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!!