Since we did Christmas early with the Smith's we spent all of Christmas Eve and Christmas day with the Terrys. We had a great time of course. Keegan was spoiled completely rotten. the funny thing is, he didn't care at all. Jamon and I felt so bad because everone got him presents and we were the ones opening them. My favorite part was waking up Chritmas morning, just us three and opening presents together. We havent gotten to do that since we've been married. It was way fun. Hope you all had a good Christmas too.
Christmas morning. Keegan got a toothbrush and toothpaste in his stocking. It was one of his favorite things.
This picture makes him look like he ate the whole tube and is ready to ralph!
Uncle Josh and Dad tried to teach Keegan how to skateboard. That wasn't going to happen so Keegan made up his own way of doing it. As soon as he sits on the board, he bends over and holds on. As soon as the ride is over, he knows he can sit up and let go. It is hilarious. What a goof-ball.
Steve and Karen left for their month long "honeymon" on the 16th so we had to celebrate Christmas a little early. Marah had her baby a couple of weeks ago so we went up to see them in Flagstaff so they wouldn't have to travel with the new baby. I am so blessed to be a part of such a loving family. Keegan loved spending time with his cousins. We all had a really good time. Thanks Smiths!
Meeting Mia for the first time. Keegan obviously loved her.
Uncle Johnny has some turtles and fish. We couldn't keep the boys ways from them.
At the end of November we went to Jamon's cousin's farewell. Andrew is going to Mexico on his mission. He will actually be serving in the same mission as Rees. Small World! A bunch of our other cousins and Jamon's sister Taryn came with us and we had such a good time. I love those girls!
I am sorry everyone. I made promises to several people that I would keep up on my blogging. I can't use the excuse that I am too busy because of dang Julianne King who has 4 kids, almost 5, and always keeps hers updated. I will try to do better. I left my camera at my mom's house so I can't download my Christmas pics yet. They are coming soon. however, another very exciting thing that has happened recently was the CELINE DION CONCERT! Jerrilyn got me tickets...last Christmas. I have been waiting a year for this. It was totally worth it. She was amazing, and funny, and gorgeous! We had so much fun together. Thanks Jerrs. your the best!
Hello Everyone!! Sorry about the little break. Hope everything is going well. We have been very busy lately. Jamon just got finished taking his finals. He got a 99% on his Linear Algebra final. Awesome!! I have been working a lot. I subbed all this last week and had a wedding cake on Friday. I am so grateful for family and friends. They have helped me so much lately and it's so comforting to know that when I am working my baby boy is taken care of by people who love him to pieces. We hope you all have wonderful holidays and a happy Christmas!
Thanksgiving was a blast this year. The day started off with SFL (Saturday Footbal League) but I forgot to take pics. Sorry Jamon. Then we went to the Terry's house to make rolls for dinner that night (I hate my oven so I use my Mom's). Then we went to Gmom Terry's to say a quick hello. We spent the rest of the day at Karen's daughter's house. We had a great time.
Can You believe how gorgeous my Mom and sisters are!!
When Josh was a baby, Gmom had a picture with him gnawing on a turkey leg. For tradition's sake, she wanted to get a picture like that with Keegan.
Keegan's 1st Thanksgiving dinner. He loved the stuffing!
We played wii fit the entire night. This is a pic of Jamon racing TJ.
TJ raced 3 adults and beat them all!!!
Dad fell asleep. That is Tim sticking a carrot in his mouth.
Keegan loved watching Aunt Shiloh feed Pammy.
Believe or not, this guitar playing Stevie Wonder did this all by himself. We found him just chilling there. We had to "capture the moment."
We are in St.Johns right now (we have not seen any 8 year old murderers yet though). We are here to see Jamon's cousin give his "farewell" talk." He is leaving for Mexico City on the 10th. Jamon's cousin, Nicki came with us and she took our family pics for us. There is a puppy here that I am trying to talk Jamon into bringing home with us. She wants to be a part of our family too. She even joined us for some pictures. Hope you all like them.
Jamon thinks the picture above on the right is the one we should give to our families. I DON'T. Let me know what you think.
There is nothing like a sick baby! Keegan has a double ear infection right now. It started last Friday and we haven't slept since!!! Keegan doesn't want to be held at night, or put on the ground to play, or lay in his crib, or sleep with daddy, etc. I feel so bad for him. However, during the day he is so cuddly and I love having that time with him. Hopefull he will get better fast. Anyways, we hope everyone is having a ton of fun getting ready for the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving! We love you all.
OK Karen. You wanted a cute pic to put in your house, this is one of the best I got. He is going to be a millionaire when he becomes a model someday. I was in the front yard trying to get some cute pics and he pulled up on the tree. I missed his smile but I got this shot on accident. I was laughing so hard when I downloaded the pics off my camera.
Me and Keegan woke up one morning to find this bird in our front yard. It hung around all day. When we would go out to see it, it would come up to Keegan or try to hide under my legs. By the time Jamon got home from school, the bird found a nice little place to sleep under some of our flowers. We left it some food to eat but it ended up being food for a cat. It was pretty shred up the next morning:(
Just thought I would let everyone know how great Jamon is. He is such a hard worker. He is still working for Pacific Aquascape but he also goes to school full time at ASU and Phoenix College. He also goes to instuitute the nights he has class so he can get free parking. Then he comes home, plays with Keegan, and then does more work. Whether it is homework or mowing the lawn. He is always serving others without complaint and so willing to sacrifice his time. He is funny and loving and he is a great husband and dad. Your the best J
Last year when Jamon ran the Grand Canyon, his Dad and I were drivers so we got to go along. While at a gift shop, his Dad bought Keegan a park ranger outfit. This was going to be his first Halloween costume. Anyways, everyone is always telling us that Keegan sometimes looks like a little man so we gave him a mustache to go with the outfit. By the end of the night, he had rubbed off the sides so we ended up looking like a couple of nerds (very ugly nerds by the way) with a Hitler baby. Heil Hitler! I also put a pic of my crazy bro just for laughs.
We have done lots of cool things lately but one o my favorites was our trip to San Diego in September. We went with a couple in our ward and had a great time. Keegan loved the beach. He couldn't get enough of the water and the sea gulls. It is probably one of the best trips we have ever taken. Mostly because we spent 13.00 on the whole thing. Our friend's company paid for gas, we stayed at his grandma's massive house, she cooked for us all the time, and our lunches and snacks during the day were brought from home. 13 bucks has to be a world record for the cheapest California trip ever:)
New year, new blog... sort of. It just looks a little prettier:) Anyways, here is an update for our fam. Jamon is currently going after his MBA in accounting at NAU. He is loving it and is getting awesome grades! Right now he is in the Elders Quorum presidency and works hard in everything he does. Kristen is staying home with the boys now and really enjoys it. They play outside everyday and have made lots of friends. She is currently staying sane by crafting and working out at the gym five days a week. Keegan is four now. He still loves Shawn White and Hot Wheels. His new love is anything monster truck, playing games, and art (painting, markers, etc). Braxton joined our family last May and is the funniest baby. He loves playing with cars, following his brother around, and dancing. We love living in the mountains and we are trying to keep up with our crazy days here but we are happy and enjoying all of our adventures!