Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ode to my Dad

My dad is the best. Tomorrow is his birthday and I wanted him to know how much I love him and all he means to me. He makes me laugh, he always calls me to see how my days are going, he likes to take me out to lunch or dinner, he is such a fun grandpa to Mayley and Hunter. He is a spiritual GIANT in my eyes and I love him for helping me to realize how important it was to serve a full-time mission. I love him for loving my mom so much and they fun things they do in their marriage. They take good care of each other. He has always been there for me to talk, and he helps to realize the importance of the gospel and following the spirit in my life. I love you dad! I hope you have a fun birthday :)

I love this picture of us on my wedding day.

The day I left to go on my mission to brazil!!

Dad being a fun grandpa with mayley. Mayley calls him Papa.

Dad taking Mayley on the zoo train when she was about 6 months old. I forgot to bring something for her to block her from the sun that day and so we found the cute orange hat for her at the gift shop that day.

Cute pic of my parents :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Week in Review

We went to Temple Square and saw the Christmas lights. Hunter like his new hat, scarf and finally got to wear his blue boots. Mayley was excited to see all the "sprinkle" lights.

Hunter got his first haircut. He now has a little buzz and it makes him look older. We think it gave him more energy because he has been a crazy man the last two days. Bry taught him to do "rocks" or "props" (whichever you call it, where you make a fist and hit it into the other persons)
Bry has this ornament where Homer Simpson is stepping on a cat. There is a button you push and the cat screams and Homer says Doh. We pushed the button and right after Homer said "Doh" Hunter said "Doh" (sorry Grandma Lynda)

Mayley likes to wear her boots and no pants. She almost snuck outside to go help shovel the snow yesterday. Some funny things she said this week: She took Bry's wallet opened it up and said "I want 50 bucks." Bry replied, "so do I" We asked her what her best part of the day was and she randomly replied "Hunter found a popsicle under the trampoline." (There was an icicle growing under the trampoline that Hunter found earlier that day.) She loves her babies and likes to take pictures with all of her dolls.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Gingerbread houses!

Call Family Gingerbread house making 2008
Our little Mayley decorating her very own gingerbread house!! She did sooo good for her first time. We were so excited that she could do it all by herself this year!

Hunter helped Bryan with his house too!!

Just look at Hunter's face!! He ate way too much CANDY!

We got to take them home!! This is what they looked like afterwards!

I couldn't resist!! I had to put a picture of Hunter's Sunday outfit this past week!! He looked like a stud!! It's so fun dressing him up!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Favorite Part of the Day!

Before we go to bed at nights we always ask Mayley what her best part of the day was. Yesterday she said it was going to the store for this reason.........She got to decorate a christmas tree sugar cookie, and get her face painted. She ate the cookie home in the car but she only ate the GREEN Frosting. I hurried and grabbed the camera when we got home so I could have a funny moment on camera of the huge mess she made!! It was fun to go to Macey's yesterday!
OOPS! Hunter SNUCK a bite of the cookie!! I love this pic of him in the background!

The funny SANTA on Mayley's face!! She sat perfectly still while the girl painted her face!! She was soooo good! I was super impressed!

Good Friends, Good Times!

Last Tuesday I got together with my 4 favorite girls that I had super fun memories with throughout my high school life. We were the Murray High School Senior cheerleaders back in 2000. 8 years later we finally got together with a bunch of kiddies and had fun chatting and made a mess in Nikki's basement. Thanks so much Nik! I love and admire these girls a ton!! You all have taught me so much and I will never forget all the fun times we had back in the day!

Nikki Chesire Tait (pink shirt), Shea K. Thurman (ummm yeah let me try to remember how to spell your maiden last name!! hehe), Holly Mangum Lang, Heather Anderson Dalton, and me.

And all of our children!! Nikki's boys are in the front Gavin and Owen!! They are the cutest little boys!! Heather's little boy, Aiden, is sitting next to them on the far left. Hailey is Heather's little girl tucked in between the two boys!! Shea has a whopping 4 boys!! They are darling!! Jaxon, Jayden, Jettson, and Jordan! Shea is such a cute mom!! Holly just had another baby, Katie, in september so she left the baby at her mom's and just brought her little Emri who is sitting next to mayley. Emri is so stinkin cute too!! Yeah Hunter is screaming in the back and mayley is ready to pick her nose probably!! Hunter wasn't feeling very good that day!! poor guy! We took all the kids to Chick-fil-a and filled their tummies up with nuggets and let them play in the playplace!!