Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Merry Christmas

We went to Utah for Christmas, again. Every year I say that THIS is the last year, but those Wheatleys keep enticing us with their promises of games, goodies and gifts. I don't know if this was our last year, but we sure had a great time.

My mom has a spectacular Christmas Eve party every year. We eat, sing Christmas songs, open presents, and this was the first year that we had enough Grand kids to act out the Nativity. Brooke took on the role of Baby Jesus and Jack showed us that he is quite the thespian as he portrayed one of the Wise Men.He was mostly concerned about what was in that box, however.

Christmas Loot!

Christmas Naps!

Christmas Cutie!

What a Great Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Outside the snow is falling.....

Every year is the same. We wait and wait for the first big snow storm and get all excited and dressed up and head outside for some fun. And then.... we curse every storm for the rest of the winter. We aren't wishing for Spring yet, but it is only a matter of time.

Because our house sits in the middle of two vacant lots, we accumulate some amazing drifts. The Abominable Snowman himself couldn't get through the ones near our front door, one of which I caught the neighborhood kids sledding down yesterday. I couldn't believe they would journey clear down to our house, just to sled.

Anyway, we are enjoying the snow for now, and here is some proof.

Jack helping Daddy shovel the driveway

Vince saved this snowmobile that was destined for the dump, and brought it back to life. We are very proud of his mechanical skills! He has been promising Jack since the fall, that when it snowed he would take him for a ride.

Did I mention that it was 4 degrees outside!

He looks a little unsure of the ride.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Brookelle's Big Day!

We blessed Brooke this weekend and we were so glad to be able to share our joy with our friends and family. It was a small gathering because of Thanksgiving weekend, and our poor little Jack wasn't feeling well, but it was still a great day. We sure missed all of you who couldn't make it!

Vince commented that it was another blessing under his belt, now only a few more blessings and baptisms to go. His comment made me realize how blessed I am to have such a wonderful husband who worthy and willing to honor his priesthood and bless our family. I also realized that before I know it, we will be baptizing our children and watching them grow and do the same in their families. Jack is only 2, but they do grow up so fast. I'm not sure how many more "Blessing Days" there will be in our future, but right now I know that we have many blessed days with our two beautiful children.

Thanks everyone for coming and for all your love and support.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Santa Only Comes to Good Boys and Girls!

I must be crazy! Yesterday I decided to try and take some Holiday photos of my children, needless to say, it didn't go well. Jack wanted to "Hold it, Brooke." and I decided that we would try it. I told him that if he was good and smiled real big, then Santa would bring him presents and candy. Well, I said the wrong word, "Candy." As soon as he heard it, BANG, smiles went away. He was so concerned about his candy, that he let go of Brooke and tried to get away. Brooke only took a small tumble, but I decided that I was crazy to expect a 2 year old to hold a newborn. We did get some good pictures though among the crying and stress.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Grandma & Grandpa Wheatley's Halloween Party

Brooke was a beautiful ballarina and Jack was a fireman.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Big Brother!

So far, Jack loves being a big brother. He is always concerned about where Brooke is and if she is poopy. He doesn't like to hear her cry and I can always count on him to alert me when she is. He is spending the week in Utah at Grandma Wheatley's, letting Vince and I have some quality time with Brooke. We miss you Jack!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Brookelle Abby Byram

Our litte girl is here! She was born on Thursday October 9 at 1:15pm and weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. Jack was very excited to come and visit Baby Brooke!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Nature Park

We went to the park the other day and Jack fed the Ducks! Apparently they like Fruit Loops. In Jack's words, "Ducks eat Loops!"

Jack didn't enjoy the ducks getting too close.

Any day now!

Hey Everyone!

We are hoping that our little girl will make an appearance any day now. I am not due until the 16th, but we are ready!

We'll keep you updated.