Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas 2010

With some of David's family up here in Snowflake we did gingerbread houses. My mother in law got those kits. Our house was all broken up but David was able to put it back together. He did one side and I did the other... You can tell who had their OCD going... :)  

David's: See how nice and smooth?

Mine: Just having fun and being messy.

This is Christmas day at Kortnei's house in Gilbert.

Christmas morning.

What we got for Christmas among other things.

Charlie wanting more presents to open.

Sam opening the present from us.

 Cozette with her one out of many Justin Bieber gifts :)

 Donovan liking his gifts.

 Us on Christmas day having a good time.

That night we got with the Gale's for presents and the White Elephant game.

My niece Bailey's new favorite blanket :) 

 Getting ready for the fun to begin.

 Most interesting White Elephant gift this year: The Christmas Skull!

It was a really good Christmas! We also took a family picture but I haven't seen it yet. Well, here's to a great year... and hopefully to another one for 2011!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Before and After...

I have made some changes in my home. First we sanded and stained our coffee table black:

Then my awesome mother in law with her neat talents reupholstered our couches:

These are the slipcovers I used for awhile.

Showing the original color.

My new couches!!!! I love them!!! I also love my Christmas quilt that my mom made me last Christmas!!!

Got my Christmas tree and village out :)

I got to say I think my family room looks cuter! And... if you haven't noticed I like the color blue... and stripes... and lighthouses :)

This Thanksgiving...

was spent down in Gilbert with both families. On Thanksgiving Day we started out with a Gale tradition... shooting off rockets. But, first is a picture of my niece's huge goldfish.

He's huge!!!

Boys will be boys... watching a world record jump.

 Looking where the rocket went.

Searching for the rocket.

 This bug got a ride :)

Blast off!!!

Yummy Thanksgiving meal with green gravy... it was a prank.

Now on Friday where we had Thanksgiving with my family...

Cute Charlie

 Donovan's giraffe :)

 Sam and Donovan playing with the blocks.

 Another delicious Thanksgiving dinner!

 Love his smile!!!

Outside while Josh and Kortnei put up their lights.

Had tons of fun with both families. I just love the Holidays when we can be together!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

David's Birthday Weekend

In February David started a program called "Couch to 5k" to start running again. While doing this program he learned from friends of a half marathon down in Mesa called Shun The Sun. It was going to be held two days before he would be 30. He decided he wanted to do it since he has never run any kind of marathon before and he enjoys running. Here are some pictures from the Half Marathon:

The cool shirt he got; his mom bought me one :)              

Fun goodies from his registration bag including his number, 91.

Our friends from Snowflake, running also :)

You can see David's head above the lady in black as he starts the marathon.

And off he goes... he is in a grey shirt and black shorts near the lady with the cell phone.

"We made it!" The time here says 2:35:54 but his official time was 2:34:49!
Pretty awesome for his first time and still getting over a cold! 

Here is my family at a Mexican burrito place in Gilbert for David's birthday.

Charlie was blocked so I took this picture. I think he's thinking "I can't believe she's my aunt". 
Ha ha.

It was a fun weekend! I am so proud of David! We also had lunch with his mom, his brother, our brother-in-law, and nephew at Paradise Bakery. Yum! If you are wondering why there are no pictures of me... well, I got David's cold and my nose was all red and sore! Tonight for David's birthday we are having a family party with his family. I heard his mom made two pies. Can't wait!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Locks of Love

As some of you may know, David has been growing his hair for Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a program where you grow your hair ten inches or longer and donate it to them and they will make wigs for kids with cancer. David has been growing out his hair since March of 2009. Today, Oct. 31, 2010, he was ready to cut his hair. Here are some pictures throughout the process. He enjoyed doing it until the very end where he was getting sick of hair being in his face, mostly at work,  but is still glad he did it. He looks good; no matter what his hair is like :)

May 2009

December 2009

October 2010

Here it is: 10 inches of hair