Sunday, January 30, 2011

Birthday Boy Brian

Today Brian turned 31! We celebrated by having both of our families over for lunch (minus my mom...Trey must have thought he needed to give the flu bug to both grandmas). Carter thought daddy needed a monster truck cake so here is what I came up with.

It was appropriate b/c I bought tickets for Brian and Carter to go to the Monster Jam coming up.

Carter and cousin Kasen chilling on the pouf chair.
Singing Happy Birthday. Notice Trey reaching for the candle....thank goodness Grandpa Jim grabbed him in time!
We also bought Brian a TV stand for our new TV (well...hopefully this will push him to buy one) :). It required assembling and Carter thought Handy Manny should come help but it went together really well...just took some time!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Weekend Away

Last weekend we planned to head up to Eric and Kate's cabin with our neighbors to go snowmobiling for the weekend. Unfortunately Trey threw up after we dropped him off at grandma's house. So...back we went to pick the kiddos up. We thought he was better Saturday a.m. so we decided to head up north. We had a GREAT time. Even though it was a short trip we still put 100+ miles on the sleds and had a blast.

First stop to get some gas.

Me and Brian.
Beautitul scenery at the cabin. It was -24 that morning but gorgeous!

Heathe and Briana (who is 1/2 the size of that coat!).
Unfortunately little Trey was sick all weekend and had the flu for 6 days. And Grandma Karen got it too...we felt horrible. Amazingly none of the rest of us got it. Looking forward to heading back up next weekend!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Years

New Years Eve we headed up to Eric and Kate's cabin since they were home from Nebraska. Here Brian is trying to buck Carter off the little black bear foot stool.
Since they weren't home for Christmas we celebrated it with them up at the cabin. The girls already have American Girl Dolls so this year they got the Target version....which came with a lot of fun stuff!
Brian got a new messenger bag for work. Now he can quit taking his reusable grocery bag. :)

Trey taking a ride on his new zebra.

As you can see there wasn't enough snow for snowmobiling so thankfully our neighbors let us take their quad up. Brian kept the kids entertained for hours!!

Ringing in the New Year with Grandma Karen.

Trey is so excited for 2011!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas in Review

Our best gift of 2010!
Carter helping Grandpa Jim (and everyone else) open his present.

Family pic at mom and dad's before heading home.

Stockings Christmas excited!!! LOVE this picture even though their eyes are closed.
Christmas morning helping Grandpa Cliff open his present.

Self timer picture Christmas night before it's too late!
Blowing out the candles on Jesus' birthday cake. Carter was quick to correct me that Jesus's birthday was before daddy's. :)

We had a wonderful Christmas with our families and were spoiled as always. Each year is more fun with Carter as he is starting to learn more and more about the true meaning of Christmas.