Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Time!

Santa stopped by to see the kids last night. They were so excited. Luckily they slept in till 8:30 and then Alyssa got up and woke everyone else up. They dove into there presents. Dominic was so excited to get his DS but the thing he loved most was the little ninja's from the vending machine at the movie theatre. He loves those little things. Alyssa was really excited to get her friendship bracelet making kit. I told her it was all sold out and that she wasn't going to be getting it because I couldn't find it anywhere. So I wrapped it up in a huge box and when she opened it she was so excited.
Afterward we went to Grandma's for yummy frenchtoast breakfast and opened more presents. She spoiled the kids rotten as always. Cale gave them fun presents too! It was a good Christmas.

The gifts santa left.
The tree after santa finished wrapping.

Cheeks was so excited and tired.

Dominic got his blue DS!
Briella just kept hitting the presents. We've been telling her to not touch the presents. So when we handed it to her to open she just kept looking at me, like ya right mom i'll just get in trouble.
Alyssa got her Udraw for the Wii.

Her Glow dome!

Huge art kit from Grandma

Her friendship bracelet making kit!

Dominic helping Briella with her new toy.

We got Shelby and new camera from us and Cale. She was so happy with it and her Ipod.

I told Cheeks to Smile!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

Usually for Christmas Eve we go to Jose's aunts. But, this year Alyssa asked to stay home. So we stayed home and made cookies for Santa. The kids opened one present each and put on their Christmas pajamas. It was nice to stay home and just hang out as a family.

I told cheeks to sit down and say cheese! Oh how fast they learn.

Dominic and Alyssa saying cheese.

All three kids

Alyssa helping cheeks open her Christmas PJ's.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gingerbread houses!

Audrey, Valerie and their kids came over to make gingerbread houses. It was lots of fun. Dominc had more fun playing toys than decorating the house.

Alyssa did most of it.
All the kids and their houses.
The kids pretending to eat their houses. Look at Xander. That face is priceless.
I look awesome in glasses.

Monday, December 13, 2010

I passed!

I finished my second semester of college and passed with a 3.6 GPA. I've managed to knock out all my prereqs for the nursing program in 2 semesters. I have 4 classes left until I can apply for the nursing program. Ready set go!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Temple Square

Christmas at temple square. It's always so fun to go up with the kids and family and see the lights and walk around. It was such a nice day and not too cold.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


For Jose's work Christmas party this year. American Family decided to take everyone tubing up at Gorganza. It's a tubing place in Park City. It was so much fun! The kids loved it.

Dominic picking a tube. Red of course his favorite color.

Alyssa coming down the smaller hill. There is a small one and a higher one.

Alyssa and her tube!

The escalator. Best part of it was no hiking up hills!


It was a fun day!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thankgiving!

WOW, I didn't take one picture this Thanksgiving which also doubled as my birthday. My mom made a fabulous dinner. It was yummy as always. Good way to celebrate a birthday.

This year i'm thankful that I finally started school and got it underway. I'm thankful for my family, friends, and especially my three adorable kids!

Happy Birthday to me and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Harry Potter 7

It's here! It's out and it was EPIC. I can't wait for the final installment of this movie. I loved the Harry Potter books. Valerie, Alisha, Jen and I all hit the midnight showing.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fun Fall Photos

I haven't done Briella's 1 year old pictures yet so I took her and Alaina's girls to the railroad tracks to see if I could get a few. They turned out much better than I though they would. Here are a few.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Halloween this year was a lot of fun. You forget how much work it is! Dominic is a GI Joe Ninja, Alyssa is a spider witch, and Briella is Minnie Mouse.

Right Before the ward party. Only way to get Briella to sit still was to give her a sucker.

Alyssa's hair was so much fun. No that is not a wig!

Before school, striking a pose. LOL

My little mouse!

ALyssa's water as we were trying to wash her hair. LOL..

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Dominic painting his Ninja turtle pumpkin at Grandma's. So cute!

Alyssa's making her witch. She even took a nut and put on it's nose as a wart! She's so creative. We didn't help her at all with painting this pumpkin.

Dominc after he plastered Leo with Glitter. LOL.

My Sparkly vampire pumpkin! I know I know vampires don't have teeth. You couldnt' tell what it was with out!

Leo! The sparkly ninja turtle.

Alyssa's witch. This was before the wart. But still so creative.