Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Catch Up... {December}

Once again, this month just flew by!  We had a fun filled December!

We went to Benj's work Christmas party at Red Rock... Benj insisted on the bowtie.  I like it though!

We tried to make a gingerbread house... it would NOT stay up.  But the girls had fun eating the candy.  :)

Lexi had her first piano recital.  She played Rudolph, first on her own then a duet with her teacher.  She did so good!!  She's only been in lessons since October, but she loves it so far!

Benj and I celebrated our 11 yr. anniversary.  My brother volunteered to babysit so we could go on a date.  We went to dinner at Terra Rossa in Red Rock and then saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie (loved it!).   Bret brought cousin Abby to come play and this is how we found her when we got home, snuggling with Ava in her bed.  :)  So cute.

Did this fun activity with the girls while on Christmas break... Baked Tortilla Snowflakes

Benj really wanted to take the girls sledding up at Mt. Charleston.  He had bought a sled a long time ago.  So we headed up and I got one picture before our camera battery died.  We got more pics on Benj's phone though.  The girls lasted about 20 min before they were "COLD!"  Yep, we are pretty wussy living here in the desert.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Catch Up... {November}

Wow, I have really slacked off with the blogging.  We had an eventful November!  I got to go on a girls trip... where did we go?  Omaha, Nebraska!!
One of my bestie's, Apryl moved there this summer and we had never been to Nebraska... so we flew there to see where she lives.  Thanks to my honey for holding down the fort and playing Mr. Mom that weekend.  He even had to deal with a sick Reesey Piece.  :(  But everyone survived!  This is just a small schedule I left for him:
 Apryl, Ashley, Me
We had a great visit and I've come to better terms of Apryl moving away from me now that I've seen where she lives.  ;)

My parents came to Vegas for Thanksgiving.  Bret and Natalia hosted, and it was awesome.  My mom and I did Black Friday shopping at midnight, just to hit Target and get a few deals.  Then our family left Friday morning for Utah.  Benj's sister Debbie got married and his whole family was there.  It was wonderful to see everyone and spend time with them!  All the cousins had a blast playing together, my girls were in heaven.

Lexi and Ava got to carry Debbie's train on her dress

We got to meet up with my parents again in Salt Lake as they were making their way back up to MT.  We went to dinner and went to Temple Square to see the lights.  Benj and I hadn't been since we lived in Logan, so it was cool to show the girls and it was amazing just as I remembered. 


Reese turned 18 months on Thanksgiving day!  She is growing up so fast.
She is talking so much!  She surprises us every day with a new word she now knows or some 2 word phrases.  Her favorite:  "Want some!"

She is 20 lbs. even
loves Good Luck Charlie (seriously, she screams when she hears the theme music)
hates nursery at church
is still hooked on a binky (I'm dreading the day we take it away... soon)
has THE cutest toddler run ever
waves to everyone when we are out in public

I have enjoyed catching up on reading all your blogs!  Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season!