Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What's Up?

Get ready for a photo overload.  I finally got all the pictures off of my phone...and since that's what I use for a camera now, there are tons!
-last day at our rental house.
-Playing at the new house...

-waiting in line to vote...
-At Freddie's in Mesa...
-Tea Cups...
-Silly boys at Disneyland...
-Just us...
-Lunch date with Brody...
-Christmas Lights...
-Christmas Parade...
-Powder Sugar Mess...
-Deer Jerky time...
-Cutie Wise man...
-Tuckered out...
-Anniversary day...
-Anniversary Date...
-Christmas Eve...
-Christmas Day
-New Year's Eve
-First Nail...
-Bath Tub Fun...
Lance- Is still a work-a-holic.  Which I'm not complaining, I love it, except when he is supposed to relax.  The cold weather put a damper on work, but he takes every opportunity when it's sunny!  He loves being in Young Mens and loves the boys.  He is most definitely Brody's favorite, which is ok, because this 4 year stuff is tough for me.
Chelsea- I still love being home, especially in a new home.  I'm so grateful for this house.  With a mortgage, I've taken a liking to coupons, sales, being creative with decorating the house, and saving my pennies.  For this year, Lance & I have decided to focus on food storage & emergency preparedness. 

Brody-  Loves teasing his little brother, no really I swear it's his favorite thing to do. Brody loves playing with the neighborhood kids.  He loves to help out with everything and saying prayers. He is way into Legos, and makes a really great mess with them!

Jett- Has quiet the attitude.  He hates to be teased, but has the most hilarious belly laugh.  Jett still doesn't talk much, he did finally learn the word "no," which is all we hear now. We are now looking into speech therapy.  I wouldn't worry about it much, if it didn't make him so frustrated when he tries to communicate.  But he can be such a sweetie pie & still my big cuddler...I'm definitely his favorite, and I love it!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2012 in Review

I'm now seeing that the more kids I have the faster time flies.  It's really not fair...
But I have to say 2012 was a good year.  A year of major growth for our family, myself personally, and obviously these boys!

-We took a trip with Daddy to Albuquerque, NM.  It was freezing cold, but we had a fun time.
-Jett was very accident prone & cute.
-Brody is a Sunbeam and is learning to sit still and be quiet in Primary.
-We merged our company with another paving company.

-Jett turned one!!!
-Lance turned 27 and I turned 24
-Went shooting with the Wolfinton's, and Brody got to shoot the gun.

-We had a freak snow storm.
-Started clearing the land for our house!
-Daddy is a workaholic, Brody is silly, and Jett is a Monkey!
-Spent a fun day in Thatcher for Easter.  The boys had a blast with their cousins & looking for Easter Eggs.

-May was our "sick" month
-Brody & I got a cold, Jett had an ear infection, and Lance got to go to the ER with bronchitis.
-They started building our house!!!  The forms are up to pour the cement.
-The Clawson reunion was held in Safford at Grandma Olive's house & we stayed at the Whetten's Ranch House.

-Craig & Kristen were sealed!!!
- Base & Framing is done on the house.

-The 4th of July was fun.  It rained most the time, but it was nice enough to clear out minutes before the fireworks started.
-Jett learns to say "UH-OH"
-They loaded our roof & finished the lathing on the house.
-Duchess the dog died.
-Couples trip to Roosevelt Lake.
-The ward boundaries were realigned and we "moved" into Hereford ward.
-Lance was called as the Young Men President & I as the Relief Society Secretary.
-Took a day trip to the Tucson Zoo.
-The house is going up FAST!
-Brody turns 4.
-Our rental house flooded & it wasn't an easy time for us. 
-We took a trip to the Cabin with the rest of the cousins.  Grandpa took them on the boat & the boys loved it!
-Took a trip to Apple Annie's, and I think it may be the last...
-Moved into our house, while Lance went on his deer hunt.
-Halloween was interesting.
-November is a blur...
-Went to Disneyland with my family.
-Had Thanksgiving with Lance's family.
-Jett had a hard time sleeping at the new house, so we decided to convert his crib into a toddler bed.
-Went to the Christmas Parade.
-Had a blast doing Christmas as a family.
-We loved Christmas Eve this year! and loved waking up in our own home.
-Closed on our house the last day of the year & it was a definite growing time for Lance & I.

I love our little family & I especially love my husband.  This last year has brought us even closer together & I'm so glad he is my best friend.  We have so much fun together and I wouldn't want to spend life with anyone else.  Our boys...are boys.  They are growing so much & even though they are hard right now, it won't always be that way & I am figuring out how to enjoy--even when it's hard.  We are so grateful for all of our blessings & I know the Lord looks over us & knows each of us & what we need.  Here's to a New Year...I'm excited for what it will bring!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Christmas 2012

Christmas began right after Thanksgiving. We immediately put up the tree and watched Christmas movies.  The first day in December we went to the Sierra Vista Light Parade.  It was so fun and we got awesome seats.  It seemed like Halloween again with the amount of candy Brody collected! Jett was not a fan of the parade and sat in the truck most of the time.

The next week we had our Ward Christmas Party.  Lance & the Young Men were in charge of the food and did pit BBQ Pork.  It's incredibly delicious.  The decorations were amazing and Brody had a special role in the Nativity as a wise man.  He took his part very serious, they were to wait quietly in the hall until it was their turn.  Brody didn't move a muscle, holding his "present."  He was very reverent as he walked in & knelt by the baby Jesus.  I was very impressed & was happy to give him positive praise!
Christmas Eve was a blast!  Aunt Kimber put together the evening.  We acted out the Nativity and Jett was the most active baby Jesus I've ever seen.  Brody was once again a wise man.  We ate delicious Mexican food & had yummy desserts and snacks.  We got home pretty late, but the boys still had lots of energy!  Brody was very serious about getting to bed and was concerned that Jett was going to ruin Santa coming because he wasn't going to bed.

Christmas was magical!  I loved every minute of being at our home.  I woke up 6:30am wondering when Brody would come get 6:50am I couldn't wait any longer.  I woke Lance up & he went to wake the boys while I recorded them coming out.  They were SO excited.  We went through our stockings & then opened gifts.  We didn't do a ton of gifts this year (since we just bought a house...)  but I think it made each gift that much more special. 

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