Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas 2010

We had a blast this Christmas! Everyone was there for Christmas Eve! Unfortunately, I was having too much fun to take very many photos.
Here are a few: 

The young adult table included Joe, Jeff, Lance, and Danielle. 

Michael was amazed to discover that his hand fit almost exactly into his mom's handprint from when she was a little girl. 

We played a pass-the-present game, but when Aislinn saw the princess crown and earrings, she claimed that one for her own!

The rest of Christmas Eve night we enjoyed  the food, prezzies, and each other's company! 

It was fun to have Noelle and Kao's Emma there for the family party! 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Michael's 6th Birthday

 Logan and Anne got in to town just in time for Michael's birthday party! Michael was thrilled with Anne's gift she made for him, which he promptly name his " Paleontologist Notebook" ! 

 He promptly started sketching dinosaurs galore! 

 Then the guests arrived for his party!
Lots of kids came to help him celebrate! 

 Having Anne there was a highlight for Michael! 

 Everyone had a blast!  

 Logan read
"The Night Before a Dinosaur Christmas"
to the captive audience.

 The dinosaur pinata was a big hit! 

 Notice the "Tar Pits" with dinosaurs in them! 

 Michael loved being the center of attention! 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Pettit Clan Invades Monterey

The day after Thanksgiving found the entire Pettit clan heading to Monterey to walk the wharf.

 The weather was beautiful and we had a blast!

 We ended up at Isabella's for least for most of us!

 Then we walked from the wharf to the Monterey Aquarium along Cannery Row.
Thanks to Logan and Anne for making a side trip to get a stroller for Aislinn!
 The weather was absolutely perfect for a stroll along the ocean!

We were having too much fun at the aquarium to take many photos, but it was awesome!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day

At our Thanksgiving Celebration this year, we had a blessing tree so we could pause and name specific blessing we are grateful for. I am especially grateful that my whole family was able to gather in my hometown of Gilroy with the Lance clan and friends.

 Aislinn and Sadie enjoyed looking at the colorful leaves.

 Our family group was so large, we held our Thanksgiving dinner in the Relief Society room at the church. We had the gym set up with couches, 8 tables for the massive bunco game, and plenty of room for kids to play!

 We had 43 people at our Thanksgiving feast!

 I was so glad my whole family could be there!

Charlotte and Everett made the cutest little pilgrims ever!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween at the Kelley's

It was a motley crew at the Kelleys' on Halloween!

We had a blast watching them get ready to go trick-or-treating!

They are an animated bunch!

Aislinn's tea party set worked perfectly with her Alice in Wonderland Costume!

Shawn is  ready to scare your socks off!

Bowen was an authentic looking Pop-eye!

Michael was NOT a dinosaur........he was a herd of dinosaurs!

Alice is ready to go trick-or-treating in the rain!

So is the herd of dinosaurs!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Everett's Blessing

Here's Jarom practicing for his role as soon-to-be dad! 

Getting dad tips from Rory?

The family gathered to celebrate Everett's blessing. Jeremy entertained us with his amazing guitar playing. 

It was a bitter-sweet  time as we all knew it would be the last time we were together for a very long time. 

Lane, Debbie, Jeremy, and Jared were flying off to Amman, Jordan the very next morning. Jenni and Justin were heading back to Nebraska. Jonathan, Jan, and crew were heading back to Gilroy, California. The rest of us Utah folk were heading back to school, work, or whatever our "normal" lives are. 

We savored this last harrah - and then went our separate ways! Stay in touch everyone! Love you!