Friday, December 31, 2010

Year in Review

Wow! I can't believe 2010 is already coming to an end! This year has been pretty eventful for our family and since I didn't send out a Christmas card this year I figured I would sum up our year on the blog.

We welcomed Levi into our family on June 2nd of 2010. He has been such a wonderful addition to our family. He is almost 7 months old and he is slowly discovering how to sit up and move around.
Ella turned 2 in June. She is our curious, adventurous child. She is as sassy as ever and one of the happiest children you will ever meet! She tries very hard to keep up with her older siblings, and does a good job holding her own. We just love her!
Tori turned 3 in May. She started Preschool in September. Over the past year she has changed so much. She is so smart and she has a wonderful imagination.
Landon turned 5 in January. He started Kindergarten in August and he LOVES school! He has adjusted beautifully to all day Kindergarten and is doing well, he even earned an award in November for reading. He continues to be a great big brother and son.
Jared started his 4th year of grad school this past August. He is doing well and getting closer to finishing. He is still a Seminary teacher and started his second year of teaching in August. He loves working with the youth but isn't so in love with the early hours.
This year has been a great one for me (even though I spent the first half of the year pregnant). It is crazy for me to watch my kids grow up and to experience the changes in our family that come with our kids getting older. I have been busier then ever since Landon started school. I try to help out in his class twice a week and I am part of the school's (very small) parent organization.

We look forward to the new year and everything it brings, and we wish you all a happy  New Year too!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ghost of Christmas Pictures Past

Christmas 2004. I will never forget this Christmas because I spent it in the hospital. That Landon was causing trouble before he was even born.
I was looking at the post below and it made me think about old Christmas pictures. So I went looking through some of our old Christmas pictures, and those old pictures made me think about even older Christmas pictures and I figured I share some with you. So here is a glimpse of some of my past Christmases.

Christmas sometime in the 80's :)
Christmas '87
Christmas '87
Christmas sometime in the 80's
Christmas sometime in the 80's
Christmas sometime in the 90's. Got to love the mushroom cut!(I am the one on the far right)
Christmas '92. And I am super embarrassed of this picture. (I am second in from the right)
Christmas 2001
Christmas 2002. Jared and I were engaged
Christmas 2005
Christmas 2006
Christmas 2007
Christmas 2007
Christmas 2008
Christmas 2009
Christmas 2009
Christmas 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Best!

 I love dressing my kids up the week before Christmas in their new Christmas outfits!
I took these ones back in October intending to use them for our Christmas cards:

I took these ones this week, my kids were not cooperating so they did not turn out great, oh well:

Friday, December 17, 2010

For Grammy and Grandpa P

Also my photoshopping skills are AWESOME! Brent you should be proud :).

Family Pictures 2010

 While my friend Lillian was here for Thanksgiving she took some pictures of the family. I love the way they turned out, Thanks Lillian, you are the best! (and we miss you!!!)
P.S. I was going to wait to post these until after we sent out our Christmas cards this year, but this past month has been a little crazy and it doesn't look like we will be doing Christmas cards this year. I know you are all heartbroken.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Happy Half Birthday to my baby boy!

 I can't believe Levi is already half a year old. These past 6 months have gone by way too fast! Levi is such a great baby, the perfect bookend to our family. He is so sweet and mellow (well most of the time) and I like to joke that he is my favorite. With Levi I have really tried to just enjoy his baby stage and it makes me happy that he has taken his time mastering his milestones. He currently rolls from his stomach to his back but not from his back to stomach. He is strong but has no desire to crawl or sit up on his own yet, and he hates tummy time! He likes to babble and he is  currently mastering the art of hand control. He started on solid foods just a week shy of 6 months old and he really enjoys them. And as you can see from the pictures he is pretty much the cutest baby ever :).
The other day Tori was playing with Levi like she often does, when she turned to me and said "Mommy I just want Levi to stay little." I couldn't agree more.