Friday, December 25, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009






















Friday, December 18, 2009

So, we waited in line for about 45 minutes. It consisted of screaming children and parents bickering with eachother. Alek cried all the way through the line, I dont know what was wrong with him. I actually think he is so much like his dad, that when he gets around the mall around Christmas time, he automatically gets moody! Haha! So anyway, he was whinning the entire time we were in line and when we actually got up to santa we were worried he was going to scream when he saw him! But as soon as I sat him down on Santa's lap, he was allllll smiles!! :) So it worked out.

Alek visits Santa ( and actually likes him) !


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Opening Season...







So this weekend was opening season and Cj could not have been more excited to get out there. Since living in Japan, he obviously was unable to go hunting. So anyway him and a friend went out hunting. ( I told him to take pictures while out...Im such a girl. haha!) The one picture was him shooting at a deer. No luck this trip. I am going out with him later today and I am stoked! Maybe I will be making some venison for dinner this week! :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Nothing new to report. No new is good news with us! Haha! I put up a video of Alek on the move and a couple pictures. :) Hope everyone is doing well.



Alek crawling

video

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hiking

We went up to Mt. Lemmon over this past weekend and went hiking. It was so fun..and exhausting. Hauling a 20 lb baby around on the front of you does not feel good on the back! :) But it was fun! Alek loved it. We went up to the ski lift ( we didn't go on it)-they had rides up to the very top, even when there is no snow on the mountain they keep the lift going so you can ride up and get off and hike the trails up there. I wasn't too fond of taking Alek on a ski lift with me, so we just hiked around at the top, instead of the VERY top. :) It was a good time, and a refreshing change of the dry heat in Tucson. It was cold, and I loved it! I look forward to the snow, they said within the month there should be snow up there. So when that happens, we will be taking another trip to the top to do some snowboarding!





















video

My favorite time of year!

So it's my favorite time of year! Christmas is so fun. Nothing is better than getting together with family and talking about good memories and decorating everything together! :) Growing up, we always spent Christmas at my grandma's house..and she would decorate every room in her house and it was so beautiful! Christmas this year will be very different however, Jonathan wont be here. He will be with his dad in Japan, so it will be my first Christmas away from him. It will be intresting, to say the least. The day after thanksgiving, Cj and I were out hanging up our Christmas lights and putting up our REAL Christmas tree! Yay!! Last year we woke up at 4 am to get a real tree from the BX in Okinawa, because they sold out so fast. My husband was determined to get a real one last year... haha! We did. This year, there was no waking up at 4 am and waiting in line. We drove right to the tree farm and picked one out! I was a little concerned at first with a very mobile baby and a real Christmas tree...as anyone could guess..I was worried about pine needles that shed endlessly from the tree daily and a baby who puts every little thing in his mouth thinking it's food! So far, so good. I have ran the vacuum every day, however, also. I am very excited to have my family come down to Arizona for Christmas! It has been YEARS since I have spent Christmas with them. Although, I was hoping to see a little snow on Christmas morning ( because it's just NOT the same without it--I will be taking a trip up the mountain to see snow). As soon as I am happy with the way the house looks, I will be posting a finished picture of it! I am not done putting up lights outside ( Cj thinks we are). So, pictures to come! In the mean time..while putting up the tree and drinking hot chocolate ( so yummy!) Alek found the garlin and thought it was the best thing ever! Ahhh the simple things, right?! He got all wrapped up in it and every time he grabbed ahold of it, he would let out this loud belly laugh and roll over onto it. Haha! It was the funniest thing to watch. I was worried about him putting the garlin in his mouth ( I am such a mom, I know), but surprisingly, he was not fond of the texture of it all. So he never tried to eat it..thank god. So anyway, I had to get pictures, of course. And...how can he go through life without a naked baby butt picture!? It was so cute, I couldn't pass it up. Now to store these away until he is about 16 and show all those girls! ;)

Decorating....