Monday, January 24, 2011

On to Basketball...

Zach is taking a little break from soccer and is now into basketball, and loving it! Saturday was his first game. He had Justin up at 8am for a little early morning practice just to make sure he was ready. But even at 7am he had gotten completely dressed, and had his basketball in his backpack and was pacing with excitement. The pacing reminds me so much of when Justin and I were first married. Before all of Justin's BYU soccer games, he was dressed and ready to go two hours before he had to be there and would be pacing our little 600 sq. ft. apartment. The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. Zach had a successful first game and even scored a basket, but of course I didn't get it on tape.

Here's a few highlights...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

And a Month Later...

I am finally getting around to Christmas! So I will keep this short and sweet. We had a great Christmas this year. And as every year goes, it came and went all too quickly! Zach was especially excited for the gifts portion of the festivities this year, no matter how many times we tried to remind him the real reason for the season. The big hits this year were the clone trooper costume, plasma cars and the homemade quilts from Grandma RaeLynn.

It is always fun to see who will be in town for Christmas every year, and this year Casey and his family decided to come into town. As much as it is crazy when all the cousins get together, it is also a fun time. Zach loves having so many cousins around and seems to disappear for hours playing when they are all around. We are hoping Kate learns to do the same but she is very much into her territorial stage of life, and likes to make what is hers known, in her ever so sweet and sassy ways to boot.

All in all it was a nice Christmas. My mom and siblings made some yummy food, and we had an over abundance of kids to role play in our annual nativity. Snow would have been nice, but then again we weren't freezing. Next year I am hoping to be more prepared so it won't go by so fast. SO much for short and sweet huh?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Let's Go Oregon...

After Zach's basketball practice on Saturday, we stopped by Krispy Kreme for a little doughnut love and look what we found! Aren't these the cutest little snowmen, all decked out for the Oregon game?

University of Oregon has had an amazing season. I know this not because I have watched every game, but because of the loyal fans around these parts who wear their yellow and green like its going out of style. I have to say it is fun to be surrounded by all the hype and its hard not to want to jump on the bandwagon. Although we will always bleed white and blue, for today let's go Ducks!

Oh and Amy that maple bar is just for you! YUM

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Our New Cousin Anderson...

It has already been a month, and I finally got a few pics of this big guy with the kids. For some reason they won't hold him, but they love to look at at him and tell the grown-ups around what he is doing and thinking. He is a sweet baby and we are excited to have a new cousin to play with. Congrats Paige and Patrick!