Sunday, December 21, 2008

Disneyland, snow, mini family reunion and BYU football what more could you ask for???

So I have been so neglecting blogging but the last three months have been crazy. We moved into our new home that has a casita for Trev's office and now he gets to "leave the house for work, but still be home" it has been awesome. We are finally settled and loving life and our new home. So this week was awesome. Tuesday we got back from california from disneyland and then on wednesday I went to a girlfriend's house to make cinnamon roll snowflakes and while we were doing that it starting snow and I almost started crying, but before we new it Las vegas looked like the north pole. "Hell and offically frozen over" It was so crazy that when i was trying to drive home I ended up hitting a curb. So we had a sleep over at Grandma and Grandpa because my tires could not deal with the snow. It was awesome. The picure is over my house and our view from our backyard. Love it. Then on Saturday all the Sorensen's and Gleave's came to our house for a BYU tail gate party. We have our fabulous Freshmen boys Danny and Justin who play for the Y and did an awesome job depsite our loss. It was so much fun to eat and hang out with all the family. It was awesome. Then Grandma and Grandpa and Danny stayed for our Christmas progam at church it was wonderful. I love christmas time I really should be a elf. We had the perfect week.

Disney! Disney! Disney!

Girls Trip to Disneyland!!!!

So we had been planning a family trip to Disneyland for the last 6 months for Jocelyn's 1st time and we could not wait. Then the day before we were suppose to leave poor Trevan's entire computer network shut down it was horrible, but being the good dad that he is, he insisted that I still take Joce so I did. I was lucky enough to go with my wonderful friend who I also have the pleasure every week of working with at the hospital Kim Martinez and her family. Then my sweet brother in law Bryan and his fabulous girlfriend Nicole (hopefully soon sister in law Hint Hint bryan) also came with us. We started the day with pooring down cold rain but that was not going to stop us nor did the 2 and a half hour long L.A. traffic stop us. We met the Martinez family at Goofy's Kitchen for their little boy Axel's Birthday breakfast it was amazing. It is a must every time we go to disney now. Thanks Kim for the fabulous treat. I love you. Joce was terrified at first of all the animal characters and cried if they came near, but no worries instantly loved any princess she saw. I was determined to see all of disney in a day. So we ran from town to town and road almost every ride we could. It was probably not the best idea to take my scared 3 year old on Thunder mountain just because she was tall enough I am pretty sure I tramatized her, but I definatly made up for it when I took her for 2 hours to meet all the princess's in person and have them sign her book then, to the coronation cermeony where she learned to dance, wave, sing, and act like a princess. The parade and firework show was amazing, but sadly after a long day from 6:30 am to 12 midnight in was over. Goofy's buffet, 5 churro's, Chicken fingers, and a turkey leg later it was time to leave. Pretty sure Joce got a mild case of hyperthermia but now that I now how to properly dress my child we will always go during christmas time, on a rainy day no one was there it was awesome. The next morning I asked Joce "baby do you want to go back to disneyland?" her response was "no we were there way to long yesterday and I hate that train". Thanks again to Kim, bryan and nicole we had a blast and also to Grandma Roxann for letting us stay and having a grandma day with Bella. WE love you.

Jocelyn's 1st Dance Recital with Mrs. Lori

Jocey started taking dance this year with the famous Mrs. Lori. She looked forward to it every monday. She took class with her best little friend Olivia Pyne. Their
1st recital was on December 8, 2008. I was so excited that I even made her christmas costume. So about 2 minutes before the show was suppose to start Jocelyn was sitting on her tape on stage waiting and then looked at me in a whispering screaming voice said "Mom I peed" I said what and she repeated "mom I peed" so my and my fabulous friend Brynnley Pyne took every bib I had in my diaper bag and went to clean up the disater. Luckily I made her tu-tu so poofy that it acted as a barrier and the pee stayed in a nice little puddle. 2 minutes later Joce was dancing her little heart out. Talk about serious stage nerves. Her daddy was so cute and gave her flowers after the show she thought she was so cool. Thanks to all my family and the Hartsell girls for coming and supporting. We love you all.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Halloween

Three witches! Over the Halloween weekend we visited family and the famous Schmidt Haunted House which Cheryl puts up every year and does an amazing job. We went to a haunted house and I (Trev) had to go in first, hilarious for everyone else. We had a trunk or treat at the church where the girls dressed up as good witches. Joce wanted a mole on her face to be "a better witch" in her words. Overall, the holiday was great as Joce really got into it and Bella was cute as ever, witches have never looked better.

Monday, October 20, 2008

My Princess 3!!!!

So it only took me three weeks but i am finally posting Jocelyn's big 3rd birthday. What a loser mom am I! Anyways, we wanted to keep it a little more low key. So, Trevan ask Joce "you only get one present this year so make it good and Jocelyn's reply was a castle please." Trev said like a little castle to play with all your figurines in, and Joce said no one that you live in. We thought that was pretty funny. So I have the tradition when dad goes to work the kids and I have birthday cake for breakfast and Jocelyn loved it she kept saying "mom this is so sneaky". Well she got her castle we found and 6' x 6' tent castle she could play in and she lives in it. Trev and I took her to a birthday lunch with one of her best friends Ellie Wroble who she does not get to see very often at Red Robin. They had so much fun. Then at night my mom and dad were nice enough to let us get together and have cake and ice cream at their house. Joce wanted pink princess cupcakes. I think she had a great day. I can't believe how big she is. We are so lucky to have her.

Go Lakers Go !!!

My wife suprised me and bought great seats to the Laker's game. Every year the Lakers play the hated Sacramento Kings as part of the Laker's preseason schedule. We had great seats at the T&M and were able to see the great Kobe Bryant whi played most of the game as well as Gasol and Bynum. It was one of the steps on the road to a championship. I know my dad and brothers wished they could have been there to cheer on the lake show, sorry guys.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Daddy's Girls

Dad does not take many pictures so we thought it would be a good idea to let everyone know dad is still here. With such cute girls who wants to see dad?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Pack is back!

We had our first offical Schmidt monday night football dinner. Our family is still in mourning over the loss of Brett, but we are coping as best as we can. Greenbay won and that is all that matters. We wish Brett all the best, but hopefully he knows he will always have a piece of the Schmidt family heart. Grandpa Don was incharge this time and did an awesome job. He also had Packer attire for his grandchildren. Thanks Grandpa!!!

Jocelyn 1st Offical Dance Class

Joce started her first dance class this week I was so proud of her she totally paid attention and listened to Miss Lori. She did talk alot and had to be the center of attention, but honestly I did not expect anything less. She is the youngest and the tallest in her class. She is the one in the center of the line. She had so much fun and is doing the class with her best friend livi. After class we had a mommy-daughter lunch date at cafe rio. It was an awesome day.

Utah Girls Trip!!!

We had a Blast!!! Our whole family started our little utah trip going to see Uncle Danny play in his 1st BYU football Game. It was a blast and Danny did awesome of course. Grandma and Grandpa could not have been prouder. Of course all the grandkids had matching BYU shirts compliments of Grandma Roxann. Thanks Grandma:) Then on sunday we had a big family getting together with the entire Sorensen family. It was great to see everyone especially Great Grandpa Sorensen he is so sweet we just wish we could see him more often. At the dinner Ethan and Joce thought they should go to the bathroom together and not put their clothes back on, and then escape into the front yard naked. Emily and I looked like "mothers of the year", but of course we had to take pictures. Sadly that night Trevan, Grandpa Kory and Bryan had to leave to go back home to work. We missed Daddy so much through out the week.

The rest of the week was filled with exciting adventures. Emily, I and the kids were inseperable and I loved every minute of it. I wish so badly we lived closer. We took trips to carnivals, went to chucky chesse, thanksgiving point, the hoogle zoo, (where Jen Poulton and her girls and Richelle and baby Jack met us. Joce and Lily Poulton clicked instantly and were best friends it was awesome)we had craft night with Emily and Jen (we are so crafty now thanks to em), me and the girls slipped away to my aunt amy's house with cousin Ben Holst for a dinner play date it was yummy and so much fun thanks again, and at the end of the week we had the pleasure of going to cousin Whitney Gleaves wedding. Jocelyn was invited to be a flower girl and she was thrilled, she called her dress her "married dress". Joce was mesmorized by whit she kept telling her how beautiful she was and was constantly touching her face and hair, and then hugged her so tight she knock whit flat on her back in the grass.

We stayed with Great Grandma Gleave and Grandma Roxann and got to spend lots of quality time with them. Thanks Grandmas. Bella got sick on our trip which was a total bummer, but was still my little sweet heart. I think her favorite part of the trip was the petting zoo she would yell and grunt at the animals to get their attention and constantly wanted to pet them it was darling. Some of my favorite statements jocelyn made during our trip was at the petting zoo at thanksgiving point. We took a wagon ride with huge white horses pulling the wagon and when Jocelyn saw the wagon she said "oh my carriage is here to take me to my palace" and then there was a hedge maze and she looked at it and said "oh mommy look the Enchanted Forest". I am pretty sure she lives in a fantasy princess world. We had so much fun and hopefully will do that more often. A big thanks again to Grandma Roxann for all of her help and especially to my sister Emily you are an amazing mom, friend and sister thanks for everything I miss you already:)

I cant believe my babies getting so big............

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Cox Family Reunion!

Papaloon and Honey Cox (also known as Owen and Grace Cox) traditional family reunion held in pine valley utah was this weekend. I adored my great- grandparents and miss them very much, but it was great to see all the family. Pine Valley is a beautiful place. The girls and I went with my parents and Joce had a blast playing in the stream with aunt Jess and Kait, and Bella loved laying on the blanket basking in the sun hanging out with Grandpa Don.