Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Somehow when Aubrey and Ella were upstairs playing with their HS musical dolls, Troy slipped through the bars and met an almost untimely death on the hardwood floor downstairs. Aubrey received these dolls for her birthday, so at first she was quite devastated. But as you can tell from the pictures, her daddy turned that frown upside-down and "Wa-la!" Troy is good as new:)
Monday, January 28, 2008
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Saturday, January 26, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
So, we have spent many days inside lately. With the flu, stomach flu, ear infections, strep throat, pink eye, colds, and other fun viruses filling the past two months of our lives, you may wonder what has occupied our time. Good ol' puzzles, books, the wii(Yes, we got one!! That will be a future post),movies, Webkinz, and today: creating our own M&M people(Thanks Natalie for the idea!). Aubrey and Ella loved picking out the features for their own M&M girls. I did too! Can you guess who's is who's?
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Friday night my aunt Cindy was over visiting and to our surprise Cali decided to try standing all by herself! I think she was trying to show off:) The first video clip is from that night when she first started trying it(and yes, I sound mean in it, one of the kids had been acting up earlier, ok!) I love how she claps after she does it. The second video is from yesterday. She was doing it all day long! It is so cute. Its funny how she had never done it before and now all of the sudden she is doing it all the time. They learn and grow soooo fast. Yea for our big girl Cali!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
"To me, it's always a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk around. That way, if anybody says, 'Hey, can you give me a hand?,' you can say, 'Sorry, got these sacks.'"
Thank you Joey for making this choice. I know it wasn't easy, and its going to be a long year and a half, but I love you for doing this. I will be as supportive and helpful as I possibly can. I will always be right by your side. But don't hate me when I'm a little cranky, okay? :) It will only be because I miss you! Its going to be hard for you while you juggle your job, your new calling in the YM presidency, and your family, but I know you can do it. You are an amazing man. I know you are doing this because you love us. We love you very much! Congrats on getting accepted to the MBA program. I know you are going to do great!
Check out Cali's face in this picture. She was eating quite ferociously.
And so it begins...wish Joey luck if you get a chance. Pray for him. ...and pray for me too. :)
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I think Melissa looks so cute holding a baby girl, doesn't she? Someday Melissa will have her girl and maybe someday I'll have a boy:) Melissa is outnumbered at her house like Joey is at ours.
The perfect end to our day of "camping"
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Melissa was hiding from me, but I found her. Sorry Melissa, there is no escaping me and my camera.
I accidentally went to the men's restroom. Okay, in this picture, I was pretending but seriously I accidentally walked right into the men's room at Wal-mart last week and what I saw wasn't pretty.
A very important safety message Melissa can't read signs I guess. Either that or I said, "Melissa, put your foot up on the baggage and I'll take a picture." Gosh, I'm lame. Thanks for cooperating that night Melissa and playing along. I had fun and I'm sure that night you wished you had never made friends with me:)
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Lookin good girls! :)
Monday, January 07, 2008
Making and decorating Christmas tree cookies with Grandma
Don't you love this picture Tara? You shore look happy to be doing a puzzle. And you look kinda scary too. LOL. Don't hate me for too long, ok?
Ella helping me out. Isn't this the sweetest picture? Thanks for capturing that moment Joey.The masterpiece complete. This took us a couple of days to do. It was really hard because not only was it 500 pieces, it was 3D. Any puzzle expert out there will tell you, this was no easy task:) Everyone decided we will never do it again, so I think my mom is going to glue it together. I think she should put it above her mantle, don't you? :)
Uncle Austin reading to Ella. Ahhh...what a sweet uncle!
Trying out the new stamp sets with Grandma
Last but not least, one of our little icecream creations. Doesn't it look perdy? Can you tell we like to eat? You can't have a good time without good food(especially sweet food!!)
We had a great time and miss you guys so much already! Hopefully we'll see you again really soon!