To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Christmas from TX

We would like to introduce our friends: Mary and Joseph. This is Mary before Christmas Day. :)
We love to play with them. We love to have them tell our story. And they, in turn, cause squeals of delight from a certain toddler we all know and love.

A HUGE thank you to our sweet, thoughtful, and most talented McCall and JD for the time, effort, money, thought, and love that went into the second most important couple to walk this beautiful earth. (for real. And I mean Adam and Eve as the first, not McKay and Makana, just to clarify).

Did I mention this is hand sewn? yep. every. single. stitch.

And did I mention when we opened the box, our reaction was something to the effect of "OOOOHHHHH" and "GET OUT! THIS IS AMAZING" and even a Staci London style few choice exclamations.

Celebrating Tanner's and Brandon's birthday! YIPPEE!!!

These are our gifts from our persons at Christmas. How fun, don't we just love Christmas?
Parker got new pjs a funny story about himself and a wooden spoon from Tanner. The story was funny but also made us tear up.

Parker was his usual self and made lots of gifts. The awesome chess table game, 2 missionary journals, a beanbag toss, a tailgate wagon of food. The food is almost gone in the pic.

Lexi got some cool shoes Kels painted herself, a journal, a t-shirt with Lexis face on it and 3 bows.All made by Kels(except the journal)

Cassidy is wearing the dress from the belbys and holding a purse they made and wearing a necklace they made.

Kelsis pic which will be up in a few days is a pic Cas painted from a picture kels took while in Russia. Then she enlarged 2 pics kels took and framed them.

Lex made a family night kit in a wooden chest for the belbys similar to what she made for the macs.

JD and McCall put up a pic k? Same with the Macs.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

a day in the life

Better than a purse, my pink and white bucket has all a girl needs
Pretzels, sippy cup, cow toy and who could forget my hair clip?!

I like to spend my time talking on the phone...
(notice her three ponytails!)
Climbing on things...
and trying on all different types of beads. . Sometimes though they get stuck in my hair

And before bed I get to take a nice long, hot bath. Its one of my favorites. I like it best with lots of bubble but I do get very sleepy
{ way to cover up baby! }

Monday, January 4, 2010

Texas Tantrums

Just a minute....

And there you have it folks...