Christmas This Year!

I loved the Christmas Season this year. I am sad that it is over. I wish that the Chistmas Season could last all year long. I know that sounds cliche, but it's true. It was so much fun to celebrate Christmas with Parker. He loved the Christmas music, the lights, the food, and the movies. His favorite Christmas song is "Jingle Bells" and he loves to sing it. He also thinks Santa is a superstar. I don't think he really understands Santa's "role" in Christmas, but he sure thinks he's cool.

It was really weird to not have my siblings around--Patty and fam in VA, Becky and fam in TX, and Elder Hobbs in the MTC--but I survived (Thank You Chris!!!).

Christmas morning was nice. Parker got many fun things including Diego underwear (we are trying to potty train...stay tuned to see how it goes). He also received many great presents from the rest of his family...Thank you!!!!! It was wonderful to be with family. Thank you for all your generosity to my little family. We love you!!!


Playing in the Leaves

Leaves are falling all around

On the house-tops, on the ground

Leaves are falling on my nose

On my head and hands and toes

That's A Spicy Meatball

I tasted the best meatball the othe night at our Relief Society Enrichment Night. Yum...it was sooooo good. The other food was good too, but that meatball ooooooo...

OK, on a serious note, the night was fun. There was a nice program with songs and stories that brought tears to my eyes, and the food really was good. At the end we made Christmas wreaths out of real pine boughs. I also learned how to make bows. Thank you to all who helped make it a wonderful evening!

I love the Christmas Season!!!!!!!!


The Difference Between Boys and Girls

This past weekend at the stake Christmas program I was able to visit with my friend Jen Anderson whom I hardly ever see. She has a beautiful daughter, Rachel, who is just growing up so fast. She told me about at time when someone paid Rachel a complement about her pretty eyes and she said, "Yeah, I know." What a funny little girl.
That story reminded of a time when someone paid Parker a complement about how cute he is, and he said, "Yeah, baseball."

You'll have to go to Jen's blog to see how cute Rachel is! http://llegue.blogspot.com/



Samsgiving-- noun A Thanksgiving dinner for Sam (my little, but much taller brother) with his family and good friends before he went on his mission. Julie Dahl, a really good family friend (and a second mom to the Hobbs kids) put together this dinner for my family while everyone was in town together for Sam's farewell. Sam is going to the Munich, Germany Mission. He went into the MTC Nov. 14. It was so nice to have everyone (well almost everyone, we missed you Nate and Malan!) together before Sam left. My Grandma Nancy came in from Cali, and my Grandpa Hobbs came in from Utah with my Aunt Meredith (thank you Mere for coming so Grandpa could come too). Thank you Julie for making everything go so smoothly!


I've Been Tagged!!!!!

Wow, I've been tagged. So, I guess what I do is write 6 things about myself that others might not know and then tag 6 other people on their blog. Here it goes.

1. I LOVE SOCKS. Not boring white ones, but fun colorful socks that go up to my knees. My favorite pair of socks are these cute striped toesy pair. I would wear them all the time, but they have HUGE wholes on the bottom. (shh...sometimes I wear them anyway.)
2. I LOVE MY CROCS. My husband bought them for me one night on a whim. They are cute black, Mary Jane style. I would wear them all the time too, but it's getting colder. I know you're not supposed to wear socks with your sandals, but what about socks with your crocks?
3. You probably already know this, but I am compulsively late. I don't know what the deal is. I am late all of the time. It doesn't matter what time I get up or start getting ready, I will most likely be late. Does anyone have any suggestions?
4. When I was little I loved butter. I would put loads of butter on my rice, potatoes, bread, etc... Not only that, but I used to get into the fridge and use my fingers to lick the stick of butter. I know, GROSS!!!! I cannot believe I did that. I gag just thinking about it. Chris jokes around that that is the reason I needed a kidney transplant. (F.Y.I. I am not like that now!)
5. I am related to what seems like half of my ward either through marriage or bloodline. Through marriage: Navarrettes (Jr. & Sr.), Edwards, Crandalls, and Ruprechts (there used to be more, but my In-Laws and the Haymores moved). Through bloodline: Val Rigby & Rebbekah Brooks (Again, there used to be more, but my sister moved and so did the Hatches.)
6. I was the mascot for my high school my senior year. West Mesa's mascot is the Mustang. I was one out of I think 5 people. I know I wasn't the best, but it was one of my attempts at becoming more outgoing. The costume didn't really fit me (my tail dragged on the ground), but I enjoyed it.

I am going to tag Lisa Fewox, Tammy Bishop, Joanna Foust, Janalee, Kristen Seamons & Jen Anderson. TAG YOUR IT!!!


Playing Make-Believe

Parker loves to play make-believe. (I'm so glad he is interested in more than just baseball.) My two favorite things to watch are (1) Parker talking and playing with his stuffed animals (a dog, Nanu, a chimp, Boss, and orange teddy bear, Spencer). In the picture he is having a group hug with them. The other (2) is when he "makes" food for Chris and me. He loves to get behind his new big boy bed and pretend he works at a food place and make us pizza, cookies and coke (I'm thinking it's Dions since that's what we get there). Parker is at such a fun stage in life. He loves playing with his daddy, and I am so glad his daddy loves playing with him too! :) Notice his new pj's his dad got for him. Go Red Sox!
p.s. Those temporary tattoos weren't so temporary. He loved that he had them still for church.


New Baby and Halloween

My sister-in-law, Jenny, had her beautiful baby boy. After hours and hours on labor she gave one big push (Chris says half a push) and Spencer was born. When I asked her about it, Jenny said, "I was just done. I was done being pregnant and being in labor." Way to go Jenny!

What a cute baby. He is so perfect and beautful just like his siblings. Jenny and Troy sure produce some cute kiddos.

Parker already loves his new cousin. He has now named his bear "Spencer" and keeps it wrapped up in his blanky.

After the ward Halloween Party we went to the hospital to visit Jenny and the little one. Parker was a baseball player for Halloween, and not just any baseball player, but a Red Sox Baseball player. He loved his costume. He wore it all the next day and had a fit when he needed to take it off to go to a baptism.
Now...how to get rid of all this candy without gaining 10 pounds?


Hello to all!

OK, so I'm just going to post some pictures for now. I have a little time to myself. Chris just left to meet Jenny at the hospital she is having her 6th baby right now. Pretty exciting! I wish I could be there, but Parker needs his beauty rest. So I guess I'll just see him (she's having a boy) tomorrow.

Welcome from the dark ages!

OK, so I have succumbed to pressure. I am going to start a blog. I hope it will be viewed by someone...anyone. I love looking at other family and friends' blogs so maybe someone will be interested in ours.
More to come in the future!!!!

This was the only picture on my computer so far...so I hope you enjoy it!