Oh Happy New Year!

Going to Golden Gate on New Year's Eve with the Clark side of the family.
One of our favorite family traditions!
And a fabulous New Year's Eve party hosted by our dear friends Dave & Kelly Florenz (the newlyweds)!

Baby James makes another appearance!

 And then Brett and I started off the New Year right (on his day off--January 2) by hiking the Mormon Trail at South Mountain, with a picnic lunch at the top!

We are already loving the new year and are so excited for everything it has to offer!

Update--We Are Still Alive!

Well, I obviously took a break from blogging for a while, we just had too many fun and exciting things going on! 

Lots of Holiday get-togethers and celebrations with family and friends.

We got hot chocolate with the Whitings and drove around and saw Christmas lights.  We saw several decked-out houses, and even saw a house that coordinates the lights to Christmas music on the radio--it's crazy!

Here it is without the flash,
so you have a better idea of how "decked" these halls were!

We attended the annual Brown Family caroling party on the 23rd.  Complete with a delicious Mexican dinner and all piling onto the flat-bed truck to carol.   It was a blast!

Me & the adorable Breckyn on the trailer caroling

I had a lot of baby cuddling time...

Meet baby James (offspring of Jacob and Xanga) born December 9th

Meet baby Case (offspring of brother and sister-in-law Michael and Kami) born December 15th

Love those newborns! 
(And I'll have a couple more here to cuddle with soon, two more cousins both due in January!)

We got to play "Santa's Elves" on Christmas Eve in Willcox.
Putting together a trike and a train set

And the long-anticipated Disneyland trip with the whole Allred crew! 
We are talking all 45 of us (including 12 day-old Case!).

We are already missing Calvin & Susan, who are on their way to Chile as we speak.
We were the lucky ones that got to take them to the airport...
2 years feels like it will be forever, but we are grateful we get endless phone calls and skyping!