Friday, December 18, 2009

New Tradition

New traditions are the best, and I am most excited about this one! In Tempe, down by ASU, they have a park called Tempe Town Lake. There are no motorized boats allowed on the lake, HOWEVER, they do a boat parade once a year. So you can dazzle your boat up, enter it in the contest, and float the parade. IT IS SO FUN! We entered ours this year, the theme: The North Pole. We had so much fun getting it ready. It was a gorgeous day and such a fun thing to do as a family. There were probably close to 10,000 people there, which makes it all the more exciting. Santa came and there were tonz of festivities throughout the day. We all agreed it was a blast and that we want to start it as a new tradition...My sweet little guy

Yes, Lilly is EATING the bulbs
Dale and Claire

Tatey is always laughing at his silly sissy
My favorite thing about the night was this guy. He screamed to the crowd the whole night "Merry Christmas" and got everyone to participate and show Christmas Cheer!

Lilly was honking the horn and my dad kept jumping like it was scaring him, she thought it was hilarious
It started to get cold for this little bear
These were a lot of the boats that were there:

This "UP" boat won first prize, it was pretty incredible

Not too bad for our first time eh? We are gonna win next year!
My sweet little girl and her Papa
My darling little boy and his Gamma

Love this time of year!

HO HO HO, Merry Christmas!

Gingerbread and Santa

We had a couple friends over to make gingerbread houses the other night... it was very fun and creative!!! I guess while I was at the other end of the table Lilly was fisting candy... and after she finally fell asleep she kept waking up all night screaming.. hmmmm must have had a belly ache! Shanda and our Pueblo Ginger House, complete with a pool in the back
Dale and Marie hiding her face
Josh constructing his gingerbread in that accounting mind of his!
The finished products

Marie made the front yard, skipped the house
Our munchkins and Santa

Lilly was like "uh, don't touch me, but I'll sit here because your interesting, and I know you say, HO, HO, HO" .... which she says by the way, and it is very cute!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Salt Lake City!

The day after Thanksgiving we headed up to the bitterly cold temps of SLC for Josh's youngest brother Joel's wedding. We had a great time seeing the Salt Lake Temple lights and seeing lots of our close friends. But yet alas, we love living in Arizona because we came back to sunshine and 60's. I really don't know how I did it for 7 years...

Just relaxing one morning!
Cute little Tatey all bundled up!
The wee hours on the morning of the wedding.. doesn't Lilly's hair look so cute before the day got to her...
Aunt Jann and Taters
Aunt Jann, Tate, Lilly, Granny K
Granny K and Lilly
The Stunning Bride
All the brothers and their Dad
Jann and Kathi

Uncle Jar and Tate
Trying to sleep but my bright flash was disturbing him
Our cute little family
My gorgeous little girl...

* I have the cutest pic of Lilly and her Grandpa Hill, but I am saving it for Christmas, you'll get it soon!
**We just wanted to thank Sommer and Steve for letting us stay at their house.. it made it so comfortable and relaxing! You are the best!