Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sweet 16!

We went to the San Juan Islands 16 years ago on our honeymoon. We didn't realize it until we were on the ferry riding to the Island with Dennis's family that it was our anniversary and we were going to our honeymoon spot! We figured that we subconsciously planned the trip! 
It has been fantastic being married to Ben Miller!  We have a lot of fun together.  Now that we have babysitters we take FULL advantage of them and go out on dates, go to the Temple, to Costco, basketball games and party lots together!  
I feel so blessed to be with Ben and our children for eternity.

Visitors!



 We love Dennis's family for coming all the way from OKC to visit us! We had so much fun with them.  All the kids matched up with a cousin, making it a perfect party!
 Arm wrestling
 Rotten egg
 We decided we better take a trip on the ferry to San Juan Island.
It was FREEZING cold, but clear out so it made the ride beautiful and memorable!







 These two disappeared for days playing!  It was awesome that Brady had a friend his exact age to hang with!
 Hot fish and Chips for the ferry ride back home!
Best part of the trip!




Christmas Day!



We had a great Christmas! Lots of toys, games and a BIKE for me!
I can't help but be overwhelmed by how good the Lord is to us.
We have enough to have a beautiful Christmas, and we are Rich in blessings!

Jayne's First Christmas

How could I not have an entire post on this girl! 

 We put this little Zebra in front of Jayne, It was so funny, It was like they were talking to each other.  Then she would look at us and laugh,  That Zebra must be jokester! 

December

 Poor Alley, while playing basketball, got a ball smashed into her nose on a rebound.  She had a tender nose for 2 weeks and black eyes for a few days.  She still likes basketball go figure....!


 These are my girls best friends, Sam, Maddy and Abby.  My girls would be so lonely with out their cousins !
Oh yeah, we took all the YW and YM (45) from our ward ice skating over christmas break. 


 He's weird, what can I say?


Friday, January 9, 2015

Holiday happenings

We made time during the holidays to get together with our favorite friends.  we use to all live in the same ward 12 years ago, but now we are in different stakes and wards.  
Christmas Caroling  
we ended up caroling 4 times this season.
People must think we like it...We don't!
Brady found this in his boot, He screamed like a little girl!
More fun with friends. Caroling and a nacho party!
There is a certain age where Christmas is pure magic 
and Santa is so real it hurts.  
This is how Claire feels this year!
Basketball over?  It's never over!

Claire is 8

 My beautiful Claire is 8 years old.  
She planned her baptism with her Dad baptizing her and Alley and Elizabeth giving talks.  The highlight of the baptism was Claire singing "I know when I am baptized"
She was a little off tune the whole time, but smiling and so full of the spirit and faith.   It was truly heart melting!
After having 4 kids baptized, I finally realized that simple is best!
Pumpkin pie from Costco.  
Ya know that way we focus on what is important!  
My lovely servers.