Thursday, December 10, 2009


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Nothing too exciting, but it was great to hang out with family. The weekend before Thanksgiving, we had a huge family party with my dad's side of the family. There was delicious food and tons of family. Tyson had so much fun playing with all the other little kids. After that, we went to my parents house and saw my mom in her play. She is in "A Christmas Carol" and she was awesome! She is just the funnest person to watch on stage and it was a great play. For Thanksgiving, we hung out at my parent's house. We played football in the morning with my sister, Rachel, friends, which was tons of fun. Ivan of course was quarterback. I wish I had pictures, but my sister Shauna didn't play so she has them all. Then we went home and all helped mom in the kitchen with dinner. It was pretty crazy, but then, when is family not crazy? And the craziness is one of the things that I love so much. We had a great dinner and then played some volleyball up at the church after. We, like all of you, love this time of the year. It just warms my heart to hear Christmas music playing, see the snow on the mountains, and be with the ones I love. What wonderful blessings we have in this life and what a great time to give thanks for them.
We were also lucky enough to go out that Friday night and get our Christmas Tree! I love this little tradition! It was so fun to take Tyson and start celebrating his first Christmas. We had so much fun showing him all of our ornaments and even telling him some stories about them. He loved the lights, of course. He has been pretty good at leaving the tree alone. I thought it would be a big problem, but apparently it is not as cool as we thought it would be.
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have a wonderful Christmas!
My macho boys
Cutting off some branches so it would fit in the base
Tyson checking out the lights
Tyson decided the ornaments were better to eat than put on the tree
The finished product!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tyson's First Real Haircut!

Yes, I finally broke down and let Ivan cut Tyson's hair. He has been bugging me for months now and I have held strong until lately. Tyson's hair was just getting a little bit out of control. he doesn't have a ton of it, but it was just long and wispy, so Ivan took the clippers to it. It ended up being a little shorter than I was wanting, but it is super cute. As Ivan says "He is a stud!" At first Tyson was scared at first and curious about the clippers, but after a while, he froze every time he felt the clippers on his head. It was so funny. What a sweet little boy we have been blessed with. And extremely handsome, if I may say so myself.

Our little stud!
Look at all the hair!

Just a few fun pics....My two boys showing a little bit of their feminine side! Haha

Tyson in one of my scarves and loving it.
Ivan wearing one of my headbands, he said he likes how it massages is head when he put it on. Oh man, I love this guy.

Ivan wanted to put Tyson in the dryer, so we amused him for a few seconds.
What a wonderful life.


Well, this is a bit embarrassing. My birthday was over a month ago and I am just getting around to blogging about it. It was a very exciting weekend, I am just a tad behind. Well, my mom and my sisters came down on the Friday before my birthday and we had a girls night! It was so fun! We went bowling, where my little sister, Mary Jane, got 7 strikes in a row! Ya, she is amazing! I don't think she meant to be amazing, seeing as how she got less that 100 on her first game, but she dominated all of us on the second game. Go Mary! Then we went to get frozen yogurt and came home to crowd in the bed and watch a movie. It was so fun to have the girls down and party.
Ivan was sweet enough to watch Tyson so we could have some fun. Then, on Monday our dear friends, the Wrights, offered to watch Tyson while Ivan and I went on a date. We went to Color Me Mine, a classic, and made a utensil holder and went out for ice cream. It was a wonderful birthday weekend and I am so lucky to have such amazing family and friends!