Monday, January 11, 2010

New Toys

Santa was very nice to me at Christmas. I got a new lens and a LightScoop. So tonight while Natalie was taking her bath I took out my new toys and played :)

Natalie got a new toy too.. just kidding she stole the spatula while I was undressing her and it totally intrigued her the rest of her bath.

Austin always wants a pic too. I love that Natalie is only interested in her spatula.

This was yesterday, Natalie chillin' with her monkey and a cookie.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Family Pics at the New House

Mom and Dad wanted some new Family pictures and Mom really wanted to take them at the new house.

I think that this was the shot that Mom dreamed of. She talked about it all week and really liked the idea of all the raw materials in the pictures. I really hope that she was happy with the outcome :)

For a Good Cause

Side Note: The entire trip to ABQ, Monica was in love with her Uncle Lewis. It was so sweet to watch her always seek him out to sit with. On Christmas every gift she opened was from Uncle Lewis. We finally had to have Lewis give her a candy cane so that she would have something that he had given her :)

Monica and Anna decided that they wanted to donated their hair to be used to make wigs for cancer patients. I was so touched that they wanted me to make the cut.

Monica ended up with 8 inch ponytails to donate and Anna with 11 inch ponytails. I think that the short cuts turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself :)

A Sweet Night

On Dec. 27th we went over to the Abbott's house for the blessing of my newest nephew, Jonah Spencer. It was beautiful and I am so glad that we were able to be a part of that. Afterwards the Abbotts asked us to take a few family pictures.

What a good looking family:)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Christmas Day

We woke up and had our Christmas with the kiddos at Chris and Kristen's. It was really nice to have a low key morning.

Traditional stair, and stocking shots.

Natalie had a great first Christmas.

The kiddos each earned $5 and bought gifts for each other. They were so proud of their gifts and it was so sweet to watch them open them.

Katie (and Austin too) got a new mp3 player!

Ashley got some awesome sewing stuff that she had asked for.

After we got ready we went over to Mom and Dad's to spend the day. It was a lot of fun!

Anna and Leah.

Monica got a Tinkerbell Club house

Julie got a cool dolly in a sling.

We spent the day eating and watching movies and of course playing Guitar Hero!

Monica, Mandy, Katie, Elisha, Anna, Ryan, and Lewis played this round.

The end of the day crash :)

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was spent with the Taylor's. We hung out at Chris and Kristen's and opened a lot of gifts.

Ryan was a sleepy head from the start.

Reagann is such a cutie!

Austin got some books that he had wanted.

Lewis helped Natalie open her gifts.

Good Morning Sunshine :) Ryan took a little while to warm up to a house full of people once he woke up.

Kristen turned Doug and Lydia's wedding pics into a book.

Evalee got each of the girls a CTR necklace and took some time to tell them how special jewelry is and that they needed to take super care of it.

Ashley received a ton of doll clothes.

Missy made us these amazing ornaments.

Chris and Kristen adopted a dog from a lady that Chris works with and that was Ryan's big Christmas present. He hugged the dog and told the whole worked that he loved his doggie.

After we cleaned up Doug read the Night Before Christmas to the kiddos and then it was off to bed to wait for Santa.