Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The New Year Running...

We had a very eventful New Year and very fitting for all the weddings earlier to celebrate a wedding New years eve. First and foremost Welcome to the Family Natalie!!! We are so excited to get to know you better and all the fun things the future has in store.

Before New Years Eve we enjoyed a nice little retreat at my brothers cabin where I got to play with my adorable nephew and niece (though Lexi enjoyed playing with the boys more than me) then we drove down to celebrate my brothers wedding. They wanted to get married at 12:01 on 1/01/11. It was a great ceremony and with the help of a movie the boys were really good. (Hence no pictures of the older ones as they were glued to the TV) After we got a hotel room in the area so we weren't traveling so late and because we had a baptism for my nephew Treyton the next afternoon.
Porter was really good during the whole thing and awake, crazy kid!
He just LOVES his daddy and I love this picture!
Our traditions in the past is to get a hotel room New Years Eve and take the boys swimming etc... so we were able to stick with that and take them swimming New Years Day.

Hope Everyone is keeping up with their New Years Eve Goals:)

Ending the Year, Beginning a New Year at a RUN

Well as always it's about three to four times a year I think of quitting my blog, it is always about the same time that I recieve emails from friends asking why I haven't updated my stuff. Yeah most of you know I'm a slacker, but also know I can be guilted into stuff and honestly I love reading all of your blogs and keeping up to date on your adorable kids and what they are doing!! (And those that don't have kids, I love being entertained by you also:) So again here is my quarterly update, LOL

We had a WONDERFUL Christmas!! Usually I don't let the holidays get to me, I LOVE THEM, but I do have to send out an apology to everyone I may of been a little short with this Nov/Dec, I was tired, not of Christmas or the holidays, but of being a single mom (Allen is gone wrestling all winter) and having so many EVENTS that needed my attention. SOOOO Sorry, I will do better next year and if I don't at least ya'll are prepared;). I also propose we change Christmas to January 26th, Why? you might ask? Because I love Christmas, but let's be honest it is A LOT of work for 3 weeks and then your done. You have Thanksgiving and then it's like a race to get everything fun and cute and joyful done (plus of course the buying) and then it's over. I want to listen to Christmas music for two months, I want to enjoy my house decorated all festive for two months (it is a lot of work for three weeks, right Kristen?) EVEN if I didn't decorate my house this year but let my little sister do it. After all, Jesus wasn't really born on Dec 25th, I'm just saying.....
Alright I'll step off of my cardboard box, the one that my kids enjoyed more than the toys that came in it and post some absolute adorable photo's of my cute kids as we enjoyed our holidays.
This is my favorite picture, "Mom, really? The hat?"
This outfit was impossible to find. I REALLY wanted to buy him a Santa or first Christmas outfit, but everywhere I looked they only had the outfits up to 9 months, like a 10, 11 or 12 month couldn't be having his first Christmas. I finally gave up looking when in Smiths (not the marketplace, the grocery store) tucked behind a box in the baby aisle was this outfit. So here he is, he couldn't keep his legs in the outfit because it was only 12 months, but hey he got a first Christmas outfit.
and you can't go wrong with stuff on the butt when they are crawlers:)
Showin' off the Loot, I really love Christmas especially with how excited the boys get!

We again decorated our tree with only two weeks left, IF ANYONE knows of someone selling a good looking fake tree let us know. Buying real is hard because Allen isn't around a lot and I'm not going to lug one in sooo we always decorate way to late, but the boys love doing it and had a lot of fun. I told Allen I would re adjust all the ornaments the next day, but I never really got around to it.

AND a Big Thank you to our awesome neighbor who handcrafts rocking horses and gave us one for the boys for Christmas. How cool is that!!
I hope you all had just as merry of a christmas as we did and looking forward to next year!!