Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Time


This was probably my favorite Christmas in a long time. Its not that i haven't enjoyed them in the past, its just that this one went so well. I love being at home. I love having little kids around to bring on that Christmas spirit. I remember last year Ryan didn't quite get what was going on and Lacy just ate the wrapping paper. This year Ryan KNEW what was going on and Lacy was in for the ride. They were so excited about every little thing we did. My mom came to watch my brothers kids, so she was here for Christmas. It was so fun to have her and my little sister around. Lacy just loves Hannah. We started out our festivities this year with a new tradition. Since we will be living here in San Diego for a while i found this really neat thing they do here called the boat parade of lights. Its off the harbor in downtown San Diego. It was absolutely amazing. We sat on the grass and had dinner while watching like a hundred boats pass by all decorated with lights and music. We also went to see Santa. It was actually my first Santa mall experience since having my own kids. It wasn't as bad as i thought and Lacy didn't even cry.
We spent the day before Christmas eve and half of Christmas eve with my mom and sis. We had a good time baking fudge and rolls. I think i can make fudge all by myself now, which is a great achievement for me. Christmas eve we woke up and had monkey bread. My new favorite breakfast desert( thanks Shaun.) Then we decorated Christmas cookies for Santa. We also started another new family tradition and that is to have Carniasata every Christmas eve. Its one of our favorite Mexican dishes. We of course opened our pj presents and took pictures by the tree. Christmas Day was amazing. The kids were so excited. Lacy got a princess chair and Ryan got a scooter among other things. Brent got me the most beautiful necklace and i got him new shoes( how romantic huh?) That night we headed over to my Grandpas for Christmas dinner with the rest of the family here in Cali. It was a great holiday. Having little kids makes it that much more fun. I cant wait till next year. Lacy all decked out in her presents
Ryan with his new race track

Pj pictures- uh i thought i turned this around, maybe not, but i am too tired to change it so i guess you will just have to turn your head to look at it.

decorating cookies

Or should i say eating

Opening presents from grandma

My beautiful fudge

Lacy already helping in the kitchen

And last but not least... Santa and the kids
Paige, Lacy, SANTA, Ryan, and Hunter

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Its a Party!!



Monday, December 7, 2009

Presents and Chukie Cheese


So for Ryan's birthday we:

opened presents
(he opened these and said "these are my smash hulks," like five times.)

went to Chuckie Cheeese with our cousins

blew out moms ghetto cake
He didnt know that it was ghetto, but i was pretty embarrased. I used the last of the batter left over from cup cakes. We were going to eat this ghetto one at home and get a nicer one, but there was no time. ( This explanation is mostly for me :>)

opened more presents ( thank you Hunter and Paige)

forced cousin pictures
forced a very cute family picture

...and of course played some games.
(I was hoping she would score me some big points this way but she favored putting them in bottom.)

We also had Brent's work Christmas party. Here are some cute chocolate covered kids.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Selling our Car..PLEASE HELP


We are selling our car...
2005 Nissan Sentra
Power everything,tinted windows, cruise control, cd player, and more.
We are asking 5.795
It kelly blue books at 6,000
It has kind of high miles at 93,000 miles but these are mostly freeway miles. We have taken very good care of this car. Its in great working condition. Pass the word along. Thanks
Call Hilarie at 480-518-1176

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How did that happen??


How did my little baby boy turn FOUR...
It was just yesterday that i was holding you in my arms and you were so teeny tiny. It was just yesterday that you took your first steps. It was just yesterday that you loved me more than your friends. I cant believe you are growing up so fast.
I cant imagine life without you. You keep me on my toes. You help me to find my imagination. You help me see the good in the world and other people. I love you Ryan Our family tradition to have pancakes with a candle
Ryan taking cupcakes to preschool

Lacy wanting in on all the action:)