Wednesday, July 21, 2010

January Fun

Ryan's sister Mo and her fam gave the kids a butterfly garden for Christmas. It was so fun to watch the caterpillars grow big and at and turn into chrysallis' and then butterflies, all right before our very eyes! We were all mesmerized by the miracle of transformation these creatures underwent.

Ryan also celebrated his 32nd birthday in January! We love you Ryan!

One Sunday we took our Rock Band game over and played with Ryan's parents. Super fun - his mom was really good! And his dad loved to do the singing, especially with the Beatles.

The kids took to climbing trees to keep themselves busy while the grown-ups were playing.

My first time on the drums - I'm not half bad!

Snuggling with the kids on the front porch swing - does life get any better?

Cute pic of some of the cousins with my kiddos.

7 year wedding anniversary!

Can't believe we've been married 7 years! We celebrated our 7 year anniversary at the end of December, 2 days after Christmas. What were we thinking, getting married 2 days after Christmas? We never have time or energy to go out and celebrate (not to mention money since we just spent it all on Christmas stuff), but this year we made the effort. Ryan took me to Maggiano's in Scottsdale (the awesomest place around, even though it is quite a trek out there).

The picture at the top is one of our wedding pictures - don't we look so young?

Two and 2/3 kids (yes, we're expecting baby #3 - a boy - in November) and 7 years later, I love this man even more than I ever thought I could. He takes such good care of our family and knows how to make me smile and laugh everyday. He is a fantastic daddy and the kids always run to give him a big hug when when comes home. Thanks for the best years (so far) of my life, and more to come!!

Christmas - posting a little late I know!

Here are some pictures from Christmas - I am way late I know! I am trying to catch up now. :)

Ryan's parents came and spent the night with us so they could be closer to make the "rounds" the next morning (and because we're the favorites, of course). :)

The kids loved to lay under the Christmas tree and look at the lights. I remember doing that when I was a kid, too!

Playing with their fun new toys (they were spoiled as usual)!