Harmon's Haven

Meet amazing dad Robbie, mother-in-training Jesika, 7 year old best big sister Bree, 5 year old boy in every way Gabe, 3 year old who thinks he's 10 years old who makes us all laugh McKay,
and 9 month old sweetest Quinn Marie...the Harmon Family!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Christmas Fun!

We had a BLAST this Christmas break and were blessed to spend FOUR whole weeks in Utah!

Bree was just as excited to see everyone as they were to see her!

She even gave uncle Adam kisses! We started off our vacation in Provo with Robbie's family. One of our first stops was to the restaraunt we have been missing the most...Bajio!!

Bree LOVES black beans...even though they leave a little mexi-goatee!

We have been teaching Bree baby sign language and it was so fun to watch her start using her signs! Her first word and sign happened this trip and was "dog"... She loved the Harmon's dog Libby! Every morning she would wake up and do the sign for dog and say, "dog, dog".

One of Bree's favorite parts of being in Northern Utah was the SNOW!!

It was so beautiful at the Harmon's ranch in Southfork Canyon. We wish we could have spent more time there!

Bree loved eating the snow so much that we brought some in the house for her!

Christmas Eve was interesting because Robbie, his mom and I were all sick! We'll spare you the details, but let's just say it was out one end for some and out the other for others! We're greatful Bree didn't get sick though. And by Christmas morning we were all mostly better.
One of Bree's new favorite toys was a stroller! She did laps around the house every day, only stopping to say hi to the dog, or to climb up and down the stairs!
She also got lots of cute new clothes, including this pretty dress... is she smiling because she's cute or because she's with uncle Tanner?

But as you can see her favorite thing about Christmas morning was the wrapping!

The day after Christmas we headed down to St. George for more Christmas fun!

We started off with a fun fondu dinner, which is a Henderson Christmas Eve tradition. They had waited for us to have Christmas, so we got TWO Christmas days this year!

Bree loved the new wagon she got from Grandma and Grandpa Henderson and pushed it around like her stroller. But she also loved when Uncle Mike pushed HER around in it!

Bree learned some new things in St. George:

...how to do a fish face...

... and how to do "SO BIG!" (Grandpa's favorite!)

And she always has fun with Grandma and aunt Sarah in the bath! And as you can see she now has her top middle teeth!

Unfortunately our trip came to a close much more quickly than we would have liked. But it was a blast! It was such a blessing to have Bree be around everyone. The older I get the more I realize that family really does bring the greatest happiness. You can have all the money, fame or beauty in the world, but if you don't have good family relationships than you'll never be truly happy. Sometimes it takes work, but it's SO worth it! We love our families!! Thanks for such a wonderful trip!


owen & tara said...

It was good to see you at Becky's! sounds like you had a great trip!

Natalie said...

Cute photos. I am glad you guys had such a nice long trip. Sounds like so much fun. And the dress on Bree is so beautiful!

beans said...

Oh, Jes, Bree is just absolutely adorable...I think I've said that before, but you can tell she's got such a cute personality.
That's great you got to go back to UT and see everybody!

Todd, Rose and Emy said...

WE LOVE YOU GUYS! You are such examples to us with everything that you go through. We were so glad to get to see you even for a little while. Todd got an interview at VCU so we are slowly making our way closer to you. Let us know what your final plans are. You are one amazing, talented, beautiful, and spiritual powerhouse of a couple.

Your fans,
Todd and Rosie

Cara said...

I'm so sad you missed us in St. George! Let us know when you'll be there during the summer and we'll try to hook up sometime. Bree is so cute, I bet she and Marin would have fun playing. I like looking at pictures of your family too, I can't believe how much more grown-up your siblings look-- especially Sarah!

McGuire's said...

I loved the pictures Jes! I'm glad we got to see you one day during your trip! and Bree is the cutest thing!

arly said...

Jesika! I was just thinking about you and the junior miss days last night for some reason, and now I have found your blog! So much has happened since I last saw you. I think I saw you at BYU after our missions, but it's all a blur now. I remember seeing you in a group picture in the MTC that another sister in my mission had. Her room must have been near yours or something. Weren't you in Hungary? Anyway. How fun to see your family! Your daughter is beautiful!! Many (belated) congratulations! I'll have to get your e-mail so we can catch up. It's good to see you doing so well.

All the best!

Arly (Crawford) E.

Ashley Lefrandt said...

It was so fun to see you guys at here during Christmas! Little Bri is so cute. I'm so excited to have found your blogg!

Matt & Katie Hafen said...

Hi guys, in a round about way, I found your blog. It's awesome, and little Bree is totally adorable. I hope you guys are doing well, it was fun to see you over the break!
-Katie Hafen

Whalen Fam said...

hey jessika, its WHITNEY, hillary's sister. BREE is so dang stinckin cute! Wierd question but when is bree turning the big 1 year old?