Friday, April 29, 2011

We B. Rockin' !!!

Brock is the man, and he knows it!
He LOVES pop, Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen and his bed. He is always telling me, "I needa go back oo bed!"
I was able to potty train Brock in one day! He owned potty training! He is a very smart little guy...especially when it comes to people. He knows exactly what it takes to get what he wants.
He sleeps in a big boy bed, and while I think he kinda misses being confined in a crib, he has never complained about his new sleeping arrangements.
Brock has a TEMPER!!! He is never just mildly agitated. He is either completely content, or 100% ticked off! We are working on it, and he is slowly but surely learning to control his emotions! Unfortunately, certain grandparents (they know who they are) think it is super fun to push his buttons.
We love Brock so much! I think the best thing about Brock is that we know he loves us too! He might be exhausting and cranky, but he has his ways of showing us he cares, and that makes getting up in the morning and doing it all over again a little easier!

BB Mack

"Do you know where I have been the last four years? Wrapped around this little girl's finger!" --Tyler

And, really, who hasn't been?!

Bradlee is incredible! She is smarter than anyone knows. She says some very insightful things, but has really no need to prove herself to anyone. She knows what she knows, and whether you or anyone else knows she knows it is really not a concern!
She is very funny! She always has some witty remark and is already a little sarcastic.
She loves her grandmas (her "home grandma" and her "other grandma") more than anything in the world, and that's a FACT!!!
Has recently started telling me when things hurt her feelings :(
Loves dancing and singing and owns almost every Barbie movie ever made!


Easter 2011

I always love Easter! We started things of with the a visit from our dear old friend, Mr. Easter Bunny! We love that guy!!! Clearly, he loves us too!


After we settled down from the Easter Bunny, it was time to get ready for church. Here are the kids in their Easter Sunday clothes! Wendy got some better pictures, but I couldn't manage to get them off of Facebook for some reason. If you are wondering what is in Bradlee's hair...it is obviously a Rapunzel hair extension and, no, I did not let her wear it to church!
After church we went to the McLachlans for Easter dinner. The Easter Bunny visited us at their house, too! That bunny is brilliant. Look how our kids run after those eggs like they actually had some competition or something.


Uncle Collin... this picture says it all. Apparently the kids did have some competition after all!

I love Easter and all it represents. So thankful for my knowledge of Jesus Christ and his triumph over death. Such good news and such a blessing! It feels good to be loved!!!

Lacey's Visit

The day after Molly and Craig left, Lacey came to visit! She was my very best friend growing up, and we hadn't seen each other for over eight years. Ridiculous! With so much catching up to do, we didn't know where to even start! We talked non stop for almost three days! It was really good to see her, and I am glad she is doing so well! While she was here we ate out a lot, shopped and shopped and shopped, went to a movie, and we were also able to catch up with Nicole(one of my other most very favorite friends from Klamath)!!! It was SO fun to see her too!!! We also got to meet her husband, Bron.




I hope Lacey and Nicole had as much fun as I did, and we promised to never go eight years without getting together again!!!

The Phairs' Visit

Molly, Craig and family came to visit during the middle of April. They came for Molly to run the Salt Lake Half Marathon with my dad (almost one year to the day from my dad's open heart surgery). Craig and Kole ran the 5k. We did a lot of stuff while they were here that I don't even remember. I know we went to see "Hop", we played at the Granite Quarry, went to the park, went out for ice cream and went shopping. We also colored Easter eggs!! It was the one thing I wanted to make sure we did while they were here. My kids don't have cousins around very often, and I knew they would have a lot more fun coloring eggs with them than boring ol' Mom and Dad. As you can see, Jordan and Max also came to spend time with the Phairs and color eggs with us. I love our family!!!









Sunday, April 10, 2011

Old and Very Random Pictures

I found a random stack of pictures in our storage unit the other day. Most of them were pictures from college, but there was also a lot of family pictures, too. Some are pretty old, so I decided to scan them before they get anymore trashed. Unfortunately, most of them are of me, otherwise I probably wouldn't have them. Sorry! I wanted to post them because I think my family might get a kick out of some of them.

Age 6...that's my best guess since we still lived in Walla Walla.
Mama Jamie
Probably around age 6 also.
Rowdy and fat baby Tory.
I think this must be Chase. What do you think, Molly?

Seriously...I was so huge!
Mommy!
Mom and Dad at the Capitol Theater.
This is the day Tyler proposed. Unfortunately, neither of us remember what day that was...
Mom when she was pregnant with me. Seriously, she looked GOOD! Were you guys coloring Easter egg? Anyone know?
Baby Thaiya! Look at that smile!
Me in nursery.
Jamie and I having a food fight in the back yard. I happen to remember that was cake, and I was wearing my cheerleading skirt.
Pretty average night on the town for the Briccos. Yes, that is lettuce.
I LOVE these kids! They are so attractive.
Baby Max...so precious!
This is one of my very favorite memories of coloring Easter eggs. We had EVERYONE there and we had so much fun together as a family.
Jordan has always been so pretty. It is incredible.
I even had a picture of Tyler when he was little stashed away in there.

Tory's Tunes