Friday, December 31, 2010


Ryan and Mindy stayed with us this year

Mindy making us craps for breakfast

Ella loved her bracelets

Alice so happy she got Rapunzel
I can't believe Christmas has come and gone already. We had so much fun. I think I was more excited than my kids. It was so fun to see their faces Christmas morning. We had a great day and loved spending time with with Mindy and Ryan.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday goodies

Alice didn't want her picture taken

Check out Ella in this one ;)

Decorating our ginger bread house is one of my favorite holiday traditions. It is so fun to watch my girls excitement of building a house out of frosting and candy! I love baking during Christmas. It reminds me of home and makes it feel like the holidays. Alice always loves to help, so we made these cute reindeer cupcakes. Happy holidays!!

Ella has also been getting her bottom molars. Her bottom left one finally broke through. She has been a tropper. She also started this new cheesy cracks me up.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dad's accident/ girls trip

Dad and I
Dinner the first night at Olive Garden
Dinner at our hotels restaurant at Tahiti village

The first time I've met my nephew Braxton. Such a cutie!

Rachel and I on our pull out hide a bed!

Last week I received a phone call from my sister Rachel telling me dad had taken a spill off his horse and was being life flighted to Las Vegas. I immediately dropped to my knees and said a prayer. He had two brain contusions as well as bleeding and six broken ribs. Luckily after a couple nights in ICU he was healing up nicely and was moved to a regular hospital room. The bleeding on his brain stopped and he was given the ok to go home. He is still VERY sore and has a lot of healing to do, but he is tough. We are so grateful and feel blessed that he is ok. When I told Alice about the accident, she asked me if papa's horse was in trouble. This weekend was also our mother daughter trip to Las Vegas. We decided to go ahead and still have our trip. We even got to steal mom away on the first night for dinner. We had a lot of fun visiting and Christmas shopping. Can't wait till next year!