Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Year in Review

One of my friends did this on her blog, and I loved it, so I am going to copy you Rachel.

I Can't believe today is New Year's Eve! The year has sure flown by. I thought I would look back over the year and put my Top 10 events, places, or things I have done over the past year.

So here is a list of my Top 10 for 2009:

#10: Hardware Ranch/ Lake Tahoe

We went to Hardware Ranch, up Hyrum Canyon, and had so much fun looking at the Elk. We went with Doug's Family and had such a blast!

I was debating about Lake Tahoe because even though it wasn't the best trip (refer back to an earlier post) my family did manage to make parts of the trip fun.

#9 Lagoon
This one is more for Braxton and Doug since I couldn't really ride anything, but I loved watching how excited Braxton was to ride all the rides and be with his cousins and Dad.

#8 Strawberry Days
I love Strawberry Days!! We were able to do so many fun activities, Make pies for the store, watch Kyson win the baby contest, Huck Finn Days, The Parade, and of course the Rodeo. Braxton rode a sheep and did so well he almost took first place. As of now, he said he will ride again next year.

# 7 Logan & Camille's Wedding
This year our baby brother Logan was married and now we have a new sister Camille. They had a beautiful wedding and it was so much fun to celebrate with them. Braxton has so much fun with Logi and Camille.

#6 Lake Powell
Doug and I were invited down to Lake Powell with the Bullock Family this year and we had such a blast with them. I had never been to Lake Powell and I absolutely loved it. I couldn't get over how beautiful it is! It was such a relaxing vacation and Brian B. was such an awesome tour guide.

#5 Stay At Home Mom

This Year was the start of a new job: A Stay at Home Mom! Who wouldn't want to spend every moment with this darling face? Really, I love it! I love that I can catch every new moment with this little munchkin.

#4 San Diego Trip

Doug is the best at surprising me with trips! So for our 9th Anniversary he surprised me with a trip to San Diego. It was wonderful! We met up with our friends Jake and Kallee and had fun at Coronado Island, a Padre's game, and we even did a spur of the moment day at Disneyland. We also stayed at the Hyatt just off Mission Beach Bay, it was Beautiful!

# 3 Our New House

We moved into our new house in October, and we just absolutely love it! We have more room, a garage, and a landscaped fenced in yard.

#1&2 Baby Bailey
I couldn't decide if this should be #1 or #2, because when for two years you want something so bad, and you pray and ask, and don't why you can't have it, when it finally happens it is even that more precious to you. You don't always know why you go through your trials, but it sure makes you a stronger person and definitely helps you appreciate what you do have. We are so thrilled that our little Bailey is finally on her way to us, and I know we couldn't have done it without all the prayers from our family and friends.

#1 My Boys

This is what I love most of all this year is spending time with my two boys. I loved this day we went on a family outing to Cascade Springs and it was just so nice to spend time with them in the beautiful outdoors.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Well Santa Claus did make a stop at our house this year, and we were spoiled. Braxton was kind enough to let us sleep in till 9AM. It was so fun to see his face when he saw what Santa had brought him, but it was even more fun to watch him get excited for Doug and I to open our presents from him. We had a relaxing morning with both Grandparents stopping by to see what we got and give us presents, then we went to have dinner at Doug's parents house with his family. We had a wonderful Christmas and are so excited for our belated present to arrive in March. She even got a few early presents of her own.

Braxton opening his first present some Curious George books.

He got what he had been asking for, Benda what? Bendaroos!!

and a skateboard

Grandpa Bill and Grandma Deana came to visit Christmas morning.

Some of our Bendaroo creations.

Braxton made this creation it is a dumbell and he is trying to lift it.

Braxton and his many presents.

Santa also brought a surprise a beta fish and two frogs, since Mom accidentally killed the last frog.

Christmas Eve

We had fun celebrating Christmas Eve with both families. First we headed to Lori and Brian's place for Good food, The Nativity, and of course Santa. Then we headed to my parents place for dessert, The Nativity, and opening a few presents. Traditions are so much fun.

My cute little Shepherd.

All the cousins

Like Father like Son.

Like Father like Son, It runs in the family.

Have you been a good boy?

Have you been a good boy?????

Kyson was cute in his sheep costume.

All the cousins.

Logan and Camille had us for presents and they gave Braxton a sword from Disneyland. "It is so cool, and lights up". One of his favorite presents.

I had to take a picture with Gavin and his Urkle pants, they kept falling down, so Casey pulled them way up.

Our Christmas pajamas.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jeffery the Snowman

Logan and Camille came over Saturday to build a snowman with Braxton. Braxton loves when Logan and Camille come over, so here are a few pictures of their snowman Jeffery and then of course Braxton can't take pictures without a few goofy faces.

Braxton enjoying eating the snow.

He chose the piggy bank from our Friend's white elephant gift exchange, and colored it so beautifully himself.

Logan, Braxton, Camille and Jeffery the Snowman.

Friend's Christmas Party

We had our annual Friend's Christmas Party, and this year we had it at JD's new house. It was so fun to see almost everyone, and we have sure grown with five new babies since last year. Of course I didn't get enough pictures taken, so here are the few I did get. I think Brynn got a cute one with the kids eating at the table.

Mckenna, Kristine, little Aria, Jess

Kami and Liz

Brandon, Jared, Jonny, Andrew

Steve, MD, Joe, Jared, Jonny

Brynn and Gavin

Braxton and Jackson

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Elves at Gardner Village

My mom and I wanted to find a cute unique ornament for this year, since I wasn't going down to the rodeo this year. We were having the hardest time finding some, then I remembered the Christmas Store at Gardner Village, they have a million and they are all so unique. Of course we went and found some elves too.

Braxton had fun feeding the ducks.

Alicia and Little Will, he is so cute, and is looking great and doing better since having surgery a week ago.

Braxton and Kylie

The cousins

Braxton always has the funniest expressions.

Ballroom Performance

Last week Logan and Camille had their Ballroom Performance. This was Logan's first year, so of course we all had to go see him. They both did really well and we had a lot of fun watching them. Logan is on Silver team and Camille is on Performing Team for UVU. There is a little clip of Logan dancing.

Logan and Camille ( I wanted to get Logan in his first dance costume it was all tight black and so rico suavy, but he had already changed).