December 30, 2014

Alaska Trip

Katie's dad surprised us with a long weekend in Alaska right after Christmas. 
We left bright and early the day after Christmas and wondered how Fox would do on the flights (one was 3.5 hours long, the other one about 2.5 hours).
He was such a trouper! He didn't cry, didn't even fuss once, and was just happy as can be to play with his toys and sit or stand on our laps. We were so proud of him!


The first night, we went to a family reunion. Katie still has a lot of family living in Alaska (Anchorage), she grew up there and her dad still owns a house there as well, which is where we stayed. 
We thought for sure that Fox would lose it, Alaska is 2 hours behind Phoenix, and by the time we left for the reunion, it was already 2 hours past his bedtime. Katie's family was so excited to meet him and he was passed around all night, again, totally content and happy, until he fell asleep five hours past his bedtime...eeks! 



 Some of Katie's cousins (and brothers)!

The next day, Rodney and Nikki took us sightseeing. It was so beautiful, absolutely breathtaking!
Sunrise at 10:30am...the only thing I didn't like about Alaska was how dark it was all day long!




 Some sheep on the mountains.



It was chilly!


Fox was sleeping in the car! :)




 There was this pipe coming out of the mountain where you could collect drinking water, apparently there is no cleaner water than in Alaska!

Two moose we met along the way.

 You can see the moose in the background, Katie kept warning me about not getting too close to them, since they aren't friendly!

We met up with some family that night to eat pizza and again, I was so proud of Fox to just "roll with it", there was not a single moment during our trip where he got mad or fussy, even though he would've had more than enough reason to be. 


Our final day was spent sledding, which was the worst idea ever. But see for yourself. 
That's Katie rolling down the hill.

 At least she's still laughing!

And that's me...

I literally thought I would have to go to the Emergency Room. My neck and back are still super sore and it was just a bad idea all around. 
Katie has not only posted this video on facebook, but also watched it about 583 times since...apparently it's the funniest thing she's ever seen.
I do like Nikki's sound effects in the background though! :)



Fox's first time in the snow!

We all had a great time and Fox got loved on by so many!


 It was a great trip, but it's always nice to come back home!

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December 29, 2014

Christmas 2014

 This was the first year, Katie and I hosted Christmas at our house. Katie has three families, so it's impossible to get everyone together, but we managed to get two out of the three over on Christmas Eve.
We had Christmas Eve off, so we started our day by going to church, just us three, before everyone came over. 
Here's Mr. Fox, looking all cute, as usual! Love this kid!






Our fireplace literally got finished a few days before Christmas, so we still have to figure out how to decorate it for the coming years, but it made me so happy to finally see our stockings up.

Katie's sister Ashlie, her boyfriend Brad and Fox.





Grandma Sandie

This cracker was Fox's Christmas dinner (along with some Breastmilk)...haha. This boy does not like food, the only thing he voluntarily puts in his mouth are these crackers and bananas. We're still trying and I hope it will get better soon. 






Aunt Ashlie read "The Night before Christmas" to Fox before bedtime. 

We really love our neighborhood! One of the reasons we love it, is that some of our neighbors put up luminaries around the entire neighborhood, in front of every single house, along every single street, on Christmas Eve.The entire block is lit up with these and it looks so pretty!

Fox was already asleep when we took this picture.


We literally ate dinner at 11pm that night, because the prime rib took so dang long. Everyone was exhausted!

 After everyone left, Fox woke up and was wide awake, so we took him out in the living room and snapped some selfies in front of the tree. He was so sweet and cuddly and went right back to sleep after a few minutes up.

Christmas morning started with a family breakfast and Santa pancakes. 


Brett was too tired to open presents...ha!


It seemed like Fox really loved all the presents he received from his grandparents. Katie and I decided not to get him anything this year, because frankly, the kid has everything he needs and more and we knew, that between four sets of grandparents, plus great grandparents, he would be spoiled rotten. 

He was so excited to rip all the wrapping paper. 


Obviously, everything underwent a taste test first. 





 Best stocking stuffer ever!

We hope you all had a great Christmas as well!
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