Saturday, December 27, 2008

G is 2

Our princess G is two. She is such a joy to have around. She entertains us every day. We can't believe that it's been two years since she came to be with us. We love her sooooo much!

She got to celebrate in Cheyenne with most of the cousins from KC's side of the family.

I made her a puppy cake.

Her cousins decorated the house while G took a nap.

She opened her presents and she loved unwrapping!

She had another party at home with the other side of the family. Two birthday parties for a two year old. What a special girl!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Cheyenne 2008-09

We had planned to leave early so we could get to Cheyenne asap but there was a snow storm the night before. Lucky for us! Part of the interstate in Wyoming was closed so we had to wait.

We went and had breakfast at Gandolfo's. We checked the road conditions. Still closed. We had packed the night before so we were complety ready! Well at about 10am the roads opened so we left. We had to use chains for part of the way so our drive was a little longer than usual but we made it safe and sound at about 6:30pm.

While there we hung out and watched movies, talked, played, and ate.

We went shopping to Denver.

We got to have dinner with Uncle Tron.

We went Ice Skating.

We celebrated G birthday (separate post).

We played games.

We took cousin pictures. Always a must!

The teenagers went to a dance.

We had many wonderful meals by grandma and grandpa. We love being in Cheyenne!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day

We got up to see what Santa left. We always make the kids wait a few minutes and talk about things just for fun!
G got a baby doll that coos and asks for "mama" with a car seat.

We all got Rock Band, Wii Fit, and some Nerf Darts.

We had our breakfast of German pancakes and Buttermilk Syrup and then we opened family gifts. Gifts for 7 people really add up.

After playing for a while we went to the Manuel's for a Cajun dinner made by Jonas. We did our white elephant gift exchange that no one stole anything (no fun). The kids had fun playing with their new toys.

Tayeveon felt bad that he did not participate in the Christmas Eve program so he danced for us on the table.

Shayden and CR went to DS world for a long time.

Then we went home to pack so we could go to Cheyenne the next day.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve 2008

We spent Christmas at home with my parents and the Manuels.

We took a family picture (must be done every year)!

Christmas Eve we had our traditional Guatemalan Paches. Ohh, so good.

We had our traditional Christmas Program put on by the kids

We had to take my dad's traditional funny picture.

And we opened presents. G loved her hat and gloves from her grandparents!

Then the kids got dressed in their Christmas pj's from Grandma Judy. G had already gone to bed.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pictures with Santa

Christmas Programs

Carina had a Christmas Orchestra Concent but I have not pictures so here she is in the snow.

CR had a chimes concert for Spectrum.
CR's choir concert. He had an amazing solo.

S had a band concert.

Ward Christmas Party.

Friday, November 28, 2008


We had the most of KC's family over for Thanksgiving. It was a little crazy but lots of fun. The kids just played and played and we just cooked, cleaned, and talked. Z and her family was with us also. We are grateful for all our family!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Carrie Underwood Concert

For K's birthday she got tickets to the Carrie Underwood Concert. Let it be known that she said it was the best present ever! So we both went and had a blast. It was an awesome concert. How we fit this in during Nutcracker I don't know but I guess we just love K so much!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Cee Ryle



The famous mouse.