Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Holiday visitors

Barbara holding Afton. Thanks for the visits everyone.
Dustn and Josie's very nice kids. Josiah 19, Czarina 15, and Liberty 17

Dustin and Josie Baker came to visit us from Wyoming. They came with Barbara (Gordon's sister). We haven't seen them for many years. They just moved from Spain to Wyoming.

Kelly and Mollie came to visit us. Kelly is here from Germany and Mollie from Washington. It is so fun to have them in the valley again.

Christmas 2009

Lexie woke us up at 6:00 a.m. to go down and open gifts. She said that she let us sleep in for an hour! What a great Christmas we had.

After Gordon, Lexie, and I opened our gifts (well . . . . and puppy . . . . he opened his own gift from Chelsea, it was quite funny) we went out to American Fork to Cory, Shayla, and Jocelyn's gift opening. What a fun time to spend christmas with a 19 month old . . . so very cute!

Jojo was so proud of her two ducks!! (Shayla is holding the other one).

Grandpa having a tea party with Jojo on Christmas morning. . . . . . awwwww the good life!

A princess chair and a cute purse . . . . that's all a girl needs in life! Aunt Yex gave her the chair.

No girl loves a cute purse like little Jojo! Grandpa had to get this for her. She looked so darling in her Christmas dress her Grandma Bott gave her.

Shayla and I saw this quilt pattern in a book in the summer, and I went nuts over it. So Shayla surprised me for Christmas and made it for me. I think Alice helped her with it also. I could not be more thrilled with the darlingness of this quilt!!! (Thanks again Shayla and Alice)

Chelsea made us this very cute denim patch work quilt. (With a hint of who we cheer for!) We absolutely love it! Thanks Chels!
Chelsea, Tyson, and Afton spent Christmas in Oak City with the Hathaways. We were lucky enough to have them come stay overnight a few days after Christmas on their way back home to Logan. So we had two Christmases.

Afton's early birthday party!

(I don't really know how to do this in the right order . . . . so start from the bottom up!)
This is the new Sunday dress she got from Grandpa and Grandma Billings. She is so adorable!

Jocelyn wanted to prematurely tast the cake with her fingers (at the enthusiastic encouragement of Aunt Sylvia)

Happy birthday fire . . . . . . . . "can you believe it, Grandma?"

" OOOOhhhhh I got a tabbie blankie. . . . . . . . I'm so excited!!!"

Chelsea made this cutest little green frog for Baby Logan. Everyone loved it.

Heavy heavy hangover thy poor head, I give you this gift with a bonk on the head!!

She got some cute toys, jammies, shoes, and the usual one year old gifts.

Since we knew we would not be able to go up to Logan on Sweet Afton's first birthday on December 14th, we decided to have her birthday party early in Orem. We combined it with Baby Logan's birthday also. Sylvia made the cake for the two one year olds.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Well that plan failed

Of course, I didn't really follow through with the whole posting every month. But... I guess something is better than nothing ;) So here's December's post:

We had a great time on the cruise in October (Thanks mom and dad!)

Tyson and I are still going to school and are excited that it's finals week. Not the finals part, but the end of the semester part. Afton wishes she could go with Dad to school.

Afton is turing one next Monday and she's getting so big. 

She's just about talking now (saying things that aren't really words but I know what they mean) 

She's walking along the furniture and getting into everything, but she's happy doing it, so I'm happy to let her. 

Sunday, November 1, 2009

This is it!!

OH MY HECK!!!!! LOVED THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
for all you michael jackson fans, you NEED to see this!!!!!!!! they did new thriller footage, super awesome dancing (of course!!), amazing michael jackson-ness!!!!!!!! super awesome. I probably would have payed big bucks to see this concert (which is good 'cause i would've had to :D) super fantastic!!!! just thought i would share with y'all. I LOVED IT!!!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The many adventures of Jo Jo and aunt "xssssss" (lex)

Today she wanted to ride the horsey. I caught her right in the middle of saying, "Yee-Haw!!!"

trying to get the horsey to sing "oo! Oo! oo! oO!"

fountain heads!

playing under the table

the hat on the pup :)

her favorite place to lay down after she wakes up from her naps. :D

pretty bows

family vaca

who doesn't love a duck in a bucket?

Friday, September 11, 2009

vanguard in the news....again :D

This is an interview recorded today about the santa clara vanguard. Jeff is the CEO of the vanguard who helped me out alot this summer when i was having problems with my eyes ahd what not, and johnny is one of my best/closest friends from this summer. go team!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Vanguard in the news!


this was one of the windiest days of the summer with vanguard but here's one of the news reports on us :D

Saturday, August 8, 2009

World Championship World Class Finals Tonight!!

Go Lex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Logan part 2

Chelsea, Afton, and I went over to visit Anna and Josh Knudsen at their "new" little trailer. It was fun to visit with them. Chelsea and Anna played/sang a song that Chelsea wrote the words and Anna composed the music for. They started it a few years ago when they were both at Snow College. Anna finished it and Josh printed it out. It was very cool. I loved it and I loved hearing the two of them sing it together. It's beautiful.
Tim is working on this darling antique little dresser. It is going to be so adorable for their new baby girl.
Tim and Brandi have made such a fabulous nursery for baby #1. They are very well prepared. (This picture doesn't do it justice, of course).

Tim and Brandi graciously invited us over to eat a new dish they found in a magazine. We loved being the ginny pigs for their new yummy food. The grilled pizzas and fresh fruit were so very good on a summer night. We had such a fun time eating and ooh and ahhhing over their projects they have been working on. Unfortunately Tyson couldn't come with us because he had to work late. (We took him home a doggy bag!)

Thanks Tim and Brandi!

Friday, July 31, 2009

My fab trip to Logan. July 28-30 Part 1

I went up to Logan to visit Chelsea, Tyson, and sweet Afton (who is adorable). Chelsea got a new Kitchen Aide for her birthday/Christmas/Columbus day present (tee hee). She was so excited to get it.