We spent our family vacation at Sunriver Resort this August. We had SO much fun, definitely going back. The kids had so much fun: pool, bike rides, parks, bumper cars, mini golf. It was a great week spending time just the 5 of us.
We hosted Christmas this year with the Reynolds crew and it was such a fun week! Nana, Papa, Uncle Brian, Aunt Alli, and Uncle Mike were all here and here are some of the highlights of the week.
Christmas Eve: We had prime rib, and D's famous mashed potatoes, the green bean casserole Aunt Alli can't live without ;) and some other yummy sides. We'd been baking different kinds of cookies for days, so those ended up being our dessert.
As a tradition the kids get to open their new jammies and ornaments from FarFar and FarMor, their cousin gifts, and a new book from Mommy and Daddy that we all read together that night before going to bed.
(pic above) Christmas Eve: Miss K opening her ornament from FarFar and FarMor, she was obviously pretty stoked to add that to her 4 foot nothing tree in her little room.
Will's jammies and ornament
Jonny's cousin gift from Niklas--a sweet remote control car! Our baseboards and furniture have been loving this thing. ;0)
K's pretty nightgown
Posing with their new jammies on and their new books. Right after that it was time to read them and then set out cookies and milk for Santa, and some carrots for his reindeer, and head to bed!
Santa CAME! . . . I won't show the tree, it was pretty out of control how far out the gifts stretched into the living room.
Will holding his stocking, J making a beeline for his new batcave!
Katie was thrilled with her dollhouse! She didn't know what to do with herself.
Jonny with his Bumblebee mask from Uncle Brian
Chilling while the kids go to town
I think Jonny got all the animal loving genes in the family--he LOVES this bucket he got of farm animals.
Papa showing Miss K how to sport her Barbie purse and accessories
Will's sweet new hat! (Jonny got one two of course, but his is red, but still crazy looking!)
Aunt Alli played Santa handing out gifts . . . Katie needed help opening her barbie set . . .
Will showing off his spread of goods . . . all organized--he's SO like his mommy.
K in her new purple boots--these are a necessity where we live!
All her goods in one shot
Jonny's pile of presents
The adults delved into some poker and dice games the rest of the day while the kids broke in all the new stuff. Another tradition we have is having Chinese take-out for dinner on Christmas day, it's been fun doing that the past couple of years--it makes the day a lot more relaxing and we have leftovers for days. :) Fun times
Derrik and I have been married for 8 years. We got set up on a blind date in Provo, UT and got married December 20, 2003. We lived in Springville, UT for a year and a half, then moved across the country to Maryland for 4 years of dental school. Then we were blessed enough to be able to move back west so Derrik could practice here in Vancouver, WA. We have 3 beautiful kiddos running around. Will joined our family in December 2004, Jonny in April 2007, and Miss K in February 2009. It's been a sweet ride ever since.
I'm keeping this blog to hold onto the everyday happenings in our lives that I don't want to forget. It's a journal for me and I hope you can enjoy the little things we hold so dear.