Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

We had a wonderful Christmas season seeing lots of light, listening to beautiful Christmas music, serving others and loved receiving all your Christmas cards & pictures. We had Christmas Eve dinner at Macayos and then we went to my parents and the girls opened up their new jammies. When we got home the girls were excited to open up presents from Grandma & Grandpa that live in Utah because they were going to open them while they were on skpe. They're skype wasn't working but the girls opened up their gifts and we each loved what we got. Thank you to his mom who also sent us gifts from Alaska. The girls are excited to go to Alaska this summer and see Grandma & Grandpa and their baby cousin Amare:). We love you!!!!

The girls loved opening up Christmas gifts and Brooklyn was so excited that Santa brought her the Elefun game. She loves that game and it's really fun to play. Mariyah was so excited because Santa brought her a playhouse although she has lots she had a certain one that she wanted and she got it. It's actually a rug with a playhouse and it's really nice and easy to store. We went to my parents house at noon and the girls opened up presents their with their cousin Carter. Thank you to my parents for all the wonderful gifts for the girls. The girls love their dolls and loved spending time at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Also this year for Christmas I made my mom a calendar of the 6 siblings of us growing up and it was so neat to give my mother such a wonderful gift. Joshua gave me an amazing gift that I am so excited to use this next year. He gave me an envelope and inside it said a round trip ticket to wherever I wanted to fly to. He will stay home and watch the girls while I travel for a few days to visit a friend and I think I already have an idea of where I want to go:).
Hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas season and we feel very blessed this year:)

Christmas at my Parents house

Olsen Family with the Calendar I made my mom from all of her children.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mariyah's Soccer party & Trophy

Mariyah did great this soccer season and she had an end of the season pizza party at the park. She loves her trophy and it's her 1st year playing and I am sure she will be playing for lots more seasons:). She is so excited about her trophy that she wanted to hold it while she slept. I said it would probably be a good idea if she put it on her shelf that way she didn't break it.

Mariyah's Professional Picture

This is the cake I ordered for her party. These were their colors and their
team was the bumble bees.

She loves her trophy even though they spelled her name wrong!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mariyah lost her 1st tooth

Mariyah has been anticipating the day she would finally loose a tooth!!! The day finally came and she is so happy that the tooth fairy brought her money.

She was so funny because I said ok let me take a picture and it was hard to get a good view until she did a mad face and then you can really see it.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Joshua's 30!!!

Joshua turned 30 yesterday!! The girls and I made him breakfast and served it to him in bed(he was out of bed and Mariyah said dad go back to bed because we have a surprise for you).

We made him a poster with different candy sayings and the girls had fun decorating it and giving it to him. We went to church and after church I spend time in the kitchen making him a lava cake which was a first for me. I am happy to report that when everyone ate it they said it was good so I hope they were telling the truth lol.

I made dinner at our place and took it over to my parents and my mom was also cooking part of the meal. We had Orange chicken, spicy garlic and kung pow chicken and fortune cookies etc. Overall it was a wonderful day and Joshua wanted to say thank you to the family who gave him gift cards and for all the phone calls:).

Birthday Dad and his girls

The fun poster we made

I love this picture

Cute picture

This is the only picture of me on his birthday holding the cake. He was looking at Mariyah but did blow out the 30 candles:)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend
We had a wonderful thankful thanksgiving with lots of family:). My mom's 2 brothers came as well as their families and my grandparents. The girls had so much fun jumping on the trampoline with my cousins and having a great time. I am thankful for such a wonderful thanksgiving and for all the memories we shared with family thanksgiving weekend.
My mom, sister, Aunt and I also got up on black Friday at 4:15am and we headed to go shopping. It was so crazy but lots of fun and the best part was the amazing deals we got. I love deals so it was well worth the lack of sleep(since I went to bed at 1am) for the great deals.
We also went on my grandparents pontoon boat and the weather was gorgeous and such a perfect day to go on the lake. The girls had fun playing on the boat as well as the playground.
Overall it was an amazing weekend and can't wait for next thanksgiving when all my cousins and their families are here from California:). I have more pictures from my parents camera that I will post sometime soon:)

My Uncle Chris with Brooklyn. This is my mom's youngest brother

My Beautiful Grandma

Looking at the ads for Black Friday

My mom with her brothers and her parents(Her sister was with her kids in California)

The cousins getting ready to go on the boat

Brooklyn enjoying the boat

Looking at the water

The girls and I having fun

Mariyah playing

Cutie Brookie on the slide

us on the boat