Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

What a busy year this has been! We are busy with life and trying to slow down and enjoy our favorite time of the year with friends, family, and the Holiday Spirit! We are thankful for so much this year and hope 2011 will bring on new and exciting adventures for the us.

Kip- Had a rough end of the year, he was diagnosed with "Valley Fever" back in November and is continuing his full-time job, and part-time school. We have a great doctor here in Phoenix who is overseeing Kip's disease and we are in hopes we can get him back to full swing soon. Kip has 2 more semesters left until he will finally have his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and his Forensic Science Certificate. He is getting excited to finish up and get under way in a new career venture. So with being overly tired and fatigued from the disease he is in good spirits and we are so proud he has been able to keep up with his juggling act!

Jenni- Has stepped up game as mom, and is trying to keep positive and work hard. Jenni Lynn Designs is in full operation and picking up. Staying home with the kiddos is always fun and rewarding! (okay and a little stressful at times.) She is looking to the new beginning of 2011 and anxiously awaiting great and wonderful adventures it will bring!

Brody- 4 Years- Is loving Busy Bee Preschool with Ms. T! He is getting so big and loving it. He will be 5 in February and we can't believe he will be off to Kindergarten come August!! He loves playing with his buddy Maddox, being competitive, and anything sport related. He loves Hot Wheels and Transformers and has a witty comment for everything. He is a TERRIFIC big brother and mommy's biggest helper. Full of energy and so smart he is a great kid!!

Kiley- 1 Year- Hmmmm.... slightly crazy, Kiley is in to everything! She has an enormous personality and the best facial expressions ever. She loves to be the center of attention. She likes to play and tease her brother, and they are the best of friends. She likes to destroy anything she gets her hands on, and is sneaky too! She loves to dance and do whatever Brody is doing. She is a lover, and is "Daddy's little Princess!" She is a bundle of energy and keeps us on our toes, and is the perfect addition to our wonderful family!

SO that's us!! We hope all is well and want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! All our love, until next year.......

Friday, November 5, 2010

Halloween 2010


We are alive and sorta well! Sorry it has been so long for an update! The Kids and I were the Cat and the Hat and Thing 1 & 2. They were a very cute Thing 1 & 2 however!

Brody- My cheese-baller!

and then there is "Princess Kiley"

Yes we are here. Kip has been sick for a few weeks now and we are having a hard time finding out what is wrong. So we have been up to quite a bit! Kip is still working construction, but is in the finishing stages of his schooling. 15 more credits. So Fall semester next year.... YEAH! I have been busily working out of the home, being a mom, and fulfilling Kip and my callings as Wolf Den Leader and Cub Scout Master. Brody is full swing into Preschool and can't wait to start Kindergarten next year! Kiley is just CrAzY! She has become quit the character, and keeps herself busy teasing her brother, and getting into everything she is not supposed to. But when Daddy comes home she turns into a sweet little princess, and cuddles into him and bats her long eyelashes and gets whatever she wants. I never realized how young that little gimmick starts, but she has it down.

So yep that's yes. We are enjoying life and staying busy!

(I am considering going private so if I do not have emails, I need them.)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Kiley's 1st "Hello"

Here is Kiley after her nap, waving to Grandma for the first time! It's really cute!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a very...

Hello everyone!! Hope this year has brought you all much happiness and joy!! We have had a wonderful 2009. We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!

Russell Family Update

Last year was a tough one for us, and this year has been much better!! We are currently living in Queen Creek, Arizona with family and are loving every moment we are together as a family. Our family grew in July when we welcomed Kiley Lynn into the world!!! And we are doing great. Here is a little sum up of what we all have been up to:

* Kip- Has been busy completing his 4th semester in the Criminal Justice program he is due to possibly graduate as long as we stay on schedule in about a year and a half. He has also been working hard full-time with the same construction company doing flood, and fire repair/remodels for State Farm. He is busy which is a huge blessing today!!

* Jenni- Has been working at a couple different salons part-time. She is loving the opportunity to use her talents. She currently is working at Accents Salon in Queen Creek, AZ. She loves being home and enjoying life with 2 kiddos!!!

* Brody- almost 4!!! And is a ball of energy! He still loves anything to do with Buzz Lightyear, and is anxiously awaiting the day Toy Story 3 comes out. He loves playing with his cars, and has loved his "Sport's Camp" these past few months. He cracks us up everyday with his witty personality, and loves waking up to his new baby sister every morning. He loves her so much and is already protective.

* Kiley- Our new addition this year!! She is 5 months old already, and is the best baby!! She is rolling over, has figured out how to hold and put anything she can grasp right into her mouth. She is always smiling at everyone and everything. "Smiley Kiley" She is doing great and no longer looks like a preemie, she has surpassed our expectations, and her pediatrician. She is a rockstar and has come along way. She is strong and healthy and a wonderful blessing to our family!!

We look forward to the coming year and all that it may hold. We send our love and wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

The Russell Pack

Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Obsession...

My Brother in-law found this website. I am obsessed!! This is an online "Scrapblog" You can get designs for free!!! Create and post anywhere. You can order books, cards, & calendars. The books start out at only $9.99. There is more available for purchase also. Check out what I made with a free kit including 9 backgrounds, stickers, etc. You can make cards, invites, announcements , and so much more and it is simple to use. Then with a click of a button you can publish it, send it, post it. It is great!!! Go check it out!


There is two announcements below, I was just playing...