Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Rach


You are a daughter,







and Friend.

You are a gift to our hearts, and friend to our spirits.
We love you more than words can express!

Happy 28th!

Friday, January 15, 2010

A Holly Jolly Christmas, It's my favorite time of year!

With our little Princess about to turn ONE

and Santa on the way...

There was much to prepare!
We had such a busy, yet fun month.
I wasn't able to get pictures of all
our festivities but feel I got enough for the memory books :)
We attended Grandma's (Motab) Christmas Concert
I guess I should say the boys and I attended, Rich was back at the hotel with Lila Rachie.
We took zero pictures but had such a fun time. Another highlight... The Little America Brunch Buffet. I think all the boys were in food heaven!
Our next venture was of course Grandma's Christmas party and Celebrating the December birthdays... Abbie and Lila
This being Lila's big First Birthday I had anticipated how thrilled she would be to dig into her own birthday cake.

We sang, she blew out her candle (with the help of her pops)
and as we tried to help her get a little excited and maybe just a little messy... Well, the tears came and she wanted nothing to do with it.
So here is the finished product...I mean, Come On!

(Thank You mom for the birthday cake and for always making the kids feel special on their big day)
After all the Hullabaloo with the cake our special visitor arrived...
Yes, the real SANTA!

I think this is the first year we had tearless kids! Yeah us!
We love you real santa.

Lila's big Day!

She has been such a joy to all of us!

Again... with the cake.
(yes, I thought she would have a change of heart and dig into it)

Once again I tried to help...

Once again she was in hysterics.
I guess you are a girly girl!
So we bathed her and just let her do what girls do best...
Talk on the phone...

and act annoyed.

WE do Love you little peanut!
Christmas Eve...
Celebrated with the Mouritsen family.
Again... no pictures but we traveled to Centerville, ate yummy food and participated in the
traditional nativity reading.
Later that evening the kids opened their PJ'S and books.

This years book... How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

-Christmas Morning-
Well, it was Christmas Morning.
Filled with excited kids, sleepy parents and presents under the tree.

Most of our Christmas morning was captured on Video :)
Later that day we were able to spent time with both families.

As stressful as it sometimes seems, I love this time of year.

Hope you all had a Merry Holiday!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Keeping up with the Jones'

And by Jones', I mean you!
My gosh time flies. It hardly seems possible to post as our mile stones seem to pass so quickly.
We are always blessed to spend time with both the Mouritsen and Jefferies families.
(forgive all of the pictures, although they can tell a story better than I ever could)
-Mouritsen Family-
Yes, we have your typical Celebration


Boys hanging out with the Boys...

(this is such a fitting pic of the boys... Love that Ethan has no pants)
Girls hanging out with the Girls... (as you can see, they are a little more mild mannered)

and the Men Cleaning up.

I can't lie, this is my favorite part.

-Jefferies Fam-
Love the food and the company.

Celebrating Birthdays... We have many in November
Ryan, Madie, Rich and Nat.

Lessons learned....
Don't leave anyone out of a photo opp...

once they saw Rich and I posing they all had to join :)

and ...Don't take pictures of Carter while eating :)

Thanks for the Fun

Tomorrow.... December
(and then hopefully I'll be caught up for the moment)

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