The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. -Thomas Jefferson

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Eve

The Christmas Festivities began the day before Christmas Eve when we headed over to the Food Bank to see Santa.  Kaitlyn LOVED it!

Hailey did not so much love it, but liked her present in the end!

 On Christmas Eve we went with my family out to dinner. 
Kaitlyn and Camryn sure do love each other!

 After dinner we bundled up and headed down to Temple Square to see the lights.  It was cold, but not unbearably cold - so that was good. 
Kaitlyn was trying to prove her point that she was tired apparently...

 My cute parents!  They have ALWAYS tried to make sure each and every Christmas was fun and memorable.  Thanks mom and dad! 
 The funnest part for the girls was that they got to ride the train!  We took TRAX back and forth to avoid the traffic - well worth it and even fun!

It was a very fun Christmas Eve!  Thanks family!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Winter Wonderland!

When we woke up to all the snow on Tuesday we decided to take advantage of the day and went down to my sister-in-law's and let the girls play in the snow with their cousins. So fun!

Hailey got ALL bundled!
 Sledding was the funnest!
 Hailey and Kenzie

 Snow Angles!
 Kaitlyn and Camryn made a very awesome snowman they named Frosty...

 Hailey spent her time eating as much snow as she could!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Princess Kaitlyn is 4!!!

On the 11th Kaitlyn turned 4!!!  I cannot believe how fast time flies. She is getting so big so fast.  (not in how tall she is of course, she's still a little munchkin like her mom!)  We threw her a Princess Birthday Party with all her little friends.  She had a blast. 

First we had a PRINCESS show up to help with all the fun and games. (Courtesy of my beautiful sister Allyx)

 We played Pin the Kiss on the Frog!

 All the Princes and Princesses got to make crowns and wands

 A cake fit for a Queen

 Kaitlyn, Mia, and Taya

 Hailey REALLY liked her cupcake!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kaitlyn's First Dance Recital!

Kaitlyn had her first dance recital last weekend!  It was soooo cute!  We were so proud of her, she did so good and had such a fun time.  Being the cheese-ball pregnant lady that I am, it of course made me cry to see her up there on stage for the first time.  I was also laughing my head off at these cute girls.  Lots of emotion for me!

The girls did some warming up on stage before the performance began
 Kaitlyn and Mia
 Anna, Kaitlyn, and Mia
 After the performance, everyone wanted some time with the DANCING QUEEN!
Hailey was first for the hugs of course!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

One Last Trip Before Baby

Brian does a lot of traveling out to California and we’ve been talking about me going with him sometime. With the baby coming we decided that we needed to do this trip quick before I can’t fly or the baby comes and I can’t do much! So about a week and half ago we jumped on a plane to spend a long weekend in Monterey and San Francisco. Brian did have to work a little, but I still had a great time just relaxing, reading, and walking around the shops.

We stayed right on the water. This is what we could see from our hotel. 

The best part of the trip was the drive we took from Monterey to San Fran up Highway 1. It follows the coast and is beautiful!!!

Here is the gorgeous beach that we saw and HAD to stop at. 

For all of those people that make fun of me for not liking the ocean and being a little scared of it….take a look at this sign…

Sure sounds like a fun time to me….:)

A beautiful lighthouse we saw from the road.
 It started raining quite a bit so we grabbed a pizza and pulled up to a beach to eat in the car.  We saw some awesome wind surfers out there!

 We of course had to take a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge (I started singing the theme to Full House everytime we saw it...good thing Brian loves me so much!)

Once in San Francisco we went to the wharf for some clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls (yum!) and of course had to check out the Ghirardelli Chocolate factory for some hot cocoa!  (look close and you can see how soaking wet we were!)
It was such a fun little trip.  It was nice to get away and have a relaxing trip with just Brian before the craziness of the holidays and the craziness that will be 3 kiddos!