Saturday, December 27, 2008

The fun continues

Canyon continues to be obsessed with "Kung Fu Panda". We've now all officially watched it 20 times. Yesterdays fun also included Lex and I almost hitting a pedestrian whilst on our way to In N' Out. She stepped out when the light was still yellow. I had to swerve into another lane to avoid her and almost hit another car.....Yikes!

So to ramp down the stress level, Lexi and I went and got some Pedicures, which was delightful.

Here is the finished product.

We were also thrilled that Lacy and Peeps joined the fun yesterday. Dave comes today and then the circle will be complete. Canyon and Penelope were also thrilled to spend some Cousin time. Not deterred that Penelope out weighs her by probably 10 pounds, Canyon insited on "holding" her. The result is one ridiculously cute photo.

Canyon and Penelope Best Friends Forever

Hope you all are continuing to have as wonderful a Christmas week as we are :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Today has been a great day. Lexi, H.B. and I got up this morning and went for a quick run, afterward everyone scattered to do their own last minute Eve things. Syd and Moe had to go to work and Lexi and Aussie took Cam to the airport and Penee and H headed out to see Cliff and do some grocery shopping.

Later on while we waited for Miley to get off work we all sat down and watched "Kung Fu Panda" none of us had ever seen it and we had a great time. Once Miley got home and all had eaten, we re-enacted the nativity-at least the part with Mary and the Donkey, and then Jeff and Pam came over and we talked and carried on some more :)

And now for a few photos-Aussie and Canyon snuggling on the couch

Canyon helping Lex get all gussied up

Canyon clearly has learned a few tricks from Grandpa H.B.

The Donkey takes Mary for a ride to Bethlehem

H.B. just getting warmed up as he tries to out funny his Brother Jeff

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Vacation So Far.....

We've braved arctic blizzard conditions, our ride down to AZ should have taken 9 hours and instead took 13 hours +. We arrived at 7 am this morning and immediately all crashed. We woke up around 9:30 got showered and headed down to Sierra Vista to pick up Aussie. Lucky us, it was another 6 hours round trip in the car. Here are some picture high lights

Lacy made us a delcious lunch when we arrived. Here is Sydnee, Lexi and Austin enjoying some delicious broccoli cheese soup

Here is The Steige maxin' and relaxin'

Twinsie time: Lexi and Syd enjoying some twin bonding time

Peeps showing off for the Aunties

Me soaking up some Penelope time

Tonight Camsies came over and we've been playing some Wii and having a few laughs. So far it's been the best Christmas ever :) Stayed tuned tomorrow for more H.B. Arnett Christmas Vacation 2008 updates.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

This last weekend was so wonderful, as most Holidays are :) The fun started Wednesday. The Mayberry's had arrived at 4:30 a.m. I only had to work a half day so as Lacy and Lex jaunted off to do some shopping I took Peeps with me to my house for some one on one Auntie time. It was truly delightful. I haven't had the opportunity to do much of that with her living so far away.

Thursday morning H.B., Lex, Auntie Candy, Meghan, Dave and Myself all convened at the Orem Rec Center. We got all registered and did in fact run our 4 mile "Earn Your Turkey" race. With Dave and Lexi's running coach she whipped all our butts :) But the extra special shout out goes to my Dad and Aunt an unstoppable brother sister duo who proved that no matter what the age they are all about setting goals and accomplishing them. They are truly an inspiration.

(from l-r) Me, Candy, H.B., Lex, Meghan

Followng the race we all headed out to finish our Thanksgiving Dinner preparations. We were fortunate this year to have a wonderful mix of people. We had my Hendrix relatives, Uncle Ken, Jeff and Grandma Hendrix, along with Dave's family the Mayberry's, who are always a delight to be around I do assure you.

Here are some of the men shooting the breeze at my Mom's whilst waiting for some delicious turdey.
(from l-r) Dave, Steve (his bro), H.B., Uncle Ken

After Dinner and clean up we continued the fun over at Auntie Kathleen's house. We had desserts with all the Arnett's and children. It was a madhouse, but definitely in the good way. I love when we can all get together!

(from l-r) Mallory, Sadie, Me

The Shepherd Fam
(from l-r) Jax, Danny, Stacey

Joe and Mallory

A good group of the Arnett clan along with Dave's Mayberry brothers went to a 9:00 p.m. showing of "Australia". I loved this movie! To coin a Cameron phrase it was "Epic". I thought it was so romantic and loved the story. We didn't get out of the movie until 1:30 a.m. I headed home for a 2 hour power nap before leaving my house at 4:15 a.m. to get down to Wal-mart for "Black Friday".

It was crazy busy, busier than I've ever seen it. In all the madness I accidentally bought a Wii. Turns out I thought I was standing in line for Wii games, but when I was handed a console instead I thought maybe it was a sign from heaven ;)

Friday's marathon day continued with Lexi going through the temple for the first time. Quite a few of the Arnett's met at the Provo temple so we could be with her on the very important day. I love you Lex and I'm so proud of you!

Here is a pic of all the extended fam

Here is a pic of the H.B. Arnett fam
(from l-r) H.B., Penee, Lexi, Lindsay, Lacy and Dave

We had such a great time all weekend long. Saturday we did some shopping and met up with some cousins for a little Happy Sumo and hung out at my Mom and Dad's all Saturday night to soak up all the time with the Mayberry clan.

This weekend reminded me how much I love and adore all my family both immediate and extended and I can't wait until Christmas in AZ to spend some more time with my sisters and brother who I haven't seen in awhile and with all my fun AZ cousins1