Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Morning

Christmas was so fun! We were down in Cedar City with Mark's family for Christmas this year for the first time since Ethan was little. We were able to stay at Mark's brother's house (they were out of town, thanks again David and Lis!) and enjoyed our own family time together going through our stockings. Once we were dressed and ready to go, we went over to his parent's house and had delicious cinnamon rolls and opened our presents. The kids had a blast! Ethan and Liv sat next to each other the whole time and helped each other open all their presents. Izzy sat on Aaron's lap (Mark's youngest brother) and chewed on a bow the entire time. When you're four months old bows are better than real presents anyway! It was such a great time! We hope you all enjoyed your Christmas as well.

Oh, one more thing. Ethan lost both top front teeth right before Christmas. He was so excited but said that if one more person asked if all he "wanted for Christmas were his two front teeth" he was going to be really mad. Ha Ha! And he stuck to that! After a while of people asking him that, he wouldn't even answer them. Oh poor Ethan. Ha Ha!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Izzy's trick

She has stuck her tongue out like this since the minute she was born. Recently, she's been doing this more often then not though so I had to take a picture of it. Makes me laugh every time! She's our silly little Iz!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Yes, I have joined the Twilight bandwagon. I took the book with me on the cruise and finished it in two days. It's simple entertainment and I love it!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Forgotten Pictures

I have had these pictures on my phone since the summer and forgot that they were there till now so I thought I would share a few. Sorry to gross you out with the pictures of the hives. That was such a miserable experience! Seven months pregnant and covered in hives - not a pretty picture. They were only this bad for about a month and then they kind of faded a bit and totally disappeared after Izzy was born.

Three days before Izzy was born

Yes, they were even on my face

My arm

My knee

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Mexico '08

Mark and John

Jeremy, Rob & Mark

Left to Right - Me, Melanie, Rob, Jeremy & John

Mark snorkeling in Acapulco

Arriving in Acapulco

We're back! We arrived home yesterday from our 8 day cruise down to Mexico. It was a lot of fun and very relaxing, just what we needed. I have to admit though that we are really lame cause we only took a handful of pictures the entire vacation. The friends that we were with took a few more and have promised to share (yes, Melanie, that's you!)so I will post those when I get those from them. Oh, I guess I should mention the cities that we visited - Acapulco, Manzanillo and Ixtapa. They were all very beautiful cities! The beaches in Ixtapa and Manzanillo were especially beautiful. Acapulco was very cool too but it's a huge city. Two million people live there and their number one industry is tourism. The highlight of Acapulco for me was the Cliff Divers. I have a few little videos of them diving but they are filmed at a weird angle so as soon as I get that figured out I will post them. It was incredible! Anyways, we had a great vacation! It's nice to be home now too.