Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fun with Cousins

We had a short but fun visit with the Wilcox family from Washington. We only got to see them for a day, but we enjoyed hanging out with them. We took the kids to the new chipmunk movie and out to Fuddruckers(burger restaurant), then back at the house for animal concentration. We are sad they live so far away, but we look forward to another visit.
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Christmas Eve 2009

My family celebrates Christmas Eve together and this Christmas we went to Gabby and Sam's. We had a super fun time and the kids enjoyed themselves playing the wii and being goofy.
Here is Abuela with all the kids and the 4 dogs. Strudel joined their dogs for the festivities of course.
Gabby and Sam are the best!
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New Baby Cousin

We have a new baby cousin in our family. My sister-in-law Lix had her baby last Wednesday. Her name is Robin and she is super cute and chubby. Liz and the baby are doing well. We are so excited to meet her this Saturday.
Our family just keeps growing. We love our family. That's what it's all about. I love Heavenly Father's plan. I love the gospel. I am so grateful for my husband and our four children and I am so grateful for extended family. We have 5 cousins right now all under 18 months. Isn't that awesome?

Frugal Living and Menu Planning

Check out my "Adventures in Homemaking " blog. One of my New Year's resolutions is cutting down spending. I have been doing pretty well this last year in California, but I am constantly looking for ways to be frugal.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Missing the Baby Stage

I can hardly believe my youngest baby is almost 7. These are from her first birthday. Isn't she such a beautiful baby? I miss so much about that stage, but not the sleepless nights. I need my sleep. I must be getting old.
But I miss holding her and rocking her and I miss her chunky legs and cheeks.
I have had the hardest time with Carina growing up.

A couple of weeks ago she told me I treat her too much like a baby.

But other times, she tells me "Mom, I don't want to grow up. I want to be with you always."
I said, "But don't you want to get married?" She said, "Yeah, I do. " I said, "if you want to we can still be together. I'll just live with you." "She says, I don't think so, but you can live close by and visit."
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