Sunday, December 28, 2014


We had some family come and stay with us for Maddi's birthday.  The kids had so much fun spending time with their cousin, and I even got to sneak a few pictures.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

she's six

I can't believe it, but our baby is six already.  I thought I'd mark the day with a Q&A session with answers given by the six year old herself:
Favorite color: rainbow and light blue
Favorite food: bacon and eggs and pancakes
Favorite ice cream: chocolate, reeses, birthday cake with chocolate chips
Favorite book: Frozen
Favorite movie: Frozen
Favorite song: Let it Go from Frozen and anything by Katy Perry
Favorite thing to do: play with my whole family
Favorite restaurant: Showgun and Rosies
Favorite animal: zebra elephant and giraffe
Favorite place to go: Disney world
Favorite vacation: Disney world
What are you scared of: the dark just a little but
What makes you happy: my whole family
What do you want to learn to do: put makeup on other people
Somewhere new you want to go: Elsa's castle
Favorite cartoon: Sponge bob
Favorite car: Bugatti Veron
Favorite fruit: grapes watermelon cantaloupe apples bananas cherries
Favorite vegetable: carrots
A food you hate: peas and green beans
Favorite video game: Subway Surfers and Temple Run

This little lady is articulate, knows exactly what she likes and doesn't like, but is never scared to try something new.  She loves with her whole heart, has a contagious belly laugh, and tries her hardest at everything she does.  She loves to learn, loves to talk, and is always the life of the party.  She loves food, loves board games, and loves reading books.  She's always up for an adventure, constantly wears a smile, and has better fashion sense than me.  I love this little girl, and I'm so truly blessed to me able to call her mine.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Maddi had a party

Maddi had her sixth birthday party at the ice complex.  She had lots of her friends from church and dance class come.  They ice skated and then Princess Elsa joined us for cake, presents, and a special story time.  I'm so glad we had this day to celebrate our sweet girl.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

merry Christmas

This Christmas is our first in a few years to be home alone to celebrate.  For the past few years we've been in Florida with our Grandparents or we've had family staying with us.  At first I was pretty glum about the idea, but it has been nice to just spend this day together celebrating our Savior's birth and the gift of love he's given us through our relationships with each other. We'll read the Christmas story, open presents, go see the new Disney movie, and then just relax together.  Changing things up has helped me realize that it doesn't matter who we're with or what we're doing; celebrating our Savior's birth is what makes the day so special.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wiggins Pass

I found this one too that I wrote and never posted.  The weather was freakishly cold this visit so we were so excited when we  FINALLY had a BEACH DAY!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

beach at sunset

I've been busy going through pictures and found these that I forgot to post from out Florida trip.  This was our last beach day there, and we stayed until sunset. It was the perfect way to end our vacation.