Wednesday, November 30, 2011

All Caught Up!

We are back in business. I've done 5 posts in the last 2 days so read up and enjoy!

Allred Family Pictures

While Becca and Eddie were in town Trav's family decided to have new family pics taken as we've had 4 new babies since the last picture. It was fun and the photographer did a great job, especially with all the little ones! Here are some of my favorites.....

The Whole Family

The Girls

The Boys

The Grandkids with Sarah and Esther

The Siblings

My Boys

Ellie and I


We were fortunate enough to visit both families for Thanksgiving this year. We ate dinner with the Allred's (and the Hirschi extended family) and then we traveled to Coalville and spent Thursday night and Friday with the Vernon's. We went Black Friday Shopping and came home with KILLER deals! So much fun!

The Allred's invited the missionaries to our dinner.....
Tayson was their best buddy, so we had to get a pic to document it.

Brielle plopped herself right here on the couch
after dinner and stayed there for at least 10 minutes.
Oh sooooo FULL!

Made it to Coalville and LOVED playing with Aunt Megs!

Watchin' Grammy Play the I-Pad 2

My Smokin' HOTT Hubby!

Posing with Mamma....

Thanksgiving was also my Grandma Vernon's 80th Birthday and we were fortunate enough to make it to Coalville to watch her blow out her candles. It was a tender and special memory to make. Grandma just got diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer......we aren't sure if she'll be here for her next birthday. It made this one so much more special. I love my grandma so much! She is such a fun-loving lady who is one of the BEST cooks you will ever meet (seriously!). She has taught me more than I can imagine over quilting, crocheting, and just visiting. Love you Grandma! Happy Birthday!

Out on the Town in November

Getting ready to go out on the town..... I thought this pic was just too cute not to share. Trav's Aunt Karen made these hats for Tayson and Brielle's birthday. I just LOVE them!


We had a great Halloween this year! Trav took the kids trick or treating to the mall with his family while I was working. They had a blast and got WAY too much candy! We also had a blast carving pumpkins together. It was a great Halloween! I think the pics say it all....

Hanging at the Mall

My CUTE little Lion!

AND Tiger!

My Cat-in-the-Hat gettup

And a documentation of our artistic abilities!

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

One Year Down..... Eternity to Go!

October 11, 2011.....

My babies are one! I can't believe it was ONE YEAR AGO that these two entered our lives. But then again, it has only been a year and I can't even imagine what life was like without them (although, sometimes I wonder what a day without them would be like....I would get so much done!). They have brought tears of joy and sometimes of trial. I wouldn't have it any other way. We had a wonderful family party on October 9th. Here's a few pics from the day.

Showing Off our New Birthday Outfits

They LOVED Opening Presents

My Beautiful Creation

Not Knowing What to Do....

Guess we should have Practiced!

This just shows their personalities....

Bubba destroys it

and Brielle taste-tests a little off her finger!
Tayson and Brielle we love you! Happy Birthday!