Sunday, January 2, 2011

Shame on me

It's been way too long since I've posted so I'm going to do my best to catch up in a very small nutshell.

This is from before Thanksgiving but Brendan look so sweet and cute I had to post it. One night for family home evening, we made a "thankful" tree and Brendan loved it. He was so proud of his tree!

We had a cold spell that made me want to never leave the house but when we did have to venture out, Alex's hat made it a bit more bearable. Sorry for the pun- I couldn't resist.

This isn't the best photo but I took it shortly after Alex started smiling. He just melts my heart. He is the sweetest, most lovable baby and I'm so lucky to have him. I wish I could write about all the adorable things he does and to document all of our struggles and triumphs, but I just don't have enough time or energy. But suffice it to say that he has his bad moments as well as his good, but for the most part, he's very easy-going and easy to please. Now if he would just sleep through the night... oh please, SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT ALEX!!!

Christmas was fantastic. Everything about Christmas makes me happy and we had such a wonderful holiday together as a family. My favorite part was watching Brendan get excited and enjoy the season too.

 Brendan couldn't wait to rip into his presents (the above are him tearing into the gifts from the grandparents). That boy was spoiled and he loved it.

Alex was adorable as always on Christmas morning enjoying his favorite activity- sucking on his hands and fingers.

This one is for Carrie. The hat was a gift from Chris' sister and Alex loves it and looks quite handsome in it as well. His dad couldn't be more proud of his budding Nuggets fan.

We also made it up to the DC temple to see the lights and it was beautiful. It did make me a little homesick for Temple Square in Utah, though. Nothing can compare to the Salt Lake Temple lights but we still enjoyed the DC temple and it was a great opportunity to talk to Brendan about the temple and why it's special. Plus we got to go with some wonderful friends and Brendan was so excited to get to play with their kids too.

Now I must finish wrapping some birthday gifts for a certain little boy who will be FOUR tomorrow. My, how time flies!


  1. Love all of the pictures (that last one especially is priceless lol!) Your little fellas sure are cute. Also, I have to say I would be super surprised if your baby was already sleeping through the night, he still seems so tiny and young to me. Of course I have heard stories of babies sleeping through the night that young, but it sure never happened with Maddy. Here's hoping Alex gets the memo soon and you get some sleep!

  2. Laughing so hard at the last picture!! So so funny. Happy birthday to your cute Brendan. And sorry about not getting a full night's rest yet. Both of my kids took FOREVER to sleep through the night and it made those first months so, so exhausting. Hang in there and I hope it changes soon! I know what you mean about the cold spell making you not want to leave. We had all that snow a week ago and it was so hard to be motivated to leave since it was a huge hassle w/ the snow. Now the snow has melted and I'm suddenly hating the cold a little less. At least it's just cold and not messy too! :) Ben just wishes we lived somewhere a little warmer.

  3. Um, your Santa's mustache was showing. Shame on him.

    Nice pictures of the temple.

  4. Thank you for that picture of Brendan in undies and heels. He will love it in his wedding video, for sure. You're looking 17 sorts of beautiful! We'll need to talk ASAP. I sure love you and want to hear how things are going...and what we're going to do to create our next girls' trip.

  5. I heard through the family grapvine to check out the blog. I'm so glad I did. Alex looks adorable in his nuggets hat. Bren-Bren looks great in heels. We miss you guys!!!