Winter Fun

Today is our last day of school before our break! This is at the Elementary School near our home where we've been checking out books. We had a ton to return and I had planned to not check out any more until after the break. Ray found a bunch he wanted, we settled on one each...much like I settled on what Katie decided she was wearing.



Katie helping me wrap presents: 

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Katie wanted me to get a picture after she did our hair for bed:


Ray has been sleeping in a lot lately so Katie and I find we are enjoying time together in the morning. I know she loves having me all to herself.

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There where a couple mornings I would hold tuck her into my bed and she would sleep just as long as her brother. 


She was giving our lesson for Family Home Evening and it was amazing to see how big she has gotten! I mean seriously look at how long her legs have gotten!



Sometimes it is hard to fit into places she used to. I love her ingenuity and making it possible to lay down, eat cereal, and watch Barbie on the iPad!




Christmas Traditions

For eight years in a row we have gone to see Christmas lights at Our Lady of the Snows with family. Here Katie, Caleb, Ray and Hannah are posing in front of a beautiful tree they had near the gift shop where we pick out a new member for our nativity. Grace got the best shoot of all of them smiling and one of my favorites ever of Hannah below (all her are square with borders).




The kiddos stood up out of the sun roof of our Jeep to see the lights. Grace has a sun roof too so Hannah and Katie would talk back and forth about the lights as we drove around the grounds.

Ray and Hannah on a camel!


Katie's version of the same thing:


Boppy, BJ, and Caleb:


Ray deciding which hungry goat to feed

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Katie's carrots where gone quickly, she talked and pet every animal that she could:

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The Santa picture from the Mall is my favorite even through Katie wasn't the happiest about being with Santa. They met this Santa at Walmart and I think he wanted the picture more than even I did. 



Happy Thanksgiving!

Both Emily and Grace's families came to the Farm for Thanksgiving! The whole Myler-side was together and we sure had a blast! Once again Grace got some wonderful pictures (square ones with borders) that I have included.

 (Back: Boppy, Me, Gamma, Ray, David holding Caleb, Josh holding Hannah, Sam, and Jack) Emily holding Lindsay, BJ holding Katie, and Rob: 

 The weather was cloudy and rainy for the most part, but the boys all took turns hunting with Boppy and Unkie. Jack was the lucky one to actually shot something. The squirrel ending up tasting pretty good too!

Emily got this for Boppy:


Katie still "climbs every mountain" on her Boppy even though she is getting kinda big. She wasn't happy about me snapping a picture because I was interrupting her movie watching:


This is a fun gift we did for Uncle Rob. His pants that were meant for the trash made it to us with some of BJs stuff so we added a feature:


Uncle Rob with Hannah and Caleb:


Caleb was is the youngest of my nephews and it is crazy to see how much he has grown:


THEN (Dec 2014):

 

NOW:

Caleb just up from a nap and Gamma worried about something:



These were taken a bit before we went to the Farm but I love how he just makes himself comfortable when he is eating.


Caleb in the sandbox: 
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Caleb playing Peek-a-Boo with Boppy and I:

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DANCE PARTY!:
(Caleb, Hannah, Ray, and Katie)

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Even though it was Thanksgiving, we exchanged some gifts and spent a lot of time playing!

THEN (Dec 2014):
Hannah, Katie, Josh, Lindsay, Sam (front), Frank, Caleb, Ray, Jack


NOW:
(Back: Lindsay in my arms, Josh, Sam) Katie, Frank, Hannah, Ray, Jack, Caleb

 

Sam and Frank loved their RC Tanks:


Lindsay, Sam and Frank playing with the Princess Plah-doh Linds got:

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Hannah, Lindsay, and Katie playing dolls:

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We set up a DVD player in Gamma's room so that there were more choices for the kids!

Lindsay, Hannah, and Katie snuggled up:


Ray, Hannah, Frank, and Lindsay (front) with popcorn:


I put the girl's hair up in curlers! Unfortunately they didn't say in over night:(

Hannah and Frank:


Josh and Hannah:


Holidays go by so quickly, I am so glad we got to spend so much time with each other!







Our Family

The month of November has reminded me of the wonderful blessing my family is in my life. I am blessed to have the best husband in the world. He has been my best friend for 10 years now and I can't imagine my life without him. We have two wonderful children and our youngest Katie is a brillant little girl who loves to dress up: 




Have her hair done:




Help with laundry:


Share good news (her Daddy finally got an Xbox One):


watch good shows:


and help take care of babies/puppies:


(especially our Rose)

This is THE puppy her Daddy got for her when she was born. She dressed he up to match her outfit for the day:


Our oldest is this wonderful young man who takes after his father and loves to play video games:



 and enjoy a good meal:



 
I don't have adequate words to describe the happiness it brings me to see my husband get to enjoy our children. I know that we don't always have a ton of time spend with him and it is staggering how quickly they are growing up. My greatest desire is to make sure we enjoy the time we do have.