Tuesday, January 27, 2009
We decide not to go all out for Tori's birthday since she won't remember any of it.
We cooked a superb looking ham and had to take a pictures of it because we were so proud.
We invited some family over for dinner and cake. Nothing too elaborate.
We found a perfect size cake for Tori at Basha.
how cute is this.
She was so happy she was clapping her hands in this picture.
After she was done getting cake everywhere, including eyes and hair it was time for a bath.
Then we opened presents.
She got a new big girl car seat from Brett and I.
She got a matching outfit from Halle and Feltners
She got some more clothes and (musical) toys from my family.
Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate.
I hope this next year with Tori is just as fun and exciting.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I think I am finally up to date posting. Wahoo!
Victoria Celeste Gordon is now one years old.
Time has gone by so fast.
I really wish it would stop now.
She has brought so much joy to our life this past year.
We love you Tori!
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Now and Then
My friend Tiffanie Criswell married Joshua White last Friday the 9th.
I am so happy for her. Welcome to the club hun.
It was a beautiful ceremony.
We met each other in training class at the University of Phoenix.
So we've known each other for 4 years now.
Here are some pictures I took.
We had the chance to go to East Mesa and hang out the Alan and Tiffany's daughter MaKenna on her first birthday. MaKenna and Victoria were born 6 days apart. Even though they are the same age they have developed very differently. It's always fun to see the different stages the two of them go through.
Kisses from mom are the best.
We had a wonderful time in Utah over the new year holiday. It was planned last minute but everything went perfect. I like to take a lot of pictures as you can see. But I figure the more the merrier.
Tori was looking at the snow on the ground and was trying to figure it out.
She thought it was pretty cool though.
Cousin Randy was giving Tori some love.
We spent New Years Eve in Panguitch Utah with Brett's sister Natalie and her family
I have no pictures from New years eve because I was afraid if I took my hands out of my pocket they would fall off because it was so cold.
The next day we spent in Spanish Fork and that night it snowed.
We haven't seen snow fall in many years.
Brett's poor truck had no idea what was going on.
Brett had to shovel. Ha ha
But we are glad we don't have to do it everyday.
We were able to meet up with some people from my mom's side of the family
Here are a bunch of my cousins.
Aunt Tomoko and Uncle Sten
Great Grandma Kay, Aunt Kris, Uncle Kit,
and my second cousin Josephine. (sp?)
cousin Charity, Aunt Kari, Uncle Nate, Aunt Kitt and Emmalyn
Charity's Baby Emmalyn
Cousin Beth and her new baby boy.
Three babies were born within one month on the Thoreson side.
Emmalyn, Tori, and Joshua
Thanks to everyone who was able to meet us for Pizza
I really appreciate it. Especially with such short notice.
Tori got to try broccoli in Utah for the 1st time and she loved it.
Tori was so good in the car. But I can't take most of the credit I owe it all to the Baby Einsteins.
This was taken somewhere in southern Utah at a gas station.
This was my first indication that I had no hope of being warm during my Utah trip.
Grandpa Vic and "Vicki" loved hanging out together.
Tori loved hanging out with all of her cousins.
Natalie and Brett. ah.
Tori walked Grandma all around the house.
Grandma Gordon loved every minute of it.
Brett and I were able to go sledding with some of our nephews and nieces.
It was a little cold but super fun.
Brett and Ashlee
Me and Lissa sledding together
Tori got a new fun toy for her birthday.
Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Gordon
We had fun in Utah and enjoyed the snow but realized we don't ever really want to live in it.