Saturday, December 29, 2007

Farewell 2007!

I can't believe Christmas has come and gone, but as always it has been a wonderful holiday season. Since Bailee was only 3 months old last Christmas and slept through pretty much all the festivities and such, it seems like it was actually her first Christmas. As you can see from the pics, she had fun playing with some of her new things, but it wore her out pretty quick. It was fun to be able to have our own little Christmas and do our own thing. It has been sooo nice having Josh home during his break and we have enjoyed every minute spending time as a family. We had a wonderful Christmas and really the only thing that could have made it better was a little snow. Sad, but I was actually excited on Christmas morning to see frost on the car windshields ;) Anyways, as the year ends and I reflect back on Christmas and the past year, 2007 has definitely been good to me. I have been so blessed and can't think of much more to say except that LIFE IS GOOD! Hope you all have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Meow = Sniffle, sniffle, sneeze

We spent a couple of days at Josh's parents house. We had a great time, and of course with any Dean get together lots of yummy food. It gets pretty crazy with all the grandkids running around, but suprisingly everyone made it through the week without any serious injuries. As for the picture with the cat, it's kind of a long story...I'll give you the shortened version. When Josh and I first got married we stayed overnight at his parents' house. In the middle of the night I woke up and could hardly breathe, I was so miserable that we ended up sleeping at someone else's house. To get to the point, Mama Dean ended up giving her cat away so that Josh and I could visit without any itching and sneezing...bless her heart. Well, from then on, it has been an ongoing joke. I have received everything from cat socks to this artificial cat that Mama Dean gave me this year. I feel bad that she sacrificed her furry little friend, but just wait, I'll get her back...someday.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

True Idaho Spud!

In my opinion, no one is a true Idahoan unless you played with Mr. Potato head as a child. While we were in Rexburg Bailee played with some of my old toys that mom had kept. Bailee actually enjoyed playing with the same Mr. Potato head that I played with as a youngster. I think the picture of Kacie and I is pretty funny since Kacie has a black eye, I swear it wasn't me (or maybe it was...who knows!) and also because the pacifier I am sucking on looks more like a door knob. Okay, so they don't make toys like they used to, but the pacifier has definitely come a long way!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Home Sweet never gets old!

In the words of Dorothy "There's no place like home." Josh is lucky enough to get four weeks off for school so we took advantage and left the day after finals to head to Utah. Tristen (Miller) Brigman got married on Friday in the Mt. Timpanogos temple. She looked beautiful and I know she'll make a great wife to Dan. We enjoyed the festivities and seeing friends, and also being able to spend quality time with grandpa and grandma Peterson. Those of you who know them, know what great hosts they are and it was worth the flight just for grandmas breakfasts! A storm came through Utah so we stayed an extra night, so we didn't get to Rexburg until Saturday. Tyler came from Boise so we were able to see him as well. Josh and I had a couple of things that we definately wanted to do while in town, one of which was skiing. We went to Grand Targhee and pretty much had the mountain to ourselves (probably due to the fact that it was freezing...well colder than freezing and snowy, which equals lousy visibility). Despite the conditions, which were really only towards the end, we had a great time! We were reminded yet again, how much we love, love, love the mountains and skiing (and Josh snowboarding) :) Anyhow, we had a great time on the slopes and took advantage of the hot tub almost every night...ahhh (another thing we were reminded of loooving). Bailee was in heaven with so much room to play and run around in at her grandpa and grandmas house compared to our small apartment. Cooper and Bailee got along great and it was fun watching them play together and fake laughing when the other one laughed. Now, we've tried to be good parents and teach Bailee not to call other kid's names. However, whenever she said "Cooper" it sounded more like "Pooper" and I am worried (for Coop) that this might be a sign of what the future holds...sorry :) Well, all in all we had a great time and we're glad we were able to spend time (too short of time, of course) with family. It was great to see everyone, we love and miss you all and hope you have a great Holiday!
p.s. as if this blog isn't already long enough, there are lots of pictures below!!!

Grandpa, I mean Santa came to visit Kacie's house. Bailee clearly was not a fan and I felt bad for making her sit there while we took a picture, she was not a happy camper!! However, she was a huge fan of taking ornaments off the Christmas tree and has even been known to break a few. Oh well, at least we got her to crack a smile!

"Here comes the bride...go T-dog"! :)

Bailee's first time playing in the snow. Okay, maybe not playing, but touching the snow. Well, maybe not about the first time we tried to get Bailee to like the snow. I'd like to think we were successful.

Yep, in case you couldn't recognize my nose...that's me! Like I mentioned, it was a bitter cold day to go skiing, so I made sure nothing was exposed (I guess my nose escaped :) Also a disclaimer about the helmet. I don't usually wear it, but I wore it for a couple of reasons. First of all, my husband is what I like to call accident prone, to put it lightly. He gave me the line "I'll wear my helmet if you wear yours"...enough said. Secondly, as a safety precaution. It was the first ski trip of the season, I wasn't sure just how rusty I'd be. And simply because it was a whole lot warmer than the knit hat I brought home. There you have it.

It's a good thing her daddy is going to be a Dentist, cause as long as there is a grandma around there is going to be way too much sugar on those little teeth. Bailee ate the whole piece of licorice (minus what she left on her face and the high chair, which I think actually equals about a half a piece.)

Crazy Bailee...she was playing in some bandanas (long story as to why I have a bandana in every color) so I tied one on her head. I thought she would rip it off, but she kept it on, and I think she thought she was pretty cool.