Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years

Saved for a future blog: I'm a Michael Kors girl.

Thank you to all my friends and family for a great 2011, here's to 2012!

My neighbors garbage

Post Christmas pick up. Some had more fun than others. Personally I'm dying to know what happened to the other paddle with all that beer.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Who said it????

"Now you just need a Travel Marge" (this is John, Alice and Jeffery)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

The many faces of my second born

(Alternate title: For James Part 2)

In the last 48 hours REM has photographed many different looks: one that we both questioned if it was her at all :)

Love you my middle - I mean by beautiful second born!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas From the Laurel House*

2011 was amazing and full. We are blessed beyond measure!

-Travels included: Utah, California, Nevada, Texas, Budapest, Todo Santos, Ohio, Jamaica and Indiana (and one staycation over 4th of July)
-Our backyard oasis is almost complete!
-Ash and Laura remain working in Healthcare IT. Laura is starting a new role with Dell at the end of January

Our brilliant children:
-Lex equals school and work. Big news is that she started watching football, settling on her sisters team and cheering for the Colts
-Jess graduated from hair school and continues with school to get her degree. She is now working for Dell :)
-Miranda is experiencing high school including Homecoming and Winter Formal . She hates geometry, is preparing to drive. She sings and sings and sings.
-Rachel is sports. She made the school swim and basketball team. Her basketball skills have improved significantly, even making the coach's blog a couple times. She is also over achieving at academics
-Camdyn made the competitive soccer league and begins play in January. She loves fourth grade and is thrilled to have ELP to challenge her brain.

-Our teams Chargers (Ash and Laura) , Cardinals (Miranda and Rachel) and Colts (Lex and Jess) are playing terrible (7-7, 7-7, 1-13) . Camdyn has selected the Patriots and is doing just fine at 11-3
-We only took the motorcycles out twice

*Ash hates this term. But we have determined it is much easier to say than the Shehata's, Young and McKay's

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Grandkids on Christmas Eve

Marjorie and Jeffrey
Larrissa, Raea, Herston and Ethan
Owen, Max, Emma and Daria
Miranda, Rachel and Camdyn

(Lex was carrying salsa and Jess was carrying tamales to the car)
Clark, Dallin and Sophia

I love Ruth continued

This includes a tongue battle

I love Ruth

Very few people can hold their own when Ruth decides to strengthen you up. This woman is strong,confident,passionate, and just may play dirty.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Pics Behind the Scenes

THANK YOU to the patient 30 family members (and Lauren and Will) who participated in the historians requiement of a family photo! Cant wait to see the final pics :)