The Celebration of Christ

The Celebration of Christ

This time of year is my favorite, there is a special spirit that fills the air of joy, love, and laughter. To me these feelings unite us as we grow closer to family and loved ones in the holiday spirit. It’s the one time of year where people of all faiths are united in celebrating Christ. Perhaps that is why I’m overjoyed to share with you one of my very favorite holiday traditions. For the past 5 years we have had the privilege and great joy to attend The Celebration of Christ Concert. I get emotional when I think about people from all different faiths coming together to celebrate Christ through music. Joy just emulates from the performers and love outpour’s into the audience. To me I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this holiday season than reconnecting with friends and family members and enjoying a wonderful musical night. I feel like this day in age we are afraid to voice opinions of belief in any way because we are afraid of what others will think of us. Far too long I have kept my testimony a secret to myself. Well I don’t want to be afraid to say I believe in Christ, I know that He lives, I know that He loves me, and I know that through His atonement He knows me personally. To me Christ will always be Christmas. He is why we celebrate every year. Far too often we get so ‘wrapped’ up in the giving and receiving of gifts, time off, and yummy treats we lose sight of the reason to celebrate the One  who gave us the greatest gift of all, redemption and eternal life. Come and let’s celebrate together at ‘The Celebration of Christ’ performance on November 27th and 28th. I would love to hear your feedback of how you enjoyed it, I can promise you won’t be disappointed. Go ahead and make it your new family tradition. Happy Holidays.   Video Trailer: CELEBRATION OF CHRIST v1.mov.mp4_2015 Tickets: http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2a5e7008a37ec4674a2fbb812&id=df97f8d06a...

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Hee Haw’s Vlog

Hee Haw’s Vlog

I love fall so much and I think it’s because Utah makes it so much fun and special. We took some time as a family with my mom and brothers and went to Hee Haws, I really have been trying to live it up this season. Hee Haws has a corn maze, pumpkin patch and fun fall activities. So we hung out there in the evening after Matt got home and I made a vlog of it on my youtube channel @kaydliz. Here it is...

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pumpkin patchin

pumpkin patchin

Okay so I’m continuing my challenge of doing something fun with Halloween once a week with Stocky. This week Matt got back home from traveling in Central America and of course we can never sit still. So we headed to the pumpkin patch and to the mountains. It was such a fun day. Here’s a little vlog of what we did....

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Happy October

Happy October

Well it’s officially October and we are in full swing of everything Halloween. I’m not going to lie to you though we had all of our Halloween decorations up about a week ago and just added the finishing touches today. I must say this all the time but each Holiday just keeps getting better with this kid. He has become so obsessed with Halloween it just makes me want to go over the top on everything. So that being said this month I’m challenging myself to do some fun activity every week with Stocky dealing with Halloween. Today we made cupcakes with Stockton’s best bud and painted there faces like a tiger. It was so cute how they got into it and started growling and chasing each other around the house. Little Venice was very apprehensive about the whole situation but after a few tears she became more okay with the situation and the fact that her brother was now a tiger…. as long as he didn’t growl at her. Of course the boy’s licked off all the frosting first and left the cupcake there. We than danced in the living room to the monster mash and the adams family. While sissy took her late afternoon nap we cut out a face to glue on Stockton’s pumpkin he got from Smiths (More like refused to go inside the store unless I got it for him.) As I sat on the ground with him and just watched his little body paint the pumpkin and how happy he was, I had one of those mother moments where you tear up inside because your bursting with love. I swear my days feel so much more accomplished when I take the time to stop thinking about myself and focus more on the things that make my children happy. I love this picture so much. I feel like it describes these twos relationship so much. Stocky always cracking jokes to Ryker. Stocky carried this picture around for the rest of the day saying, “best tiger buds.” I think Stocky was more focused on eating the sprinkles than decorating. So concentrated. What can I say I’m a succor for anything colorful and Halloween. Lots of this I made myself or got from the dollar store. Skull pic via A beautiful mess blog. By the end of it he had more paint on him than on the pumpkin.  I love stocks curly hair and will probably cry the day we get it...

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