Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy New Year!!

We started off the evening with a delicious dinner at Bonsai!  

Then we headed back to our house for some Just Dance on the Wii, games, and toasts!  

These two are so cute playing this game!  They get all into it dance their little tush's off! 

We were lucky to have our fav's Abi & Ammon join us for some fun! 

Sure do love these girls! 

Trying out our dance moves! 

A toast at midnight (aka - 10pm) - and then A&A were off to more parties!  

Cheers to a New Year!  I am looking forward to 2013!  I have a feeling it's going to be a great year!  

December Random!

Here is a look at our random December!  

Oh she's cute! 

Tried straightening Tallie's hair one day and although it was fun I think her curls fit her a lot better! 

Little p loves to constantly stick out her tongue! 

P learning to be mobile... 

Starting out with an updog!  

Now a downward dog! 

 Now onto a traditional plank!  

Loves playing airplane with mommy!  

Um, she wore this beautiful dress to church one Sunday, and seriously does it get any cuter!?? 

Pres enjoying her new found mobility, although the first few weeks she only  knew how to go backwards and got stuck under my bed! 

Daddy getting his snowman on!  

Kiddies decked out in their Christmas outfits!  

Dave our best friend and Speen's orthodontist (from California) in town for Christmas and making house calls for ortho follow up!  What a stud!   

One of my favorite parts of the month was getting to see this FABULOUS family!  Some of our very best friends from grad school who sadly live in Australia now!  It was soooo good to see them.  I have missed them so much!  Their kids are so beautiful and we are hoping to make it out to visit them a year from now! 

Spence totally missed jamming with this guy! 

Riding bikes in the church gym! (yes Spence totally butchered Lance's hair!) 

Tallie's first time on a bike, and she was CRUISING!  Totally a biking natural!  

And finally, we had lost contact with this guy for several years.  Spence and Ryan were mission buddies together, and it was fun to catch up with him after not seeing him for several years.  Blog readers - I would encourage you to look closely at this young man, cause it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he ended up being President of the United States one day, and for the record he has already promised me that I can be the White House activity coordinator!  

Totally a random and wonderful December!  

HS Friends reunited!

Over the Christmas break, my friend Kristine, who was in town visiting from California, sent out a text to see if anyone wanted to have a play date at her parents house.  Randomly and luckily everyone with kids could come!  I guess the key to getting everyone together is throwing it together last minute!  

Here is a picture of the kids when we got there.... (everyone happy and content!) 

A group pic of my girlfriends!  Love these girls!  

Amy showed up with her two girls and Kristine's son got home so we tried to do a picture of ALL the kids and didn't go as well the 2nd time around!  

It's crazy - out of all my high school friends with kids, there are 3 boys and 14 girls!!!  

Allie & Annie 

Erica & Alex 

Kristine with Amelia & Jonathan 

Amy with Sammie & Millie 

Lindsay & Haven (with 2 of her girls not pictured and another baby girl due in May!) 

Jessica with Ella & Vivienne 

Rebekah with Kameron, Hailey & Marissa 

And me with Lance, Tallie & Presley 

It was so much fun getting together with all my lovely ladies and their adorable kiddos!  

9 months already!

The little p turned 9 months on Christmas!  

She is still unbelievably amazing and had a great month!  

Up on all fours, starting to crawl around
Said "mama" and "dada" for the first time 
(for the record - she said mama first!)  
Pulled herself up for the first time, but hasn't done it much since!  
Still easy going, happy, and crazy about her brother and sister!  

Merry Christmas!!

We celebrated Christmas morning at my parents house.  The kids had a blast opening their presents and being spoiled from Santa!  

Tallie loved her new singing barbie!  

Presley loved her activity center.... 

... and formula!

Love my boys! 

Tallie got a Cinderella bike and she was so excited!!  It even has a little carriage/basket that she put her doll in and took her for a ride! 

Tallie enjoying Presley's present with the little p! 

JT & Kelli took a 6am flight home from Chicago Christmas morning, we were able they were able to make it back with out any delay and join us for a fun Christmas morning!  

Seems to me like Presley enjoyed her first Christmas!  

Christmas afternoon we enjoyed food and family over at my Grandma's house! 

Love these cute little cousins!  

Lance & Cousin Spencer 

Later that night, Spence's fam came over!  

Some of my favorite girls!  

 Me and my love!  Wow we both definitely need to get our hair done!  

I am grateful that we had such a wonderful Christmas spending time with our families!  Our kids were so darling and made the day so much fun.  And most importantly I want to say how grateful I am for my Savior Jesus Christ.