Life with boys....shall I say more? We had two ER visits with the boys recently. Thankfully the worst of it resulted in 3 stitches for Cameron in his lower lip.
Cameron celebrated his 7th birthday this year with his friends from school and church at Peter Piper. We also had a family party at our house so he somehow managed to get double the presents this year...he didn't seem to mind too much! (we are in the odd-faces-in-pictures stage....)
A few days later we got ready for Halloween by carving our pumpkin and going Trick or Treating with some good friends. Lots of fun fall traditions!
This year we went Trick or Treating with Bumblebee, a pirate, and Jessie!
I finished my first 10K with Michael and a good friend before Christmas. It has been a goal of mine for the past year or so and in Phoenix we only have a few months of outside running temps (in my opinion) so this race could not have come at a more perfect time!
My biggest fan!
Mia turned 5 in November followed the next week by Micah Drew who turned the big 3. We had a combined birthday party at the train park in Scottsdale with family and friends. It was so much fun!
Just before Christmas, we took a family trip to Disneyland! It was really fun surprising the kids on Thanksgiving night in front of the family. We left after Thanksgiving dinner and the traditional football game and drove to Cali. It was great because the kids slept most of the way which made for a pleasant car-ride for mom and dad. ;)
We spent a few days at the park and Mia rode her first "big girl" ride, Thunder Mountain! She loved it! She had her little arms up in the air the entire time and screamed "This is so much fun!!!" every time the train climed a hill. :-D
Now this is what a good day at the park looks like around 10pm!
Cam and Mia thought it was "so cool" that they could ride alone together in their own row on a ride. How did they get so big?
Thankful for daddy's strong arms during looooong lines. Daddy slept well that night too!
The month of December was filled with traditions and memories with family and friends. We went to Glendale Glitters one evening to celebrate my sister's birthday and Micah HAD to get a picture w/ Santa. I thought this was funny since this was the ONLY Santa he would take a picture with (notice Santa's size) this year. Can you blame the guy!?
Lots of little helpers during baking! We had to miss out on the holiday baking day with extended family due to the flu so we had our own day of cookie decorating. Lots of work but SO worth it!
We enjoyed having the family (nana & papa and mimi & grandpa)over for Christmas Eve brunch and this year Aunt Christine and Albion were able to join us.
The boys trying to figure out how to fly an early present.
We had Christmas Eve dinner with extended family at our house this year. Aunt CC narrated the Christmas Story from Luke 2 for us while everyone played a part. Mia was Mary, Cameron was Joseph, and Drew was "the shepherds". It was a great memory and beginning of a new tradition with extended family.
We went over to Mimi & Grandpa's for Christmas dinner. Everyone had fun opening presents and having a relaxing evening together!
On to a new year!
We look forward to everything the new year brings with it and are so thankful for God's continued provision and protection over our family.
God is good!