Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas 2011

We had a great Christmas this year!
On the 22nd, Grant and I got to go down to Salt Lake for one of my best friend's from growing up, Sarah's wedding. It was really beautiful but quite cold and windy outside!

We had an awesome view of the temple from the dinner at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
Fun little story for ya:
While waiting for the dinner to start we were letting the kids run around the halls outside of the room where the reception was held (on the 9th floor). I told Chelsea I had to go to the bathroom so we corralled the boys in that direction and then bumped into Liz and Linx. I set Grant down and said "OK, you guys watch him, I'm going to the bathroom" Welp, when I came out of the ladies room everyone is running up to me saying "We can't find Grant!" (once you set him down, he BOLTS off to go exploring) Apparently, everyone thought someone else was watching Grant (no one has claimed responsibility as of yet..)
Anyways, luckily I only had a few minutes to panic until some random girl walks up to me holding Grant saying,"is anyone looking for this kid?" Uh yes, me! She then proceeds to explain that he had GOTTEN ON THE ELEVATOR with them and rode down 9 floors to the lobby! (Filled with hundreds of people because of the lights) Once they got to the lobby and everyone got off, they realized Grant didn't belong to anyone and took him back up to us! Ahhh! I was actually quite calm, but looking back have realized it could have ended very differently. And I will never put a bunch of girls in charge of my child again ;)

Best Friends for many years!

Her dress was so perfect for Sarah (excuse the funny face, I caught her off guard ;)

Luke and Grant loved looking out the window

 Then, Chelsea and I went down to Beaver that night and Brandon followed with some friends the next day.
Grant and Luke took a bath together

Luke wasn't much of a fan

Luke's funny monkey hat

At the Yardley family party.
The Clinger family was VERY sneaky and ended up coming down to Beaver and surprising all of us!! So for the first time in a long time the ENTIRE Moyes family was all together! It was a joyous (and chaotic) reunion.

Brandon and McCoy acting out "8 maids a milking"

Christmas morning!
(It was necessary for this pic to be in black and white ;)

We were all very spoiled by Mimi and Papa
Grant's favorite toy was definitely his play vacuum...we've should've gotten him a real one so it would be of some use!

And then after church we attempted to get a picture of Grant in front of the tree...

He was having none of that.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Andersen Family Party

Sunday December 18th
Grant was not a fan of Santa :)

Santa with the cute Grandmas
We thought he had warmed up to Santa cuz he kept saying "hi!", but clearly didn't want to get any closer
My blue eyed boys
The sisters singing "Silent Night"
Our little lamb-yDo I look a little tired?? ;) It was a long dayThe shepardsThe lamb saying hello to baby JesusThe Nativity!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Future Missionary

Lil' Helper

This is what I get to have follow me around alllll day. Grant is always at my feet. I guess I shouldn't really complain cuz I always know where he is..but sometimes it's hard to get stuff done!

So I gave him and sponge and told him to get to work! He loved walking around and scrubbin' things down like Mama :)

South Hill Lights

Last Sunday our friends had a Christmas party and then we all went out to the lights at the South Hills.

It's just someone's house that they decorate like CRAZY all over their yard...I loved it.

The gang

Feeding the camel!

Brandon thought if he teased the camel with the carrot it would look at the camera...well it ate Grant's hand instead!!

Hahaha! He was freaking out and we were laughing (don't worry he was fine :)

Catch the spirit, ya'll!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Perfect for me...

I just wanted to write about my sweet husband tonight. He is the most amazing thing that could've happened to me. (Get ready for the cheese :) Today is just one example of all that he does for me: he wakes up at 6am and goes out into the FREEZING cold to the dairy. Grant usually sleeps until around 9 but today he was up and ready to go at 7:30. We all know I'm NOT morning person so I was not happy with this. I basically just laid him in bed with me and watched cartoons. Then when B came home for breakfast he could tell I was tired and took Grant out for me and fed him and let me sleep another hour. I had a rough day with Grant, he has been doing naughty things lately, not eating anything, follows me around on my heels alll day, and shattered one of my tree ornaments. When B came home from work he changed a poopy diaper (which just occurred, I promise I change my kid's diaper ;) and watched Grant for me so I could shower, (which is rare that I get to shower uninterrupted..Grant is always trying to climb in with me) Then after dinner, I was super frustrated cuz Grant would not eat anything except corn and cheese (suggestions for teaching your baby to not be a picky eater??) and then just started chucking his food all over the kitchen. I was done with it all and just went to my room to be alone. The next thing I know, Brandon has done the dishes, cleaned up, gave Grant his sippy cup, changed his diaper, and was coming in so I could kiss Grant goodnight. As I type this I can hear him singing and rocking Grant to sleep. I get teary eyed just thinking about all he does for me every day and literally without one word of complaint. He is the most selfless person I know and I still have no idea how I got so lucky...and why he wanted to marry this lazy bum :)

It bugs me when girl's seem to be in competition like "No, I have the best husband ever!" We all obviously think that about our husbands. But mine is just perfect for me :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


We got to spend Thanksgiving Day with the Andersen's in Burley. It was a full house, as always, but lots of chaotic fun!

I love this picture of Grant with sweet Grandma Roberts

Abbey and Rachel
Cute boys

Brandon with Lolly who was not into the whole picture taking at the moment ;)

The dreaded ping pong tournament ;)

Yeah, I lost barely to Trey....he's 8

But I DID beat Abbey :)

Brandon lost to Ben in the championship game...again

Then Grant and I went to Boise the next day where my parents and some siblings were.

The only pics I took were from bowling

Creeper Trever in the background..

Trev's lovely lady, Kaitlin
Skylar was nice enough to let Grant push the ball down on one of her turns

He was in heaven with all the balls everywhere!

And I couldn't wait to come home and decorate our little tree and add the cute bow ornaments I got from Tai Pan. So me, right?

So much to be grateful for this holiday season!!