06 December 2008

Merry Christmas to all!!!

This one is my favorite of my two handsome men!

So I finally braved the family picture. Does anyone dread them like I do? Does it almost seem as though you need magical powers to accomplish them? I swear I need to physically gear up for a couple of days. In between telling Sailor to stop tilting her head so it touched her shoulder, Paige with a fake smile that created a double chin, and having to whip out the feeding device for Cash so he would stop crying, I'm shocked we got a few of the whole family that turned out.  A friend recommended her neighbor AMY HARRISON (here's a plug for you, amyharrisonphotography.blogspot.com) to take them.  She was amazing! She couldn't have been cuter to my family. Soooo much patience. I am so happy with how they turned out.  She truly is talented.  

04 December 2008

Cash's Baby Blessing..

Aunt Mykelle with Paige.
My mom and dad.
Aunt Kimmie and Uncle Dan. They flew in from Cali for Thanksgiving. 
Aunt Tiffany and uncle Andrew and Aunt Ashley and unlce Jon.
Paige with cousin Mitch and uncles Cage and Crew.
Uncle Riley and uncle Jeff.
I found the girls Sally, Maggie and Livy playing and singing on the piano.
My cute friend Claudia who always wants to hold Cash. She's baby hungry!
My aunt Paige and cousin Gardner with my Grandma Self.
Me with all of my sis-in-laws. Aren't they so cute!!

So we finally blessed Cash. We tried to give him Triaminic to knock him out, but it didn't work. He started to cry through the last half of the blessing. Ohh well, what do you do? After the blessing we went to Lowell and Judy's house and had soup and salads and the yummiest cookies. Ok so the cookies are these lemon drop cookies that you get at Cookies By Design. They seriously are the best things ever!!! They taste like lemon bars, but better. We had so much fun hanging out with all of our family and friends. We feel so blessed to have such a wonderful support system. My family are my best friends! Thanks for coming and sharing your love for baby Cash!

The Kindergarten Feast!!

Paige had her Thanksgiving Feast in kindergarten. I was able to come help set up and serve the kids.  Bryce made a potato soup for the kids that was amazing. It was so cute to watch the kids act so grown up.  Paige said she was thankful for "everything" (so creative).  This is her friend Grace. Gracie is a twin and she lives next to my in-laws. They have lots of fun together and it has been fun getting to know Gracie's mom Kristen. 

Sugar Cookies...

So we attempted the yearly sugar cookies. I have the best recipe that makes the cookies extra soft. It has sour cream in them. The girls have their own mat and rolling pin and had so much fun. Sailor on her own went to go get her apron and hat to make it official.  

17 November 2008

Dinosaur Madness!!

So I met up with an old friend Carrie Wagstaff for a day of play at the Dinosaur Museum.  It was so fun to see her and her beautiful kids, Luke and Whitney. Carrie and I have been friends since Bryce and I got married. We lived right by each other and I think spent everyday with together for months while living by her and Trent. We had so much fun with one another and our crazy husbands. It was so much fun catching up and talking about the good old days.  You know those days... no kids, and you could just up and go and do anything at any moment. Drinks runs, late movies, sleeping in, keeping your house clean all day were some of my favs. I'm so glad Carrie and I have stayed friends. BTW Carrie you look amazing!!

12 November 2008

My Birthday SURPRISE!!!

My new little niece, Adelaide Estelle, was born on my 30th birthday.  I couldn't be more excited to share my birthday with this precious little angel. She wasn't due until November 13, but decided to come 10 days early on the 3rd.  She is so tiny and sweet.  She is the daughter of Mykelle (Bryce's sister) and Riley Facer.  I was so mad that I was in Vegas and wasn't able to see her on our birthday.  She is going to have a special place in my heart forever.  I hope she will love me as much as I love her.  It was so fun to go spend some time with them and hold her. Cash looked like a tank next to her.  It's unbelievable that they are only 2 1/2 months apart. Cash looks like he is 5 months sitting next to her.  Adelaide is going to have so much fun being a little sister to Bella Boozie!  I sure love all these beautiful girls!!!

06 November 2008

Celebrating with friends...

Cheesecake Factory was amazing!! So the artichoke appetizer is one of my favorites. Also I have always thought the White Chocolate Raspberry cheescake was the best until.....Dulce de Leche!  Thanks to Anika I found a new favorite.  So I had so much fun with the girls for lunch. Thanks Susie, Jessica, Anika, Heather, Jennie, Katy, Paige and Mykelle for helping me celebrate.  I'm sad that some of my friends couldn't make it because of jobs, baby showers and last minute sicknesses.  Next year, Right! Thanks to so many wonderful friends and family I had such a wonderful birthday. I feel so lucky to be blessed with such amazing people in my life.  I feel so loved because of all of you.  I forgot to take a picture with my cute sis-in-laws at lunch at Dear Lizzie. Thanks for spending time with me. Also a shout out to the friends in Colorado, Texas,  Arizona, Pensylvania, Idaho, California, and my cute sis in Hawaii. I  LOVE YOU even though I don't get to see you!

Viva Las Vegas!!

So I turned the big 30 in Vegas. I can't believe I am already 30 years old! Bryce and the kids had tons of fun walking the strip and I mostly hung out in the room with room service and movies. Taking a two month old anywhere isn't the easiest, but we survived. We went to the zoo at the Mirage and I got a friend to babysit while we went to the Paris and ate at Mon Ami Gabi. We stayed at the Venetian, which was amazing! It kind of feels good to have the birthday over with. All of the anticipation was killing me.  Leaving your 20's is hard to do!

Halloween Night!

So every Halloween we have been going to my Sis-in-law Kristins house for dinner and trick-or-treating. Kristin always is up for having everyone over so the kids can see each other and the adults can hang.  We have made it a tradition for us because our kids don't have anyone their age in the neighborhood to trick-or-treat with. Kristin always does a yummy soup, donuts and wassel.  I'm sure with all of the cousins over she wants to go crazy, but we appreciate her making things so fun for us!! We love your Krissy!


So I finally met up with my parents and twin little brothers Cage and Crew. We had the kids dress up in their halloween costumes so they could see each other. They had such a great time. After my girls were so sad to leave Grandma, Grandpa and the boys.  It is so fun having my girls close in age to my brothers so they can play. After the museum my parents took us to Z Tejas to get my favorite pecan-crusted chicken spinach salad.  It seriously is the best.  Thanks mom and dad for getting together with us to celebrate my birthday.  We love you!

Happy Birthday Heather!!

Thanks Heather for having us over for dinner on YOUR birthday!  We always love coming to your house and getting together with the kids.  These are some of my friends from BYU. Heather, Anika and Kami. Paige loves playing with Anika's little girl Elle. Happy Birthday Heather and thanks for being such a wonderful friend.

22 October 2008

Thanksgiving Point!

So we braved Cornbelly's and the Scarecrow Festival all in one day.  The kids had so much fun with some of their cousins.  Even Cash came and had some fun! I love the fall time and halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It's nice to have the weather cool down and it not be so hot. Although, that means winter is coming and I really hate being cold. Cash is such a big boy riding a pony and sitting by the pumpkins at 2 months exactly!