Friday, March 26, 2010


We went to Disneyland at the beginning of March and it was the best family vacation ever. Bria hasn't stopped talking about it since and we can't wait to go again. Here are some of the highlights:

Space Mountain

Tower of Terror (Do you know any other 4 and 5 year olds that have dared to go on this?)

Splash Mountain (We had to bribe Bria to go on this one by promising she could wear a poncho so she wouldn't get wet.)


Pixie Hollow

Mickey's House

Nana & Poppy with the girls

Standing in line for Finding Nemo

Jeff's best friend, Pluto



Incredibles (Everyone tells my mom she looks like Elastigirl - What do you think?)

Aladdin & Jasmine (By the way, the Aladdin show at California Adventure was the highlight of the trip for me....I cried 6 times during it because I was so happy)

Princess Tiana from Princess and the Frog

Bria turns 4!

Bria turned 4 in February and had a fun birthday party and got lots of fun presents from her family. She is a little sweetheart and has a firecracker personality. We love you Bria!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Season

Rachel had her first dance performance this December. She did an awesome job!

Bria and Rachel got fancy aprons from Grandma Becky that they love wearing and making cookies in.

We had a Christmas talent show at Nana & Poppy's.

My dad had melanoma removed from his face and look what happened! Ouch!

The girls were in the annual Rees nativity. Rachel was an angel and Bria was an animal from the stable.

We had lots of visits to Santa this year. This one was the best since they each got a real present from him.

And I got to start my lovely insulin shots. Fun!

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall Update

We went to see the Witches at Gardner Village. We invited Mckenna to come and she loved it, too. Here is Mckenna and Rachel with the witch on the bench. Bria was afraid of the spider on her staff so she wouldn't sit next to her. Maybe next year.

Here is Bria, Mckenna, and Rachel....
Bria and Rachel's favorite witch is "Witchy Poo". They talk about her all year long.
We went to St. George a couple of times. Jeff and my mom and dad did a 65 mile bike race last time. Here is my mom and dad coming toward the finish line.

Jeff took a wrong turn at the end, so I didn't get him in action. But here he is at the end.
Here they are at the condo just before the race.
Jeff taught Rachel to ride a two wheeler and now she can't get enough of it.


And Bria practiced hard on her scooter.
Bria now poses for the camera, too.
Here's our other St. George trip. We played at the pool a lot.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Day of School!

Bria started preschool and was sooooo excited. She has been talking for weeks about getting her own scissors and wearing her elephant costume for the Halloween party.

She has been wearing this backpack for days now getting ready for the big day.

I got to come with her on her first day and trace her shape and color a life size Bria.

Then we had a little mother-daughter date afterward at Arctic Circle for ice cream cones!

And I can't believe this one...Rachel had her first day of Kindergarten.

Bria gave her a big hug on the first day and told her "Good Luck".

Here's Rachel walking to school on her first day.

And here she is lined up and getting ready to follow her teacher into her class for the first time.
I was very proud of myself, because I didn't let any tears slip out (although I will admit I was choked up)!