Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008

This year we made our first ginger bread house. It was fun with David and Jaylin helping me, but they would rather eat the candy then "waste it" decorating the house. It turned out pretty good and the kids have already started eating the candy off it.

Christmas Eve we had our family Christmas Party at Rumbi Grill. My niece is the manager and was able to get the whole place reserved just for our family. It was so much fun hanging out with family and eating good food. We sang Christmas songs and Santa came and the kids got to sit on his lap and get a present. That made it really fun for the kids.

Christmas morning the kids came down the stairs and were so excited to see all their presents under the tree. We opened our presents and then we had pancakes, bacon, and sausage for breakfast. We watched WALL E and Kung Fu Panda and munched all day long. It was a really nice relaxing day. On a side note, on Christmas Eve we were getting ready to go to the party and the kids were in our room playing under our bed which is where I hid their presents. I told them to get out from under the bed and David said "There are presents, can I open them?" I told him "Those presents aren't for you" to which he replied "This one says David" Can I just say that boy is too smart for his own good!

The first two pictures I posted are of Jaylin on Christmas Eve in 2006 and Avery on Christmas Eve in 2008 wearing the same outfit. Jaylin was 11 months at the time of the picture and Avery was 9 months at the time of the picture. It was big on Jaylin and fit perfectly on Avery, she is a big cuddly baby. We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year!!!

Jaylin and David Christmas 2006

Avery in the same outfit Jaylin wore in 2006

Our Gingerbread house David and Jaylin decorated

Jennifer leading us in Christmas songs hoping Santa will come soon.

Everyone having a great time hanging out at Rumbi Grill
on Christmas Eve

David sitting on Santa's lap

Jaylin sitting on Santa's lap

Avery was intrigued with Santa

Happy baby Avery on Santa's lap

David & Jaylin coming down the stairs Christmas morning

David checking out all the presents under the tree

Avery, Jaylin, & David before opening their presents
Christmas morning.

Kids opening their presents

David & Jaylin opening up their present of all kinds
of Crayola stuff.

Avery crawling all over the presents trying to decide
which one to play with.

David & Jaylin watching WALL E Christmas morning

Check out the icicles on our house

The icicles are everywhere!!!

On the 26th we celebrated my dear sister Kim's 46th birthday. She passed away almost four years ago from ALS. My mom, dad, sisters, brother, and I went to her grave today and sang Happy Birthday to her. We all went to the Happy Sumo for lunch and talked about some memories of her we had and we just had a good time enjoying each other's company. I miss Kim so much and wish she were still here with us. I find myself thinking about her almost every day. We love you and miss you so much Kim. Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Kara's Piano Recital

Kara went up to Salt Lake City this fall and had a recital. I thougth I share it with the fam. love kay.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


So my sisters Elaine and Lesley took me to PF Cheng's for dinner last Friday, it was so much fun. I left around 7:00 and didn't get home until 11:30. We had so much fun talking and laughing and just hanging out. My birthday has been the best this year. I love my sisters and am so glad that I can go out and do things with them. Thanks Elaine and Les for being the best sisters anyone could ask for!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thanksgiving & A Birthday

First I'd like to apologize that it has taken me this long to post. Life has been a little hectic but finally we're getting back to normal. Since it has been over three weeks since I posted last, this post will be a little long. My sisters and I went out to lunch for fun while Yai stayed home with the kids so I could have a break. When I got home David brought me 2 dozen roses I was totally surprised to say the least. As I was talking to Yai he told me to get something off the kitchen counter and I found a tub of carmel covered macadamia nuts that he bought for me too. I came back to sit down and started talking to him again when he said to go get something out of the freezer and what should I find but an ice mocha latte from Costco. That did it I started crying. He made me feel really special. So that was the start of my 29th Birthday.

The Day before Thanksgiving I went with my best friend Gina to watch Twilight and then we went to Baskin Robins and had ice cream. It was like the old days before kids. It was really nice.

We spent Thanksgiving in St. George and had a blast. We went bowling the night before Thanksgiving with the family. We had our Thanksgiving at the church it was so yummy. We even had prime rib!!! After our dinner we went to my parents' house and visited.

For my official birthday my parents took Yai and me to The Ruby River Steakhouse for lunch and then that night I went on a double date with Yai and my sister and brother in-law. We went to Samarai 21 for dinner and then we went to the movies and saw the new James Bond movie. I haven't been on a date with Yai in a long time it was well over due.

My flowers and candy (The ice mocha latte I already drank!)

Aren't my flowers beautiful!!!

My best friend Gina and I at Baskin Robins

Cousins (Kyleigh, Kensley, David, & Jaylin)

Yai his sister Kay and niece Kara

Daddy & David bowling

Mommy & Jaylin bowling

Yai and his two nieces Kara & Kiersten

"Aaaarrrrrr" David knocked down some pins!!!

Mommy, Daddy, & Avery

Yai & Jaylin getting the table ready for Thanksgiving dinner at the church.

Look at all that yummy food!

Yai carving the prime rib

Ashley with a sleeping baby Avery

Relaxing after a great meal

The kids playing musical chairs

Nanny & Granddad with the Ningcharoen grandkids.

Avery by our Christmas Tree

Our three little monkeys!!!

Goofy Baby

Avery so cute playing with the blankets