Friday, March 25, 2011

January, February and March...

Here is a little slide show of some pictures and videos of my kids from the last few months. We have had a rough winter due to lots of sickness so I don't have too many pictures but I wanted to write a little bit about what they've been up to...

Maddux is so grown up these days and has such an awesome little personality. He is the best big brother to Ambrie and my little sidekick. He has started helping around the house (vacuuming is his favorite), is very interested in letters and numbers right now, has a huge imagination and an even bigger heart! He still adores his Dad and wants to be just like him.

Ambrie is trying to walk as you'll see in the video. She is also starting to show her personality and we LOVE it. She is very easy going and usually just goes with the flow. She has started to talk a little and says more everyday. Her favorite person in the world is her brother. She doesn't take her eyes off him and wants to do everything he does. He can get her to laugh like no one else and he is so sweet to her. The only thing she gives us trouble about is food. She is a picky little thing and is VERY hesitant of new foods...if she tries something and doesn't like it she won't eat it! She loves her Dad too but is a mama's girl and I love that.

Pretty much we feel like the luckiest parents in the world to have these two around. I am so grateful that I get the chance to be home with them now. Enjoy the video!
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Maddux and the Motorcycle...

Pretty much since Maddux was born Greg has been looking forward to taking him on his motorcycle. Maddux has grown up sitting on it, helping clean it, turning it on, and wishing he could ride on it. I have been VERY hesitant to let him go on it and told Greg probably wouldn't want him to ride on it until he was like 10. Well...this Valentines Day I gave Greg and Maddux matching helmets for the motorcycle. So, Maddux was able to take his first ride on it and he LOVED it! They drove around the block twice and he was grinning from ear to ear. Here is a little trip down memory lane and then a short clip of his first ride!
First time on the motorcycle...3 months old

First time on it by himself...18 months old

Practicing how to hold on...2 years old

Helping Dad back it out of the driveway...2 years old

Wearing their new matching helmets and ready to go...3 years old

His first ride!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Christmas 2010

This we we spent Christmas in Las Vegas with my family. It was so much fun for my kids to be around all the cousins. Maddux was such a great age this year. He finally understood what Christmas and Santa were all about and he was very excited abou all of it. Whenever he would see Santa at a store or on the street he would get very excited! He made this year MAGICAL! Here is a little video of our Christmas this year...

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Maddux is 3!

For Maddux's 3rd Birthday we took him and his buddies bowling. It was a cold, snowy day but they loved it! He had a Toy Story cake and some of his favorite people around to celebrate with. Happy Birthday Buddy! Me and your Dad love you so much and we are so proud of who you are becoming. You have made the last three years the best in our lives and we look forward to watching you continue to grow Bud!
Here is a little slide show of the day...

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Thanksgiving 2010

We spent thanksgiving with Greg's family in California and I managed to get NO pictures the whole time. The only ones I have are the professional family pictures we had taken while we were there so I will share a few of them...

A whole group shot

Greg's sister Taryn, her husband Ryan and there two adorable kids, Nate 3, and Macy 1

Another group shot...we love spending time with these guys and wish we lived closer to them.

At the very end of the photo shoot the photographer got these great kandid shots of Maddux and Nate...they are such great buds!!
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Family Pictures

For Thanksgiving this year we got to spend time in California with Greg's family. We were able to all get together and take family pictures of the whole family and each individual family. Here are a few of the ones of our little family...

The whole gang

Maddux 3 years old
Ambrie 7 months old

Greg and I

They turned out great and we were able to use them on our Christmas cards...perfect timing!
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Ambire Photo Shoot

My sister Olivia brought her nicve camera with her to the sisters reunion and took so many adorable pictures of Ambrie. She even got some adorable ones of her in her Halloween costume. Here is a few of them.

I REALLY wish she lived closer so she could take pictures of my kids all the time! She's so talented! Thanks Olivia!
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Sisters Reunion 2010

My sisters and I were all able to get together this last October for a sisters reunion in St. George Utah. It was so much fun. We went shopping, ate out, went to Thriller at Tuacahn, went to the temple, and stayed up VERY late talking and enjoying eachothers company!

At the temple on Sunday

It was so nice to have a quiet, chaos free dinner with out kids! We were loving it!

I feel so lucky to have so many sisters and they really are my best friends.

We did have the two babies with us, Ambrie and Brandon, but they were such little troopers and just went with the flow! Can't wait unitl next year girls!
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

6 months old

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This is a little slideshow of Ambire girl at 6 months old. She has started eating food, she's talking,and she starting to crawl! We just can't say enough how much we love her! She has Daddy wrapped around her finger already and Maddux just adores her! We love you little one!

No More Turtles

This summer we decided to get rid of our turtles and gave them away to a very nice family who were more than thrilled to get them.

Maddux looks happy here as they packed them in the car to deliver them to their new home but he was so sad as Greg pulled away. I didn't think he would even care since he never paid any attention to them but I was wrong.

Greg and I have had these little guys since before we were married. We will miss you R.J. and T.J.!
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Sisters and Cousins

This last summer we were also able to go visit my fmaily in Vegas... all the siblings were able to corrdinate a visit at the same time so the cousins got a chance to hang out and us adults also got time to see eachother. I am so thankful for such amazing family and wish we could all live closer to eachother.

Here is a shot of all my sisters with their Honda Odessy's. They all 4 have one...It looked pretty crazy with 4 of them parked in front of my parents house...I guess Greg and I need to get one! :)

Here is a shot of some of the cousins watching a movie after a long day of swimming in the pool!

This is Maddux and his best buddy and cousin Audrey at the indoor bounce house place we took all the kids to.

It was great being able to see everyone but it was a lot of people and kids and at times....completely exhausting!
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Cross Country Running Camp

This last summer were helpd Greg's annual cross country summer running camp at my parent's cabin. We took alot of his boys and then Maddux, Ambrie and I came to hlep make the meals. It was so much fun for his team to be able to bond and get in some great runs at high altitudes. We even invited the grisl team up for a run and dinner one of the days which was fun too! They loved it and we enjoyed having the time to relax!

Here is a picture of all their running shoes...

This is a retaining wall that his team built as a service project for my Dad as a Thank you for letting them stay in his cabin. I think it turned out pretty nice! I hope it helps with the snow drift this next winter!

Maddux was sad to not be able to help build the wall outside so I helped him build his own wall inside..He was ver rpud of it and couldn't wait for the "running boys" as he calls them to come back inside to see it. They are so cute with him and he absolutley adores them!

Here is just one last picture of my cute little guy with a different tower he built! I sure love this kid!
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California Vacation

This last summer we were able to head down to California for a vacation to see family. It was so much fun to get the kids together with their cousins and to see Grandma and Grandpa Harris

Here we are at the zoo. Maddux loved seeing all the animals and talked about going there for weeks after. I sure wish we lived closer so that we could visit more often.

We tried to get a shot of the 4 of the grandkids and this is the best we could get....I just love thier little personalities!
Maddux (2), Nate (2), Macy (1) and Ambrie (3 months)

Maddux and Nate were great this buddies this time around. They we so cute together and I am so grateful that they have eachother. It's going to be so much fun watching them grow up together.

Maddux, Greg and Ralph doing Maddux's favorite activity...WRESTLING!
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

3 months

I wanted to get a few pictures take of Ambrie at 3 months and asked my sister to do a little photo shoot with her. Photography is a little hobby of hers and I think she is really lucky am I to have her around?
Here are a few of my favorite pictures of our sweet little girl:

We love you so much Ambrie girl. You have your Daddy wrapped around your finger already and your big brother adores you. I feel like the luckiest Mom in the world to have you as my own.
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