Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Wow! Time flies when you are having fun!
So much has happened in the last month.
Cars, one of Brice's hobbies.

Brad's family visited AZ the first weekend in December.
Uncle Tom and Aunt Brooke

Aunt Kathleen and Audrianna

Silly cousins, Sean and Erica

We hosted a holiday dinner for friends.
The Winger's

Remember in November when Cole had a country he studied, Ireland.
For December they had to dress their doll in the country's attire. A true Irishman.

Santa came to visit Scrapology, my scrapbooking store.
Jim (My Step Dad) was one of Santa's helpers.
I saw Mama kissing Santa Claus!

Scrapology's Christmas Party! A good time was had by all.
Diane and I cooked all the food and passed out presents to everyone.
The Scrapology girls have been extra good this year!

My Sister, Cindy arrives in Phoenix.

We wanted to welcome them to AZ with a native fruit, ornamental oranges.
Little did Russell (my nephew) know.

What a view from our hike!

My sister and I took the kids hiking at Usery Pass.

An Ice Skating Adventure
We won't mention my accident/injury.
I fell and have a sprained chest wall.
I can't lift for about another month.

Cindy and her kids came and played at the store.
They all made mini albums for their AZ pictures.

A handmade Christmas present for a dear friend made by yours truly.

A holiday tradition - Temple Lights

Oh Christmas Tree how do your branches grow?

Valerie (my niece) and Ruby
Christmas Eve
The children were snuggled in their beds
with visions of sugarplums in hopes that
ST. Nick would soon be here.

Lego Man

Christmas Dinner
Boys and their toys!

Brice got a charging valet so he doesn't have to wonder where he left his phone last.

I spoiled my sister with a Coach purse.

Audrianna asked Santa for a sewing machine.

Cole asked Santa for Lego's.

Present time!

Family time

Baby Joshua (my nephew)

A holiday tradition, games.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Perfect Ending

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . .

We spent the evening decorating. Cole is putting out the train.

Audrianna is decorating the children's tree.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.

Christmas Rock

Tree trimming

Santa Claus's helper and our nativity.

This year we added an angel to watch over Baby Jesus.

Cole read "The first Noel" for a perfect ending to the night.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 28, 2008


As I reflect on the day, I have so much to be thankful for.
My mother who taught me so much about life, love and happiness.
My wonderful husband and everything we are blessed with because . . .
two people fell in love.


My Stepfather

My Children's Cousins

Three Genereations




My Childrens' Grandparents
Nana & Papa

My Nephew

My Stepbrother

More Generations

A son who is a wonderful big brother

Cole Buddy


Our Princess