Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Hip Hip Hooray! We had a snow day!! Yesterday was so much fun. We actually had a good amount of snow here in Raleigh. It was about 4"-6" and it was perfect. The kids woke up and were so excited. After breakfast we got are snow gear on and headed out for making snow angels, sledding, and having snow ball fights. All the kids went sledding down our little hill in the back ( I do have videos), it was so cute. Stephen and I even went sledding (sorry no videos of that). My favorite part was just watching the kids enjoy the snow. Here are some pictures and videos.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Stephen!!

I love my husband so much!! He seriously is fantastic. On Sunday, he celebrated his 29th birthday and we all had a great time. Saturday night just he and I went out (thank you for babysitting mom and dad) to dinner , thanks to our buy one get one free coupon:) And later that night I surprised him with an ice cream cake just for two. It was nice to have some couple time. Sunday, we went to church as usual, and then headed to my parents house where the whole family met up to party with dinner and dessert. It really was a lot of fun. I just have to say that I am so lucky to have a terrific husband. He is an amazing father and the kids love him, and he is an even more amazing husband. He is so selfless and willing to help me out whenever I need it and he is the best at playing with kids. I am so crazy about this guy!! The slide show is pictures of his birthday on Sunday and some other fun ones. Plus, listen to the song, I thought is was perfect and always makes me smile when I hear it. I LOVE YOU STEPHEN!!!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

We had a Merry Little Christmas!

So, I am finally getting around to posting about Christmas! It was fantastic. Santa brought the kids exactly what they wanted:) Hailey really wants a puppy, but neither Stephen and I are big fans of getting a pet. Santa brought her a FurReal puppy and she loves it, she takes it everywhere. Kaleb loves everything Batman, and Santa brought him a Bat Tumbler that also comes with a Bat motorcycle. Of course, he loves it and plays with all the time. Karly loves baby dolls and so Santa brought her a new doll and stroller. The girl takes it everywhere, she even tries to sleep with it, but we told her she could not sleep with the stroller, just the doll. Also, each of them got a new outdoor skating toy. Hailey got roller blades, Karly got roller skates and Kaleb got a skateboard. I was impressed by how well each one did using them. I have posted those videos below. Santa was also very generous to Stephen and I, and we are grateful for our family who loves us and helps with things we need:) We hung out at my parents house all day on Christmas and enjoyed watching the kids play with all their stuff. We also got to talk to my wonderful brother Kyle, who is serving his mission in Colorado. I loved talking with him and hearing his neat stories. He really has grown up. Can't wait till Mothers Day to hear him again. All and all it was a great day! New Years was fun as well. We really didn't do much, which was nice. Stephen and I stayed at home and rang in the New Years together. We actually fell asleep and woke up just in time:) We (actually me) woke up Hailey, b/c I was talking very loud and she came down and had some cider with us. The next day, Stephen played football and we went to my parents house for the traditional, ham, black eyed peas, and collards. It was delicious! We also cleaned the house and took down the Christmas stuff. I love the Holidays and even in hard times, we still had a blast!! Hope you enjoy the videos and sideshow.

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