Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Home, Home on the Ranch!

We went to the ranch for Christmas and the kids LOVED it.. by loved it i mean Ezra didn't want to leave b/c he could run wild there and Rylie liked the attention. We decided to take them down to the coral and see horses for the first time. OK so i was a nervous wreck, i was certain the horse wanted to bite my fingers off or Ezra's. He had no fear of course and loved them.. we fed them hay and carrots. Rylie was impartial. Devin really loved it too. seriously though after only being there for 10 minutes my allergies were driving me insane!!!
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Christmas 2009

We had such a wonderful Christmas. It started off by spending Christmas Eve with my friend Shea and her family. We had awesome food, white elephant, talent shows, read from Luke, singing Christmas songs, and really just great company. For the white elephant Devin insisted we give a live fish, and we did... I'm not sure the person who got it was too thrilled.
Christmas Morning we got up our usual time of 7am and Santa had the living room stet up with all the toys and gifts. Ezra was so excited to see his toys, Rylie i think just wanted to play with whatever Ezra was. The kids were pretty spoiled this year. Ezra got 2 different buzz toys and p.j.s to match, stacking blocks, puzzles, cars and trucks.. all the fun boy stuff. Rylie got some stuffed animals, books, a grocery cart, and a leap frog farm animal toy. Santa brought both of them a tent with a fun tunnel. Devin got work clothes, a rubix cube, Star Trek, and a homemade date night book/coupon book thing I made for him. I got some really nice clothes and some money to shop some more! We also got a super nice mattress topper, i love my bed again :)
After we opened presents we went to Tucson to spend time with my Dad and Terri. We had a nice time and had an awesome dinner! Then we decided to go and visit GG and Papa down at the ranch. I am making a whole different collage of that b/c we went down to the coral and petted the horses, good times!
All in all we had a great Christmas, a great 2009 and look forward to 2010 with hope and with a determination to make it as great as 2009.

*the hat Rylie is wearing with the pink flower Devin crochet and made a matching scarf for me.. super cute.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

put a smile on your face

Please laugh with me and enjoy the video!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Parade of lights

Last night we went to the Light parade here in town. Ezra really enjoyed it.

And you know Rylie had a smile on her face, she always does when she is is being held :)pretty sure the wagon has been the best investment for the kids thus far.
We then did what every good parent would do.. we took the kids to wendys to dunk french fries into frostys.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

winters in Arizona

Yesterday was pretty much the best weather all year! And this is why I love Arizona. Kids and I decided to pack up and go for a picnic. We had so much fun and were out for 2 hours! The best part was when we got home they crashed, they both took like 3 hour naps :) I think we need to do the park more often.
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Its begining to look a lot like Christmas

I Love Christmas! Don't be jealous of our little Christmas tree. Actually I love our little tree, its the perfect size for our little family. And one day when we are bigger we will have the fun family crazy tree, and one day when the kids are out of the house I will have my Martha Stewart tree.. but until now, i will enjoy our little 3 foot tree. :)
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vaseline and a 2 year old

dear blogspot,
today i want to go back to bed and stay there!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Turkey Day in New Mexico

We had a great Thanksgiving. We went to New Mexico and included in our dinner party was Tori and kids! Colin and Chloe are the funniest little kids I know. George was also there to play with and hang out with. Tannis and George are pretty funny together. Dinner was fabulous of course, and of course I ate too much and wanted to sleep afterwards. (and i did, thanks mom)
That night Tannis, George, Devin and I all went to go see New Moon. Loved it! I thought it was 100 times better than the first movie. I can also see if you haven't read the book how the movies would be super lame though. But I personally love me some sparkling vampires :)
Friday we took family pictures with mom's camera. Good times. The rest of the time we really just hung out and played games. Sunday it started snowing so we left earlier then intended.
All in all it was a great weekend.
Thanks family for the memories!
Things I am thankful for:
The Savior
My Family
A husband that works hard and plays hard
Healthy Kids
my country
my scriptures
a good hair day
root booster
my health
a clean house
laughing so hard it hurts
modern technology
Glee-it makes me happy
missionary work
Elder Hine
cafe rio
the smell of rain
hot chocolate
These are a few of my favorite things....there really are many many more... I am so blessed and I am so grateful to know that I have a loving Heavenly Father who knows me and my needs.
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