Saturday, January 17, 2009

Going backwards - To almost NOW!

So this blog is going to be a little different because usually I like to post about everything with a million photos, but because I'm so behind, I'm just trying to post one picture for each event. So the post is still normal Beatty size! And yes, it is going backwards. Matt is not around to help edit and rearrange the photos for me. SO forgive me.

Night sledding!! It is so awesome. I love this photo because Matt could not walk up the hill. He kept falling. He ended up crawling!

New Year's Eve party at Carrie's and Brandon's.

It was a fun blast. Matt found us a great babysitter from Craigslist!

But first we took the kids to Provo's First Night. They had everything from fire dancers, carnival games, face painting, free photo booth pictures, eating contests (Jarom's favorite), girls from beauty salons doing hair. Just tons of shows, live music and a million things to do. I felt bad that we only had a few hours there with the kids.

This is how we found Art after the dance party. Matt and I got a kick out of it.

At the dance party. I had to put this in because every time I go home (back to CA) I'm always hoping to run into old friends but NEVER do. So this was the first in three years!! hurray!

Matty and I danced the night away. I wish I had a million more pictures of this party because it was just about the most fun I had in a long time. Crazy fun dance moves from everyone packed into Heather's home.

This is what we call "cook a fire". The kids love helping grandpa and even great grandpa this time burning all their brush. They work long and hard on the land and we get to enjoy their hard work with bonfires. We roasted turkey dogs and marshmallows with the cousins.

Day after Christmas. Bell and Jarom rolling around on their new favorite gifts.

Christmas day!!

Christmas Eve with Mary, Jesus and Joseph.

We got to Placerville just in time to Christmas carol.

Christmas morning at our home. We woke the kids up at 3 am. Matt and I were worried about getting to Placerville for Christmas because it had been snowing for two days straight, so we left early.

Our humble Christmas. Each kid had three things under the tree. I was worried that they would be upset. But everything worked out perfectly. It was very Merry!

Temple lights

Visiting santa's reindeer.

Zoo lights!!


heather said...

hooray! it was so good to finally get an update of all your fun family adventures. i can't believe how fun provo's first night sounds! oey looks so handsome in that picture and in the bottom one too, with his huge smile! what a bunch of cuties. you guys caught a great photo of art too. can't wait for him to see that...artie in all his glory! the night sledding brings back good memories, and i'm jealous of the guy with the time!!! your blogs always remind me just how much FUN FUN FUN there is to be had out in the world. also, yeah for seeing people you used to know! i am honored that it happened here at my house. i love you guys all so much!

Momma said...

I want to see all the pictures from these outings! I can't believe how much you all pack into your lives. It was so fun being with you at Christmas. Tell my grandbabies not to grow up too fast...I wish I could hold back time. I feel like I didn't get to see you enough for the short time you were here. I miss you all and love you all so much, Nana