Monday, February 16, 2015

Valentines 2015

Valentines Day was great this year. Jonny and Sophia had fun school celebrations and we spent the weekend in San Antonio.
Sophia had a cute little party with her joy school friends. She was really looking forward to the party, helped me make valentines for her friends and decorated a cute little box to keep them in.

I made her cute little skirt for Valentines. It wasn't to difficult to make, hopefully I will find some time soon to make her a couple more.

Jonny and I made this lego Valentine box together. It was kind of a Pinterest fail, and a lot of people couldn't figure out what it was. But he thought it was cool, and that is all that mattered. 

There is a picture of them on Valentines Day. We spent the weekend in San Antonio, and Oly's Tia Vicky watched the kids for us one evening so we could celebrate together. We went to the riverwalk and ate at a little Italian restaurant named Pisanos. It was so nice to get away and spend some time together.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Visiting my family in Utah and a quick trip to San Antonio

On Christmas day, we caught a late flight to Utah. We were all so excited to see everyone! One of Sophia's highlights was seeing snow. She could not remember ever being in it, and said she was going to eat as much as she could. The next day, she ran into our backyard and shoved handfuls of snow into her mouth. She was pretty excited about it, until Jonny started to throw snowballs at her face. She realized it could be COLD!



Chelsea went out and played with them both.

I like this picture!

We went tubbing in Park City. We picked up Marco on the way up. Everyone had a great time. Morgan and I could not join the group on account of us being pregnant, but had fun walking around the outlet stores.
We visited my Grandma Jeanne a couple of times while we were there. We love her! We also visited my Grandpa Hatch, but I forgot my camera! 



We hit some of our favorite places to eat including Crown Burger, Cutlers, Kneaders and Cafe Rio. We also went to the Salt Lake Temple one evening.  


My sisters organized a little baby shower for me at Marie Calendars. It was sooo much fun, and the little man got some cute stuff. 

Only left Utah a couple of days before us, for his annual two week training for the military in San Antonio. We flew in a couple of days later and spent a couple of days there with him before heading home to Corpus.

We visited the Witte museum, and the kids had a great time...

The next day, we hung out at the mall. Our stops included the tot lot, the Disney and Lego stores.

I took this picture of Oly and Jonny playing the Jurassic Park dinosaur game. Jonny is totally obsessed with it.


Christmas Eve and Morning

We spent Christmas Eve with Oly's parents in Brownsville. I asked to make the dessert and made these little babies...
Thank you Pinterest.

Cheesecake is always a hit there...

The dinner was so delicious.

Ollie's brother Luis, and his cousins Juan, sara and Josue were also there. 

Poor Jonny really sprained his ankle on the trampoline. He couldn't walk on it at all, and I took him to the ER on Christmas Eve to make sure nothing was broken. While we were there, Santa Clause visited him and dropped off a present. He was pretty excited.

Our family on Christmas Eve. I love Sophia in this picture.


Christmas morning. Our kids were SO excited this year.

This little beanie baby was Sophia's favorite present.

Jonny broke open the legos as soon as he unwrapped them.

Santa made this adorable dollhouse!

Our pancake breakfast.

All of the toys enjoyed playing in the doll house. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Getting in the Christmas Spirit

This year, I made a Christmas advent calendar. So, everyday we have tried to do something Christmasy. We have watched christmas movies, made treats for friends, left secret santa presents, walked down candy cane lane, visited santa and Mrs. clause, made some Christmas crafts and went to several parties. The kids have really loved it, and it has helped get us more excited for Christmas this year. Here are some pictures I took at a couple of our outings...

My friend Rachel and her kids came with us to the Harbor Playhouse for cookies and story time with Mrs. Clause. This young Mrs. Clause wasn't what the kids were expecting, and we told them she was actually just Mrs. Clause's helper.

Jonny got picked to be Joseph for our ward christmas party primary program. He was so excited and did such a good job. His friend, Lucy, was Mary and they were too cute.



My nephew's came for the party and got asked to be angels. 

We got to see Santa quite a few times this year. Jonny caught on that they all look pretty different, and decided that they also must be helpers.



We went to my nephew's school christmas celebration. My kids love getting their faces painted.

One of the rare photos of us all together. 

We went to an ugly sweater party at my friend Mandy's house. My favorite part of Oly's outfit was the bells on his belt. At the actual party he was pretty embarrassed at the sound of the bells going off whenever he went. He also had a to make a last minute trip into Walmart, dressed in his sweatshirt. Unfortunately, he took off the belt before going in.


For Family home evening, we made our gingerbread houses. This has become a tradition for us, and the kids really look forward to it. After the finished product is made and the pictures are taken, they don't last very long. (As you can see in the above picture.)

I made Sophia a couple of cute Christmas dresses this year, and decided that she need a picture with Santa wearing one of them. 


I am one of the room moms in Jonny's kindergarten class. This last week was full of parties and events. I am glad that the teacher lets me bring Sophia with me to help out. They both think is it a lot of fun.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

One year ago...

It has been exactly one year now, since I delivered my daughter Grace into the world stillborn. I was such a exhausting day, both physically and emotionally. A day that I would not want live again. I feel like I am able to think and talk about her now without feeling devastated. Whenever I am around my friends, who had baby girls due around the same time Grace was, I can't help feel a little bit jealous. I know that I might get the chance one day to raise her, but it is a hard thing to comprehend. I think the biggest thing I learned from this experience, is that we really don't have that much control. Sometimes, things happen in life. We might not understand the reason why, but we have to have faith that God does. It is comforting to know that in the end everything will be right and fair.



So until we meet again, my little angel. I love you.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Decorating

About a week ago, we pulled out our tree and put up the decorations. Jonny and Sophia were so excited. I just love Christmas time. 



I want to freeze these little guys, Christmas is so much fun with them.