Monday, January 31, 2011

Christmas Eve with my Family in Oregon

This year we spent the Holidays with my family in Oregon, and we went to a cabin for a few days for Christmas. We were in Oregon for a week and a half, and it was wonderful.  I hadn't been home since my sweet sister Jalidia's funeral in March, so it was very bitter sweet. It was very hard to be home without her there, but I feel like it has helped me appreciate my family even more, and Christmas meant more to me this year than ever before. I am so thankful for the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and I am so thankful that because of Him my sister lives on and I will be able to be with her again one day.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas filled with love. 
Cooper with Grammy & Gramps

Dane with Aunty Jasmine

Mom & Me

Dane loves his Grammy!

Dane & Aunty Jasmine

Jared helping Dad with the Christmas Story

Cooper helping Gramps tell the story of Baby Jesus

Dane with Aunty Janessa

The Giving Game

Dane with Aunty Jennalise & Aunty Janessa

Cooper fell asleep eating his dinner

Jillian & Me

Cooper loves his Grammy!

Cooper was very excited about his new Christmas Eve jammies.

So surprised....pajamas!

Mason & Jared

I don't know why I'm holding a diaper....I must be a Mom.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Christmas Before Christmas

We spent Christmas in Oregon with my family this year, but the night before we flew to Portland we got to have a mini Christmas with Mason's parents. We love them so much, they're great!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Live Nativity

One of the Stakes here in Las Vegas puts on a live Nativity play each year in December, we brought the boys to it with some friends and it was really beautifully done. Cooper has been in love with the story of baby Jesus ever since going to the live Nativity. He loved seeing all of the animals, especially the real donkey that Mary rode on. After the play was done they invited the children up to see the set, the animals etc. I was really touched that the first thing Cooper wanted to see was the Baby Jesus, he couldn't wait! All through December when Cooper's friends Kenna or Kallie would come over all they wanted to do was act out the real story of Christmas, kids are so innocent and sweet, I love it!

Kenna, Kallie, Cooper and Dane
Kenna and Kallie are two of Cooper's best little friends.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Santa Clause

Both boys were a little unsure about Santa this year.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cooper's 4th Birthday! (Way back on November 15th)

Cooper's 4th birthday birthday was November 15th, and I'm just now getting around to blogging about it. I've been slacking big time but in my defense, our computer has been broken since the middle of November. For awhile we were worried we had lost all of the pictures from our hard drive, thankfully the computer repair guy was able to recover everything and put it on our new hard drive.   

Cooper had a great birthday, and I still can't believe my baby is 4! I am so thankful for my Cooper, he is such a gift in my life and he has taught me so much! I love you buddy and I'm proud of you!

Pin the ball on the bat

Dane & Ben

Obstacle Course

Cooper telling Grandma thank you

Cooper telling Parker thank you for his present

Cooper is closing his eyes waiting for his present from Mom & Dad