Saturday, January 29, 2011


Here's a texting conversation I had with some stranger regarding my dining table I listed on craigslist the other day. ($50 by the way if you're interested)

Buyer: How tall is your table
Me: 2 1/2 feet
Buyer: From the ground up?
Me: Yes
Buyer: Interesting
Really? Is it?...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Family

This was the day of Cannon's Blessing

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Walters' Family Christmas Party

Every year we attend the Walters' Family Christmas Gift Exchange. Everyone brings a gift and we do a White Elephant exchange. It can sometimes get pretty competitive and some of the gifts are hilarious. The last 2 years we've made out with some really good stuff. Last year we got an Oneida silverware set and a set of 100 cookie cutters. This year we got a whole bunch of DVDs and an ITunes gift card. We always have lots of fun.
Tai and her boys
Grandpa Walters
Jo (Mark's mom) and Grandma Walters
Mark's cousin Shay and her husband and Justin Bieber

Prescott, AZ trip

The weekend before Christmas, we took a trip up to Prescott, aZ to visit Mark's grandparents. We love going to their house and were excited to spend part of the Christmas season with them. We spent a good part of our day making Christmas cookies. The kids had fun rolling out the dough and using the cookie cutters. We must've cut out at least 100 cookies.

Even the littlest ones joined in.

Makaela got attacked by a bag of flour

After the cookies cooled we frosted all of them. The kids were very creative.
Some of the finished products
(Mark was so proud of his football)
My family
Grandma and Grandpa with the grandkids
We really enjoyed our relaxing weekend and can't wait to go back up when it snows.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve we went to see the Mesa Temple Lights with Mark's mom and Don. I love seeing the Temple Lights each year. They always add more things everytime we go. I loved that this year they brought back the Nativity Scenes from around the world.
Cannon was nice and warm in his fuzzy bear outfit. I was glad we had a reason to put him in it cause it's so cute.

Christmas Morning

We had so much to do Christmas Eve that we were still up at 2 in the morning, so we decided to open our presents. Cannon woke up to eat anyway, so he got to join us.

Pretty much all of the gifts under the tree were for Cannon. He got lots of fun things for Christmas. Of course Daddy got him the Suns onesies.

We're so grateful to everyone for our wonderful gifts. Christmas was great this year!

Christmas Brunch

We did our traditional Christmas brunch again at my mom and dad's with Mark's family and the Gutterys.
Playing some mini pool
A few of the Guttery girls with Cannon
Nichelle and Andrew
Daniel took a liking to Shaina
Julie and Tessa are good friends
Mark and I with my mom
2 sleeping Grandpas

New Year's Eve

We celebreated New Year's with Mark's family. His 2 sisters and their families came over to our house for some Wii and fireworks. We sat in our garage while the guys put on a firework show in the alley behind the house. It was freezing outside so the kids and me bundled up in the back of the car. Daniel huddled with Nichelle and Makaela
Firework Technician #1
a little DSi while she waited
Me and all the kids
The younger kids did sparklers after the fireworks were done
Our awesome firework show. I have to say it was better than the Gilbert firework show we saw last 4th of July.
The remnants

Christmas Party

(This post is totally out of order, but I was too lazy to redo it)
We started our Christmas season off with an Ugly Sweater party at our house. We had a few friends and family over for dinner, games and gingerbread house decorating. We had a lot of fun.
My Christmas Tree
(I decided to tone it down this year and only use red, green and white)
Our stockings
(It's probably hard to tell who gets which one-Mickey is Cannon, middle is me, and Ninja Turtle is Mark)
We had plenty of Christmas cookies
Oregano's for dinner. Love that Pesto Pizza and Pablo Picasso salad.
Everyone decorated a mini gingerbread house and we voted on whose was the best. It got pretty intense during the decorating.
Dani and Brennan (with baby Reese Riding)
Brye and Spencer + Brye's baby bump
(They were the winners)
(Her house came in 2nd)
Traci and Clint
My family in our lovely Christmas attire
The whole gang