Fun times

Since the girls and I hadn't gotten together in a while, during the busy holidays, we had missed 4 birthdays. So we decided to celebrate them all together with a night at Cheesecake. It was so much fun we talked for hours, I so love spending quality time with my Bf''s. The food wasn't bad either :) we did family style and I gotta say one reason I love my friends so much is that they share the same love of food as I do. Course sometimes that means fighting for the last bite! Happy Birthday girls
After my dinner I got a text from my mil saying she was having a painting party and to come on over. Well considering my MIL has never painted a room in all her yrs. I decided to join the party. Not only has she never painted but she has never had a wall painted any color other than white EVER! So she decided to go straight to RED! and it looks great I can't wait till we add the tan to the opposite walls it is going to look Great!

New Years Eve

To be honest I am not a big New Year's Eve fan. Which is a little weird since during my teens I hosted many rocking New Year's Eve parties and 2 while I was married. But while I usually stay up late, I do not usually like to hang out late with people ( sleepovers are my enemy). This year I wanted to send J to the party and stay home with my my hubby and younger 2 and put them to sleep early. (thinking that they would be nightmares that late at night)
Course what I wanted to happen and what did were very different. We went out to dinner with Lance and Suzy to Gecko then headed over to Cheryl's for a the party. By some miracle I nor the kids ever got tired or cranky. It even went by super fast. We played games and ate super yummy food. My kids had a blast and we made it home in one piece.

grandma C is the queen of noise makers and always makes sure there are plenty to go around.

Pres and her best friend Max dog.
we got in our kiss early since I didn't know if I would make it.
12 a.m on the dot.



The uber talented Sloan Photographers are doing a giveaway and here it is .

This awesome necklace they are giving away is from here

and in honor of the game, here is some pics of one of my trips to Disneyland! Weren't we Cute!


Christmas Continued

Every year we do Progressive Dinner with the Cummards so we have a chance to see everyone's cute decorations. This year was the best since we all live not only "in town" but within a mile from one another. I can't tell you how much better the holiday's are now that we live right next to family. Everything is easier and we can do more.

Here is our family at Progressive
Christmas Eve day- it was a pretty bad day, I woke up sick as can be ( which I caught from Steve who had it the day before). I was so glad I had gotten almost everything done before. Everyone helped out and we were able to get ready for the night and next day.

Here is Stephen making Santa's cookies with the kids.
Presley doing the Belly Bump
My dad got us all one, and I LOVE it. ( I knew I would)
Presley got this horse from my dad that makes noises and wags his tail. Oh my goodness she LOVED it! She seriously sat on it for 20 min. rocking as hard as she could.

We were supposed to only go to my dad's Christmas Eve this year, but after we were done we called Cheryl and they had just barely started opening presents ( which takes about an hour) so we headed on over there and got to spend time with the Cummards too which was nice.
Pres adored her new chair ( yes I know she has a lot of belly shots)
Cheryl gave all the boys a "Birthday Calendar" a tradition from their youth. A countdown for the week of your birthday with a coupon everyday ie. go out to eat with mom and dad, ice cream. What a great idea. She has a lot of them.
Setting out Santa's cookies.
Putting out the reindeer food.

Presley's dream come true. 3 plates full of food.

The Wahl's
The Ruttinger grandchildren

Pres's fav toys:
My little Pony's
Jack's fav Toys:
Super Mario Bros Wii
new shoes
Light Saber

Hudson's fav toys:
Presley's new best friend her talking My Little Pony. That sings her to sleep.
Christmas was a success, it was so nice being able to have my fam over for breakfast then getting ready going over there, coming back home. So much better than packing up early Christmas morning to spend the rest of the day in town.

After Christmas we finally were able to go and see the temple lights, the kids loved them and they were just as beautiful as they always are.