Friday, August 28, 2009

Quick Update

We've just been living, working and playing. It's great to be out of Rexburg and starting out somewhere else. We are living in a condo in Sumner for now until we find out where Chris is going to school. I am LOVING not being in an apartment. We took over my Dad's condo since he took off to St. George. It's fun because its like the gathering area of my bro and sisters.

Rexburg Apartment and Our new home in WA

Kailey has been staying with us until school starts. We've been doing a lot of dancing and Chris and I are teaching her how to drive. She has her permit and she is getting really good. I can't believe our little girl is old enough to drive. We also got to babysit Murphy for 10 days. Murphy is the Hayes family dog. He is pretty much the best dog ever. It is so cute how he sits up and begs whenever anyone is eating. It was fun and now we have puppy fever. We want one.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Our favorite Baby Girl!

I FINALLY got to meet my first little niece Lucy Lott! Christie and Lucy flew up for a visit and I just LOVED it! I could not get enough of that little girl. She has the sweetest little personality and is the best baby ever! I spent as much time with Christie and Lucy as I could and had a wonderful visit. I love my oldest sister Christie so much! She is so much fun and is one of my favorite people to just talk and hang out with. She is such a good Mommy and I know her and Daniel will have a great family. I am just trying to convince them to move up to Washington now...

Each family member with Lulu...






I took a million pictures and videos of Luce. Here are some of my favorites...
Lucy meeting cousin Avery for the first time. They are less than a month apart.


I was laughing so hard when I saw this. Lucy is asleep face first into Christie.


Oh my goodness! Her little sweatsuit was so precious and perfect for the beach!


I just love when she would snuggle into me. I could watch her sleep for hours.

First of all... I am amazed that Christie can french braid her own hair like that! Lucy is using the bling bling binkie I gave her when she was born! Love it!


Look at that little mouth


Just hanging out with auntie and unky!

In her cute swimsuit going to take her first dip in the Ocean!


She makes the greatest expressions!
We all love LUCY LOU!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

BEACHIN'

My sister Christie and her new baby Lucy flew up from Texas for a visit and to go with us to the Smith Family Reunion. We have loved having them here and I just love having the whole family (minus Daniel) within a half hour of each other. My family are just my favorite people in the world so it has been the greatest week! I have too many cute Christie and Baby pictures so that is going to have to be a separate post.

My Mom's side of the family has a reunion every year. Every other year it is on the Oregon coast at Neskowin beach. We love having Mellow because we were able to fit myself, Chris, Christie, Kimmie, Scottee and Lucy plus all of our luggage and make the 4 hour drive together.

We got there late Thursday night and everyone else had been there all week. So everyone else had pretty much done everything they wanted to so we just did our own thing. We did have fun doing the "reunion games" and having some extended family time. But the most fun we had was on Saturday when we just spent the day on the beach then went shopping in Lincoln City then had a bon fire with S'mores! When we're all together it's always a good time.
Christie, Lucy, Scottee, Kimmie, Kailey, Chris and Meliss
(Lucy has the cutest little face in this pic) Sand castle contest- my team built a Sand Barn- we lost Just jumpin on the beaches!
Conner Kids plus new family additions! Bro in law, Step Sis and Baby! Mom/Grandma with baby girl!
Kimmie chillin on Hammy the Hammock!
I love this picture! Grandma Smith reading the Nutrition info on the back of a RockStar. Scottee and Chris spent hours digging a huge hole! There they are with our little beach set up in the back. They had to stop digging when they hit water. Cousin Krista loved it!

I love these Cousins....they are so cute!This was the cutest thing. The boys making boundary lines in the sand for their football game. The other families ditched out so we had the greatest time with our family and our favorite cousins building a fire, making s'mores and playing one of the most entertaining games ever. Playing a game of Hand and Foot on our last night!