Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Tree!


We had a funny Christmas tree experience this year! Let me tell you about it.

Usually, when we buy a tree, we put lights, ribbon, and ornaments on right away. Well, we put up the lights right away, but the rest we didn't do because I guess it was too late at night. We planned to do the rest the next day! The next day dad put up the ribbon.
We were really busy people the next few days, so thats why it took 3 days to put the angel on top of the tree. Well, Dad was cutting the top of the tree to fit the angel, and he accidentally cut the string of lights! So, he went out to about 4 different stores, to look for the kind of lights we wanted. They were all sold out. He came home and we discovered that we had a couple of strands of lights we could use from outside! Haha so much for going to 4 stores. :) We had to take down the lights and the ribbon, then we put up the other lights and the ribbon(again). The next day, we put up some of the ornaments, and the next day the rest of them. But now the tree is doing great! Hopefully it stays that way. :) ~Ashley~


Our now beautiful tree!


Monday, December 12, 2011

The Jackson Family Visit!




We were so thankful to be able to have Nick, Stephanie, Ben, and Hannah out to visit! Emily and I(Mom and Dad too) had SO much fun playing with Ben and Hannah. 

Ben and Hannah ADORED our trampoline! 






Having fun with play foam.

Hannah loved the stocking Mom made for her!




Playing ball outside was always fun.
We love you Ben and Hannah! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Charla and Gingers Visit

Charla and Ginger (Nana and Gigi) came out to visit us for the weekend! Nana is dad's mom and Gigi is dad's sister.  It was so much fun! We kinda forgot to take pictures :) but here are some we took.
We went to a restaurant named Gingers one night for dinner. Here is Ginger in front of Ginger's! :)  



They got to watch both of our soccer games on Saturday! Then they were inspired to play soccer in the backyard! 
Having lunch at a pizza place right across the street from the...

Movie Theater!!! After lunch we walked over there to see the Dolphin Tale!
Dad has a before the movie ad for his work, Edward Jones! Dad is in the bottom left.
Playing solitaire and golf!!!

Thanks for coming out Nana and Gigi!!!



Monday, August 22, 2011

Sammy's Tricks


We LOVE our dog Sammy!
Look at him as a puppy. SOOO cute! He would love to just snuggle with you all day!
But sleeping is not the only thing Sammy can do. He can do tricks! Here are some videos of Sammy and his AMAZING tricks! :) (don't worry, we aren't torturing him, he loves it! Especially because we give him cheese!
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Stay


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Roll over, also sit, and down.



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Dance! Can any of YOUR dogs do this? :)



He can also shake, but the video wouldn't work on here.

Good job Sammy! We love you!

~Ashley~

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hawaii!


               Yea! We went to Hawaii! It was Emily and I's first time and it was GREAT! We stayed in Maui. Here are some pictures of our amazing trip.

The hotel pool with the ocean in the background. The pool had a water slide and we went down a ton of times! We are wearing REAL flower leis! Soo pretty!

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Emily and I loved playing at the beach. This was my first time ever boogie boarding, and it was so much fun!!! Emily like playing in the sand.


Dad in the Iao Valley

That's Lava rock behind us. We are red because the sun is going down.
We went to an aquarium one night for dinner. It was so cool! There was all kinds of different tropical fish surrounding us while we were eating.
                                                                                             
At the aquarium there was a scuba diver who dove in a shark tank and was able to talk to us and answer our questions. I'm glad I wasn't him!

Here we are with a plant called a silver sword. We are on top of a volcano. This is the only place in the WORLD where it grows, on top of this volcano. It lives for 50 years, only flowers once, and then it dies!

We are on a boat getting ready to go snorkeling with fish and then sea turtles! It was so cool, but a little scary getting into the water at first!
Our hotel is behind us!

Mom and Dad with the hotel behind them. The hotel was AMAZING! It was gigantic!

Emily and I after we had gotten "Feathers" in our hair. I had wanted one for a long time,  and Hawaii was an awesome place to get one!


We had such a good time in Hawaii, we can't wait to go back!
~Ashley~







Monday, July 25, 2011

Oklahoma Trip Part 2


After the Reunion we went to my Nana and Papa's house. We had a great time there too!

Cason is FULL of energy! Here he is trying to get untangled from the jumprope dad put on him. It was no problem for him!

In the pool with Taren, Emily, Me, and Daylee. Nana is in there too! 

Eating at Cheddars in Fort Smith.

In the pool again, we were out there every day! 100+  degree heat!

Emily and Gigi making homemade Ice Cream!

Emily and Gigi on the 4-Wheeler

Papa and me on the 4-Wheeler
Playing Golf, a tradition!




Mama, Emily, me, and our crazy socks!

Grandma Dorothy and her overweight chihuahua, Cash. :)

In the pool once again with Laura Beth.
Notice almost every picture my mouth is open :)
~Ashley~

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Oklahoma Trip Part 1


We went to Oklahoma for the Barrett Family Reunion. Here are some pictures from our trip.
We loved playing in the pool, it was a great way to cool down in the 100+  degree heat!


We celebrated Hannah's second birthday with some cake!

Hannah enjoyed riding her tricycle and she was great at it!



Thats Emily with Jack, Andrea's newborn baby.

Emily, Uncle David, and I made some hilarious photos with his Apple laptop.

We went to Soda Steve's every day! The rootbeer floats are soo good! 
Rebekah and I giving Abby a bath after she had jumped in the lake!
                                                                      ~Ashley~

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