Friday, December 29, 2006
So call me a little biast, but I believe I have the most beautiful nieces in the world...here are some pics of them with different family members. Most of these are pics of Madelyn (Gabe and Jenna's daughter), and the other is Kailey with grandma Bobbi Jo. Madelyn is getting so big, and now she has a little brother or sister (I have a feeling it's a boy) on the way. That's right, Jenna is pregnant again, due June 2, 2007!!!
Here are some of the pics from Christmas at my brothers in California....it was a lot warmer than home. First is Brody with Madisson, she is the happiest kid, always smiling with those cute little dimples. Then is Audrey, Madisson, and I before church on Christmas eve, and then Brody and the girls the same time. Last is all of my nieces that were there in a box.. it was a tight fit, but a cute pic. Of all the gifts, the big empty boxes seemed to keep them the most satisfied.
Well, we made it safely home, and managed to keep our sanity!! We got back home on Christmas night at about 11:30 (poor Brody had to work the next day). The flight went just fine, we were delayed only 35 min leaving LAX. However, I was extremely sad leaving my nieces. It was sad leaving my brothers also, but we get to talk on the phone as much as we want. The girls, especially Audrey and Madelyn, don't really like to talk on the phone. The remember people by seeing them. Although, Audrey seemed to remember me...yeah!!! Anyhow, there were about 22 people at my brother and sister-in-law's. It was quiete chaotic, but turned out alright. Even with all of the people there, Trevor and Linds (who were not able to go) were missed, especially the girls missed not being able to see their cousins. No big family brawls or anything that exciting to gossip about suprisingly enough. We had a few nights that we played games, battle of the sexes (of course us girls won...the boys swear the game is "rigged") and cranium (Brody had to act out Martha Stewart...it was great). I had a blast...and Brody (Mr. Shy personality) did so well...I was very happy. The girls of course LOVED their uncle Brody...and he was whipped- you see it in his eyes in a lot of the pics. Speaking of which...I will post them as soon as I get a chance..hopefully in the next couple of days. So overall, Christmas was a success. It has been a very long time since that many of us has been together at once without somebody getting married or dying. (how sad..we'll have to work on that) I hope you all had a very merry christmas, and have a safe and happy new year this Sunday. If I didn't get to talk to you on Christmas...I'm sorry, traveling on a holiday is a little hectic. Feel free to call me anytime. So, to sum it up, Christmas was very good for Brody and I this year, many blessings to be thankful for, mostly the chance to be able to spend it with our family.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Sorry it has been so long since I have posted anything on here- I've been super busy mailing Christmas cards and packages (there are 9 birthdays in our family in December), and getting ready for the upcoming holidays. On top of that I've been working nights- which makes finding time to shop a little hectic...thank God for online shopping!! As many of you already know, Brody and I are going to California to spend Christmas with my family this year. We leave on the 21st and will be home on Christmas day..in the afternoon. I'm looking forward to spending time with my family...who I don't get to see very often anymore. But, like all of my family gatherings....it tends to get a little stressful...so wish us all luck!! We are especially excited to spend time with our beautiful neices!! They haven't got to see their uncle Brody since our wedding in 2005. I love to watch him with the girls...on the outside he appears so composed and "tough" but when one of the girls smiles at him, his heart melts and he is completely whipped...I LOVE IT!!! Besides all of the holiday busyness, Brody and I have been busy with work and home stuff. Brody's business has really picked up this year..and he hasn't had a lot of down time. Everybody needs the work done right away. He gets a little stressed sometimes, but overall we are very thankful for the business!! Work has been a little slow for me, but thats the way it goes in OB..it's either feast or famine. I love my job, it is amazing to share such a wonderful experience with the families...although it does get stressful at times. The other night I had to deliver the baby because the doctor didn't make it...it, like every time that happens, is such an adreneline rush. Thank God I work with a wonderful nurse.. who I think makes a great teammate. The baby was beautiful and the family was especially thankful to me...I thank God every day that I have such a rewarding job. So...other than all this, 2006 has been a good year for Brody and I with many blessings and reasons to be thankful. We are happy and healthy!!