Sunday, December 30, 2012

I Guess He Liked His Present

Grimm loves chewing, thankfully he sticks to his toys, but boy does he show us what he thinks of his presents we get him! Such a funny dog.

Our Favorite Elder

Our favorite missionary Elder Austin Baxter and his darling wife Sarah! Can't believe it was 6 years ago he first taught us, and every December we look forward to seeing him and his wife!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wish You a Merry Christmas!

It seems like every Christmas we are running all over with our heads chopped off, not really even enjoying Christmas morning with our kids cause we are in such a hurry. This year was so different and we loved it! We did our own Christmas morning, breakfast with just our little family of four, and it was great! It was so fun watching the girls faces light up when they came down Christmas morning seeing that Santa had brought them a kitchen. We really just enjoyed watching them open their gifts, and Elizabeth was so sweet, kept telling us thank you and giving us hugs, it was so great. Then we just spent the morning playing with our gifts and having fun.
After getting ready, we made a stop over at Ryan's dad Rodney's house and visited him and Ryan's little brother Randy.
Then we spent the rest of the day at the Turners with the family! It was great!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

Oh how I love getting together with my family on Christmas Eve for one of my favorite tradition. My dad reads the story of the birth of Christ and all the kids dress up and act out the story, it's so fun to watch their faces light up. My kids favorite part of the evening is getting GrandMerry pajamas, they get super excited for those! I'm just happy that we are able to get together as a family and this year was even more special because my grandma Isabel and grandpa Keith were able to join us! Very thankful for my family!
After spending some time with my family, we stopped by Ryan's Aunt Roxie's home to see all the cousins. They spoiled our girls with gifts, and the kids had so much fun playing together for a couple hours. This is the first big holiday without Ryan's sweet grandma Julia, and Ryan was so close with her, he's been missing her a lot. His aunt Roxie was so sweet and in memory of grandma gave Ryan a special gift, a wood puzzle. Every Christmas Grandma would give Ryan a sort of wood block puzzle because she knew he loved them and was so good at them. His aunt Roxie remembered that, and it was just the sweetest thing, and really made this holiday so special for Ryan. I'm so grateful for the family of his that we are able to stay close with.
To end the evening, we had our girls open their Christmas Eve gift, which is always a book, and we sit together and read it. Love this tradition and so do our girls.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Taking Care of her Big Sister

I love that Scarlett watches out for her big sister, and makes sure she is fed...even when Elizabeth is sleeping.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Brush Brush Brush

Scarlett takes brushing her teeth very seriously!

Monday, December 10, 2012

We all Scream for Ice Cream!

Today was an after school treat kind of day! Ryan, Elizabeth and I couldn't finish our ice cream because there was so much...but somehow Scarlett's little tummy has able to eat her entire thing! She must really love ice cream!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Primary Program

We are so proud of Elizabeth! She is so dang shy that she has never gotten up at church for any kind of program. Today was our yearly primary program, and she decided it was time! I'm sure it didn't hurt that Ryan was up on the stand too since he's a teacher, but she got up there! She even did an awesome job singing the songs she knew and even took on her reading part! I was so proud to hear her get up and say 'I will follow the prophet by being kind to other'. Proud parent moment for sure!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ward Christmas Party

Had a great time with family and friends at our ward Christmas party. Elizabeth was so excited to sit on Santa's lap...Scarlett not so much, lol.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sleepy Scarlett

One minute she is jumping on my bed as I'm trying to make it, the next thing I know she has drifted away to her happy place.