Monday, January 24, 2011

christmas song story

Maren was singing "I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart".

McKay says, "Mom, Maren said heart" (they are into tattling on each other over every little thing)
and then he turns to Maren and says, "It's har, not heart, Maren"

Whatever har is......

Sunday, January 23, 2011


We had such a great time at Disneyland. I have only been a few times in my life and I've been yearning to go for the last 5 years. I finally convinced the hubby to let us go and I think I had more fun than anyone!

Taylor and McKay got to be in a Star Wars show, "Jedis in Training". McKay got to battle Darth Vader and Taylor got to fight Darthmal. Honestly, I can't believe that didn't run away or cry!
We couldn't have chosen a better day to do D-land all in one day. We had no lines and the weather was great!
One of McKay's favorite.
Matterhorn was the first ride we went on and I totally forgot about the abominable snowman...Maren was a little scared. Overall she did really well--she didn't complain and rode on everything (except space mountain because she was too short)
It was really nice not having a baby there. I saw a lot of whiny babies that looked miserable. Thank you, Mom, for watching Benson for us!!!

I can't wait to go back again in a few years!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

july 2010 reunion

enjoying Kings Canyon National Park
watching toy story 3D

I can't believe that these are the only pictures I have of the Hyer reunion. I was so busy having a blast with family, I had no time to take pictures, right?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

christmas in the barn

Good times. Loved Jon's story about the dress, seeing Uncle Ron cry, watching the tiny little ones walk around bundled in big coats, acting out of the Nativity, and of course singing all the Christmas songs. I love the barn. I love the Christmas season. I love our traditions. I love my family.

pretending with Maren

I was eating lunch and Maren came and said "we're playing house, pretend your sharing lunch with me." I said "okay", but she kept saying that until I finally gave her my food. I'm not sure where the pretending part came in......

Now she said for me to pretend I'm the dad and she's the mom so I said "Hi sweetie", and she said "Ummm, let pretend that your not talking"....Once again, Not sure how this is pretend......