare occassion), and about half way through the store she looked down at her legs and exclaimed, "Oh no, I'm in my jammie, jammies are for sleeping in!" It took me a minute to convince her that it was ok to be in the store in our jammies, at least just this once! She is truly a sweetheart. Spencer and I were getting ready to go to his firm holiday party, Spencer was in a tux and I had just put on my dress and finished getting ready when Arie came wandering into the room. She stopped for a second and looked at me and then she said, " Mommy you look so pretty, just like Cinderella." Talk about melt your heart! It is those moments that make it all worth while. I hope all is well, and have a Merry Christmas. Love, Spencer, Jeni, Arie and soon to be baby girl Viernes.
You know it can't be good when the weather man describes the temperature as FRIGID!
Welcome to Indiana!
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More fun in the Snow

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Where are my legs?!
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Daddy I'll help you shovel the snow.
Arie, stop throwing the snow where I have already shoveled!
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Arie loves to play in the snow, and she insisted that her baby come too. However, baby would need a jacket and a hat. Arie was very distraught that all the snow hats were to big on the baby because the baby wouldn't be able to see. Don't worry, mommy saved the day with a sock on the baby's head to keep her warm! Arie was so proud of her little snowman, and so sad when it "broke down" the next day. It must have melted in the sun, small, small, small!

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Mom, it snowed, let's go play in it!! What, I have to eat breakfast first?!
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Thanksgiving with the Viernes Family 2007
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Sunday, November 18, 2007

"Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate"

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Arie loves to sing. Grammy sent her a tape of halloween songs, which she listened to over and over and over! This is one of the songs she learned. It is called "I'm a Mean Old Witch in a Hat."

Monday, October 22, 2007

Hi Aunt Katie, thanks for the stylish jacket! It will look so cute with a cream sweater and brown pants. Am I not the cutest two year old girl you know!!

Mommy and Arie in our Halloween socks.

Thanks for the Halloween attire Grandma. I love it! I'm getting pretty good at singing the Halloween songs too!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Our Little Coach Arie!