Sunday, December 30, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! We had a wonderful time celebrating with all of our extended family this year! We actually got to spend time with both sides on Christmas Day! We hope everyone else had a wonderful holiday! Here is the picture of Dylan with Santa that I promised! You can't see his face, but he was really scared. What's up with kids being afraid of someone who brings you presents? So we spent the weekend with my parents' family. We got to spend time with both sets of grandparents (Melissa's) on Saturday. My dad's mom fell last week and had to have stitches above her eye. She is doing better now, but she's really weak. My mom's mom fell and broke her hip last month and is still in recovery from the surgery. Thank goodness for grandpa taking care of her and giving her love. We are keeping them both in our prayers as to have a speedily recovery. Then we spent Sunday celebrating with my aunt and uncle and their families. We are really close since there are only 6 grand kids on that side. Saturday night we all went to a ice hockey game with a mock Beetles concert after. It was lots of fun spending time with my cousins and none of the children! (Thanks to grandparents for watching them!) Sunday was a nice relaxing day spent with family. I love those kinds of days! My camera got left in the car overnight, so I couldn't take any pictures that day. My mom took some that I will be posting soon!
On Christmas Eve, we drove down to my parent's house to spend the night. We had a tradition of going over to my best friends' house and reading the Christmas story with her family. They still do it every year with those who can make it. We sing songs as they fit in with the story which puts us in the Christmas spirit. Then we get to eat lots of yummy food! The above picture is of Dylan going to bed on Christmas Eve. He was so tired, but still happy! What a good boy!
Here is Dylan opening his stocking! He was so excited as he pulled more and more out of it! He got really excited when he got to the candy part, so he got a special treat before breakfast! My parents have a tradition of having the missionaries over for breakfast, so we waited to eat with them! We then opened all of our cool presents. Landon got this really cool train that goes in a circle around the track. Brayden and Dylan were playing on it for a long time! And Landon got to take his turn on Dylan's cool 4-wheeler! You can see him in the background! It's starting to get chaotic with the addition of so many people, but we still love it!
Then around noon, we packed up the car and headed over to Ricky's parents house. We got to open presents with them and then enjoy a wonderful dinner. We got a new game called "Would you rather?" where you have to answer a question of what you would rather do. It was pretty interesting. We then got to play our favorite card game "Canasta." It was lots of fun!
The day after Christmas, I got the flu. Bummer! I hate being sick! Thank goodness Dylan was a good boy while Ricky was working! Now that I'm feeling better, I have to finish packing up our apartment for our move on Tuesday! (It's at 5pm if anyone wants to come help!) We are moving into Ricky's parent's house as we continue our house hunt. Things have been a little slow around here with the holidays, but we're hoping to find a great house soon! We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. I'm not sure when I'll be able to post again! See you all soon!

Friday, December 21, 2007

What a busy week!

On Monday, my parents suprised us with tickets to see Trans Siberian Orchestra in concert. It was an early Christmas present that my whole family got to enjoy! It was amazing and something we would love to see again next year!
Tuesday, Dylan and I recovered from the day before (he was still getting over his sickness)!
Then Thursday was our four year wedding anniversary! We FINALLY got our family picture taken! (Thanks Jaime!) They turned out really cute, but Dylan was being a stinker, so we didn't get any good ones of me and Ricky. We'll have to do it again soon! We had to bribe him with treats to get a few good ones! We went to dinner at a local resaurant called La Scala in downtown Lafayette. It was really good and fun to go to a different restaurant. All of the food was amazing!
Today I ran all of the last minute errands with Dylan. He did such a good job for all the in and out stops that I had to do! Thank goodness for cookies! (His favorite!) We then headed over to our church Christmas party. It was lots of fun! Dylan was not excited to see santa! He screamed and wouldn't get close to him! We'll have to work on that for next year! He did blow Santa a kiss as we were leaving! I'll post the picture soon!
Here is a preview of our Christmas pictures! Sorry it was so late, but I finally got the cards in the mail today! They turned out really cute! I was waiting for the picture!

We are heading over to Illinois to celebrate Christmas with my extended family this weekend! I'm sure I'll get lots of pictures to share! Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Snow Days

I love snow! It is so pretty outside today! I think we got about 5 inches and the wind is blowing it all over the place! I wish we could go outside and play, but Dylan has a fever. I can't tell if he has something or if it's his 2nd molars coming in. He has been very cuddly, which we love! Church got cancelled today because of the snow, so we are watching movies and just hanging out as a family. It's really nice to spend the time together! We are still looking for a house, so keep us in your prayers! It can be really stressful! Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

A hunting we will go...

Dylan is hanging in there! He loves to help out in the kitchen if you can't tell by the picture! He thought that sitting in the pot was really cool, so I pushed him around for a while! He also loves to run around in circles around the kitchen/living room! He could run all day if I let him! Where do kids get all of this energy from??

It's been crazy around here lately! We decided The first of December that we are going to buy a house somewhere in Lafayette/ West Lafayette! We got pre-approved last week and we are starting to look for houses! This past weekend we looked at 7 houses and vetoed all but one! We went out again this past Wednesday to look at 7 more. I have been spending every free second looking at houses and our financing! How exciting!! We put in an offer today on our favorite house! Keep your fingers crossed for us! We are really excited and nervous as buying a house is a huge investment! The house is amazing!

This post has been in the works for about 2 weeks now! Sorry! I am trying to keep up with everything, but I guarantee that I will get behind again soon as we have to pack up and move out by the first of January!

Happy 25th Birthday to me ( December 1st)! We had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday this year! Ricky got me a package at Christina and Co. for a spa treatment! I got an hour long massage, pedicure, and manicure! It was amazing! Thank hun! Then he took me out for dinner with just the two of us! The next day, my parents and sister came up for dinner. It was really nice to spend time with them! I got a Cricut scrapbooking tool from my parents! I am really excited to start scrapbooking again soon! (We have to move first!!)

My best friend Jaime and her husband and kids came over for dinner a couple of weeks ago. The boys were playing an XBox game while we chatted! The little boys were so cute!