Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Florida Christmas

This Christmas was a Kreider Christmas, which means Florida!  I hate that my parents live so far away, but I love that when I go to visit them that it's in Florida.  The weather this year was perfect!

Kristopher and I went a few days before anyone else got there and got to do a few fun things with just our little family.  We took Colin to Animal Kingdom and Sea World.  I knew he would love both because of his love for animals.  It was so fun to see how excited he was to see everything.  He has a new found love of sea life.  He was in to whales before we went, but ever since we have been home he always talks about whales, dolphins, penguins, fishes, turtles, ect.  He really enjoyed seeing the killer whales and dolphins "splash in the water".  I have a feeling we will be returning there next time we visit my parents.

All my siblings and my Grandmother came in time for Christmas.  We all went out to eat on Christmas Eve.  It was so much fun to start doing all the fun little Christmas Eve things with Colin and my niece Blair.  I love that they are so close in age.  It was fun to see them get into Santa this year.  I hadn't seen my niece Izzy for almost 2 years and it was so fun to get to hang out with her.  I can't believe how old she is getting, she is growing up way too fast!  We all had so much fun getting to hang out with each other.  We hadn't all been together for two years.  I hate not living close to my siblings.  Kristopher and I have so much fun with them and we hope one day to live close by to them.  One highlight(s) of my trip was seeing my niece Blair fall in love with David.  She was borderline obsessed with him.  Wherever David was, Blair was not far behind.  She loved to hold him and rub his little head, all while saying "oh baby, oh baby, poor baby".  It was one of the sweetest things!  We did so many things and had such a great time.  I can't wait to go back!

Eating Mouse Ears at Animal Kingdom





Christmas Eve Dinner

Opening Christmas Pajamas

Cookies for Santa

Blair and Ma Ma 

Aunt Kiki and David

"Baby oh Baby oh Baby"

Watching The Lion King

Fun with Pa Pa

(the second time)

Waiting For The Parade

Having A "Modern Family" Moment

All the Grandbabies

Kristopher and Dad
Sweet Baby Boy

Uncle Jason and Izzy
Bath Fun
Sarah's Birthday


After we left, Blair went to The Magic Kingdom.  I had to just include these pictures because they are so sweet!  I love my beautiful Blair!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I have so much catching up to do.  The month of October was a great month for us.  My Mom was out here for 2 1/2 weeks and my Dad came for a week during that time.  It was so nice having them here.  My Mom was a huge help to me and Colin was in Heaven having his Mama Dee with him 24/7.  While my parents were here we did a lot of fun things.

We celebrated Halloween with Trunk or Treat and trick or treating on Halloween night:

Blessed David.  Kristopher gave such a beautiful blessing.  We had lots of support from our wonderful family and friends there.

We went to Temple Square,  This Is The Place, Park City,  Wheeler Farm and played lots:

I loved every minute I got to spend with them here.  I got a glimpse of what it would be like living by my parents.  I enjoyed the little things like going to Costco with them.  I thought it would get easier with time saying goodbye to them, but I think it just gets harder.  I love seeing them interact with my kids.  They are amazing parents and grandparents.  I am already counting down to our visit to Orlando during Christmas.