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!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Week in Review

Out to dinner
Ready for church
Happy Birthday Nat and Dad!
Turkey Trot
Rach and Jen getting the turkey ready.
Griffin playing football
Wyatt, Griffy and Ashlyn
Brett and Rach
Brett brought his bounce Castle - the kids loved it!
Emery and Hallie making a Thanksgiving craft.
Grandma showing Brodee how to put the turkey together.
Griffin sporting his U of A hat! Congrats daddy - we love you!!

This past week was full of fun activities, good company and great food! First, we celebrated my dad and sister's birthdays by going out to eat and then having a yummy Sunday dinner. Then, we got some GREAT news - Ryan was accepted to transfer to the U of A medical school. We are so happy that we get to stay in AZ! Next, we had a fabulous Thanksgiving at Ryan and Jen's house. They were such good hostesses and the food was delicious! We are so blessed!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Happy Birthday T!!

Fun facts about my dad:

He is the oldest of 3 children and only boy.
He met my mom at a fireside.
She was wearing a short dress and he liked her legs!

They dated for over a year because T was afraid of commitment.
Over 30 years later, he's SO glad he finally took the plunge!!
My dad LOVES sports. He knows numerous facts about numerous sports and loves to go to sporting events with the boys.
This is a pic of Big T on a cruise. He LOVES going on cruises and has been on several.
My dad served his mission in Canada and has never lost his love for it. He has several shirts, bags, hats, etc. with the Canadian flag on them. He could talk about Canada all day!
And last but not least, my dad LOVES his family! He is the BEST grandpa and loves to hang out with his grandkids. He has already started buying toys for them for Christmas!

Happy Birthday dad! I hope you have a fun day. Thanks for all that you do for us! You are the best dad and so much fun to be with. We are SO lucky to have you as our father.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Here we go!

Griffin's first war wound (look at his forehead)
Taking all of the diapers out of the basket - daily occurrence
He loves to unroll the toilet paper then drag it around the house.

I can't believe my little Griffy is 9 months!! He is getting too big, too fast! Every stage is so fun and we love to watch him learn new things. He is crawling everywhere, pulling himself up, climbing up the stairs, and getting into everything!! We taught him patty-cake and he loves clapping his hands while we sing the song. Unfortunately, with all of his exploring and curiosity, come the falls and occasional owies. So, here we go!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Happy 24th Birthday Nat!

Here is a birthday tribute to the girl who....

                                        is the baby of the family
                                  loved to play dress up
                        slept with her "blankie" up until she got married 
                               is known as "the snoozer" in our family
                       can be found staring off into space - she's a thinker
                                     made a BEAUTIFUL bride
                      is the BEST younger sister and so much fun to be with
                                 graduated from the BYU Nursing program and currently works as
                                a Labor and Delivery nurse (might be the smartest Tucker girl)

I have always been close to my sister Nat.  We used to play house for hours and she would always let me dress her up and put make up on her.  We were college roommates for a year and had the best time living together.  Nat has such a kind heart and will be the best mom someday.  She is also a great fashion consultant!  I love you, Nat, and hope you have a fabulous birthday!!

Welcome to the fam

Yesterday, Dusty and Jade Gibb welcomed their first baby into the world.  Tate Nelson Gibb was born at 5:40am weighing in at 7lbs. 13oz.  As you can see in the picture, he is adorable!  We are so excited for the new addition to the Gibb family.  We look forward to meeting Tate at Christmas!  We love you Dust, Jade and Tate!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Spooky Spice

                                                  Oh, the Griffy guy!
                              Checking out the new San Tan village shops!
                          Our little chicken
                           Not so sure about this costume business!
                                            Trick or treat
                                 Griffin loving the candy bowl!
                                    Ry is the new rep for Apple computers