Sunday, September 20, 2009

Grandma'a are Great!!!.....Husbands are too! :)

Zachary Ethan

Brayden loves to hold his brother, and then after about 10 seconds he tells me that he is all done. What a nut!
Brianna is such a great helper.
Here is one of the first pictures of our little guy. Ryan was so helpful during the whole delivery, and of course after also. I really have a wonderful husband! Any guy that keeps reminding the nurses that their wife really wants an epidural like NOW is a great guy!!! By the way, when I got to the hospital, I was dialated to 8cm, and by the time I got my epidural, I was probably at 9cm. Not my idea of fun, but glad everything went okay. And for now, we are enjoying being "walking zombies"! :)

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Washington D.C. Temple Trip

Yesterday we took a family trip to the Washington D.C. Temple. I am so grateful for temples on the earth today that allow us to be an eternal family. It was so fun to hear Brianna & Brayden get excited about seeing the temple. One of their favorite songs to sing almost everyday is "I Love to See the Temple." And of course, this temple has a special meaning to me because this is where I was sealed to my mom, dad, and sister when I was only one and a half years old. I am grateful for a loving Father in Heaven that wants us to be an eternal family. I know that families can be together forever, and that makes me so HAPPY!!!
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fun with the Bun (in the oven)!

We went to the beach a couple of weekends ago, and the Ryan and the kid's convinced me to let them bury me in the sand...So, I have to admit, it has been quite a while since I have done this, and my memory of how much sand (in all those weird places) gets trapped in your swimsuit afterward was a little off. Note to will be a while until I do THAT again...but it was still very fun.
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Dance Costumes!!!

This is one of my favorite pics of Brianna in her costume. Doesn't she have the best smile???
Pictured are the other two girls in her ballet class, Kate and Lacey. They did a wonderful job during the recital and I was so proud of all of them....especially my lil' dancer! I'll attach a video of their dance soon (it's on our video camera still).

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Uncle Ray and Brianna

Ryan absolutely LOVES this picture of his brother and our little girl. And of course he should! Brianna was so excited to go to the beach and what made it really special was there her Uncle Ray got to go with her. It has been over a week now, and we are still hearing her talk about the fun family trip and her famous Uncle Ray!!! :) Thanks Ray for bring so cool!!!
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Beach Day with Uncle Ray

We're ready for a fun day at Virginia Beach!
Uncle Ray helped out by carrying Brianna after she got tired from walking along the boardwalk.

These next two pics are kinda funny b/c they look like they go together....but no, Brianna did not push Brayden into the sand...he just did that all by himself! What a silly MESSY boy!

The boys (Ryan & Ray) had a fun time building a wading pool for the kids. The kids had a fun time digging, splashing, and falling into it!

Some quality Uncle & Nephew time!

This picture is to document the fact that both these young strapping lads decided that a water temp of 50 degrees was NOT going to stop them from diving into the water...personally, I think they're both CRAZY! It was pretty funny to watch them get the guts up to do it though. I think they were out there in the water for about 1 hour before Ryan just jumped right into a wave, and then Ray followed shortly after. I tried to get close enough just to take pictures and my feet were FREEZING!!! It's so fun to see boys just being boys! :)

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Williamsburg anyone???

Ryan had a great idea to check out Williamsburg, VA. So, we packed up the kids, and some lunches, and headed out for the day (a little unprepared because it RAINED alot of the time we were there...but we still had a great time!) Here are some pics from our visit (and by the way....we didn't even buy tickets and we still had a great time!)

Brayden practicing his "sad"face for this pic! And next, we enjoyed a pipes and drum sounded really cool, and the kids really loved it too!
This is how we teach our kids to work hard! And check out this water fountain in a barrel! Cool, huh?
We asked how much a ride in the fancy carriage, $20/person and the ride lasts 20 minutes!!! Yeah, can't afford that one right now!!!

The kids and I just relaxing after playing a serious game of Duck, duck, goose in the commons area lawn. I love spending time with our little family! Oh....the memories! :)Posted by Picasa

Our Easter Surprise!

Ryan and I have been training our kids to play quietly in their rooms when they first wake up (so we can get some extra Zzzz's and sleep a little later then 6 am on Sat. mornings). This has been working really great! So, the night before the Easter Bunny came (actually Fri. night b/c we celebrated the pagan side of Easter on Sat. this year) Ryan and I stuffed the eggs and set it out on the table nice and pretty for the next morning. Looks perfect...right????
Well, the next morning we wake up to Brianna saying to Ryan, "Dad, come quick, come quick! You won't believe your eyes! The easter bunny came last night, and he gave us candy...and we are EATING IT RIGHT NOW!!!! So, we both groggily wonder downstairs to discover every candy filled egg dumped onto the kitchen table, and the big chocolate bunnies opened and melting in their little hands! Oh, what fun to be a parent!!! Serves us well for trying to get a little extra sleep!!! hahaha...gotta LOVE KIDS! And we do, especially ours!
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Easter Fun

A family from church made this giant Easter Bunny cake (really adorable...but HUGE) for Brianna and Brayden...they LOVED it! They were sooooo excited!
This year we tried our hand at an easter bunny foam cottage...the kids really got into it, so much, that I was the one trying to hurry them up to finish, and they wanted to use every tiny piece! Brianna spent most of her time decorating a flower with every foam dot possible!!! A lot of work for a little girl, very detail oriented like her perfectionist dad! :)

Here we are decorating our easter eggs! With Princess and Ball stickers! We had a lot of tie-dyed eggs (smashed in the process of coloring them). They look really cool on the inside, and make for colorful egg salad sandwiches!

Ryan, getting into the action too! Lots of fun and lots of mess to clean up...but well worth it!
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ultrasound pics

Picture #1 is a profile, #2 is a tiny hand reaching up (how sweet!), #3 is our little boy facing down and an awesome view of his spinal incredible!!!
These pics aren't as great as the one's above but you can still see in this pic that this is like looking face to face with our little boy (eyes are on the far right, and a hand on the far left), same thing in the next pic, and then the last one is our...."Yep, that's definately a BOY" picture! :) Anyway, hope you enjoy!

Here are the wonderful pics from our ultrasound. Enjoy!
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Results are In.....

We had our ultrasound yesterday....and we are so proud and excited to announce that we will be adding another BOY to the Miller family (we're keeping the Miller tradition of Y chromosome dominance going)!!! He looks healthy, and perfectly's really a miracle, isn't it? Anyway, just wanted to fill everyone in on our exciting news! Now, our biggest problem is coming up with another boy name! (and FYI we're probably not going to do the "Br" names again.) Any suggestions?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Too Much Fun All Dressed Up

After I got the kids ready for church...I had to take a picture of them...they just looked soooo CUTE! Matching and all. Of course, I had to match them too, but I was the one behind the camera. How did I end up with such happy kids?

Saturday Adventures

This last Saturday, the kids and I had some fun adventures! First stop, a garage sale. Now, I do not usually go to these things...but every once in a while, I get these crazy urges to go garage sale shopping! Maybe it's the fact that I just might find a GREAT bargain...but I'll never know unless I stop by! So, I did, and I found some great deals on summer clothes for Brianna...including a dress which she is modeling in the last picture. I love how Brianna gets so excited when she gets something new (well, new to her)...even from a garage sale...she must be my daughter!

After we did all the shopping, the weather was so great the kids got to spend some time playing in their sand table...making "blueberry sand pies", and plates of noodles, and corn...which is Brianna's favorite meal.
And this little guy wants to be just like his big sister. He always says, "Brianna, I love you. You're my best friend." Over, and over, and over is sooooo cute!!!! Totally melts a mom's heart!

Here is Brayden sporting his new Spiderman sunglasses (that match his prized posession..a spiderman bookbag) and holding his new Percy train (free from Toys R Us thanks to a great Aunt Molly)! This kid LOVES to get dressed up. If you look closely, you can see the huge kid snow gloves on his hands (about ten sizes too big!) and also from the garage sale, which he wore during and after his afternoon nap. What a silly guy!

Modeling her new garage sale treasure! Her special Hawaiian dress!