Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy 2009

We got our family pictures done a week or so before Christmas. It was pretty cool. Jason would rather go to the dentist then take family pictures so it has been a few years. Anyway, Happy New Year! We wish you all the best in 2009.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas from the Buchanan's

We spent the week before Christmas in the most magical place on earth... Our favorite haunt Disneyland!

They can be kind of grumpy getting ready for the big day... really (try flying & see how easy it is)
Those are the real deal... no fakey fakes here in the magic kingdom.

We got to meet the Mrs. She taught us a thing or two about cookie decorating.

Paige, Santa & James - this Disneyland Santa is extra smiley (isn't he adorable)

Jason (32), Abbey (3 months), Paige (6), Santa (pretty dang old), James (4), and Maren (33) - Merry Christmas - we hope it's a good'n.

James & Paige in front of Sleeping Beauty's glittering castle

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

2 month old baby girl & us

Here's just a load of pictures from the last month... enjoy my freaking cute baby!

This was just snapped a few weeks ago, but the closest thing to family picture we have that is recent.

snow in Utah?... just for the Buchanan's

This is how it looked when we got there. Not even very cold out, but my kids were FREEZING to death & begging silly grandpa to make a fire in their wood burning stove.

Their wish came true & we did get to enjoy snow. It melted within a day, but it did snow twice and it was nice while it lasted.

Paige, Michael (my brother's son) and James enjoying the snow.

Barefeet in the snow? What kind of mother lets her kids go outside like that?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Aunt Megan's wedding

My baby sister was married November 1st - our little baby is all grown up... she is so pretty. We love our little Mega Dega. This is Megan with all the girl grandchildren. My mom made all these beautiful dresses.
Aren't they gorgeous girls! Avery (Kelly's in orange), Abby & Molly (Josh's in green), Ashley & Lexli (Joey's in gold), Grace (Jared's in purple)

James standing apart from the crowd.

My girls with my baby sister.

Sunny - maid of honor & our beautiful bride.

The sister's - Mare, Sunny, Allison, Megan, Kelly & Leslie.

Leslie & Jimmy with their 3 crazy boys (Jackson, "Yum-yum" William, and Tommy)

Kelly & Lloyd with their kids (Ethan, Aidan & Avery)

Jared & his kids - (Jordan, Michael, and Grace)

Joey & his two - (Alexis & Ashley)

Josh & Alea & their girls (Molly Mae & Abby Lynn)

Megan made these flowers for all the girls hair (ALL the girls - including all of her sisters)

Paige & Maren - bff's (I can wish, right?)

The Happy couple - Dyson (Tyson) and Megan Rose

My little sugar being passed around and kissed all over the entire reception.

Avery, Molly Mae & Grace - such pretty girls.

The table arrangements - made by me... yes, darling I know - they rock!

big sisters & baby brothers - Aidan, Avery, James & Paige

The scrumptious cakes made by Kelly - aren't they loverly?

The bride's parents (empty nester's, yeah right!) - bitter sweet... happy to see their baby with Dyson, but sad to watch her grow up.

My mom & sister came up with this crazy idea of draping plastic across the ceiling. I thought they were crazy, but it turned out amazing. Also, they did this reception on next to nothing & it turned out amazing.

Dyson - my new brother in law. Does he fit my crazy family or what? He is funny & even though Josh laughs a little too hard at his jokes... he is a keeper.

My dad & my baby girl... two favorites in one picture. LOve them! I stood across the room and watched him talk to her and look into her eyes. I'm so glad that Abbey has a great dad to raise her. They make all the difference in the world.

Avery caught the bouquet toss. Watch out Kelly She looks a little too happy about it.

And lastly "the cake fight" - is that how most receptions end or just ours?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween in St.George

This year we got to spend our Halloween in St.George, UT... so much fun! This was our first year to Trick or Treat with our Utah cousins. We were in Utah for Aunt Meggie's wedding. We love Megan & had a blast!

The boys attack Megan...

All the kids together - Indian Lexi, Yum Yum (the puppy), Jackson (transformer), Molly Mae (Cinderella), Paige (Princess), Abby (Cinderella's worker mouse), Tommy (ninja), Ashley (Pocahontas), Abbey (pink kitten), and James (Spider man)

The two Abbey's - Abbey Buchanan (Maren & Jason) and Abby Byrnes (Josh & Alea)

Scott, Jason & Josh - hanging out watching the kids play.

Paige & Molly Mae - our two princesses

Jason & James - Trick or Treating

Paige, Aunt Sunny & Lexi - running around Trick and Treating!

Baby Abbey at our neighborhood party in Mesa.

James & Paige on their way to the neighborhood party

My little kissable kitty cat! Sooo adorable!