Monday, December 29, 2008


We had fun for Christmas. John's parents came over and had breakfast with us, and then watched Addison open her presents. Just an update on the snow thing, yeah, it was white for Christmas day, but the next it reached like 70 and all the snow melted and everything was slushy. It snowed again the next day!

I love her eyes in this shot

Having a tantrum before church

Just a crazy shot.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jingle Bells

She's a natural Tomkinson! Now I just need to find the music!

It Snowed

I have mixed feelings about the whole snow thing.

1. I HATE to clean my car off in the winter time.
2. It is really stinking cold right now.
3. I have not left the house for 3 days and am running low on milk and other perishables.
4. I am afraid of a repeat of last years ice storm.
5. Kansas weather is crazy, just last Saturday it was in the 60's
6. I have yet to have a White Christmas.
7. It's fun to play in, for about 30 sec. Then your hands freeze even with gloves on and the melted stuff gets in your shoes.
8. It's really pretty, until it gets dirty from all the traffic.
9. I do like to drink hot chocolate and watch a fire burn. We don't have a fireplace though, and who really needs the extra calories.

Ok, maybe I'm just really negative about it. I grew up in Arizona! I never had it snow for Christmas, and you could even go golf if that is your thing. I just really miss the heat. Morgan, If you read this, I will gladly trade you. Gas is just too expensive to heat your house to a non chilly point. I took Addison outside yesterday on our porch and after a min she started to freak out because her hand was freezing. Sorry John, I think we are going to have to veto the whole living in Kansas thing. I am so moving back to AZ someday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thanksgiving in Arizona

Ok, so it's been a couple of weeks, get over it. Here are some of the pictures from Thanksgiving at the Riggs. We went there because we love them, and my parents are in Honduras. I figured that would have been way to long of a drive for Addison to live through.

Decorating the tree for FHE
I love the way John bowls, he is so graceful.
Driving the mini van. He loved every minute of it. Our Expedition was in the shop because of the accident still so the dealership was so kind and gave us this to replace it.
Keeping her entertained for 20 hours is harder then you would think
John has been wanting to take the girls bowling ever since they beat him on the Wii
She loves to be out side
This was her favorite toy while we were there. I just love the John smirk!
Trisha, I mean Kristen teaching piano. Yeah, thanks, now she knows how to lift up ours!
John also helped Rusty tile their office. It was great because now he can do our house. We also say Shane and Sam for a little bit and Ed and Rachel's fam. Overall it was a lot of fun and I hope that we can do it again some time.