Friday, December 26, 2008

Joy to the World

We hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas! We had a great one. We have had so much snow already this year, and we love it. It is so pretty. We spent Christmas eve at home, opened stockings, and watched Christmas movies. We went to my parents house Christmas day, after we opened our presents at home. The kids were sooo much fun this year. They were so excited, and it was really cute to watch them. It is funny how they are so easily pleased with such simple things. It is hard not to smile when you see their happy faces. We are so grateful for everything that we have, and for the blessings that we have been given this past year.

Kylie and Carson all dressed up for church last Sunday
The stockings! I just love how mine was knitted for me as a child by a close family friend. She really loved me...................the more you put in it, the longer it grows!he.he.

presents from Santa!

Carson loved his choo choo train shirt

Kylie helping daddy open his presents too
There must be something good in there, it is from one of mommy's favorite stores!

Carson is now equipped to put some holes in the walls! He has already been busy fixing things.

grammy and grandpa got Kylie her very own shopping cart,

and Carson a fire truck! That kept him busy for quite a while.

Finally, time to enjoy their feast! They were so tired by this time, they ended up having to take a nap instead! Kylie refused to eat. She looks happy in this picture, but she was really one tired and cranky little girl! Still cute though =0)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday fun

My grandma always sends us some omaha steaks for Christmas. This year, Carson and Kylie were really excited to help open the box and put them away in the freezer. They then had lots of fun playing with, and inside the box. Kyle always likes to play with the dry ice in the sink, and his little helpers were right there to share in the fun! We also made some peanut butter cookies this week, and dipped them in colorful sprinkles instead of sugar. The kids love to help make things, and I must say that they are two of the cutest little chefs I have ever seen!

I would have never guessed that a box of frozen steaks could be so much fun (for little kids anyways)! Way to go grandma!

The dry ice is always a big hit with their dad each year, so you know how the kids must have felt about it.

Hard at work

The best part is sampling the product along the way. Yes there are feet on the counter, but they are clean least I hope they are! =0)

They decided to try and mix the red and green sprinkles. I also thought it was a good idea, until we saw how the cookies looked kind of dark. That gave us a good reason to hurry up and eat those ones, before anyone else saw them!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy 8th Anniversary

Here's to another great and exciting year, and we hope for many, many more..........................well, at least I do! he.he.
Kyle made us reservations at a new restaurant in town. Great food, great music, and best of all really great dessert!! Love you Kyle=0)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas tree and horses

We went to Idaho Falls over the weekend to visit Kyle's family. Grandma and Grandpa Belnap let Carson and Kylie ride their horse (Megan) around the pasture. They had so much fun. Kylie had a huge smile the entire time, and Carson would not let grandpa let go of him for one second. It was really cute to watch!
We also got our tree up and decorated last week. Carson and Kylie loved helping out with the ornaments. We will have to buy some at the sales after Christmas, because they broke a few while helping. Kylie was really wanting a "big one tree" and Carson loves the lights. He really enjoys plugging them in and out of the socket. Here are some pictures of the horse ride and our tree!

All it is missing is a few presents!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year! Some of my family from California came up to spend the holiday with us. I haven't spent Thanksgivng with them, since I move here to Idaho. It was quite a treat to say the least! I was thrilled to see everyone. We had a great dinner at my mom's house on Thursday, and on Friday we all went to the BSU/Fresno game. That was a blast! My cousins are from the Fresno area and are pretty big fans. They even decorated their truck............ and got a lot of dirty looks!j/k. Everyone was really nice to them. We had a tailgate party before the game. They attracted a lot of attention, because they were standing out in their bright red clothes. A local radio station drove by and talked to was on the air! They got free gifts, and a burrito party pack that we picked up after the game. It was so much fun! Boise won 61 to 10.........oh dang! They washed their truck the next morning..........he,he. We all had a great time together, and I hope I don't have to wait another 8 years to spend a holiday with them!
Kyle and I made our own turkey that dayChocolate pilgrim hats........yummy!Kyle, slicing up the real turkey!

Carson and Kylie riding their bikes while we waited for the food!

Austin, taking Carson for a spin on my dad's mower Mackenzie and Kylie.....cute girls!

My grandma and I........another set of cute girls! j/k!

Enjoying their feast!
my mom decorated the tables so pretty!
That was a good cupcake!
Kylie plucked a feather off of my bird

my cousin got a hold of my camera

The tailgate party! It was freezing cold out there!

The girls!My dad, Kyle and I were up in the nosebleed section
The WAC champions!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Boise takes over Nevada

We went on a little weekend getaway with no kids. We had never left them over night before. I was really not looking forward to being away from them. My mom and dad watched them for us, so I knew they were in the best of care. That made me feel more comfortable. I did a lot better than I thought I would, when my dad came and picked them up. Kyle and I had been wanting to go to a Boise state away game for a couple of years now. We thought this one would be a great one to travel to. The wolf pack against the broncos was the most exciting game last year. This one was not too far behind. Kyle's brother and his wife came with us, which made the trip even more fun. They are so funny! The drive went by pretty quickly, because of them. That is saying a lot, since it is a really boring drive. Carson and Kylie had a great time with my parents, and I am sure they were spoiled the entire time. I think my mom and dad's house is feeling pretty quiet today! We were all so glad to see eachother when we got home. Our two little munchkins were waiting for us at the door, with the biggest smiles and laughs. We definitely want to travel to another game with the bronco nation!
Melissa, David, Kyle and I trying to stay warm before the game. We went a couple hours early to make sure we got good seats.

This guy was hilarious. And we thought we were serious fans! He looked to me like a character off of Lord of the Rings.

Man these Boise people are crazy........they all travel 6 hours just to watch a football game. So worth the drive!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Happiest Place On Earth

Last week we had the opportunity of going to Disneyland with my birth parents, niece and nephew. We had sooooo much fun! It was a trip that we will remember forever. We stayed at the Disneyland hotel, but still had to do a lot of walking to get to the park. The monorail was broken quite a bit while we were there, so we were sore at the end of each day! It took Carson and Kylie a day to get used to the new environment and all the excitement. They were a little crabby the first day and a half. After that, we all had such a great time. My favorite part of the trip was having breakfast at Goofy's kitchen. The food was amazing, and the characters all came to our table for pictures. Carson loved Goofy, and Kylie would only allow Cinderella to sit next to her. Kyle's favorite part was the big white roller coaster at California adventure. I was not able to ride it due to my belly=0) but I could tell that it was awesome, by the look on his face. He rode it at least 5 times. He even braved the Hollywood tower of terror with Drew and Kayla. I was glad that I had a great excuse not to hop on that one! Kylie and Carson loved riding on Buzz lightyear, and shooting at the aliens. That and the Merry go round were there favorites. They also enjoyed splashing in the water at the bugs life play area. Kyle and I have never been to Disneyland before when the lines were so short, and the weather was so nice. We were really lucky, and chose a great time to go!

We thought we were pretty special to get this cool airplane to ride in.

Carson's first trip on an airplane. He did so good! He loves them, just like his daddy. Please excuse the pink paci. We are still working on that!
Kylie was happy, and mommy was relieved that there were no crying kids....only happy ones.

My handsome boys!

Kylie's first ride was on Alice in wonderland. She was a little scared by the loud noises.Kayla, Carson, and I
Goofy's kitchen The chef himself. He can cook for me anytime! Yummy

mickey mouse waffles for the kidsKylie started warming up to goofy, just as we were getting ready to leave.

The princesses

Dinner at the blue bayou, inside pirates of the Carribean. I love that ride. The restaurant is really neat too!

Kyle and I loved to eat at the rainforest cafe in S.F, when I lived in California. It has such a cool atmosphere.We were excited that there was one in Downtown Disney.

The volcano cake. I could not resist!

Carson attacking bad guys with his daddy. My very own men in black!

Carson and Kylie getting soaked in bug land. Good thing it was so warm outside!

Finally on our last day there, we were able to get a picture with minnie mouse!

We were so happy to be able to take Kylie and Carson to Disneyland. This is something that I have always wanted to do with our kids. We hope to go back in a couple of years, as a family of five!!