Monday, February 16, 2015

Macie in January

Macie is loving books. She likes this one below that has animal noises and her other favorite is this farm animal book. She always picks these two first.

Giving Jesus kisses
Macie prefers walking everywhere instead of being in a stroller. She's doing well in nursery. Her language is expanding very fast. She does not like it when Jeff or I tell her no. She usually falls down and cries with her face in her hands.

Friday, February 13, 2015

New Years Eve Party

We flew home from Utah and the next day we drove to California. The drive was good. I think we had an all time record getting there.
 Levi with a cousin once removed, Daniel, (Amelia's son). He is a few months younger than Levi.
 Me and the girls waiting for the party to start.
 Jordyn wearing matching jimmies with Brinley Rueckert. Grandma Marianne gave every great footed jimmies.
Counting down, Levi was just about done for, but perked up once the excitement started.
 Sydney was excited she made it to midnight this year! That was her goal the week beforehand.

 Me and Luisa having some fun getting ready for the new year.

 Outside banging on pots and pans.
 and getting a little action.

 Sydney got these slider shoes from Grandpa Tim that she's been wanting for a long time.
 Grandma with the greats.
 Opening books from cousins. For the past few years we've been having a book exchange with the cousins.
 Me and Levi. Levi is sporting his new jimmies.
 The greats all in their new jimmies.
 Playing the adult game. Jeff and I scored, leaving with $40.
 Sydney so excited to make some noise. Me, Luisa, and Shannon.
 One morning I went running, when I came home, these sweeties were running to me. A great sight indeed!
 Levi got a basketball hoop that you put on your bedroom door from Grandpa Tim. He had been looking forward to basketball for a month because he knew he was going to start to play basketball.
 Jordan wanted "Ripley's believe it or not" book that she got.
It was a fast trip. I think we were there for 2 short days before racing home to rest, I had to run 20 miles, and Jeff had to get back to Bahama Buck's.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Snow Basin, Ogden

On Christmas Eve we flew to Ogden to meet Gammie and Grandpa at a cabin they rented for all of us  to stay at and ski at Snow Basin. The Lamonts and other Koehlers were there too!
 The morning we got there, we went skiing. I put Levi and Jordan into ski school for a few hours. Sydney went off skiing with the Lamonts for the whole week.
 Most of the time it was the four of us. Each of us took a day to watch Macie and Finn back at the cabin.

There were a few days we skied while it snowed. Everybody stayed warm all day for the most part. We had to have a pose in front of the huge moose. Reminded us of Alaska.

 Sydney excited in the airplane on way to Ogden.
 Levi and Jordan did really well skiing. I would say they started the week not knowing how to ski and by the time we left they could very comfortable going to the runs. It was fun to watch them and see them improve everyday.
 Game with us too.

 Levi was a stud. He just kept on going and didn't care to stop ever.
 This group picture was taken the very first day. There were lots of people missing, but still a lot of us there.
 Us posing in the bathroom
 A view in the cabin looking out. The cabin was very spacious and lots of things to do: playing pool, swimming in the pool and jacuzzi, and hanging out on the love sacs. One night we had a pool tournmament, Rowan won.
 All of us riding in the Gondola. It was our first time every riding one. So great to warm up and get to the top of the mountain quickly.
 Eating lunch in the lodge.
 More posing. Brooke got us all to pose in this bathroom.
 Getting ready to go out and ski.
 Christmas night the kids acted the Christmas story. Jordyn was Mary. Parker directed the whole thing.

 Finn and Macie spent lots of time together while everyone skied. Cousin bath time.
 One night mom and dad took us all out to eat at Schooners (?). Inside this restaurant they had covered wagons to eat in. We all loved it.
 Watching kids swim.
 Cuddle time after a long day of skiing.

 In the lodge eating and warming up.

 A great picture of mom and dad!

 Major cuddle time and you probably wouldn't believe me if I told you we were all sleeping. Yea, I didn't think so.
 Yep, couldn't believe this myself either. Mom getting in Macie's pack-n-play.

 Finally a family picture of the 6 us right before flying home.

It was such a fun time. The kids still talk about it and ask if we're gonna do this every year.