Monday, October 31, 2011

Fairytale Halloween 2011 - written by Scott

 "Happily ever after!"
This year's fairy tale theme is certainly brighter than last year and this year a couple of their Disney character friends will join them for their adventure. Once again, Sara cut, tailored, stitched, and sewed the kid's costumes together from scratch and she just gets better every year. The Rapunzel dress is quite amazing and Macey absolutely loved it. She even made Michael's tuxedo pants.

 "Pray for mercy"
This year our story begins with the cunning and unmasked Zorro.

 "Prepare for glory!"
And who is that? The brave king Arthur? No, he says you must call him King Matthew

"I have a dream"
 And of course every good story has a stunning princess tangled into it.

 "how you doin'?"
This year's journey for candy and goodies begins with a little cake walk. Have you ever seen anyone look so smooth doing it

 "but Mommy hates play-doh"
And the prize is not a cake, but... ah the royal Play-Doh. I sure hope they have pink.

 "Can't I have one more MeM?"
Look at those big, puppy dog eyes. Please sir, can I have some more?

 "keep it coming"
The trick-or-treating is now under way, and the king seems pleased with his crusade thus far.

 "lets get on with it already"
Zorro gives a quick smile, but these photo ops are really detracting from the work at hand.

Who knew that Tinkerbell and Rapunzel were such good friends?

 "That's how addiction starts, you know"
What is that king up to? Hey, who gave that lil' bear candy?

 "another successful trunk or treat"
Look even Grammy had a good time at the Halloween party.

"more amazing carvings"
And of course, this year's pumpkin artwork. Michael carved the one in the back

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Big Changes

After a very very long time on the waiting list I finally got into Nursing School.  I"m attending the Glendale campus for the weekend program.  I only attend class on Friday and Saturday.  I started in January, and finished my first Block in June.  I'm currently on my Summer break... and will start again in a couple of weeks.  School makes life a little more complicated, and a lot more interesting.  I'm really enjoying this opportunity to go back to school.  I loved college the first time, and I am loving it the second time.  I'm also very lucky to be blessed by a super supportive and helpful husband who has been spending a lot more time with the kids lately.  And some great kids who have been handling the new schedule like champs.

Just a Few more Christmas Pics

Uncle Kevin thought toy guns would be really great gifts this year

Macey didn't get one.... so she stole Matthews

Macey's cute smile

Grammy's enjoy Christmas presents too!

Johnson cousins 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Christmas Festivities

We always love Christmas time.  We always seem to have lots of family around.  On Scott's side of the family we always get to spend time with Grammy, and Kevin and Katie's family.  Derek and Angie drove down to spend Christmas with us as well.  On my side of the family, Jake and his family came to visit this Christmas too.  We were just overflowing in family.  The kids love to spend time with their cousins!
Michael and his new Hotwheels
Just one of the many princess dolls she got.
Lego creator sets are the best
Matthew got legos too!
A new leaper game!!!
A new Scooter!!!  I think she's excited
Guess who gets to ride along with Macey
Opening presents at Grammy's house
Cousin Cassidy got to visit too!
Grammy's Christmas Tree
All the Montross cousins at Papa and Grandma's house
Jake and his new giant dog
Montross girl cousins: Hannah, Macey and Nimol
Montross boy cousins:  Andrew, Sovann, Michael, Phearun and Matthew

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Michael joined the drama club at school this year.  The first play was "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"  Michael landed the big role of "present wrapping who".  I think he did an excellent job!
Ready to head off to the play.
Who Hair
Making a big entrance
His big scene

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Go Daddy Christmas Party

Scott switched jobs a while back, and now works for Go Daddy.  Turns out they really know how to party over there.  The Christmas party was crazy.  I couldn't believe how much money was spent on the event.... and then they started giving away money at the part.  We didn't get any though :(   We had a great night though.  I tried my hardest to eat at least one of everything offered.... and Scott tried not to laugh at me.  The carnival theme was fun, and we got to win stuffed animals for all the kids.   We had a great time!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ward Christmas Party

Have you ever seen cuter Wise Men???

hmmmm...... Hot wheels.

Can I have a Wii???

You think she really talked to Santa?