Thursday, March 8, 2012

Are blogs still alive?

I'm beginning to think that Facebook is going to make blogs a thing of the past. I usually just post things right to FB and then I feel like I'm just repeating myself on my blog. I'll keep it up for a while but I think like most of the other blogs out there, ours will fade out too. I'm excited to put all of my blogs together in a book so our family always has them to look back on. This post will be full of randomness. Forgive me, I'm too far behind to try and put any order into it.

So it's been over 3 months since I last posted. Whoops! That's a record. We had a fabulous Christmas and New Year. We spent a lot of time with family, as usual. There is nothing better than the whole family getting together! We have so much fun, even though at times it's complete chaos with so many of us! Here are some of the girls (and Charlie) at P712.

My sweet mom and dad

Cole got his first haircut! He wasn't such a fan at first.

But we came prepared.

So handsome!
Cousins! This pic was taken in front of Joe and Colton's newest restaurant, Mountain West Burrito, in Orem. It might be the best place in all the land to go for a burrito or any other mexican food you are craving. Trust me! (And not just because the owner is my sisters husband). It's to die for.

At the lake near my parents house the ducks are crazy big. And they are not shy. They will come right up to you while you're feeding them.

Abbie and Annie moved back! Although they were only gone for 6 months, it was 6 months too long.

Cole is such a good helper, always working ;)

We went to Costco one day and this is what greated us as we walked in. Thank you Costco.

This winter has been so mild, we went to Boondocks back in February and it was warm enough to go on the Go-Karts! Too fun. I love Allie's face.

Tiff and Addi!

Ry and Brandon

My favorite little man in the whole world.

Hapy Valentines Day!

Some days it's nice enough for the park...

Me and my girl. (who ate a purple popsicle right before this, her teeth alren't always this color)

Other days we have to really bundle up for some snow play.

Mr. Cheeser!!

Last weekend we got together with some cousins on Ryan's side of the family. Some, as in 36 of us! I can't believe we all fit in this picture. It was so fun to see everyone who came, can't wait to see them all again.

Our kids love FatCats

Whatever Allie does...

Cole has to do also. With a little help from dad of course.

Allie is less than a month away from turning 7. I feel like she was just Cole's age. Seriously almost makes me want to cry how fast she has grown up. She's got some sass, but she is also one of the sweetest most tenderhearted little girls ever. She is loved so much.

Remember when Betsy and Steve had Charlie? Well now they have Piper!! We are so excited to add another cousin to the family. Sweet little Piper was born on Valentines Day. We can't wait to meet her in just a few short weeks.

We have several big things coming up for our family in the next few months and we are so excited. Next month we are going to San Francisco for Allie's birthday and to meet Piper! Allie has always been to southern California, never northern. We can't wait to show her where her mom and dad grew up. I must say though, I'm a little nervous for the plane ride. Cole does NOT like to sit still. Luckily it's during his naptime so we might just be okay after all. Ryan's parents come home from Africa in 8 weeks! I can't believe they are almost done! We got their itinerary yesterday and it made it very real. We are all so happy for them to be home, it's been a long 18 months without them. This also means that we will be moving! We'll spend a few weeks here with grandma and grandpa so they can make up for lost time with the kids but then it's time to move on. We are sad to leave this area but so excited to make our last move (hopefully) for a LONG time. We are looking into the Kaysville and Farmington area. And last but definitely not least, our little family is going to be sealed for time and all eternity in the temple on June 1. We can't wait to have all of our family and friends share this special day with us. With all of this about to happen and a lot more to come, I would say 2012 is going to be a fabulous year!