Saturday, December 20, 2008

Coming to you live from Springville,'s Friday Night!

( it's a little late and I'm feeling a little corny)

That's right, we're finally in Utah for the holidays. We drove straight through on Wednesday. Spending 18 hours in the car with three kids, three and under (including a newborn) is never fun, but it wasn't too too bad overall. Mostly we're just excited to be here. Ezra can't get enough of the snow and Georgia is s.l.o.w.l.y. warming up to everyone (just don't look at her wrong or she'll give ya the cold shoulder). Before things get really crazy during Christmas, I thought I'd give ya'll a quick little filler post and show you what we've been up to.

Apparently, this is what Spencer and the kids get up to when I'm gone. The crazy thing is, he actually got them to pose for these pictures...with the timer no less! Someone explain to me, please, how I can't get them to pose for a single cute Christmas Card picture in their church clothes and he gets them to wait for the timer to go off with matching poses and underwear on their heads. Someone got it wrong-blondes don't have all the fun. Dads do.

gee, I wonder where my children get their big ol' tongues from?

They even took the time to change underwear for this one

Last Saturday, we went to the Chickasha Festival of Lights with my sister Stephanie and her cute little family. It was so beautiful and Ezra, especially, was thrilled with all the lights. It was well worth the drive (an hour and a half) and definitely got us all in the Christmas spirit.

The little ones all bundled up and ready to go

I rarely like pictures of myself. For some reason, this one struck my fancy so I thought I'd post it.

We kept on trying to get all of the kids to look at the camera and smile for a group picture. Ella was the only one cooperating, so she's the one who got her picture taken.

Take note:
This is one extremely rare pictures of just Spencer and me since our wedding.
I thought it was kinda cute.
(thanks Steph!)

I'm going to make an effort to post pictures of vacation while actually on vacation, so that ya'll won't get picture overload when we get home. Here's hoping I actually do it! Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Kansas City, mogli children, and John Denver

Ev'rythin's up to date in Kansas City
They've gone about as fur as they c'n go!

After gobs of resumes, interviews, and a few offers, Spencer has accepted a job offer in Kansas City with the consulting firm, Burns & McDonnell. Both Spencer and I are really excited about the job and uber-excited about the location (it's right on the border between Missouri and Kansas). It's a beautiful city, both the city itself and the area, environment-wise. As an added bonus, it's only a 4-5 hour drive away from my family in Oklahoma and significantly cuts down the time it takes to get to Spencer's family in Utah. So, come June this summer, we'll be living in be-u-tiful Kansas City!
Yes sir, that's my baby
No sir, I don't mean maybe

Scarlett had her blessing last Sunday. It went really well-she looked absolutely beautiful and was wide awake for the entire blessing, just looking around without a peep. Unfortunately, I didn't get any really great pictures of her, but that seems to be the pattern when it comes to blessing pictures for me. I even attempted to take a picture of all three of the kids by myself (Spencer was still at church doing his calling), but that didn't turn out too fabulous either...

(note: these were taken post-church, so everyone looks a little wrinkled and mogli-like)

Country roads, take me home
To the place where I belong
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

I was looking at Georgia this morning and noticed something...when her hair is all flat from being slept on, my daughter resembles John Denver. It's more than a little disconcerting that my daughter looks like some old guy from the '70s.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Why I Do It

Ezra has thrown up at least 17 times in a 14 hour period of time.

Georgia is on the mend from a month long diaper rash, bad to the point of bloodiness.

Scarlett has yet another cold...

however, she also smiled at me for the first time, making it all so worth it.