Monday, December 12, 2011

temple square 2011

when i cut my hair, i went to the lunatic fringe in sugar house.
since we were there, we decided to drive the extra ten minutes to downtown salt lake to walk around temple square.

we scored an extremely close parking spot, {which was a huge blessing because it was freezing!!}  loaded the kid's into the double stroller, bundled up from head to toe, and walked around in the snow.

it is always so beautiful and i hope we can make it a yearly tradition.  we don't take max + avery to the temple nearly enough but it was fun to see max's face light up as he looked up at angel moroni.  he kept saying "te-ple" all night.  what a cutie.  oh, and avery was an absolute angel.  she looked adorable all bundled up with only her face exposed.  even though i could do without snow for the rest of my life...i must say, i love christmas time!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

my little sister's bridal shower

i still can't believe that alli is getting married!!! what a wonderful few months it has been :)
we absolutely love tony...and even though i'm going to miss alli tremendously when she picks up and moves to the sunny state of arizona (right after her wedding!!) it will give me a great excuse to head down to a warmer climate!

my mom and i threw her a little shower last thursday night which turned out to be a huge success.  we all had a lovely time and lots of alli's good friends came to support her.  we had delicious food, played the video-bubble gum game, and just hung out.

the spread:
{i made these mini cheesecakes and they were a hit.  make them for your next party.  they won't disappoint!}

heart-shaped veggie tray:

post-bubble gum game:

alli and her girls: 

cute avery eating blueberries:
{she loved being invited to the shower.  she was on her best behavior the entire night!}

alli and i: 

the girls in the family 
{except for bekah + her girls...we missed you!}

thanks to all who came!
p.s. you may be able to tell in the pictures...but i chopped all of my hair off!!!!
i am now proudly sporting a pixie cut!  i absolutely love it.
more pictures to come...

Thursday, December 01, 2011

splish splash

bath time is getting a little more exciting over at our house...
our baby girl has turned into a energetic, sitting up all on her own!!, crazy little girl.
and still max! running non-stop, making ave laugh, and being a two year old :)

we love these two little ones.

oh, and happy december!  it has certainly snuck up on us!  we got the tree up the other day, but ran out of lights half-way up the tree...and we still haven't gotten any more!

also, i've been a little consumed with my beautiful sister's wedding {in less than a month!!}  i just got her invite's finished though and they look beautiful! (if i do say so myself!)

and yesterday this email showed up in my inbox from byu:


hope you have a wonderful first day of december!