Monday, February 18, 2013

November 2012

In Nov. we headed to Mesquite, NV for Titans football tournament. Titan tried out for the traveling team and got a spot as 1st wide receiver. He also played 2nd defensive end. He worked hard before football season and lost 15lbs so that he could run the ball. He is really good!   
 Jana and her cousin baby Crew.
 Swimming with cousin Elaina May.
 Orion showing off his muscles! HAHA!
This is my niece, Shon's daughter, Alexa Jade. She and Jana were so cute together!

This was on our Hotel room door when we arrived. It has his number, #14,  and name. It was a cool surprise!

The team swimming. Orion is being thrown into the pool.

 The kids had a blast on our little trip!

Proud Dad. He was so tense!

Titan playing defense.
Captains and coaches out on the field before the game. Titan is number #14.


They had the boys ride on the fire trucks to welcome them home. Everyone in Vernal were parked on the side of main street to congratulate them. It was so cool!

Part of the team.
This was by far the high light of this vacation! Titan made the first touch down of this game. He is on the ground holding the ball. See the teammate behind him holding up his arms. This was such an intense play. Titan marched the ball all the way down the field and finally punched it in. It was so sweet! He had all of us, Ricci Harvey, Lee and Ruby Harvey and Craig and Jenny on the side lines cheering him on during the tournament. It was a blast! 
Orion also had his first piano recital in Nov. He started lessons in Aug. For this recital he played "I'm Coming Home" By Diddy. He did an amazing job! His teacher was so impressed with him. He is very musical and can play just about anything. He usually plays by ear. He wanted to take lessons to learn to read the notes better. We were so proud of him!

AMAZING!! Seriously talented!

This is the only picture I took on Thanksgiving! We had a nice dinner at our house with Curtis and Ricci Harvey. Right after dinner we took off shopping and didn't get done until Friday morning! LOL. It was a great day. We had tons of yummy food and great company!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

December 2012

 Snow, Snow and more Snow!
This was our giant snowman! Shay and the kids built him.

The snowman is taller than I am!

The kids loved playing outside in the snow.


Christmas eve cookies. We made tons for Santa!

We acted out the nativity. Shay was our narrator. Don't the boys look thrilled? lol! 

Santa's PJ elves left PJs for everyone on our door step! Everyone had new PJs!


Our Mary and Joseph!

 Craziness! Everyone is super excited on Christmas Eve!
 Yummy cookies for Santa!
 He ate them all!!
Christmas morning. :) Yes, it is still dark outside. Shay couldn't sleep so he started making breakfast at 4:00am. He was banging pots and pans around in the kitchen. It was great!

Sledding the day after Christmas!

 December has to be one of my favorite months. Focusing on our Savior and giving...what could be better. We had a great month. Each of our children worked off $30. They earned money to buy each other gifts this year. It was neat to see their hard work and sacrifice for each other. I loved watching them the night we went shopping for each other...they were so careful and thoughtful in their gifts. This will be a tradition that we will continue! It was a wonderful Christmas!

Catching up!

For the next few weeks I will be posting each week. I am hoping to catch up. I got lost in the year 2012! I'm back! :)