Monday, January 25, 2010

Another Tooth

Jackson lost his second tooth yesterday and I was just thinking how he is getting so big, so fast… Here are some pictures:

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3 years

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5 years

Jackson Sage, Christmas 2009

Friday, January 15, 2010

My Birthday

Matt took me to Santa Paula/Camarillo for a few days for my birthday.  We had so much fun—it was perfect and wonderful—thanks babe for such an amazing time.  Matt decided we don’t have a lot of pictures of us together—so everywhere we went we took a picture (they all look the same!)—I am not photogenic at all, but Matt sure looks amazing—I am so glad that we have these for our memories!

My Birthday Dinner (at Carrows—we were tired and hungry from traveling and it was the only place around, really, that we recognized—I am not daring when it comes to food—or anything, really—I like what I know—kinda boring, I guess!).

Amber Sage, Matthew Sage, Santa Paula 2009


Amber Sage, Matthew Sage, Santa Paula 2009


Amber Sage, Matthew Sage, Santa Paula 2009

Love this picture of Matt:

Matthew Sage, Santa Paula 2009

We found a great steak house in the middle of nowhere:

Amber Sage, Matthew Sage, Santa Paula 2009

This is the place we stayed at—the Glenn Tavern Inn.  It was built in something like 1914 (it has been renovated since :)).  It was a cute little place, very inexpensive, unique and different and in the middle of nowhere (loved it!).

Santa Paula 2009


This Christmas was super busy, as most holidays are, but we had a lot of fun.  My family was all together for Christmas for the first time in 2 years.  We had Christmas eve and New years eve at our house and Christmas Day at the Burnett Home, then the Sage Home, then the Anderson Home—

Here are some pictures:

Christmas Eve—everyone together and then my parents’ six grandchildren(sorry, Matt hasn’t had a chance to take the windows and flash out of the background, yet)…

Jackson Sage, Amber Sage, Matthew Sage, Randy Burnett, Linda Burnett, Austin Burnett, Adam Burnett, Melissa Burnett, Ashley Burnett, Adrian Burnett, Elise Burnett, Heather Burnett, Taylor Burnett, Luke Burnett, Carson Burnett, Reagan Sage, Madison Sage, Family Portraits, Christmas 2009Jackson Sage, Taylor Burnett, Luke Burnett, Carson Burnett, Reagan Sage, Madison Sage, Family Portraits, Christmas 2009


Christmas morning at our house (Jackson checking to see if Santa ate the cookies we left):

Jackson Sage, Reagan Sage, Christmas 2009

Jackson bought Reagan a scarf at his school’s little boutique:

Reagan Sage, Christmas 2009 

Happy Birthday Weeze!  We made her a huge bowl of mashed potatoes (her favorite).

Ashley Burnett, Christmas 2009

Christmas morning/afternoon at the Burnett’s":

Ashley Burnett, Madison Sage, Christmas 2009 Ashley Burnett, Carson Burnett, Madison Sage, Christmas 2009 Jackson Sage, Randy Burnett, Reagan Sage, Christmas 2009

Poor Carson!  Madie loved him and wouldn’t leave him alone—kept tackling him.

Carson Burnett, Madison Sage, Christmas 2009 

Christmas at the Sages:  

Reagan Sage, Christmas 2009 Jackson Sage, James Sage, Christmas 2009

Monday, January 11, 2010

Piano Lesson

Jackson had his first piano lesson today.  When Matt first suggested I give him lessons, I didn’t think that would be such a great idea—but, I love it! 

By the way, I can’t believe they now have one book for learning piano—I use to have to carry around theory, solo, and lesson, plus any additional music I was learning—great idea to put the three in one book!  He also began the first line in “I am a child of God.” 

I am so excited to practice with him this week and then to begin teaching Reagan in a year or two!  It has inspired me to try to find some time to begin practicing again--


Is ten months old and weighs 27 pounds and is 32 inches long. Wow—

Looking Back

Looking back on 2009—a year of rich blessings and important lessons.  The most important thing that happened to our family is we welcomed little (although chubby:)!) Madie into our home—we love her happy, inquisitive nature and now wonder how we ever got along without her!

Here is 2009 in bullet form (so as not to bore everyone, but still have it for our family history):

  • Madison Ashley Sage joined us March 7th
  • I passed my Master’s Exam—finally, after seven years (technically in December 08)
  • Our ward was split—said goodbye to a lot of new/old friends
  • Jackson started Kinder and played soccer for the first time and lost his first tooth
  • Reagan began preschool
  • Matt was put in the Eastvale 2nd Ward Bishopric
  • My family was altogether again (it has been two years) for Christmas
  • Madie got her first tooth, crawled for the first time and had her first Christmas.

We feel so blessed to have had such a great and challenging year and look forward to new beginnings in 2010!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!