Saturday, December 19, 2009

Our little dancer

Allie started dance this year and just had her first recital. It was The Nutcracker and she was a mouse. It was such a cute show and all the little girls did great! All of the grandparents were able to come and so did her great-grandma Mary! She loved having everyone there, thanks everyone for coming and supporting our little dancer :)

The Avondets, Taggarts, McRaes, and Heywoods

We love going to Sophie and Emma's dance recitals every year and Allie was so excited that they got to come to her first one this year

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Are you feeling crafty?

A couple of years ago I got this gift that would be so simple to's a cute dish with star cut-outs and on each star is an activity to do each day in December as a family. They say all sorts of things like "sing a Christmas song," "decorate Christmas cookies," "do a good deed for someone else," "share a favorite Christmas memory" etc. I have added several that I know Allie would enjoy and that's the best part, you can make them say whatever your family would enjoy the most. Most activities are short and sweet so it makes it easy to take a few minutes out of every day to spend together. Just thought I'd pass this along in case you're looking for a little Christmas fun :)

Ryan and Allie belting out Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

I love December

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving! We had a great holiday weekend filled with family, friends, food, shopping, and decorating. Here are some of the fun times we had...

We started out at the Taggarts for an early dinner. We told ourselves we would eat light since we still had dinner at my parent's house after but that did not happen.

Ryan's BEAUTIFUL sisters and Mom; Brook, Kim, Brenda, Mom Taggart, me

Jeff, Saylee, Preston, Allie, Joe After eating we went to Kim and Joe's to shoot some stuff. This was way out of my comfort zone but I actually liked it after the first couple shots and I even hit a couple! We shot clay things, I'm not sure what they're called...can you tell I don't do this often? Here are the guys; Joe, Dad Taggart, Ry, Tyson, and Jeff.
and here are the girls Allie took cover with Grandma and didn't leave her side
afterwards we headed to my parents house for dinner #2 Bets this is for you...Lucy is still kickin'. She enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast as well! Jen and Joe Kiara and David Jake enjoys the turkey legs On Friday we headed to In-N-Out. One just opened up not far from my parent's house...woo hoo!!!!!After Jen and I hit Target for some Black Friday shopping, we all headed to the tree farm to pick out our Christmas trees! I have never and will never have a fake tree.It was cold On Saturday we went to "Fantasy by the Bay" at Willard Bay with the Minster famLiz, Brandon, Tayge, Allie Ryan tried very hard to get that dinosaur right next to me in the pic And finally, Sunday night we went to the Ogden Christmas was fun and COLD. Can Utah be any colder? I'm still not a fan of the cold Our cozy Christmas tree
We hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones...we know we sure did.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Letter to Santa...Check

Our little Allie does not waste any time. Last week we were at Macy's and she saw the big red mail box next to one of the Christmas trees and knew exactly what it was there for. She got right to work writing her list to Santa

She is only 4 and so far only knows how to write her name so she told me what to write and I was a little disappointed to hear that she wants another Baby Alive (the potty baby), which is what she got last year for Christmas. The same one that we sold at a garage sale earlier this year because she never played with it! But hey, it's up to Santa, not me. She was very proud of her list and the fact that she got to personally send it off to Santa
I love my girl

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's his BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday Ryan!! You're amazing...we are so lucky to have you. Welcome to the 30's babe ;)
Love you!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009

We started our Halloween celebrations this year at Liz and Brandon's annual Halloween party! A few weeks ago they got tons of pumpkins from the Taggart's pumpkin patch and this is how a few of them turned out...very impressive guys!

We decided to go as Ryan and Suzy. We are 100% in each other's clothes. He's even wearing my jeans. That's depressing.
Our good friends Brandon and Liz and their sweet little guy Tayge. They didn't dress up til Halloween so we didn't get a pic of them in their costumes. He was such a good sport ;)Allie loves to wear Ryan's wig. It looks strangely normal on her.

For Halloween night we headed down to Provo to trick-or-treat with the cousins.

Here's Jake. He was very scary and Allie wouldn't go near him. He wins for best costume, it was great!

Nala enjoyed trick-or-treating as well.
Grandma and Grandpa stayed in and passed out candy

For the next 2 months all I will hear is "can I have a snack?"

Rosie and Nala let us put these on them for .2 seconds.
Emma is very organized
She was nice enough to share with me
My sister Betsy is a Halloween baby. I am lucky enough to have the most amazing sisters a girl could have. We missed you and wished we could have shared your birthday with you Bets! Sounds like Steve did a good job though ;) Love You, happy birthday!and happy Halloween!!