Ugly Face Contest 2008

You decide.


We had a great Christmas! It was technically our first Christmas in our first home. We moved in last year a couple of days before Christmas, so we were living out of boxes and went to our parents homes to celebrate. This year, everyone came to us. We hosted my family on Christmas Eve and had an unconventional, healthy, but delicious salmon dinner. The next day, Russell's side of the family came and we had a Mexican feast complete with homemade tamales, enchiladas, rice, beans, tacos, sopes, tortillas, and albondigas soup. It was yummy! Plus...it snowed! We actually had a White Christmas. It was beautiful! We opened up the drapes and blinds to watch it come down as we filled our bellies. We had a great time and it was awesome to spend time together to celebrate Christ's birth and all of His blessings. I just can't believe it's almost 2009. Crazy!


Silly Bro



We woke up to a Winter Wonderland this morning! The snow is beautiful to look at and so much fun to play in. Noah is ecstatic! Russ and the boys made a big snowman in our front yard. It was so nice to see all the neighborhood kids playing outside in the snow, even though some had to dodge Russ' snowballs:)


Breakfast of Champions

Noah requested (insisted on) this: Raisin Bran Crunch with Apple Juice. Ewwww!

Double Trouble

Got Fog??

We do...plus it's supposed to snow next week! Yeah!

For Our Auntie Ciara

We miss you!!!


The Happiest Place on Earth

My Prince and I in front of the beautiful castle

Visiting with Mickey
Enjoying my yummy Dole Whip (for Anna)

Daddy and Bro flying with Dumbo

Waking up to Disneyland=Happiness


Thanksgiving Weekend

Highlights from our fantastic weekend:
-Russ and I cooked Thanksgiving Dinner for our families...i think it turned out well.
-Russ and I got up at 3:30am for Black Friday, it was crazy out there!
-We played Wii with the fam and Noah loves it.
-Russ and I went out for my birthday w/o the kids, it was a nice break.
-The Youth Band & some others at church blessed our family with a trip to Disneyland,
a hotel stay, and spending money...all for helping them out, which we just love to do!
What a blessing! We are so excited! Noah wakes up everyday wondering if today is the
day we get to go to Disneyland...very soon! :)Yeah!