Friday, January 2, 2009


2009 sealed with a KISS ! Me and Kenna !! I Love my little princess!
me and Jane ! Jane and I have taken a picture like this with our masks every new years for the past 3-4 years. Love our tradition !
A great game of spoons !!!
mine and Mckenna's matching face painting !

NEW YEARS 2009 at the RHODES house !!! No one puts on a better party !!!

Last but not least Ringing in the new year with a million pounds of confetti and balloons and sparkling apple cider !! Some of my favorite, people ! Jane (holding Sela), me, Daph, and Sara !
Then the clown got her turn painting all the kids faces and many of the adults as well !!

The night started off with a mariachi band.

Hanging out at my parents house !

Me and my AMAZING mother !! "Daddy's little girl"

Julie, me and Jen
Scotty getting beat up by Aubrey !

We went sledding at Soldier Hollow two times over the holiday. We went the first time with my family and the second time with Jane and Dusty and a lot of their neighbors who are now our Friends as well . The kids love the ability to sled down the hill and have the rope tow you back up to the top !
At the top we would all connect tubes and go down I think we had about 20 people all connected at one point ! What a great time!

Julie , me and Jen !! I just LOVE my sisters !! They truly are the greatest and I just adore them SO much !! They are some of my very best friends !


This is a tradition that I wanted to keep going from my family. We always had fresh squeezed orange juice and just a great breakfast with all the trimmings . this is Nana making the fresh squeezed O.J !! Brevin and I were in charge of the scrambled eggs and sausage
Cason was in charge of setting the table for our YUMMY feast !

Scotty was in charge of the Bacon
And Kenna was in charge of the pancakes!!

The gift that keeps on giving !!!!

Scotty got me an electric blanket !!! I am ALWAYS cold and I hate getting into cold sheets at night !! This blanket has dual heating so I can have my side of the blanket HOT and scott can have his off. I always have it cranked to the hottest setting for a bit then just before I fall asleep I turn it down to 3 which is just a nice mild warmth !!! LOVE !!!!


I always look forward to getting new slippers from Scotty every christmas morning!! And for all that know me I LOVE SLIPPERS !!! I wear them always !! Even in the summer I wear flip flop slippers !! Scotty did an amazing job as always picking me out some great ones ! This is what the family room looked like before it was destroyed by the kids ! Santa came and left each of the kids gifts in thier own santa bags with thier name on it !! The kids loved that they each had their own "bag" and not just a pile !
Kenna showing off her new wallet and a new ring !

Brevin LOVES shoes (about as much as I love slippers) !!! I had to get Brev one more toy (so that the amount of presents was even between the kids) and he wanted shoes instead !! He pick out these DC shoes black with bright green wirting ! Not my fav. but he Loves them !!! :) Seriously I think this was his favorite present of the day !!
Cason is our vidoe game player !! He is AMAZING at them. He was way excited that Santa got him the "Spore" game !

Our tradition of opening up "Grandma and Grandpa Kolman's " gift on Christmas eve !! The kids look forward to it all day ! Mckenna got some Hollister perfume, Cason got some Bionicles and Brevin got a Star wars Lego's...However, The moment the boys opened their gift they immediately traded with each other. Life could not get any better for them !! :)Scotty reads " The night before Christmas " to the kids before we send them to bed. My dad did that with me and my siblings and that is one tradition that I really love ! The only difference is that scott reads it as it's written and my dad made up funny things as he read it . (ie...instead of reading "stuck a finger aside of his nose" my dad would add lib and say "stuck his finger inside of his nose" I remember as a kid just laughing my way through the whole book !! But I love that my kids have that memory with Daddy!

We really had a great time with all the neighbor friends who joined us on Christmas eve !! Thanks everyone for making it such a fun evening !!
This is the circle for our white elephant game !! We found out that a handful of our neighbors stay home on Christmas eve so we decided to have them over for some yummy food and games !! The party started at 6 and everyone was gone by 9 . It was a very fun evening and a future tradition !!

After the "Kolman" family party the kids were excited to get home and open their traditional Christmas eve gift... pajamas !!!

Christmas eve we went to jump on it in the morning and then back to Tim and Amber Mclain's house. We are not technically related but we are so close that we consider them family !! They spend every Christmas eve with the "Kolman" family !!
We had a Mexican fiesta theme and it turned out wonderful ! definitely a must for next year as well ! The party ended about 3 and we all headed our own directions for the remainder of Christmas eve. !! me, mom, Julie and Jen !
Sweet little Kennedy !! She finally gave up !! :)

Here are all the boy cousins playing x-box !!

Christmas eve we all went to jump on it ! The kids had a great time and loved hanging out with their cousins !!