Wednesday, December 28, 2011

They're Engaged!

Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Bratton! 

Holy Moly! My baby is engaged! Nathan proposed to Jalen on Christmas morning!  I'm so thrilled for them!  They are seriously the cutest couple of all time!

We don't have a date set in stone, but we are hoping for a wedding date of 


Everything will depend on where Nathan gets stationed with the Navy and if he will be deployed after returning from Florida. 

Wow!  A wedding is in our future!  

Here are some engagement pictures that they had taken after the proposal.  Such beautiful pictures! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011

Joey was getting into the holiday season with his new candy cane bone! 

Our Tree with the presents all ready to go! 

Bill's Prime Rib was a huge hit!  Delicious!!

Christmas Dinner :) 
I love that all of the kids are together and enjoying each other's company. 
There was a lot of laughter from this little table!

I love my family!

Tyler...You're cute!

Ha ha...I really love this picture!  It shows how silly we all are.  Wow, that's alot of treats too! 

Taylor, Mike and Tyler

Courtney and Allie :)

We all played the game "Quelf" on Christmas night.  It is such a funny game!  We laughed so hard that at times, I couldn't breath.  Kaela had fun playing and laughing with the family!

Kaela and Papa...It's hard to explain, but Papa is sitting on "Santa's" lap and telling her what he wants for Christmas!  Too funny!

Friday, December 23, 2011

God Painted the Sky

The most beautiful sunrise EVER!!

Bill and I were laying in bed yesterday morning and we noticed the bright red light on the ceiling of our bedroom.  We quickly realized that the sunrise was going to be INCREDIBLE.  Yep, we were right! 
I couldn't grab my camera quick enough. 

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Getting Ready for Christmas

Busy little Elves at our house! 

I am so excited to get ready for Christmas this year!  It has been a blast decorating Heaven on Hayden!  I just wanted to say again, how peaceful our new house is!  I walk in the door and have an immediate feeling of calm that comes over me.  I feel so blessed!
HOH with Christmas Lights

I LOVE THIS DOG!  My sweet Joey!

Our tree is beautiful!  It's about 9 feet tall!
We went to my friend BK's Christmas party last weekend!  It was so much fun to get all dressed up and hang out with friends.  Oh and the chocolate fountain was sinful!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Civil War 2011

Ducks and Beavers and Huskies...

We had our very first party at our new house.  We had some family and friends over for the Civil War game!  It was so nice to see everyone and show some of our friends our new home! 

Jalen and Jordan on our back deck.  They are such good friends!

Taylor, Cassie and Cassie's Mom.  It was nice to finally meet her! 

Allie and Jalen

Jalen and Tyler

Taylor and Stacy

Our friend from High School, Adam, with his son and daughter

Husky Fans!  (The Apply Cup followed the Oregon Civil War Game)

Jalen, Jordan and Allie

Jalen, BK, Allie and Kaela

Jalen and Mommy

Allie and her friends from High School