Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas day

Ahhh, the joy of waking up and seeing what Santa brought. The kids tried waking us up at 7 am but we pleaded with them to let us sleep a little longer. Finally, they coarsed us into getting out of bed. (Notice the neatness of the gifts)

AND... a few minutes later, chaos has hit!!! I tried and even to this day, I still haven't gotten the house back together.
Kolton started Intermediate School this year and has been educated on name brand clothing. He informed me that Old Navy and Children's Place were no longer his style! So he asked for Abercrombie and Hollister clothing. So here he is all decked out in some of his clothes.

The little ones trying to wake up. Kourtney's picture needs no explanation. Santa knows her well!!
Here's Kylee trying to figure out what this hoopala is all about!

And this is one sexy vacuum... I mean husband! I tell him he is the hottest man on earth when he is doing the dishes or vacuuming! Ladies, don't you agree? I did get this vacuum for Christmas. Don't worry, I asked for one. I wanted a light weight one for the stairs.

Christmas Celebration

Wow, so much to do in one quick month. Here is just a picture of Kylee in a cute Christmas dress that she only got to wear once :( so I had to get a picture of her even while she was sleeping.

Kourtney was the "new" star in the church Christmas Program. Aunt Donna and I designed her star. Isn't she cute? We kept telling her she was the star of the show!! I didn't realize though that the star was sooo bright. It reflected the flash really bad.... sorry, there isn't a better picture.

Brent's entire family came to our house to celebrate Christmas the weekend before. We had a great time. We packed 23 people into our home. We made some great memories. Here is just a portion of the gifts! It's our tradition to have a Family Home Evening where each family shares something or just their thoughts. It's one of my favorite events of the year. It really bonds us as a family and increases my testimony of the Savior. I made a Noel "handout" for everyone since you know... I'm the "handout queen".
Here is Kaelyn and her cousin Morgan in their self made boat. Crazy girls!!

Our Project

I saw this in a magazine and really wanted one but had no idea where to get one so instead my crafty husband made it for me. I love the way it turned out!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


So!!! Our photo session wasn't as bad as I anticipated but I will reiterate that trying to get four kids to pose for a family picture is almost impossible. Here are some samples.
The engagement pose, again. What's up with that????

I'm framing each of these of the kids so I printed them in black and white.

Kourtney, doesn't she look innocent?

Sweet little Kaelyn.

Forever my baby, Kylee!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Holidays?????

We have been so busy around here. We left for Louisiana for Thanksgiving. We had some awesome food. Kevin fried a turkey that was delicious and of course there were 10 X's the amount of desserts needed so that's always a plus in my book.
Kylee and some Thanksgiving football. Go Cowboys!!!

Brent's nephew Lance plays HS football. Their team was in the playoffs since they had only lost one game all season. So we all went to Shreveport to watch him play. When we got there it started to pour rain. I had packed for cold weather but not for rain. We did the best we could. Here are some pictures of us trying to stay dry.

There's Lance, #64. I felt so bad for the boys... it was soooo wet and slippery.

Who's the momma and who's the baby?

We got back from Louisiana late Friday night so Saturday morning Brent quickly went to work!!

Kolton was in charge of checking all the bulbs.

The girls and I decorated the kids tree while the boys worked outside.

Sunday after church, I attempted once again to get a picture of the kids. This is one of about 25 pictures. We have family pictures today... I hope they go better than this did!

Sisters or partners in crime??

I had to post this one since she is a mini ME. I only got one out of four!!! Oh and don't you just love her boots... she does too!