Thursday, December 31, 2009

Remembering 2009

I thought it would be fun to post one last post for the year 2009! A lot has happened over this year, we made a big move to Washington, started a new job, in a new area, new ward, and well new everything. For the most part it has been a good year! We love it here in Vancouver! We have already made some many wonderful memories and have had great experiences. The last month has probably been the most challenging for the Hardy family but we look forward to the new year and a new start at so many things. Stuart will be starting a new job in about a week, and even though it has come as a surprise to us, we look forward to the new journey that the Lord has in store for our family. This is a good thing! Bring on 2010!

Ainzlee turned the BIG ONE!

RaeLynn such a big sister!
Valentines (first homemade outfit)
Helping Grandma Guylia with her new house!
Easter(my second homemade outfit!)
Papa and the girls hanging out!
My first cozy chair!
RaeLynn's first haircut!
Swimming at Grammy's during our 6 week stay!
Falling asleep during bedtime stories, also during our 6 week stay!
Benjamin's Graduation
Swimming at our apartment pool EVERYDAY!
4th of July
Canon Beach
Papa and girls!
Benjamin ordained to an Elder!
Leavenworth, the last hoorah!
Farewell to Elder Jorgensen! WE LOVE YOU BUN!
Rae's 4th Birthday!
Eating popsicles all summer!
Family Photos!
Pumpkin Patch with Grammy and Caleb!
Thanksgiving in Rupert for tree lighting!
Visiting Grandparents Hardy with Family!
The Torrent, may he rest in peace!
Thornton's Tree Farm
Christmas (we didn't get any family pics!)
We hope everyone had a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009

The girls and I headed to Hermiston with Derek and Stephanie on Wednesday.
Thursday, Christmas Eve we all went to Alvin and the Chipmunks. It was a
cute movie! That night Stuart arrived and we had Selah's family over for pizza.
(Selah is Ben's friend) Caleb, RaeLynn, and Ainzlee opened their one present,
which is always pajamas! We had a great Christmas! Tons of relaxing, eating
a lot and we also had the missionaries over for dinner. We got to talk
to Elder Ben! It was great, he is doing so good! The rest of the weekend
was just laid back. The girls had a wonderful time at Pop and Grammy's!
Christmas Eve, exciting to open a present!
Santa's little helpers!!
Caleb and the girls in their pajamas!
Pop being silly!
Everyone Christmas morning!
Ainzlee playin already!
RaeLynn waiting her turn, she is so excited!!
We hope everyone had a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

And then there was no..........

PACI!!!! Yeah I am so excited to say that Ainzlee has been paci free
for over a week now!! I am so overjoyed! She was very attatched to the
silly thing. When she wanted it she would make this sound, it sounded
like she was hyperventilating. It was really weird. The car has been
the hardest thing because she has nothing to do, but it is getting
better. Every now and again she looks in the kitchen drawer but when
she can't find it she just goes about her merry way!
I can't believe she is going to be 2 the beginning of January!
Love you Ainzlee!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mr. & Mrs. Claus and the North Pole

The girls and I stopped by the North Pole to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus!
It was so much fun! They got to sit on his lap and get their picture taken!
They got christmas ornaments, a christmas tattoo, wrote letters
to Santa and then had milk and cookies by the fire.
RaeLynn kept saying, " We are at the North Pole Ainzlee!"
Ainzlee was still sleepy!!
Ainzlee getting her Santa tatoo! She would show me
and say, "HO HO HO!"
RaeLynn showing off her Snowman Tat!
Their ornaments! I know you can't really see them. Rae got a
stocking and Ainz got a snowman!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thornton's Tree Farm

Over the weekend, we took the girls to Thornton's Tree Farm, and
found the perfect tree. My family came for the weekend and they
found their perfect tree too. It was such a blast. Caleb and the girls loved
feeding the animals! And of course the hayride was FUN!
Petting the goats!
Uncle Caleb & RaeLynn
Hardy Family on the hayride!
Ainzlee entertaining herself!!
(notice the spit bubble)
Rae and Ainz watching Papa cut the tree down!
Stuart did a great job cutting the tree, especially
since it was his first time!
Our Perfect Tree!
Caleb and Pop cutting down their tree!

Later that day we went to the Festival of Nativities that was hosted by our
Stake. There were about 350 nativities on display from all around the
world. We also watched members preform a live nativity. RaeLynn
loved the kids room where she could dress up as Mary and play in
the stable. She played Mary all weekend, with her Baby Jesus!
(no pics, forgot the camera) After we were done at the nativities we
took my DAD to Dairy Queen to get some ice cream for his
It was a GREAT weekend!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Blocks

I just love this time of the year! I do have to admit I was kinda bummed
to take down my fall decorations, but once I got my Christmas
boxes out I was super excited. I made the noel blocks using the other side
of my fall blocks! I had so much fun with it! I just love the green and red!
I also made some Christmas Countdown blocks! I did about 12 sets
for friends and family! What a great Christmas gift! My wonderful
grandpa cut the wood for me. I think I am going to need him to cut
some more. The girls have really had a lot of fun changing the
numbers each day!!