Video of their last heist. Be forewarned...it's long....but who doesn't love a bit of mischief??
Friday, January 30, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
After Phillip and I got back from Utah it took us a couple of days to put our suitcase away. Ella decided to crawl right in and make herself comfy.
Ella is wearing a hairband for the first time...love it!! She loves my hairbands and if she sees it and I don't put it in her hair, she'll throw a little spunky. So, it was fun to get her one of her own. She is also showing off her new shirt...super-cute!!
Ella loves her Uncle Mackie...oh, and my makeup brush!
I loooove this new outfit...thanks, Mom!! I just had to take a picture of her in it. Greyson is looking on and he thinks she is pretty darn cute, too. After I took the picture I was a bit amazed...is she actually posing??
My sweet girl. I love you!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The Siblings. (l-r) Emily, Ben, Phillip and John
The Humphrey clan (minus the kiddos). This picture was important to my in-laws because all of their children are now married. So, this was a picture with their family and all the spouses.
Me and Phillip taking the pic ourselves...there is only so much you can do when you are holding the camera at arms length...
Phillip and I were able to fly to Utah, with Ella in tow, and make it to their wedding on January 2, 2009. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple. It was so much fun for me to be able to go inside the Salt Lake Temple for the first time. It is such an amazing temple! It is absolutely beautiful. I can not believe what the early Saints had to go through to build something so breathtaking. I was truly amazed.
The Salt Lake Temple
I was super lucky 'cause Whit and her family were visiting Spence's family for the holiday's so they could watch little Ell-Bell while we were at the temple and taking pictures afterward. Thank you Whit and Spence!! You are lifesavers...and speaking about lifesavers...I have to thank my parents publicly for watching my boys while we were away. Not only is that a huge feat in itself, but they were both quite ill the whole time. Really we couldn't have planned it worse for them. I am so grateful that they were willing to take them even though they both felt like crawling into bed. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We wouldn't have been able to make the trip without your help.
After the ceremony we were able to go to the Lion's House for the wedding breakfast. It was so much fun! I had never been able to eat at the Lion's House before and boy was I in for a treat. The food was amazing and so yummy! We were a bit late walking in because we had to travel to get Ella, so we were saved a couple of seats with Ben, April, April's parents and my in-laws. It was so fun to get to know April's parents. They are such sweet, good people.
A picture of Ella in our hotel room. She insisted I put on her hat and gloves. She thought she was so funny.
A picture of our little Ella. She loves the camera and will walk around holding it saying "cheese".
We were able to caravan down to my grandparents with Whit and Spence. We invited Ez into our car and he was super excited...this was his cheesy grin.
Grandpa B and Ella playing on the floor (isn't he a good Grandpa?!)Georgia, Ella and Ezra taking a bath at Grandma's. Mmm-mmm they love to drink dirty bath water.My Grandpa and Grandma Blanchard and Ella. I decided I had to have a picture with them and Ella...even if Ella was so tired and angry.
We then flew out bright and early the next morning (a 6:00 a.m. flight...eek) and were able to pick up our boys who we missed dearly.
The next Saturday Ben and April had an open house at the Noble Library. My mother-in-law had it decorated beautiful and can I tell you about the food?!! It was amazing!! My mother-in-law really outdid herself. There were the yummiest appetizers and desserts. Mmmm-mmmm!! My mom was able to ride down with me and my family as well, and that was fun. She is always so great to support my other family. Again, I was able to visit with April's parents and it was such a treat to be able to introduce my mom and boys to them. We had a fun night and it was great to be able to celebrate a beautiful marriage. Congrats Ben and April!! We love you!!
Miss Ella on the run. She decided that she didn't want her picture taken that night and was being a bit of a pill. :)
My family with Ben and April after we were all ready to go home.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
We had a great Christmas. We were able to celebrate it at my parent's home. They live only about 10 mins. away from me, so it was quite convenient. I am not sure how we are going to be celebrating next year, as we will be in Amarillo. So, it was nice to have the ease of celebrating with family and not the hassle of travel.
We started the night with our traditional Christmas Eve FHE. My dad read part of a talk about the first Christmas, we played the chimes (love that), Cooper was able to sing a few Christmas songs along with the actions and we watched Joy to the World accompanied by Celine Dion's Oh Holy Night. It's fantastic. I love it. Here are some pics of our FHE.
Here is Ella placed in front of her Santa gift. Poor girl didn't know what was going on. She did warm up and figured out her Santa gift. She loved it.I picked up a CTR tie in Nauvoo and gave each of the boys one and a Stripling Warrior tie tack. Cooper wanted to show us how handsome he was in his tie.Greyson is a huge OSU fan. So, we got him a couple of OSU things (this hat and an umbrella...they love umbrellas).Ella playing with her Santa toy.
The boys playing the Wii.
Mack and Cooper setting up his Coast Guard Lego set from Santa.
Just a cute picture of Greyson on Christmas. I am actually taking a random picture trying to figure out the new camera (hot pink!) I got from Christmas!! Thanks, Honey!!
We had a wonderful Christmas. It was filled with fun, family, laughter and love and I really don't think I could've asked for anything better. It was great to be able to take a day to remember our Savior, Jesus Christ, and His birth and share it with the people I love. I hope that you were able to have as blessed of a day that we had..