People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Monday, January 16, 2012

Holiday Time - Arizona

We left St. George Christmas Eve and went to AZ to spend Christmas with my family.

My dad getting acquainted with Allie. Regan was talking to my dad while he was holding Allie and said, "Grandpa, Allie is the best Christmas present ever!". So sweet :)

One awesome guy and three sweet gals. How lucky am I?!?

Santa, aka Keith Bigler, came and saw the girls. He is so great. He goes around town every Christmas eve and sees a bunch of kids and gives them a candy cane. The girls remember him from last year and were so excited to see him again. He grew a beard just for the occasion.

On Christmas day we went to church then came home and opened presents. My mom got the girls the cutest dresses. Regan is not into pretty fru- fru dresses, but she loved this so much that she said she wanted to wear it every Sunday. Hooray!

Sophie was so concerned about what Kandra would think about her dress. "Do you think Kandra will love my dress? Do you think she'll think I look beautiful? I hope she does." They're precious.
Gavin and Brett didn't want to miss out on picture time. Ok, maybe Brett didn't care, but Gavin wanted in on the action.

I love this gorgeous dress Allie has on. She is such a little beauty. (4 weeks old)

Christmas was great. Not too many pictures of the actual mayhem. I got these from Kandra, but we had a good time anyway. Later that day we went to Pinetop to have Christmas dinner with Wendy and her family since Skyler can't really travel right now because of his surgeries. 21 inch incision on his back!! The poor kid.

Jason, Allie, and yours truly

Sophie and Gavin

Kandra, Brett, Gavin

The next day Jason and Kandra took the kids out sledding. They had a great time!

We had a great time in AZ. It's always nice to go back to my home town and see my family and great friends. I wish we lived closer so it isn't several months in between visits, but we live where we have to and must bloom where we're planted!


Aunt Tiff said...

Love your post! Love your girls dresses!! I just wanna kiss on Allie's cheeks!

Catherine said...

Ooh, ooh, I want to kiss on Allie's cheeks, too. She's so precious. When can I come over? :) Jason looks super happy to be the daddy of 3 gorgeous girls. I'm so glad you had time with YOUR dad, mom, and fam. What a great Christmas!

Becky and the Boys said...

Love all the dresses - so fun!

The Merrills said...

So much snow!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Hopefully I didn't disappoint Sophie with my answer that she looked beautiful and she was prettier than a princess! It was good to see little Allie. SHe is so cute:)