Thursday, January 8, 2009

Welcome 2009!!

Well, I started writing a Christmas/end of the year post around Christmas time...but then of course I never finished it. So sorry to anyone who was hoping for something special, the weather was too nice in LA to be sitting behind a computer all day. 

So as you may have guessed we spent our Holidays in California. Kevin's parents live there, and we have not been out there in years, so it was really nice to spend Christmas there. We flew out on Christmas Eve, and the horrible people at American airlines separated Kevin, his sister Amy and I, (even though we had assigned seats), so Annalise was being handed off between the three of us for five hours. She even managed to get applesauce on the ceiling of the plane......yeah it was an exciting flight. Once we got their, we definitely enjoyed our vacation and Annalise got very spoiled for Christmas (being the only grandchild will do that to you.) 

The day of Christmas my brother Steve and his wife, Ellie, came to stay for a couple of days to attend our cousins wedding. 

So we finally got to meet their new little daughter Lilly who is so adorable, and looks fabulous with a flower in her hair.

The wedding was great and the we got to dance the night away, well most of us did, Kevin mostly bobbed his head and enjoyed the punch. 

We also kept ourselves busy by going to the playground and the aquarium. 


While we were there Kendy gave me call 
and said she would love to see us, so we said "yeah, that would be great". So they made the 6 hour drive out from Phoenix to see us, they are so awesome. It was great to see them, and I have decided kids grow way to fast. 

Then on New Years Eve Kevin's brother came home from his mission, all the way from Orlando, Florida. It was great to see them all together again, at least for the 2 or 3 days that we had with him before we all left again. Now Eric is in Utah going to school, and we wish him the best of luck! 

So yeah, it was a busy couple of weeks, and it was all worth it. (the picture on the left is of Kevin waiting for Eric to get off the plane...pretending to be his Limo driver, and just to the right of Kevin was Lee Corso's driver)

The rest of the time we mostly played a lot of rock band and other Wii games. Actually the game system happened to be in our room, so there were many mornings I would wake up to Kevin bowling while I was sleeping........and people wonder why we don't have video games in our house???

Well I am trying not to be long winded, so I will just end and say Happy New Year to everyone!!

(and as usual here is a cute video of Annalise. She is playing with her new baby bear from Tutu- great Grandma. I tried to catch her on video, because she was being so cute rocking her bear and patting her on the back, after she carefully wrapped her in a blanket, at the very end of the video she finally did it again, too cute!)  

(sorry its a little dark)


Doug and Mallena said...

I think Annalise is ready for a sibling! :) I'm glad you were able to be home for the holidays. I love how Kevin dressed up as his brother's limo driver. Fun idea!

Bonnie said...

HOW CUTE!!! I am so excited 5 months and I get to see everyone. :)

Kendy said...

I can't believe that it is the 9th already and Angel ayla have bdays coming very soon. Ur right kids grow too fast.

Patricia said...

What a great report...loved the pictures, too! You all look great! Sorry I didn't get a card off to you...but I promise to send one and a note. Love you!

Heather Stott said...

thanks for the update and pics!
We missed out on the fun in cali!
we missed you this last weekend too. We just got home from a weekend with the family. And I agree annalise is ready for a baby brother or sister! (did you hear that kev?) :)