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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful Christmas and I feel like it is still going!
We have had a busy week and my kids are totally wiped out, but we had so much fun hanging out with family this week. We went to my mom's on Christmas Eve. Jaime, Casey and Brody came up for Christmas, so it was so fun to spend time with them and be entertained by cute little Brody.
Grandma getting in as many cuddles as possible this week!
I know most babies do this, but this is really all Jenna has done for the last 3 days. Every time we turned around...
Cade would take any opportunity he could to help others open their gifts.
Had to post these creepo pictures even though the boys will hate me for it...they will never know unless they ever check my blog! In our family we have started a Christmas sweater tradition. This year, it advanced to a few Christmas outfits and some creepy, creepy mustaches. I wish I got a close up of Jesse's vest! It was soooo awesome!
Don't ask.....
Our little family!
Cade helping Jenna...while Jenna eats paper...again!
We spent Christmas day with Jesse's family. We had a great day with lots of fun and some yummy food. Cade got a new train from Grandma and Grandpa Flexhaug. He loves it!
We had Christmas with my Dad and Marci on Boxing Day. We were trying to get a nice picture with him and the kids, but it didn't quite go over very well.

Cade got a new tobaggan from Grandpa.


Jenna got a giant horse...she is eating the tags!


Cade's typical smiling face! Will he ever get over the closing eye smile?


Jenna getting cuddles from Dad. She looks so happy! What are Megan and Julie doing???


Cade and Grandpa checking out the horses. The best part of visiting Grandpa.

My two little angels!
My Christmas present this year was a new camera that I LOVE. Jesse had been stashing money for the last 5 or 6 months so he could actually get me something without me checking the bank account. I was really wanting a new camera, but didn't think it would happen for awhile. He surprised me with it on Christmas Eve. He is so thoughtful and such a wonderful Dad and husband. I feel so blessed to have my little family. I love them all so much!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

So Jenna is almost 10 months old and she has no interest in crawling. She is finally starting to roll around and today she actually stays on her stomach for more than 2 minutes!


But, this is what happens....major freakout!
Cade has been loving the snow. We got him a little shovel and some new winter boots and he can stay outside forever. I don't understand how little kids don't get cold?!


Kristi made Jenna the cutest little dress ever, even if it was a little tight! She is posing as a little model for Imbue Designs!






Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I love love love these pictures...

If you want to see some pretty cute pictures of my kids check out Caylee Secretan Photography. Thanks so much Caylee, we can't wait to get them up in our house!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

So, apparently this post is way past due! I thought this week was going to be a nice relaxing week, but I guess I'm just not capable of it! I have started several projects that are all kind of mid point and it's already Thursday...only two more days! I really haven't been very good at taking pictures lately, so here are just a few! You have probably seen this picture or something very similar on Jaime's blog, but we went down for Brody's 1st birthday in November and had a blast! Cade sure loves his cousin and the new puppy! He is still talking about it weeks later. So, happy birthday to the cutest little one year old!


Cade expereinced his first hockey game this past weekend. We took him to watch his uncle's battle it out on the ice! It was an exciting game even for men's hockey. Uncle Jord gave him a puck and Uncle Justin cut down one of his broken sticks down to Cade size. He LOVES them. He had to sleep with the puck for a couple nights in a row and I'm pretty sure he has the most expensive hockey stick of any 2 year old around! As much as I try and keep hockey out of his system, it just keeps creeping in!


Cade loving the snow, even if it only lasted a day. I'd just like to point out that he is wearing sneakers and a hoodie still! We are loving this November weather!




Jenna playing with Brody's toys!



Why do kids have to sit so close all the time??




Cade thought he needed to sit in a baby chair too. Hanging out in our pj's!


Okay, so I know Cade has super creepy eyes in this picture, but I just couldn't resist taking a picture of him. I have been pretty busy with nails the last couple of weeks and he wanted to get in on the fun. He sat across from me and plopped his hands down so I would do his nails. I don't think I will show Jesse this picture!!
That's all for now. Back to everyday life!








Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

We have had a busy month...like always! It never seems to slow down. Jesse is just about done school for the year and in the middle of exams. I have been taking a nail course to do gel nails. It is a little more challenging than I was expecting, but it will be great once I get more practice in. I have also decided to take a short waxing course and that will also help bring in business. I just need to think of a cute business name that's not "Jackie's nails" and then I will be set! My mom and Megan were so gracious with their time and they came to be models for my class. They were both so supportive! Thank you Mom and Megan!!
This year Cade is finally old enough to actually enjooy Halloween! He dressed up as Batman and Jenna was the cutest little flower ever! We did the whole trick or treating thing and Cade went to a few houses and then said he wanted to go home. We didn't fight him! He already had a full bucket of candy and that was plenty!


Cade enjoying his Halloween snacks!


Jenna was not impressed with the costume, but I was able to snap few shots!

Love this picture!








Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I had to take a few pictures of the kids new outfits! Cody (Jesse's brother) was just in Vietnam on a medical mission and he brought the kids back these awesome outfits. I think they look pretty good! Cade loves wearing it. He thinks they are pajama's. This one looks a litle decieving like she is standing, but she is really balancing against the couch! Cade was doing some sort of kung fu moves in thes next few.


I love this picture. It was taken by one of Jesse's uncles at a family function recently.





Thursday, October 2, 2008

Well, I am copying Jaime's post and listing some of my favs. I know she won't expect me to do this, but here we go...

10 Simple Things!

1. Only having to get out of my bed once in a night. I know everyone loves this one, but I really love it right now because it rarely happens.

2. Shopping and actually having money to spend without feeling quilty!

3. When Jesse cooks supper! He's a better cook than I am.

4. A night out with my husband, even if it's just an hour.

5. Fast internet.

6. Pushing my kids on the swing at the park. They both love it so much.

7. When Cade can wear a pair of pants for more than one day before they have to be washed. Not a fan of laundry!

8. Ice cream

9. A fast clerk at the grocery store.

10. Hitting all green lights on the way to church when you are running a late, which is us every Sunday!

So normally I would put up pictures, but I don't have time cause it took me too long to think of these 10 things! Have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Lovin' the sunshine...

Not too much going on with us. We have been home quite a bit, which has been great! I enrolled in a gel nails course, so I am looking forward to that next month. I will set up in the basement. I think it will be fun. I have also started to get busier with Shade, which is nice while Jesse is in school. He is liking school and the change of pace from work.
The kids are doing well. Cade has taken a liking to Shrek and wants to watch it ALL the time. It is nice the first couple times so I can get things done, but now I feel like he is a couch potato and he is only 2. We have been trying to get him busy with other things so he doesn't want to watch tv so much. I think it is the start of a life long struggle of no tv or video games. He is already obsessed with the Wii controllers. He always wants to play MarioKart with Jesse. He thinks he's playing anyway!
Jenna is 7 months today! She is sitting up, so I had to get a picture. She is a bit tippy still, but we pile the pillows around her. I took a few pictures after church last Sunday of her and Cade of course wanted in on that too. I know I am her mother, but I think she is getting pretty darn cute!
Cade can never smile with his eyes open...I don't get it?! He loves to be the big brother!
Enjoying the nice weather at the park!

Look how small Jenna is!

Well we better get out and enjoy the nice days while we have them!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Busy, busy!

This past week was pretty exciting/busy for us.
Jaime and Brody decided to come for a visit (YAY!) while her carpet got replaced. We had a lot of fun hanging out with them! Brody has already grown so much and they have only been gone a month! Jaime is such a good friend and sister. Good thing she is, because she witnessed and had to put up with all my absent-mindness (if that is a word) this week. One day I backed over my nice new double stoller and wrecked one of the wheels. I didn't realize that I did wreck it at the time and just threw it in the back of the Envoy. The next day Jaime and I decided to take the kids to the mall and go shopping. I pulled the double stroller out for Cade and Brody to share and realized that the tire was turned in and there was no way it would work. So, a long story short, we ended up renting those little car stroller things in the mall and I ended up carry Jenna the whole time and pushing Cade. In the end, I think it worked out better. The boys loved their rides and Jenna was so happy to be carried the whole time! Oh ya and that morning, before I picked Jaime up for shopping, I had the kids and strollers all ready in the car and I realized i locked my keys in the house! Ya, not the smartest thing I have ever done! I borrowed my neighbors phone and luckily my mom saved the day and had our spare key with her. She saves the day a lot!!
The kids had lots of bonding time and Cade loves "Brobro" (Cade language for Brody). They were waiting for the garbage truck. The 3 grandkids. Brody is always posing! Jenna looking a little cranky! She is 6 months old already!
Jesse's brother Trevor came home from his mission on Monday night. He served in Monterray (probably spelt it wrong!) Mexico mission. We were all so excited to see hime. He left when Cade was 3 months old, so it was like having a new uncle! Cade went to him right away and gave him a big hug. We went to the airport at 10pm and Cade was a little loopy, but he did well. We have been at the Flexhaug's almost every night this week hanging out and spending time with Trevor. All of the grandparent's came on the weekend and then Sunday Trevor spoke at church and did a great job! It is so amazing the hear his testimony and experiences. He is trying to teach Cade spanish. Between him and Diego, I'll never understand him!
Welcome home Elder Flexhaug!

The three boys all squished on the couch together. We were worried about the couch!

We had family pictures on Sunday after church. I downloaded the worst picture, but I don't have time to change it, so this is it! I have wonderful in-laws and we have a lot of fun together! I am blessed!

Besides that, not too much else going on. Jesse started school today, so we are starting our 10 weeks of being poor and on EI. It will be a long 10 weeks being stuck at home without a car, but hopefully that will mean I will get all of my projects done that I have been meaning to do. I am grateful for a hard working husband, school is not his first choice, but it means more money so we like that!! Jenna is going to FREAK out soon and Cade keeps coming out of my closet with random shoes on and Jesse's ties so I better get them under control!