Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Surprise Surprise
A couple weekends ago, Scott and Matt planned a surprise excursion for Whitney and I.  We took this adorable train out to a Christmas tree farm where we could cut down our own tree:)  
The train ride out was beautiful.  We traveled through vineyards and orange groves.  Avery liked the train a lot.  (She always thinks she is so cool when she gets to be in a moving object without being in her car seat.)
When we arrived at the tree farm we were excited to see that there was a petting zoo with the most adorable baby Zebra, a camel, goats, pigs and more.  Avery got to ride this cute little Sheltland pony named Corky.  She was a natural on this horse:)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dad I found one it's just my size!
Too small?  Alright I will keep looking...
The perfect tree was found and taken down with just two swipes.
What do you think Aves?
She  loved it!  

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The tree cutting crew.
Avery sure loves her pal Tanner she was sad to say goodbye.
Lovin the holiday season!
Merry Christmas Eve's Eve!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Thanksgiving Time

I was just about to post some of our pre-Christmas adventures but realized I never posted our Thanksgiving pictures. This year we headed down to my parents house for the festivities. It was pouring rain during the boy's Turkey bowl game, so we didn't get to watch:( But we had a super fun talent show as usual after dinner and enjoyed going to the beach the next day:) We also had a great tennis tournament and Scott and I won 2nd place:) Gotta love Thanksgiving:)

Friday, December 12, 2008

A couple of weekends ago we went to Murray Family Farms. This is quite the place. We played in a corn kernel pool, went on a hay ride, got to pick our own fruit (eat it too), and taste test all of the yummy fruit for sale. We went to the petting zoo and the goats really liked Avery (they were trying to bite her shoes off:) They also have an asparagus maze, hay maze and arts and crafts. It was a really cool outing and Avery had a blast. Anyone who comes to visit will have to check it out.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Among MANY things~~~I am thankful for these two darlings:)
Also EXTREMELY thankful that I can walk, something I wasn't able to do this time last year and didn't know if I would be able to on my own again.  This is such a huge blessing that we often take for granted (I know I always did).  I am also thankful for everyone who prayed and fasted for me.  I love you all:) 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific
Me and some of my girlfriends up here decided to take a field trip down to the Long Beach Aquarium.  I thought Avery might be too young for it but boy was I wrong.  She had a blast:)
It worked out nice for me because I was going down to visit my family for the weekend anyway so they came and met us:)  My mom, Hayley, Rachel, Macady, Merivale, Noelle and Chloe all joined us:) 
Avery was cracking me up because she thought it was super cool to lay down on the ground in front of the fish tanks.  Don't quite know why but it was her favorite part.
I had fun pushing Avery and Chloe around in the double stroller (if you know me well enough you know I am obsessed with twins, so it was fun pretending:)
If you live near by I would recommend checking this place out it was radical.

Friday, November 21, 2008

This is the 3rd best day ever!!!  Scott passed the bar and is now officially an attorney!!!  Woot woot:)  CELEBRATE!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Our little Avers sure seems grown up lately.  She has been walking for 2 months now and she does it like a champ!  She loves playing dolls and climbing into everything she can squeeze her little body into.  She loves her park play dates and is quite the daredevil.  She copies just about everything her friends do.  She has amazing dance moves when music comes on and Scott and I always wonder where she gets her material:)  Time continues to fly before our eyes.  It is fun to see her turning into a little girl but I sure miss those chunky cheeks:( 


Photoshop is much too fun:)  My sister downloaded some cool new editing filters for me so I have been messing around with them today:)  Kind of addicting I have to admit. I love the one of Avery with her favorite dolly:)                             

Such a cute little love bucket!

Friday, November 14, 2008

My cousin Matt just departed for his mission to Washington!  We enjoyed going to his farewell but are sad to see him go.
Avery is especially sad because she and Matt share a Bday.  A couple of weeks ago on Avery's actual Bday they got to celebrate together:)
Notice this adorable cake that my cousin CJ made for Avery.  Matt helped Avery blow the candles out because she kept trying to grab the flame:)
We wish Matt the best and can't wait to see him in two years!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Happy election day:)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Hope everyone had a happy happy Halloween
Aves didn't quite know what to think of the pumpkin guts but she had a blast in her lamby costume.  Scott and I went as Old MacDonald and Old MacDonald's wife:)

We took Avery trick or treating and she tried to get inside everyone's house it was hilarious.  She was super tired from all of her walking around at the end of the night.
The night after Halloween our friends had a "without the kids party" it was super fun. 
We decided to go more traditional with our costumes since our little lamb wasn't there:).
Oh how I love Halloween :O

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Remove Formatting from selectionOur sweet little Avery girl turned one last Sunday:)

It is amazing how much babies change in just one year.

We feel so blessed to be the parents of this adorable doll. It has been better than we could have ever imagined. We had a fun Bday celebration down at my parents house Old MacDonald theme:) She loved partying with everyone and loves all of her new toys. You can view the party pictures below. Now it's time for her aging to slow down:( (My good friend Jules took these cute pics of Avery she is starting her own photography company. Ask me for info).

Avery's first Bday!