Monday, December 12, 2016

It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Grinchmas . . .

So, my mom basically threw an amazing ward Christmas party this year. She and my sister Alli and a few other women from their ward put together all the decorations and it turned out so beautiful! The theme was "Grinch-mas" and everything was decorated to look like Who-Ville from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
 The table decor. So fancy and "Who-Ville-y"
 April loved the "Ginormous Snowman!!!"
 Jamie by the inviting fireplace. She dressed up as Cindy Lou-Who for the party.
 Santa's corner.
 Doesn't that Christmas tree look like it's right out of the book?
 Eating all the pancakes, sausage, and fruit we could!
 Mom dressed up as a "Who" too. Holding Ryan. What a chub!
 Dad before he revealed his true self.

 And here he is! The Grinchiest Grinch!!!
 The girls thought it was awesome that the Grinch was actually Grampi.
 Meeting Santa. Jamie told him she wanted "Figurines" for Christmas.
 April did not want to sit on Santa's lap, so she just stood. Haha. I love her "Finding Dory" shoes that Mom bought her.
 I think this shot is really magical.
Mom, Me, and Alli. Don't we look so festive?

The coolest thing about going to your parents' Ward party, is that then a week later, you get to go to your own ward party and do the same thing all over again! Hahaha. Our ward re-used the decorations from the Buda ward and the kids dressed up as angels, sheep, and shepherds. Jamie was an angel and April was a shepherd. They sang a few cute songs. Can't believe Christmas is only 13 days away!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Thanksgiving Trip to Arizona!!!

We had such an awesome trip to Arizona! Our Thanksgiving was so wonderful spent with Ben's Aunt and Uncle and lots of lots of cousins! 
 Day before our trip. This is pretty much the best shot I have of all 3 kids together!
 Ryan looking so chunky and squeezable.
 The girls playing in the hammock in Aunt Janet's backyard.
 Ryan loved the perfect weather!

 Jamie enjoyed some cousin trampoline fun.
 After Ben's cousin Grace took our family photos, Ben and the girls decorated a gingerbread house!
 Everyone at the table decorating their gingerbread houses.
 The girls may or may not have eaten lots of frosting and gingerbread cookies. Hey, it's Thanksgiving, right? It's ok!
 April cheesing it up.
 At the Mesa Temple light display. They were beautiful! It looks cold, but it was a cool 70 degrees.

 Matching skeleton PJS with cousin Charlotte.
 Jamie with the Gordon cousins and Charlotte.
Ben and April flew home on Sunday and I stayed an extra day with Jamie and Ryan. I was shocked Ben got April to nap on the plane! He's so good with her. We all had a blast and loved every minute of our Thanksgiving!