Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. I love being home and just hanging out with family. We loved watching the kids open their presents and seeing the expression on their faces. Santa came and brought Kylie and Brit awesome presents, we ate yummy food (ALL DAY LONG), sang songs, laughed, ate some more and were in bed by 9pm. Thanks to Dave and Skye for having us over for dinner. The food was fabulous like always. It was a fun and relaxing day.
Kylie was so excited about her Kitchen from Santa
Britain and her shopping cart from Santa.
Kylie loved all her presents.
Daddy's favorite present that Brit got. LOL!! 120 pieces of food...
All dressed in their red and white outfits Parker got a sweet camera from Santa so we had to take a picture. He is pretty much a pro at taking pictures....
We spent Christmas Eve with some of our totally awesome friends. Thanks Cassey and Tyrale for having us at your home. We had a great time eating, laughing, telling stories, playing games and painting toes.
We had such a great time we just might have to make it a tradition.
Quick picture before we headed out.
Kylie loves reading to Brit Brit.
Some of the yummy treats.
Cute little ones.... They were talking baby talk all night.. It was so cute... Silly girls....
Last week it snowed here in Vegas and we had a blast playing in it. I took the kids out right when it started and they loved it. I know it might not look like alot but we got a couple inches by the end of the day. I know.. I know.. A couple inches is nothing, but hey.... for Vegas it was a lot. Kylie loved eating it and Brit loved to put her hand up in the air and try and touch it.
We took the girls to see Santa this past weekend at Bass Pro Shop and we thought for sure it was going to be a disaster. But hey for a free picture with Santa we were going to attempt it. Well, to our surprise it was a great day. We only stood in line for 10 minutes and Kylie was very excited to tell him what she wanted for Christmas. Right when we walked up to him she said "Kitchen and paused".... "I want a Kitchen Santa"........ "Please". It was really cute. Brit on the other hand was not a happy little girl. She cryed and looked at him like he was an alien. Poor little girl, but she had to stick it out because if you know me you know that I wanted the pictures. LOL! We also got to decorate candy canes as reindeer, Mike and Kylie shot guns, we took a ga-zillion pictures and Mike and Kylie picked out quads that they wanted to take home (maybe next year guys). I love this time of the year. I love the lights, the yummy treats, the cold weather, being with family and of course most of all our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We love Santa! Well some of us.
Shooting with daddy.
Making candy cane reindeer.
Kylie and her cute little friend Reagan.
Brit loved the reindeer.
Kylie could have watched them all day.
This was Mikes pick. "Yes, Please" were his exact words...
We had an awesome Thanksgiving with our family in California. We started off our Thanksgiving with Mikes mom and dad for a delicious breakfast. Hung out for a little while and then went and watched Mike play volleyball. We were then off to my sister Joetta's house for a yummy dinner. We had a terrific holiday weekend. Ate way to much food, Learned how to make a turkey, went to the movies (Twilight was awesome) and ended the weekend at the Staples Center to watch the Lakers.
Aunt JoJo and Brit caught with chocolate.... BIG TROUBLE!!!!!
The best Hosts!! Thanks Joetta and Dan for having us.
Kylie and her cute hair do.. Thanks Aunt Tiff Brit Brit and Daddy. Aren't they so cute??
OUR NIGHT OUT IN L.A.!!!!!!!!!!
In front of the Staples Center
Rick Fox is right behind me. A little star struck... Lakers won baby!!! Thanks Dan and Jo for the amazing tickets...
I went to California to spend some time with one of my good friends and do a little shopping with my mom. We went to the park, the zoo, watched the CMA's and ate lots of food. That weekend my mom and I went to the Swap Meet to do some SERIOUS Christmas shopping on Saturday. While at the swap meet we got a call from my little sister saying that the fire looked like it was getting close. We thought at first she might have been over reacting. So, we continued to shop for a few more things. About 20 minutes later we got another call from her again, this time crying say she was scared and the whole sky was black. As we rushed to our cars to get home we realized that we were going to have to take side streets home because the freeways were all closed due to the fires. I called my in-laws that live right up the street from my mom and they went and picked up my brothers and sisters and took them to a safe haven. Thanks again to them for all of their help. The closer we got the more crazy it was. We turned onto my moms street and looked up to see the house right across from my moms completely engulfed in flames. We rushed into the house grabbed a few things and were off to meet up with my brother and sister and my girls. It was like some thing out of a movie. People were running in to houses crying and yelling. It was pure craziness.
Two days later we returned to the house. It was still standing but had alot of smoke damage. We were all counting our blessings seeing how many people lost their homes. We want them all to know that we pray for them every day. Thanks to all the firefighter and police offices for all they did.
On a sad note: Many homes were lost and one of those homes was a very good friend of mine from high school. Her parents lost there beautiful home in Hidden Hills. Please pray for the Flake Family. They were all ok but EVERYTHING is gone.
This evening I went and payed respect to a very dear friend of mine and her family for the loss of their 17 day old little boy Rock. Ever since I heard the news, it has not seemed real. A flood of questions run through your mind. Why....Why so soon.. What could have been done to prevent such a tragedy? How wonderful it is to have the gospel in our life's and know that they will see their son again. How comforting it is to know that we are not alone in times like this. I am thankful for my husband and the temple covenants that we have made. I love my family and am grateful to have the knowledge that we can be together forever. I am thankful to be a Mother and feel blessed for all that I have. My heart is full of gratitude for my Saviour for all that he has done for me.
This weekend we had our very good friends from California come and stay with us. We had such a great time and the kids loved playing together. We ate alot of junk, road on the four wheeler, played at the play ground, took some last minute family pictures (kinda missed the sun set but still got a couple cute ones), went out to eat a couple times, made bows and stayed up way to late.
We love having friends come and visit and are sad when they leave. Thanks to Brandon and Erin for making our weekend so fun.
Here are ALOT of pictures of us on the quad (sorry, could not choose). Dave, Skye and the boys met up with us on Saturday for a couple hours. The kids all had a blast on the quad and playing in the dirt.
Family time is the best
Britain was such a good girl while we played on the quad