Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas 2007

This year for Christmas we went to my Aunt Becky and Uncle Steve's house. We had an amazing dinner. There was shrimp cocktail, prime rib, brisket, rolls, salads, potatoes, etc., etc. Everything was so good. My pants fit alot tighter the next day dang it.

This is my Grandma. She broke her hip for the third time a few months back and has been in the nursing home recuperating. She is quite the trooper. We were so glad that she could be there. My Grandma never has been one to miss out on a party.

This is my amazing Grandpa who is so patient, loving, and devoted to my Grandma. He is a wonderful example to me of unconditional love.

Here is my super handsome Dalton in his Christmas outfit (doesn't he look GQ).

Here is my super handsome Ashton. He likes presents just like his Mom.

Jeremy with an arm full.

Dalton being silly.

My sweet little Ashton.

Brotherly love (at least some of the time).

Christmas day we were home all morning and then went to my parents house in the afternoon to exchange gifts and have dinner. We had such a wonderful Christmas. Things were a little crazy this year with little kids that don't really know what is going on and that get tired from the business of the season (they were crying, no screaming in a lot of the pictures). It has been so much fun for me to see the excitement in my children's faces as they are experiencing and seeing things for the first time. They love to look and touch the tree, the don't like to touch the cold snow, they love the Christmas lights, they love to ride in empty boxes, rip up wrapping paper, and eat tape just to name a few. It has brought back the excitement and the magic of the season. We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!!

Santa's Reindeer in Corinne?

Saturday we went to Corinne to see Santa's reindeer. It was freezing cold. That's why we all look like Rudolph. My kids were really happy to be there as you can see. It was pretty cool though. It was at someones home. You just walked around their house. They had a lot of different animals and a Christmas village that you could walk around and look at. My kids didn't notice much they just liked stomping around in the snow. It was a fun but cold outing.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ah....The joys of motherhood

WARNING...The picture you are about to see is fairly graphic. Look at your own risk!

Today was an eventful day at our house. We had our first poop in the tub (courtesy of Dalton). He started screaming a scream like I had never heard before and I couldn't figure out what was going on. And then I saw it.....the brown floaters(dry heave). Ashton was already out of the tub luckily. So I get Dalton out and he instantly stops screaming. Now that he is away from the brown floaters he is no longer afraid but is curious at the things that he created. He kept looking in the tub at them. And then, oh what joy what fun I get to clean up the poop. Ah good times, good times.

(See even the fish went belly up from this traumatic experience)

Monday, December 17, 2007

Welcome Karson Paul Keller

Here are some pictures of my new nephew Karson. He was born on December 7th. He is so cute and seems to be a very good baby. I'm jealous that he has more hair than my kids. Congratulations Jamie and Rex!!! We love you.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

A Night In Bethlehem

Tonight was our ward Christmas party. They turned the gym into Bethlehem. We had to bring canned food in exchange for tokens so we could buy our food. We ate on blankets on the floor from tin pie trays. Jeremy was one of the Shepard's in the nativity. Outside they had a manger with real animals. There was a donkey, sheep, goats, and the big hit was the real life camel. It was so cool. Ashton and Dalton loved touching the camel.

Here are our friends the Small family.

Here is Jeremy (the Shepard) trying to get a room at the Inn (The Bethlehem Marriott).

Here is Ben (the Inn Keeper) who wouldn't give us a room.

This is my good friend Jamie Hadfield.

This is another good friend Marcie Mitton who is holding Ashton.

Dalton was a little angel all night can't you tell?

Ashton and Dalton running around.

Kristal, Marcie, Dan, Ben, and Jeremy