Monday, December 29, 2008

Fa la la la la la la la la la.....Tis the Season to be Jolly

Christmas Morning at Grandma Patti'sSo we had quite an eventful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as always! I will be brief as I am trying to save room for the massive amount of pictures I have to post! We started Christmas Eve Day with the Walker Family gathering we love seeing everyone that comes cause this is one of the few times in the year that we get to see some of them! We then headed to the Lindsay Family annual Christmas Eve party where there is the traditional soup, gift exchange, talent show and slide show. This year we added some new traditions, an ugly sweater contest and a white elephant exchange for the adults! Both were fun filled events and didn't disappoint! We headed home and then tucked our selves into bed to rest for the next eventful day! We opened presents at home, cupcake still doesn't quite understand the unwrapping part, but she loves the toys and goodies that come after! We loaded up the car and headed to my mom's house were we spent the morning opening tons of gifts, then off to Daddy's family gathering where Grandpa Miller had a wonderful meal prepared and you guessed it we opened more gifts!! We then headed to our final destination for the day my Dad's. Where we opened gifts ate dinner and played games. All in all it was a wonderful Christmas and we feel so blessed for all the family who spoiled us rotten this year!
Christmas Eve Day at the Walkers
Christmas Eve OutfitLindsay Family Ugly Sweater ContestBaliey and Maddie giving hugsMe, Mallory, and Bri taking self portraitsThe cousins in their PJ'sCupcake, Me, Bri, and Maddie posing in our PJ'sThe Little One's Getting ready to go out Chritmas MorningSnuggling her Kitty at Grandma Patti's Mal, Spenser, Tay, Grandma Patti, Cupcake, Me, and DaddyDaddy and Uncle Zach putting together Cupcake's princess chairShe loved it!The end of the long two day craziness.......tis the season to be jolly...haha

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!!!

I know that everyone says that posting your families Christmas pic, in the place of sending out a card, is not ok but I just have to say that I did send about twenty cards out to friends and family that we don't see very often. But for those of you who we see a little more regularly, I thought this could do the trick! We hope everyone that we know and love has had a wonderful year and has a very Merry Christmas! We want you all to know how much we love and appreciate all you do for us and hope that we can do the same for all of you. We are looking forward to 2009 and hope that it brings new and fabulous things to each of you! We love you all!!! Love, The Millers!

These are just a few of the fun pics we had taken, and sent out.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Season

Sorry for the lack of post's lately but its been a crazy month!! I am sure it has been that way for everyone! I thought I would post a few random pics of a few things we have done this month. We have been to lots of fun Parties and have had a whirlwind of a month! We really hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and New Year! ( I promise I will post again before 2009 begins)

Daddy, Me, and Cupcake at the Briggs family Christmas Party

Conner, Rheagan, and Cupcake playing at McDonald's for Rheagan's birthday Cupcake loving to explore the playplace Cheeeeese Our Bronco themed gingerbread house we made at the annual Walker family gingerbread house night......its kind of a huge competition!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Ornament Exchange Party!!!

I am so excited for our fun Girls Night, Christmas Ornament Exchange Party coming up! This is just a reminder to those of you who I have already invited and to any of you who I may have missed! This Friday at my house there will be lots of treats, friends, and Ornaments! I would love for anyone who would like to come, to come and join us. If you want to come leave a comment with your email address and I will email you my address! I would love to make this a tradition each year, a fun night with the girls and exchanging ornaments! So bring a wrapped ornament to exchange, a treat to share (if you want to), and your cute little selves!!! I hope everyone is doing well this very warm and fast moving December! If you can't come and we don't see you this month, we hope you have a Wonderful and Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

It is my favorite though...

Obviously we have been rather busy, hence the reason for the lack of new posts. We had a fabulous Thanksgiving, as I hope everyone else did! We have so much family and feel so blessed that we were able to spend time with almost all of them this past weekend. Two Saturdays ago we went to the long awaited Coldplay concert which may I just say was.....AMAZING! I have a new found love for Chris Martin, the lead singer. May I also say that I loved, absolutely loved, Twilight!!! I thought I was too obsessed with the book, but oh no I am now officially obsessed with Edward! I know you are probably all thinking, teen book, teen movie....lame, but I really did thoroughly enjoy it! Well anyway we have so much coming up in the next few weeks to come so I hope I don't get behind as I did. Like I said Thanksgiving was Fabulous as is my favorite though! We hope everyone is doing well and survived all the turkey and crazy shopping! Not too much longer til Christmas! P.S. I barely took any pics during the Thanksgiving craziness so these are the few group pics I have!

The Boys at Lu and Scott's for Thanksgiving
Scott, Justin, Reed, Zach, Kaden, Daddy, Brett, Max, Dan, ClayThe Girls
Emily, Lu, Me, Maddie, Dee, Meagan, Makalya, and JessieAndria and MeColdplay!!!The Boys
Dan, Daddy, and Taylor Maddie, Me, Dan, Daddy, and JessieThe Tree that my Mom paid me to decorate for her.......Its about 2/3 finished in this picThis is Cupcakes new Favorite thing to do!!! Watch a movie on her little portable DVD playerSo into her Elmo movie......she even sings the theme song...LaLaLaLaLaLa Elmo's World

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Busy as can be.....

So I know it has been a while since I have posted but my word I forget how busy the Holiday season is, between birthdays, shopping, church callings, family gatherings, and so on and so forth! It has been really different this year because Cupcake is getting bigger so I really have to manage my time better! We are so excited because the Coldplay concert is tonight, but a little bummed cause Celine Dion was supposed to be last night and it was postponed til Feb. We can't wait for tonight Daddy has been counting down the days since oh I don't know like January when he found out they were coming to here! Cupcake is getting sooooo big she is starting to say so many things, for example Daddy taught her how to say her name, she says mickey mouse, tub, ball, down, no, no, and no, Mom, Dad, Pop, Kaia, shoe, Hunter, Ma (for grandma), bottle, book, and a whole bunch more! She really is growing and progressing so fast its crazy! I have to toot my horn a little bit because I don't know if this has ever happened to me, because I am one of those shoppers that is shopping til the last minute for the Holidays, cause I am really indecisive! I am so excited to say that I am 95% done with my shopping!!! I am being rather Crafty with 50% of my gifts, so that has been a lot of the reason for the business, but oh does it feel good to be almost done! This has been quite a random post but I just thought I would fill everyone in on what we have been up to, there is much more but to little time! I hope every one's Holiday Season is wonderful so far! P.S. I can't wait to see Twilight and don't you worry we are planning a long awaited trip to The Happiest Place on Earth for this coming January!!! Yea!

Cupcake gets sooooo excited when I tell her we are going to go see MINNIE!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I was tagged by Melissa Martinez and Nancy Lisonbee! I know that sometimes people say they hate tags but I love them!!! It helps me get to know things that I may not otherwise know about people and even sometimes about myself!! So keep the tags coming I love doing them and I most definitely love reading them!!!

Melissa's Tag - 8 Things

8 Favorite T.V. shows

  • Greys Anatomy (My Fave)

  • Good Things Utah

  • Dancing With The Stars

  • Design on a Dime

  • Design To Sell (I am a little obsessed with HGTV)

  • Mad Men

  • Smallville (Daddy's Favorite)

  • Mickey Mouse Club House (One of Cupcake's Favorites) haha

8 Things I Did Yesterday

  • Snuggled with Daddy and Cupcake in the morning

  • Went to Costco

  • Made lunch for the Fam

  • Cleaned as always

  • Finalized our Christmas shopping list

  • We all went to the new James Bond......loved it!

  • We went to dinner with my Mom

  • Ordered a free book from Snapfish

  • Got Cupcake to bed by 7:30....she was sooo tired from only having one nap

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To

  • Thanksgiving.....My Favorite Holiday

  • Celine Dion concert next Friday and then Coldplay concert on Saturday

  • Our new bedroom set to be delivered and up in our room

  • Christmas

  • A possible trip to Disneyland

  • Cupcake to start saying actual sentences

  • Daddy's Birthday

  • Trying for the next little one!

8 Things on My Wish List

  • Baby

  • Trip to Disneyland

  • To have the whole upstairs finally organized (we have been redecorating)

  • New T.V. in our room

  • New Couch - preferably a sectional

  • For Cupcake to understand Christmas this year

  • To wake up to snow Christmas Morning and then melt away fast

  • For all of my family to be safe during the Holidays

I tag Kelly, Allison, Carly, and Dani

Tagged by Nancy..... Mommy Tag

1. What time do you wake up? Between 7:30 and 8:00

2. On a good night, what time are your kids in bed? Between 7:30-8:00 haha

3. How long have you been a mommy? 13 wonderful months

4. How old were you when you became a mom? 23 almost 24

5. What is your favorite chore? Oh well I love to vacuum and I love to redecorate and organize things

6. What is your favorite meal to cook? I am not the biggest fan of cooking but I love cooking something fast and easy but I love to make desserts!

7. What meal do you cook most often? Lately it has been Roast Beef Au Jus Sandwiches, fast and easy, all in all takes about 10-15 min, but still really yummy.

8.What is your least favorite thing about being a Mommy? I love most of it, but I can say I hate how much longer it takes to get out of the house because you have so much stuff to pack and plan for!

9. What are 5 things about being a mom that make you smile?

1-When Daddy and Cupcake make each other laugh it is soooo funny and adorable

2-Holding Cupcake in my arms when she is tender

3-When Cupcake copies people, she is really good at doing action songs, its my fave

4-Hearing Cupcake call me Momma and Dad, Daddy, and her kisses and snuggles best things in the world

5- Just seeing her happy, excited, smiling, and sometimes upset!

10.Where would you like to take your kids on Vacation? Of course Disneyland! Cupcake LOVES Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Princesses so I think she would have a blast! She also loves rides, and to be honest my Hubby and I LOVE Disneyland!

11. When was the last time you went out without your kids? Goodness, it is so easy most of the time to take Cupcake places, but last Saturday our friend gave us BYU football tickets so we had Grandma Patti watch Cupcake while we enjoyed the game and lunch.

12. What is your most heartbreaking moment as a mom? When Cupcake is sick or gets hurt it truly is soooo sad to watch your kids go through anything that could hurt them

13. When was the last time you told one of your kids I love you? About an hour ago before I put her down for her nap!!

14. When was the last time you were told I love you? When my Hubby called me about 2 hours ago! We say I love you quite a bit in this Family! As it should be....right!?

I tag all my family and friends that are Mommy's!!!

Georgia, Sweet Baby Georgia

The Lindsay clan with the Judge at the adoption finalization We are so lucky to have such a sweet little addition to the extended family on my side! Georgia Ann Lindsay's adoption was finalized on Wed. November 12th! She has always been officially apart of our family but now it is finally legal! We love her, and we love the Lindsay's! What great examples they have been to us with the whole adoption process! It takes some pretty amazing people to adopt and I only hope that I can give and be all to my children that Scott and Melyssa, and their whole fam are, to my children! We knew from day one that it was part Heavenly Father's plan for her to be apart of their family and it has been such an incredible blessing! Congrats to Scott, Melyssa, Briaunna, Maddie, and the newest member Georgia.... sweet baby Georgia!
Georgia, Me, and Bri at dinner after the adoption
Some of the extended fam that could make it to the wonderful day!Carina, Hunter, Connor, and My Mom met us all for dinner right after as well

Monday, November 10, 2008

Amber's Show

My darling and talented cousin Amber, who is a Graphic Design Major at UVU will be displaying some of her work at a show this Thursday at UVU and would love for all family and friends to attend! I am trying to help get the word out with this post, so if any of you are free Thursday night, do attend!!! I am sure it will be amazing as is anything that Amber is involved in! More info is about the show is on the Events blog Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Weeks End....

Well since my Birthday week has almost officially come to an end (tomorrow) :( I thought I would post the pics from the fun Birthday dinners and lunches! I have to say that my family spoiled me pretty badly!!! My Mom took us out to PF Chang's, Daddy was really sick so he stayed home, but the food was delicious especially the Great Wall of Chocolate Cake! She gave me a new blow dryer, some hair accessories to go along with it, and a brand new bedroom set!!! Ya you read right, I told her it had to be counted as our Christmas gift as well! I will post pics of it when it gets delivered to our house. Grandma Lu made us a wonderful lunch and gave me a purse, jewelry (of course), picture frames, and some wonderful cookbooks! Justin and Jessie gave me an adorable new sweater and earrings to match! My Dad took us to Macaroni Grill and Tam (my step-mom) was sick so she didn't get to enjoy the divine food, but we had a blast and in keeping with tradition got a Magelby's Chocolate cake and headed to my Dad's to open gifts! Joe and Jenna gave me the Faith Hill Christmas C.D., love it! Annie gave me Lotion and Hand Soap, My Dad and Tam gave me........Celine Dion tickets!!! Ya no worries I did cry when I realized what it was! The girls on my side of the fam also kept with tradition by going to lunch and J.T. came not knowing it was an all girl thing.....haha we love you J.T.! Steph gave me a beautiful Vera Wang scarf, Grandma gave me a frame and an ornament, Melissa and Fam gave me a cute scarf, earrings and comfy cozy socks! What a fun week and thank you everyone for all your gifts and Birthday wishes!!! I feel soooo spoiled I can't wait til next year....hehe!

Me, Cupcake, Grandma Patti, Taylor, Mallory, and Spenser At PF Chang's
Cupcake's New "Cheeeese" FaceJust like Mommy she loves Chocolate CakeGrandpa Mike, Daddy, Me, Annie, Cupcake, Joe, Kaia, Jenna, and Tregen
At Macaroni Grill
The FamMall and Me at Red RobinThe Girls lunch including J.T., Hunter, Connor
Cupcake posing at Grandma Lu's, she walked around putting those on and off all dayThe fam with Daddy being sickey

Kisses....sooooo cuteie cute as we would say