Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008

Well, it's been a crazy few days, but we had a great Christmas this year. On Christmas Eve we went to the Kearl family party at Abe's Aunt's house, and on Christmas we went to my parent's house. Then on Friday we were at Abe's mom's Christmas party and on Saturday we were at Abe's Dad's Christmas party. I love getting together with family, but by Sunday I was exhausted and all I wanted to do was stay home and sleep but instead I got to go to work all night. So I'm still recovering and and now packing so we can go to St. George for a few days. Both Abe and Ryker got motorcycles this year so we thought we better go somewhere warm to try them out. We knew Gage wouldn't care about presents this year so we just got him a couple books and some clothes. My big presents were a new laptop, a wheat grinder, and a shop vac. We sure were blessed this year.

Silly Lance wanted to pose like this with my grandparents. I'm pretty sure we have a picture like this when we were babies.

Abe testing out his new trials bike. Abe has wanted one of these so bad since we were dating. He even bought my wedding ring with the money he had saved for one.

Yea, I finally got a shop vac.

Ryker was so excited to get a motorcycle this year. He is so dang cute riding it.

Gage is starting so take a some steps on his own.

Ryker and some of his cousins waiting to open their presents.

Ryker and his very cute cousin Brighton.

For Abe's Dad's party we went sledding, and then went back to his house for food and more presents.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Santa's Coming

I love this time of year, even more so now that Ryker really understands Santa. We went to the mall to see him and Ryker told him everything that he wanted for Christmas, and even what he thought Gage wanted. I was a sucker and bought the really expensive picture they took. You can't see it very well because I don't know how to scan pictures yet so I took a picture of the picture. I love that Ryker is trying to be a really good boy so that Santa comes to our house, and whenever he's not I can tell him "you better be a good boy so Santa will come." It works every time. I only wish I would have thought about this great tactic earlier in the year.

Gage is getting close to walking. Here's Ryker trying to help him.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Slumber Party

We got to have Cade and Austin (Nikki and Clint Taylor's boys) sleep over at our house this weekend. Ryker and Cade play so good together and are the best of friends. They had so much fun playing and then watching Ice Age with some popcorn. We need to do it again soon.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Family Pictures

My good friend Ashley took our family pictures last month. She is such a talented photographer. I think they turned out great. I can't wait to see the rest of them. Thanks again Ash.