Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Family Pictures

We had the wonderful Tamara Cooper-Leavitt come to our home and take our family pictures this year.
Here are a few of our favorites.

A Sunny Christmas

We flew out to Camarillo to spend Christmas with my mom, brother and his cute family.

Scott picked out these adorable headphones for the kids.

Alec was very concerned about reading the inflight directions.

My mom's lung collapsed the day before we arrived, so she was in the hospital when we first got there.
But was able to come home on Christmas Eve.

I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see my kids play with cousins, aunts and uncles.
My heart aches to live near family, its a good thing that we love where we live and adore all our friends to help make up for it!

We ding-dong-ditched "Christmas" to a family in my brother's ward.

The boys had to get all geared up to make the stealth delivery.

I either had the flu, food poisoning, or just pregnancy sickness on Christmas, so I don't have any pictures.  But it happened.

The next day we headed to the Santa Barbara Zoo.

These kids can't get enough of their Dad!

For my birthday, ALL I wanted was to ride these 8 person bikes along the beach.  
Wish granted.

We may or may not have been a little reckless.

Aftwards, ALL I wanted for my birthday was for Scott to buy me one of these bad boys.  Seriously, how fun would it be to ride these around the Highlands Ranch paths as a family on a Sunday afternoon? We looked online and once I got over the sticker-shock, I resigned my dreams and accepted the fact that this is a "rich-man's" sport.

My little beach babe.

Speaking of beach babes.  Look at those cute bunz.

I can't help it.  Just one more.

A stroll down Ventura pier.

We are so glad that we finally decided to travel over Christmas.  
We had a perfect Christmas spent with family.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Spirit

Alec and Ava decking their Halls.

What is Christmas without a Red Neck Christmas Party?
Remember those candy gum cigarettes?

Ava was obsessed with Santa. And then had the ultimate melt down when it was finally her turn to sit on his lap.

But Alec was a rockstar. He asked for a Nerf Gun.

I think it was a sign of them watching too much tv when they both picked out Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ornaments this year.

What Ava lacked in Christmas spirit when it came to meeting St. Nick, she sure made up for it with her dancing.