Monday, January 2, 2012

Back by popular demand!

Time has been flying by at such a rate that I have not even touched my blog in almost two months.  So back by popular demand.  This has been our life for the past 7 weeks...
Moroni and I were blessed with something that was on my bucket list. Going to a professional football game(not on a Sunday).  It was A-MAZING!  Thank you Mom and Dad for driving all the way up here to watch our kids so we could go.

So fun!!
We got to be a part of this cool half time event for all the veterans.

Next came a great VACATION down to visit our best friends and family.  First was "how do you spell fun" AKA our best buddies the Kochs.

Me and "Friend."
Two peas in a pod.

The four of us went on a double date to the best place I know to go on one.  The Temple in Louisville, KY.  It was so wonderful to be able to do this with our dear friends.

BFFs!!!!  Love her!!

Next came the fun in TN with cousins and family.  I seriously do not think people are allowed to have as much fun as we did this week.
Papa and Violet.

"Aunt Mandy you are so funny!!"
Two girl cousins bonding.
Moroni and our niece Brittany.  She is an AMAZING artist and made each of the girls their very own duct tape purse.  So cute. 
My buddy and Me!
My brother "Tomy." LOL!(inside joke)
What a good looking group.  Our girls had so much fun with their cousins.
Family time.
Great Mana Melba, Moroni and Violet.  Violet can tell this is one sassy lady.
Doesn't Savannah look cute?!
BEST SURPRISE of the week!!  My favorite little Brother John and his awesome wife Claire came with their son "B" to visit and totally surprised Moroni and I.  We love them and miss them so much and it was amazing to spend time with them.  Rapter-dandy...classic(again, inside joke).
4 out of the 7 isn't too bad!  Great job Mom and Dad.
Claire and Me.  I love the family I got when I married Moroni.  Such an amazing bonus.
Back with the Kochs for one last night.  Again, stayed up way too late, laughed way too hard and of course ate way too many "yeyo grapss."(sorry...inside joke again).

It's about that time to bust out the tree and start enjoying the holidays.

We love decorating the tree and listening to sweet Christmas music.  It really does make you remember the whole reason for the season.

Violet is growing so big.  She is so sweet and so fun.  We all feel so much joy just having her as a part of our family.


Next came our Christmas SURPRISE for the girls... we stayed at a hotel with an indoor water park.  The girls had so much fun.  It was so fun to be in your swimsuit in December

CHRISTMAS!!  What a great day.  The night of when we were all throwing up all night long we could of done with out.  But all the fun and family time during the day, was wonderful.
The best present I got in 2011.
Cousins with Auntie Mar.
My parents make some good looking kids ;-).
I love my family and I'm sad this picture is so fuzzy!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, from our family to yours.  Love you all!


  1. I'm SO glad you got to cross of a bucket list item, have so much fun with friends, go to the temple, SEE US!!!!!! (love ours pic by the way), and have such great holidays with family. We LOVE LOVE LOVE you and wish we could spend more time as a family with you. Glad you got to post all your fun activities and I can see why you had to take a two month break!!!! :) LOVE YOU!

  2. All my Christmas Day pictures turned out fuzzy! Your picture were so fun! I'm glad you had a great couple months. Except for the sick on Christmas part! Happy New Year!

  3. Love all the pics...its about time!!! I guess you did move, so I'll cut you a little slack. ;) I love the picture of Moroni and his siblings. John and Moroni have their hands on eachother's knee holding. Love it! Hugs to all!

  4. Oh, I wish I could have been there! In Kingsport, that is. Thanks for the update.

  5. FINALLY!!! I love, love, love your post. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you. Hugs from mana and papa Mills.

  6. Thanks for the glimpse into your wonderful Christmas season. Looking forward to when we next get to see those Mills' smiles!!!!

  7. What a wonderful and Blessed life you have! Busy is good if you are doing Good things, and you are :) Wonderful Example!