Thursday, January 20, 2011

{a good one}

I definitely found myself a good one. This is a little {late} post in honor of my great husband, Russ, who just celebrated his 32nd birthday this past Monday. I sure love him and am glad I took a chance on him when I said I'd marry him almost 10 years ago. He has turned out to be all I hoped for and so much more!

We had some fun on Monday with some self-timer pics. We don't have too many pictures of just the two of us together anymore (kinda happens when the kids come.)

Of course the kiddos were absolutely dying to get in the pictures. You don't know how hard it was to keep them out! So here's a partial family pic (Coy was napping). And I don't know about you, but I don't think darling little Mylie could look any better (ha, ha).

OK, she's lookin' a little better in this one. Russ is such a good daddy. The kids sure love him!

Happy Birthday, Russ!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

{christmas cutie}

You know you want to check out this little precious one on my PHOTO BLOG!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

{five months}

Look who is ~five months~ old today!! Where does the time go? Coy was having fun hanging out in his jeans, playing with his feet, and just being cute on my bed yesterday. So we did a "mini" impromptu session.
Love his expression in this next one.

Getting tired. Holding up your head is hard work (when it takes up about a third of your body!)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

some cuties

I've taken some pictures of some cuties here recently. Jump on over to my PHOTO BLOG if you'd like to take a look!

Monday, January 3, 2011

{it was jolly}

Christmas came and went and now we are already into the new year! But I still wanted to document our Christmas...better late than never!

Here's my lovely Mylie on Christmas Eve, just waiting until the festivities began! We went to my parents' on Christmas Eve and had a yummy dinner and then the cousins exchanged gifts.

Before we left for the party, I wanted some pics with my kiddos. Coy and I were wearing matching clothes...I didn't do it on purpose, but it was kinda cute.

I didn't take my camera to the party, so I don't have any from there. Too bad! We were taking some goofy pictures with my siblings. It was fun laughing and hanging out with them. I love my family!
When we got home the kids got to open their jammies (a Christmas tradition!) I just love the matching jammies.

I love how much Mylie and Bennett love each other. They do these poses all on their own!

And here's my cutie, Coy. I just love him so much! I think I kiss him about a 1000 times a day!
It was so fun having 3 kids at Christmas this year!

We decided for scripture study before bed, to forgo the Book of Mormon and read about the birth of Jesus. Totally unplanned (which made it all the better) Bennett and Mylie decided to use their blankies to pretend to be Joseph and Mary. Coy, of course, was the baby Jesus. They acted it all out as we read the verses.

The kids still slept until about 8:00 AM. Well, Mylie probably would have kept sleeping, but Bennett woke her up.
The goods:

Mylie was all about the dress ups this year. And Santa couldn't have gotten it better than the microphone for our little singer. This girl loves to sing at the top of her lungs all day, so she was in heaven.

Bennett loves his superhero costumes as well. One of the only things he asked Santa for was an X-man costume. Santa did not disappoint!

And Coy just hung out. He actually was more into Christmas than we expected. He is learning how to take toys with his hands and didn't miss out on any of the excitement.

This is what Santa brought him!

I am all about the new Christmas outfits. I always got one growing up, so we definitely have to keep that going. I love dressing the family up in new clothes on Christmas.
The kids posed in their outfits on the popcorn tin.

And then Mylie had to eat some of the popcorn from the tin.

Of course I wanted a picture of all three of them together. It is nearly impossible getting a picture of all three of them.

So we got a great one of just two of them.

And Coy was kinda happy to just have Daddy hold him.

More dressing up...
Mylie got even more dress-ups when we went to Grandma Harkness's. She was in heaven all day!

After Grandma and Grandpa Harkness's, we went to my Grandma's for the yummiest soup and pie of the year. We stop there at the end of Christmas every year. It is fun to visit there and finish off the day with her best-in-the-world Clam Chowder.
And last, but not least, Coy loves his Sock Monkey Santa brought him. He is so sweet, especially when he is sleeping.

Merry Chrismas!