Monday, December 28, 2009

Texas Christmas

This was the first year (and hopefully the last) we have celebrated Christmas in Texas. When we first decided not to head North for the Holidays it was a pretty sad time for us. Thanks to great friends and the love of family, we had a great Christmas. While we missed being in Utah like CRAZY, we depended on each other and had a great Holiday. We spent Christmas Eve at the Rottweiler's with a delicious meal and gift exchange and on the way home we drove in a BLIZZARD...yes it snowed in Texas. I think it fell just for us! On Christmas morning we opened our presents and went back to our friends house for brunch...yum! I then took the 3 older kids to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. When we got home BJ and I assembled Ozzy's kitchen...3 hours later he was cookin' up a storm! We then had a nice dinner and after we bathed the kids we went back to our friends for a serious game of Guesstures. All in all, it was a very Merry Christmas!
Christmas Eve
Chef Ozzy! (aka: chef cheesy)
He was so excited over his miniature McDonald's food!
One of the many gifts he already knew he was getting due to his snooping...
Ozzy baking up some doughnuts.

Matching jammies with her American Girl doll.
MY favorite gift!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Austin Texas

After living in Texas for 4 1/2 years we decided it was time to take a trip to Austin to visit the Capital and of course the Land of the Longhorns! With it being winter break it was the perfect time to visit. We had no traffic and no crowds. The kids had fun touring the Capital and then it was off to Longhorn Stadium. When we drove by we noticed the gates open so we thought we'd try to get in for some pictures. As we approached the gates a guy told us to turn around but we pleaded to take just a few pictures and he gave in. He told us just to not run all over the field. We were awed by the size of the stadium and the fact we were standing right where many Championship teams have played.

Monday, December 14, 2009

This is why I had kids...

And the best thing is they beg me to LET them do it!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


When Baylee was 4 years old we took her to the eye doctor because she had a "lazy" eye. The doctor put her in glasses and she wore them for about a year and we went to a different doctor who said she did not need glasses. We were so excited that we didn't even opt to get a 3rd opinion. Recently, she has been complaining about not being able to see very well and we have noticed her "lazy" eye had returned more frequently. Turns out she should of been in glasses this whole time. She has really bad eyesight due to the "lazy" eye and it has gotten worse because she works so hard to focus her right eye that when she is relaxed her eye wonders off. She is excited to be able to see clearly and right now she doesn't even want to talk about contacts. I think she looks pretty cute. As her Grandpa Dave would say, "She looks Foxy."

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


One of the many things we miss not living in Utah is the Snow. We woke up to big fat snowflakes coming down. The kids were so excited. I felt bad sending them to school since I'm sure it will be gone before they get home from school. Snow is rare here in Texas. Bryson is scared of the snow so he doesn't want to outside. He loves to watch it out the window though.