Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Our Year in Review!

One of the biggest things that happened in 2013 was Matt going back to school full time.  I am so proud of him for his commitment. Mr. Smarty Pants has a 4.0 and has one semester left of school. Woohoo!  We are so proud of him and excited about the future. 

Colton had his 18 month photos taken in January!
 Love these sweet little guy!  He keeps us laughing all the time.   Such a joy!

We enjoyed some snow in January!

Celebrate Valentine's Day making cookies!

Both boys visited the dentist for the first time in March!  They did awesome and both came home with clean teeth. 

We traveled to Memphis for Spring break.  My best friend Rachel and her family were there too visiting family so we met up with them at the zoo for the day. 

 Alex and Ryan had the best time playing at the zoo!

We also enjoyed lots of fun time with Nana and Grandad

We had a wonderful Easter!

I had a fabulous girls weekend trip to Chicago!

My friend Laura threw a super fun Derby Party!  

We celebrated Memorial Day at Uncle Steve and Aunt Teresa's lake house in Tennessee.  Both boys love boating!

Ryan celebrates his FOURTH birthday!  

We had a WONDERFUL construction birthday party for the boys!!  It was a blast and one of the biggest highlights of the year!

Colton celebrated his SECOND birthday!

Both boys took swim lessons in June!  Ryan did awesome and Colton hated every minute.  Memories! 

Matt and I celebrated SEVEN years of marriage on July 8!

We celebrated Matt's 33rd birthday! 

In August we took the boys to their first movie in a theater to see Planes!  They both loved it and did so well!  With the help of a little popcorn.  

Ryan started four day 4 year old preschool and Colton started Mother's Day Out one day a week!

Matt and I got a weekend away to Nashville in August!  We stayed at a bed and breakfast and Franklin and had the best time relaxing and spending time together.

Fall Break in October we traveled to Memphis to visit my family.  

I traveled to MOPS convention in Kansas City, MO with my best friend Rachel.  

The boys had a great Halloween as a construction worker and the cutest cowboy ever!

I celebrated my 34rd birthday with my favorite people in the world!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with the Krafts, the Maham's and Papau and Yaya!

We had a fun weekend in Nashville in December.  We loved spending time with my friend Courtney and her family.  

We loved spending Christmas with my family who came to see us!  The boys love their Nana and Grandad.  

We enjoyed spending Christmas night with Papau and Yaya. 

 What a wonderful and adventurous year we have had!  I have loved every minute with my sweetie and our precious tow little boys!  They are my joy and delight!  
Can't wait to see what 2014 has in store!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

We woke on Christmas morning to find that Santa had come.  
Santa brought Ryan a LeapPad2, a watch (which he asked Santa for), truck books, new construction sheets, peg game with number boards, a car caddy for on the go, Planes Movie and new police car and firetruck pajamas.

Santa brought Colton a new remote control fire truck, color board peg set, a caterpillar game, truck books, a train/car caddy and police car and fire truck pajamas.  

The boys were so excited to come down and see the surprises that Santa brought.  

Ryan was saying "the watch I asked Santa for!!!"  He was so excited!  

Colton loves his new fire truck remote control car.  Perfect gift for him.  

And this is the winner for the most favorite gift.  They have played and played forever with this racetrack my parents got them.  They fight over who is going to sit in the middle.  It is pretty neat.  You shake up these cars, put them on the track and they zoom around the track.  They LOVE it!

The boys also got more cars and a couple transporters.  They love anything to do with cars and trucks.  

After opening presents and playing with Santa gifts we finally sat down to eat some breakfast!  Yum waffles and doughnuts!

Christmas night we headed to Matt's parents house to celebrate.  The boys were munching on some salsa while I was trying to take a picture of them.  Colton leaned over to Ryan and said cheese, then Ryan leaned over to hug him.  Such sweet, sweet boys!!!

Matt and his sister Erin

Ryan was excited about his new lego set!

Thanks Aunt Erin for the drum set.

The boys loves opening presents at Papau and Yaya's house. 

Colton and Papau spending some quality time together.  

It was a wonderful Christmas day full of magic and thankfulness for the Savior who was born.