Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

C is for Comedy...

In the Labit family, we get a little obsessed with things
 (think Les Mis...).

Our latest obsession: BYUtv's Studio C.
It's our Monday night post FHE activity.

We have watched every episode at least 3 times. 

 Here's just one of our favorite clips:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Winter Formal...

...with an "informal" kind of girl. 

Kind of awkward to have the temple behind you, right???

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Little January Happiness...

January 24th. 
The day in which Hannah had her braces removed.
We officially have zero children in braces.
The first time in 6 years.
I love you for a moment, January.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


I have tried hard not to hate January this go-around. 
Really I have.
As a matter of fact, 
just a few days ago I realized that January was half-over. 

"Well done," I said to myself. "You've hardly even noticed."
But that was a mistake. I shouldn't have noticed at all. 
Now it's all I think about.
This frigid, inversion filled January. 

February, where art thou?

A nod to the inauguration created by Bethany two Januarys ago.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Day of Reckoning.

Today is the day in which I remove all of the friends and family from my sidebar who used to blog and now no longer do. 

I think I have been more than patient.

I'll miss seeing your name and the monthly count of how long it's been since you've updated...

...but alas, it's time.

Farewell., until you blog again.

(Okay, I had to hang on to Michaela. She's my daughter for goodness sake.)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

To Play, or Not to Play.

Last week Elijah announced unequivocally
 that he would NOT be playing church ball this year.

And yet today he played his first game. 

We're not falling for that again.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Late One Evening In the Dead of Winter...

...came a Winter Ball invitation for Bethany.

Hello, Goodbye.

After just 4 months of working with this exuberant 
group of Beehives, I have been moved on...
I now have my first Stake calling.
Still in Young Women'
but I will now be "shepherding" leaders instead of girls. 
I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all.

I mean really, doesn't this look way more exciting?
What's not to love?

 And will Young Women leaders play
"Guess My Animal Sound?" 

I highly doubt it.

I am guessing we will exhibit a little more 
maturity in our meetings.

 Ah well, it was fun while it lasted.

Monday, January 14, 2013


Sunday, we celebrated Cassidy's 15th birthday.

There was some intensive "Happy Birthday" singing  going on...

 ... if only you could hear how melodic it sounded. 

Cassidy was obviously overwhelmed with the beauty of it all...

But that's what we do best:
create unforgettable memories.

Happy Birthday Cassidy.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Another Reason I Know I Am Slowly Losing My Mind...

I gave Elijah the same ornament for Christmas 2 years in a row.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Family Christmas Party, 2012

The only thing anyone ever wants to know about 
the family Christmas party is...

"Will there be fruitcake?"
"Who got the gag gift?"

Yes, of course there was fruitcake,

Grandpa got the gag gift!
He's lucky it wasn't belly button lint this year.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

At Any Given Moment...

...a Les Mis song is playing in my head.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Tonight after FHE...

...Bethany taught us a new sport. 

It's called "The Whipped Cream Game".

 First, you squirt a dollop of  whipped cream onto your wrist.

Next, you smack your wrist like so
sending the dollop high into the air.

You then position yourself under that flying dollop and hope like heck you catch it in your eagerly awaiting mouth. 

Which you usually don't...

...unless you are Elijah, 
who went eight for eight.  

Happy Monday! 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Year's Eve Catch Up.

December flew by so quickly, that I forgot to document some major New Year's Eve for one. 

We gathered at the Cook's house for a celebration like no other...
It started with homemade personal pizzas.

I know Elijah's represented something but I can't remember what...

We served it with chunky (icy) Egg Nog 
which really was quite delicious. 
(When you have too much Egg Nog left over from Christmas, naturally you freeze it and bring it out for New Year's)

Just Dance was a major part of the evening, 
until Elijah and Zach left for a "real" dance.

Grandma Tomi supplied the whole crew 
with a plethora of noise makers. Yay :)

She and Elijah had a "tooting" war. 
I think Grandma won hands down.

Zach figured out how to make four of these go off at once.

The hat-man engaged any who would play in air hockey.

Hannah had so much fun with sparklers...

...that she burned her cheek good.

And of course you can't have Hawaiian transplants at your party and not have fireworks. 
They are huge in Hawaii's New Year's festivities.

And so, 2012 was sent off proper.

May 2013 be the best year yet.