Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas in Phoenix

So I thought I would share some Christmas pictures since everyone else I know already has!! Here is Carter checking out his new tool bench that Santa brought him. It took awhile before we could pull him away from this to actually open some gifts. 

Carter loved the farm animals and ASU outfit from Nana and Grandad.

The car was a big hit!

Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog. If you don't know that song you are really missing out on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse---it's Carter's favorite!

It's hard work opening presents...Carter needed to relax.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

It's Christmas Eve and we are ready for the big day tomorrow. The presents are wrapped and under the tree. We are just finishing putting Carter's tool bench together and then we are going to bed! 
We got to see Santa tonight at Nana and Grandad's house. Carter gave Santa high five but he did not want to be by him by himself. 

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...

Or was it? Scene: Sean and Jessica shoveling loose dirt on the side of their house into their truck today

Jessica: {lets out a scream while jumping up in the truck}
Sean: What is it?
Jessica: A mouse!
Sean: where?
Jessica: It went back into the dirt pile
Sean: it came out of the dirt pile?
Jessica: Yes, get it now!
Sean: {picks up long stick and starts looking for the mouse}
Jessica: Turn your stick around, the other end is sharp!
{mouse runs out}
Jessica: Get it!
Sean:{swings the stick but misses the mouse} I can't kill a mouse--what if it's someone's pet?
Jessica: It's not someone's pet--get rid of it. {hands shovel to Sean}
Sean: {picks up mouse on shovel and flings it over his shoulder over the fence somewhere}
Jessica: {screams and ducks} I was in your direct line-what if the mouse would have slipped off the shovel--it would have landed right on me!
Sean: I got rid of it, didn't I?!?

Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Card Photos

Here are some of the pictures that didn't make it for our card this year...

Monday, December 17, 2007

I was tagged...

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Applying to BYU
2. Getting excited for high school graduation
3. Dating Steve Miller
4. Playing basketball
5. watching 90210

5 Things on my to-do list today:
1. Pack
2. Run
3. Fly to Minnesota
4. Write a report for work
5. Turn in my expenses for work

5 Snacks I enjoy:
1. Chips and Salsa
2. Apples and peanut butter
3. Ice Cream
4. Ice Cream
5. Ice Cream

5 Things I would do if I were a Billionaire:
1. Buy 2 new vehicles
2. Buy an awesome house
3. Travel
4. Pay for my kids' college
5. build a dream scrapbooking room

3 of my bad habits:
1. Eating ice cream
2. letting my toe nails grow too long---I'm just lazy!
3. shaking my foot whenever I sit down---now Sean does it too!

5 places I have lived:
1. Phoenix, AZ
2. Provo, UT
3. Glendale, AZ
4. Avondale, AZ
5. ??????

5 Jobs I’ve had:
1. Youth Summer Rec. Leader
2. Student Advocate at an Elementary School
3. Ross Dress For Less
4. High School Teacher
5. Education Consultant

5 Things people probably don’t know about me:
1. I hate shaving my legs.. (BUT I do it)
2. I hate blow drying my hair
3. I do not like onions
4. I am not ticklish
5. I hate loose hair (I want to gag thinking about it)

I tag....anyone who wants to do it!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Big Helper

Yesterday morning I was cleaning out the fridge, with Carter's help. I turned my back to wash out some dishes I had taken out of the fridge. Here's what happened when I turned my back...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Time

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping Paper!
2. Real tree or Artificial? Real all the way---even with the hassle. It fell over last year after it was decorated and it started falling over on me this year when I was home alone decorating it. I had to push the chair against it to hold it up--run to the garage and get a hook and string to anchor it to the wall!
3. When do you put up the tree? The Saturday after Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? The day after Christmas, unless we have a New Year's Eve party at our house then I do it New Year's Day
5. Do you like egg nog? Love it!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? This is a tie: A. My first stereo--it had a record player on it! B. My dollhouse
7. Do you have a nativity scene? I have 3
8. Hardest person to buy for? My brother Keith--I have him for Christmas this year.
9. Easiest person to buy for? Carter---anything Mickey Mouse!
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail---I love sending them but I really love getting them--send them out already people!
11. Favorite Christmas Movie? Charlie Brown Christmas
12. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Mid-November
13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes....we'll leave it at that. (we were living on a teacher's salary--give us a break!)
14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Klippel family brunch Christmas Day--omlettes, fruit pizza, cinnamon rolls, and orange julius' YUM!
15. Clear lights or colored on the tree? White---so pretty
16. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star
17. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? 2 presents on Christmas Eve--1 is our new jammies and 1 is the siblings and cousins gift exhange with my family
18. Favorite ornament theme or color? Red and Silver.

What are your favorites this time of year?

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Forsberg Grandkids

There are 12 grandkids now, thanks to the two newest additions: Mason (Russ and Katie's) and Conner (Keith and Stephanie's). It's so fun to be so close (even though my family would argue that we are not close--we are 20 minutes away!) so Carter can play with all of his cousins. He sure loves the new babies!

Monday, December 3, 2007


We went to Colorado Springs this weekend to visit our friends the Martuscello's. We had so much fun we were sad to leave. We were however, excited to get back to warm Phoenix. It was so cold there! We took Carter to the aquarium there and he loved it. He also loved their dog Diesel. He loved playing with him. Next time we go it will have to be during the summer! It was too cold for us Phoenix wimps!