Saturday, December 29, 2012

our christmas 2012

christmas in wyoming was truly magical this year.
we were crazy enough to drive all the way to wyoming with our brand new little 2 week old. 
2 weeks!
he was so little back then, looking back i can't believe we traveled so early on. 

the whole family made it to wyoming which was spectacular.
it was one full house.
and noisy too, ha.
apparently it was freezing outside...i wouldn't really know since max and i stayed inside like the whole time.
there were lots of fun activities going on but what i mostly remember was nursing, putting max to sleep, and taking naps.

here's a few (raw) pictures to prove we were there.

christmas trees everywhere in the cutler home.
every year i say i'll count them and every year i don't...
this is technically casey's tree, the santa themed one
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baby brielle is an absolute doll.
smiles everywhere for everyone.
with any energy i could muster to give to other children while max was sleeping, she usually got it, ha.
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old school matching time
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my the size 2 weeks vs 8 months makes...
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i loved constatnly putting him in the different christmas outfits.
cutest things ever!
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yes, these 3 are brothers.
so similar yet so different.
as a wife, i love seeing casey interact with them.
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this animal gave me the heebeegeebees every time i went down stairs.
it was GINORMO
like pregnant kimber ginormo!
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on christmas eve casey's mom put together a whole special activity/program for the family which included crafts for the kids, books read by uncles, testimonies given of Heavenly Father's love, songs, cowboy hats, and the nativity.
it was so fun to watch and be apart of.
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this is casey's brother derek whocanapparentlygrowabeardthatwillputanyUSpresident'stoshame
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the men boys inthe family decided to make tayli, the 17 year old sister's, car into a ginormous sculptured pig...
they were so proud,
though she was not amused.
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tim tam slamming it up.
boy are those suckers RICH but so good!
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i didn't take any pictures of christmas morning but it was one to be remembered.
by the time maxson and i came down stairs there was wrapping paper everywhere,
new toys scattered,
all the family gathered into one small area,
new electronics being opened and admired,
children with smiles,
and adults/parents admiring on.

other mentionables:
freezing weather the whole time.
the noise.
waffle stick christmas morning.
family caroling.
the game of things.
small children zumba-ing.
sick children/adults.
children doing puzzles.
family pictures (which i will post soon!)
and laughing :)

i loved our time spent in wyoming for christmas with the cutlers!

and a GINORMOUS thank you to mom C. who took care of us for nearly two weeks.
best part about traveling to someone's house when your baby isonly 2 weeks old?
no cleaning, cooking, organizing, or to-do lists.
thank you.

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