Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

On Wednesday the 30th we headed up north to spend New Years. It was a blizzard, but with Bry's excellent driving skills we made it there, 5 hours later and in 1 piece! Never been so happy to get out of the car!
That night right when we got there we had Christmas with my Mom and Dad. Ky had fallen asleep by the time we got there, so he opened his later. The kids were thrilled to get gift card from Nana and Papa along with blankets and stuffed animals!

To start off New Years we had all the kids do their Christmas present exchange!
Now we are ready to party!!!!
WELCOME 2010!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

HELLO....Anyone there?

Ky loves phones! Any and all phones. I found him here and thought it was to cute to not capture! Hope he is not calling China!!

Hut Hut HIKE!

Aggies in the house! The boys got these personalized Aggie football jersey's complete with pads and helmet from Grandma & Grandpa for Christmas. Dawson is #6(like his soccer number). Ky is #1. Needless to say they LOVE them. Dawson even sleeps in his! The boys were playing football in them and I couldn't resist snapping a few pics. I love my boys!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cereal anyone?

Dawson and Ellie became such good buddies during the week. They played so good together and apparently ate well together as well. We found them under the table sharing a good ol bag of cereal!! How cute is that???

Movie night

On Sunday the 27th Stephanie, Richard, Eliza and Juliette left to go home. It was a sad day at the Wood house. We decided to make it better with a movie night. We put Ky to bed, popped some popcorn and all nestled up on the couch! So nice to relax and just chill for the night!
Dawson took this picture, pretty good job eh!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

The day after Christmas is Bryan's Mom's birthday. This year to celebrate we went and saw Sherlock Holmes. It was great! After that we all met at Ninja to celebrate!

It was Ky's first time and other than the initial fire, I think he enjoyed it. I know he loved the food, he ate every morsel on his plate. Addy and Dawson love Ninja and were so happy to be going!Happy Birthday Mom! I hope you had a great day. Of all people you deserve it. You see my Mother in law is amazing! While others complain about their Mother in laws, all I can say is that I have big shoes to fill. I look up to her in so many ways. She is always willing to help others, she doesn't complain, she shows unconditional love, she is strong, beautiful and all around amazing!!! I am so lucky to have her in my life and in the life of my children! I truly hope I can be like her when I grow up!! We love ya Mom!

Friday, December 25, 2009


Santa came!!!!!

Kids with their stockings!!! Can ya feel the excitement?????

Ky was not into opening the presents as the others. He opened some and then either wanted to play with it or just run and play around. This is really the only picture I got of him Christmas morning. He was literally opening Christmas presents for days.
Dawson......His favs were his "Real golf clubs", football attire, legos and the Wii game Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games.
Addy's favs.....Nintendo DS, hat from Aunt Heather along with a shirt, DS games, movies galore and an easy bake oven.

Opening up letters from Aunt Nanny along with some yummy Swedish chocolate!!

One of the highlights of Christmas day was talking to Nanny!!! Or Syster Wood as they call her in Sweden!

The boys got "shake and go" cars from Grandma and boy were they a hit. The kids played with them all afternoon! So fun!!Merry Christmas-2009!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sugar Plums Dance In Their Heads!!

My kiddos all nestled in their beds(well Grandma's beds) on Christmas Eve!

"Twas The Night Before Christmas"......

We spent Christmas Eve at Bryan's parents house. It was so fun to all be together. That night we did our usual traditions, We read the Christmas story,

the kids all got new Christmas PJ's. Here they are opening them up.....

Ky can't wait to get them on!

We put out the cookies and carrots for Santa and his Reindeer.

We sung Christmas songs around the piano. This is one of my favorite things. We did this a lot growing up and it just brings back all the warm fuzzies and excitement of my childhood.

Santa's Little helpers!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Week Activities

The week of Christmas was full of family activities. With Stephanie, Richard, Eliza and Juliette here we made it a jam packed week of Holiday fun!

Addy and Eliza on the way down to do some shopping! What little Divas!

What trip to St. George would be complete without In-N-Out. Ellie enjoying her very first In-N-Out! I think it was a hit!!!
Painting nails. This was the 1st time little Miss Ellie has had her nails painted. So cute, I love the picture of her admiring them!! Adorable!

Making real homemade gingerbread cookies with Grandma!!!

Of course a trip to McDees. Ellie enjoying the slide! Addy and Dawson not sitting long enough for a picture

Decorating Sugar cookies-for Santa of course!
The week was full of activities and LOTS AND LOTS OF FOOD!! Which in my book is one of the best things about the Holidays, second only to family!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Juliette Blesisng pics

Sweet Juliette

The Men
Family pics with Juliette

Christmas Blessings

I have so many blessing in my life and at Christmas time as well as many other times I am more keenly aware of all of them. On Sunday we went to church with all of Brys family, except Suz who is half way done with her Mission. It was so great to be at church with the family. I have been blessed to have a wonderful family and to have married into a wonderful family! After church we blessed our beautiful new little niece, Juliette. How amazing to bless her around the same time we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Again I am keenly aware of how blessed I am to be a Mother and to have the gospel in my life! I love Christmas!
Eliza, Stephanie, Richard and Juliette. What a cute family. Juliette is just showing off the blessing bracelet we got her!

Addy and Eliza, Oh so cute!

Friday, December 18, 2009

We got another READER!!!!

Dawson is now READING!!!! YEAH!!! It just seems to have clicked and now he is off and reading! He will just sit down and read a book! I am so proud of him!!! Way to go Dawson!