Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas 2013

Christmas Eve is spent with the Perkins every year. They always play big games and this year Greg my Father in Law decided to add an obstacle course. I declined on that event and held the baby instead. I am not big into competition but I enjoyed playing the sling shot game and ghost in the grave yard. After the obstacle course Santa came to visit which was my Sister in Laws step dad Richard. Then came Ghost in the graveyard which ^ you can see ended well. Jeff was hiding under a tree and got up too fast trying to chase us and went head first into a branch. Thankfully his sister saw him and we got him cleaned up and iced up. This would be his 2nd concussion of the year. I told him next time he is wearing a helmet.

On Christmas morning I had to sneakily convince Jeff to go upstairs because his present was on my parents porch. Thats his ^ reaction when he saw I bought him a mini bike (this is pre concussions) I kept that bad boy a secret and could not wait to to show him. He was amazed I got him such a cool gift. After presents because that thing was his while Christmas we went over to my sister Alyssa's house for breakfast and Birthday for my grandma. How cute is Papa Chuck ^ pushing Rio around in the back yard. The boys played some new game Brian had gotten for Christmas. That afternoon we all joined back up at my parents (we rent the basement) for a late lunch, presents and games. We opened presents and played a white elephant game. It was such a memorable Christmas!

December Photo Dump

The week before Christmas break my work put on a Work/Christmas party at Tia Rosas in Gilbert. They had piƱatas, endless drinks and good food. We all got a small gift from our favorites list we turn in once we start working. I got some goodies and it felt good to be recognized by the principal/owner of the school.

December is a crazy month not only because of christmas, but birthdays. In my family we start with Papa Chucks, then Sommers, Shaynies, Grandma Karen on Christmas Eve, Grandma Bertha on Christmas and ending with Rio on New Years Eve. These are the only pictures I snagged during birthday season. The Hello Kitty is from Sommer and Shays Sunday Birthday and the rest are from Rio's. Along with birthdays Jeff and I went to the Huffaker Christmas party and spent lots of time with Jeff's family since he has siblings who live out of state. It was quite a busy month for us.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

November Photo Dump

In the middle of November Jeff, his friend Kenny and I went out to the desert to shoot guns and test out Kenny's bomb he created on an old TV. Wish I had a video of explosion it was pretty epic.

Jenbrens Birthday dinner. I stopped by to wish her a Happy Birthday.

November 18th is my Father in Law and Sister in Law's birthday. She lives in Ohio, but we got to celebrate with Greg up at his favorite place Tonto Basin. We spent the day shooting, riding rangers and having a BBQ. What a beautiful view huh ^

The school I work at started a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving when they were just a small Montessori school. The parents have loved it and the tradition carried on. I wanted to take it all in because it is such a great school and the parents, students and staff are amazing putting this all together.

For Thanksgiving we spent the day with the Perkins side for Lunch, jetted over to the Huffaker side for games, jetted to my families for dessert and then back over to the Perkins for more dessert and left overs. It was quite the eventful day trying to get everywhere, but really enjoyable and the food was delicious! 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

My 25th Birthday

The Sunday after my Birthday we had a family dinner to celebrate at my Grandma's. I got a funfetti cake which I request every year, lots of cute necklaces, recipes, and accessories for my new IPHONE I finally got!

The day of my Birthday my sweet hubby decorated our apartment. It is a must to decorate every birthday. My parents also hung a banner in front of my door and gave me a bag of popcorn (my fave) for a treat that day.

At work that day I dressed up in my new fancy skirt. I got lots of little notes and cards from the kids at school, a couple gift cards from my coworkers and my best friend Jen brought me flowers and balloons for my day. She is a few days after me so it is always fun to celebrate our birthdays with each other! Over all it was a great birthday. That weekend Jeff took me out to dinner and we enjoyed spending the night together doing what I wanted.