Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Card

For all those of you who sent me your addresses and didn't receive a Christmas card, don't feel too bad. I gave up this year. I'm too lazy. And I even had cute pictures to work with. But I did them last year for the first time and I just didn't get the warm fuzzy feeling I wanted, so this year I bagged it. Anyway, Trav may put together an email to send out. We'll have to see. I'm so lame. Ask me how much I care. I had better things to focus on. Like Guitar Hero.

My Husband is a Rock Star

Christmas came early at the Price household. We finally found Guitar Hero for the Wii online, and it came a few days early and we couldn't resist opening it. It's so fun. Travis is so funny. He says he can't play it unless he's dancing around. Ha ha ha. Thanks Justin and Marci for introducing us to the awesome world of Guitar Hero.
You have to love my sweet picture taking skills.

Why We Live Here

This was at about two this afternoon. Sunny and....RAINING???

Then this started. That's a little better.

And this is about 4:30 this evening. I love the snow and I love Utah. I hope it snows for five days straight, especially now that I have an SUV.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

My Favorite Part of Christmas

So this is the Nativity Scene Travis brought back from Brazil. It makes me laugh. And yes, it is displayed in a very noticeable part of our home because I love it so much. He wants to make a little barn to house it in. I had to prop up the baby Jesus because it makes me laugh so hard.
Ha ha. Baby Jesus is a black flower. Is this not the most hilarious thing you have ever seen???
So I have to tell a little story about our tree. I am not one of those people who likes to have a perfectly classy tree. Probably because I know I would suck at decorating it, and I don't like things that I'm not good at, so I just take the easy way out rather than learning. So the ornaments on our tree consist of some random red string things, those stupid balls that unravel (it's probably time to replace those, I just never think about it until it's too late) and some special ornaments from our wedding. This is where the story comes in.

When Travis proposed to me, there were four steps to the proposal. The first thing he did was take me up into the mountains to this special place we used to go to hang out. It's this little hammock thing his friends built. There he gave me the box that my ring came in. The next place we went was Lee's Mongolian restaurant in Ogden. There he gave me the other box my ring came in, with a little piece of paper rolled up in the shape of a ring that said "I love you". Then we went to the Nickelcade. (Don't ask, it was our first date.) I was playing a game and while I was playing he put my wedding band in one of those little round egg things that come out of vending machines and stuck it in there. Then we went to his family's cabin, and when I walked in there were two dozen roses on the table and a note that said I love you and when I turned around he got down on one knee and gave me my ring. How funny that it was so awkward, especially when we realized they had sized the ring too small and it didn't fit. Anyway, the point of me telling you this is that when he first gave me the box my ring came in up in the mountains, there were about thirty little pieces of paper in there that had reasons why he loved me. Some of my favorite examples are:

"I love you because you don't care where we go as long as we are together."
"I love you because you like to kiss me."
"I love you because you are so fun to be with."
"I love you because you pay your tithing, even when it is only $14.00."
"I love you because you are so sweet to me when you are not making fun of my squeaky voice."
"I love you because you hug me and kiss me in the car and make me wish we had a bench seat in the Jetta."
"I love you because you are the damn cutest thing in the world."
"I love you because I can read my patriarchal blessing and know that special spirit who will enter my life is you."

So, when my mom saw this, she took these special little sayings and made them into ceramic ornaments and hung them on a tree at our reception, along with tiny framed pictures of us and these cute little iron baskets. For the first few years we were married, we used this cute little tree for Christmas, but now we HAVE to have a real tree. I won't do it any other way, even if I have to vacuum six times a day. So every year, I get to take out all these ornaments and remember all the reasons my husband used to love me. Oh wait, he still loves me. He's the sweetest, most thoughtful man ever. I absolutely adore him. He's my favorite thing in the whole wide world, and he always does sweet things like this. I love you Travey.

Decorating The Tree

I always manage to look like I'm evil in pictures. Perhaps it's time for a new camera. You can see how interested the kids were in decorating the tree.
They put about four ornaments on the tree and then posed for a picture later. Otherwise, I think they couldn't have cared less about the whole process. Wait until their presents are under that three, then they'll think twice about shunning our Christmas tree decorating.
She's kind of cute. When she's not yelling "MINE" to everything and anything and sometimes nothing.

Jax says he wants to work at Weber State and Wal Mart when he grows up. Way to reach for the stars little man.

Brylee Aline Davenport


I know, I know. I've posted a thousand pictures of her, but look how cute she is!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

More of my cute kids

I like my baby and her cute new coat. She's pretty cute. Except she's REAL whiney lately. That's getting old.
Crappy picture but look at his goofy face. He's such a nerd but I love him.
He has the prettiest eyes. I kind of like that kid. He's my little man.

Sweet Baby

Aunt Katie loves babies.

Look at her poor face! She's thinking "get this kid off me!"
Emory's not sure how she feels about having a smaller baby in the house. Looks like she may not be ready to have a little brother or sister. Good thing for her that her mom isn't either.
Cute cute little baby Brylee. She is so pretty and so so sweet. Angie doesn't necessarily think she's so sweet in the middle of the night, but she was so cute when she was at our house. She just slept and let me hold her all day. I love her.
Jaxon liked her, although he's not exactly sure how to hold her. He kept walking up to her and laughing and kissing her on the head. It was cute. He thinks he wants a baby brother.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Funniest Thing Ever

Check out what Trav did today at work. His job is terribly taxing. He has little free time.


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Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas Cards

Anyone who would like a Christmas card, will you please leave a comment and post your address. Or, if you don't want to post it online, just email me at katielee_evans@hotmail.com. No, I have not changed my email address since I got married.
These little kids make me so happy. They were sick when we took these, and they were still so good. They are the sweetest little monkeys. I would not trade them or my sweet and terribly good-looking husband for anything in this world. I may not feel that way tomorrow, but right now that is how I feel.

More Family Pics


Cute little kids.
My baby is beautiful.
Two of my most favorite people in the world.

My kids are goofballs.

Family Pics

We just got back some family pictures that we had taken so I thought I would share. The quality is kind of funky cause I downloaded them, I don't have a disc yet. Maybe I will repost them when I get the disc. This is me and my little girl. She's so sweet and MY little girl.
My kids are so cute. And no, I was not supposed to be in the background. My bad.

We are going to have to rearrange heads to get some good family ones. Our kids were confused about where to look and when to smile apparently.
I like this one, especially will when it is completely edited and we have the sunshine off our heads.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Go Utes!!!

So, the big game is tomorrow. We, of course, are Ute fans, with Travis being an alumni. It's really funny though, because he HATED his time at the U. We are researching some PhD programs right now, and he is absolutely dreading going back there. So why are we such staunch supporters of the football team? I have no idea. But it's so fun.

Well, we have some friends who are BYU fans and have season tickets. Our friend, Rocky, takes his little boy to all the games. So tonight, Trav snuck into their garage and left a CD of the Ute fight song in his CD player for him to listen to on the way down. Then he decorated his car with sayings supporting Utah. AND we made some posters and are going to go display them on their lawn. Ha ha ha. We are going to be in so much trouble. I would love to take some pictures, but even after our insane shopping adventure this afternoon, we still forgot to get the right memory card for our camera. I'll be sure to work on that.

I'm not much of a football fan, but I say GO UTAH! I'm even less of a BYU fan, so I choose the lesser of the two evils. I sure hope Utah wins, otherwise things are going to get real nasty around our neighborhood:).
Here she is! Brylee Aline Davenport. Born November 21, 2007. They are home now and are doing so well. I'm so proud of them.
Isn't she cute? I think she looks just like Angie, with a little bit of Steve in the receding hairline.

They are the cutest little family! I love them. Kind of a cool story, Steve's sister isn't able to have kids, so they adopt. They are in the process of adopting their third child, and the birth mother was due a week after Angie. Well, she went into labor the same day as Angie and delivered so the cousins will have the same birthday. Adoption is such an awesome thing. Sometimes it's the only way for these babies to get to their families. I'm so excited for all of them. And I love my little niece.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Baby!!!

For those of you who care, my little sister Angie had her baby last night. They started her at about 6 last night, and she had her about 3:40 AM. Obviously, it was a long night. But she is such a cutie with fat little cheeks just like her mama's. My camera is still broken, and I'm too lazy to fix it, so I'll have to steal some pictures from my mom. They have not named her yet, but she was 7lbs 9oz and 21 inches long. It's so fun to be an aunt! The whole family is doing well and she only had to push for about half an hour before she came. The cord was wrapped around her neck a few times, so it was a little scary, but all is well. I'm so proud of my little sister and her hubby - they will be such good parents. Angie pretty much helped raise Jaxon for the first two years of his life, since I was still in school and working part time, so I know she will do an awesome job. She should probably have about ten kids. Anyway, fun news in our family!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Things Change So Fast

I've been wanting to do this for awhile, but haven't been able to find the pictures. This may only make sense to those of you who have been to my house, but I couldn't take recent pictures because I can't find my stupid memory card and we bought one tonight and it's the wrong one. Stupid. But anyway, this is what our neighborhood looked like two and a half years ago. This is the view from behind our house. For those who have never been here, it is absolutely packed with houses now. It makes me sad how fast time goes by.
This is the view from the side of our house. Do you think we can still see those mountains that clearly? Only if we drive around the corner.

This was the view looking at our house when they were digging the foundation. You could see clear back to the neighborhood about a mile behind us. Not now. But we love all our new neighbors. It has been so fun to be here and meet people as they move in. So if anyone is looking for a place to live, this is it. It's so awesome here. I love it so much.

Stay tuned for our weekend adventures...a few of my friends from high school and I took off for the weekend and stayed in Park City and went shopping. It was....immature to say the least. I'm sure you'll all look forward to hearing all about it.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Boring, boring, boring

Well, I realize my blog has been rather boring lately. But I do have a few excuses.

1. My mom took my camera memory card to develop pictures from the MTC, and I just barely got it back. Don't worry, my kids are still cute, even if you haven't seen pictures of them for awhile.

2. I was in St. Louis for about eight days. That was an...experience. I don't know how else to describe it. Good and bad, happy and sad, totally bittersweet. For those of you who don't know, Travis' sister was diagnosed with cancer about two months ago. She's only thirty and has four kids, her baby not even one at the time. You would think that this news would come especially hard for a family who lost their father to cancer, but not so. They just dug in and did what had to be done. They are amazing people. I love them. So anyway, she started chemo soon after, but as expected, it has been a little hard on her body. So family and friends are taking turns going out and helping during the process. I got my turn last week. I am so so grateful for it. I want to write some things down while they are fresh on my mind. And Shelby, if you read this, I love you.

You would think it would be hard to find people to watch your kids for eight days, five of them work days. But no. Somehow Heavenly Father makes it possible through people who serve. In fact, we had too many baby sitters. I was nervous about leaving my kids and taking care of someone else's for a week. I have some insecurities that I struggle with that I was really worried about. I can't even begin to explain how Heavenly Father sustained me through the week. In fact, it was one of the funnest trips I've had. I don't even know how to describe how it felt. It's hard to see someone you love and admire so much be sick. And lose her hair. And be sad. And have to go back for more. This is a woman who can do it all. She is amazing. It's hard to watch her be sick. But she does everything she can to make it easier on others, and to turn this into a good experience. I felt the Spirit so strongly the whole week I was there. There were sad times, and harder times, but ultimately there was something else there holding all of us up. I've never felt like that before. And in the midst of all her trauma, she somehow found ways to make me feel better about myself!

It has taken me three full days to settle back in. I have felt completely overwhelmed with emotion since I came home. I cried on the plane every time I thought about her. I feel so confused about how something so horrible can be such an amazing experience. I got a chance to hang out just me and Shelby. We talked till all hours of the night cause the steroids make it impossible for her to sleep. We watched many hours of What Not To Wear. I learned how to dress stylish for my body shape. I got a chance to bond with her kids that I would never get if my own kids were around. I got a chance to find out that I am stronger than I think I am, and that maybe I can do anything. I still cry when I think of her sometimes. I miss her lots. And my cute little nieces and nephew. I am so grateful for the gospel and for those who live close to her and take care of her, since so many of us who love her live so far away. The true point of the gospel is so evident in situations like this. Heavenly Father wants us to take care of each other and love each other. That is most important. He will take care of everything else.

So, Shel, thanks so much. I don't know what else to say. Other than that I love you and will be there any second that you need me. This is a totally new experience for me, but I am grateful for it. Even though it sucks! I'm so happy I am a part of the Price family. They are incredible, and they are not only Trav's family, they are MY FAMILY. And Shelby is not only my big sister, but one of my closest and most admired friends. I am grateful for her and for the example she is doing to all those who know her. So many people are being touched. And so many prayers are being answered. It's awesome to see.

If you're interested and want to check out what is happening with Shelby, check out the link on my blog.

So, that's where I have been and how I have been feeling lately. Life is hard sometimes, but you just keep on going. I guess we don't have any other choice. But ultimately, I have two perfect kids, a beautiful home, the sweetest husband alive, an amazing extended family and the gospel. I am happy.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bye Elder Mitchy!

Here's me and little Mitch at the MTC. I think one day he will hate me for always calling him little.
Here's the whole fam. All six of us together. Can't remember the last time that happened. Poor Angie. She's always front and center with her big old belly.
Trav and Mitch. Two of the best men in the whole entire world. My husband rocks. He is so awesome.
Mitch's tag in Mandarin Chinese. Good luck with that Mitch.
Oh, no! They've already started separating us! Even though it seems like last time I checked he was ten, we left my little brother Mitch at the MTC yesterday to serve in the Taiwan Taichung mission. Wow. He will be learning Mandarin Chinese and will be in the MTC for three months because the language is so hard. He is so smart and I am so proud of him. He truly is an awesome kid. And yes Lindsay, I feel the same way you do - where in the world did all the time go??? Next time I blink, Jaxon will be leaving - although I may not be okay with that. And don't worry everyone, I got my hair done that night, so my roots really aren't that bad.

Monday, October 15, 2007

I know, I know, I'll stop.

I can't help it. My kids have been so cute and good lately. I just love them a lot. And I will never do anything else with these pictures, so I figure I might as well post them. Why am I apologizing for what I put on MY blog???
Isn't she so pretty???
This is what happens when you tell Jax to smile for the camera. He becomes possessed and his eyes glow red. It's the freakiest thing.
First dress up. Our neighbor brought this stuff over last night. My little princess. I love her. She all of a sudden started talking in full sentences and paragraphs. She is so funny. Did I mention I love her?

Many Posts

I know I posted lots of stuff, but this is sort of my journal because I've NEVER done one except right after I graduated from high school, and it's embarrassing to read. And I know I posted backward, but I'm too lazy to fix it. I am sure I will have more pictures to post after Wednesday when little Mitch leaves for the MTC to serve in the Taiwan Taichung mission! Wow. Crazy how time flies. I'll probably go cry now.

Step 3: The Farewell

Sleepy time. Aren't they cute?
Uncle Steve will be such a good daddy when that baby comes in FIVE WEEKS!! Isn't he a cute guy?
I love my little brother and my dad. What great men we have in our family. Nice face, Dad.

Best uncle EVER! He played ring around the rosy with my kids for like an hour in the freezing cold the other night. He's a sweetheart.