Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas Tree

Braxton helped me put up the Christmas tree and decorations on Friday. He is such a big help, but he plays more now with the ornaments than he did last year or the year before that. What's up with that?

McDougan Get Together

My clan of friends from highschool, use to call ourselves The McDougan's. I try to get us together every so often. Shandie was in town from California, so we wanted to get everyone together. We had a fun time reminising about highschool and the good ol' days. We had almost all the kids there. Jonny and Kami have two more and they are down in Arizona.

The little chillians :Brielle (Jess and Jared's), Carter (Mckenna and Steve's), Braxton (Ours), Gavin (Brynn and Casey's) and Abigail (Joe and Debbie's). They look so happy don't they.
Here are the girls: Shandie, Jess, Autumn, Mckenna, Debbie, and Brynn

and the Boys watching football downstairs: Jared , Doug and Steve


Doug's dad gave us tickets to the BYU/ UTAH game, and it was a lot of fun, even though the Utes lost. I was sporting the red and Doug was sporting the blue. It was crazy, I ran into my cousin Jeff, his sister Holly, and their dad Chuck. I always run into him at BYU games, and while I am talking to him L. Tom Perry comes walking up the aisle, he stops and said "Who Let her in here", he was talking about me because I was wearing red. He saw that Doug was wearing blue and then he said "Split Family". He shook our hands. It was fun to see him.
I thought the Utes were going to pull it off, but again like last year the Cougars come back in the last minute. Doug was happy.

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Day was a great time to reflect on what I am thankful for, and I have so much to be thankful for. I have a wonderful husband, who is so sweet to me, and just wants to make me happy. He even does laundry now! I have a wonderful little boy, who forgives so easily and loves me unconditionally, and says the cutest things. My favorite is I Love You.

I am so thankful for my extended family for my sister who is my best friend (besides Doug), and is always willing to hang out with me, and my other sister who watches my pride and joy three times a week, and is always there to listen. I have wonderful parents and parent -in- laws who are always there for us.

I am thankful for the friends I have that uplift me and are postive.

I am so thankful for the gospel in my life, and can't imagine my life without it.

I am thankful for the freedoms I have and for the people who fight for us to continue to have those freedoms. There is so much to be thankful for.

Braxton making a Gingerbread house on Thanksgiving and I am helping.

Braxton and his cousin Eric playing

Monday, November 12, 2007

Braxton and Mommy

Braxton and I had some fun Mommy and Braxton time together, and we took some silly pictures.

Potty Training

I really tried not to show anything!! We have been trying to do the potty training thing, but it is really hard when I work full time. I don't want to put it on Alicia or Grandma. We have done the treats, but it only works occasionally. He likes the spiderman underwear, but doesn't really understand when he has wet them. So if you have any suggestions, I would appreciate it.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun!
Braxton had a fun Halloween getting pictures with cousins and friends. It was a busy day. He loved going out and getting candy. He actually didn't want to eat it as soon as he got, this time. We went to Doug's sister's house for dinner and fun. It was a fun Halloween.

Cousins and Friends

Braxton with his cousin Kagean.

Braxton with Emma and Taylor Thomas

Braxton and his cute friend Emma Thomas

Braxton, Kylie and Damon

Braxton and cute little Gavin