Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

We had an amazing Christmas! Here is a picture of Mary (kaya) and the Angel of the Lord (Stella - she refused to wear white) adoring baby Jesus in the annual Christmas Story Play. I'm too tired to post about Christmas tonight but wanted to share this sweet picture. More to follow...eventually :)
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Monday, December 20, 2010

The Nutcracker Mice

Stella and Kaya were little mice in The Nutcracker.
They stole the show and had so much fun!
We love you littl mice!

Getting kisses and presents from Daddy after the show!

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Love this Girl

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Santa Clause is Coming to Town!

We had taken them to the mall a few weeks ago but I refused to pay $30 for a picture. Luckily he came to Kneaders by our house on Saturday morning and we could snap a picture at no charge (he's coming back on Tuesday night at the Draper location off Bangeter if any one wants to go see him). After a short wait it was our turn and was Stella EVER SO HAPPY TO SEE HIM!! While we were waiting in line she leaned over and whispered in my ear "Please don't tell Santa that I was a little bit naughty mom". She cracks me up! She told Santa she's been very nice to her brother and that she wanted a doll house. Santa said he'd have the elves work on one for her! She can't stop talking about her visit with him.
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Me and two of my friends had babies this year.
We got them together for a little photo shoot.
They are all so cute!! Its fun to have babies with your friends!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Cutest Hat Ever!!

My cousins, Ty and Myndi, gave Max this darling Monkey Hat! He looks adorable in it! Myndi's sister made it.. I told her she needs to start an Etsy store and sell these!! Thanks guys! We LOVE it!! xoxo
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Ever since I can remember we opened up pajamas on Christmas Eve.
This year we changed the tradition.
We decided to have the kids open up the pj's on Thanksgiving Day.
This way they can enjoy their Christmas jammies all month long!
I'm not going to lie... my kids have been in their pj's since Thursday
(with a few times in the washer already)

Stella, Kinzie holding Max and Link, Kaya and Ayden

Stella LOVED having all of her cousins here for a week!

Kinzie was such a big helper with Max!!

All the girls in their matching night gowns.
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Monday, November 29, 2010

{We Blessed our Boy)

A few weeks back we blessed our baby boy.
Maxwell Joseph Moss was given the sweetest blessing from his daddy.
Our family and friends were there to celebrate with us.
Are you as much in love with this blanket as I am? Can you believe it was a GIFT?! WOW
Max was an angel during his blessing (with only a little cry at the end)
We love you so much Max! We are so happy to have you in our family!
We are so blessed!
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Friday, November 26, 2010


A wonderful husband who is so good to me, beautiful healthy children who are the joy of my life, amazing family and friends, my Savior Jesus Christ, my testimony, a roof over my head, a car to drive that both my kids fit in comfortably, a loving supportive mom and dad, my Chi that makes my curly hair straight, long baths, heat, seat heaters in my car, a vacuum (very much a necessity with a three year old), Christmas Season, Christmas music, mountains, fall weather, spring weather, flowers, baby smiles and giggles, the funny things stella says, a job, working from home (even though its really hard), living in a free country, soldiers, sunsets, hugs from my sweet Stella, coos from my sweet Max, knowledge that families are forever, music, laughing, memories oh the many amazing memories with family and friends, the scriptures, peace in my heart, sleep, a comfy bed, a washer and dryer that work, clothes from Banana Republic, Target, Christmas books, traditions, family time, game nights with friends, sisters, brothers, my comfy couch, happy kids, email, and my amazing friends and family who have shaped who I am! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope we can all have an Attitude of Gratitude all year long! xoxo

Thursday, November 18, 2010

{The One}

Five years ago today I married my best friend
the one who can make me laugh even when i'm really grumpy
the one who takes care of me
the one who gave me two beautiful children
the one who cuddles with me every night
the one who laughs at my jokes
the one who calls me everyday just to check in
the one who watches reality tv because i like it
the one who kisses me everyday when he gets home from work
the one who parks outside so i can park in the garage
the one who brings the mail in
the one who gets up with the kids in the night so i can sleep
the one who loves me for being me
i love you so much!
thank you for picking me to be your wife!
if i had to do it over again... i'd pick you everytime!!
go here to read my version of our love story

Friday, November 12, 2010

{A Veterans Day Celebration}

This year I decided that Veterans Day needed to be celebrated to the fullest! Since Joe served on three active duty missions - one being over seas for eighteen months in Iraq he deserved to be honored by his family and friends. I secretly planned a Veterans Day Surprise Party for him.
We felt so loved to have so many of our friends and family come to support!

We went to dinner at McGraths and then I had to trick him into going to the clubhouse. I drove up and sent him in with a letter to drop in the box. We did not have the clubhouse key so he was skeptical about taking it... i told him I thought I saw someone in there and to knock on the door. All the lights were out... he opened the door.. the lights flipped on and a big SURPRISE was shouted....
...and boy was he ever surprised!!!

Stella giving daddy a big Veterans Day hug

A display of some of his medals and awards

Some of the desserts... i love the ones with the army guys on them! So cute!
Thanks to everyone who brought a dessert - yumm!!

Joe and two of his friends... Christian and Clark

Ash and Tyson.. thanks for coming early to set up! It looked GREAT!!
Whit (holding cute little Max) and Greg... thanks for the wonderful selection of patriotic tunes!!

Suz and baby William... William was a trooper but so ready for bed!

Uncle TyTy making Max SMILE!! So cute!
Suz, Les, Ash and Nat - some of my favorite girls!! Love you all!!
Christian, Shannon and Briley
Nat, Rob and darling Siena
My Dad giving a tribute to Joe and ALL Veterans!!
Aunt Jen loving up on sweet little Max

Thanks to all of you for your love and support!! May we all take a moment to truly think of the great sacrifice that all Veterans - past, present and future - have done for you and your country!
We love you Joe and appreciate your service!!
Leslie, Stella, Max and all of your friends and family

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ballet Class

Here are a few pictures of Stella in her Ballet outfit. She LOVES her class and is SO EXCITED to be a mouse in the Nutcracker!

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Max has started smiling and it is so adorable!
He never cries unless he is hungry, tired or dirty.
He has such a good temperament and is such and easy baby.
We love our Little Handsome.

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{2 Months}

Max had his two month well check with Dr Mumford.
He is growing like a champ!

13 lbs
22.5 inches

He gets cuter every single day!!
We love him so much!!

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Halloween was so much fun!! Stella was a little Witch and Max was Mr Funny Bones.
They both looked so adorable!

Max also started to smile during the past few weeks. It melts my heart!

Up until a few days before Halloween stella told everyone she was going to be a MEAN Witch. A few nights before Halloween she had a bad dream that a mean witch stole her and took her to space. After that dream she decided she wanted to be a nice witch.
Kaya (Cindy Loo Who), Max (Skeleton - Mr Funny Bones) and Stella (the NICE Witch)
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