Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Morning

The boys were so excited when they came into the living room. Kids make Christmas so much fun!

This picture sums up Christmas for Ty :)

This was a pretty cool presents from Grandma and Grandpa- a roller coster! :)

The best part- skyping with Derek and Jessie!

New belts- such cute cowboys!

The day after Christmas we went to the zoo! We fed the giraffes that were super close up, rode a choo choo train, fed the ducks and got dinner at the best place ever- Lucky Wishbone! The three places I have to eat at whenever we come are are Lucky Wishbone, Eegees, and the Sonoran Hot Dog rode stand by Marana Grocery. They have the best carne asada tacos, tortas and tortillas I've ever eaten. 

Random AZ trip

Levi likes Festus, the miniature donkey.

On Christmas Day, we all went and saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. My mom stayed home with the boys. We ended up waiting for an hour in the theater because my mom bought tickets the day before for Thor 2 but accidentally bought them for the wrong day. :) We saw this movie instead, haha. 

More pics to come of our calendar that we make whenever we have missionaries out. :) This was Duck Dynasty month and TJ played the part well. 

The boys dressed up as animals for our Nativity scene month for the calendar. Ty really wanted to be a horse but the only costume my mom had was this rainbow unicorn that we cut the horn off of. Both boys LOVED wearing these and wore them everyday afterwards. TJ was the sheep again and Levi the cute little piggy. Ty called himself "Maximus" from Tangled and Levi was "Pinky" the pig. 

It's never a complete trip to Marana without some sort of surgery or procedure going on at the clinic. The day after Christmas we all helped with a C-section of these cute little bulldog puppies. A few had to be resuscitated but in the end, all 5 little puppies made it!

My best friend from all growing up came and visited! It was so good to see Mallory! Her little sister, Haley, is one of Dallin's very best friends as well. Our families were inseparable growing up. We laughed and laughed about old times and memories. :)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Eve

 For the past few years on Christmas Eve, we go Christmas caroling on a big hay wagon. Just a group of us from my parent's ward go and visit some of the neighbors while dropping off Christmas goodies. It's really fun even if we all think it's "cold" and bundle up with blankets, warm clothes and hot chocolate.
This is Sister Winkler, a missionary serving in my parent's ward. I served with her brother in Wisconsin back in 2007-2008 back when Amy was a Young Woman in the ward who would hang out with us missionaries on Pday. We took a picture to send to her brother since it's such a small world!

My cute little brother, Tanner and Chico, the dog. 

Ty fell asleep- lots of playing, going to bed late, waking up early and no naps takes it toll after a while!

Levi and his future wife, Brityn Glauser

Love's first kiss, even if it's awkward with an open mouth and eyes half way open still. 
New Christmas jammies

We always open our Secret Sib presents on Christmas Eve. It's always fun having missionaries out and see what they sent from far away. 

Obviously we have a missionary serving in England. 

New salt and pepper shakers from England. 

All in our matching Christmas jammies. As we've started to grow up and not always be together on Christmas, my mom gets us jammies and send them to us so we always feel apart of things :) She's a nice mommy. 

Two very tired little boys, excited for Santa to come in the morning.