Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gingerbread Houses with Mimi

This year we made our Gingerbread Houses with Mimi at the BeachHouse. Mimi was busy all day making fresh homemade gingerbread for all 11 grandkids that were going to be there to decorate. She also makes the best homemade icing! The boys loved decorating their very own houses and adding their own unique character. I loved seeing how different they all looked. We had a fun night decorating and started our Christmas off just right!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Crew and Hudson's Holiday Performance

This morning Wyatt and I were lucky enough to watch Crew and Hudson perform in their annual Holiday Performance at Sierra Madre School. They both were so cute to watch. Hope you enjoy this little video as much as we enjoyed it!
(Crew is on the left and Hudson is one person to the right of Crew)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Big 3-0!

Happy 30th Birthday to this handsome guy!

some 30 things we love about you:

1. Your sense of humor
2. Your love for your two biggest fans
3. Your Smile
4. How competitive you are
5. Motivated
6. How you are up for trying anything new 
7. You are willing to watch the kids whenever mommy needs a break
8. You will run errands with me and wait in the car with the boys
9. You put your family first in everything!
10. The love you have for your mother
11. How knowledgeable you are in the gospel 
12.Your dirty Mexican accent (I secretly think it's kind of sexy)
13. How you will watch all my favorite TV shows with me (I know you like them just as much as I do)
14. You love a good chick flick
15. How fast you can get over being upset
16. That you want to travel the world with me
17. That you want your boys to have opportunities you never had
18. When we can hear you honking down our street letting us all know that you're home
19. How hard you work at school knowing it's going to benefit our family
20. How your willing to admit when you made a mistake
21. You can get us into pretty much anywhere or into the front of the line (Six Flags, Disneyland)
22. The love you continually show me everyday.
23. What a great friend you are
24. How you care about fashion
25. Your an amazing salesman
26. You tell the kids the best stories
27. The most defensive driver (kind of scary sometimes)
28. That you notice when I get a new shirt
29.Crew likes "when you play football with him and he loves you" and "when he gives me hugs"
30. Hudson likes that "Daddy taught him how to ride his bike"

Happy Birthday Wyatt! We love you more and more each and everyday. Thanks for being the best example to our boys and the best husband to me. Hope your birthday is a good one you won't ever forget!

Monday, November 28, 2011


Lucy, Aunt TT and Tater

Tate & Hudson playing football

Tate got Hudson with the tackle...

Uncle Joe Joe taught Hudson and Tate the football picture pose

Jevy and Joe carving the deep-fried turkey. I must say it was quite tasty!

Joe and Tori

There was a lot of this going on during Turkey Day

more Football...

The kids played Guitar Hero and legos in Mimi & Papa's room

the setup for our Turkey Dinner

the gorgeous view on Thanksgiving from my parents home

Lucy and Hudson {only 6 weeks apart}

Hudson loves his cousin Lucy. He is the sweetest with her; I can't wait for our little girl to join the fam seeing my boys like this with other girls.

The turkey expert Rick and my Turkey to date!

Hudson loved it too!

our best attempt at a family photo with the bird

love them all!

Tate and Kendal

Movember...this picture seriously looks like I have molesters as brother-in-laws. Win!

enjoying our Thanksgiving Feast

I fall more and more in love with these two boys each and every day.

I love him.

My brother and his cute family

Hudson seriously adores his Dad. It's pretty darn cute if you ask me.

Mom. Sisters and Sister-in-law.

3 of us are preggers right now. Jess, Tori and Myself. Jess and I are actually due on the exact same day both with girls. So excited!!

best of friends. This picture is too die for, it just puts a smile on my face!

Kendal and Paige

Luke and Hudson

Chris and Trey

Chris. Hudson. Trey. Crew.

We played some baseball

At Ruth's Chris for Joe's surprise birthday party


-for my family
-for my husband and all the hard work he puts forth for our family.
-for Crew and Hudson and their sweet little spirits. They are constantly teaching me. 
-for the gospel. the guidance it brings into our lives.
-for our home
-for technology
-for great friends who are always there for me no matter what
-for good health
-for the opportunity I have to be entrusted with another one of heavenly father's children
-for my sisters and my brother
-for my parents and for great in-laws who both show us unconditional love on a daily basis

I am thankful for so much more! We had such a great Thanksgiving weekend spent with family. I feel so blessed to live so close to everyone in my family and to be able to see them so often. I love them all so much and know that family is what life is really about. I feel truly blessed to have been born into such a great family.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

One fun-filled Day!

Crew's cute friend Sienna

adorable little Hazel.

Hudson was so proud that he made it all the way to the top by himself! You can tell how excited he really was!

great group of ladies in my ward.

Crew and Charlie were cracking everyone up. They were dominating the bike path!

my two handsome little men.

Tate and I didn't go on Soarin' over California so while we were waiting we had fun taking silly pictures of ourselves

We caught the Disneyland Christmas parade just at the perfect time and Crew and Hudson practically had front row seats. This is by far our favorite parade!

Disneyland is seriously so magical at Christmas time. Before we decided to head home we stayed to see the castle turn to winter and it even snowed on us! The boys were in heaven!

When Crew and Hudson got out of school we went to kidspace to meet some of our friends and played for a few hours. While we were there Wyatt called and said he was on his way home and wants to take the boys to Disneyland. So we had a quick lunch, packed up our things and were off to Disneyland. We met up with my sister Tori's family and our friends the Cameron's. It was a fun day and everyone was wiped out on the drive home. Seeing all the fun Christmas decorations at Disneyland got me really excited for the holidays this year. Can't wait!