Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Tree

The day after Thanksgiving we all had our assigned places to be!! Brya, my Mom, Emma, Austin, Loren, and I went shopping.

Brad and Chuck took Madison, Dayton, Wyatt, and Jenna to get a Christmas tree!!

They started out smiling!
Hiked in a lot of snow!
Got covered in snow
Found the tree
Cut down the tree
(I want you to notice the saw is upside down, I can't figure if Brad thought that was safer or can tell the Mom's weren't there)
And ended crying!!!

We have since decided that next year we will be getting the tree on Saturday so everyone can go and take part in the fun!!

Who would want to miss that?!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Austin Hendrick Steffens

Meet Austin, or Tyrone, as Madison calls him!! He's Brya's fourth and was born November 14th!
He was 8 pounds 4 ounces and 22 inches long!! Brya got her wish, she had her last one the day before her 30th birthday!
The hospital room was REALLY full with all his siblings and cousins!!
He is just adorable!!
We are So happy to have him in our family!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


This year we went up to Fernley for Halloween. Chuck was deployed and Brya due in three weeks so we figured we'd go up there!
We had Dorthy (Jenna), two firemen (Dayton and Wyatt), and Pirate Princess (Madison) and a witch (Emma)!!

Because of Brad's new work schedule he was able to be there, we love the new schedule!!

Emma sat in the car dragging her pumpkin and foot while Brad pushed her around! She of coarse loved Trick or Treating!
Madison and the boys had so much fun running to the houses! The only one's Madison wouldn't go to were the "scary ones." On the way to one (I made her go) she was really scared so Brad and I held both of her hands and walked her up. After I was talking her about how it was just pretend and not really scary and that I wouldn't let anything happen to her and she looked up and said " I know, I know....its not scary!" Funny how we both had to hold her hands and then she "really wasn't scared!"

Everyone did so good and we had a lot of fun!!
After all the kids were in bed the adults watched "Tremmers" and I just have to say I remember being so scared of that movie when I was little and it is so not anymore!!