Monday, December 29, 2008

Had A Very Merry Christmas

This was the first Christmas that we spent away from home (besides Jeff’s mission). We had a really great time doing our own thing this year. Because Grandma and Grandpa were here just a few days before Christmas, we were able to do some of our traditional stuff with them which was really fun. We got spoiled rotten by both sets of grandparents and we feel so grateful for everything that they do for us. They probably do too much, but we appreciate it. Cadence has more cute clothes than she is going to know what to do with.

On Christmas day we woke up when Talmage started pounding on his door and yelling for us. We got our gifts from Santa and waited till the afternoon to open our presents from each other which is nice because it felt like it lasted longer. Talmage got every toy made from Disney Pixar's Cars movie. He got a tent and sleeping bag and about a billion Cars characters, not to mention a Cars bike and helmet from his grandma. Cadence got tons of cute clothes as mentioned above and a couple toys to play with when she can hold up her own dome. Later on in the evening Jeff made a Turkey dinner for us all. We decided to try and redeem ourselves after the Thanksgiving Day turkey disaster. It was a wonderful Christmas. Thank you sooo much grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We love you all!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Return of Cadence

A couple of you have requested some more pics. Don't worry we have PLENTY of pictures. Here is round two of little baby Cadence. Both Mommy and Baby are still doing great. Also thanks so much to all of you that have brought over dinner and also those that have stopped by for a visit we greatly appreciate it.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Introducing Baby Cadence

Baby Cadence Marie Pulley was born on December 11th 2008 at 10:27 a.m. She weighed in at 8 lbs 8 oz and is 20 inches long. Both her and Mama are doing great. We are so blessed to have her as the new addition to our little family. We couldn't be prouder. Talmage is taking it all very well and loves to hold and kiss his little sis. Let's see how long that lasts? Sorry so short. More to come soon....

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving was probably one of my favorites of all time this year. Jeff and I hosted it which is quite an undertaking even when you're not 8+ months pregnant! My sister Ashley and her hubby Jardin flew out to enjoy the holiday with us. We also invited two of Jeff's friends from school. Despite being such a small crowd, we were not deprived of any of the staples of Thanksgiving, well almost. We served the typical food such as stuffing, veggies, cranberry sauce, fruit, rolls, mashed potatoes, and my altime favorite thing, pies, pies and more PIES! The one and only tragedy we experienced was with the main dish, the infamous turkey. It was our first turkey cooking experience and it was a pretty terrible one. To make a long story short, the super cheap, on sale turkey turned out to be rotten. When we defrosted it the smell was pretty bad but we cooked it anyway not knowing how a raw turkey is supposed to smell. To our dismay, we discovered that there was definitely something wrong with the turkey after all (by the way rotten cooked turkey smells 10 times worse than rotten raw turkey). So Jeff hit up Walmart for some rotisserie chickens and we were good to go.

The pictures here are of us enjoying the beautiful mild November weather in Arizona by the pool. We also visited the Mesa temple on the opening night of the Christmas lights. They are really beautiful. We even got to witness the gay protesters across the street, that is until they got kicked out of the park where they were stationed at 7:00 pm because of the park's curfew (kind of funny). All in all, a great holiday!