Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A few Christmas Videos

Now, I don't want any Grandmas getting to excited because we WON'T be home for Christmas...but we will be in our dreams.

Here are Annie's new tricks including some good "Ho Ho Hos!"


Anyway, remember to take a look at our other new post right below. We have a ton of new christmas pictures.

Christmas Happenings

Hello Hello. I told you I'd be back. This month has just flown by. Jake and I thought that without family we would have loads of down time, that has not been the case. We have been so busy, I really think just about every single night we have had something to do. Well lets get on with what you all came for, the pictures.
Here we are picking out our tree...
loading up our tree...
And decorating our tree....
Annie's new favorite thing to do...our tree was perfect and pretty for about one minute, now its just pretty...not perfect.
The first weekend in December we had our ward party. It was fun and Santa came. Annie has been saying Ho, Ho, Ho all month and when she saw Santa sitting there, she was practically jumping out of my arms to get to him, but once she got there she wasn't so sure.
And then she was sure, sure that she wanted to get out of there as fast as she could. Look at that sad face.
But Molly was more than happy to be there and was sure to ask for chapstick...you know the neccessities.
The next day we headed down to Corpus Christi for one of Jake's operations Christmas party. It was so much fun we ate delicious, bbq, the girls danced, and we got to see Santa again, two nights in a row, I am pretty sure Molly thought she must be his favorite person ever.
Here are the girls getting on their groove
Molly Moo and Santa, he even knew her name and had a gift for her
Even with the prior introduction, Annie still wanted nothing to do with Santa, even though he had a present too.
Here are the girls opening their gifts from Santa, they both got dolls, and they loved them.
After dinner we headed down to the water to see their annual Harbor Light Festival (or something like that). It was neat, all the boats were decorated and had lights all over.
So one of my hardest things getting used to since here in Houston is not having any snow. It doesn't help that all day Molly will be laying on the kitchen floor pretending she is making snow angels and building snowmen. But the other day I was playing with Annie and looking out the window and it started to snow, real snow (not Utah snow though), but still snow. I ran upstairs grabbed Molly up from her warm bed where she was peacefully napping and bundled up the kids and ran outside. The kids had so much fun. We just stood out in it for about 45 minutes and when I made them finally come in they were all very sad. It didn't stay long at all, but it sure made a few girls very happy for a few hours.
See that snow just coming down.
Last week we went to the mall, just to enjoy seeing all the holiday bustle and decorations. It was so much fun, especially because we weren't really shopping, just taking it all in. Here are some pics of us outside by some of their trees.
I love these two little girls and they are not only sisters, but they are just the best of friends.
The next few photos are from our own photo shoot, trying to get some cute Christmas Sunday pics.
It is very hard to get a normal, cute picture of Molly these days, she thinks it is way more fun to be silly. But we still love her anyways. Below are two fine examples of her craziness and cuteness all at the same time.
And here are two beautiful girls in their christmas dresses. They sure have made this time of year fun.
Here we are right before church standing in fron of our house.
Molly insists that we do a crazy picture when we do a family picture. Annie's face is so funny in this picture.
Annie was so funny. Hannah put in a Baby Einstein movie and she pulled over her pink chair and plopped her self right down on it with her blanket and watched it. It was cute.
Annie insists on wearing this hat all of the time and the walks around saying, "Ho Ho Ho."
There is nothing like a box for some good times. Here is Molly and Annie and our friend's son Lucas.
And finally, here we are as a family. We hope that all of our family and friends have a Merry Christmas. Wherever you are, know that we are thinking about you and are missing you. As you can see we have to be one of the most blessed families in the world. We feel so fortunate to be parents to these two beautiful girls and to know what our Savior did for us. It makes the difficult times so much easier, the good times even better. Once again, we love you all and if you are worried you won't be able to feel the true meaning of christmas, just be at our house on Christmas morning, and you'll get the chance to see two little girls and their pure simple joys, and their unconditional love. That's what christmas is all about. Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

NoVeMbEr, nOvEmBeR

Okay so we might be late at posting but that is better than never right? Well I won't bore you with details, but we had a nice November. It started out with Our Annual Holiday Dinner on the 1st, Molly starting preschool on the 3rd and ending with Thanksgiving and a haircut. Here are the pictures you've all been waiting for, however I need to apologize many of them are blurry, our camera has been very tempermental...I sure hope Santa is feeling very generous this year...haha.
The Oyler's Annual Holiday Dinner
Molly's first First Day of School picture. I can't believe we have a preschooler!
Smiling for dad after he dropped her off for her first day
And there she goes...our big girl
One day while I was cooking I could hear the girls giggling over in the corner, soon after Molly comes walking over pulling Annie along, and I know you can't tell very well but all those extra curves Annie is sporting aren't because of her holiday eating habits, they are actually letter magnets and she has all but two in her onsie I believe.
We watched one of our friends little boys one night and all of the kids insisted on sitting on the same little chair, the funny thing was they were all fine with it, as long as they were all on.
Here we are hanging out in Ikea. We had so much fun with the Swansons and we always look forward to fun times with them.
Here the girls are modeling their adorable aprons from Aunt Melissa....here is one side...
And here is the other.
Annie all tuckered out...these are rare moments so I like to capture them on the camera when they do
We love Annie's morning face...isn't it cute? And see her big sister (who is also adorable in the morning) wanting in on the action
But then when its her turn here she is trying not to smile, because she had to wait her turn...silly little girl
Molly learend all about Fire Safety on day at school and here she is showing me her hat and her cool pencil...isn't that face hilarious...I love pictures like this that just really show Molly's silly personality.
Here we are waiting for the big Tomball Holiday Parade...being from small towns we weren't expecting much, but boy did they put on a production, the parade lasted over two hours...the girls loved it (well Annie did once she had a sucker in hand), they did however have at least 25 seperate cars carrying girls who were going to be in the Miss Tomball pagaent that night, I guess that might have helped with the time thing.
More swing time at the park
We sort of forgot to take our camera out during our wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner. We had some very nice friends from our ward  that invited us over with another awesome family. It was such a nice day, Molly played the whole day with her friend Lindsey and Annie was content just walking around. The meal was excellent and the company better.  It was fun but we sure missed our families still. We did take a few family pics that evening though 
The real us
Molly's hair...we had never cut it before not even a trim (okay I did cut of some wingy things she had around 8 months old but I wouldn't count it as a hair cut) I was very nervous about this day, but not only did we cut it....
I actually did it myself! AHHH it was scary, but now I wish I would have cut more off.
Here is the after shot all dried and curled.
Well thats November...and don't stay away too long we already have lots of great happenings in December and you won't want to miss Annie's bad Santa photos, Molly's Rocking Songs, and much more. We love you all and hope you are really enjoying this Season. I know we are, we are so greatful for this time of year to really reflect on our lives and all the the Savior has given us. We are so blessed. We have so much to be greatful for. We love you.