Thursday, December 6, 2007

Big Wednesday

This week a huge swell came in. Saxon and I went down to the beach yesterday and watched the waves and the sunset. It was cute to see how Saxon loved watching the waves. But of course, more then watching the waves he loved eating the Sand!!!





BYU Game

Yes that is right, another BYU game! It was fun. We went down to San Diego and watched BYU cream The Aztecs. It was a good game and fun times with the family.

Me, Mom, and April


April and Dad


Tad, Me, and Saxon. Poor little Saxon was so sick.

Saxon misses his cousins

This last month Saxon has been able to hang a lot with his cousins Luke and Livi. They just moved to Hawaii. We will miss them but we can't wait to come visit!

Here are all of them ready for a slumber party!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!!! We had a great time up in San Jose this thanksgiving. My whole family was there which was a lot of fun. We hung out and played all weekend long.

My parents have a great house. I loved the way my Mom decorates her table, Martha Stewart watch out Kris Anne is in town! It was so pretty. The table was rad because you can fit 16 people around the table.


We ate yummy food, of course.


Saxon tried his first turkey. He loved it!


Saxon chilled with Uncle Jason for about .001 second.


We went four wheeling on my parents land. Tad and Saxon loved it. I was a little nervous with Tad driving crazy and Saxon strapped to me.


We also showed our skills on the tramp. I love trampolines they are the best work outs and I can still bust out all the moves!


We played tennis a ton! Of course, I kicked all the girls booties in the girls tournament. Here is a picture of my parents kicking all of our booties in the couples tournament.


April and Saxon had a contest who can be the cheesiest in this picture!!!


One night we went up to SF and saw the amazing christmas tree and looked at the windows at Macy's. It was fun to be in the city!




We all had a great time! We have so much to be thankful for!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I love surfing!

So about a month ago I got to know a girl in my ward (Autumn) who surfs. I was so excited because I had been looking for a surfing buddy. My sister surfs but works all day, my surfing buddy Julie B. moved down to San Clemente, Tad and I of course can't surf at the same time because of Saxon, and the rest of the surfers I know are guys. So to find another girl who surfs and has the same schedule as me has been so fun. She has a bunch of girlfriends that get together and surf. Most of them have kids so we all share a babysitter. We have gone a bunch of times since I met all of them and every time the waves have been great and we have had so much fun. I really am so glad that I have met all of them. It is so much better then surfing alone! I am now able to go surf at least 3 times a week. I love it!

Here is Tad surfing rocky point.


Here I am surfing Turtle Bay.


Here is April (my sister), Jason (my brother), me, and Tad surfing in Brazil!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Do you know the way to San Jose?

We went up to San Jose to go to my brothers open house. It was great. We were able to go up and see some of our best friends from Hawaii the Allreds and the Beesleys. Like Sharon mentioned, it would have been so rad to have the Brynne, Aaron, and Cade there. It was great to see all the little kids and of course to catch up with everyone.

Here is a picture of all us back together again. It is weird to think that when we were in Hawaii there was only 1 baby (Miya). Now there are 5 more of the little ones.


I love this picture with the little kids playing together.


Here is a picture of the newest little ones. They were I think 5 weeks old here and the best little babies ever. They just slept the whole time.

Disneyland!

We have been going to Disneyland a lot. It has been so fun. Saxon is really loving the rides now that he is a little older.

We went during the week with some friends. Here is the picture of all the kids waiting while their moms went on Indiana Jones. You got to love being a Mom in Sounthern California!


We went with Pitts on a Friday night. We used the stroller passes so we didn't have to wait in lines! Here is the two Dads and their boys at Disneyland. It is too bad that Saxon is so white that he blends into the strollers background!



I love this picture. It looks like Saxon is going to throw up after the crazy ride. In reality, it was Tad who was about to throw up. He hates rides that go around and around.


It is fun to see Saxon grow up and be able to ride on his own horse or whale in this case!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy Halloween, for real this time!

We spent halloween with Jules kids. It was fun to see all of them dressed up. We went down to Main street and did all those fun activities (petting zoo, fun houses, slides, etc.) We then went around my neighborhood and went trick or treating.

Livi, Saxon, and Luke before the halloween events.


Saxon and me down on main street


Our vicious dragon

Carving Pumkins

Monday night we also had a fun time carving pumkins. Tad ended up having to go to a softball game before he could carve the pumkin so the Dixons and I had a fun time.

Our finished products.


Tad pretending like he had something to do with the carving of the pumkins


Our pumkins all lit up.

Pumkin Patch

On Monday night I took saxon to the pumkin patch. It was so fun. We met up with the Divis's and the Beutlers. Before this year I had not been to a pumkin patch in so many years. It is fun to have a kid so you have an excuse to do super random fun things again.

Here is Saxon in front of a sign that tells you how tall they are and the year. Every year you can take a picture in front of this sign and see how they are growing.


Saxon had so much fun on the trian with his friend Kaitlyn


Saxon went on the pony ride. It was so cute. He would hit the pony and then hold on for his life as the pony would fling his head back. My cowboy Grandpa would be so proud.




We tried to get a cute picture of the little ones but Saxon kept on wanting to eat the hay, maile was just wanting to kiss saxon and curren was loving throwing hay in Mailes hair. So much for the cute kid photo.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Halloween party

Happy Halloween. Well not quite yet. We went to this Halloween party this weekend. It was so fun they go crazy and all out. They have this spook alley and all these great games and of course excellent food. Here are some pictures.


Tad and I were ghost from the past. We just wore outfits from our old jobs.


Me and my crazy friends.


More crazy friends


The ultimate picture of crazy friends

Monday, October 8, 2007

The best week of my life!

We are so excited to announce that Sept 25th Saxon was officialy adopted. It was fast and easy and well worth the wait.



We were then so thrilled to be sealed to Saxon on Saturday the 29th. It was amazing. We came into the room and he was there smiling and waving. It was so cute. We had lots of family and friends there. It was a perfect day. We are so blessed.





Then on Sunday the 30th. Tad was able to bless Saxon. It was a great finish to an excellent week. I didn't take any pictures of Saxon in his white clothes because by the end of church they were so dirty. I will need to take some of him now since they are clean. But here are some pictures of Saxon on sunday playing with his friend Maile and then in the car with his cousins.


Sunday, September 23, 2007

September update

Hey guys we had a great month.  Here is some of what we have been up to.

Labor day weekend we went up to Utah to see Tad's uncle (Giff Neilsen) have his football number retired. it was great. His family through me a shower which was fun to see all the girls in the family. The next day we then went to the BYU football game and all the events that happened with the number being retired. It was really fun. Go BYU!







After Utah we went to Colorado to visit my Grandma Gustavson. It was fun to see her again. She loved little Saxon


The next weekend we were able to go to the UCLA BYU game. It was a blast even though BYU lost.




We of course through out the last month visited the beach a ton. Saxon is crawling and he loves to get dirty in the sand. I have to give him a pacifier so he doesn't eat the sand!!








Then this last weekend my brother got married. It was so great. He got married in the San Diego Temple. Everything was beautiful! Saxon wore a little Tuxedo that my mom bought him. It was the cutest thing in the world!