Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Nauvoo Here We Come!

So after we had all of that wonderful snow here in Louisiana, Brandon really wanted to take a trip somewhere where we could be in it for a few days. Last February we went with the YSA's to Nauvoo where there was tons of it! So, we've decided to go to Nauvoo with our BFF couple, Mike & Adi, for a New Year's trip! Last time we went, we really had a lot of fun.

We plan to visit the historic Nauvoo, take a trip to the gorgeous LDS Temple, and hopefully build an igloo (if there's enough snow)! Anyway, we leave tonight! I'm sure we'll have lots of pictures when we return!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I love my pup. He loves to cuddle and he almost always sleeps on his back like a little person. He is just too cute! He's the best present I ever got! Thanks Babe for the cutest pup ever!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh, Christmas Tree...

For Family Home Evening, we decorated our Christmas tree! Yay! It's a bit late due to our hectic school schedules, but it's finally up.

Blaze didn't like it at first and barked at it for 10 minutes straight. But as you can see below, he has come to love our Christmas tree! :) He even posed for a picture!

Mother Dear

Happy Birthday, Mom!!!

"Happy Birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday my favoritest mother in the whole woooooorld! Happy Birthday to you!" :)

I just wanted to let you know how much I love you! You are a wonderful mother and I've very grateful to be your daughter! Don't know what I'd do without you, girl!!! Hope it's a wonderful day for you!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Winter Wonderland

Ok. So it snowed. In southern Louisiana. And it snowed a lot! Enough said. :) This is what I saw when I opened the front door this morning!

It was a bit more than an inch of snow, as you can see.


Brandon, Snow [the yellow lab], and Pete.
Max playing in the snow. He soon realized that it was extremely cold and wet and headed back inside.
Sweet pea and iPod found refuge under the tree. I don't think they were too fond of the snow.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Boys will be boys...

Monday I came home early from work to study for my MNT final. I was inside studying my little heart out when I heard Brandon scream from the front door, "Babe! Come see what we caught!" He was supposed to be outside with Mike fixing the chicken coop so that no more chicken hawks could get in. Apparently they had finished that project and went to look for snakes out by the goat fence, and guess what...they found one! :) They were quite proud.

I love my country boy! :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thanksgiving Pictures

This Thanksgiving we decided that everyone would come out to our house. We live out in the country which was good for all the kids to play outside. We had 4-wheelers to ride, guns and paintball guns to shoot, animals to play with and a big tree that came down during Gustav to climb on. We had so much fun, as you will see. :)

Momma and two of her grandbabies, Kaliey "KK" and Eli "Lil' Joel"

Brandon & Boogie playing some baseball. Boogie may look small, but he sure has an arm on him!

Daniel and Max

Mom sneakin' into the pic! Gotta watch out for her! ;)

Me & Brandon!

Brandon & Daniel on the Racing 4-wheeler. This thing will get up to 80 mph! And Brandon wasn't holding back even though he had our nephews on it!!! Lil' sucker!

Mavanie and Boogie kickin' it on the 4-Wheeler!
She got really good at driving it and rode all the kids on it. Thanks Maver!

Max apparently wasn't having as much fun and wanted to go inside.

Me & Wendy taking a ride! I took her back into the pastures. We hit a few bumps here and there and she almost slid right off once, but overall we had lots of fun! :)

Left to Right: Jenna Bluth, Kaitlyn Richardson, Madalyn Cummings, and Bryn Bluth
Our "girly girls" climbing on the tree.

Daniel learning how to ride the 4-wheeler by himself! Yikes!

Davin got really good at riding. Momma had to yell at him to slow down a few times. But he had a blast!

Dallin showing off some of his paintballin' skills. I do have to say, he's a good shot!

Wendy showing Dallin how it's really done :)

Byron and Madalyn taking a ride!

I know. Shocker, right!?
Dad actually ended up having lots of fun shooting his new AR-15.

Joel showing Pops how the "big boys" roll
Just so you know, they were shooting at a target, not little animals. :)

Dallin taking his sis for a spin!

Mavers and Madalyn getting back from riding in the woods.

Brandon loaded up all the boys and took 'em for a ride. They had a blast! Brandon was the official tour guide for the entire day. He had lots of fun.

Madalyn, Brandon, and Boogie.

KK was playing Marilyn Monroe :) (She was standing over one of the vents in the floor.) Too cute!

Baby Quail

So about a month ago, we had some baby quail hatch! They are absolutely adorable. One is a Pharaoh quail and the other one is a button quail. Seriously, when the button quail was born, it was no bigger that a quarter! Anyway, in this picture, Colin (one of Brandon's many cousins) is holding them. They were the only ones that hatched out of about 40 eggs so they stay together like 2 peas in a pod. :) We love 'em!

Button Quail

Pharaoh Quail

Picture of our Anniversary

Here is a picture of our 1 year anniversary. I know it's really late, but we haven't been able to locate our cable to download pictures off our camera for a while. :) Anyway, since our anniversary fell on a Monday, we went to dinner and a movie.
We ate at Ralph and Kacoo's and had some of the best steak ever! Seriously. It was great! Then went and saw Eagle Eye. It was a very fun date just being able to hang out and remember the promises that we made to eachother exactly one year ago!

Bath Time!

As you can see Max is not too thrilled about his bath time. Usually he whines and just hangs his head over the side. :) It's pretty dang cute!