Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Vacation in Pictures

I have a ton of pictures from my Washington Christmas vaycay and a few from New Years.

I had a really good time with my family. I'm so glad we made that Seattle flight. It was so nice to be home for a few days, to see family and friends.

There will be commentary with these pictures.
I've always said that I want a boy first. Then I met this little girl. She is so happy all of the time (unless she's tired or is done eating and you wont take her out of her high chair). She babbles and talks and after a few days of telling her my name is "Whitney" she called me "kitty" which is close enough for me :)
She would stand up and squat down over and over on this stool. Then pick it up and carry it around, then get back up on it and stand up and squat. Very cute. Very funny.
We visited the dairy and found this escapee! Of course she runs right to the food. I would have done the same thing.
Nathan drank the dairy water and sprouted this crazy mustache
Stephanie, me and Vicki and Josh at our Milk Processing Plant. I helped build this thing and it was dirty.
Baby Conner. Due to pop on out of there in less than 2 months. I felt him move a lot. In fact, I would find him and then push on him and he would move away. It was a fun game. He might hate me when he comes out, but his daddy does it too, so I feel pretty safe.
Apparently we don't know how to make a "weird face".
We are posing in our new pajamas. They are wonderful. They are soft and silky and are lined with silk... Victoria's Secret sure does know how to make em. Lena is the only one missing. Her belly is as small as Stephanie's, but her baby wants to come out already. So she's on bed rest and couldn't come - we missed them.
My mommy and daddy
My Grandma and Grandpa
My Daddy
At the Christmas Eve program. All of the Regalado's with Lisa and Lindsey.
Grandpa loves to lead and whistle to the music. He would do this during sacrament, too. I loved to turn around and watch him lead :) Whenever he hums or leads on his own without any music he always always hums, "We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet". And he calls everyone Brother Gilbert or Pancho.
Lindsey looks very cute in this picture
This is Josh laying on Claire. She didn't cry or scream. Just made a very uncomfortable whine. I think she's a little used to this. It was so funny.
Lindsey and Vicki and half of my face
Check out her Christmas Eve outfit! The boots were adorable. She is one of the best dressed babies I've ever seen. I take it back - the best dressed baby.
We were on our way to the Christmas Eve party. I love Jaren's eyes..... I hope our children get them
"Josh, what do Reindeer look like?"
Those boots
So excited for Santa! Josh says, "Not everyone puts out hay for the reindeer"
With Grandpa putting out the hay for the Reindeer to eat.
She's adorable!
Jaren and I at our Christmas at his parents house.
Three of my Young Women girls at the New Years Eve dance I had to Chaperone. They wandered around till they found me. Hannah, the girl on the left said she knew it was me from far away because I was talking with my hands..... If you know me, it's funny because it's true.

Celeste and Kimball came to keep us company for a while at the dance. We ended up being basically road blocks so kids couldn't go make out at the far corners of the building.
Jaren and Kimball. Jaren saw this picture, laughed and said, "Yep! That's us."


The Boob Nazi said...

That cow does NOT look happy in that picture. Happy cows come from California....

Mary said...

I really do love those boots!!

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Awesome, Whitney...Thanks for the tour! Looks like fantastic family time!!


Erin said...

What a cute family you have. And yes, she is a very well dressed baby :)

the letter Bee said...

Great pictures- it looks like you had fun!

Whitney R said...

Julie - those commercial's are lies. haha. They show them frolicking around in large beautiful fields, but you know they are in barns with hundreds of other cows getting milked three times a day. Cause that's what really makes them happy!!

hello, my name is amber. said...

i love all the pictures! you can tell that you + jaren have great families :) how awesome that you were able to spend christmas together!

her little boots are SO DANG CUTE! i think ali has some like that actually... the ugg mukluks or something.

so you were a chaperone at a church dance huh? ;) that had to be fun.

i would like to come visit you sometime + take pictures of your cows.

the end.

Life as Ashley said...

Love the cow pic. I can see her saying "uh-oh" in her head. :)

So fun to be around all the family for Christmas. Glad you got to spend the time with them.

Jillene said...

GREAT pictures and comentary!! I am so glad that you made it home for Christmas!!

Abra said...

Those Boots! LOVE THEM!
Looks like you had a fun Christmas :)

Miss Lovely's Musings said...

I cried seeing all of those beautiful photos. Thanks for posting them.

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures. Glad you had a great Christmas.☺ What a fun family!

Whitney R said...

Aunt Susan - I thought family would like them - I'm glad you did :)

Stephanie Kay Moore said...

What fun pictures and what fun times! Going home is always the best!

Alexis and Casey Treese said...

How fun!! I have a ton of pictures I need to post too! You look beautiful and its kind of scary how your YW's look the same age as you, haha!

Wendyburd1 said...

You guys ALL have such gorgeous eyes, so all the future babies have a great chance of beautiful eyes!!My Mom is still a wee bit sad that all 4 of us had the gall NOT to get her brown eyes!LOL

Strawberry Shortcake said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. What a beautiful family you have! Glad you had a safe trip :) Happy New Year!

Misti said...

It's so nice that you were able to get home for Christmas, especially with all the nasty weather! The pictures were great! It made me wish we could have gone home, too. (sniff)

Kristen said...

I haven't blogged for awhile so I am really behind on reading but I loved this post and I am glad that you made it home for Christmas, pictures are so fun to see, you are so pretty you will have a gorgeous baby hopefully this year.