Sunday, January 1, 2012

Highlights of 2011


We celebrated Tylie Belle's 3rd birthday.
I got rid of this ginormous belly!
We welcomed this beautiful baby boy into our family.
Tylie became a big sister.
We fell in love all over again with baby #2
Shane gave a beautiful blessing to our sweet boy.
Tylie started summer camp.
We took advantage of our pool and went swimming a lot.

Grandma Bulkley came for a few visits.
Ryder survived his first camping trip.
My mom took us to see Pinkalicious the play.

Shane and I went parasailing.

Ryder took his first trip to our favorite place, Santa Barbara.

Tylie got to take a very special trip to Disneyland with Titi.
My parents celebrated yet another anniversary and look forward to many many more to come.
We found out that Ryder does indeed look a lot like Ty, especially with a bow, :)
Movies in the park with uncle.

Celebrated Shane's 28th birthday in Catalina.
Wakeboard trips!

Fun night at City Walk. Tylie surprised us and just ran through the fountain clothes and all in the freezing cold.

After drooling and drooling and drooling Ryder finally got his first two teeth...and the drooling continues.

Shane did a lot of studying.

Tylie stared preschool.

We went to the beach.

Ryder got his first haircut.

Bonded with cousins

Started Belles and Beaus Couture with Bri.

Ryder's first trip to the pumpkin patch.
Took a trip to Arkansas to visit GGMA and GGPA.

Tylie's little dreams came true when she got to dress like her idol.
Getting all handsome for church.

These two love each other more than words could express.
Loves to help Grammy water her plants.
We are so proud of Shane for doing so awesome in school!

We were able to get all of us together in one household for the first time since high school!

Shane finally has a son to watch all of his sports with!

We were so blessed in 2011! Here's to 2012!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Our Perfect Christmas 2011

Christmas is so fun with kids around. I love how magical it is to them. It seems like every year gets a little better. This year Tylie really understood the true meaning of Christmas and I loved to hear her explain to people why we celebrate Christmas. It is so sweet and innocent. I am lucky to be Tylie and Ryder's mom!

We had a fun month! Here's what we did...

Decorated our Christmas tree

Our little one too

Hung our stockings

Ryder's first time picking out a tree

Did a little Christmas shopping, and took some breaks in between to have a jam session with papa

We saw Santa. I enjoyed playing the Santa card a few times this month, not going to lie.

Saw the L.A. temple lights

Had a Santa bum all month long

Ate a lot of Christmas goodies

Took a lot of Christmasy photos

Wrote a letter to Santa with Daddies help

Hooked up Santa and his Reindeer with yummy treats
Woke up Christmas morning and ran down the hall to see if Santa really came...
and he did

Opened our stockings
and gifts

took more Christmas pictures

and were surrounded by family!

Oh and Shane surprised me with a little blue box this year, with this inside.
Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!