Natalie turned 2 years old on December 15 and she was spoiled rotten! We had a small family party at the house the day before where she opened presents and loved the baby set (play pen, stroller, gym, swing, diaper bag and doll) that her aunt Amanda got her. I was excited for her to be excited about Princess Ariel shoes and Tutus but she was more excited about the sticker books that she got - it's the little things I guess. On her actual birthday day we had a few more presents from Kevin and I that we let her open and then we took her to Build a Bear workshop in the mall and let her stuff her own bear, she loved it! I think that she was pretty spoiled, but it was worth it since now she has plenty of toys to keep her from asking me or Kevin to entertain her all the time. I just can't believe that she is 2! The time goes by so fast! :( But we LOVE (almost) every minute of it!
Monday, December 29, 2008
I have been busy working all that I can; so right off the bat I am apologizing for not sending out Christmas cards this year. Apparently I am going to be a every other year Christmas card sender.
Our Thanksgiving was wonderful, we ate everyday Thursday through Saturday and enjoyed all the time we were able to spend with family. All the cousins (grandbabies) are even starting to interact with one another now.
Christmas was a blast! We started at Kevin's parents house with breakfast once I got off of work and then opened presents for what seemed like all day since we kept getting interrupted by his brother Doug calling from Argentina. It was so nice to hear from him. Then Friday we had our own family Christmas and did some shopping which was ridiculously busy. And Saturday we went to Logandale and spent the day with my family. My sister Kortney gave me my Christmas present which was my Wedding scrapbook that she has been working on and I LOVE IT! Kevin and I will be married 4 years in March and it is so nice to actually see more of my pictures on display. Natalie got so many presents that she doesn't even know what to do with herself. Her Grandpa Reid got her a treasure chest full of Princess dress up clothes and her favorite part is the Princess slippers!
So enough about the temporal things. We have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, just the fact that we have been able to live off of one income this year is huge! We are so grateful for all of our blessings and are really hoping to be blessed with a career for Kevin in January or June. I am thankful for our ward and especially nursery! It has been so much fun and hard work every Sunday; mostly I love spending all of my time during church with my family - both my husband and my daughter.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
We took a family trip with Kevin's whole family to Oregon to visit his grandparents and the coast in October and I finally got some pictures. We were there for a week and saw his grandparents half the time and the other half we went down to the Oregon coast and camped in yurts which was wonderful. It drizzled a lot and was overcast most of the time, but we still had a lot of fun. We went on a Jet Boat tour and we also saw a lot of sea lions and seals it was great. Natalie had fun and was actually pretty well behaved for all of the driving we did. She enjoyed visiting her great-grandparents and really warmed up to her great-grandmother quickly.