Friday, December 15, 2006

Santa Claus!

The Girls sitting on Santa's lap at the Ward Christmas Party.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

"One Horse Soap'n Sleigh!"

Today Holley asked me if there is soap on the bottom of Santa's Sleigh. I really didn't understand why she was asking that, so I asked her "What do you mean?" and she said "Why does the song say 'One horse Soap'n Sleigh?" I thought it was so sweet! I love being a mom and seeing the world through the eyes of a four year old. The other night she helped me turn on the outside Christmas lights, and sat at the front window for a while looking at them. She then came to me and excitedly told me "Mom, I can feel Christmas in my heart." I was thrilled that at her age, she feels Christmas the same way I do, it's that warm happy feeling that we get inside, and I loved that her telling me how she felt allowed me to pause for a moment and share that feeling and excitement with her.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Our New Van!

Well, I'm now officially a mini van mom! I've wanted to have a mini van for quite a while, but we didn't think we'd need to get one until we had a third child, but we recently learned that our old Buick, just wasn't going to make it that long. We started shopping around and researching all our options and both really liked the Kia Sedona! So on Saturday we bought it! Holley loves having a "big car", Derek loves how it drives, (and the keyless entry!), and I love how it looks, and that we have something more dependable than all the cars we've owned in the past! Here's some pictures!

Happy Birthday Holley!

Holley Turned 4 years old this weekend! (Dec 2nd) She was so excited about her Barbie cake that mommy made. She didn't like having to wait so long to eat it and get the Barbie out though! I can't believe that she's already 4. I look at Brinley, and think it was just Yesterday that Holley was that age, and now she's a big 4 years old. They all just grow too fast! We are so Happy that Holley is in our family and that she's growing up to be such a sweet girl! Happy Birthday Holley!

Wonderful Aunt Steph!

Dax and Stephanie were able to come visit friday night and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend since they had spent Thanksgiving with Stephs uncle in Chandler. Holley and Rhees were both so excited that Steph was coming, but Holley thought she was coming with Santa Clause, and Rhees thought she was coming with uncle Derek! (Sorry Dax!) Those girls wouldn't let Steph have a second to herself, but it's her own fault for being so much fun to be around! And yes, the girls were glad to see Dax too. (we love you too Dax!)

Daddy's girls!

Brinley at about a month and a half old! Daddy and his sweet girls!

Holley Hangin with Grandpa!

Holley was so glad to have Grandma and Grandpa stay in her room with her while they were here for Brinley's Baby blessing. Here's a picture of her chillin with Grandpa!

Brinley's Blessing Day!

Sorry these pics are more than a month old, but I was waiting for whatever was causeing the pictures to not show up to be fixed. Anyway, Brinley Su was given a name and a blessing on Sunday, November 5th 2006! We were so grateful that both sets of grandparents were able to be here for this special day! She's such a great blessing to our family and we are SO GLAD that she's here!