Jaron's letter from Santa Gingerbread house decorating
Ashlee "helping" decorate.
All the kids having fun with the tree
We have been having fun all month getting ready for Christmas. As the kids get older it is so neat to see Christmas through their eyes. We love this magical time of year. The kids have had fun decorating gingerbread houses, writing and then receiving letters from Santa, decorating the house and looking at all the Christmas lights around the neighborhood. We've also been doing lots of family traditions that I will post about later.
Wow! I can not believe how much time has passed since my last post. Things have been busy around here( like it is for everyone) so i need to catch up on what has been going on in our lives.
First right after my last post we found out I am pregnant with baby # 4. This is partially why i took a break from blogging, my first four months of pregnancy are always hard. This one seemed extremely bad with the none stop throwing up. I am now in my second trimester and feeling good. We found out last month that we are having another BOY! Everyone is excited about our new little man coming in March.
In August school started for the boys. They are both at the same school now which is nice. Jaron is in first grade and Braden is in Pre K.
After school starting it seemed like the holidays just came upon us so fast. I can not believe Christmas is just weeks away. A quick overview of Halloween and Thanksgiving are...For Halloween JJ was a Ninja turtle, Braden Thomas the Train and Ashlee Hot Dog on a stick worker. We went down to my parents house for a small birthday celebration for JJ (he turned 6 the next day). Then all the cousins went trick or treating. For Thanksgiving this year we went to my parents and had some yummy food and the next day went to the lake to be with Arlans side. I love this time of year the holidays just bring people closer together and help me remember to reflect on all my blessings.
My next post will have updated pictures but just wanted to get this all down before i forgot everything.
Arlan with his parents and siblings. My kids are so blessed to have such great cousins on both sides of the family. This past weekend we went to the Garcia Family Reunion. Iv'e lost count of how many kids there are when we all get together but I would say 60+.
We had a great fourth of July weekend. We celebrated at the lake with some of the Garcia family. It was filled with riding, hangin out with cousins, sunbathing/ sleeping as shown here with Ashlee and ending with a great fireworks show. It was really fun to watch Jaron get excited about doing sparklers and watching all the fireworks. The other two weren't so sure about it all, maybe next year!
I love catching up with others through their blogs and now have decided to start our own.
This first post is about Ashlee's 1st Birthday. We celebrated at Sugarloaf Park in Big Bear with the family. You got spoiled and had a great time with all your cousins. I can hardly believe you have allready turned one. That first year has flown by. Ashlee we love you so much and can't wait to celebrate many more birthdays with you. Happy 1st Birthday on June 11 baby girl!