Family Pictures

Last post and I am caught up!
The talented,wonderful, amazing Jamie Cook took our family pictures for us. I loved how they turned out.


Cole's Baby Blessing

The last fun thing we did in Texas was bless baby Cole. My mom and dad are amazing and flew in for the event. We blessed him at the Nixon's home. It was a small group, but really awesome. Cole wore Mike's blessing outfit. We could barely squeeze him into it, but it worked.

Christmas #2

From Utah the kids and I flew to Dallas from Dallas our flight was delayed 4 hours and then onto College Station. We were so excited to see our daddy! We had so much fun spending time with him. He wasn't around much this semester. We played with cousins, visited friends in Houston and just hung out. It was awesome!
Christmas Eve

We had to wait until uncle David flew in to open our presents. It was pure torture for Miss Kate.
When Andrew, Eva and Elsie got into town Kate was in heaven! One night we made ginger bread houses.
Notice Kate downing the icing
My zoo pass still worked at the Houston Zoo so we drove down there and got everyone in on my pass.

The kids got in the hot tube so many times. When they were sick of the hot tube they would get in the bath.
On New Years Eve Christopher and Rachel drove up from Houston and spent the night. We let off Tangled lanterns for Kate. Tim and Mike's dad followed them in a car to see where they landed. We played Minute to Win it games. Which was a ton of fun! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Ate yummy food. Mike's family tradition is having crab legs on NYE, we also tried all new recipes and everything was delish!

The last day we took Cole in the warm hot tube. He loved it!
We loved going to Texas!


Christmas #1

We had a world wind Christmas this year. I flew to Utah by myself with the kiddos the first week of December to hangout while Mike took his finals. I was so nervous I had to pull out all the stops. Luckily we survived! Thanks to a really nice flight attendant, who played with Kate and let her pass out pretzels to everyone on the flight and an empty seat next to me for Cole's car seat. We spent two weeks in Utah playing with friends and family and enjoying the Christmas season.
The most exciting thing that Happened while we were there was my brother Cameron got engaged. We are so excited!

We had an early Christmas before we flew out to Texas. I don't know if Kate was more excited for her presents or my brother and sisters who were watching her. Christmas has been so much fun this year because Kate totally gets it.
Matching jammies

A few friends came over to make sugar cookies and nativity sets.

Riverwoods had the most amazing lights and Santa.