Monday, December 31, 2007

Who's Who....
I was looking back at pictures of when Mariyah was around the same age as Brooklyn and now I know why people are always saying how much alike they are. I love having 2 girls and it is so much fun for Brooklyn to wear some of Mariyah's dresses that she wore.
Let me know if you can tell which one is Mariyah and which is Brooklyn:) probably can but I thought it was fun to see their similarities(is that a word). They even have the same shoes on and bows and bracelets...I am amazed that I really kept all the accessories.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Our family had a fun Christmas and the girls enjoyed opening up gifts and Brooklyn had more fun with the wrapping paper than any of her toys. Here are a few of the pictures we took. One thing that Mariyah really wanted for Christmas was the Operation Spongebob game and Santa brought it for her and Brooklyn was so exicted to get a her own cell phone:)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Phoenix Children's Hospital
"The True Meaning of Christmas"
For the past few years our Family has adopted a family from the Phoenix Children's Hospital. The family that we bought gifts for had a baby who was born premmature and her family didn't have anything for Christmas. Maria also has many complictions and has spent her 6 months of life in the hospital. We were able to talk with the mom and buy toys for the children. It has been such a neat experience for our family and espeically for Mariyah to go to the store and pick out toys for the children and be a part of the amazing experience. This family has 3 children and unfortunently we weren't able to meet the siblings or the baby this year due to RSV going around the hospital. They won't even allow siblings go through the doors to see the babies. We were able to meet the mom and the feeling in the room when we met her was priceless and made me so grateful for the blessing of serving others and the feeling you get is more than words could ever express. May you all have a wonderful Christmas time with your family.

Ry had so much fun loading up the wagon and off we were to enter the hospital

Daddy with the girls and Mariyah siting in a wheel chair from the hospital

Mom and the girls

The Girls having lots of fun waiting by the Christmas tree to give the gifts and Mariyah is peeking through to see if she can see the mom coming to see us

Brooklyn is like...who are these crazy looking characters with such big ears:)

We were not able to see the baby because of RSV, but we were able to put a smile on the mom's face when we were able to present her with the gifts and hopefully the children will feel like "santa" came this year. We didn't put our names on the presents so that Santa could be a part of their Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Hi Family & Friends,
We wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your family. We have sent out 100 Christmas cards, but if we missed you we are sorry, but wanted you to see our Christmas picture this year. Enjoy the Holidays and we are thankful that we can keep in touch with our blogging friends:) I scanned in our card so please excuse the white around the picture.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Santa "Grandpa"
My Grandpa was Santa this past weekend at a school and I brought my newphew and girls to see santa. I didn't tell Mariyah that her Great Grandpa was going to be Santa, but shortly after we got there she figured it out. As you can tell by Brooklyn crying, she was extremely frightened of Santa. She is an extremely happy baby and I have never seen her so scared before. Mariyah kept saying, it's ok Brooklyn Santa is just Great Grandpa so you don't need to be scared. It was really cute. Santa was my mom's dad and my mom is with her "Santa" dad.