Monday, January 9, 2012

Christmas & New Year's

        We had a wonderful Christmas and NewYear's! How about you? We spent both of the Holiday's with Dustin's Family. We had some fun and crazy times! Well al got together on Christmas Eve and met at the Temple visitor center and watched a fun video and then looked at the display of the sculptures of Christ. After that we all gathered on the Temple grounds to get some family pictures( to see those visit my Photography blog @ It was a little cold outside but we got some good pictures. After the Temple we went to visit Grandpa Jack and drop off a beautiful quit that Ceri made for him out of his old work clothes from Farr's Ice Cream and also a red wool skirt that was Grandma Lola's! It was nice to visit with Grandpa Jack! He told us some stories and of coarse we sang some Christmas carols with him! Next it was on to the Church house. We reserved Dustin & I's Church house for the evening and we played kick ball, chatted and ate a lot of amazing food! After all of that we headed over to Ceri's house so that the kids could get their Grammy Jammies! We also exchanges our Ornaments and watched a power point that Dustin did of the Nativity Story! It was a wonderful Christmas Eve. When we got back to our house we opened our Jammies and other Christmas eve gifts. Dustin's sister Heather got to stay at our house and spend Christmas eve and Christmas morning with us!

Christmas Morning was so nice and relaxing. Rylee didn't even wake up until 8 which was nice! We got up and saw what Santa had brought us and then enjoyed taking our time opening gifts! After all the gifts we had Breakfast. I had made this Crock Pot casserole. It had hash browns, bacon, cheese & a egg mixture that you pour over it and cook it on low for like 8 hours! It worked out so well. i put it in the crock pot before I went to bed and it was all ready to eat that next morning! I love stuff like that! After that we got ready for Church and we all attend Jack and Al's ward. Jack and the kids had parts in their program so we all went and watched. After church we all went back to our houses and I got all the food that I was in charge of ready and we met at Jack & Alison's house to have dinner, play games and do our family gift exchange. We had a wonderful dinner and had a lot of just hanging out and enjoying each others company!  
        So I guess I'll jump over to New Year's Eve. Dustin, Rylee & I went down to Utah that weekend to help him sister Heather move into her new apartment. It was really fun to help her pack up her stuff and then help her put it in her new apartment. I love to help other organize their stuff. Maybe it's because I know that i will have someone it talk to and it makes it go by faster. (maybe I need someone to come over and talk to me so I can organize my stuff!) We decided to have a new quiet night for New Year's Eve. We were all kinda tired for moving so we just made some fun food and just relaxed and watched some movies and such! We stayed in Utah until Monday afternoon so we got to go to Dustin's sister's ward and then we had another fun night of playing some games with the kids and then Heather, Lindsay & I watched The Help!! I love that movie! It made me laugh & and cry. I am reading the book now! All in all we had a wonderful holiday season! It has been hard to get back into the swing of things! 

(Be prepared for a lot of pictures!!)

Christmas Eve

Ceri & Grandpa Jack

Grandpa Jack & The Great Grandkids

Grandpa Jack & Grandkids

Playing Kickball @ the Church

Rylee & Addi being silly!

Grandkids in their Grammy Jammies

Heather opening her Jammies on Christmas eve

 Dustin & his Christmas Eve Jammie's 
Rylee opening her Christmas Eve gift from Mom & Dad

Lindsey opening her Christmas Eve Jammies

Christmas Morning

Rylee seeing what she got in her stocking

Rylee with her American Girl Doll that she got from Santa! (Just what she wanted)

Heather looking at the stuff from her stocking

Rylee got Just Dance 3! I love capturing that look of excitement!

Lindsey got Glee Karaoke! I don't know what kind of face I'm making! (by the way.. Rylee took all the pictures of me! she does a really good job don't you think!)

Dustin with his new Boise State Blanket! An amazing lady in my mom's ward made it! she makes them and gives them away at there potlucks. I won this one! The lady said that in 2011 she had made 83 of these blankets & gave them away for free!! WOW!

This present is a date a month gift that Dustin and I gave her! She gets to open one envelope at the first of each month and then there is a date in each one for her to go on with Dad or Mom! She also got 6 bonus dates that have gift cards to her favorite places to eat! She wasn't quite sure if she was excited about but she got to open her first one and it is a bowling date with Dad! Now that she really gets it she is super excited to open a new one every month!

This is me after opening the cutting mat for my new Cricut Mini!!!!! Dustin got it for me and I was completely surprised and excited! I am so excited to be able to get creative with it! If you don't know what it is ( it's okay if you don't! It just came out) then you should go to and check it out! it is pretty awesome!

New Year's Eve

Heather lounging and watching a movie on New Year's Eve

Dustin & Rylee just hanging out and watching a movie on New Year's Eve

Dustin & I kissing @ Midnight ( I have no clue why Dustin is just staring at me. He thinks he is so funny!)

 Trying to take a nice picture of Dustin & I (Yeah right!)
Decided to just get silly

All of us. Rylee didn't want to take a picture & she was super tired! It is midnight after all. Right after this picture She went upstairs and crashed. Her head couldn't even hit the pillow before she was out!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I'm Back!!

So I know it has been a year since I have posted anything. (A WHOLE YEAR!!! WHAT!!!) I am back now! there is too much that has gone on to try to catch up so I am going to just start from now. So first things first, I will give you a little update about what we have been up to. Rylee has finished the first grade and is excited to start the second grade! She is super smart! She ended the school year reading at just over a second grade reading level! She is an amazing speller! I am so thankful that she got that from her Dad because I myself am not the best speller! We took rylee to Disneyland for her first time over Spring break! It was an amazing trip and we had such a blast! Dustin turned 30 thisyear! I turned 29 and Rylee turned 7. For Rylee's birthday we took her to Las Vegas. We had a great time. We went to the tournament of King's (of course) and we also when to see the Lion King again! It was just as amazing as the first time we saw it! We got to sit front and center, right behind the Music Conductor! It was really fun to sit so close and see everything that went on. The Conductor even turned around at intermission and talked to Rylee! She told all of the orchestra that it was Rylee's birthday and they all wished her a happy birthday!

Rylee receiving an award for Reading!
Last day of school. Rylee with her friends Ashley & Kaython!
Dustin's 30th Birthday
My 29th Birthday!(Dustin Got me the YUDU for my birthday!!)
At the Lion King for Rylee's 7th birthday!
There are just a few pictures. I will be posting more in the next few days so stay tuned!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What the heck!

I just wanted everyone to know that we didn't fall off the face of the earth! I promise that I will get everyone caught up on what we are up to! Please stay tuned!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Welcome to the Family!!

My SIL Heather got a new sweet little puppy! His name is Sakoda!! Rylee is so in love with him. Heather brought him over to our house the other day so that we could meet him. Rylee is so sweet with him she holds him so gently and takes really good care of him. I think that Sakoda kinda like Rylee too. Rylee sat him down on Dustin's lap and then walked away and Sakoda started whining for her! It was so cute. Vegas wasn't really sure what Sakoda was. I think that he thought he was a new toy. We are so excited that we get to have Sakoda all to ourselves the week before Christmas. Rylee is so excited to puppy sit. She is taking the job very seriously. I think that she is even planning some activities to keep the dogs busy! Once again we want to give a big welcome to the newest member of our family!! We love you Sakoda!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Everythings Funnier with a Moustache!!

I have to say that Rylee is pretty dang funny all on her own, but if you throw a moustache in the mix it is even more hilarious!!!! I let her pick out a treat in the quarter machines at the dollar store today and the only thing that she wanted was a Moustache!! Crazy little nut! I told her that she had to wait until it was time for Dustin to come home from work to put the moustache on. So we put it on and she asked if we could take some pictures and I happily obliged. Like I said before, Rylee is a pretty funny kid all on her own but you have to admit that with a moustache it is even funnier!!

Here's some proof!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pro Bowler!!

Every year (if we are in town) we go bowling with Dustin's family on Thanksgiving! We look forward to it every year! This year Dustin released the Pro Bowler within. The first game that he bowl he kept getting strike after strike! It was crazy to watch.
Hold on the your seats for this next part..... he scored a 264!!! I could not believe it! It was amazing. I think that someone needs a leauge pass for Christmas!!

My Pro Bowler!!
Here is a picture of the screen with the score on it. It is not the best picture but look close and you can see the score and all the strikes!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Garden

We had a very bountiful and beautiful garden this year. Thanks again to my Mom & Dad for being so kind and patient with me and helping to teach me to plant and take care of the garden! It is always so amazing to me to see the tiny little plant come from the ground and turn into huge plants that produce so much!! Rylee was the biggest helper this year. She loved to go out and get her hands dirty. She got really good and telling the difference between weeds and plants. I don't think very many of our peas made it into the house. Once Rylee learned that you could brake them open and eat them and that they taste soooo good that is all she wanted to do.

Front of Garden

Back of Garden