Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Memories 2009

I hope everyone had a most wonderful Christmas! Here is a run down of our Christmas activities. We had a great holiday and enjoyed time with all of our family!
The holiday started off with Christmas Eve dinner at our house! Yes we had our first major family event at our home and everything went really well thankfully:)
A few days before the festivities began Jenn and I started making the preperations. I was so thankful that Jenn was willing to come help me out since I had to work all week as well. Here we are making rolls. I must say they are getting better each time I make them!

Christmas Eve Grandma Alta, me and Jenn getting the finishing touches ready.

Here is the whole gang! I think this is the first picture we have all together on Shaye's Mom's side of the family. We loved having everyone there!
Here's Branson excited about a gift, I think it is actually popcorn:)
My exciting new gift! Shaye got me a new camera!! You will now all enjoy clearer pictures, I'm so excited!
Christmas morning Shaye and I enjoyed the task of putting out the stockings under the tree. I just love Christmas!
Then it was off to Kanab where we spent Christmas Day at Shaye's Dad's house. We enjoyed a great dinner and more gift opening. Here is Jenn, Kelly and Larry making the dinner preparations.
We eventually made our way to my parents house to enjoy more holiday fun. Here is Brandon holding sweet little baby Tavin, he is a proud uncle.
Brandon and Shaye had fun playing, or teasing little Trajen. Traj was having fun too so everyone was happy:) I hope all of you had a most wonderful Christmas holiday and I hope you have an even better new year!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Babysitting and New Baby

As many of you know my sister Mikkel had her sweet new baby boy this past week. It has been so exciting and we have enjoyed every minute with this new addition. Shaye and I were also lucky that we got to help out with our little nephew Trajen for a couple days. Here are some pictures of all our fun times this weekend.
Luckily Traj was actually excited and happy to stay at our house. He's always happy as long as he has three things, Lightening McQueen, Best Buddy and Lovie.
Here we are trying to make crazy faces at the camera. Traj is much better at it than I am. This kid knows just how to melt my heart, and he knows it! I love it when he calls me Ash! He helped me wrap presents and fold laundry and when I would do something that he thought was cool he would say, "Good job Ash!" He is just the sweetest. At one point her cleared out a dresser drawer in my room and told me he wanted to put his clothes in there. You can some stay any time Traj:)
We enjoyed some good dinners together. He was a great helper when making dinner and he was a great eater too!
This is probably Trajen's favorite thing, hanging out with Shaye. Here they are probably watching some football and just living the good life:)
Last but not least me and my new precious little nephew! I can't tell you how much I love this little guy already. I love to just sit and look at his perfect little face, he is so sweet! He and Mikkel have quite the story to tell about his exciting delivery. We are so happy that Mikkel and the new baby are doing so well and we just love them both!! So glad that we live close so we were able to help out at this very exciting time.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tis' the Season

Tis' the season for parties! You gotta love Christmas time and all the festive parties. This past week we have had our share of parties. We had my work party, our own party and the wolfpack Christmas party. It's been fun but by the end of the week I was tired and ready to just stay home and do nothing one night. That's what I'm doing tonight and it's great!
Here are some pictures from our annual Jackson Christmas party. For the past 3 years we have hosted a Christmas party and we hope to keep it as a tradition each year.

Here's everyone gathered around for our white elephant gift exchange. It is always fun to see what gems people give away.
Rachelle is so happy to have acquired this nice item, Toby's really excited!
Here's the gang showing off their fabulous gifts! We have Zach & Kenzie, Lauren & Rob, Brooke & Mace, Rachelle & Toby, Danny & Cassie and Shaye (I'm taking the picture:)
Toby enjoying some treats and sporting his new gifts, he's such a funny guy. We had some great treats and enjoyed seeing everyone. We played lots of fun games and a good time was had by all.
I hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas season, it is the most wonderful time of the year!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Everything is Merry and Bright

I love Christmas time and I have been enjoying decorating my house very much!! Here are a few pictures to show how we are getting into the holiday season:)
I'm so happy to have a tree...shortly after this picture was taken I sat down and was enjoying the glow of the pretty lights. Slowly, without warning our beautiful tree fell to the ground right in front of me. It was actually quite funny, so we picked it up, secured it a little better and I put the decorations on again. I actually think it looked better the second time around, so maybe it was mint to be?!:)
I love my pretty nativity I got from my Mom a couple years ago.
This is what Shaye was doing while I was decorating, watching t.v....he seemed to be enjoying himself as well:)
Shaye had already done his hard work. He hung Christmas lights outside on the house. This picture doesn't do them justice. I love them they twinkle and are so pretty. He did a great job!
Hopefully Santa will find our stockings:)
I don't think I ever posted pictures of the inside of our house so here are a few.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas Season!! It is the most wonderful time of the year!