Sunday, December 30, 2007

Recent Festivities


What a little hunk!
Rach, Griffy and my dad on Christmas Eve.
The girls sportin' their new pajamas on Christmas Eve!
Way to represent those Sun Devils!
We acted out the nativity with the Gibb fam. Dave and Jo Lene were the cows!
Nate was a great wiseman!
Griffin wasn't too sure about his costume but he sure looked cute with it on!
Griffin's first time to sit on Santa's lap! And, apparently, his first time to see a beard!
Ry got some Mini Martinelli's for our anniversary.
For our anniversary, we had dinner at Houston's (yum) then watched a movie and drank some bubbly! Thanks, honey, for a fun night out! And thanks to Rach and Brett for watching Griff!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ry + Holl = 4 years


Today is our 4 year anniversary!! Since Ryan and I have been married, we have lived in 3 different states, been in and out of medical school and had Griffin. It's been an adventure! A fun one, at that! I'm so lucky to have Ryan as my husband. He is so good to me and I love him so much! Happy Anniversary Ry Ry!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

10 months and holiday treats

My baby is 10 months! He is SO busy and always moving from one thing to the next. He loves to throw the ball, take baths, play in the cupboards and fridge, and recently started saying "mama and dada."








On Monday, my mom, sisters and I got together to do some holiday baking. We made puppy chow, peppermint bark, white chocolate popcorn and peanut butter krispies with chocolate. We had fun and got our fill of sugar for the week! Thanks to Rach for letting us use her kitchen and to "T" for getting us lunch. Good times with the girlies!!



Sunday, December 9, 2007

Favorites

I was tagged to write random facts about myself. Instead, I decided to post some of my favorite things. Here they are in no particular order:


Love, love, love this toothbrush! It changed my life. My teeth feel SO much cleaner when I use this.
I bought these knives about a year ago and absolutely love them. They cut everything!

This is the cereal I eat everyday for breakfast. Tasty, healthy and filling! My fave!

This is my new favorite lip balm. It isn't too thick and it doesn't taste weird. It's perfect!

Asics is my favorite brand for running shoes.

What would I do without my Chi flat iron?!! It has been with me for over 4 years and still works it's magic. I love my Chi!
Prescriptives bronzer is a must for me. I feel pale without it!


This is my favorite ice cream! I have to have Breyers vanilla, nothing else.


L-O-V-E this stroller! Even if I wasn't a jogger, I would buy it. It has a smooth ride and is so easy to maneuver. I use it everywhere!

I use a couple of Mary Kay products. I love this moisturizer. It totally moisturizes without feeling thick or greasy. Love it!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sorry Mom

Ok - so she was only engaged 4 times before meeting my dad.  Oops!  

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mom!!

Celebrate! It's Lana's birthday!!
Fun facts about my mom:


Lana is the youngest of seven children. She shares her birthday with her mom, Viva. Nice glasses mom!
My mom was engaged 6 times before she found her true love Terry!! Yes, I said SIX!
Lana grew up in Snowflake, AZ. She was a Snowflake High cheerleader and a rodeo queen.
My mom has so many good friends who love her! She is always talking to friends on the phone or going out to lunch with them.
Lana is a primper! She has been known to use lots of hairspray to get her hair just right! She always looks so cute!
My mom LOVES her family! She is such a good mom, wife and grandma. She is always checking up on her kids and grandkids to make sure everyone is ok.
Lana is a Wal-mart employee! Just kidding. She got this vest as a birthday present 2 years ago. She looks good in it though! She actually hates shopping at Wal-mart - "too crowded."
My mom is famous for her "Indian song." She sings a song about an Indian in an Indian type of voice. It's hilarious and often requested at family gatherings!
My mom is the BEST grandma! She loves to play with her grandkids and give them candy. The grandkids love to spend the night with Grandma. She plays games with them, takes them to the dollar store, and fills them up with bubble gum and chocolate milk!!

I love you, MOM! Thanks for being the best mom a girl could ask for. You have such a kind and tender heart. You are a good listener, great shopping partner, good cook, have a fun sense of humor and set a great example for your family. You always dress so cute, even if you are a Senior Citizen!! I love you, mom, and hope you have a fabulous birthday!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Rach!!

Random facts about Rach:


She is the oldest girl in the family (her and Ryan are 16 months apart)
Rach always had the biggest hair growing up. She used/uses tons of hairspray and knew how to fluff bangs perfectly!
She is such a fun, big sister to have! We always laugh when we are together and get along so well.
This is Rach in Nat's graduation cap and gown. She is just one credit away from getting her Associates degree!
Growing up, Rach always got to choose the restaurant we were going to eat at. Whatever!
As the oldest and wisest sister, Rach always gives great advice to Nat and I. We look up to her great example!
She has been married to Brett for 10 years. What a lucky guy!
Rach loves desserts! She loves to eat them and bake them. For her favorites, refer to a recent post on her blog.
She is a great baker! She is always baking cookies and looking for new recipes to try.
Rach is the best aunt to Griffin. He loves to play at her house and she is always so excited to see Griffy!
Rach is the BEST mom!!! She is so patient with her 4, cute kids. She does fun stuff with them all the time. I am always calling her for motherly advice!

Other facts about Rach: Cleans/organizes her closet once a month, is OCD about wiping her counters until they are spotless, plays the piano very well, is a HOT mama, so easy to talk to, so fun to be with and so nice to everyone. I hope you have a fun birthday, Rach! Thanks for being the best, older sister!