Wednesday, January 25, 2012


New Year's weekend we spent down in UT. New Year's Eve is one of my favorite holidays. No stress just a party! New Year's Eve day our family was ALL together and we decided to go to the temple. We got dressed up, found babysitters, and were on our way. Until we discovered that the temple closes by 10 on New Year's Eve. Whoops. Then we got to have Christmas #2 with my family. It was perfect.

Annie NEVER holds still for pictures anymore. Ever. So with my camera she's blurry in just about all my pics. Oh well, you get the idea.

Trying to get a pic. of the two girls in their skirts Kiera made. Not happening.

My little fam :)

We rang in New Year's just like allways, minus the snowman and snow. Tons of fireworks, family, and friends.

At least my dad didn't shoot fireworks at children this year. Just our neighbor's roofs.

Something for everyone.

Happy New Year!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Merry Chirstmas!

Christmas was wonderful once again. Nothing beats this time of year. This year we spent Christmas in Boise and it was so great to be with ALL of the Bairds (even Brad who skyped from Jamaica almost the entire Christmas day).
Christmas Eve was hilarious with a late night visit from Santa (will Annie ever forgive me?), dinner, Christmas Eve program, ugly sweaters, pj openings, and a white elephant gift exchange. Here's a few candid shots of almost everyone.

Annie was not a fan of Santa. But I am a cruel mom and made her sit on his lap (Adam is a kind soul).

The Christmas Eve festivities were a little late, so after Annie was traumatized by Santa we put her to bed. :) We did our own Christmas Eve singing with Annie, and here she is joining in. Christmas just gets better every year with her!

Christmas morning was glorious. So many presnts and surprises. All the kids walked around sharing and playing in the wrapping paper. Annie loved her baby and elmo chair, but mostly her cousin Sophia's cat. Luckily she didn't notcie we didn't take it home.

Thank you Drapers and Bairds for a perfect and wonderful Christmas!!!