Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Christmas morning the kids woke up and saw what Santa brought. Ashlee was very excited to get her princess bike.(she'd been telling everyone thats what she wanted for months). The kids then went through their stockings and then it was time to hurry out for 9 oclock church.

After church we opened's Ash and JJ with their gifts.

Bryson didnt care about the gifts...all he wanted was all the chocolate. That's my boy!

Later that day my side of the family came up for dinner. Heres some of the cousins exchanging gifts. JJ got 2 new shorts, Ash got a Dora tent and Braden bouncy balls.

My brother Mike and I

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Decorating Our Tree

All of us in front of the finished tree. We wish all of our family and friends a very Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Havasu Festival of Lights

The first weekend in December Lake Havasu has a festival of lights on the lake. Some of those boats were really decked out. It was fun we ate Subway sandwiches as we watched the boats parade around. The only down side was how cold is was. Usually Havasu is so hot that we did not expect it to be cold . The kids were freezing so we bundled everyone up.

David and Elaines wedding

Thanksgiving weekend my little brother got married. It was a beautiful day in San Diego. The reception was held in Rancho Cucamonga. Were so happy for the newly weds and to have been part of their special day!

The wedding party

Jaron with his twin cousins. (Bryon and Ammon)

Bryson loved the food...can you tell!:)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Most of the "veirs" gang
Paul showing off his yummy plate

The kids playing after dinner

My cute little man!

Thanksgiving this year was at Bryan and Sariah's. They were brave and had all of us plus my brother Davids future family. We had a great feast of Turkey, ham, potatoes, rolls, green beans, corn casserole, salads and lots of yummy desserts. After dinner the cousins all played. There favorite was the balloons Uncle Jim brought. I am so grateful for my wonderful family.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Birthday Weekend

For my birthday this year Arlan and I were able to get away for a night. My birthday morning started off with the kids making me breakfast and putting a sign and balloons up. After we hung out as a family in the morning Arlan and I headed up to our cabin in Big Bear. We went out to dinner at a nice restaurant and the b-day dessert was Creme Brule(yummy). I know i am not spelling that right oh well. After dinner we went to the movies and then back to the cabin for hot chocolate by the fire. The next morning we woke up and Arlan made his awesome omelets and then we did some shopping on the way home. It was one of my favorite birthdays... with my favorite man...doing my favorite things.... eating at a nice restaurant and shopping! I am grateful for my husband for making this such a great birthday.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jarons Big Day

On Nov.1 , 2011 Jaron turned 8 which meant he was old enough to be baptised. His baptism was held that following Saturday. It was a special day for all of us and I am so proud of Jaron. He was pretty nervous that day and full of the spirit. We had lots of the Garcia family and Veirs family there. Also some close friends from church came. Afterward we had everyone over to our house for pizza and cake. Jaron is such a good little example to his younger siblings. We love him so much!

Jaron with his special baptism towel

Jaron and Daddy

Garcia Fam with the baptism boy

Jaron and grandma garcia

Jaron and Kels (his favorite babysitter)

Jaron and our primary president.

She gives this awesome poster to all the kids

at their baptisms.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Summer Havasu Trips

One of our favorite things to do over the summer is go to our Lake Havasu house. The weather and water are perfect for boating and swimming. We have a fun time tubing, cliff jumping, swimming in the warm water and getting shaved ice.

Hanging out at the sand bar. It is only like 1/2 a foot deep here...the kids love it.

Jaron loves the tube and likes to stand up and pretend like he is surfing.

Ashlee waiting for her tube ride. She has no fear!

A fun trip we did with some of the garcia cousins.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back to School

Jaron-3rd grade
Braden - 1st grade

Boys waiting for bus

Jaron at his desk

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dockywhyller Beach Camping

This past weekend we enjoyed a couple days at the beach. We camped in our RV which is the only way to camp:) ! We had some of Arlans family there so the kids enjoyed playing with cousins, making sandcastles and doing smores! It was a great weekend for everyone.