Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Cruise #2- Western Carribean- Bahamas, Cayman Island and Jamacia
The kiddos enjoying the beach in Cayman Island- it was beautiful weather!

Ashton enjoying a ride on Uncle Trevors back- a flea market in Bahamas
Tera on the short walk from the taxi to the beach- it was so green and beautiful in the Bahamas! The water was the prettiest blue water I had ever seen.

The Bahamas-- Nassau all the girls- Sierra, Me, Mom and Tera We have grass!! Hallelujah!! It was a long road- but Matt finally completed the retaining wall, sprinkler system and the sod- we are loving it!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Cruise #1

So- this suit sorta looks like an old lady suit yea?? I got it for 6.00- so no complaints- and yes, Matt is white! Ashton is not in this pictures because this particular day he decided he hated everything- we love those days- in his defense he was suffering from two ear infections!

Our friends Scott and Michelle landed free cruise tickets on the Mexican Riveria- and pulled some strings and were able to take us and another couple along as well- although the kids and Matt got sick- we had a good time. I loved the break from cooking and cleaning- we actually just returned from another cruise to the Western Carribean- we are getting spoiled-


If you're lucky enough to be at the beach....
You're lucky enough.

Our friend did a photo shoot of our family at the beach for Christmas card pics- it is fun having some nice photos- I admire all the people out there who have that talent of taking amazing pics- someday I would love to take a photography class- for now we will rely on others :) We love the beach and go there any oppurtuinty we get! I feel that now I have to live somewhere near to the beach- we are still an hour away- but at least we can go any weekend our hearts desire- the kids love to play and we love to soak in the beauty that Heavenly Father has given to us on this earth...

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Sweetest Thing...

Teras' smile melt my heart...

My friend Sophia- took this picture- if you ever need a photographer in the Redding area- email her I thought this picture really captured Tera- and I must say that she is the cutest thing I have ever seen!! Tera is the sweetest little girl. She loves to give hugs and kisses and tell us that she loves us "this much" She is starting to talk a lot and it is fun. The other day she was running around the house without a diaper and I encountered a puddle on our kitchen floor- nice image right? I said, "Tera did you pee on the floor?" She said, "Yes- I get a napkin." She ran to the bathroom and grabbed and single square of toilet paper that she thought would be sufficient for cleaning up her her mess. She is fun!

I love this little boy- he makes me laugh all the time. I am so glad I get to stay at home with my kids. Matt has been out of town the last few weeks, he just got a job that he is training for and the kids really missed him. One night when I was tucking Ashton in he asked if we could "hop int the car and go get dad." I told him Dad had to work and Ashton said, "to get money?" I told him yes but that he would be home soon. Ashton said, "I could give Dad all the money in my piggy bank so he could come home." What a sweet boy we have! I am the first to admit he is wild and often times out of control- but when it boils down to it- he is such a sweetheart!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Pirate Party!

Ashton turned four on the 11th of November! We can't believe how old he is! He had a lot of fun at his party- Moments after this picture was taken Ashton got wacked in the head with the stick- he got a little anxious to get the candy- opps! After some ice on the head he was back to celebrating!
Ashtons buddies- we have made some great friends here in Elsinore- and we feel blessed that several of our friends have kids Ashton and Teras ages.
A cute cheesey grin! Do you think this kid likes attention?
He blew them all out- with a little bit of help from his friend (whom he punched afterwards)

Monday, November 5, 2007

More Fun....

Ashton is hanging on for dear life- on the swing at California Adventures-
The end of a fun day!

I could not believe how grown up Tera looked in this picture- she isn't a baby anymore- but a big two year old! Guess its time for another one!! Just have to convince Matt!

Happiest Place on Earth-

Our family got Disneyland annual passports when we moved down to Southern California- we definaltey got our use out of them- and we had a lot of fun there! This was our last disneyland outing- it was only a week ago and I am already having disneyland withdrawls!!

Tera loved that she was able to wear eyeshadow for the first time as tinkerbell!

Ashton, on the otherhand, wasn't so excited about being able to wear tights for the first time. He does not think they are very comfortable- and I couldn't agree with him more- hence the reason I try to avoid pantyhose at all costs!

Peter Pan and Friends

Happy Halloween! We had fun dressing up as a family to go to a halloween party. Matt was Captain hook, I was Wendy, Ashton was Peter pan and Tera was our little tinkerbell. The most eventful part of Halloween planning was when I dyed Ashtons tights green. First off they dyed Ashtons feet green when his feet sweat. He had green feet for three days. So, I tried again,this time adding detergent to the load so that my son would not be dyed. That time it did not dye him green however, three loads of laundry later I saw green spots on all of our clothing! I decided I am not a ritz dye fan! Other than green spots- and Ashton catching the flu on Halloween, we had a Happy Halloween! Tera loved saying trick or treat and now her favorite question is "Tan I have Tandy?" (Can I have candy in adult language)