Friday, December 26, 2008

Very Merry

This was our first Christmas in our new house. It was perfect. The tree, the presents, was so much fun. This year we got the kids scooters. Evan had his figured out in about two seconds, while Makayla wanted to make sure she knew how to properly use the brake before going anywhere. Weston's parents got us a new camera, which I am slowly trying to figure out how to use. My parents got us tickets to Wicked in San Francisco:) It was a great day. I am always sad as Christmas comes to an end and the excitement slowly fades. I love it all. Right now I am just enjoying those carefree days that follow Christmas, when the kids are completely captivated with their new toys and it is perfectly acceptable that my house is a mess.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Pretty In Pink

Makayla was dancing around my parent's house in her ballet clothes. Everyone kept telling her how cute she looked. No one pays more attention to Makayla than Evan. He wants to do everything she does. He adores her. So when Makayla took her legwarmers off because her legs were "toasty", Evan just couldn't resist. What gets more attention than a cute five year girl in legwarmers....a mischievous two year old boy. What can I say... I didn't stop him, my first instinct was to grab the camera. Priceless!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

We Have A Sidewalk!

I never thought I would be so excited to see cement. However, when your house is surrounded by dirt and gravel, you learn to reevaluate your priorities. I feel a change within myself... suddenly I am not so concerned with the seasons latest new shoes and styles. Instead I am dreaming of a paved driveway. I want to find out what all the trees are in the orchard are and learn how to take care of them. I want to plant a garden. I want to build a chicken coop and watch Makayla and Evan go collect eggs in their red boots. I am so excited to see what Wes and I can do with our property and see it change with each new project. Now don't get me wrong...the perfect pair of ballet flats still makes my head turn...however... now so does a good pair of sturdy rubber boots.

Dad and Mom, no I am not sick.... I am perfectly fine.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tis The Season

Today Evan ate a Christmas tree light. Need I say more?

Friday, December 5, 2008

Picture Perfect

For Christmas gifts in my family we draw names. We got lucky (or cheated) and had Bryan and Ashley draw our names. I was so excited because I wanted them to take family pictures for our gift. We had so much fun and they turned out amazing! I would like to give thanks to Ashley for her impersonation of a monkey and her commitment not to let any other photographers push us out of our spot. I would also like to thank Bryan for turning Caden into super baby (Evan loved it) and for his awesome photo shop skills (even though you didn't replace Wes for Edward:) Here are a few of my favorite pics...