Monday, January 21, 2013
This New years Eve we had a blast celebrating with friends, making homemade brick oven pizza's, eating yummy desserts, and visiting! We headed over to my friend Morgan and Stuart Peterson's parents house for the celebration! They had so many goodies out and I have never tasted a pizza so good, including restaurants! Jon and I now want a brick oven so that we can re-create those pizza's:) The kids had a blast playing in the toy room and playing ping pong outside. It was fun to hang out with friends and see people that I hadn't seen in awhile! After the party Jon and I took our kids home around 9:30 and put them to bed. We were bummed not to be able to stay all the way until midnight but thats just what you gotta do when you have kids and didn't get a babysitter. Jon and I watched a movie and celebrated the official new year with sparkling cider and a kiss:) An overview of last year Jan: pain due to being 7mos. pregnant and having severe back pain. Jon tieing up his old business and starting his new one here in Arizona! Feb: Bentley turned 3 with a lighting mcqueen party, we celebrated our seventh anniversary. March: Our precious Wyatt was born! April: Jon turned the big 30 and kicked off another summer of selling pest control. May: I got back surgery and spent the next month and a half recovering. I owe thanks to many people who helped our family out during that difficult time June: we headed to the beach for the Curtis family trip. July: We celebrated the fourth with a family bbq and then we visited Chad and Jessica. August: Bentley started preschool and soccer. September: we moved to a bigger home but stayed in the same area of Mesa. October: Our first Halloween having three kids to dress up was a blast! Sadly most of this month was spent settling into a new home and being really sick:( Nov: We got family pictures for the first time ever and it was quite the production:) We also got to spend time with Jon's parents who came for a visit and with extended family on Thanksgiving! Dec. Wyatt is now really mobile just in time to get after all the Christmas Decorations we put up. Bailey decided she wanted to be potty trained. We spent time with family and appreciating all we have! We are excited to see what this year brings and hope for health, happiness, and peace for all! Here are some pics of what our new year has consisted of so far! Bailey loves to play games on the ipad and gets so excited when we let her.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
We are so lucky that my brother lives up in Pinetop and that they are always so thoughtful to have us up to visit. This trip was going to be different because 1. there was tons of snow to play in! and 2. All of my siblings were going to be there together! Even though we knew it wouldn't be easy to cram us all in one place we couldn't say no to spending more time with family! The kids had a blast with their cousins and loved the snow! As soon as I got their snow clothes on, both Bentley and Bailey ran outside and jumped in a big pile of snow. Bailey loved the snow tubing and wanted to go again and again. Bentley preferred making snow men and snow angels with his cousin J. Jon went up to the snow hill to go skiing and also had a great time even though he hit a tree or two:) Wyatt did pretty well too and had fun hanging out in the sleds and eating the snow! We are so grateful for all the fun memories we made! Thank you Chad and Jess for always being such gracious hosts and thank you everyone for the fun time! I thought it was so cute that Bailey wanted to hold Bentley's hand as he slept on our drive up to Pinetop