Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas with the Kosters

Christmas is my favorite time of the year for several reasons.
2. Decorating. I love to decorate for the holidays. Mark used to call me the physco decorator, but now he is used to it, and just goes along with it.
3. Celebrating the birth of our Savior.
4. Christmas music and the feelings of peace and the Christmas spirit it brings. love it!
5. did I mention FAMILY? I love getting together with my family. both my own children and my extended family.
6. Traditions, from the sugar cookies (Skyler calls them frosting cookies), candy making with my mom and sister Melinda. Clegg Christmas party complete with Bingo and chimes, Driving around looking at lights, just to name a few.

So, here are a few pictures of the days events.

I have this snowman in our entryway, that thanks to Skyler, became our secret service agent this year. I feel so safe knowing we are being protected!

Santa came to our house. Yes, the time on the clock is 12:50 a.m. and Skyler woke up at 4:00 am wanting to open gifts. We made him wait until 6:30.

The newlyweds, Kels and Riley

Addis family, Chaz, Nicole and Mia

Skyler wide awake and loving every minute of Christmas morning

Logan and Skyler, Logan had shoulder surgery last week, but managed to open things left handed. Skyler's favorite gift, was the Wii.

Grandma, Grandpa and Mia. of course she was just as happy with the gift wrap and bows as she was with what was in the package.
We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. We sure did!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Blessings, Birthdays, & Baptisms

This past few months has been busy for us. Each of our kids have had a major event in their lives. Two through the temple, a wedding, a blessing, and now the baptism. I feel so blessed to have four wonderfuly amazing children. here are a few pictures of a few of those events.

Sweet little Mia. We had the blessing here at our home.
We had 62 people here to support Chaz, Nicole and Mia.
and share this special day.

I just love those little toes!

Isn't she so sweet!

Chaz, Nicole and Mia

Skyler turned 8

Logan made him this hamburger cake

Nicole and Chaz found Donkey Kong 3, his favorite gift.

Skyler's baptism day

Skyler just before the baptism. Skyler's primary class

It was a very special day for Skyler. He had tons of family there to be with him. His school teacher even came. He had Riley give the talk on baptism. His primary class (minus a few, we missed you Aiden) sing a song, and his cousin Alex give the talk on the Holy Ghost. I can't believe my baby is now 8 and baptized. just like the saying "I can't believe how fast he has grown up" or "seems like he was just a baby" but ya, that is how I feel. Love ya Sky!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

just a few pictures

Here are a few pictures from Kelsey and Riley's wedding. some from the temple, and then a few from the reception. It was a very nice day, the weather ended up being decent at the Temple.
It was a little chilly at night, so Noah's reception center let us move from the roof-top down to the Main Ballroom. They were so accomadating and were so helpful from setting the room up for us, to scrambling around to get the video to work and just making sure everything was perfect for us. THANK YOU NOAH'S!

The Beautiful Bride

So Happy

My Kids

My family

my 3 amazing daughters

The reception and Nicole, Kelsey and Logan

Daddy and his little girl

Logan was one of the bridesmaids
What a handsome Group of guys!

My favorite picture of Mia at the wedding
The Candy table was a hit
Nicole, Chaz and Mia

One more of the family

Melinda, Diane and me. My sisters are the best!
This is just a sampling of their big day. We had so much support from friends and family. Family came from California, Oregon, Idaho, and Arizona to share this day with us. THANKS!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Where did the last two months go?

The last two months my life has been filled with.....

Kelsey's Bridal shoot, me and Skyler paused for a picture

Doesn't she look happy?!

One of my favorite of Kelsey's bridals

Skyler started 2nd grade

Sweet Baby Mia

Uncle Skyler and Mia
This past few months have been filled with planning a wedding, playing with Mia whenever I can, and Skyler and I drove down to San Diego with my parents to go to my nephews mission talk. It was a quick trip, but tons of fun. I did have picutres to document the trip, but since I accidently hit delete all on my camera... well ENTIRE TRIP ERASED! In-n-out burger, Beach, fishing with cousin Eric at the pond in his yard, catching lizzards in Aunt Dianes house. Gone, all gone. I guess we need to plan another trip so I can get more pictures!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I'ts a Girl!

Here are a few pictures of our new sweet little granddaughter. I may be a bit biased, but isn't she the most beautiful baby?!

Mia Nicole Addis arrived at 9:47 pm July 24th.
She weighed in at 7lbs. 10 ozs. She is 20" long.
Proud parents are Chaz and Nicole Addis

Uncle Skyler just loves Mia, and thought he should get to hold her first. Sorry Skyler, Grandma got to!

We just love this little girl, and are so greatful she is here after a loooong labor and delivery for Nicole. She is well worth it!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Quilt for Baby Mia

I decided, that Baby Mia needed a quilt from her grandma. Having never made a pieced quilt before, I was'nt sure what I wanted to make, so thanks to my mom and her collection of patterns, I came up with this one. Nicole wanted BRIGHT, and that is what she got. It was fun to find all the different fabrics, and fun to put together. I just loved the butterfly fabric I found for the back. Hopefully by my next post, she will be here!

July 4th festivities

I love holidays! The 4th of July is one of my favorites. I have so many childhood memories of this holiday, and hope to be making memories for my children that they too can look back on some day. I want them to know of my love for this beautiful country that we live in, I am so grateful for my freedoms. My dad has instilled in me a great respect for our nations flag.

With all that said, here are a few pictures of some of the events of the past few days.

A few weeks ago, Skyler and I attended a flag retirement ceremony. His tiger cub pack went and helped get the flags ready to retire. They tied strings to all corners of the flags, so they boy scouts could carry the flags and place over the fire. If you have never been to a flag retirement, I would recommend it. It is an emotional thing to see.

Friday, We had a baby shower for Nicole and baby Mia. This baby has quite the supply of quilts and clothes. Thanks to Kay and Valerie for hosting the shower!

Skyler, Drew and Brandon waiting for the parade to begin.

Swimming at Scott and Melinda's pool. Every year, the party is at the Stones. Always filled with swimming, barbequing, swimming, food, swimming, sno cones, tennis, volleyball and did I mention swimming? My sister Melinda is such a trooper, it is her birthday on the 4th, and she always hosts the party... Thanks Melinda!
We all watched the fireworks together, and lit off a few of our own. Lots of fun and more memories made!