Sunday, January 17, 2010

Brooklyn is 3!!!

Brooklyn turned 3 today and we celebrated her birthday party yesterday at the park. She had so much fun having a Dora birthday party and seeing all her friends. It was a wonderful birthday party and I know how much Brooklyn loved having her friends there and lots of family. She enjoyed opening up presents, having cake and playing in the sand.

We love you Brooklyn Dawn and Happy 3rd Birthday!!!!!

Brooklyn having fun in the sand

Her birthday was at the park but the kids enjoyed most of there time playing
in the sand.

Brookie loves the swings

Thank you Grandma for my Dora Balloon

I LOVE this picture of her Best Friend Ellie and Brookie.
They have been friends since birth.

Brookie was so excited for her Dora Cake

Parker and Elaya are Brooklyn's friends since they were babies:)

Friends at the party...not all of them because it was hard to get them all in the picture.

2nd attempt...

Her friends and sister loved seeing what she got

So Fun!!!

Elaya is Brookie's Best friend from when she was a baby:)

Grandma & Grandpa got her a dress up dress that she loves

She loves Dora and loved that the blow dryer really makes noise and blows air out

More presents

Great Grandma with Brookie & Great Grandpa in the background

Grandma & Brooklyn

Mommy with her Beautiful Birthday Girl

It's Cake Time

The girls in their church dresses

Cute picture of the girls on her Birthday

Princess Brooklyn

We went to my parents for dinner and Brooklyn got the Birthday Plate

Since some of my siblings werent able to make it to Brooklyn's party Saturday we had a little party at my parents and I made a cake. Brooklyn helped decorate with sprinkles and she did a really good job lol.


Carter & Aunt Sara bought Brooklyn an adorable sleeping bag/backpack with a water bottle

When Brooklyn woke up on her birthday the 1st thing she wanted to do was keep her jammies on and dress up. She cracks me up and has such a fun personality.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Christmas Picture Just Now

So I was looking through my parents camera today and found a lot of pictures from Christmas time that I am excited to post about.

I helped in Mariyah's class while they made gingerbread houses in her classroom

Great Job Mariyah

When she brought it home and I took a picture of her and then she ate the house:)

Cute Pictures of Ry

Smile Big:)

She loves to pose

The Clubhouse where we live had a Christmas party and it was tons of fun. Towards the end of the party in came Santa:). The girls were really excited and we even managed to get a family picture with Santa.

Our Family

The girls with Santa

This lady at the party had this dog that was dressed up and of course the girls both wanted to follow the dog around the whole night.

Mariyah wanted to hold the dog and Brookie liked walking the dog.

Mariyah ran the reindeer run at school. It was so cute because all the kids were reindeers running and being crazy!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

My Best Friends Wedding

My best friend Nikki was married on Tuesday December 29th and it was such a wonderful experience to see her sealed to her Eternal Companion.

When I moved to Arizona when I was 11 years old I met Nikki and we have been friends ever since. We have laughed, cried and shared great memories together. We have gone on lots of vacations and we also grew up in the same ward.

Nikki served a mission in Venezuela and I served a mission in Detroit and what was so amazing is that we were both in the MTC at the same time!! It was so fun to have my best friend at the MTC and get to chat a little while we were there.

I am so happy for Nikki and I am so happy that she married such an amazing husband. She has always been such a loyal friend and I am so grateful that I was in her wedding along with her sisters and a few close friends.

Her reception was a sit down dinner, dancing, and lots of fun! It was so wonderful to see Matt & Kim and Carol & Jared at the reception and hang out and chat with them:).

She had a salsa bar that was amazing and it was salsa from Columbia, Hawaii, Venezuala and Arizona. It represented where they have lived or have traveled.

Vanity Fair Pose

Gorgeous Couple

Beautiful Bride

In the bridal room