Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Holiday Season

So we were lucky enough to be able to go to Utah for Thanksgiving.My sister Nikki lives there, my brother Ryan, and my aunt Kelly and cousins. It was a great trip! The weather was not too cold, the company was great and the food was good! We had an early flight on Wednesday morning and by the time that we got to the Hotel and got Isabella's crib set up she literally begged to get in it so she could take a nap! It was hilarious!
Hangin out in her crib in her swimsuit. We were on our way to the spa which was closed because someone put shampoo in it! We were way bummed and so was she!
Why, do you ask, does she look traumatized? Because she was recovering from a meeting with....
SANTA! Santa tried to say hi to her. We went to breakfast with Santa, Charming right?! She did not think so. She saw him coming before I did and immediately grabbed on to me and started screaming. It was pretty funny. So this is our picture with Santa for this year.
How many people does it take to change a light bulb? Apparently 2 men and a dog!
A magical sleigh ride!
The host of Thanksgiving! Our Aunt Kelly. She has just moved to Utah and so we went to spend Thanksgiving with her
Nate and Kellene with the Jazz's mascot. Our hotel had great activities including Teddy Bear town and he was going to cut the ribbon f
Nikki and Dad on Thanksgiving, cooking in the kitchen
Mom and the two girls being silly with the spoons. I wonder where they got their blue eyes?!!
This is Dad and Ryan's buddy Dick. He has become an extension to our family and we love him!
So her new thing is to lay down anywhere she feels like it to see what that particular floor feels like. And i mean anywhere, in stores, at church, in the middle of the airport.....
We got to see Aunt Jill for an evening when we were there. Isabella Loves her!
Mom being goofy as we make another attempt at christmas pictures, we probably took 150 different shots and not ONE has all of us looking at the camera!

This is Rich and Ryan striking some very serious poses for the camera!
Isabella and I
She said," He comes out of where?!?"
Christmas pictures this year have been disastorous! This is one of the only decent ones
At the Zoo with our new Wagon!Thank you Grammy and Grandpa!
We are excited for Christmas and will talk as little of Santa to Isabella as possible! We get to go to Oregon to be with Rich's family and have a cold Christmas! I hope everyone has a great Holiday!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Isabella's first day at nursery

She is now 18 months old, which is hard to believe and went to nursery! We were looking forward to this day for a while. So a nervous mommy took her in and with all of my courage and faith in the nursery leaders, I left her. And she did great! No tears and drew a picture and everything! Look how well she color in the lines, my child is a genius! ;) We were so happy!! I think someone was jealous of her bow and tried to rip it out because that is not how it looked when I left her!(actually most likely it was her that tried to pull it out!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Where did she go?

Where did she go???
I saw this picture of her and thought, " Where did my baby go?" :(

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A little flower

So she was a flower for Halloween. The selfish in me wanted her to be as baby as possible for one more year! But I should have known better! My instincts told me she would hate the hat and she did! But she did wear it long enough to take some pictures and for trick-or treating at two houses!! I just couldn't resist the waddle and the big fluffy feet! SO fun!
Oh this lady bug smells funny! I tried to tell her that the lady bug is supposed to smell her not the other way around!


Seriously guys!? I hate this thing!
I am going to tear it apart with my teeth. That'll teach them!!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Talk about Fashion sense!!??

So I am finally posting pictures from our Mexico trip in September. It was mostly just girls, but the boys did make an appearance for the weekend. My mom, Nikki, her daughter Kellene, me and Isabella, and our friend Heather. The weather was a little warm but was still nice enough to be outside. Isabella loved the beach again and especially the Quads. We would get down to the beach and she would walk around for a bit, eat some sand, and then walk over to the quads while pointing and saying,"vroom, vroom!" So we would take a ride and repeat!
We had a great time and did learn that the jelly fish down their don't sting, as we were throwing them like baseballs by the end of the week!

This is a little outfit that Kellene just threw together one night. When we asked her if it was new she said," what, this old thing?!""

BUBBLES! she can say it now and loves for us to blow them in the bath tub
This is sadly the only picture I got the whole week of both of the girls together. Lets just say that they weren't at good ages for playing together!
Here is some more amazing fashion sense. She said she did NOT want tan lines so this was the best thing she could think of to fix that!
But I might say that this outfit wins the Prize!!! Kaden was a serious beach adventure man!!
Mom and Isabella


These are the jelly fish or as Kellene would say "belly bish" there were hundreds of them everywhere! This one however was a casualty of the tide:(
I love the gut!! She is so much fun! She loved the sand and eating it, but the sand in the diapers did get a little old by the end of the week. What can we say she likes crunchy and salty food!!She is at such a fun age and is understanding so much of what we say. It is so fun to watch her explore and try new things. She is so happy but definitely know what she wants and will let you know! I love it! and Her!!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bad Hair Day?!


If this doesn't make you feel better about your hairstyle, I don't know what will!! Classic Bedhead!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Elmo, and the Bride...

Yes, the Elmo phase has begun. She wakes up saying it and wants to watch it all the time. She is so funny. She will just lay back and chill and watch her Elmo.


Hey mom, could you turn it up?
This is how she was sleeping one day when I went in to wake her up. We got some new bumpers after this day. Our other ones were pretty but took up a lot of space, so she felt the need to move them very often.
Just posing
And of course the Beautiful Bride! I was lucky enough to take some pictures for JJ and Zac. Here are just a few. She looked beautiful and her dress was amazing!!!!!!
The new happy family!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Nikki!!


It is my sisters 30th birthday today and as usual I didn't call until 10:00 at night and they were already asleep:( I am the WORST at birthdays as most of you already know)(i'll try harder!) So Happy Birthday Nickle>She is a great person with lots of talents! You should see her on a ski slope, a river, a ranch, a motorcycle, on a boat/kayak, on a mountain with a bike, with a crochet hook/sewing machine, with animals and children, behind a camera, and a computer! She is a great mom, wife, daughter, and sister1 She can eat sugar better than anyone I know! She loves adventure and adrenalin rushes and she is very smart, kind, and crafty;she could probably fix something in my house better than Rich! and she is so much more!I hope that you had a great day because you are a great person!!!! I love you and miss you! And I love that no matter how old I get you will always be OLDER!!;)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The miracle of the Blue Blanket!!

So, because we are brillant(not), we finally hung a big thick blue blanket over Isabellas's window to block out the light. And lo and behold she now sleeps till 7, instead of 5:30!!! Life is good and it is truly a miracl. Now we wake up to the sun shinning instead of it being dark, and we are all happy.It only took us a year to figure that one out!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Isabella is walking

She is a little wobbly! But so cute! This was on Sunday so she is walking more and more everyday! video

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hawaii!!!

Oh Hawaii!How we love thee so!!!


This is the exact spot that we got engaged! Four years ago! We also celebrated Rich's 34 Birthday while we were there!!! I love you, even if you are old!LOL
There is nothing better than this blue ocean!!

So we went to Hawaii for 8 days and had a blast to see further pictures click HERE!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Toomer Family Reunion-Fourth of July!(and Lake Powell)

So we went to Rich's Mom's side,family reunion. Every three to five years one of the siblings takes a turn and plans a reunion. This year our numbers totaled at 98 people and it was Rich's Moms turn. She did the most AMAZING job on everything!! The food was elaborate and amazing, the activites were great, the place was great, and so was the company! Awesome job MOM we love you and thank you so much for all that you did!! It was 3 nights and four days at a camp/reunion site 3 hours north of Boise, Idaho. A very cool place if anyone is looking for a spot. It is called May's family ranch. Any ways here are a few pictures out lining our stay!!

This is a view from a hill behind the ranch that we climed the first morning. We stayed in the tall A-frame house on the left.and notice the cool water slide
Rich's 2nd oldest sister Tricia and one of our cousins, Shalayna.

The Woman who can do ANYTHING!!!!!!she probably worked 14 hours a day while we were there to feed everyone and making sure everyone was happy! And endless hours before the trip
Hannah, Isabella, and Madeline. These are our neices
Our nephews Ben and Tyler. SOOO cute
Hannah, Madaline, Ben, and Taylor. More newell cousins
The whole Family!!!
The crazy newells
The soon to be newest additions to the family. This is Zack and Alex, whom JJ is marrying in September. He proposed while we were up there! Congratulations we love you!!
Bailey on the fun water slide
Us on the morning Hike and also the fourth of July
Me and Beth cooking the first day
This is the famous Tee-pee that the boys slept in the first night of our adventure. It is a long story but one that will probably always be remembered!
Here is dad, ryan, me and Mom at Lake powell. We ran up there for a few days and were lucky to have some friends take care of Isabella for us!
Most of the crew on our boat taking the legendary last jump of the top of the house boat and shower, on our way back to the marina. This another trip where our dear parents work their tails of so that we can have fun! And we sooooo appreciate it and have the best memories because of them. Thanks MOM and DAD!!! We love you!!