Sunday, February 14, 2010

I haven't updated our family blog since our Christmas letter post! and we have had tons of fun!
so... keep reading!!! and enjoy.. hopefully I will sit down sometime again.. there is still more!

Jan. 28th, Liz had her 39th birthday. Dear friends planned a wonderful breakfast for me! (Donna, Adele, Chelsea, Kimberly, Michelle, Linda)
and then Chelsea took my girls for the rest of the day!
Rob and I went out to Lunch and then Rob fixed dinner! yup, it was a great day!~

Rob gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers. And I got a lense for my camera for my birthday!!!

Ana painted me a picture and my friend Adele made me a angle food cake.

The girls got to participate in a cheer clinic up at the high school, and then perform what they learned at the girls basketball game (yes girls, there are other sports other than wrestling!)

Ana had a smile on her face the whole time while cheering.
Mckaye was watching the cheer leader on the side, so this is as good as it gets!! she LOVED it!!
Senior wrestling night - Jan. 2010
Micah with Mom and Dad

Panther Classic tournament Jan 2010
Ammon took 3rd place at 135 lbs.!!!
Micah took first in 160lbs.
Mark took 1st place at 171lbs. His first, first place in a tournament... he was so HAPPY!!
Micah received the outstanding wrestler of the tournament, voted on by the coaches.
At the Marysville Premier, the guys did great!! Micah (160lbs,) and Mark (171 lbs.) both took first and Ammon (135lbs) took second place. I couldn't get them to just give me a "normal" smile!!!

Micah won the outstanding wrestler of the tournament, voted on my all the coaches.
On Jan. 2nd, we went to my niece Kaeley's baptism down in Federal Way. It was so great! She was so happy. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we believe that a child reaches the age of accountability at age 8, and at that time it is when we are baptized by immersion. They are dressed in white to symbolize purity.
Thanks for being such a great example Kaeley!! WE love you!
Kaeley with her Dad (my brother, Jay) before she was baptized.

The family
with the cousins
Afterwards, Jay treated us all to a wonderful meal at Sizzler!!
baby Melody, being silly! so cute.
On New years, The older three boys went to Vancouver, WA for a wrestling tournament, and I took the four younger one's to the Everett children's museum where they had a ton of New year crafts and fun things to do. That night we went to our friends, the Gidewall's, for a New Year's party. What a blast!! we played games all night! We rushed home just before the new year because Rob was hard a work doing his job!! (so he could go to the wrestling the next day) so we said Happy new year with Daddy (well, actually all the kids fell asleep on the way home! yes!!!I love it when that happens)

I have always wanted to go see the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker! So my dear friend, Amy and I took our daughters and went to see it during Christmas. It was SO wonderful !! we had seats in the 3rd row... it was just magical.

Brooklyn and Ana

Christmas at a cabin! We went to Wenatchee for Christmas this year. We rented a cabin/house for a few nights and played games, opened gifts, went skiing and just had a fabulous time together!!
Here the guys are playing "ticket to ride Euope" they stayed up until ab out 2 in the morning each night laughing and having a great time!
Ana and Mckaye playing with new barbies and a made up with Ana's make up she got from Mark!
Christmas PJ's. It's an Eves tradition to get pj's for the ONE gift to be opened on Christmas eve.. the kids are always so surprised!!
Skiing at mission ridge. We all had a lot of fun. Mckaye only lasted a little while before we put her in the kids play center instead... we'll try again next year! Shane and Ana really picked it up quick, and the older boys, well they we off!!
fun at the cabin.. great memories!