Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas! Blessing Pictures!

Merry Christmas! Love, the Arfmann's

Christmas Miracle!


I received this email from my sister-in-law Natalie this morning about the Provo Tabernacle burning down. As I read the article and looked at the devastating pictures and losses, my heart was sad for that beautiful building and what it stood for (also the million dollars worth of electrical equipment!) that were destroyed. The last picture shown was of these firemen that found this picture of Christ. I think the picture says a million words, itself. So, I will leave you with my testimony that Jesus is the Christ and He lives today! What a miracle to show unto the world this Christmas season that He lives! Merry Christmas! Love, Jules

Monday, December 20, 2010

Winter Dance Recital!

The girls have taken dance this year from a studio called Infinity Dance. Luckily, it is in the same building that our old dance class was in (We miss you Miss Nancy!) and I can see it from my front window! Three different dance classes in a day is a doosie, but, we love it! This first semester the girls learned ballet and modern dance which has been really fun. Maylie and Brie also did a hiphop/tap class which they have absolutely loved. You've got to see their moves! Too cute! Don't worry though Dad, Maylie still has basketball practice tonight, they still want to be sporty too!!

I haven't had a chance to see if the videos are post-worthy. But, I thought I would put up the pictures, they were little beauties up there dancing and we really had a special time. They especially loved it when Grandma Colleen brought them each a red rose! Thanks Grandma! Have a great day! Love, Jules

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Today our little Sophie was blessed by her Dad. It was such a special day to have family and friends around. Sophie looked so adorable in her little blessing dress. I was going to buy her a new one, but, I just loved Ashlie's so much that I decided they should share and I'm glad I did, because it was absolutely perfect for Sophie! It was so cute when Ryan was finished blessing her, he lifted her up and you could hear the whole congregation go, "oh, awe". It made my day! The blessing was beautiful and she was a good little baby all day. We just love her to pieces! She has a real sweet spirit about her and she is so pretty (biased?... yes, but it's true!) Since all of the Arfmann's were together, we snapped a couple of family photo's and I think they turned out pretty cute! Thanks to everyone for coming and spending this special day with us! The only thing that would have made it better, were if Brian and Natalie and their family could have come (they live in Japan, so I guess it's okay that they couldn't make it :) The official blessing pictures weren't quite ready, so check back for the pictures of the dress, it is so cute and fluffy!
Chace, Amy, and Sadie (Chaces girlfriend)

Annie and Sophie
Papa and Sophie
Grandma and Grandpa Call and Sophie
Sophie (2.5 mo.) and cousin Landon (4.5 mo.) We couldn't resist taking lots of pictures of these two cuties!

So, now the next thing on our list is CHriStmAs!!! I just checked my weekly calendar for this upcoming week and surprisingly it is blank as of right now! Not like the crazy previous weeks!!! I'm sure it will fill up with all sorts of fun stuff fast, after all, I do love a blank canvas! (you know, like, the empty drawer that becomes the junk drawer, or the empty shelf that becomes the jewelry, tag, change drop off)

Well, I just hope everyone takes time to enjoy this wonderful time of year. I keep thinking back to when I was a kid and how I loved feeling the spirit of Christmas! I hope that I can do as good of a job as my mom did at bringing that special feeling to our families Christmas activities! We are so grateful for the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. This year, we have seen his hand in our lives many times and in many ways. We feel so blessed to have the gospel and such wonderful family and friends (if you are reading this, consider yourself hugged ;). Merry Christmas! Love, Jules

Friday, December 3, 2010

This is the life!

This little baby just makes my day EVERYDAY! She is such a fun baby! She is now 2 months old and is smiling and cooing, I love it! The girls (and DAD) are absolutely smitten with Sophie, it has been fun to watch them take care of her every need! They even have changed a few diapers!
This picture was taken when Sophie was 6 weeks old. Poor thing, she puts up with all of us dressing her up and fussing over her, 24-7!

I always love the crying pictures... "EnoUGh aLREady!!!" It makes my milk come in just looking at it!!!! :)
This was from Halloween. Oddly enough, it was the nicest Halloween we've had in a long time. However, since then, the weather has not been this nasty this early in the season since 1983! But, who's keeping track anyway!!!! The Hones brought over this awesome trailer for the girls to ride around the neighborhood for trick-or-treating! They had an absolute blast!
This was my attempt at last minute decorating!
Danika and I! I am so excited for Danika, she is having her baby any day now! And, she doesn't know what she is having (she already has 3 girls, who knows!!) However, I already have bought her Nike onesies just in case it is a boy!!!

Sister Love! Sister Power!
Sister Love! Sister Power! We had the funnest girls' weekend in Park City! Amy, me, Lori, and Hollie, and Erlene (photographer). We shopped and did glitter toes and laughed a lot!!!
Ryan and Jayson were sweet husbands and Dads and took the kids to Chuck-E-Cheese, The Dinosaur Museum, and swimming! They were voted Dad's of the year by all of the girls!
Thanksgiving plans got crunched and smashed by the snow storm and closed roads. We were going to go to Island Park and stay in a condo for the week with my parents, but instead, we stayed home. It actually ended up being such a wonderful week! We went iceskating, sledding, 4-wheeling, and had a great time!
So, we were trying to take a nice family picture on the ice, brought the baby out and everything, and this teenager is standing right behind Ryan making a faCE!!!! So immature, but, it was totally funny when we went to look at the pictures. I faded her out as much as I could! I should post the original though, because it is so funny!!! The girls loved iceskating!
We had a delicious feast at my Mom's for Thanksgiving! The Hones and Infangers were in town, so they all came too! Ryan was in heaven having his cousins around! The girls had a blast with their cousins!
Well, that's all for now!!! Like I said for my title, "This is the Life!" Not that it is perfect all of the time, but, we for sure try to think of it that way (it makes the bad days go by faster!) Love you all! Have an awesome weekend! Love, Jules