Sunday, December 30, 2007

Santa Came!

Well, Christmas has come and gone, and the kids loved every second. As usual we spent Christmas Eve with Adriana's family. We first went over to her grandma's for the traditional Christmas Eve get together. Afterwards Adriana's mom and sister came over and we opened up presents. On Christmas day the kids were kind enough to let us sleep in, but not too long. They tore through their presents, but were most excited about their bikes. We usually go over to my parents' house afterwards, but this year we invited my family over for Christmas dinner. We opened up more presents before dinner, and by the time we were done with our 3 sessions of unwrapping we had 3 big trash bags full of stuff and a garage packed with cardboard boxes. What a day!

One of Christian's favorites....a Venom mask with web shooter. He used up the entire can of "spider web" that day. The entire house was covered in it!

Here's Micaela showing off her new ride. Nobody gets more excited about Christmas than her....she's just as excited about her presents as others opening theirs, and she wants to help you open them!

Alina got a brand new baby of many she actually got this Christmas. She loves babies and takes as many as she can fit in her arms whenever we go somewhere.

Rylee just enjoying her first Christmas. With that smile she'll be getting whatever she wants!
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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas 2007

Well, another year is coming to an end. This has been a good year, full of ups and downs, but one event stands above the rest. In April we welcomed our 4th child into our little clan. Rylee Chanel has been a the sweetest baby we could've asked for. She has 2 older sisters and an older brother that love her and want to help her with everything. She looks just like her sisters but with dark hair. Christian turned 5 in October. He has loved going to preschool with his sister, and loves being in primary. His favorite thing right now is any transformer he can convince his grandma to buy him. Micaela will be 4 next March, and loves going to school with her older brother. Hard to believe this next Sunday will be her last in nursery, but she is Ms. Sunshine and makes friends with everyone she meets (scary for us as parents!) Alina is.... well, Alina. She is Ms. Mayhem, and chaos seems to follow her where she goes. But she makes us laugh with everything she does, even if it takes a while to stop being mad. And nobody gives hugs like Alina! Adriana and I just celebrated our 6th anniversary and we can't believe how fast time has gone by. Adriana is working with students at risk of dropping out of high school at Excelsior Education Center, and being personal progress leader in young women also keeps her busy. I will be testing for my insurance license to become an agent in January, and am in the Elders Quorum presidency. We're expecting big changes soon with us switching roles of who brings the bacon and who cooks it (although Adriana does more cooking than me, I'll admit). It hasn't been easy but we've grown to appreciate what each of us does for this large, young family of ours. We are blessed with more than we deserve, and continue to see those blessings daily. When all is said and done, we have our eternal family and can't ask for more. We hope all our friends and family have a great holiday season. Thank you for your love and friendships.
Love, The Redmonds (Jesse, Adriana, Christian, Micaela, Alina, and Rylee)

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007


My beautiful and my most favorite sister took me to see

Wicked last weekend.. It was amazing

Aren't we too cute!!

Thanks MJ for Wicked and the Spicy Basil Noodles.. Love you!
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Decorating for Christmas

As usual the girls are goofing around while...

Christian decided we were taking to long to decorate the tree

So he rounded up whatever he could find and decided he'd do it himself

Finished project... I helped!
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Getting Ready For Church

Having girls is so much fun... They love to primp and prep and it makes me laugh... To bad it never lasts long!!!
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