Friday, November 30, 2007

Finally Thanksgiving Pictures

Staci working on dinner, mmm!
Staci's daughter Alaina....she looks like her daddy!
Abbie! Kjerstin's youngest, she's a month older than Chase
Hunter and Collin watching TV
Going to cut Christmas Trees! I didn't go, I stayed home with mom and Kjerstin with the 3 youngest kids


Collin in his gear!
Chase loved pulling the wagon and it was much more fun when someone was in it!

Alaina
Hunter and Indianna on the kids four wheeler! They had a lot of fun, grandma and grandpa have room in their backyard for them to ride. They live out in the middle of nowhere in Utah, a town called Mayfield, it's kind of by Manti for those of you who know where that is.

Rich and Collin riding around in the driveway

Alaina pulling Abbie
Grandpa riding the kids four wheeler!


Grandpa watching a movie with all the kids
Rich must have really been tired because Chase was crawling all over him and he didn't even notice!



Hunter and Indianna before dinner
Lots of family!
The kids in the hot tub with Grandpa, Tim and Rich

Uncle Tim getting beat up by the kids


Grandpa playing with Chase


What did Uncle Jason make me put on my head?!
Apparently Abbie is not happy!
This is Alaina singing and dancing to Hannah Montana

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

More to come

We're back! We flew to Utah this Thanksgiving to be with our family. Since I have been super busy trying to unpack...which is not done yet and it's already almost 1pm...and catch up on my eBay stuff I figured I would at least write about our holiday and post pictures when I have time to download them, which should be tomorrow. Anyway, first I'm so glad that Chase did well on the airplane. I must say I was really stressed out about that. We were able to put some of his TV shows on our IPod and he did really well at watching those with some headphones on the plane. Of course he didn't do so in between the time when we actually got on the plane and to the time when we were allowed to use our "electronic devices" He was really excited to see EVERYTHING including the window shade up and down and up and down A LOT and talking to everyone around him. The flight home was a little uneventful, he was tired and cried pretty load for awhile and eventually fell asleep so that was GREAT! Tim was so good at taking care of Chase for me so much while we were flying, he knows how much it stresses me out to fly and especially since I haven't been feeling too well and was really worried I was going to throw up since I did it last time on a plane when I was prego. But really, he as amazing and I couldn't have done it without him. When we finally got to his parents house Chase went crazy! So many things to see and do! He learned lots of new words since all of his cousins can talk....like Grandma and Grandpa, Abbie and "I see" just to name a few! We had lots of fun staying up late and playing games and watching movies. We had quite a bit of family come as you'll see in the pictures to come! Tim and I miss being closer to our family so much! We miss them lots and we are so grateful to spend time with them. I just wanted to let everyone know how much we love you and appreciate your friendships and everything you do for us. I'm so glad that we have started this blog, it's such a fun way to keep in touch. I'm so glad we have been able to find lots of friends that we may not have been able to see again otherwise. I love you all!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Day before

Today I have been trying to get ready to go out of town. However as much as I try I am pretty much unsuccessful. I haven't felt well at all this morning and thus far I haven't been able to get all my laundry done and I haven't even been able to start packing! This is driving me nuts! I am finally feeling a little better and decided to try and pack some of Chases' clothes. So in order to do this, he has to be preoccupied. I put Toy Story on for him and came back to check on him a few minutes later, and he had made this to sit in! So, I just thought I'd share. We are heading to Utah tomorrow to have Thanksgiving with Tim's family and we are really excited! It's been a long time since we've been out there and we can't wait! We'll be there until next Tuesday, so I'll post pictures when we return! I just also wanted to say thanks to Carrie today, she was so sweet and brought Tim and I this cute Thanksgiving poem with some treats, you made my day! I love you lots! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I wear my sunglasses at night

Chase found an old pair of my sunglasses and had fun playing with them around the house tonight. Of course when I tried to have him sit still to take a picture, he wouldn't.

This is his "cheese" smile


Monday, November 12, 2007

Black & White Casino Night

On Saturday we went to Black & White Casino Night! It's a charity event for a local hospital and they bring in dealers from a local casino, and you get to gamble with fake money! It's really fun and you get to try to win prizes and they always have lots of food. This is our fourth year going with Kathlene and Travis, it's kind of like our tradition now. It's just so fun because we get to dress up and go out and have fun! Kathlene and I decided to buy new dresses this year because we never feel like we fit in, usually it's all the rich people in fancy dresses. So we had fun shopping this year!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Fun News

So I've decided I can't keep a secret anymore...We are expecting in June! I was hoping to wait a little longer to tell everyone, but I've already started getting sick and I don't want to lie to friends. Plus it's so dang hard not to tell everyone! It's funny too because before I posted this I read all my friends blogs and found out Tris is prego too! Yeah, how fun! We were really excited to find out because we had been trying to plan it around all of our vacation plans next year. We are going to Utah in August and a family reunion in November so we were really happy to find out that it went "as planned" and those of you who know me well, know that I wouldn't have it any other way!

pregnancy week by week

Saturday, November 3, 2007

leaves, baptizms and fit throwing

Happy Harvest! I love fall so much! We tried to take some cute pictures of Chase this weekend and seeing how he doesn't sit still for ANYTHING, we only got about 2 good shots out of the bunch, but I love this picture! So this weekend was fun, and I didn't have my camera with me alot, but Allison and Jaden got baptized today! (Kathlene's daughter & Lissa's son) That was fun to go to, of course Tim didn't get to hear much because he was out taking care of Chase, but at least he got to come in and help confirm the kids. Afterwards we went out to eat with everyone and that was lots of fun. Of course for about the first 20 minutes, Chase didn't want to eat anything....I think he has the terrible two's early! He has been such a stinker lately. He loves to throw fits at the store, especially when I'm trying to put him in the shopping cart and then usually again when we are leaving. I'm sure it's just a phase and he'll get over it soon enough but in the mean time, he's driving me crazy!!!