Tuesday, December 29, 2009

santa box

I always had one of these growing up. To be honest I even got them when I was married and didn't have a kid. This year it was so fun because Ever got one. She called it her santa box all on her own and she never forgot to ask for it! She loved it!

Very blessed!!!

Christmas was awesome! Ever is one lucky little girl. She got spoiled to death by 3 sets of grandparents and mommy and daddy. Mostly though she was surrounded by love! So were we. It was so nice to see family, I am sorry Ever was sick and cried most the time! It put a damper on things a bit, but we still had a great time! Thanks everyone for making this the best Christmas!
First round, opening presents from GRAMMY!!!!

She did well, got Ever a ton of Dora stuff, which is her favorite right now, and a darling bike! Thanks Grammy we love you!
Christmas Morning, Ever and I were sick, we still went on, it was Fun! She was definitely overwhelmed, she still doesn't know how to play with all her stuff! She loves the Castle from Grandma and Papa Marlin, plays with it all the time!
Off to see Papa, Yaya, aunt Maddy and uncle Adam! They way over did it as well. She got a princess castle tent! She loves it and plays in it all the time! Thanks for coming to see us, we loved seeing you guys!

Trying to get a picture of all the little kids is a challenge! Old papa gave all the great grandkids $5. It was so cute, Ever still talks about it and bought a baby today with it, she didn't get one for christmas and was a bit disappointed, now she has one!

We had a great christmas, hopefully next year we will all feel well. 2 sick christmas's in a row is no good!!!

We got to see Brianna and Amelia. I didn't bring my camera of course and Ever cried to much, but it was great to see them. Amelia is so stinking darling!

Monday, December 21, 2009

the card!

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope to see as many of you that read this as possible! That's the best part about Christmas anyway!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

catch up, 20 months

We see santa all the time. This is the 3rd time actually. She loves him. She is so festive, she totally loves every holiday. Right now she talks to all the decorations and especially my santa. It is a bit taller than her and she just loves it, she says I love you santa, and merry christmas. She cracks me up. I found her showing her baby the christmas tree the other day, she was saying look baby, the christmas star, its pretty! She always carrying a baby or animal around now and talks to them. I love her personality, she is very sensitive though, kinda sad sometimes. She is very loving and thoughtful, always kisses you better when she hurts you or anything. I really can't believe she is 20 months old. I say that every month, but there is a 2 in front of the number now and its freaking me out.

the house is decorated, well at least as much as its going to be. it was a challenge getting it up, but only a few things were broken!
we painted our bedroom, I love it. It sounds dumb but I am pretty sure we will sit in front of it for our christmas card photo, I am loving the color in a picture!
This was when we got home from our overnight trip, Ever and I were happy to see eachother, she is so fun!
She loves Tegan, they play pretty well together. She also loves her cousin Andrew, they just laugh at eachother, he is 4 and I think gets a little annoyed by her sometimes, but he is a trooper and plays with her.

This is our only family picture from thanksgiving,is it my favorite picture? not at all, oh well!
trying to get a picture of all the second cousins, kinda funny, Ever is a crazy child in all of them, she looks like a pirate in the top left one.
The Barnes
We had a great day, food was delish! Can't wait for next year!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This little girl is full of it!
Hope these pictures make you laugh like they did me, she was so hyper this day!
She totally does the splits, and somersaults perfectly. I decided to get her in a little class at a gym by my house called FLIPS!!!

These are the only 2 pictures grandma got before her camera died, but she loved it. The teacher said that it would take her probably 4 or 5 times to want to stay in the group and not run around. She was shocked that after 50 minutes she had participated in all the things we did. She actually told me that she listens very well and is a good girl. Don't hear that often. This is going to be so fun to do every week together. She seriously loved it and was so cute! She even danced along with an older class to there christmas routine, she is so stinking funny!
Tegan and Ever are so cute, they totally play now and we caught them holding hands in the car the other night. it was dark so they had no idea the picture was coming, so cute!

They had a blast at ikea to!
Rhett and I on his bday, before our dinner and movie night!

Tara made Rhett a yummy cake!

Rhett and I went to the Jazz game last night and stayed at the Radisson hotel downtown for our anniversary. Rhett set it all up and surprised me, it was a lot of fun and so nice to spend some quality time together. We left Ever over night for the first time, I was so nervous, but she loves her auntie and they said she was great. I sure was excited to see her this morning! Thanks Guys for watching her, it was way nice!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

27 & 5

My hubby is 27 today!! Happy Birthday babe! Ever and I love you more than anything. Thanks for all you do for us, we hope you have the best birthday!

5 Years

Rhett and I were married 5 years ago, Nov. 20th 2004!
Best thing I have ever done.
I was so happy that day, and get happier every day.
I would not be the person I am today if it wasn't for Rhett.
I truly know that he is the only one for me. I have always felt it.
He is the only person I have, and will ever love.
I get to spend forever with him, and it still isn't long enough.

He knows me so well, maybe to well.
He puts up with me, that is hard to do.
He gave me Ever, the best gift in the world.
She looks just like him which is so nice because now I can see him even more.
He loves me, he loves Ever, and would do anything for us.
We would for him to!

I am truly so lucky to have him by me every day and night!
He is the greatest person, hardest worker, so creative, handy, and funny.
He can be silly, he is a worrier, he is focused, and loving.
He can play babies, and do girly things with Ever.
He colors with her and passes on his amazing talent of art, which he won't admit he has, but he does. He can truly draw anything, and is very good at it.
He listens to me talk about names and babies all the time, rarely gets frustrated.
He cares about the house looking nice as much as I do.
He can build anything, truly!
He can fix anything with spray paint.
He can't take a bad picture!
He has a tan all the time, which annoys me actually.
Picks his fingernails constantly.
Plays with my hair whenever I ask, so nice of him.
Most important is the love he has for his daughter, it makes me cry just typing it. He can tell if we have had a rough day, he takes over and never loses his patience with her. BEST dad to his little girl! That alone makes me love him more than I can say. If everything else went away, that would still be enough for me. She is so lucky to have him as her daddy! And I am the luckiest girl, he chose me and I will always be so grateful for that. He was meant for me!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

hobby or obsession? both!!!

I am not a photographer, I really don't want to be one either. But if you know me at all you will know that I love pictures. I always have, that has always been my form of decorating. Some may say I have to much up, to me it's never enough. I think that there is nothing more interesting to look at. I guess you can tell I love them by the amount I have taken of Ever.

Anyways, two of my cousins asked me to take pictures on sunday. We started with my cousin Melesa's family. It was her, her hubby Jeff, and her three step daughters, Ashley and Danielle, who are twins, and Emily. It was a lot of fun and we stumbled across this place on accident, and ended up staying there the whole time. Aren't those 3 girls darling, they actually came up with all the ideas mostly and were fun to photograph. I tell everyone that I dont have the training, knowledge or equipment, so please don't expect much. But I do love it and will capture you as well as i can!

After that family my other cousins showed up,different side of the family, with the color they were wearing and being that they didn't know eachother, I really wanted to go back to that spot. I have never done this before, didn't even realize I had filled my whole card up, and had no back up. We had to use Tara's camera for a but which I am not familiar with, those pics are good, a little blurry since I don't know the settings as well, but it was nice to have it. We wandered over to an old museum. It is no longer in use, but the owner called it his front lawn. He has absolutely no signs posted that say no trespassing, but felt that he should call the cops on us. We werent doing anything wrong, we were not even touching the stupid building, our car was parked on the road and we were always in plain sight. Some people are crazy. His wife was taking our pictures, it was hilarious. He said he was a cop, the cops showed up and said, they are not doing anything wrong, you have no signs, and they let us go. wow, all that over a old abandoned building. We got some darling shots though. Bryce is a senior so we did his pictures for that. Then snapped some family ones. I remember bryce and britney as babies, it is so sad they are this old. They used to come stay with us all the time, and I truly feel like they are my little brother or sister.

Gina Britney Bryce and Justin

The Loosle Clan




Jeff and Melesa