Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Valentine's Photos

I took the kids out on Sunday to take their annual Valentine's Photos.  I'll admit, it's hard to make myself go out and take photos when I don't have to, but I always love having these and am happy after the fact :) 










 I wasn't planning on being in any photos and wished I had worn something else, but oh well :)











Ethan took this one for us :)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Around the House in January

Just a few snapshots from around the house the past couple of weeks....

 Everett and Alayna playing around at the piano.





Saturday morning breakfast.  A tradition in our home :)




Chillin' in jammies on Saturday morning

 Everett has discovered how much fun it is to wrestle with his siblings :)




Inday... always up in our business, lol.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Randoms


-I recently dusted off my Goodreads account and made a goal to read more this year.  It's fun to keep track of what I read, rate it, and keep a "want to read" list.  I recently finished Attachments by Rainbow Rowell and When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde.  I enjoyed both of them.  I'm currently reading Walk Me Home by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

-I participated in a shootout last Saturday with one of my photography groups (a women's group actually).  It was fun.  Someone put it together and got the models, and we went out just off the freeway past Cabazon and played for an hour. The only bummer was that it was SO COLD.  It felt extra cold because it was extremely windy.
Here's a picture of the models from my camera :)


-Poor Everett got some crazy stomach bug for SIX days.  He had diarrhea and vomiting.  Poor guy ended up loosing weight.  We were so glad when he finally got better and is now back to himself.  In fact he's been eating like crazy this week, which is good! It felt like a very long week when he was sick.   This week Alayna came down with something and has been laying on the couch for two days, poor girl.  She has a fever and snotty nose, no throwing up thankfully.





-The Mercers prepared a super fancy meal for our small group.  It was better than a restaurant and so fun. 


-My Aunt Karri and Uncle Ken were out from Colorado for a couple of days because he had work in the area.  We got to have them over for dinner, which was nice.  They had never been to our house. 

-It snowed quite a bit in the mountains the other week.  I took the kids just up the road a couple of miles so they could play in it for just a few minutes (this was the week Everett was sick).  Gotta love Ethan in his shorts.... he won't wear pants, lol.  Crazy kid.


Alayna asked me to take this picture after church last week.

I got my hair cut and went short again, I've been enjoying it as it forces me to do it more often and I don't just put it in a ponytail :)

Alayna stilt walking and Ethan rollerblading

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Christmas with Matt's Family

We celebrated Christmas with Matt's family on  New Year's Day.  We all exchanged gifts, the kids played together all day and we ate lots of food... a pretty typical holiday :)





And that wraps up my blog for 2015!  It's been a really great year, and I'm thankful :)