Sunday, November 28, 2010

Kids Christmas Tree

We were very on top of things this year. The same day all the cousins left from Thanksgiving, we had the kids Christmas tree out and set up. It took a few more days for me to get my giant new gorgeous PERFECT green prelit tree out and decorated...but I must say...the kids tree was WAY more fun!
Putting on the star always seems to be such an this year everyone helped to put on the star!
Decorating the tree is always such a fun family activity! (Hardly any fighting...hehe)
My kids love to do crazy face pictures!
Braden did talk daddy into letting him have his own turn with the star.
Then we found the new star I bought on clearance last year so Nic Nic got to have her own turn with a star also!
Jessie set up the village for me this year!

A family picture in front of the green tree. Our family got to sing in the family choir at church for Christmas. Sounded like a great reason for new matching dresses and ties ; )

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

My sister and I decided to host Thanksgiving Dinner at my house this year. It was the best Thanksgiving EVER! We had 47 of our closed friends and family come and fill themselves with food and fun! I am so Thankful for my faith, family, friends and food! There were over 300 pictures to pick from so this may seem like a lot of pictures but all things considered I'd say I narrowed it down pretty well.
The invite!

Aunt Rhiannon made Grandma Jean's (Brent's Grandma on his dad's side) famous stacked pudding (my request) and her even more famous chocolate peanut butter pie (Brent's request, pictured below). They turned out perfect!

Bob and Linda (Brent's mom and dad)


Bob and Brent

Papa Telford's famous homemade dressing. Perfect!

Uncle D and Braden

Yummy! I have amazing family and friends. All amazing cooks. Christine did most of the cooking. All homemade!

Papa carving the turkey. Aunt Mijken and Trevor and Micah Rhead in the back ground.

Me and my daddy. Everything was so delicious!

Careful Braden.


Kaylee Nicole

Lots of kids! We Love em'


Jerrik and a drumstick!

Good job daddy's!
Uncle Bobby and Kaleb, Uncle Mark and baby Sicily

Apron says it all!

Auntie Bean's homemade apple pie...delish!

Haha...I'm not sure what it is that was so interesting but a fun picture!
Brent, Uncle Mark, me, Uncle Cody

Uncle Aaron and his baby Cedric

Nana and Nik Nik

Bean made my mom's homemade strawberry cheese cake. Uncle Mark and Uncle Cody fighting over the first piece.

The kids getting ready for the gift game. The girls must have been playing dress ups.
Emma, Claire, Megan holding Kaleb, Jessie holding Sicily, Nikki in front of Jessie and Braden

Auntie Bean making out tags for the game. Kylie Rhead in the background. I have the most beautiful sister ever...inside and out!

My Betty Crocker photoshoot. Blah...

Braden and Justin eating Auntie Jen's famous dip!

It wouldn't be a party without Grandma Telfords detoxing foot bath. Auntie Jen taking a turn.

The three oldest cousing.
Kegan, Brookie and Ashley

The next three cousin (Alaina is missing...there's four this age.)
Jessie, Emma and Megan

More cousins.
Jerik, Claire, Braden, Jessie, Sydney, Megan, Jaci

Jessie, Paige and Megan
(Paige is a Rhead but might as well be a cousin :)

The Wii was a definite hit!

Jerick, Braden, Kegan holding Cedric, Brookie holding Lola, Nic Nic, Jessie, Megan, Sydney

Brookie and Cedric

Kaylee Nicole and Baby Sis

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Go Tumbleweeds!

Jessie has been on team for about 4 months. They have to be invited to try out for team and Jessie made it! She is the youngest on the girl competitive team right now. They work out three days a week for 4 hours each day. I thought it might be to much for her so we said we would try it for a month. She absolutely loves it! Can't get enough of it. Competitions don't start until December but they had a fitness day at the gym and the team was asked to come and give demonstrations. Jessie was really pumped to be able to do some performing with her team. Jessie modeling her team leo and warmups.

Kaylee Nicole got invited to come for the Kinder Gym demonstration (probably cuz she's so stinkin' CUTE)!

Two of my little gymnast : )

Jessie and girls team head coach. Coach Shamra. We love her!

Jessie back tuck on tramp.

Nic Nic on parallel bars.

Nic Nic on bars.

Jessie in the front right with some of the team girls.

This is Nikki jumping into the ball pit. I sometimes wish she wasn't so brave. She has no fear!

Getting ready for bars.

This is just a photo so we can admire the perfect french braid work by me = )

Pause on the bars for a picture.