Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I am such a slacker! Here are a few pictures of what has been going on with us the past few months. I did it newest to oldest, which I always do so here they are:
So one day while we were staying at my parents house all of the boys wanted to take a bath in grandmas big bathtub (which they always get to, just have never done it with all of them in there at once). Anyway, Maisie wanted to get into there too, but you all know how that would have turned out :) but she got her turn after them. I just didn't show it because there's not as many bubbles as the boys had (if you know what I mean).

So for Maisies birthday we sort of threw a party for her and got Kris and Joe(even though he had been so sick that whole week) to go with us. I had bought this bowling deal from groupons months earlier, which is so totally awesome, anyway it was for up to 6 people 2 pizzas and 2 pitchers of drinks for $25. It was so awesome! And Kris is about ready to pop here with their 2nd child, she looked like she had a bowling ball under her shirt, which some kids next to us were making "light" of, anyway she threw a strike once and jumped higher then I can and I'm not pregnant. She is so crazy, but I LOVE her tons!!!

Don't you just love how my kids pose? They are sure not camera shy!

So santa found us this year at my parents house because he knew that we slept there so that we could wake up and talk with my brother from his mission. It was lots of fun and the kids didn't even ask how santa got there which was weird. I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing? Anyway, Maisie had so much fun unwrapping her stuff (and some of brothers too)!
So every year for the Vance side we always get together and have a fun time and Grandpa Vance is santas helper because santa is too busy. It's always fun, but here is my great grandmother on his lap. She is so funny!
So this year Kaden has had the opportunity to be in a preschool that our bishops wife has done for 20+ years and so we were really excited, well I think me more than him because she is so amazing, but anyway, here is their christmas program that they did for a retirement home and they had made some lap blankets for the people there too. It was lots of fun watching. Kids are growing up way too fast!

Here is Kaden when he had his lovely stay at the hospital. They were really awesome to him so I'm grateful for that!

Because Kaden had been in the hospital I didn't want him walking around everywhere and hurting his leg again, so I took Talbot out and me and some neighbors had fun (even though I wished that we as a family could be all together).
But we all did go to the city trunk or treat! Oh and I got my costume brand new (it was on clearance) for $7! That makes it even better! Kaden was his fire truck that he has worn for that past 3 years I think. Hey, as long as he'll wear it! Talbot was our little hunter, Kody was himself, and Maisie was a ladybug(curtesy of her aunt!)

So this next picture is from yw in excellence that we did. We as leaders just did the decorating because we were put in as a presidency just a few weeks before and there wasn't anything planned for it, so we just did it for this time. I took my christmas lights and we hung them up with tule wrapped around it and had it all coming together at the lighthouse that was made for us because our theme was Keepers of His Light. It was so cool.

So Kody and I went on one of his runs to California and on the way back for his reload they sent us this close to Kolter. Ya, if we would have had time there would have been some lunch or dinner involved. Kody tried to stop at his apartment that next week, but the truck is too big, no place to park and we didn't have a phone number to get a hold of him anyway, but it was fun to see. Kolter always talks about how there are so many rocks there. Ya, that is for sure! Anyway this picture that I'm in here, we are 104 miles away from Kolter. The other picture that we have is a sign that says Brothers 62miles and right underneath it it says Bend 104 miles. So my "brother" is in "bend" do you get it?