Friday, December 31, 2010

Another Year Down

This year for New Years we made a trip to Idaho. We took Brookie's friend Tenielle with us. It was a relaxed but fun night. First Brent and I, Aaron and Dez and my Mom and Dad went to a dinner at Dietrich High School. Then we came home and stayed up and watched the ball drop on TV and banged some pots and pans. It was snowing really hard and the roads were bad so cousins from Richfield couldn't make it down but it was fun to spend New Years with Aaron and Dez and their kids.Brent and April

My Mom and Dad

My brother Aaron and Desaree

Jessie almost made it to the new year. She fell asleep about 11:30. We woke her up at midnight and she stayed up about 1 minute and then she was asleep again.


Brookie and Kegan

Tenielle, Brookie and Megan
These two are CRAZY!

Jessie and Uncle Aaron

Braden and Jerik

Grandma Telford and Sidney

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day 2010

This is the first Christmas since we have been married (12 Christmas's) that we spent Christmas morning at our own home. It was wonderful! It was just our own little family. I loved it. I am so greatful that we have such a good life. We have such great kids. They are so loving and good to each other and happy and healthy. I'm also so thankful for our good jobs that allow us to provide a good living for our little family. It was a fun Christmas!
Brookie and Jessie got an IPAD from Santa. When they unwrapped it they were so surprised. They COULD NOT believe it!

More IPAD pics.

They really were surprised with this it!

Brookie & Jessie got their very own cell phones.

Braden got a black DS and a racing bike. Santa called Braden from the North Pole this year and Braden told him that he wanted a black DS for Christmas. He was so excited that Santa brought him what he told him on the phone!

Jessie opening her cell phone. They were blown away!

Yeah...a cell phone...for me!

Nikki Cole was very tired. She LOVED all her Dora stuff. Her favorite was her Dora lipsticks and her Dora books.

Jessie and her cell phone.

It was funny because Jessie opened her cell phone first and Brookie was freaking out that JESSIE got her own cell phone.

Snow White (Nic Nic) loving on her Dora doll sitting on her new Dora blanket.

Jessie texting on her new phone, wearing new jammies from Nana and holding her new Tumbleweeds bag.

Brookie with the IPAD, her new cell phone and her Abercrombie sweatshirt hoodie.

Brookie is Nikki's VERY favorite! Nikki wearing her new Dora jammies.

Jessie and Braden sharing their new toys.
This year we had Christmas dinner at our house and Bob and Linda came over to eat with us. Brookie and Jessie and I did the ENTIRE dinner. It was so yummy!
The girls were such big helpers!

Brent was not a big helper.

Merry Christmas!
What a beautiful way to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
I'm so grateful for his sacrifice.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


We drove down to Disneyland for one day. That is one place you will never get sick of going to. Our kids love it! However, I don't think we will ever go two days before Christmas ever again. It was soooo crowded. Every line for rides were at least an hour. There were so many people. But even so, it was still The Happiest Place on Earth. In front of the HUGE Christmas tree. This is the tallest decorated tree I have ever seen.

Brookie took a pic of Brent and I. I'm always to nervous to bring in my nice camera so all of these pictures are taken with my cell phone. I think they turned out pretty good...for the most part.

On the boat to go through the ride "It's a Small World". This is always a favorite ride.

More Small World

Small World again.

Jessie and Nikki with Sleeping Beauty.

Kaylee Nicole kept asking to see Minnie Mouse. Brent went and stood in line for almost 2 HOURS to see Minnie. That was one dedicated dad. Nic Nic loved it though.

Nikki driving Minnie Mouses car.

Brookie, Braden, Nikki, Mommy and Jessie waiting to watch the parade.

Who doesn't LOVE the princess castle at night????

Jessie, Brent, and Brookie

Jessie, Mommy and Brookie
All in our matching sweatshirts.

Braden and Kaylee Nicole made it to about 10:30.
Jessie made it to about 11:00.

Brookie and I shut the place down! Brookie LOVES the big scary rides. We stood in line for over an hour and a half to catch the last ride of the night on Space Mountain.