Monday, December 31, 2007

Merry Late Christmas And a Happy New Year!

I won't bore you with too much talk, just let you look at the pics and you will see what we have been up to here in Texas. We had a really great Christmas and even though we missed our families alot, we will always treasure the memories we made as our first Christmas with our very own little family.Well here is what you really came to see.....

Molly sitting on Santa's lap, for the very first time in her life. She was a little hesitant, but not enough to not tell him she wanted a doll and a baby.
Molly performing with the other little kids at the ward party. She was a little shy at first but by the end she was the star of the show. I still have people at church talking about how she is quite the little preformer and what a hoot she was to watch up on the stage shaking her bells and dancing.
Annie in her Christmas dress posing by the tree.
One of many of Molly in her cute dress too.
Our sweet Christmas Angels.




Our little family on Christmas Eve by the tree
I was quite proud of this pie and decided since my sister-in-law helped me realize how pretty pies are I wanted to show off one of mine. Its not near as pretty as Mindy's but it will do.
Crazy faces!


Our very best gift we got this year, we couldn't have asked for a better one.
Molly Christmas morning on her new "bike" tricycle, even though she hasn't quite got it down she loves her trike so much and asks to ride it all day everyday.
Molly out riding her bike Christmas afternoon, yes here it was plenty warm enough to be outside playing...I know you are all jealous.
Little Annie Christmas morning...I can't get enough of this baby.
Jake and I Christmas night...we recently realized now that we have kids we don't have enough pics together, so this was the beginning of us trying to do it more often.


Cute Annie.

Molly so sweet and wanting her pic taken since Annie was getting hers.
Annie at the park for the first time, she loved it, can't you tell?Molly all glammed up for a ride on her bike...I believe at this time she was on her way to Target..so she says.
Jake and the girls with the beautiful sunset while playing at the park on Saturday night.




Me and the girls on one of the coolest playsets I've ever seen, it is at some church down the road from our house and we always pass it and no one is ever there so we decided we would go. Molly had a blast.
My manly, strong, rugged husband, climbing this strenulously hard rock wall....haha.

Me and one of my cute girls.




Well hope you enjoyed and we hope you all have a very Happy New Year and that the year will bring you much joy and happiness and countless blessings, we know you are all deserving. We love you all.


Oh yes, here are some videos too. We had no idea that we had a little performer in the family, but we put her on the stage and boy does she shine. This was at the ward party and she was given some bells and told to shake them, and boy did she ever. She wasn't told to dance, but she managed to do that too...(it's the cutest, can she really be our child)

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And here is Dimples. This was her first real laugh. The good stuff was really about 30 seconds before this, but can you ever really get the good stuff.

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And finally, here is Molly's first recorded Ballad. She is going to be a star, well, maybe not, but she sure is cute.

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We love you all.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Surprise!

Yes we have we have been gone for awhile, but in our defense we have been very busy. About a week before Thanksgiving we were lucky enough to get some very inexpensive standby tickets through a friend of a friend and decided last minute to go home for the holiday. We were very nervous with a new baby and and an active 2 year old that we might not get on the flight we wanted and have to be in the airport all day. But we were very blessed, because we were able to get on the flight we wanted to and have a direct flight to SLC. We arived in SLC Wednesday evening, rented a car and drove to Tremonton to surprise Jake's family. We had only told a select couple of people we were coming so we were really excited. It was very fun to see how excited they were to see us.We hung out there and spent the night. Thursday we drove to Dayton to surprise my family. For those of you who don't know my family is big and everyone was going to be there besides one of my sisters. My dad was the only one to know, and when we walked in and said hello, you should have heard the screams of excitment and seen the running towards us that everyone did. There were teary eyes all over the place and Molly was bawling too, but not from happiness, hers was from being terrified by all of the noise and hugging. It was so much fun to see our families and let them see little Annie for the first time for most. We spent the next couple of days driving between Tremonton and Dayton, to make sure we spent as much time as we could with both families. We had so much fun with all of them and miss them all so much. It was very different being home this time, Molly was finally old enough and able to just run off with all of her cousins and do the same things they were doing and we didn't have to help her do everything and worry about her the whole time. But then we still had another baby to take care of and hold. Well I don't think we held her much, she was too busy being loved by all of her aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. We decided that while we were home we would use it as an opportunity to bless Annie with all of our family. Since my dad is the bishop we did it in my parents ward. It was a beautiful blessing. And to add to it all, once my mom found out, she made Annie a dress in less than one day. It was the most beautiful and perfect little white dress ever. Thank you so much mom, I will always treasure that and am so glad I will be able to pass it down to Annie for her own daughters. So we do apologize because this post is more words than pictures. I guess we were too busy having fun, because other than the blessing we didn't get any pictures, to prove we were home and show how much fun we were having. So here are some pictures of what we did take though. Enjoy.


Our very beautiful and perfect little Annie Eliza Oyler. Isn't she so adorable? Yes we know she is.
Here she is with her name sake. Her middle name is after Jake's grandma's name.
Annie and her proud parents.I love this baby and can't get enough of her.
Daddy's little girl.Molly and Annie, for some reason we can never get them to look at the camera at the same time. Hahaha.

Well we are very glad we got to go home and see our family and some friends. We are very excited for Christmas and are sad we won't be sharing it with them also. We love all of you and want to thank you for making time for us while we were in town. Love you all.