Sunday, December 28, 2008

Our Christmas Miracle!!!!

This Christmas was really great! We had a ton of fun with the girls watching the sweet, excited, surprised expressions on Christmas morning, caroling and dropping off goodies to friends on Christmas Eve, teaching them more about Christ's birth, sending and receiving the Christmas cards and putting them up for display, playing in the snow, attending Christmas parties, going to Grammy Judy's for Christmas and just being together! I love my family and feel very blessed.

For the Miracle part......we found out we are pregnant and due in August and are very excited! For me and my sweet family that was the very best Christmas present of all. Alyssa is already asking me daily "Mom, what does the baby look like today?"......maybe I shouldn't have told her quite so early but its fun to have the girls involved!

Beller opeing her gift from Lys on Christmas Eve (princess flashlight)
Alyss opening her sweet purse from Booboo
The girls is their awesome princess jammies from the Fife's! They looooove these, thanks guys!
Alyss in one of her Christmas sweater's (really mom a Christmas sweater?.......)
Christmas morning in the new dress ups!
Bella on her prize possesion and is it just me or does Alyss look like part of that box?
Daddy and his girls getting ready to play in the snow!
Christmas dresses!
Settling down for a long winter's nap!
This is how Ryan found them snuggled up together in Lys's bed on Christmas night, how sweet are they!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Takin one for the Loftin Team :)

This picture is a little blurry, my apologies. For our ward Christmas party last weekend there was a talent portion. There was a sign up sheet that floated around one Sunday and I of course signed us up to sing and dance! I continually told my family all week "ok guys we've gotta get somethin together for the Christmas party but nothing......... So it came down to Ryan asking Alyss that morning if she would like to sing at the talent show and she said "yeah dad, sure!!" She practiced up on I am a Child of God and when it was her turn (Ry had coached her with her intro before hand), she bravely went up in front of a packed gym full of people chowin down on their dinner and said this "Hi Everyone, I'm Alyssa.........Merry Christmas!" and then she sang the sweetest 1st vs. of I am a Child of God I have ever heard.

Way to take one for the team sweetie, you did a beatiful job and made mommy cry happy tears!
Bella did try to make a grab for the microphone and not knowing what she had prepared Ry snatched it from her. But she stated that she wanted to sing too. Later on this week we were driving home from somewhere and Alyssa said, (totally out of the blue).....Dad, Heavenly Father is going to put you in time out for not letting Bella sing.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Would love to show you our Thanksgiving pics...............

However, my sweet 3 almost 4 year old decided to be in charge of taking some pics at some point while we were at Grammy's and erased all of our Thanksgiving pics. You may ask yourself was I angry or frustrated about this??? Let's just say after I gave Alyssa a good talking to about how the camera is not a toy.... yada yada yada, I put myself in timeout. About an hour later I told my mother in law it was time for me to stop pouting about it, what's done is done. But seriously though one of the pics I had was truly priceless and I have thought of re-enacting it but don't think we'd do the original justice. I guess this helps us to know what to get her for Christmas! So...... this is a tribute to my precious girl who I cannot stay upset with !

So the skinny on Thanksgiving or the fat whichever way you want to look at it:
1) taught Uncle Kent how to make/eat the oh-so-yummy white choc. covered rice crispy treats 2) watched movies every night after the kids went to bed w/Uncle Kent until we were delirious
3) Turkey Din din with all the trimgs at the church with Gram Marty's Fam @ 1pm
3.5) Time to purge ourselves and get ready for Round 2!
4) Turkey Din with Great Gram and Gamp Loftin back at the Loftins same day @ 5pm
5) Black Friday Shopping with Marty, (didn't get up too early tho and still got the deals which we were very proud of :)
6) Bowling extravaganza with Uncle Kent
7) The guys took their ritual fishing trip
8) And we finished our trip with a GLORIOUS VICTORY over the BEAVS!!!!!! 65-38 GO DUCKS BABY!!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Lyssie Lou Who!!!

Pretty hard to be very upset with this face darnit.
Lys and Bellie Boo snuggling!
Dance your lil jig girl. :)
And here is the Head Turkey!