Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Big ONE!

Well she did it...our baby turned ONE year old! The last year literally flew by. It seems like we were just bringing our dark headed little baby home from the hospital not too long ago! We had a great little party with pizza and cupcakes and family. She didn't really dig into her cake too much, just pinched at it a little bit at a time. Very lady like =) Thanks to all who came! Happy 1st Birthday Haven! You are the sweetest baby girl and we love you.

You can't really see it, but this is a collection of all her monthly pictures of her first year. It turned out super cute!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas

This year for Christmas we stayed home for Christmas Eve. We had a great time and it was so fun to do the same traditions that we both had growing up for our little family. Alli even got a personal call from Santa Claus about 7 pm and then she was in bed literally 2 minutes after that! Christmas morning after we opened our presents, got ready and drove to Cedar City to spend a couple days down there. I loved seeing my kids faces light up on Christmas morning and getting to spend time with family. 

 Christmas Eve Dinner

Opening new pj's and slippers!

Excited for the Stompeez Slippers. Dang infomercials get us every time! She just HAD to have them =)

 Santa Came!!

Haven checking it all out Christmas morning

Super excited about her Dream Lights pillow

Loving her baby doll

 OBSESSED with princess and the popstar everything

A new but used laptop. Don't mind the just got out of shower, no makeup look =)

 On the drive to Cedar 

 Petyon & Alli during the cousin gift exchange

 Haven & Madeline

 Haven loved sitting with Great Grandma Raedawn

 Josh wrestling some of his nephews

Looking pretty happy to be eating some raspberry toast!


One Year Pictures

I had Haven's one year old pictures done last week and they turned out ssooo cute! I love them, and love that they capture her sweet personality. If only you could hear her cute little giggle that she was doing throughout the session. Thanks to Kara Simmons photography for the precious pictures! Oh, and I'll have you know that I made the giant cupcake cake all by myself- pretty impressed with myself! =)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

My Loves

I love the Sunday before Christmas. I always make it a priority to take pictures before we go to church for Christmas & Easter Sunday. There is just something so special about it. I always feel the spirit so strongly and hope that my kids do too. I hope they always remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Here is my sweet family whom I adore...

This pic..courtesy of Alli. She did a pretty good job!