Monday, December 22, 2008

Home for the Holidays

We are out and about this holiday season with family and loving it. I am taking pictures and enjoying the time we have together. Promise I will update a whole bunch when I get back but for now I am going to be enjoying the time with my family! Merry Christmas to you all!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Justin and Sariah love to snuggle.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Playing in a box

At the beginning of the month I had to do some cleaning out of Sariah's closet. Make room for the new size she was moving into and get some warmer things to put on. Well while I was doing this she spent a good hour entertaining herself in a box. I spent a good 15 minutes just watching her and taking pictures cause it was so darn cute. Seriously, how do I get anything done with so much cuteness!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

11 more days

I can hardly wait.....11 more days and then I will be able to spend 2 and a half weeks with my very large family that just keeps growing. I can hardly wait to see everyone....and I mean every last one of them....I even get to see my Arizona and Idaho family as well.....oh wait a minute...there is one brother and his wife who will not be there...sad...very sad...but I get to see everyone else! Wahoo!!! I have been counting the days for over 2 months now....and we are down to 11 days...technically it is 10 days and 11 hours till the plane lands in Utah...that is just a rough estimate. :)


So it's been over a week since Thanksgiving and I have not posted a thing. Sariah has been giving me a rough time in the sleeping department. She had her first cold about 3 weeks ago. The snot and cough kept her up most nights with me holding her on the couch so we could both sleep. I use the word sleep lightly in my area since I don't sleep the best holding a 6 month old. Sheesh. Once she was back to sleeping regularly after the cold she started to cut some teeth I think...because her sleeping is back to crazy and back to the couch with low grade temp, lots of drool, and chewing on everything hard. Her and I are trying to figure this thing out because the couch is not my favorite place to sleep. are some pics from Thanksgiving. We had a blast with our friends the Carter's who invited us to their house. It was a great day with great friends and great food.

Chillin' before food time

My brother Hugh was able to spend the holiday with us playing a game on his phone.

The beauty Savannah

Becca and Justin in the kitchen cooking.

Eating yummy food

Scrumptious pies, apple and pumpkin

Kids table.

More eating of yummy food

After dinner there were games played by the guys.

James pretty much dominated the leg wrestling

Except for the one time Hugh flipped him...and that is the one action shot I got!

Phil has really long legs

Then they played this finger dagger game.

It was a fun night with the Carters and the guys burned off some of the calories.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Zoo Day

So last year during Thanksgiving break Justin and I went to the zoo with some friends. This year I thought we should try it again, maybe we have a tradition starting? We went back to the same zoo...Ft. Worth Zoo... with some new friends...last year's friends had moved...and we had a great time. It was Sariah's first time at a zoo and I think she did well for being only 6 months old. Justin enjoyed most of his time and had very tired legs towards the end. Here are some pictures from our adventure at the Zoo.

Justin enjoyed the birds.

Mama Lion and her cubs...Justin said there were a total of 4 cubs.


These 2 beautiful birds were actually pecking at each was interesting to watch.

A really big orangutan

The Rhino

Cheetah hiding in the bush...okay...trees.

This is Justin in the reptile house...the kid is petrified of bugs but he loves snakes, lizards, turtles, and frogs...

Princess Rachel

Me and the kdis

Sariah loves the Bjorn...

We love to snuggle up for a close up

The beautiful Carter girls!

Us again.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tree is up....

So this past Sunday we put up our Christmas Tree. I love Christmas and would most likely have a tree up year round if a majority of my friends and family wouldn't think I was crazy. I got a way with starting Christmas music right before Halloween...even though my 7 year old thought I was nuts. I am just so excited for Christmas this year...why you might ask? Because I get to spend it with my whole huge family...well...there will be one brother and sister-in-law who won't be able to make it but I do get to spend it with most of my family and I am soooo excited to see them all. So the sooner the tree goes up the sooner I get to be with them all....only 3 more weeks and 2 days till we are with everyone...but who is counting?
Anyway, here are the kiddos in front of the tree. I am not sure how to take a good Christmas tree picture so I just focused on the kids. You can tell that it's not the biggest tree in the world...but it works for us right now.

Tuesday Night Tub Time

So this past Tuesday night cute Justin wanted to help me give Sariah a bath. Innocent enough of a request I thought but then it turned out to be much more then just a bath for Sariah. We had a lot of fun but most likely won't have another bath night like this one so it is one for the memory books that is for sure.

After a few minutes Justin asked if he could stand in the back of the tub and help.

Then he wanted to get as close to Sariah as possible so he pulled up his shorts.

After a few minutes of getting as close to the water as he could I finally just let him take off his shirt and sit down...yes he is still wearing his shorts.

They had a blast together.

Justin was laughing the whole time and loved being in the water right next to his baby sister.

Sariah didn't understand what all the excitement was all about.

But she had fun with her big brother Justin.