Friday, June 8, 2012

The Reason

If you haven't noticed I've been a little MIA lately on our blog.  Basically to make a long story short...we moved.  Brady got accepted into the MBA program at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA.  Yep, where I grew up.  We have known since January but we had to keep it a secret so he could work as long as he could at England Logisitics.  It was really hard not to tell ppl or even type it on here:)  Anyway I have a lot of catching up to do so bear with me...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Christmas picture

Christmas Sunday. What a good day:)
I don't know why it's impossible to get a good picture of both of them.
Maybe one day.

Yet more left out pictures

Our finished gingerbread houses for our party.
Brooke with the kids after their fashion show.
Braxton was there too, playing the computer of course.
Every time we go to Martha's we raffle off prize baskets.
A few people bring them filled with fun goodies.
These are all the people who didn't win this year.
These are the winners!
We had so many baskets this year!
I even made a Louisiana one.

Left out Pictures

Brady went to the Patriots vs Broncos game in December with some people he works with.
Go Tom Brady!

Watching games during the Christmas Break.
He is never in the mood for pictures.
Madison and Hayden playing around.
Aubree came for a few days and took the kids
on another Donut Day.
Doesn't this look like a "coming out" picture.
Ha ha
Kaitlyn and Maycee came to our house for a day.
Madison was really having fun I promise.
She loves to have a straight face for pictures.
My wreath before the storm ruined it.
You should never chew gum while
getting your picture taken Madison!
Giving the evil look...
with morning hair.
Even evil-er.
The rest of the pictures are from Thanksgiving in California.
Us hanging out at Aunt Martha's.
The "pink cage train" at Disneyland.
This kid could play games all day and night.
Brooke had the kids over for dinner, treats, a fashion show, and sleepover.
Madison talks about it almost daily.
She had so much fun!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Just a few fun things the kids have said.

-every time we get in the car she says, "Daddy put your seat belt on"! You'd think that it would be a habit by now. He gets annoyed, actually it's pretty funny.
-she also makes sure Bubba puts his timer on when he plays the xbox...he is only allowed 30 min a day.
-she finally got her 2 year old molars last month (she is almost 3). One day she had a pretty bad fever and we were "all snugly on the couch" (when we are in our jammies under a blanket) and she looked at me and asked, "Why do my teeth hurt right here?" as she pointed to the back of her mouth. It was so sad! I've never seen a child old enough to ask about pain and know right where it was coming from. Poor girl, that broke my heart.
-she has been doing new things all on her own almost daily. I don't want her to grow up. it's to soon.

-while reading a book about germs one night he looked at me and asked, "When am I gonna get the chicken pox?" Almost pleading. Then he followed up with, "Is it like when you get little chickens all over your body?" I laughed out loud and then explained that they aren't good:) And I hoped he never would get them!
-a young teenage girl spoke in church a few weeks ago and we were sitting on the second row. Right when she got up Braxton looked at me and said, "Way to much eyeshadow, huh?!" I had already noticed that but it was awesome when he did too.
-then the next day we watched Anastasia and he said, "Her eyebrows look kind of waxed don't they?" Hilarious. Maybe my kids know too much about my work, but I'm just trying to give them good taste:)

I've been reading like crazy lately. I've discovered that being in a book club is super fun.
We had a terrible thing happen to us last month. Brady and I tried and failed to transfer our home videos to our computer. Something went wrong with the transfer and we lost all our videos from the past 2 years. I brought it into Best Buy and after 2 hours they said they couldn't fix it. I started bawling right away and continued every now and then for the next couple days. How could this happen? I was so good a capturing different stages and it was really important to us to have those memories. It feels soo terrible I can't even explain. I am just sick over it. The only thing that consoles me is that I am just as good as taking pictures. I hope that never happens to anyone, EVER.


So I put the pictures in the wrong order....I'm not changing them! We stayed in Utah this year for Christmas and had a great time. We did lots of little things at home to celebrate and enjoy with the kids. I did all our Christmas shopping in November basically so we just relaxed and hung out together. Here are our photos:)
Madison tooting her horn in Grandma's shirt. The girl changes her clothes at least 5 times a day now. Mostly from one pair of p.j.'s to another.
Little BFF's the entire time.
Brax and Maycee

Kaitlyn and Teddy.
We're so glad he came up for the visit too.
Lounging around after dinner.
The kids loved giving Grandpa "hot potatoes" every time they saw him.
Shannon and Brynne the little walker.

We had a TERRIBLE wind storm one night.
I often wake up worrying about my wreaths on the door. Is that crazy? I usually try to fight it but end up going downstairs in the middle of the night and taking it down so it doesn't get ruined or blown away. This time I was too late!!!!! So sad too cause I made this wreath just a month ago:( I did vacuum it and it seems OK just not like it used to be.
Nathalie and I took our kids to see Puss in Boots...
at he good old dollar theatre. I love that place!
David and Kayla moved to Ogden so we got together with them.
Madison loves baby Scout!
Madison got twins with a stroller from Santa:)
Braxton got a Samuri castle:)
Oh Santa you always know just what to get!
More fun stuff...

Random cute pic.
Kid's tree and a nativity we made from the Friend magazine.
My first homemade ornament.
Braxton made it for me at school and brought it home wrapped.
I have to admit I cried a little when I opened it.
I helped out at his Polar Express Party at school.
Riding the Polar Express
Some decorations we made.
Mind you Braxton and Madison made. The pink tree is hers. She picked out everything on it, I simply glued. She 's definitely my child.
Their finished gingerbread houses.
Braxton has a snowboarder out front and Santa (the red m&m) on the roof climbing towards the chimney(marshmallow).
What a creative little boy.
Some pictures from a gingerbread house making party I put on at the clubhouse.
It was really, really fun!
This might have to be a tradition.

We were ALL ready to go!
Nathalie helped me assemble all 26 houses the night before.
Santa at our ward party.
Waiting in line to see Santa.
Brax had to wear his new suit coat that he earned at the primary program for memorizing his part and not being scared to say it.
Decorating their own tree.

We really had a great, great Christmas. We shared many memories with family and we were very blessed. My parents gave us all a homemade quilt handmade by his sister and niece. It is really incredible and we will have it forever. As Fancy Nancy says, "It is an heirloom!" OK, I have read that book one to many times! We hope everyone else had a wonderful holiday too.