2011 Family Video

Monday, December 24, 2007

The start of some wonderful traditions

This year for Christmas Eve, we did a couple of really fun things. We went to PJ's sister's house, where we all got to open some presents. It was fun to see all of PJ's family while they opened their gifts. After that, we spent the evening in Downtown Seattle. We bought a Carmel Apple Spice from Starbucks (great apple cider that we recommend to anyone), and went to Pacific Place. Every night at 6:00, it snows inside the mall. We watched it snow, and Dylan said it was a wish come true. We thought is was all the snow we would see, but that comes later. Then, we took a horse-drawn carriage ride though the city. It was wonderful to see the lights and then enjoy the decorations. Seattle during the holidays is truly a beautiful sight. Dylan and Peyton both slept through the carriage ride, which gave Rachell and I a chance to spend some time enjoying each other. Once we were home, we drank hot chocolate, lit a fire, and watched the Polar Express. It was a great evening, which inspired in us some of the Christmas spirit that had been forgotten. Christmas Day was just as amazing. We had our Christmas wish come true with some afternoon snow. We spent the afternoon at Rachell's parents house, opening presents and eating food. Overall, this was an amazing Christmas. Check the pictures below...

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Our boys crack us up...

So, we had two funny events happen today. First off, Dylan's ability to express himself has become a tremendous joy. Tonight, we were at the mall, and ran into Jason, one of our good friends. Jason was not wearing his glasses, and we could tell Dylan did not recognize him at first. On our way home from the mall, Rachell asked Dylan about Jason, and how he wasn't wearing his glasses. Dylan said that he didn't know him at first, and he thought Jason was trying to trick us. Then he said "Uh-oh, I think we've got a goofer on our hands." Rachell and I could not stop laughing.

Our second moment invovled Peyton. I swear, he must have met Houdini up there in heaven. Rachell and I were in the living room watching him play. Peyton was standing up, holding on to the back of Dylan's Fire truck. Background: Peyton is able - with a lot of effort - to pull himself up and walk, as long as he has something to hold on to, but he cannot walk by himself yet. Rachell and I both went into the ajoining room for a minute. When we came back, Peyton was in the exact same position, but his pants were off, and he was holding them in his hand. We have no idea how he got them off, or how he stood back up so fast, for that matter. Dylan was napping so we know it was a one man show. We took the picture below to document his first great escape.

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Christmas Season

If you haven't figured it out by now, we are not exactly the "textbook bloggers." We don't post on a daily, or even weekly basis with funny stories that make our lives interesting. We are more about posting pictures and various mediums that reflect who we are, and what we are into at the current moment. Of course, the majority of our content is centered around Dylan and Peyton. Regardless, we love sharing our little family with you, and hope that you enjoy the updates that we do post. Below is a copy of the Christmas card we sent out, with the accompanying message (click on the picture to see the enlarged version). Be sure to check back after Christmas for our 2007 family video, which will replace the 2006 video above. We hope the blessings of The Savior find you this Christmas season. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year.