Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas 2009 at Carranza's

This year we were lucky to spend Christmas as The Carranza's. All of my siblings were at my parents house for the nice long holiday weekend. It was great for the kids to play with their cousins. My parents loved having everyone together under one roof. I am so grateful for my parents and the wonderful time were able to spend with family.

Brody and Abby playing blocks. Brody is only a couple of weeks older then Abby. They will be best buddies when they are older.

Brody & Abby

The Kids must have been extra good this year that Santa stopped by on Christmas Eve to Grandma and Grandpa house. Brody didn't enjoy him, either did Brynlee that's why there is no pictures of her with him.

Brayden loves Santa.. (too bad he doesn't know that it was really the missionary from my parents ward. this elder was a great sport.)

Christmas Morning.... Santa was here...

Brynlee wasn't that excited. She opened her 1st present and loved but didn't want to open anymore after that. I guess Santa should have only bought her one thing and she would have been happy.

Too early....

The family on christmas morning... All of pretty faces...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 Family Pictures

Our fun loving Family

Our Brayden Boy - 5 yrs old

Brynlee Our little Diva - 2 1/2

Brody Our Cuddle bug - 14 months old

The Three Joys of our Life!!!

Momma and her little girl!

My companion for eternity, can't live without him...

These are just some of my favorite ones. I think that all of them turned out really beautiful. Picture taking is a lot fun/work with a 2yr old and 15 month old. I want to Thank my Friend Tara for the wonderful pictures. These are memories that I will always treasure.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas..From Our Family to Yours

We are so grateful for Our Savior Jesus Christ. We are thankful for his birth and the wonderful example that he set. We hope that everyone enjoys this special holiday with people that you love.
The McNeils

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Oo..Hunting we will go

Brayden was so excited to get a tree. He wanted one right after Thanksgiving so that he could decorate it. Matt only likes to get real trees, so it is too hard to get a tree so early because they don't last until Christmas when you get a real one. Brayden would ask us a couple times a week when are we going to get a tree. We finally got one on the 15Th of December. We went as a family to hunt or find the perfect tree. That night we decorated it and turned all the lights out in the house to sit and look at the tree with the pretty lights. Brayden loves to turn the christmas tree lights on every night. He loves to watch them twinkle and glow.

This kid is so happy to finally have a tree in our house.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The weekend Together..

We celebrated our Anniversary weekend relaxing with no kids. My parents were so kind to keep our kids from Friday to Sunday. We slept in enjoyed each other's company without being interrupted. We went to a movie which we don't get to do much. We also enjoyed a delicious dinner out. We also did some shopping, and it was nice that we didn't have to hurry home to take the sitter home. Thanks Mom and Dad for watching our kids for the weekend. I am lucky to have a husband that knows how to make me feel loved.

This is what I found when I came home from work on Friday..
I loved them

This where we enjoyed are delicious dinner.. They even made my favorite dessert. Matt had made a special request just for me.

After dinner we were so full, can you tell by our happy faces.

We walked around Scottsdale and went shopping. We found a huge Christmas tree and had to take a picture.

Thanks for the wonderful night out honey! I love you so much.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

10yrs ago...I married the Man who won my Heart!

He smiled at me, and my heart melted.
He held my hand, and I felt magic.
He kissed my lips, and I knew love.

He married me and I couldn't have hoped for anyone else.

We were married on Dec 11th, 1999. It hasn't been the easiest 10 years of my life, but it has been well worth it. We have had many trials, good ones, bad ones, hard ones, easy ones. Through this trials I have learned how to love, how to be patient, how to listen, how to support each other and how to help each other grow closer to lord so that we can return to live with our father in heaven. I am so thankful for the husband that Matthew is to me. I know at times I don't appreciate it. But I want him to know that I do notice the small things that he does to make my life a little easier. He is a wonderful father to our three beautiful children. He love playing with them and showing his love to them. He would do anything for us. I am thankful that we are an eternal companions. We are stuck with each other forever.

I love you Matthew!

Happy Anniversary Babes!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Homemade Gingerbread Fun

Last Sunday my sister Clarissa and her family came over for dinner. It was great. She also brought over the stuff to make gingerbread friends. My sister loves making things for the kids and they love helping her make things. Here are some pictures of the Family Fun that we had that night. I think the best part of the night is that Brynlee couldn't wait for the frosting to be made so she ate her Brynlee Gingerbread Girl. We had a great laugh.

Thanks Aunt Clarissa!!

We love you!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Season is Finally over....

Go Bulldogs!!

Brayden in action this year!!

Brayden excited to finally get his trophey

Brayden's Trophey!!

Brayden played his last soccer game this Saturday Dec 5th. He was excited to play his last game so that he could get his trophy after his game. It was a cold morning because our game was at 8:45am. Brayden has learned and improved a lot this year. He scored many goals this season. We are so proud of the little soccer player that he is becoming. Matt volunteered to be Asst. Coach again he also enjoyed the time with the kids on the team.
I am sure there will be many more seasons to come.

Way to Go Bulldogs!!!!

Gingerbread Day!!

Brayden couldn't wait for Friday Dec. 4th....

He was so excited to go to school that day. They were reading the story about the gingerbread man and doing fun activites. His favorite part of the day was that he made his very own gingerbread man. He couldn't wait until he made it home to take a bit, so he took one bit at school. When he got home he wanted to eat all the candy off of his little friend. I had to take pictures so that we could remember what his friend looked like to show Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa.