Tuesday, December 02, 2008


I've been such a bag blogger lately! I'm so sorry! Life has a way of taking over and unfortunatley I don't always get to blog as much as I would like.

We had a wonderful thanksgiving! Justen and Ravyn both had to work in the evening/night and weren't able to make it. :*( Karl had to work too but was home early enough that we were still able to get together with family afterwards and have a good time.

Here are a few pictures:

Chuy, Grumpy Gramps, Stoobie, Karl and John

Marissa, Natalie (in back), Julie and Jessica in front

Karl teasing the girls
Marissa, Jessica and Julie (my sister Alice in back)

The silly girls
Marissa, Julie, Jessica and Natalie
Notice Brandon being silly in the background between Julie and Jessica's heads. LOL! My brother John and Karl in the background to the right.

Yay! Brandon finally got to be in a picture with his sister. Silly Marissa kept popping her head up every time we tried getting a picture with Jess and Brandon.

Austin, "little" Stuart being held by Brandon, and Jesse. Baby Hyrum was alseep and didn't make it into this picture. We got plenty of pictures of him later.

Jesse playing his violin.

My youngest brother, Stuart, and his wife Clarissa (who is expecting a baby in the Spring! yay!)

My youngest sister, Alice, and her husband Chuy

My "middle" brother, John, and his wife Mandy. They came from CA to spend Thanksgiving with us. They also announced that they are putting in paperwork to adopt a baby. YAY! We are so excited for them. :)

And here's Me with my sweetheart, Karl. I'm the oldest girl and 2nd to the oldest of my siblings. Ignore the silver streak in my hair... I'm going for the Pepe Le Pew look. LOL!

Here is Alice's baby, Hyrum. He is 4 months old and couldn't be cuter!

Hyrum is such a happy baby but he doesn't like to smile for the camera. It took a lot of skill for me to get these two of him smiling. hehe! Don't you just want to smile looking at him?

Here is Mandy with Hyrum. We figured she needs some practice for when she gets a baby through the adoption agency. :D Hyrum was so intent on grabbing the red cups so he was given a clean cup to play with. He kept grabbing at it and it would go flying so his dad put the cup on top of his hand. He was also going after his red teether. He was the life of the party.

We all had such a great time at Alice's house and the food was very tasty. Jessica really had a great time playing Barbies with her girl cousins. Of course she got very worn out and is still trying to catch up on rest (me too!), but it was well worth it.

Oh goodness, I just realized that I didn't post any pictures of my mom! My mom was the only one who remembered her camera so of course she took most of the picures. (I took the ones of Hyrum). I'll have to look through my pictures and see if I can find any of her.


Karen said...

AWWWW, looks like everyone had fun. Wish we could have been there and that Hyrum is so dang cute. I just wanna hold him! Glad you all had a great Thanksgiving.


John said...

Hey, those pictures almost look familiar. I got pics from Mom's camera, but I didn't get the one of you and Karl -- can you email it to me? Thanks!

We had a great Thanksgiving with you guys. Too bad it was too far for the Utahns to migrate down.

Oh, BTW, are you ever gonna be my friend on Facebook? :-P

Take it easy!

Shauna McDaniel said...

It is so fun to see everyone and their kids !!! We really need to get together sometime and just catch up!

Anonymous said...

Love the pics! I feel a little bit caught up on my cousins. I feel bad that I don't keep up with all you guys better! Alice's baby is adorable! Does that make four for her now? Is that gonna be Stuart's 3rd baby in the spring?

Anonymous said...

Looks like a wonderful time with family! I hope your Christmas was great and I wish you a very happy New Year. I hope all is well with Jess and the family - you guys are always in our prayers. one of these years we're are going to have to meet up somehow. :-)

Anonymous said...

Nancy, you have such a LOVELY family. You all look so very happy together and Hyrum is the cutest baby especially in the photo that you have him smiling!!! I would also like to send best wishes to your brother John and his wife Mandy for starting their adoption process! Good luck to them!