Lots of holidays have passed since I updated our blog... I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. We sure did. In November we went out to Kansas City as a family to see my grandparents that I have not seen in a few years. It was great to see them again and reconnect. They just loved meeting Brian and Crew (naturally). Crew did very well on the flights, he only cried a few times until I could get him nursing and then he was fine. We went to the Nelson Art Gallery and just lounged around the house catching up. Crew kept us all entertained! :) Then Brian flew home to go back to work and I flew out with Crew to Nashville to see my sister. We had a great time there, she took some amazing (of course!) picts of Crew and me and we had fun playing with Jackson and Cole. Those boys are growing up so fast. She is pregnant again now and is due end of July! So happy for her beautiful family, babies are such a blessing! Of course, as I write this Crew is screaming in his crib, refusing his nap! haha... Two days after we got home, Brians parents came out for a week to visit. It was so nice to have them here, not only are they extremely helpful but are just so much fun, I love being around them! Crew had a blast playing with Grandma and "Papa" and got spoiled with some good toys and cute clothes! They were here for Thanksgiving, my second grown up Thanksgiving, and helped a lot with the food preparation. My friend Jessica just had her baby a few days before Thanksgiving, and like a trooper came with her hubby and new baby to celebrate with us. We all had a fabulous time.
December was a little more low key. I am working, but only have one kid still, so I was home a lot with little Crew. Bri was off the two days before Christmas, and we played games, watched movies and baked up a storm, including his favorite Orange Butter Coffee Cake, a Mathie tradition! The rolls are a little time consuming but are so wonderful it makes it all worth it! We loved watching Crew open up his presents and play with the wrapping paper. He got his first tooth while we were out in Nashville and got his second on Christmas Day. So after the presents he was pretty much cranky for the rest of the day.
New Years we left Crew with my neighbor who watches him sometimes when I work, and we went to two different friend's houses for a little bit. Then we had to go home because Crew had woken up and needed us, but that was fine because we spend the rest of the night curled on the couch watching a movie, which was really what I wanted to do anyway! :) I am such a homebody!
I am excited for 2010, I know it is going to be a very good year with lots of new challenges to face... bring it on! Crew is learning so fast. He is a great sitter now and he is close to crawling. He gets frustrated sometimes when he wants to get somewhere straight ahead, because he is good at pivoting and rolling to where he wants to go but he gets stuck sometimes if its too straight forward. Just pick up those chubby knees Crew, you can do it! He is getting more vocal with his baby babble, he can say "Da Da" and other non-sensical things. He is just too cute for words. Yesterday was my birthday and I want to thank all of you for the birthday wishes. Brian and I are celebrating it on Wednesday cause that's his day off. I have a new calling in church teaching the CTR 4's. I will miss nursery but I love teaching in this more structured but still non-intimidating way. :)
I have a few trips planned in May and I am very excited. Brian's brother's family is coming from Maine to Utah beginning of May with their new baby (yay!) and their other 2 adorable girls, so we are gonna drive up there and see the whole Mathie family. Then end of May I am flying with Crew to Washington to see my mom, dad and best friend Nicole. While I am there we are going to go see Carrie Underwood. Pretty much super excited for all those things! It will be a sweet month! Well sorry this is so long I need to be better about posting more often to avoid these super long posts that will more than likely not get read anyway! Hope you all have a terrific New Year! Sorry we didn't get Christmas cards out but maybe next year! :) I will leave you with a pict of Crew in his cute little church outfit, he's such a little man now!