So I got up all my Christmas decorations. They were kinda weak. I got rid of a ton before we moved to save room in storage. This little thing though is something I kept. It's not that great but you have to understand that I have been working on it for almost three years. I started it when we moved to the Earll house. Picked the perfect pine cones from my own front yard, painted and glittered them. Hand- painted all the ornaments and hand-painted the snowman and Santa. However, the whole thing has not been put together until now:) Picture doesn't do it justice. It's much brighter and sparklier in person.I got this ornament from my Secret Santa this year. I said I like ugle and funky ornamnets. She got me this weird piece of chocolate cake with a fork. I LOVE IT!We also got the tree up tonight. I didn't really want to get one since we won't be here for Christmas, but Jamon talked me into it. I'm so glad he did. The house is way more Cristmasy.Anyone who knows Keegan, knows he has the world's best grumpy eye brows. It's almost permanent he does them so often.Uhhh. Love him!First tree Keegan got to help with. He kept telling us to stand back and then he would say... "perfect" over and over again.This picture either makes me look like a giant or our living room look really small.The biggest storm we have had so far...
I am working backward's. We had Thanksgiving with Jamon's family on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. But, I don't have the pics with my family on the computer I am using. So I will post this one first and that one later:)
It was so nice to have the Smith's come up to Flagstaff. Mariah was really excited to host it at her new house and everyone was looking forward to the fun winter weather. Mariah used her gorgeous china and set-up the prettiest table. The pics son't do it justice. Taryn and Devin brought up their Kinect to play the whole weekend. We all had a blast playing games and doing Dance Central. Can you say humiliating!!! Keegan and Jamon loved it the most I think. Keegan was really into Poker Face and Jamon is still practicing Soldier Boy. (He will kill me for saying that.) This is Keegan and TJ trying to take Grandpa's cane.
This pic sums up the grandkid picture. Dad making his super cheesy smile waiting for a good picture to happen and the kids absolutely not caring!
Tim and I had a dance off. He kicked my trash. I was very humbled:) I crashed at one point and everyone took pictures. And then the boy put stickers on me. His fav thing to do.This pic would be so much nicer if Jamon's Mt Dew wasn't in it.Taryn and I learned how to fold napkins:)
The best thing that happened over the weekend was that right before our early dinner, we put the kids down for a rest.... They ALL CRASHED!!! We ate dinner, just us adults. It was amazing. A new tradition maybe?
Didn't add this to the last one. Old news but a cute pic. Josh really wanted to watch the ASU game but of course he can't really get that in Korea. He called up his best buddy. Jamon found a way to help him out.We had a new family in our ward come over for dinner. Brian is very musical and found out Jamon had a guitar. He played some great songs and the kids adored him. Lately, Keegan has had some very interesting sleeping positions. He is so quiet when he sneaks out of bed and we don't find him until he is completely out in some random place. I have hit him in the head so many times from him sleeping behind the door.Keegan has been obsessed lately with a little stuffed horse he calls Bullseye. He is constantly putting him to bed. That horse sleeps all day. But his favorite thing to do is make beds for his toys. You can't see it but he tipped his hamper over and the horse is sleeping in there. Then he lays out all his washcloths, burp cloths, etc that we used when he was a baby. He hates when they get wrinkled or moved. We need to work on the OCD tendencies:)Jamon was very excited about winter because winter=sweats. I hate sweats. Don't look at our room by the way. It's small and always messy. Dorm life.These two have the funniest love/hate relationship. When they are together they fight and then are best friends two minutes later. This is them watching a movie together one morning.Sorry. I know it was all random but we have been doing lots of random things lately. Hope everyone is happy and healthy! Have a great Thanksgiving!!
So everyone has been asking about how we are liking the cold. Yesterday it began. Our first snow. As we got ready for church, we took Keegan outside to watch it snow. He loved it and kept talking about Christmas and Santa. Anyways, I called the fam and let them know we had our first snow, blah blah blah..... This was nothing. It snowed all day and all night. I know this really isn't that much but for me, it is. We had a great day though playing in the snow and drinking hot chocolate.Our astro-turf and snow cookies and cream snowman:)
the video below was put together by me(jamon) of a wakeboarding trip we took to new mexico. for a better video click on the video and it will take you to youtube for a larger video. check it out. its long and cool.
October started with birthdays and anniversaries. Jamon turned 28 and we had our 5th wedding anniversary. May parents celebrated their 30th!!!! We went them to a bed and breakfast near Flagstaff and they came to visit afterwards. They took the boy to the pumpkin patch and these are the ones he picked out. By the way, as much as that dog drives me nuts, I think he is the cutest thing.
The other fun thing we got to do was tell the fam about our new bambino. I am 12 weeks now!!! Finally! I was not sick at all with the boy so this was really different. No barfing, just sick. Thanks everyone for the advice. And thank goodness for gatorade! Anyways, we have already had one ultrasound and everything looks great. My due date is May 19th, so right before school gets out. We are way excited!!! The baby is coming at a great time and the boy loves babies right now. I hope he keeps it up.
These next couple of pics are actually out of order but I am too lazy to change them around. Keegan cried for like an hour while I tried to get him in his costume, including these white tights. I worked hard on this and he was going to wear it. By the time he started getting candy, he forgot about it....then he liked it. He wouldn't take the tights off except to take a tubby. Then they went back on. This is him the next morning. If you are having a bad day, come back to this post and it will change!!!My kid is soooo weird sometimes:)This was Halloween night. I let his Papa and Daddy and Aunt and Uncle take him down the street. One night of this costume was not enough! And yes he was one of those kids with four adults to one child.Trick or treating with Uncle Rees.As I said before, the costume fitting for the trunk or treat was no fun! This is me trying to paint his face. As you can see, he hated it big time.I even let him paint mine to see that it's not scary. It didn't work so then I just looked like a moron.Now we are at the trunk or treat. It was so fun to see my buddies and hang out with them and Jessie's hilarious daughter.Tracee was Keegan's trick-or-treat mentor. He had it down so good by the end of the night.SAM-I-AM---So cute!!! Thanks Jerrilyn for the sewing machine.Pumpkin carving at Mariah and Johns. Shiloh was in town with the kids so we all got together, ate tons of food and did our pumpkins.Michaelshad a little craft day so I met Mia and Mariah over there. Then we moved all their display stuff and made a little photo shoot area. Don't worry, I am a former Michael's employee. I am allowed to do that. He he.
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!